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Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The 'pro-life' movie produced by a Christian studio brings in more than $8.6 million to date

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Jan 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Seoul says Sony attack bears hallmarks of N. Korea

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:01 PM

It also notes the similarities between the attacks on Sony Pictures and those against South Korean banks and others in March last year

'The Wolverine' leads box office pack

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:58 AM

The 6th installment of the X Men franchise took in US 55 M

FIERCE AND FURIOUS. Logan aka The Wolverine is back in his element. Image from 'The Wolverine' Facebook page

'Despicable Me 2' tops in US for a second week

Jul 15, 2013 - 7:41 AM

Minions adults and gigantic robots rule ticket sales in the US

WATCH IT AGAIN. The Minions are lovable and fun to watch. Image from the 'Despicable Me 2' Facebook page

'Despicable Me 2' tops American box office

Jul 08, 2013 - 8:08 AM

Gru and his minions reign the US box office

CUTE GIBBERISH. Catch the minions in 'Despicable Me 2.' Image from the movie's Facebook page

'Monsters University' leads US box office

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Mike and Sulley s back story continues to charm Pixar fans

THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. Mike Wazowski is constantly ‘MU’s’ life of the party, though not always in voluntary ways. Image by Disney/Pixar

Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:16 AM

The A listers joined Bruckheimer at a ceremony adding his name on the famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk

THE MAN BEHIND THE PIRATES. Jerry Bruckheimer at the premiere of 'Dark Shadows' in May 2012

'Monsters University' opens at top of class

Jun 24, 2013 - 7:23 AM

The adorable monsters and Brad Pitt s zombies are neck and neck

YOUNG MIKE. Bright-eyed and ready to learn how to scare. Image from the 'Monsters University' Facebook page

'Sopranos' actress remembers Gandolfini

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:42 AM

The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I ve ever known

TONY SOPRANO'S CARMELA. 'He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words'

Robert Downey Jr back in 'Avengers' sequels

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Cult director Joss Whedon will again write and helm The Avengers 2 slated to begin production in March 2014

HE'LL BE BACK. Robert Downey Jr will be seen in his Iron Man suit in the next two 'Avengers' movies. Photo from the 'Iron Man 3' Facebook page

Edward Furlong charged with assault

Jun 19, 2013 - 9:46 AM

The actor is charged with assaulting his girlfriend

GUILTY AS CHARGED? Edward Furlong at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Green Hornet' in 2011

DreamWorks Animation, Netflix seal deal

Jun 18, 2013 - 8:11 AM

This is an unprecedented commitment to original content in the Internet television space

THE OGRE IS BACK. 'Shrek' returns to screens via Netflix. Image from the 'Shrek' Facebook page

Spielberg, Lucas warn of film 'implosion'

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:45 AM

There s going to be an implosion where 3 or 4 or maybe even a half dozen mega budget movies are going to go crashing into the ground

CONCERNED FILMMAKERS. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the Golden Globe Awards in 1999. Spielberg won Best Director for 'Saving Private Ryan.'

'Star Wars VII' to film in Britain

May 11, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The next chapter of the Star Wars movie franchise will be produced in Britain

BACK TO BRITAIN. Producers revisit the origins of 'Star Wars' for the new movie. Photo from the 'Star Wars VII' Facebook page

Disney star Annette Funicello dies, 70

Apr 09, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family synonymous with the word Mousketeer and a true Disney Legend

FOREVER MOUSEKETEER. Annette Funicello, 1942-2013. Photo from the Annette Funicello Facebook page

Pulitzer-winning film critic Ebert dies, 70

Apr 05, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Roger Ebert was a passionate critic who understood that he needed to not only appraise films but be a champion of cinema

FAREWELL, MR FILM CRITIC. Roger Ebert, 1942-2013. Image from the Roger Ebert's Film Festival Facebook page

'Warm Bodies' tops US box office

Feb 04, 2013 - 6:43 AM

Spielberg s Lincoln returns to the top 10 list

ZOMBIE LOVE STORY. 'Warm Bodies' stars Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult. Image from the 'Warm Bodies' Facebook page

2013 Sundance film fest winners

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:24 AM

The month long fest ends with a bang in Utah in the middle of the celebrated Awards Season

SUNDANCE WINNERS. Actor and acting teacher Jake Macapagal (3rd from left) with Richard Mettler, JM Rodriguez, director Richard Ellis, Ana Abad Santos, and John Arcilla. Photo from Jake Macapagal's Facebook page

'Hansel and Gretel' tops US box office

Jan 29, 2013 - 7:52 AM

The action packed take on the Grimm fairy tale tops cinema ticket sales in N America

WITCH-HUNTING SIBLINGS. Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel. Photo from the 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' Facebook page

'Django Unchained' dolls banned by eBay

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:38 AM

These were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy

RACIST. eBay deems the 'Django Unchained' dolls offensive and bans their sale. Screen grab from YouTube (SanfordWatch)

Sundance film celebrates photographer Tim Hetherington

Jan 23, 2013 - 2:31 PM

One half of a good team is gone so the living decides to pay tribute to his fallen partner

IMAGE-MAKER. Tim Hetherington, 1970-2011. Photo from the RIP Tim Hetherington Facebook page

Spielberg, Hooper get DGA nominations

Jan 09, 2013 - 1:22 PM

Ben Affleck and Ang Lee also receive nominations from the Directors Guild of America

TOP CONTENDER. 'Lincoln' director Steven Spielberg heads the list of DGA best director nominees. Photo from the Steven Spielberg Facebook page

'Texas Chainsaw 3D' dethrones 'The Hobbit'

Jan 07, 2013 - 10:23 AM

The horror flick dislodges the Peter Jackson film from the top spot

SCARY NEW YEAR. Heather Mills (Alexandra Daddario) stars in 'Texas Chainsaw 3D.' Photo by Justin Lubin from the 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Facebook page

Oscars to include James Bond tribute

Jan 05, 2013 - 9:06 AM

Academy Awards to recognize 50 years of the world s sexiest spy

50 YEARS AND COUNTING. The longest-running film franchise does not show signs that it will ever stop — and we hope they won't! Image from the James Bond Facebook page

Who will buy Bruce Lee's home?

Oct 25, 2012 - 12:35 AM

According to a report the legend s Hong Kong home will be put on sale

A LEGEND's HOME SHOULDN'T go down to the dogs. Bruce Lee's photo from the Bruce Lee Facebook page

Justin Timberlake weds Jessica Biel

Oct 21, 2012 - 4:29 AM

The couple tie the knot in romantic Italy

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA Biel are now officially Mr. and Mrs. Timberlake. Image from Facebook

'Argo' recounts Hollywood role in Iran crisis

Oct 13, 2012 - 2:58 AM

The amazing real life story is set to be screened in Manila theaters on October 17

BEN AFFLECK AS TONY Mendez on the set of 'Argo.' Image from the movie's Facebook page

Tim Burton goes back in time to childhood

Oct 08, 2012 - 5:37 PM

The director best known for dark weird and memorable film projects reveals part of his childhood in his latest stop motion movie

'DARK' DIRECTOR TIM BURTON. Image from the Tim Burton Facebook page

'Taken 2' debuts on top in US

Oct 08, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Have you seen Taken 2 ? Let us know what you think of it by sending in your 5 sentence review to desk@rappler com

WITH 'TAKEN 2,' LIAM NEESON is now a certified blockbuster action star. Image from the 'Taken 2' Facebook page

Seth MacFarlane to host Oscars

Oct 02, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Oscars fans can look forward to refreshing wit and comedy in 2013

MACFARLANE, THE GENIUS BEHIND 'Family Guy' and 'Ted' who is also known for his deep voice, will host the next Oscars. Screen grab from YouTube (MegaMrTrailers)

Ready for another 'Activity'?

Oct 02, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Here is the latest cult horror saga just in time for a pre Halloween scare

A STILL FROM 'PARANORMAL Activity 4' from the movie's Facebook page

Best actress Oscar sells for US$430,000

Sep 27, 2012 - 9:33 AM

Actress Joan Crawford s trophy is sold at an auction

JOAN CRAWFORD WAS MILDRED Pierce. Image from Facebook

Two movies on top of US box office

Sep 24, 2012 - 5:11 AM

End of Watch and House at the End of the Street joint top the American box office

'END OF WATCH' STARS Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena at the LA premiere of the movie. Image from the movie's Facebook page

Oscar nominations set for January 10

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:19 PM

For the first time ever voting will be done online

THE OSCARS. Image from Facebook

'The Possession' still tops in US

Sep 10, 2012 - 3:33 AM

Looks like people really love scary movies — and Batman

'THE POSSESSION' SOUNDTRACK COVER from the movie's Facebook page

Kristen Stewart steals thunder in Toronto

Sep 09, 2012 - 2:00 PM

The Twilight star tries to put the cheating scandal behind her

KRISTEN STEWART WITH 'ON the Road' director Walter Salles and co-star Sam Riley at the Toronto Film Festival. Image from the Kristen Stewart Facebook fan page

Dreamworks CEO to get honorary Oscar

Sep 07, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Jeffrey Katzenberg is recognized for doing more than just production work

PRODUCER AND PHILANTHROPIST JEFFREY Katzenberg of Dreamworks. Screen grab from YouTube (freetvaust)

Tom Cruise, Scientology deny auditions

Sep 06, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Did they or didn t they? Only the actresses can reveal the truth

IMAGE FROM THE TOM Cruise community page in Facebook

French film fest screens 'Bourne Legacy'

Sep 04, 2012 - 3:15 PM

Now French moviegoers get to see the famous chase scene shot in Manila

RACHEL WEISZ AND JEREMY Renner in a poignant scene from 'The Bourne Legacy' shot in Manila. Image from IMDb/Universal Pictures

'The Possession' tops N. America box office

Sep 04, 2012 - 1:46 PM

Here are the movies that did well in the US box office

IMAGE FROM THE POSTER of 'The Possession' from Facebook

Lindsay Lohan escapes new Hollywood prosecution

Aug 29, 2012 - 6:19 PM

Is the actress finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel?

ACTRESS LINDSAY LOHAN. Image from Facebook

'Expendables 2' keeps lead in US

Aug 27, 2012 - 6:02 AM

FROM 'THE EXPENDABLES 2' poster. Photo by Frank Masi/Lionsgate

Indian film confronts domestic servants' plight

Aug 26, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Delhi in a Day exposes the plight of household workers in the country

NEWCOMER ANJALI PATIL PLAYS Rohini, a household servant, in 'Delhi in a Day.' Movie still from the movie's Facebook page

Syphilis scare prompts call to halt porn shoots

Aug 23, 2012 - 8:38 AM

Five actors were reported to have the sexually transmitted disease as of last week


Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at age 95

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:51 AM

The world remembers and thanks one of America s foremost female comics

PHYLLIS DILLER MADE COMEDY out of self-deprecation. Screen grab from YouTube (CNN)

'Expendables 2' guns to top of N. America box office

Aug 20, 2012 - 10:35 AM

While Bourne Legacy still screens to sold out cinemas in Manila it slips to second in the US

TRIPLE THREAT. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis in a scene from 'The Expendables 2.' Photo by Frank Masi/Lionsgate

Uncensored 'Spartacus' screened

Aug 16, 2012 - 3:55 PM

The complete movie includes a homoerotic scene that censors cut out when the movie first screened


'Bourne' bests Batman in the US

Aug 14, 2012 - 11:23 AM

The 4th installment of the Bourne series tops the North America box office

'THE BOURNE LEGACY' stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. Movie still from Universal Pictures/IMDb

Natalie Portman weds 'Black Swan' love

Aug 07, 2012 - 11:21 AM

The beautiful actress who grew up before our eyes is now officially off the market

NATALIE PORTMAN. Image from Facebook