Sony Pictures cancelled their planned Dec. 25 release of the film “The Interview” Wednesday, after four major theaters — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike — pulled screenings following threats of attacks on movie-goers and theaters that showed the film.
Twenty-five films will be archived as the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant works in cinema and join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
Husky-voiced actress Lauren Bacall, who leapt to fame after starring in her first movie at age 19, died Tuesday in New York City at the age of 89. Continue reading
Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose acting career spanned nine decades across film, television and stage, died Sunday night from natural causes at his North Hollywood home at the age of 93. Rooney, born Joseph Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, New … Continue reading
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday this year’s Oscar nominations. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lead the pack with 10 nominations and “12 Years a Slave” is not far behind with nine. Those films will be competing in many of the same categories, including Best Picture and Best Director. Continue reading
These days it may seem like you can find any movie, TV show or song you want online. But a vast amount of America’s cultural treasures is in danger of extinction. Jeffrey Brown reports on conservation efforts at the Library of Congress, which holds the largest audio and visual collection in the world. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law some of the nation’s toughest gun control measures, restricting sales of high-capacity ammunition clips and requiring background checks for all firearms sales. Also, the U.S. announced a reward as high as $5 million for fugitive Uganda warlord Joseph Kony. Continue reading
Prolific film critic Roger Ebert famously decided a movie’s fate with the turn of his thumb. After a long and physically debilitating battle with cancer, Ebert died at age 70. Hari Sreenivasan talks more about Ebert and his impact on the film industry with David Edelstein, film critic for New York Magazine and NPR’s Fresh Air. Continue reading
It’s summer movie season, the time of year when blockbusters dominate the box office. Jeffrey Brown sits down with producer and director George Stevens Jr. to discuss his new book, “The Great Moviemakers,” a collection of in-depth interviews exploring how some of cinema’s greatest directors approached their craft. Continue reading