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'Mamma Mia!' sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere


LONDON Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of "Mamma Mia" took over a London theater on Monday for the film sequel's world premiere with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and pop diva Cher among the attendees. | Video

China big-budget fantasy epic pulled after box office flop

SHANGHAI/BEIJING A Chinese blockbuster hopeful backed by Alibaba Pictures Group and with a reported budget of over $100 million, was abruptly pulled from cinemas after a lackluster opening weekend at the box office. | Video

Jul 17 2018

Cancer drug movie strikes nerve in China, becomes box-office hit

BEIJING A low-budget Chinese movie about a leukemia patient who turns to smuggling cheaper cancer drugs from India has struck a chord with Internet users and even the country's leaders, spotlighting national anxieties about unaffordable hospital care.

Health, Jul 18 2018

Box Office: 'Skyscraper' Gets Rocky Start as 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Checks In at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It turns out Dwayne Johnson was no match for Dracula and company.

Jul 15 2018

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

LOS ANGELES Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. | Video

Jul 13 2018

McQueen thriller 'Widows' to open London Film Festival

LONDON British director Steve McQueen will open his first major feature since "12 Years a Slave" won an Oscar in 2013 when thriller "Widows" kicks off the BFI London Film Festival in October. | Video

People Jul 13 2018

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' premieres in Paris

PARIS The sixth installment of spy movie franchise "Mission: Impossible", which sees actor Tom Cruise leap from a military plane 25,000 feet above Paris, premiered on Thursday in the French capital. | Video

Jul 12 2018

Acclaimed "Downton Abbey" TV series to be turned into a movie

LONDON A movie is to be made of "Downton Abbey", the award-winning television period drama about a British household in the early 20th century, and the original stars will reunite for the project.

Jul 13 2018

New 'Mission: Impossible' ups the action with skydiving Tom Cruise

PARIS A skydiving Tom Cruise returns this month for the latest stunt-packed installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, which co-star Simon Pegg promises "ups the bar" for action.

Jul 13 2018

'Indiana Jones 5' delayed again, until 2021

LOS ANGELES Harrison Ford's big screen return as adventurer Indiana Jones has been pushed back until 2021, Walt Disney Co announced on Tuesday, two years after the fifth movie in the action franchise was first scheduled to be released.

Jul 10 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