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The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Over the past 10 years, movies have cost more than ever before. Here are the 20 most expensive, based only production costs--not marketing and other post-production expenses--and were sourced, unadjusted for inflation, from IMDB.

It Took A Decade, But Portman 'Just Had To Make' Her Latest Film

Natalie Portman says her new film felt like something she just "had to make." It's an adaptation of <i>A Tale of Love and Darkness,</i> the autobiographical novel by Amos Oz, in which he tells the story of his childhood in Jerusalem during the early years of Israeli independence.<p>Portman, who was born in …

Deep Focus: Ben-Hur

At the start of Timur Bekmambetov’s grueling, chaotic <i>Ben-Hur</i>, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a complacent Hebrew one-per-center in ancient Jerusalem, …

Jared Leto Isn’t Happy With “Suicide Squad” But He Hasn’t Actually Seen It

The Joker ain't laughing.

Jared Leto

5 Invaluable Marketing Lessons Disney Movies Teach Us

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have said, “<i>Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.</i>” Those words can be applied to many sectors of life -- and business. But let's consider their value for one area in …

Natalie Portman Is “Done” with Thor

Unless they ask her to star in an Avengers 7, she jokes.<p>You won’t find Jane Foster in <i>Thor 3,</i> <b>Natalie Portman</b> has confirmed. When asked by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> if she would appear in the upcoming <i>Thor: Ragnorak,</i> the Oscar winner’s response was pretty straightforward.<p>“As far as I know, I’m done,” she …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

Netflix has a lot of titles to choose from. Actually, combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and …

San Sebastian: Escalante’s ‘Untamed,’ Murray’s ‘Blind Christ,’ Arango’s ‘X Quinientos’ at Horizontes Latinos

MADRID — Three major Latin American bows this late summer – Mexican Amat Escalante’s “The Untamed” and Christopher Murray’s “The Blind Christ,” both …

‘Batman’ Films Remain Top DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sellers

A dearth of new releases kept two Warner Bros. superhero films at the top of the national home video sales charts for the week ended Aug. 14.<p>Warner’s …

The Star Wars News Roundup for August 19, 2016

Star Wars news for the week of August 19, 2016<p>The purpose of this roundup is to put all the <b>Star Wars</b>†news from the week of August 19, 2016 in one …

Cosmos review – absurdism without the laughs

The last film by Andrzej Żuławski is a characteristically eccentric outing that descends into impenetrable gibberish<p>The final film of the director Andrzej Żuławski – who died in February, best remembered for 1981’s Isabelle Adjani freakout Possession – proves a characteristically eccentric …

‘Ben-Hur’ Writer Keith Clarke Calls Epic Project “A Screenwriter’s Dream”

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> It’s a tough task to re-invent <i>Ben-Hur</i> for the big screen. After all, the 1959 classic is one of the most loved films of all time. But that …

The Toy Box: Game of Thrones, Star Trek, The Force Awakens, Nightmare Before Christmas & Aliens

<b>The Toy Box</b> is a recurring feature at <b>/Film</b> that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia …

Natalie Portman Becomes Director In ‘Tale of Love And Darkness’; Werner Herzog is ‘Connected’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Natalie Portman fans will get their chance to experience the Oscar-winning actress’ filmmaking chops this weekend with the theatrical launch of <i>A Tale</i> …

Every Wes Anderson Fan Needs To Watch The Trailer For This New Australian Film

Girl Asleep is like Moonrise Kingdom meets Alice in Wonderland.

Wes Anderson

‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Review: Natalie Portman Tackles Tough Bio

This film is Natalie Portman’s passion project, a kind of movie so rare in formula-obsessed Hollywood that at first you might not recognize the …

John Cho, Parker Posey Starring in Drama ‘Columbus’

John Cho, Parker Posey, Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin are starring the Indiana-set drama “Columbus.”<p>“Columbus” marks the …

Vin Diesel shares xXx: Return of Xander Cage set video

What is MXMA? According to Vin Diesel in a new set video for <i>xXx: Return of Xander Cage</i>, the acronym stands for “motocross martial arts,” which he …

Natalie Portman tells 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "It's like, I guess you caught me! I'm a nerd!" Natalie Portman says, laughing.<p>She's talking about frenzied internet …

Nate Parker's Alleged Rape And The Limits of Hollywood Damage Control

On Jan. 25, 2016, there was one ticket that everyone in Park City wanted: <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>. Written and directed by Nate Parker, who also played the starring role of Nat Turner, <i>Nation</i> had swiftly become one of the most buzzed-about films of Sundance. No matter that Parker had never directed, …

Penn State

Natalie Portman Can Act and Direct—and Do It in Hebrew

A conversation with the star and director of A Tale of Love and Darkness.<p><b>Natalie Portman</b> achieves a personal Hollywood milestone with her new movie, <i>A Tale of Love and Darkness</i>—she not only stars in the film, but it is also her debut as a director. The movie demonstrates her versatility for another …

Kyle MacLachlan Saves You Time By Fitting The Plot Of ‘Dune’ Into One Tweet

David Lynch’s take on <i>Dune</i> has a history of being a ‘box office bomb’ with some cult leanings here today. Lynch famously distanced himself from the film following its release, adding the pseudonym Alan Smithee as his credit after some studio intervention. Luckily Lynch’s contract from this film …

David Lynch

Love tears Helen McCrory apart in 'The Deep Blue Sea'

LONDON (AP) — You might not think there's much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips.<p>But the troubled diva is one of the influences behind Helen McCrory's searing performance in Rattigan's play "The Deep Blue …

The Low Down: a self-indulgent paean to Cool Britannia

Sixteen years on, this Film4 flick about the loves, lives and drinking habits of young Londoners feels decidedly dated, if oddly watchable<p>Few organisations within the British film industry have done more to establish themselves as part of the cinematic landscape than Film4, thanks in large part to …

Ellen Page's upcoming movies sound incredible

There’s a whole lot to love about Ellen Page. The talented actress broke into our hearts with her breakout role as Hayley, the tough, vengeance …

From 'Coraline' To 'Kubo': Inside LAIKA's Magical Animated Movies

“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” is an interactive exhibition at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood featuring puppets, sets and props from LAIKA’s ten-year filmmaking history. It offers a deluge of material from CORALINE, PARANORMAN, THE BOXTROLLS, and KUBO AND THE …

Vin Diesel Confirms The ‘Incredibly Exciting‘ Guardians Of The Galaxy/Avengers Crossover

Marvel fans, rejoice: That long-awaited <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>/<i>Avengers</i> crossover is in the not-so-distant future, and Vin Diesel is just as pumped …

'Game Of Thrones' Actress Natalie Dormer Joins Celebrity Call To Help Refugees

Stars gathered at the U.N. headquarters in honor of World Humanitarian Day.<p>Celebrity speakers and performers converged on the United Nations headquarters in New York City to highlight the plight of refugees on World Humanitarian Day. Friday’s celebrity show of support for efforts to aid refugees …

Friday Box Office: 'Ben-Hur' Flops As 'War Dogs' And 'Kubo' End Summer With A Shrug

The summer ends this weekend not with a bang but with a shrug. Three new wide releases opened yesterday and none of them really “broke out” in a traditional sense. That <i>Suicide Squad</i> will again top the weekend charts for the third weekend in a row shows that being no. 1 in the weekend rankings is as …