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Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' propels to $125 million opening


LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start.

Japan's 'Shoplifters' steals the show to win Cannes Palme d'Or

CANNES, France Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for "Shoplifters", a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists. | Video

Japan May 19 2018

Haunted by Don Quixote for 25 years, Terry Gilliam finally gets his epic out

CANNES, France Terry Gilliam finally brought his epic "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" to the screen on Saturday, after a 25-year struggle to make a film afflicted by financial, legal and logistical obstacles, illness and death. | Video

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Hollywood's China dreams get tangled in trade talks

BEIJING Hollywood's push for greater access to China's booming film market - delayed since last year - has become tangled in broader trade talks between Washington and Beijing, a potentially thorny position amid whipsawing trade relations.

China May 19 2018

Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme

CANNES, France "Girl", a film about a transgender teenage girl's quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 18 2018

Vanessa Paradis revels in gay porn director role in Cannes slasher

CANNES, France Vanessa Paradis has come a long way from "Joe Le Taxi". The French actress, who shot to fame as a teenage pop singer, stars as a director of hardcore gay porn films in a movie that screened at the Cannes Film Festival this week. | Video

May 18 2018

Jennifer Aniston to star in same-sex White House comedy film

LOS ANGELES Jennifer Aniston will portray the first female - and first gay - U.S. president in a comedy film for Netflix, the streaming service said on Friday.

May 18 2018

Weird romance "Border" wins Un Certain Regard at Cannes

CANNES, France An unusual Scandinavian movie about a relationship between two outsiders that Variety said was "destined to be a cult classic", won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes on Friday. | Video

May 18 2018

Tipped for Cannes glory, Beirut slum actors play their real lives

CANNES, France The actors in a film tipped for prizes at Cannes were not only amateurs plucked from the streets, they were also living lives as precarious as those of their characters, with one thrown in jail during the shoot and another deported afterwards. | Video

May 18 2018

Brave Chihuahua from Italian crime movie wins Palm Dog

CANNES, France A tiny chihuahua won the "Palm Dog" award at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, for its performance in "Dogman", an Italian film about an animal groomer who reluctantly gets involved in burglary. | Video

May 18 2018

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