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Forbes: Women actors are “best value”

From US actor Scarlett Johansson to Jennifer Lawrence, Forbes names the top five “best actors for the buck” 2015 list,

China beats Hollywood with bizarre Tupac biopic

A bizarre, Tupac-themed film is headed for the big screen.

It’s hard to sell gun control to Bible-bashers

Pro-life views and advocacy for gun control are natural moral bedfellows, says new film Armor of Light.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn courtroom drama headed for the big screen

Warner Bros is producing The Libertine, a "comedic dramatisation" about Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid.

Roger Moore denies racist comments about Idris Elba playing James Bond

Roger Moore has denied making racist comments about Idris Elba’s chances of replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Superman reboot breaks box office records on US release

"Man of Steel" has made $125-million in its opening weekend in the US, lining it up to be the year's highest-grossing film.

Leonardo DiCaprio set to play Rasputin

DiCaprio is set to play the infamous Russian mystic and confidante of the Romanov Russian royal family, Rasputin, in a new biopic.

Oscars producers defend MacFarlane’s ‘irreverent’ stint as host

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say the "boobs song" presenter, who was criticised for his edgy jokes, did an "extraordinary job".

Qatar and Iran on rival missions to make films about Prophet Muhammad

Duelling biopics of Muhammad reflect differing traditions of Sunni and Shia Islam over depiction of the Muslim prophet.

Christian Bale to star in Ridley Scott’s Old Testament saga

The Dark Knight Rises actor is set to take the lead in Scott's forthcoming biblical epic, though there is competition to get the story to the screen.

Hollywood bigwigs pay tribute to ‘friend’ Chávez

Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone have paid tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died after a long battle with cancer.

The Hobbit: Back to box office stardom

The Hobbit has big shoes to fill, but the bookies bet that it will be bigger than The Lord of the Rings.

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