Ryan Gosling in a scene from Blade Runner 2049. The  film was expected to take $45 million. It looks as if it will end up with around $31 million. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

Looked at from one angle, Blade Runner 2049 was destined to fail. Ridley Scott’s 1982 original opened to modest reviews and underwhelming box office. (...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Ryan Gosling’s deadened quality suits a character who (we assume, anyway) is not a paid-up member of the human race. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

It is jarring to consider that the gap between Blade Runner and today – 35 years – is about the same as that between Blade Runner and the high era of (...)

 JJ Abrams, who will  replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Filmmaker JJ Abrams will write and direct the ninth instalment of the Star Wars series, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, a week after the film lost its(...)

Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in one of the original  ‘Star Wars’ films.

The directors of the upcoming Han Solo film have left the production due to “creative differences”. Film-makers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had (...)

Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. It will be in cinemas in October. Photograph: YouTube

The new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 gives a more complete look at the long-awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott’s seminal science fiction thriller, dir(...)

It seems appropriate that, as I write these words, this week marks Leon Kowalski’s birthday. Who is Leon Kowalski? Actually, the apposite question is (...)

Harrison Ford will avoid action over his recent piloting mishap. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

US actor Harrison Ford will not be fined or lose his pilot’s licence over his latest aviation mishap, US federal authorities have said. Ford (74) has(...)

Actor Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after he mistakenly landed his private plane on an airport taxiway. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Actor Harrison Ford called himself a “schmuck” and said he was “distracted” after he mistakenly landed his private plane on an airport taxiway, an aud(...)

Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)