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Oscars to draw up diversity rules for nominees

Jun 14, 2020 - 11:19 AM

The move comes after years of criticism over a lack of diversity among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' members, and among the Oscar nominees and winners they select

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Oscar statue at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on February 04, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

PH movie producers slam FDCP over work resumption guidelines

May 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The PMPPA says film industry health and safety protocols — which follow government standards – don't need IATF approval anymore

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel coming in April 2022

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The Oscar-winning animated feature is getting a part two, and our Spidey senses are tingling with excitement!

FAST FACTS: The big 4 of Philippine Cinema's 'Golden Era'

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Before Viva Films, Star Cinema, and Regal Entertainment Inc, there was Sampaguita Pictures, Premiere Productions, LVN Pictures, and Lebran Pictures

Back together again: Sony, Marvel strike deal for new 'Spider-Man' film

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Not only is Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his next movie is already slated for 2021!

Identifying a fake picture online is harder than you might think

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM

People who have a lot of familiarity with social media and digital imaging tools were more skeptical about the authenticity of the images, a study finds

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down – reports

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Talks to 'share' the character reportedly break down between Marvel and Sony

SPIDER-MAN. Tom Holland currently plays the web-slinging superhero in the film franchise shared by Marvel Studios and Sony. Photo from

Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

Netflix spared as Academy keeps Oscars rule unchanged

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Campaigners, including director Steven Spielberg initially suggested that the films produced and released by streaming firms should not be eligible for the Oscars, and should instead be classified as TV content

Roman Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The director says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied him a hearing, when it voted to oust him from the organization

French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses during a photocall prior to the screening of his movie "D'apres une histoire vraie" ("based on a true story") at the Cinematheque in Paris on October 30, 2017. - French feminists will stage a protest in Paris on October 30, 2017, as film director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected to attend a retrospective of his work. The Franco-Polish director, 84, will appear at the prestigious Cinematheque Francaise film archive as debate over sexual abuse rages worldwide following the allegations that toppled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Netflix's 'Roma' takes Bafta glory

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The success of 'Roma' dented expectations of a clean sweep by 'The Favourite'

OSCAR BUZZ TOO? Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' wins best film and best director at the Baftas. Screenshot from YouTube/Netflix

Museum devoted to magic of cinema to open in Los Angeles

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in 2019, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 4, 2018 a view of the fully restored 1939 Iconic building facade at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' future home one Wilshire and Fairfax is seen during the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences unveiling ceremony, in Los Angeles, California. - Nearly a century after the idea was first floated, a museum dedicated to the magic of cinema is finally set to open in Los Angeles, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open by the end of 2019, will be devoted to the past, present and future of film, offering visitors a look behind the screen and into how movies are made. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Roman Polanski's wife rejects invitation to join Oscars body

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'How can I pretend to ignore that the Academy a few weeks ago kicked out my husband, Roman Polanski, to satisfy the zeitgeist,' says French actress Emmanuelle Seigner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 27, 2017 French-Polish director Roman Polanski (L) and French actress Emmanuelle Seigner leave the Festival Palace following the screening of the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  The wife of Roman Polanski, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, said Sunday she had rejected an invitation to join the body that awards the Oscars in protest at its decision to expel her husband over his historic statutory rape conviction in the US. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Film Academy expels actor Bill Cosby, director Roman Polanski

May 04, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The Academy's decision comes in light of the sexual assault cases against both men

'A Quiet Place,' 'Star Trek' sequels announced

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:24 PM

'A Quiet Place' place gets one sequel while 'Star Trek' gets two

SEQUEL SOON. Paramount Pictures announces a sequel to the popular thriller 'A Quiet Place.' Screenshot from the movie trailer

Calida on Sereno, Carpio on Roque, 2018 Oscar winners | Evening wRap

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:25 PM

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Oscars 2018: 'The Shape of Water' wins Best Picture

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The film wins over other nominees, including 'Lady Bird' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

THE SHAPE OF WATER. The fantasy film wins Best Picture. Screenshot from

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The actress is awarded for her role in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins Best Actor

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:35 PM

The actor wins for his role in ‘Darkest Hour’

BEST ACTOR. Gary Oldman wins his first Academy Award. File photo shows the actor posing on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell wins Best Supporting Actor

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:43 AM

(UPDATED) Sam Rockwell thanks his fellow nominees, saying, 'You guys rock, you inspire me, and you always have'

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER. Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show in Hollywood, California. Photo by Mark Ralston/ AFP PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk the red carpet at the Oscars 2018

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:21 AM

(3RD UPDATE) The red carpet is rolled out once again for the biggest awards show in Hollywood

OSCARS 2018. The stars step out on the red carpet for the 90th Academy Awards. Screenshots from,, and

'120 Beats per Minute' wins best film at 'French Oscars'

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The movie, which tells the story of French AIDS activitists takes home 6 awards

French film producers Marie-Ange Luciani (L) and Hugues Charbonneau deliver a speech after winning the Best Feature Film award for the film "120 battements par minute" (BPM-Beats Per Minute) during the 43rd edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Philippe LOPEZ

WATCH: Natalie Portman is a biologist on a mission in 'Annihilation’ trailer

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:05 PM

There's a new Netflix original movie to watch over the weekend

NATALIE PORTMAN. In ‘Annihilation,’ the actress plays a biologist on an expedition in a quarantined zone. Screenshot from

WATCH: Marvel Studios gathers its heroes together in one epic photo shoot

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The Marvel Universe celebrates 10 years of action-packed awesomeness

The 5 photos Pinoys take during Christmas

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM

…And how you can make yours IG-worthy and #feedgoals!

'Pambansang Photobomber' Bong Go becomes hilarious photo meme

Nov 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Thanks to a handy Facebook profile photo frame, top presidential aide Bong Go can take one of his famous selfies with you

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) As Weinstein's expulsion was announced, the London-based Sunday Times reported on a fifth alledged rape victim, British actress Lysette Anthony

EXPELLED. This file photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein posing on May 24, 2013 in Cannes. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

‘Devil’s Whisper’: Dari Hollywood untuk pecinta film horor dalam negeri

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Film yang disutradarai oleh Adam Ripp ini tayang di bioskop mulai 19 Oktober 2017

'DEVIL'S WHISPER'. Alex (Luca Oriel) sebagai tokoh utama dari film 'Devli's Whisper' yang mencoba menyelamatkan dirinya dan orang terdekatnya dari kekuatan roh jahat. Foto oleh MD Pictures

Kisah 'Keluarga Cemara' diangkat ke layar lebar dengan unsur kebaruan

Sep 29, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Film yang dibintangi Ringgo Agus dan Nirina Zubir ini direncanakan akan tayang di bioskop tahun 2018 mendatang

'KELUARGA CEMARA'. Arswendo Atmowiloto (kreator), Anggia Kharisma (produser), Ringgo Agus (pemeran Abah), Nirina Zubir (pemeran Emak), Gina S. Noer (penulis skenario), dan Yandy Laurens (sutradara) foto bersama dalam konferensi pers 'Keluarga Cemara' yang digelar di Kinosaurus, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan pada Jumat, 29 September 2017. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 2': Suguhan komedi khas penuh kejutan

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Kisah trio Dono Kasino Indro akan kembali mengundang gelak tawa Anda di akhir bulan Agustus ini

PART 2. Film kedua 'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 2' akan mulai tayang pada 31 Agustus 2017. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Falcon

Mengulik proses panjang menuju 'Gerbang Neraka'

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Film Gerbang Neraka akan tayang di bioskop mulai 20 September 2017

DUET AKTING. Penampilan Reza Rahadian dan Julie Estelle di film 'Gerbang Neraka' bisa disaksikan mulai 20 September mendatang. Foto dari akun Twitter @LegacyPictures

Actress Zeny Zabala dies

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:42 AM

Zeny Zabala who was known for playing villainous roles in Philippine movies died due to kidney failure

Di balik film ‘Banda’: Mereka yang terlibat

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Film dokumenter ‘Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail’ tayang di bioskop mulai 3 Agustus

BANDA. Suasana diskusi Rappler Talk: Di balik film Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail di Go-Work Co-Working Space, Jakarta, pada 20 Juli 2017. Foto oleh Dzikra Fanada/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Trailer perdana 'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 2'

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Akhir Agustus ini penonton Indonesia akan kembali dihibur dengan lanjutan kisah petualangan dari tiga sekawan legendaris Dono Kasino dan Indro

TRAILER PERDANA. Falcon Pictures baru saja merilis trailer perdana film 'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 2' pada Selasa, 1 Agustus. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Falcon Pictures

Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The acquisition puts Sony firmly on the radar against other anime streaming services such as Netflix Hulu and Amazon

Kata mereka tentang film ‘Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail’

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Film Banda diluncurkan pada 31 Juli 2017 tepat 350 tahun setelah Perjanjian Breda ditandatangani oleh Inggris dan Belanda

Segenap kru film 'Banda' usai gala premiere di Epicentrum XXI Jakarta pada 31 Juli 2017. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

‘Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail’: Belajar sejarah lewat dokumenter

Jul 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Aktor Reza Rahadian mengaku menjadi narator film ‘Banda’ membuatnya lebih fokus untuk menjiwai gambar

Jajaran sponsor, sutradara, produser, narator, penulis, dan tim produksi lainnya dari film dokumenter 'Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail' saat gelar jumpa pers di Plaza Indonesia XXI, Jakarta, pada 26 Juli 2017. Foto oleh Dzikra Fanada

Lirik lagu 'Asalkan Kau Bahagia' diangkat ke layar lebar

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Video lirik lagu Asalkan Kau Bahagia milik band Armada hingga saat ini sudah menyentuh angka 125 juta penonton di YouTube

'ASALKAN KAU BAHAGIA'. Band Armada bersama tim produksi dari film 'Asalkan Kau Bahagia' yang akan mengangkat lirik lagu ke film layar lebar. Foto oleh Tiara A. Tobing/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Trailer film 'Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail'

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Film dokumenter Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail mulai tayang di bioskop pada 3 Agustus 2017

Poster film dokumenter 'Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail'. Foto dari Lifelike Pictures

Daftar pemeran film 'Dilan' resmi diumumkan

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan akan memerankan karakter Dilan dan Vanessa Prescilla berperan sebagai Milea

'DILAN'. Pemeran film 'Dilan' resmi diumumkan Senin, 17 Juli. Foto dari akun Instagram @falconpictures_

Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza invited to U.S. Film Academy

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The two Filipino directors are among the 774 invited this year to be part of the prestigious group that deliberates on the Oscars

IN PHOTOS: Day 2 of Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:41 AM

We visit Huawei s Research and Development Center and see more of the Mobile World Congress booths including those of Toyota Vivo Motorola and the drone racing track

IN PHOTOS: Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 day 1

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Check out the sights at the opening day of Asia s biggest mobile expo

Tom Hardy dipastikan akan berakting sebagai Venom

May 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Menurut Columbia Pictures Tom Hardy akan memerankan musuh Spider Man ini

Aktor Tom Hardy bersiap memerankan tokoh Eddie Brock di film 'Venom' terbaru. Foto oleh Columbia Pictures.

11 tahun berlalu, Falcon Pictures kemas ulang film Jomblo

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Hanung melarang para pemain menonton film Jomblo yang dirilis tahun 2006 lalu

FILM JOMBLO. Rumah produksi Falcon Pictures resmi akan memulai proses syuting film Jomblo yang dikemas ulang. Film ini menjanjikan kisah komedi romantis yang lebih segar. Foto oleh Hanna/Rappler

Steve Harvey comments on Oscars Best Picture gaffe

Feb 28, 2017 - 3:28 PM

I m going to show him how to handle it with dignity and grace says Steve who like Warren Beatty announced the wrong winner at a major event

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Feb 28, 2017 - 12:42 PM

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