Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Squid Game-boosted Netflix pulls in subscribers

Netflix reported billion-dollar profits and booming subscriber growth Tuesday that beat forecasts as global hits like Squid Game drew viewers in droves. Analysts had...

Tehran short film fest opens, with shot at Oscars for first time

Tehran's International Short Film Festival opened this week, for the first time as an Oscar-qualifying event, giving winning entries a shot at an Academy...

Netflix braces for staff walkout and LGBTQ rally over Chappelle special

Netflix bosses braced for an employee walkout and rally in Los Angeles yesterday as anger swelled over a recent Dave Chappelle comedy special that...

Goodbye Kanye West, hello Ye: Judge approves name change request

A Los Angeles judge granted the 44-year-old's name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court told AFP on Monday. The...

Disney delays Marvel, Indiana Jones films

Disney pushed back multiple Marvel superhero films and delayed an Indiana Jones sequel by almost a year in the latest reshuffle of its release...

M Night Shyamalan to lead Berlin film fest jury

US director M Night Shyamalan will head up the jury at the 72nd Berlin film festival in February, set to be held as an...

As COP looms, Prince William awards debut Earthshot Prize

Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Prince William presented the inaugural Earthshot prizes at a ceremony in London on Sunday, with projects from Costa Rica, Italy,...

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by author’s daughter

The daughter of Rene Goscinny, one of the duo behind indomitable French comic-book star Asterix, has revealed that her father left a draft story...

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth yesterday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting scenes for...

Lord of the plants: Death metal eco-baron rewilds Irish estate

Randal Plunkett, the 21st Baron of Dunsany, strides out of his Irish castle in a T-shirt bearing the name of death metal band "Cannibal...

Golden Globes to go ahead despite TV blackout over diversity row

  The Golden Globes will go ahead despite NBC's decision not to broadcast the Hollywood award ceremony over concerns about its record on diversity and...

Bill Cosby sued in New Jersey over alleged rape

An actress has sued Bill Cosby alleging that the disgraced comedian drugged and raped her in New Jersey 31 years ago, US court documents...

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