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Nagisa Oshima, Iconoclastic Filmmaker, Dies at 80

Mr. Oshima, who challenged Japanese society with his movies, gained international notoriety with “In the Realm of the Senses.”


'Snakes on a Plane' director David R. Ellis dies

"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis has died. He was 60 years old....


Tony Scott Did Not Have Brain Cancer According to Wife

Tony Scott

Earlier today, we reported that director Tony Scott was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer before he committed suicide on Sunday afternoon. Now we have a report that the director's wife, Donna Scott, told investigators those claims are, "absolutely false."


Nora Ephron, Essayist, Screenwriter and Director, Dies at 71

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71.


Lionsgate Played With Fire; Gary Ross Officially Out of 'The Hunger Games' Sequel

Gary Ross

Now it is official. Gary Ross is not returning to direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, for Lionsgate. In a statement released to the press, Ross cited the tight schedule as the main reason for him turning down the project. Below is an excerpt of his full statement.


Sofia Coppola to wed in ancestral Italian town

ROME (AP) -- Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is going back to her roots, getting married Saturday in the southern Italian town where her great-grandfather was born....


Lost Hitchcock film discovered in New Zealand

Lost Hitchcock film discovered in New Zealand

Alfred Hitchcock is still surprising his fans. Film preservationists say they've found the first half of "The White Shadow," the earliest surviving feature film on which Hitchcock has a credit.


Cannes condemns von Trier after Hitler remarks

Cannes condemns von Trier after Hitler remarks

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has been condemned and declared "persona non grata" by the Cannes Film Festival for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler.


'West Side Story' Playwright Arthur Laurents Dies

Arthur Laurents, the director, playwright and screenwriter who wrote such enduring stage musicals as "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," as well as the movie classics "Rope" and "The Way We Were," died Thursday. He was 93.


'Catfish' filmmakers will tackle 'Paranormal Activity 3'

In something of a surprise, "Catfish" directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will direct "Paranormal Activity 3" which is being rushed to theaters Oct. 21.


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