Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of The Jungle Book. The Oscar winner will voice the role of Bagheera, the black panther who, in the 1967 Disney class(...)

In a word

Tonight is “Bonfire Night” in the west of Ireland. So forget your Wimbledon. The word itself, bonfire, is derived from a 16th-century Middle English w(...)

Actor Harrison Ford is to appear alongside Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o in the next Star Wars film, which is currently being filmed. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hollywood star Harrison Ford has been airlifted to hospital after being injured on the set of the latest Star Wars film. The 71-year-old actor was rep(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

Angelina Jolie in Maleficent: all withering stares, vengeful snarls and killer one-liners

Today marks Angelina Jolie’s 39th birthday. The film director, humanitarian and impossibly well-groomed mother has come a long way from her previou(...)

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The song remains the same: there’s just no room for the little guy in a blockbuster-packed summer schedule. Irish film folks take heed and beware the (...)

Towards the beginning of this very interesting, mildly feminist take on Sleeping Beauty, there is a moment that, thanks to recent sad accidents of fat(...)

 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre  in Hollywood, California. Photograph:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images 1:17

An infamous red carpet prankster struck actor Brad Pitt in the face as he signed autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring his partner A(...)

A men sell souvenirs at the Star Wars movie set in Ong Jmal, in Nefta. “Star Wars, Episode VII” director JJ Abrams has announced a new contest that allows fans to win a role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the popular science fiction films. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters 1:44

“Star Wars, Episode VII” director JJ Abrams has announced a new contest that allows fans to win a role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the popul(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)