The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens. Above, production crew on Skellig Michael where part of the film, directed by JJ Abrams, was shot. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Pictures announced today.The movie had previously only been known as Episode VII(...)

Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and the boys (Jace, Dolph et al) head to Turkey to bust former cohort Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) out of jail. And t(...)

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(...)

Jury members – Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, US director Sofia Coppola, New Zealand director Jane Campion, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actress Carole Bouquet – arrive for the screening of Futatsume No Mado during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

There’s a slight sense of bewilderment on the streets of Cannes as the jury, headed by Jane Campion, prepares to announce the winner of the Palme d’O(...)

Stormtroopers strode through the RDS in Dublin during the Invasion Dublin event attended by hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 3:02

The sight of Stormtroopers striding through a southside Dublin suburb should be no cause for worry for residents this weekend - though the looming fig(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)

Run Run Shaw: the pioneering Hong Kong movie producer  has died at the age of 107. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Legendary Hong Kong media tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an entertainment empire in Asia that encompassed television and films, died yesterday a(...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

HP chief executive Meg Whitman. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

In a keynote address that emphasised her company’s innovation “DNA” – and which veered between discussions of 3D printing and the cloud to a video of (...)