Azerbaijani film gets into competition at Cannes

Azerbaijani film "Sonuncu" (The Last One) directed by Sergei Pikalov has got into the competition program of short films of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, according to the Festival's website According to foreign media, for the first time the competition of "Short Film" features shots from Azerbaijan and Georgia Contest "Short Film" this year received 3,450 works from 128 countries

'Wanted 2' Still Kicking Around But Without Angelina Jolie Returning

Despite the fact that Universal hired the original writers behind the comic book adaptation Wanted to pen the sequel Wanted 2 last September, there's been no active development on the project for over a year At the time of the writer's hiring, it sounded like Angelina Jolie might return for the sequel, even if that didn't make sense considering the events of the first film However, Hollywood

Tom Cruise files $50 million lawsuit over claims he abandoned Suri

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit on Wednesday against magazines that claimed he had abandoned his daughter, Suri, following his divorce from actress Katie Holmes The "Mission: Impossible" star filed the lawsuit in US

James Bond blends old and new charms as 007 turns 50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Makers of the new James Bond movie "Skyfall" have striven to combine the old-school values that made 007 such a success over the last 50 years with enough modern mores to keep the silver screen's favorite super spy relevant in a post-Cold War world The 23rd official Bond film, which has its royal world premiere in London on Tuesday, brings together Daniel Craig on his third outing on Her Majesty's secret service with British director Sam Mendes making his franchise debut The plot also puts veteran actress Judi Dench, 77, at the heart of the action as Bond's superior M, and introduces Spanish Oscar-winner Javier Bardem as an uncharacteristically flamboyant villain complete with dyed blond hair

London film festival closes, boasts record crowds

LONDON (Reuters) - The London film festival ended late on Sunday with the European premiere of Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" and the release of figures showing public attendance at screenings across the capital this year had risen 12 percent to a record 149,000 Organizers of the annual 12-day cinema showcase, which has yet to match the importance of other European festivals like Berlin, Venice and Cannes, also introduced a new awards format this year to try and raise its international profile Clare Stewart, in charge of her first London film festival, said the 2012 event had underlined the strength of the British film industry

Al Pacino to play aging rocker and Jeremy Renner's dad in “Imagine”

LOS ANGELES (TheWrapcom) - The Oscar-nominees and winners are aligning, as Al Pacino, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Renner team up on the directorial debut from the writer of "Crazy, Stupid, Love" "Imagine" centers on an aging rocker (Pacino) who is inspired to put down the pipe and the whiskey bottle and reconnect with his son (Renner) after coming across an undelivered letter he wrote as a 19-year-old to John Lennon