Viola Davis Said Her Sexual Assault Experiences Made Her Advocate for the Rape Foundation

September 26, 2016

Viola Davis said her sexual assault experiences made her advocate for the rape foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they’ll become supporters. “You must,” she said. “And then let your heart do the rest.” “Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form,” Davis…


The Pyongyang International Film Festival Top Honors – Young Woman Devotes Herself to Raising Orphans

September 24, 2016

The winner of the “Best Torch Award,” selected by a panel of international judges, was “Story About My House,” a drama about Ri Jong A, who wins the honors of leader Kim Jong Un for devoting herself to raising orphans after graduating from school. The prizes were announced at a lavishly decorated hall in central Pyongyang replete with glittery gowns, golden trophies and colorful stage lighting — but no red…


China Women’s Film Festival : 30+ Chinese and International films about Women’s rights, Women’s Achievements and Gay Women

September 20, 2016

China Women’s Film Festival runs until Sunday in Beijing. The nine-day festival features more than 30 Chinese and international films about women’s rights, women’s achievements and gay women, which are then slated to be shown in more than 10 cities across China. Festival chairman Li Dan said the aim was to increase the representation of women in film at a time when Chinese audiences have apparently accepted gender inequality in…


Virginia Gun Rights Activists File $12 million Defamation Lawsuit Over an Edit

September 14, 2016

The segment in “Under the Gun” shows nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League how felons or terrorists could be prevented from purchasing a gun without background checks. Activists can be heard on audio of the exchange responding to Couric’s question almost immediately. Couric was executive producer of the film. She said in a message on the film’s website in May that…


Leonardo DiCaprio unveils climate change ‘Before the Flood’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

September 10, 2016

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Leonardo DiCaprio has unveiled his climate change documentary “Before the Flood”. The film was directed by Fisher Stevens. It chronicles DiCaprio’s exploits around the globe to raise awareness about climate change. DiCaprio is a United Nations Ambassador of Peace. He was greeted by fans outside the film’s premiere Friday. The Academy Award-winning actor says, “We are truly at a turning point in history.” He says this…


Myanmar-Kofi Annan Story : Myanmar Buddhis Group Says Post Insulting Kofi Annan Was Fake

A Ma Ba Tha leader says  that the post and the Facebook page on which it appeared are fake. Myanmar’s government announced last week that Annan will lead an advisory panel aimed at finding “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against minority Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine Buddhist nationalists have denounced the commission. Annan was criticized Monday on a page that appeared…

September 1, 2016

“Ben-Hur” Was Trampled under Holdovers and New Releases at the Box Office

August 22, 2016

The Paramount Pictures release, which cost about $100 million to make, debuted with just $11.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes it one of the season’s more pricy flops, albeit one that never had anything like the ambition of 1959’s Charlton Heston epic. Instead, Warner Bros.’s much-maligned DC Comics supervillain team-up film “Suicide Squad” held the top spot for the third straight week with an estimated $20.7 million…


San Francisco is Set to Pay Tony Bennett Back with Statue and Festivities

August 19, 2016

  Do you remember Tony Bennett? He sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” at the Fairmont Hotel in 1961, and now San Francisco honor him with statue and festivities. In recognition of the internationally renowned singer, painter and civic treasure, the city will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. The festivities will begin with a free, public dedication and unveiling of the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Bennett atop…


‘Avatar’ mobile game landing in advance of film sequels

July 6, 2016

LightstormReplica Patek Philippe Watches Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have enlisted game studio Kabam to develop an “Avatar” mobile game for release ahead of the next four film sequels. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they’ll be able visit the exotic alien world from “Avatar” on their smartphones. “The idea is to extend the world beyond the big screen and create an experience that will be true…