Angelina Jolie stepped into the dark robes of one the most shudder-inducing fairy tale villains of all time for her next big role. The 38-year-old beauty - who plays the title role in Disney's "Maleficent" - explained how she and the film crew approached Sleeping Beauty's nemesis in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. "The exercise wasn't how can we have fun with a villain?" Angelina said.
By Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa on Wednesday announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world's largest travel fair. Europe's largest traditional network carrier said passengers on some medium-haul flights would be able to stream movies, TV programs, music or games from an onboard server to their own portable devices or smartphones starting from the summer. ...
Comedian and late-night talk-show host Conan O'Brien will host this year's MTV Movie Awards, the unbuttoned show that irreverently honors Hollywood's best kisses and best fight scenes, the MTV network said on Wednesday. It will be the first time that O'Brien, 50, has hosted the annual show, which will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and which serves as lead-in to the summer movie season. "After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second most prestigious awards show," the flame-haired comedian quipped in a statement. MTV, which is owned by Viacom Inc, said the show will also feature unseen clips from upcoming summer films.
PlayStation fever went international as the PS4 launched to huge sales in Japan last month, but after an impressive performance in its first week, the next seven days were worryingly deflated. 4gamer shares the latest report from Media Create, which shows PS4 unit sales have dropped to 65,685 from the high-water mark of 322,083 last week. According to PlayStation LifeStyle, those figures represent the second lowest week 2 sales of any recent console launch, including the Vita, the 3DS and the Wii U. Supply constraints are likely a factor, and the PS4 also reached Japan outside of the holiday season, but whatever the reason, Japan’s gamers aren’t adopting Sony’s new system nearly as fast as other recent consoles. The PS4 remains
Native full HD 1080p gaming was one of the many promises of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 console and in many instances, it will deliver. A recent report revealed that one popular game that was being touted as “a 1080p 60 FPS monster” hasn’t delivered on its promise, however, and gamers are now lashing out as a result. Last November ahead of the title’s release, Sony wrote in a blog post that Killzone Shadow fall features a “competitive multiplayer mode” that supports up to 24 players and “runs at native 1080p and 60 fps.” As it turns out, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In single player mode, Killzone Shadow Fall runs at a full 1080p. In multiplayer mode, however,
Gamers, start your engines. Just weeks after the console’s first major update was pushed out, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s March update began rolling out to consoles on Tuesday night. The big new software update comes one week ahead of Titanfall’s release on March 11th, and it includes plenty of new functionality as well as some big bug fixes. Here are details on the key additions, from Microsoft’s blog post: Get to your friends list faster. The friends list is now front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send
What do you get if you cross Liam Neeson's "Taken" with the country that gave us "Oldboy"? Except here, Kang-Ho Choi is the corrupt, powerful and bereaved mob man who's already got his suspects rounded up. Filmed in Korea, directors Raoul Dyssell and William Sonbuchner worked with a crew of Korean and non-Korean staff, describing their project as somewhere both cultures meet in a "seamless and non-judgmental story."
By Jeffrey Heller LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hollywood on Tuesday for the premiere of a film to promote tourism to the Holy Land, shifting the spotlight away from his frequent focus on dangers facing his country. Netanyahu attended the premiere at Paramount Studios of "Israel: The Royal Tour," a one-hour U.S. public television special that is being broadcast this week. The U.S.-educated Israeli leader played tour guide to the program's host, U.S. travel journalist Peter Greenberg when the project was shot in Israel in 2012. Netanyahu attended the event a day after White House talks with President Barack Obama that focused on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and international efforts to prevent Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, from developing nuclear weapons.