After three weeks of back-to-back blockbuster releases (Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, The Great Gatsby and The Hangover Part III), UK cinemas drew breath at the weekend with a relatively modest set of new films, led by dystopian horror-thriller The Purge.
"I wouldn't be seen dead with a woman old enough to be my wife," a Hollywood celebrity once remarked.
To onlookers, it might seem like a dream come true: the chance to engage with an incomparable cinema icon and find one's place in movie history.
Tom Cruise has become the latest high-profile star to walk away from Guy Ritchie's big-screen take on the 60s spy series The Man from UNCLE, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
There are probably a million reasons why Die Hard 6 should never be made.
The line-up of this year's Cannes film festival is now complete after the announcement of the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week selections.
The next James Bond film is already being planned and producers hope to announce a director soon, executives said on Tuesday.
After four weeks where the market has been dominated by Wreck-It Ralph, Disney scored again with its latest family title, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Skyfall director Sam Mendes has confirmed he won't be returning to the next Bond film, despite Skyfall's stellar success.
After the storm comes the lull. The weekend after the record-setting Thanksgiving was a quiet one, as has been the case with previous post-turkey results.
The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.