Antti Merikukka

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Quentin Tarantino: 'It's about damn time' US discussed racist past

Director compares Confederate flag to Nazi swastika as new film, The Hateful Eight, highlights racial tensions after civil war<p>The film director Quentin Tarantino has said he considers the Confederate flag to be the American swastika, and that it’s “about damn time” people questioned its place in …

War

How foreign TV drama became de rigueur with UK viewers

It’s not only Faroese sweaters that have enjoyed a boom in sales since The Killing. Since BBC4’s Danish import arrived on British screens four years ago, viewers have embraced a steady stream of foreign language dramas. Almost two million tuned in for The Bridge; Saturday night ratings for series …

TV

George Lucas apologises for describing Disney as 'white slavers'

George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has apologised for using a “very inappropriate analogy” after he described Disney as “white slavers” when talking about its purchase of the film franchise from him.<p>In a candid interview on Us television, the award-winning film maker also criticised the …

Star Wars

Quentin Tarantino Sued Over ‘Django Unchained’ Alleged Copyright Infringement

Quentin Tarantino, The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures have been accused of copyright infringement through their 2012 movie “Django …

Django Unchained

George Lucas apologizes for 'white slaver' comments on selling 'Star Wars'

George Lucasmay have mixed feelings about parting ways with the galaxy he built. In an interview on "Charlie Rose" the "Star Wars" creator called the past films he directed his "kids" and likened the split from the franchise to that of a breakup with a romantic partner. And then Lucas implied that …

Star Wars

The 10 biggest box-office winners in 2015

Studio execs are also taking this break to joyfully count the 2015 box-office dollars, which hit $11 billion in the US alone, an all-time record.<p>The 2015 box office has been historic. Universal had three movies cross the $1 billion mark worldwide, the first time a studio has ever done that.<p>And …