Alan Parker, director of 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Mississippi Burning', dies at 76 Saturday, 1 Aug 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from "Bugsy Malone", a gangster comedy featuring children armed with machineguns that fired cream, to the tense prison drama "Midnight Express", died on Friday aged 76.  Full Article

'Cocoon' actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85 Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 

(Reuters) - Actor Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie "Cocoon" and "The Firm" has died at the age of 85, U.S. media reported.  Full Article  

Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters' symbol Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's emerging student pro-democracy movement has adopted a Japanese cartoon hamster, Hamtaro, as a creative way to get support from young people around the country.  Full Article