The Italian actor remembered for his roles in "La Dolce Vita" and "8½" is featured on the poster for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Created by Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the poster features a photogram from Federico Fellini's "8½," which was presented in the Official Selection at Cannes in 1963. The choice of Marcello Mastroianni suggests organizers' desire to pay tribute to an actor whose name is inextricably linked to the Cannes Film Festival, where he won the Best Actor award twice for his performances in "The Pizza Triangle" (1970) and "Dark Eyes" (1987). The 67th Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 14-25.
Microsoft seems to be improving its Xbox One software on a monthly basis, and April is no different. Starting today, the software maker is rolling out its latest update to Xbox One consoles, bringing some new features and improvements along the way. Xbox 360 owners will be familiar with friend notifications when players arrive online, but the Xbox One strangely lacked this feature at launch. Today’s update brings the friends notifications back, along with the ability to identify friends who are playing multiplayer games. Microsoft has also turned its attention to improving Kinect voice and motion detection with April's update.
(Reuters) - YouTube network Maker Studios said on Monday a majority of shareholders had approved its purchase by Walt Disney Co, making clear it was not for sale to Relativity Media, which made a surprise bid of up to $1.1 billion for the company. Disney agreed to buy Maker on March 24 for $500 million in cash, a price that could rise to $950 million if Maker hits certain performance milestones. "The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval," Maker said in a statement on Monday.
Only, you don't want to give up 6 percent in real estate agent commissions. For some people and situations, trying to sell a house on your own -- called “for sale by owner,” or FSBO -- is a mistake. The National Association of Realtors claims that FSBOs represented 9 percent of home sales in 2012 and that the "typical" FSBO home sold for $174,900, versus $215,000 for an agent-assisted sale. In 2003, Bennie Waller, a professor of finance and real estate in Farmville, VA, had two months to sell before moving cross country.
The National Bank of Facebook won’t be setting up branches on the corner anytime soon, but the world’s largest social network is apparently moving further into financial transactions than just facilitating the purchase of virtual cows for Farmville players. According to a report in the Financial Times, the California-based social media giant is only a few weeks away from receiving approval to operate as an “electronic money institution” (EMI) in Ireland. Because of European Union regulations, this would allow Facebook to offer transactional and payments services across the EU. According to the Central Bank of Ireland, electronic money is “value stored on a technical device such as a chip card or indeed, a computer memory.
Film director Michael Bay has confirmed that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will indeed mark the start of a new trilogy. Crucially, and unlike the rest of the robotic race, Lockdown isn't allied to the Autobots or the Decepticons. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.” And if you see "Transformers 4" upon its mid-July release, look out for Lockdown-related hints about the next two films, especially inside Gun Face's ship.
The 33-year-old French filmmaker will preside over the juries dedicated to emerging talents during the International Critics' Week (May 15-23), one of the main parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Monday. The director behind "Dear Prudence" (2010) and "Grand Central" (2013), Rebecca Zlotowski will follow in the footsteps of Mia Hansen-Løve as the head judge in the competition for the Discovery Prize (Prix Découverte), awarded to a short film, and the Visionary Award (Prix Révélation), given to a feature. Zlotowski will be joined on the jury by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, who was named president of the Grand Prize jury in late March.
"Star Wars" and "Blade Runner" actor Harrisson Ford conducted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend and answered a few choice questions about his past career and future aspirations. "The set for Blade Runner was maybe the hardest set I've ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining," he recalled. That said, Ford still retains interest in a rumored sequel. "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another," he revealed.
The Scottish actor is attached to headline the sci-fi adventure movie, The Hollywood Reporter indicates. According to the website, Gerard Butler will play an engineer specialized in satellite design. Produced by Skydance Productions in tandem with Warner Bros, "Geostorm" will be directed by Dean Devlin. One of Roland Emmerich's frequent collaborators, Devlin was a writer and co-producer on "Independence Day" (1996) and "Godzilla" (1998).