PICTURES

  • Oscars 2015: Have a huge bias for 'Birdman', want it to win 'Best Picture' award, says Neha Dhupia February 23, 2015

    If the predictions are anything to go by, two films 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' will illustrate Hollywood's starriest night of the year. Even though eight films nominated for the Best Picture also includes 'American Sniper', 'The Imitation Game', 'Selma', 'Theory of Everything', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Whiplash', the battle between...
  • Film's 'Fifty Shades' of kinky sex stoke domestic abuse debate February 12, 2015

    Reuters: A U.S. grassroots movement is urging people to send $50 to women's shelters rather than see "Fifty Shades of Grey," while a Midwest child protection league argues the film blurs the lines of what is healthy or harmful in sex. With its whips and chains and a sexual relationship based...
  • Sony Pictures and Marvel Studies to partner on Spider-Man movie February 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Sony Pictures and Marvel Studies have reached a deal to partner on the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, uniting the web-slinging superhero with Marvel's comic book universe. Kevin Feige, president of Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, will co-produce the next film set for July 2017 release...
  • Justin Bieber threatens to sue over new Calvin Klein pictures January 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: Pop sensation Justin Bieber is fuming over supposedly unairbrushed images from his Calvin Klein shoot which show him with fewer muscles and a smaller bulge. The 20-year-old singer threatens to take legal action if the pictures are not taken down and apology is not issued, reported Ace Showbiz....
  • Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage January 4, 2015

    Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof. Trig, 6, who has Down Syndrome,...
  • US slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu/Washington: North Korea was hit with more sanctions on Friday designed to impede access to the US financial system in the wake of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the Obama Administration has said was supported by the reclusive country. The US government named three entities, including North Korea's military...
  • How the earnings from 'The Interview's' online release could change the game December 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four...
  • Apple makes 'The Interview' movie available on iTunes December 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony's "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio. "We're pleased to offer 'The Interview' for rental or purchase on the iTunes Store," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in a statement. The movie, steeped in...
  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap December 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for. The stolid silence of Sony's Tokyo...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release December 26, 2014

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...
  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery December 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas December 24, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute December 23, 2014

    Washington: North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological...
  • CEO Sony Pictures Lynton expresses disappointment on President Obama's comments December 22, 2014

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan December 22, 2014

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview' December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Lynton, speaking in a lengthy interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, was responding to...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan December 21, 2014

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack: A look at key developments December 19, 2014

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download....
  • Hackers threaten 9/11-type attacks; Sony tells theatres they don't have to screen 'The Interview' December 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony Pictures Entertainment has told theatre owners that they can cancel their plans to show "The Interview," according to multiple reports. The decision to debut the film on December 25 is now with individual theatre chains. This late Tuesday development comes just hours after the hackers issued threats against theatergoers...
  • Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details December 17, 2014

    New York: Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. The lawsuits seek to gain class-action status on behalf...
  • George Clooney predicted Sony hack attack December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor George Clooney had predicted the major hack attack against Sony Pictures employees, according to a leaked email of a studio executive. The major security breach has made headlines over the past few of weeks after activists illegally gained access to Sony's computer systems and databases last month (November...
  • Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio. The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Ekta Kapoor signs Aftab Shivdasani for new 'Kyaa Kool hain hum' film; says she likes his comic timing December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by Aftab Shivdasani's comic skills, Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures has signed him for their upcoming films. He will be seen in the third instalment of 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum' franchise along with Tusshar Kapoor and Krushna Abhishek. "Aftab did impeccably in 'Masti' and 'Grand Masti'. He has brilliant...
  • Is Disney planning a sequel of animated movie 'Frozen'? December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Idina Menzel says there might be a sequel to animated movie 'Frozen', but nothing is confirmed yet. "They're all in the works," the actress, who gave voiceover for Princess Elsa in the Oscar-winning Disney film and sings the popular theme tune "Let it go", said when asked about...
  • Mangalyaan clicks and sends the first image of Mars September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan has released the first picture of the red planet after successfully entering into the Martian orbit on Wednesday. The official Twitter handle of ISRO's Mars Orbiter uploaded a picture of our neighbouring red planet with the caption, "the view is nice up here," on...