• Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:59 +0000
    VR fever has infected Sweden’s biggest musical export: Pop group Abba will recycle decades-old hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia” for the 21st-century digital medium of virtual reality. The foursome hasn’t performed together publicly for 30 years, but Abba sees the potential to make money from their global fanbase with an immersive VR entertainment experience.... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:31 +0000
    NatGeo is finally dropping “Channel” from its name. A year after bringing all the other National Geographic entities — the magazine, the National Geographic Society — under the 20th Century Fox corporate umbrella, National Geographic Partners is going to start acting like one big adventurous family, and it’s giving itself a new tagline to boot:... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:43:12 +0000
    MADRID — The head of La Liga, Spain’s annual national soccer club tournament led by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, has slammed plans for a multi-billion dollar European Super League as an alternative to the established Uefa Champions League. Javier Tebas, president of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional, called the Super League idea “reckless... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:40:43 +0000
    Comcast delivered strong third quarter earnings on Wednesday, powered by the Rio Olympics, advertising gains at NBC and Universal’s animated hit “The Secret Life of Pets.” The company’s theme parks also delivered another quarter of double-digit gains. Comcast’s revenue of $21.31 billion, up 14.2% from the year-ago quarter, topped analysts’ expectations while earnings per share... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:03:00 +0000
    Acting star Tadanobu Asano was named as one of three recipients of the annual Asia Pacific Producers’ Network awards in Tokyo today. Two other recipients — also both from Japan — were director Isao Yukisada and young actress Nanami Sakuraba. A superstar on home turf , with credits including  “Ichi The Killer,” and “The Blind... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:02:10 +0000
    JOHANNESBURG — The first edition of the Joburg Film Festival will open Oct. 28 with the world premiere of “Mandela’s Gun,” a long-awaited portrait of an untold chapter in the life of the South African icon. Directed by John Irvin, pic is a documentary-thriller hybrid that tells the story of the pistol Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:00:54 +0000
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is debuting some of her closing arguments in her campaign ads, including a spot that is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Titled “Example,” the spot contrasts Clinton’s career with that of Donald Trump, positioning it as a choice of “who will we entrust our country and their future to.” For example, the ad... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:16:25 +0000
    Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures is to pursue the expansion of its theatrical cinema operations in China despite the dramatic recent slowdown in the mainland Chinese box office. The company will next year open Emperor Cinemas in megacities Chengdu and Chongqing, both housed within Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department stores. In a statement EMP said that... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:06:10 +0000
    Lady Gaga got her driver’s license just a few months ago… so it’s only natural that James Corden would take her out for a driving test. The superstar appeared on Corden’s “The Late Late Show” and partook in its popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, joining the host to belt out some tunes on the way to... Read more »
  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:42:11 +0000
    On their third film and their third premiere, the cast and crew of Ron Howard’s “Inferno” said on Tuesday night in Los Angeles that the thriller and the larger franchise built on Dan Brown’s novels remains fresh, because of the many layers of story-telling. “The movies entertain different people in different ways,” director Howard said... Read more »
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