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Feminist Drama 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Cleared for Indian Theatrical Release With Edits

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Feminist drama Lipstick Under My Burkha is cleared for a theatrical release in India after the country's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overruled the censor board's refusal to issue the film a certificate.

The board had refused a certificate, saying that the film was “lady oriented” and contained "abusive words, audio pornography."

That led the producers to approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (Fcat), which decided that the film can be issued a so-called "A" or adults certificate, equivalent to an Nc-17 rating, with some voluntary edits.

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, Lipstick revolves around four Indian women, from »


- Nyay Bhushan

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South Korean Actor Yu Ji-tae Joins Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built'

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South Korean actor Yu Ji-tae has joined the cast of Danish art house director Lars Von Trier's upcoming horror film The House That Jack Built.

Yu is the first Asian actor to play a supporting role in one of Von Trier's films.

He began his career as a fashion model, but is now known for his work with several of South Korea's most acclaimed directors, including Hur Jin-ho on One Fine Spring Day (2001), Park Chan-wook in Oldboy (2003), and Hong Sang-soo in Woman is the Future of Man (2004).

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- Patrick Brzeski

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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' to World Premiere at Shanghai Disneyland

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been officially cleared for release in China on May 26, day-and-date with its release in the U.S.

Signaling the growing value of the China market — already the world's No. 2 box-office territory — the sequel will also have its world premiere at the Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in the Middle Kingdom.

Stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are all set to attend »


- Patrick Brzeski

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Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World' Sequel (Exclusive)

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Jeff Goldblum is returning to the land of dinosaurs.

The actor, who co-starred in 1993's Jurassic Park and 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will appear in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s next Jurassic World film.

J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) is directing the next installment in the studio's hit franchise. Jurassic World earned $1.67 billion worldwide in 2015 and is the fourth-highest-grossing film in history.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel, which also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, wrote the script for the follow-up »


- Rebecca Ford

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Kathleen Crowley, Actress in Low-Budget 1950s Horror Movies, Dies at 87

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Kathleen Crowley, the actress who starred in the 1950s low-budget horror films Target Earth, Curse of the Undead and The Flame Barrier and was a frequent guest performer on television, has died. She was 87.

Crowley died Sunday at her home in Green Bank, N.J., her family announced.

During the first season of ABC's Batman, the attractive Crowley portrayed the naive socialite Sophia Starr, who falls for The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) after the waddling master of foul play goes straight (or so it seems) and sets up his own detective agency.

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