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Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

LOS ANGELES Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix Inc’s dark drug drama “Narcos,” a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier. “Narcos,” … Continue reading

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Pop-up exhibition shows life of Kray twins in London’s East end

LONDON Pictures of the notorious Kray twins and their native London East End go on display in a pop-up exhibition in the British capital on Friday, ahead of the release of a film about the gangsters. The feared brothers Ronnie … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs seen as brilliant and brutal in Gibney documentary

NEW YORK Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life and career. For award-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, it is also time for re-assessing the … Continue reading

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Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

DUBAI A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi’ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it. … Continue reading

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Want to buy Pink Floyd’s flying pig Algie? Too late

LONDON As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London’s Battersea power station for Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction. But … Continue reading

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Rachel Platten tops British singles chart for first time

LONDON U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with “Fight Song”, the Official Charts Company said, while Britain’s Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with “I … Continue reading

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Polish court to sit on Sept 22 in Polanski extradition case

WARSAW A Polish court due to rule on a U.S. request to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex conviction will sit on Sept. 22, it said on Thursday, taking the case a step closer to its conclusion. … Continue reading

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‘Sister Wives’ clan uses same-sex marriage ruling in polygamy case

The stars of the reality television show “Sister Wives” used the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah’s polygamy ban, court records show. The filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by … Continue reading

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Doubles trouble in family tennis comedy ‘Break Point’

LOS ANGELES Anyone for tennis? Actors Jeremy Sisto and David Walton serve up a doubles dose of the game in “Break Point”, a family reconciliation comedy about estranged siblings who reunite for a tennis tournament. “Six Feet Under” actor Sisto, … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple’s film costumes and memorabilia up for auction

LOS ANGELES Child movie star Shirley Temple’s costumes, scripts and a dress she wore to the Oscars are up for grabs at an auction on Thursday, preserved by the actress turned U.S. diplomat for nearly 80 years before her death … Continue reading

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