Kino.to Founder Dirk B. Jailed, Gives Up $5 Million in File-Sharing Profits COLOGNE, Germany – Dirk B, the founder of illegal file-sharing site kino.to has received a four and a half year prison sentence and must relinquish up to $5 million (€3.7 million) in profits he made operating what was once Germany’s ... 06/14/2012 - 3:58 am | View Link
The second film in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy, 'The Desolation of Smaug', is expected to earn around $80 million in its North American debut this weekend.
That would put it just a tiny bit shy of last year's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" which opened to $84.6 million in the United States.
Though 'Smaug' will open in 49 territories this weekend, it is opening in fewer territories day-and-date with the United States with countries like Japan and Australia not getting it for a while yet.
The first photos have gone online showcasing the reunion of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "The Dark Knight Rises" stars Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman in Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44".
Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine and Vicent Cassel also star. The film is based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith and set in Stalinst Russia in the 1950s, where the official decree of the state is that "there is no crime".
Hardy plays a disgraced MGB agent investigating a prolific child murderer who may have connections to the highest levels of the party.
Ahead of the Christmas Special, a couple of new tidbits about the final Matt Smith adventure are out. Amongst the points garnered: There’s a 'fair bit' of nudity, we'll likely find out why they are called 'The Silence', and elements from every series of Matt’s Doctor will come to a head.
Asked about Smith's final words, show runner Steven Moffat says: "I didn’t think I would go that way, but a couple of months before I wrote it I did say to Mark (Gatiss) that I thought I knew what his last moment would be.
"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter has settled on his first post-Sons project - the violent historical revenge drama "The Bastard Executioner".
The story is said to follow a warrior knight in King Edward III's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword.
Columnist Anne Thompson recently sat down with Joel and Ethan Coen to talk about "Inside Llewyn Davis" when the topic of another project came up.
Years ago came word of "Hail Caesar" which was seen as a George Clooney venice - the third of their proposed loose 'idiot trilogy' following "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Intolerable Cruelty".
Turns out, that script may finally be turned into a film after all.