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Rock star: Chelyabinsk awards DiCaprio an Oscar of its own
Oscar nights haven’t been kind to Leo DiCaprio – despite four nominations, he has gone home empty-handed. Now actors in Chelyabinsk, the Urals city hit by a meteorite, have set things right – awarding him another chunk of rock, their very own Oscar.

28.03.2014 15:15

​Nearly 70% of Europeans download, stream films ‘without paying’ – EC study
Over two-thirds of Europeans either download or stream files for free – regardless of legality, according to a new European Commission report. The survey found that high prices and a lack of legal alternatives are to blame, as well as delays in releases.

15.02.2014 18:53

​American Hustle: The debt ceiling version
If only the US Congress was half as entertaining as American Hustle, the movie.

13.02.2014 10:10

'Voldemort in the region': China, Japan blast each other Harry Potter style
Linked to rich histories and towering economies, a longtime rivalry in East Asia has come down to "You-Know-Who.” Chinese and Japanese envoys recently invoked Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter fame to describe the other country during rising tensions.

07.01.2014 02:31

US will cling to mass surveillance like nuclear weapons - Assange to RT
Julian Assange said there is “no hope” that mass strategic interception – as it is termed by the US – will go away. The whistleblower then drew a historical analogy with how the US has retained nuclear weapons in the past.

29.12.2013 18:16

Hollywood 'Fight Club' producer was Israeli spy with nuclear script
Arnon Milchan, renowned producer of such Hollywood hits as "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "LA Confidential", has come forth with perhaps his greatest story of all: he was an Israeli spy who helped boost the country’s nuclear program in the 70s and 80s.

26.11.2013 13:04

Movie violence may 'provide teens with scripts for using guns'
Most parents rely on ratings to decide whether a film is appropriate for their children to watch, but a recent study shows that gun violence in PG-13 movies (age 13+) has surpassed that in R movies, which only admit those aged 17 and older.

12.11.2013 06:48

‘Assange the Incurious’: Critics slam Fifth Estate biopic as unrevealing
The Fifth Estate, which cost about $30 mln to make, has raked in a paltry $1.7 mln at the US box office. It was the worst opening weekend yet for any 2013 film release with critics saying the movie revealed few truths either about Assange or WikiLeaks.

25.10.2013 23:28

Russell Brand rails against 'corporate and economic exploitation' in viral BBC interview
Comedian and political commentator Russell Brand has delivered a scorching diatribe against the current state of politics in an interview this week that quickly went viral, inspiring countless internet users to voice their agreement with Brand.

25.10.2013 03:37

Obama task force revives SOPA provision outlawing online streaming
Sharing a song on YouTube could soon become a felony: the United State Department of Commerce is asking Congress to increase the penalties for streaming copyrighted work, reviving a provision from the failed Stop Online Piracy Act.

07.08.2013 15:00

Brad Pitt’s zombie epic ‘World War Z’ to kick off Moscow film fest
‘World War Z,’ the most expensive zombie movie ever made, is set to open the 35th Moscow International Film Festival. The film’s star and producer – Hollywood leading light Brad Pitt – is also in town to present his horror extravaganza in the flesh.

20.06.2013 11:01

Gagarin space drama based on secret Soviet archive hits Russian theaters
A blockbuster Russian drama about the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, has hit the big screen. The $7 million film is more factual than fictional, based on recently released secret archive material on the legendary Soviet cosmonaut.

04.06.2013 12:00

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