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'Dirty Dancing' sequel in the works with original star Jennifer Grey


LOS ANGELES Jennifer Grey, the actress who starred opposite Patrick Swayze in romantic drama "Dirty Dancing," will appear in a sequel to the classic 1987 movie, the studio behind the film announced on Thursday.

'Made in Italy' film becomes healing process for Liam Neeson and son

Eleven years after the sudden death of actress Natasha Richardson, her husband Liam Neeson and their son have found renewed healing in their first film together, "Made in Italy."

Italy Aug 05 2020

Disney's 'Mulan' to skip most movie theaters for streaming

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Aug 05 2020

Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' to open in 70 countries starting Aug. 26

LOS ANGELES Director Christopher Nolan's thriller "Tenet," delayed several times by the coronavirus pandemic, will debut in cinemas in over 70 countries starting Aug. 26, AT&T Inc's Warner Bros. movie studio said on Monday.

Jul 27 2020

UK sets up $647 million emergency insurance fund for film and TV

LONDON Britain has announced a 500 million-pound ($647 million) fund to help television and film companies restart productions after companies complained they were unable to get insurance because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Television Jul 28 2020

Regal Cinemas to reopen U.S. theaters on Aug 21 with new protocols

Regal Cinemas said on Monday it plans to reopen theaters in the United States on Aug. 21, as the theater chain is counting on big-budget movies such as "Tenet" to help lure audiences out of their homes during the pandemic.

Jul 27 2020

Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel

SINGAPORE Singapore researchers have developed "electronic skin" capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain. | Video

World, Science, Health, Aug 04 2020

Norway quarantine is no obstacle for secret agent Ethan Hunt

OSLO The Norwegian government will make an exception for Tom Cruise and his crew to shoot parts of a new "Mission: Impossible" movie in Norway this autumn without imposing quarantine requirements, a minister said on Friday.

Norway Jul 24 2020

Disney postpones 'Mulan' indefinitely, Paramount moves 'Top Gun' sequel to next summer

Walt Disney Co on Thursday postponed the debut of its movie "Mulan" indefinitely, dealing a new blow to theater operators that were counting on the live-action epic to help attract audiences during a pandemic. | Video

Jul 24 2020

Cinemas in China begin to reopen after six-month coronavirus closure

SHANGHAI Some cinemas in Chinese cities from Shanghai to Chengdu reopened on Monday after a six-month closure, raising hope that the world's second largest movie market can start to recover from painful losses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health, World Jul 20 2020

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video