First 7 minutes of movie ‘Mortal Kombat’ released online ahead of release

LOS ANGELES: Warner Bros and New Line have released the first seven minutes of the upcoming martial arts fantasy film Mortal Kombat online. The film’s opening sequence features Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), whose family comes under attack from Bi-Han/Sub-Zero (Joe

Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee will head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in July, making him the first black person to take on the role. The New York filmmaker was supposed to perform the function at last year’s

Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ has wrapped up filming

LOS ANGELES: Director Matt Reeves revealed that his upcoming movie ‘The Batman’ starring Robert Pattinson has finished filming. Reeves, known for Planet of the Apes movies, took to Twitter to inform the fans about the news. The movie is penned

‘Avatar’ overtakes ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to once again become top-grossing movie

LOS ANGELES: ‘Avatar’ has once again become the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide after overtaking ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Avatar, which was re-released in China over the weekend, previously held the record until Endgame dethroned it in 2019. The film’s total

Ali Kazmi’s ‘Funny Boy’ among films eligible for Oscar nomination

Actor Ali Kazmi has expressed excitement as his movie ‘Funny boy’ has been declared eligible for nominations at the Oscars 2021. Taking to Twitter, Ali Kazmi expressed gratefulness for the Oscar academy for its recognition. What a list to be

George Clooney, Julia Roberts to play divorced couple in next film

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts are set to reunite for the upcoming movie ‘Ticket to Paradise’. The film, which hails from Universal Pictures and Working Title, will be directed by ‘The Best Exotic Marigold’ Hotel helmer

Christian Bale to play detective in Scott Cooper’s film

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Christian Bale is re-teaming with filmmaker Scott Cooper for his next feature ‘The Pale Blue Eye’. The Oscar-winning actor previously collaborated with the director for critically-acclaimed movies ‘Out of the Furnace’ and ‘Hostiles’. The new film

Moshin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ to be adapted into film for Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company announced six new projects in development for Netflix including a love story with a supernatural twist and a young adult thriller. The former president and first lady’s Higher Ground Productions will adapt British-Pakistani author

Netflix film ‘Mank’ tops Golden Globes nominations

LOS ANGELES: Netflix’s “Mank,” a black-and-white drama that dives into Hollywood’s Golden Age with the making of “Citizen Kane,” topped the nominations for the pandemic-delayed Golden Globes. “Mank” earned six nominations, including best drama, followed by fellow Netflix movie “The

Trailer of biopic on slain policeman Chaudhry Aslam released

KARACHI: The teaser for the upcoming biopic based on the life of slain Superintendent Police Mohammad Aslam Khan, known as Chaudry Aslam, has been released. The trailer for the film ‘Chaudhry the Martyr’ was released at an event held in

Short film ‘Lambee Raat’ released on YouTube

LAHORE: A digital entertainment platform has released the award-winning short film, Lambee Raat, for its audiences on its YouTube channel. Starring Saleem Miraj and Kisa Zehra as the lead characters, Lambee Raat won its First Judges Award at the digital

Tom Cruise slams crew for not following COVID-19 protocols

LONDON: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise expressed his frustration with crew members on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” after he saw them breaking COVID-19 guidelines. A British tabloid published the expletive-laden audio in which Cruise shouts after seeing two crew

Harrison Ford to return for fifth and final ‘Indiana Jones’ film

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood legendary actor Harrison Ford will return to the Indiana Jones film franchise for one last adventure. Disney confirmed that the 78-year-old actor would have a fifth outing as the adventurer before giving up the role for good.

Chris Evans to voice ‘Toy Story’ character Buzz Lightyear

LOS ANGELES: ‘Captain America’ actor Chris Evans is set to voice the iconic action figure Buzz Lightyear in an all-new animated film titled ‘Lightyear’. Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter announced during Disney Investor Day. Evans took to Twitter to

Johnny Depp dropped from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise

LOS ANGELES: Johnny Depp was forced out of the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise days after losing a libel case in Britain against a tabloid that branded him a “wife beater.” Depp said that Warner Bros movie studio had asked him

‘Fast and Furious’ series to end with eleventh film

LOS ANGELES: The highly-acclaimed “Fast and Furious” action film franchise will come to a conclusion after the 10th and 11th film. According to an entertainment daily, Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth films, will return

Joaquin Phoenix to play Napoleon in next film

NEW YORK: Famous Hollywood director Ridley Scott and actor Joaquin Phoenix have teamed up once again for a period feature titled ‘Kitbag’. The Joker actor plays French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The film marks the second collaboration between

‘No Time to Die’ film release delayed till 2021

LOS ANGELES: The release of the James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ has been delayed again to 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19 on cinemas. Film producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said on Twitter that the

Dwayne Johnson rips off metal gate with bare hands

LOS ANGELES: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was forced to rip off his electric gate from a wall with his bare hands to avoid being late to film scenes for his debut superhero movie. In an Instagram post, alongside a picture

Madonna to direct her own biopic

LOS ANGELES: After a nearly four-decade musical and acting career, Madonna is getting the biopic treatment under her own direction. Madonna has revealed that her next project will be the movie of her life and the final product should meet

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ nears $150 million mark worldwide

LOS ANGELES: Christopher Nolan’s latest film espionage thriller ‘Tenet’ is well on its way to collecting $100 million at the box office internationally. The film opened with a disappointing $20 million dollars in the domestic North American market. The film

Urwa Hocane allows husband Farhan Saeed a second marriage

LAHORE: Famous Pakistani actress Urwa Hocane has given a shocking response to Farhan Saeed’s second marriage, saying that she would not stop Farhan to marry someone else. Recently, an old video clip of Hocane surfaced on Instagram from her promotional

Netflix announces cast for Pinocchio animated musical film

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has announced the cast for the new Pinocchio stop-motion animated musical to be directed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro. The streaming site said that newcomer Gregory Mann will assume the title role along with Ewan McGregor as

Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ delayed by one year

MUMBAI: The production of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan has shifted to Turkey due to the continuing coronavirus crisis in India. ‘Laal Singh Chadha’ is an official remake of 1994 Oscar-winner ‘Forrest Gump’. It is

Mulan to release on Disney+ for premium price

LOS ANGELES: The Walt Disney Co. said live-action blockbuster ‘Mulan’ will be no longer headed for a major theatrical release and will debut in subscription streaming service Disney+ on 4th September. This comes with a catch as customers will have

‘Tenet’ to release internationally ahead of US debut

LOS ANGELES:  Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Tenet’ will be released internationally followed by the select cities in the United States in the latest plan for a return to moviegoing during the coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. said ‘Tenet’ will arrive in more

Norway allows filming Tom Cruise’s new ‘Mission Impossible’ movie

OSLO: The Norwegian government will make an exception for Tom Cruise and his crew to shoot parts of a new ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie in Norway this autumn without imposing quarantine requirements. Production of the seventh and eighth installments of the

Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Tenet’ postponed indefinitely

LOS ANGELES: The release of Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller ‘Tenet’ has been postponed indefinitely due to the uncertainty around reopening of cinemas. The film was originally scheduled to release on 17th July and then was pushed to 31st July. Warner

Hrithik Roshan, Alia Bhatt among 819 invited to Film Academy

LOS ANGELES: Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This includes casting directors Nandini Shrikent and Tess Joseph, costume designer Neeta

Joseph Gordon-Levitt make comeback after two-year film hiatus

LOS ANGELES: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has made a comeback to films after taking a two-year break to spend time with his family. The 39-year-old actor, who has two children with wife Tasha McCauley, said he has no plans to quit