MUMBAI: Movie-mad Indians and the cheap data packs on their smartphones could make India the biggest user-base market for IMDb over the next five years, the Amazon-owned movie rating website said on Wednesday. India is currently the site’s second-highest user base worldwide, but that is likely to change, IMDb founder and Chief Executive Col Needham told Reuters. “Film, television and music, as I am learning, are such a predominant part of the culture in India, it is a lovely fit with where IMDb is going,” Needham said…
LOS ANGELES: Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website. The law has been challenged in a lawsuit by the company IMDb, which is owned by Amazon.com Inc and operates a repository of information on the film and television industry. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the measure…
KUALA LUMPUR: Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund is seeking $6.5 billion from Malaysia's troubled state investment vehicle 1MDB, as it moves to settle a debt dispute through international arbitration.
WASHINGTON: Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film "The Good Lie," a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey.
NEW YORK: Actress Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut and star in the film adaptation of artist and writer Annie Weatherwax's book "All We Had," its producers said on Thursday.
MUMBAI: Mumbai-based Fox Star Studios said it will adapt the film in Hindi. “We think the story will have an emotional connect with Indian audiences,” Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh told The Hollywood Reporter. “The original English version was released here a couple of weeks ago and is still running.
LOS ANGELES: The "Guardians of the Galaxy" stormed into the box office with a $11.2 million opening night, Walt Disney Co said on Friday, and could outperform expectations if it keeps drawing viewers with a new leading man, strong reviews and social media buzz.
NEW YORK: Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine (Scarlett Johansson) in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy."