Europe

The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. Even in this world of global homogenization, local tastes matter. The studios, with their worldwide marketing campaigns and day-and-date releases, dominate the international box office, and last year was no exception. But a hit in Hollywood can
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The actress became the first female incarnation of the BBC’s famed Time Lord in a special episode on Christmas Day. Jodie Whittaker has officially taken over for Peter Capaldi as the lead role in the hit BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who. At the end of the one-hour special broadcast on Christmas Day, Scottish actor Capaldi
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Forget ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Here’s what the rest of the globe will be watching as they ring in the new year. Holiday time means TV time for families around the globe. But not every country has the same year-end TV traditions. In Britain, the obsession is with Christmas commercials.
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This year’s lineup includes a diverse selection of prestige titles and commercially successful action flicks, ranging from Chinese blockbuster ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ to Japanese courtroom thriller ‘The Third Murder.’ Asian Brilliant Stars, the emerging film awards ceremony that runs in tandem with the Berlin International Film Festival, has unveiled its jury and nominees for an
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The “definitive story of Weinstein’s career, fall from grace and Hollywood’s culture of abuse” will include interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories.” U.K. public broadcaster BBC has ordered a feature-length documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s rise and fall, including interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave
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Swedish art world satire ‘The Square’ is a frontrunner for this year’s awards, which air Saturday from Berlin. The 30th European Film Awards kicks off in a just a few hours, live from the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin. Several of this season’s Oscar contenders —including Ruben Ostlund’s The Square starring Elisabeth Moss and
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The Oscar-winning actress will receive the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award for her life’s work. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander will receive the lifetime achievement award, the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award, from Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival. Vikander, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for The Danish Girl, next takes on the role of video game
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The Austrian auteur’s foreign-languge entry stars Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant in a darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional French family. Happy End, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke is, in many ways, exactly what we’ve come to expect from the 75-year-old auteur who has made a career out of upsetting
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The ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star faced a backlash after comments made to a U.K. magazine. An online backlash erupted against Angela Lansbury on Tuesday after the Murder, She Wrote star made controversial comments regarding sexual harassment. Speaking to the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine, the 92-year-old, who is starring in the BBC’s new adaptation of Little
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Martin Scorsese is executive producer of the Spirit Award-nominated film, a coming-of-age story set in the Romani community of Calabria, Italy. Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano will be honored with the Capri Hollywood Rising Star Award for his latest film A Ciambra, which is Italy’s submission for consideration for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Carpignano will
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The streaming video service picks up U.S. SVOD rights to Scandinavian crime dramas ‘Below the Surface’ and ‘Midnight Sun,’ as well as U.K. drama ‘Trust Me’ in its first-ever licensing deal with the studio. Hulu has inked its first-ever TV deal with European production group StudioCanal, taking exclusive U.S. streaming rights to three of its
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The critically acclaimed sequel took home $10.9 million in its first weekend, a 59 percent higher gross than its record-breaking predecessor amassed over the same period. StudioCanal’s cuddly, marmalade-loving Peruvian bear has underlined his box-office power. Paddington 2 landed in U.K. cinemas over the weekend with a haul of £8.3 million ($10.9 million), making it
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The indie hit scooped up 15 nominations at the BIFAs as first-time filmmakers dominated the proceedings. Indie period hit Lady Macbeth is leading the list of nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, unveiled Wednesday by Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires. Debut features dominated the list, with the first-time writers, producers and directors of
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The drama starring Rupert Grint will air on the network that is exclusive to customers of British telecom giant BT. AMC has acquired Crackle’s original drama series Snatch, starring Rupert Grint, for the U.K. The 10-episode series will premiere on AMC U.K., which is exclusive to customers of telecom giant BT, on Oct. 31. The
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“The explosion of original content globally is creating an opportunity for new, innovative and diverse ways to engage audiences beyond the series itself,” says Katie O’Connell Marsh about the creation of Platform One. John Malone’s international cable operator Liberty Global and private equity group TPG’s TPG Growth on Monday unveiled a new production and distribution
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The partners, who have so far worked with Sky and ABC, respectively, say the editorial and news gathering deal will “significantly enhance” their global reporting capabilities. CBS News and BBC News on Thursday unveiled an editorial and news gathering partnership that they said would “significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities” of both organizations. The announcement
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Castmembers from Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico have arrived in Rimini ready for action. MTV’s Shore series has come full circle. It’s been six years since the original Jersey Shore crew traveled to Florence, Italy, looking for trouble. And the biggest and boldest incarnation of franchise Super Shore, which combines castmembers from Latin America and
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Also: Scott Waugh’s new film ‘6 Below’ will screen on the Italian island. Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino will be honored at the upcoming Ischia Global Film & Music Festival on July 12 with the festival’s Regina Isabella Global Award. Following her award presentation, the festival will screen Scott Waugh’s 6 Below, a new film starring
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