New York (dpa) - Ben Affleck made up for the success that has eluded him in recent roles by earning top place at the box office as both director and star in The Town, industry statistics showed Sunday.
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller (Full Cast)
Studio: Screen Gems
The Plot: As the T-Virus continues to spread, Alice (Jovovich) maintains her mission to find survivors and keep them safe from the Undead, and to take down the Umbrella Corporation. Reteaming with Claire (Larter), Alice makes a dangerous journey to a new city that is said to be a safe haven: Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (dpa) - Mickey Rourke is to star as a mafia assassin in a new film called Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on a book by Philip Carlo, the films relates the true story of Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski, who for more than 40 years led a double life as both a professional assassin and a doting husband and father in suburban New Jersey. Read more about Mickey Rourke to star as Ice Man
Los Angeles (dpa) - Danny Boyle, whose film Slumdog Millionaire became one of the unlikeliest Oscar winners of all time in 2009, has returned to the same film festival that popularized his film, to debut a follow up that is receiving just as much critical acclaim as his Indian-based drama. Read more about Slumdog director may have another hit on his hands
Los Angeles (dpa) - Resident Evil - AfterLife, the fourth film in the action-horror series topped the US box office over the weekend, according to industry estimates Sunday.
Resident Evil stars Milla Jovovich as a warrior who attempts to lead a group of human beings to safety in a world overrun by zombies. The Sony Corp film made 27.7 million dollars in ticket sales - the lowest-grossing weekend of the year, according to Hollywood.com Box- Office. Read more about Fourth Resident Evil film tops US box office
Venice, Italy (dpa) - Black Swan, a dark thriller set against the backdrop of the world of ballet, was set later Wednesday to open the Venice Film Festival, the world's oldest cinema competition which this year marks its 67th edition.