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Next 'Fast & Furious' movie delayed until June

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Universal Pictures has delayed the global debut of the "Fast & Furious" movie "F9" by one month until June 25, the company said on Thursday, the latest shift by Hollywood studios trying to gauge when moviegoers will return to theaters in large numbers. Read More

 

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Square to pay $297 million for majority stake in rapper Jay Z's Tidal

(Reuters) - Payments firm Square Inc on Thursday agreed to buy a majority ownership stake in Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z, for $297 million in cash and stock. More »

 

Wrongful execution forms grim backdrop to Berlinale contender

BERLIN (Reuters) - When her husband is executed for murder, Mina is left to fend for herself in a society that is reluctant to allow her even to find somewhere for her and her daughter to live. More »

 

Berlinale film highlights Belarus protesters' courage to carry on

BERLIN (Reuters) - The director of "Courage," a documentary about three actors who threw themselves into the protests that erupted after Belarus's contested presidential elections last summer, hopes the film will help highlight the plight of political prisoners in the country. More »

 

'Fresh Off The Boat' creator brings 'authentic' Asian-American story to the big screen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Writer and director Eddie Huang hopes his first feature film, "Boogie," will help shift expectations about the type of Asian-American stories shown on the big screen. More »

 

K-pop stars BTS named IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - K-pop sensation BTS, whose catchy, upbeat songs have won legions of fans around the world, have scooped the 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award from IFPI, the recorded music industry representative body said on Thursday. More »

 

Icelandic fishing town casts sparkly net for Eurovision fame

(Reuters) - Icelandic town of Husavik is seeking to harness the publicity gained from Netlix' Eurovision movie with a new museum that will showcase costumes and a replica of an Elf house featured in the 2020 Will Ferrell comedy. More »

 

Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon' takes audience on an Asian-inspired adventure

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's latest animated movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon," aims to offer a fresh take on a princess tale in a fantasy world inspired by Southeast Asia and no prince coming to the rescue. More »

 

India's Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Thursday said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired freely. More »

 

Thirty years on, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall are 'Coming 2 America'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 years after Prince Akeem Joffer and his sidekick Semmi first travelled to the United States to find a royal bride, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their roles in comedy sequel "Coming 2 America". More »

 

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