Beloved Original Star Wars Cast Strikes Back

Han, Luke and Leia back for new ‘Star Wars’ (via AFP) The original “Star Wars” movie blasted its way onto screens a long time ago, in a cinema galaxy seemingly far, far away — but Han, Luke and Leia will be back soon. Disney has announced the cast of the film just now entering production […]

Raves for Film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Movie review by Kenneth Turan. (via Los Angeles Times Video) Kenneth Turan reviews ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’.

The Muppets are Back in Theaters

The Muppets return for new escapade (via AFP) While animated wizardry makes basically anything possible for filmmakers these days, there is something comforting about the Muppets returning in all their floppy, fuzzy puppet-ness. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang are back to entertain…

Craziest Car Stunts in Movies

Top 10: The Craziest Car Stunts in Movies (via Fandango Movie Blog) By: Jacob Hall on March 10, 2014 at 11:46AM Car stunts have been a vital part of blockbuster filmmaking for decades, and each one seems to top the last when it comes to chases, crashes and barrel rolls. Need for Speed, starring Aaron Paul […]

Backstage at the 2014 Oscars

TIMELAPSE: Backstage at the Oscars (via Reuters TV) Backstage at the 2014 Academy Awards as the winners show off their Oscars in a timelapse by Reuters photographer Mario Anzuoni. (March 2014).

Oscar Nominee Interviews

The Oscars 2014: Interviews with this year’s nominees (via CBS News) The 86th annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Ellen Degeneres, is set this air this Sunday, March 2, on ABC. Stars like Tom Hanks, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and U2…

Whistling George…

George Clooney and cast show off whistling skills at The Monuments Men premiere in Berlin (via ITN) Subscribe to TheShowbiz411! George Clooney showed off his whistling skills during a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival. He was asked by a journalist to whistle the theme tune to his new movie The Monuments Men, […]

Scorsese Scores Another DGA Award Nomination

DGA nods give Scorsese, Russell new awards boost (via AFP) Martin Scorsese, David O Russell and Alfonso Cuaron gained new awards season momentum Tuesday with nominations from the Directors Guild of America (DGA), a key indicator of Oscars hopes. Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Russell’s crime caper “American…

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ movie review by Kenneth Turan (via Los Angeles Times Video) While ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ is a familiar story, LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says it’s one worth revisiting, especially with Idris Elba as Mandela. More movie reviews:

Mandela Film Premieres in South Africa

Film on Mandela’s life premieres in South Africa (via AFP) A long-awaited film on the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela premiered in his native South Africa on Sunday, stirring emotional memories of the country’s turbulent history. The movie “Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom”, largely based on his autobiography…

Best Decade for Film Creativity: 1960’s

Stats Say 1960s Produced Most Creative U.S. Films (via Repost Video News) A new study ranks film eras by creativity and novelty through examining keywords used in promotions and quotes from films.

Tom Hanks at London Premieres

Hanks bookends London Film Festival with latest releases (via AFP) Hollywood star Tom Hanks opened the London Film Festival on Wednesday with his new film “Captain Phillips”, based on the true story of a ship attacked by Somali pirates. The 57-year-old will also close the festival playing Walt Disney in new release…

Boomers Love Ben as Batman

Ben Affleck Is the New Batman (via NewsLook) Video News by NewsLook This news is either really good or really bad! It seems no one is falling in the middle here. You either love it or hate it: Ben Affleck is the new Batman!

Clooney to Open Venice Film Festival

Bullock, Clooney to open Venice film fest (via AFP) Hollywood heavyweights Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the Venice film festival next month with their new movie “Gravity” where they play two astronauts on an ill-fated mission. The thriller by cult Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron will…

“Swan Lake” in 3D at Theaters Around the World

Russia’s Mariinsky theatre premieres 3D Swan Lake (via AFP) In a first for ballet, Russia’s legendary Mariinsky theatre will project every pirouette of its classic “Swan Lake” in 3D to cinema audiences around the world this week, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. As the venerated troupe performs Tchaikovsky’s ballet on stage in the northwestern city […]