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'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader

The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was released on Thursday.

'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes

What if you could both watch a film and be a character in it?

Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
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'Brainy TV' set to triumph over reality's race to the bottom

The grip trashy reality shows hold on television may be about to be broken by a new wave of intelligent documentaries.

'Brainy TV' set to triumph over reality's race to the bottom
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood

Hollywood's traditional media players are facing an unprecedented challenge to their business model as 'cord-cutters' opt to cancel their expensive cable subscriptions in favor of on-demand streaming services.

The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
Film Director Emir Baigazin at his Photo Exhibition in Lugano. Photo courtesy of Emir Baigazin
Emir Baigazin's The Wounded Angel selected for Berlinale

The Wounded Angel by Kazakh film director Emir Baigazin selected for the Official Program of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Emir Baigazin's The Wounded Angel selected for Berlinale
Igor Tsay during filming of He is Dragon. Photo courtesy of Igor Tsay
Kazakhstani crew about Bekmambetov's new movie

Igor Tsay and his "Kun-Do" school of stage combat participated in shooting of Timur Bekmambetov's new He is Dragon movie.

Kazakhstani crew about Bekmambetov's new movie
Still from Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "Realtors."
Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan

Kazakh cinema is on the high wave but not everyone in the country is happy.

Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan-made short film premieres at Cannes

Kazakhstan-made short film Luna Lyubit Solnce (Moon Loves the Sun) premiered on May 20 as part of the Short Film Corner program of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Kazakhstan-made short film premieres at Cannes
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Kazakh director Sanzhar Sultanov producers Canadian film

A 26-year-old Kazakhstan-born director and screenwriter Sanzhar Sultanov will be producing The Death and Life of Martin Quick directed by Canadian Nick Wernham.

Kazakh director Sanzhar Sultanov producers Canadian film
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6th French Cinema Today film festival opens in Almaty

The 6th French Cinema Today festival opens in Almaty on April 23.

6th French Cinema Today film festival opens in Almaty
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Cinderella dubbed in Kazakh, premieres in Kazakhstan

Disney's Cinderella movie has premiered in Kazakhstan's movie theaters earlier than around the world on the eve of the International Women's Day.

Cinderella dubbed in Kazakh, premieres in Kazakhstan
Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office
Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office

Steamy bondage romp "Fifty Shades of Grey" dominated at the North American box office this weekend, whipping the competition to secure top spot.

Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips up box-office frenzy

"Fifty Shades of Grey" began its worldwide rollout on Wednesday, opening in theatres across France, Germany, Belgium and Serbia.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips up box-office frenzy
US firm buys rights to Charlie Hebdo documentary
US firm buys rights to Charlie Hebdo documentary

A film distributor has bought the US rights to a documentary about Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the deadly attacks at the French satirical weekly.

US firm buys rights to Charlie Hebdo documentary
Hollywood is a brand, not a place: Banderas
Hollywood is a brand, not a place: Banderas

Antonio Banderas, 54, is on form. The Spanish star will shortly play Pablo Picasso in "33 Dias," and will be in Terrence Malick's next film, "Knight of Cups."

Hollywood is a brand, not a place: Banderas
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Morgan Freeman to star in Kazakh director's Ben-Hur

Famous Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov has started filming the newest adaptation of Lew Wallace's classic: Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ.

Morgan Freeman to star in Kazakh director's Ben-Hur
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Timeless tale of goodness: Cinderella to be dubbed in Kazakh language

Disney’s Cinderella will be dubbed in the Kazakh language. The film premiers in Kazakhstani movie theatres on March 6.

Timeless tale of goodness: Cinderella to be dubbed in Kazakh language
Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack
Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack

Sony said it will release madcap comedy "The Interview" in some US theaters on Christmas Day, after it canceled the movie's debut.

Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack
Frame from the Owners movie.
Yerzhanov's The Owners wins Grand Prix at International Film Festival in Lebanon

Yerzhanov's The Owners has won the Grand Prix at Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon.

Yerzhanov's The Owners wins Grand Prix at International Film Festival in Lebanon