LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Julianne Moore will be dipping her toes into the young adult film universe with a key role in the two-part final installment of "The Hunger Games," the film franchise's distributor Lionsgate said on Friday. Oscar-nominated actress Moore, 52, will play President Alma Coin in "Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2. Coin is the leader of the rebel alliance against the dictatorship running the fictional capital city Panem in the novel's dystopian future setting. ...
The Disney film about a brave Polynesian teenage girl on a risky mission to save her people has raked in a total of $120 million since its opening on Thanksgiving Day, Exhibitor Relations said. The Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," stayed in second place from last weekend during its third week in theaters, chalking up $18.5 million for a total of $184 million so far. Acclaimed alien invasion movie "Arrival," starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, jumped from fifth to third place, posting $7.3 million in weekend revenue after it received 10 nominations from the Critics Choice Awards last week, including for best picture, director and actress.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor Orlando Bloom scored mixed reviews on Friday for his Broadway debut in a modern-day, interracial remake of "Romeo and Juliet," William Shakespeare's classic tale of doomed, young lovers. Bloom, the star of Hollywood blockbusters "Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," plays Romeo opposite Tony-nominated stage actress Condola Rashad in the David Leveaux production that opened on Thursday night. The New York Times praised Bloom for a "first-rate debut" but other critics were less enthusiastic, saying he lacked stage presence. ...
Al Pacino, The Eagles, James Taylor, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and Argentine pianist Martha Argerich were celebrated Sunday for their lifetime achievements at the last major arts gala attended by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The first couple received an extended standing ovation as they entered the Opera House of the Kennedy Center, a monument to the late president John F. Kennedy. It's the best Christmas present!" Staples told AFP on the red carpet about receiving a Kennedy Center Honor, considered the nation's highest recognition for performing artists, just before Obama leaves offices.
By Julie Gordon TORONTO (Reuters) - Controversial Canadian director Paul Haggis is back in Toronto with his latest feature, which may end up being even more divisive than "Crash," his 2004 story of racism, love and interlinking lives that won the Oscar for best picture. In "Third Person," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Haggis again creates a multi-character drama, this time exploring the themes of love, trust and guilt. "This is an incredibly personal story, the way 'Crash' was an incredibly personal story," Haggis told reporters after the film's ...
By Julie Gordon TORONTO (Reuters) - A few years ago, a successful run on the festival circuit might have propelled a small independent film into a limited art-house run and then onto the shelves of the local video store, where for the most part, it would be forgotten. The rise of streaming and Video on Demand (VoD) is changing that model, allowing independent filmmakers to skip the studio distribution process and tap directly into new audiences on their computers, smartphones and television sets. ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Kerry Washington, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the ABC television drama "Scandal," was named the "World's Best Dressed Woman" by People magazine on Wednesday. Washington, 36, headed a list that included Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and actresses Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Kate Bosworth. "I don't wear a lot of pants," Washington said in a statement announcing the honor. "When I go somewhere I want to know I'm going to be comfortable and I'm dressed for the event. ...
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