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  • Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

    (Reuters) - The producers of "Padmavati" - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

  • Box Office: 'Justice League' Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros.-D.C.'s "Justice League" is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

  • Film Review: '12th and Clairmount'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's always fascinating to encounter a documentary about a historical event after you've seen the meticulously staged Hollywood version. Your hunger to take in the subject is probably ramped up a notch or two -- but beyond that, there's now an added point of interest, since a good documentary will shed powerful light on a question that lurks behind any piece of dramatized history. Namely: How accurate is it? "12th and Clairmount," an illuminating and innovatively crafted account of the 1967 Detroit riot, is a documentary that viewers will be eager to compare and contrast with Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit" (timed, like this film, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the uprising). That's likely to give it that much more of a specialty niche.

  • CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-German gay film festival banned in Turkish capital

    ISTANBUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Authorities in Turkey's capital banned a German gay film festival on Wednesday, the day before it was due to start, citing public safety and terrorism risks.

  • Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.

  • Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was Sleazy'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ben Affleck sat down Friday morning with Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show, where he discussed the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who was instrumental in launching his career.

  • James Franco Eyes 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Multiple Man'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox is in negotiations with James Franco to star in a movie about the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man.

  • George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22,' two decades after ER

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.

  • Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.

  • Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

    BERLIN, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.

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