Alejandro González Iñárritu: The Revenant is an homage to film ‘greats’

With its savage landscapes and tough filming conditions, survival drama The Revenant is an ”homage to great filmmaking, Academy Award winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu says. Inspired by real events, The Revenant tells the story of fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who on an expedition in the 1820s was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his team. He survives and sets out for revenge on those who left him. Jan 12, 2016

Ringling Bros circus to cease elephant acts in May

The elephant acts that have been part of Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus shows for more than a century will end in May, earlier than their previously announced retirement, the circus parent company said on 11 January. Last March, Feld Entertainment said the 13 Asian elephants used in its traveling shows would be phased out by 2018. Jan 12, 2016