Lionsgate acquires Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller “Maggie”
The pic tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has spread a plague across the world. Abigail Breslin portrays a young woman who becomes infected.
"L.A. Confidential" author writing remake of classic noir "Laura"
"L.A. Confidential" crime novel was translated into the much-loved Oscar-winning Russell Crowe-Guy Pearce thriller.
Afghan forces battling Taliban for control over Kunduz province
The fighting in Kunduz reflects a broader trend of insurgent attacks across the country involving hundreds of fighters at a time.
UK analyst: Azerbaijan, as a losing party, interested in boosting tensions
Thomas de Waal expressed concern over the recent border clashes resulting in more victims than throughout the year 2013.
“Kill Bill” star Daryl Hannah joins James Franco in “Michael” indie drama
Director Justin Kelly has previously described the movie as “a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong.”
Tom Hanks to film "Da Vinci Code" treequel "Inferno" in April 2015
The movie is based on the fourth installment in Brown's book series, skipping the actual third book "The Lost Symbol."
IMF chief under investigation for negligence in French fraud case
She has been questioned several times about her role in a 400mln euro compensation payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.
Finland, Sweden say will work more closely with NATO
The Finnish govt. says he Host Nation Support agreement applies to situations which include "disasters, disruptions and threats to security."
Instagram unveils new Hyperlapse video app
A normal time-lapse video would require a tripod and your camera being completely still, but Instagram's clever algorithm has changed this.
Google rolls out Gmail update to boost Hangouts integration
The new Hangouts chat tab makes it easier for users to tell which of their friends are online.
Surveillance flights over Syria launched as U.S. mulls airstrikes against IS
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that “non-Syrian spy planes” carried out surveillance flights.
Erdogan says incoming PM Davutoglu to announce cabinet August 29
The AK Party was set to elect current Foreign Minister Davutoglu as its leader at the congress in an Ankara sports hall.
Screen Media Films nabs “Faults” indie thriller
“Faults,” which serves as Riley Stearns’ directorial debut, made its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW.
Animation set for major push at Tokyo Film Festival
Also, among the initiatives announced was Crosscut Asia, a showcase focusing on films from Asian countries, directors and actors.
Gaza ceasefire holds as both sides weigh gains
The war caused widespread destruction in the densely populated coastal territory, and paralyzed large parts of southern Israel.
Kobo develops Aura H2O waterproof e-reader
The touchscreen device features a 6.8-inch Carta E-Ink display with 265dpi, and is powered by a 1GHz processor.
Hackers target Twitch following Amazon acquisition
Amazon paid $970 million for Twitch, which was expected to be acquired by Google earlier this year.
Lake Bell to helm “The Emperor’s Children” novel adaptation
The novel centers on a trio of NYC residents in their late 20s who orbit the life of a famous journalist in the months before and after the 9/11.
Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar” mystery action teaser
The film follows a group of explorers entering a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel.
1st look at Natalie Portman in "A Tale of Love and Darkness"
The film depicts Oz's love letter to his beautiful mother Fania (Portman), who struggles with bipolar disorder while raising her son in Jerusalem.
Participant Media, DreamWorks team for Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller
Written by Joel and Ethan Coen, the project centers on an attorney sent on a mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
IS militants reportedly execute soldiers, hold hostages in Syria
Raqqa is a stronghold of Islamic State, and some people celebrated in the city after the capture of the air base.
California Senate passes Armenian Genocide Education Act
“At every step, we had an unprecedented response from the grassroots on this bill,” said Elen Asatryan, ANCA WR Executive Director.
France’s Hollande names new cabinet
Meanwhile, Fleur Pellerin has been made minister for culture, replacing Aurelie Filippetti who is also out of the government.
Netherlands to extend Patriot deployment mission in Turkey
The Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. each sent two Patriot missile batteries and soldiers to operate them in early 2013.
EU, Russia and Ukraine to hold gas talks early Sept: official
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced the sides agreed to continue the three-party negotiations focused on gas issues.
Cinema Guild nabs Viggo Mortensen’s Cannes winner “Jauja”
The story is set in 1882 at a remote Patagonian military outpost during the a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population.
Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day to star in “Vacation” comedy
The new movie is based on characters created by John Hughes, who wrote the script for the 1983 original based on his own family vacations.
Egypt brokers long-term ceasefire between Hamas, Israel
The Palestinians said Israel had agreed to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow in aid supplies and building materials.
Iran supplied ammo to Iraqi Kurdish forces who fought against IS
Militants from the Islamic State have clashed with Kurdish peshmerga fighters in recent weeks and taken control of some areas on the periphery of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Lost Genocide document by authoress Zabel Yesayan unearthed in France
The well-known woman writer’s 11-page document tells the details of what happened with Armenian women in 1915 and after.
Secret underground structures, water channels revealed under Ani Ruins
Yazıcı’s presentation drew a lot of attention since no previous publications on the underground structures had been mentioned before.
Lifetime set to unleash "The Omen" TV series
The cable channel has greenlit a TV follow-up to the 1976 horror film with a six-episode straight to series order.
Sundance Animated Shorts Program to premiere in LA late Sept.
The very first South Park short film by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, entitled “The Spirit of Christmas,” showed at Sundance in 1997.
Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” makes box-office history in Argentina
“Wild Tales” focuses on people's busting reactions to borderline situations through a lens tainted by black humor and a taste for physical violence.
Twitter expands advertising network to 12 more European markets
Earlier this month, Twitter launched a beta test with promoted videos, allowing its customers to show videos in promoted tweets.
David Fincher’s "Gone Girl" trailer features Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name is set to open at New York Film Festival that will kick off September 26.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to develop “Last Witness” thriller for Fox
The Spanish helmer directed “Intruders,” starring Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl and was attached to a remake of “Pet Sematary.”
Qatar working to help free Americans hostages in Syria: report
A Doha-based source said that Washington was working with Qatar to try to free a number of U.S. hostages in Syria.
Tom Cruise performs stunt in "Mission: Impossible V" on-set videos
Christopher McQuarrie ("Jack Reacher") will direct the film from the script penned by Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3").
“The Pirates” beats “Roaring Currents” to top S. Korean box office
“The Pirates,” which is considered the local equivalent of The Pirates of the Caribbean, accounted for 35.2 percent of ticket sales from Aug. 22-24.
“Breaking Bad” hit series wins big at Emmy Awards
The show won six Emmys total, second only to "Sherlock: His Last Vow's" seven among all programs.
LG’s 1st 4K Ultra-HD OLED televisions available for pre-order this week
The LG 65EC9700 and LG 77EG9700 sets will be released in Europe and the US shortly after making their debut in Asia.
Facebook to measure time spend on pages in clickbait crackdown
The aim is to cut back on content that is not always what it seems - also known as clickbait - to lure users on to their sites.
Ukraine parliament dissolved, military claim capturing Russian paratroopers
The dissolution of parliament was among the campaign promises made by Poroshenko before he came to power in presidential elections in May.
Australia to spend $60mln to combat violent extremism
The Australian government is giving high priority to reducing the domestic terrorism threat created by homegrown extremists.
Armenians reported among victims in California quake
Between 11,000 and 15,000 people were reported without power, down from 70,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.
U.S. mulls airstrikes on Syria to stop Islamic State: report
The IS fighters have gained significant ground in both Syria and Iraq after its initial blitz assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul in mid-June.
France’s PM to put together new govt. after rebel ministers evicted
Valls handed in his govt's resignation after President decided Economy Minister had gone one step too far by attacking his economic policies.
Amazon acquires live-streaming gaming network Twitch
Twitch and Amazon did not disclose details on new retail opportunities for Amazon through Twitch’s network of gamers.