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'Pakistani films must create own identity, not copy Bollywood'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi says the influx of Hindi films has spelt trouble for his country's entertainment industry, which he feels is losing its distinct identity in a race to be a cheap copy of Bollywood. I feel the Indian film industry has had a huge impact in Pakistan because they filled the void which was created when films were not being made here (...

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James Horner dies in plane crash

Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Oscar winning music composer James Horner died at the age of 61 in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. Horner, who won two Oscars for the music of Titanic and scored for other blockbusters like Avatar, Braveheart, and A Beautiful Mind, died on Monday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's...

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Laura Dern in talks to join McDonald's mogul biopic

Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Two-time Academy Award nominee Laura Dern is in negotiations to star opposite Michael Keaton in The Founder, the drama detailing the rise of fast food empire McDonald's. John Lee Hancock is directing The Founder, which may release on November 25, 2016, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), the drama tells the true story of h...

2 months ago
Vidhu Vinod Chopra: An Indian 'proving his point' in Hollywood

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) English was alien to him until he was 16; but he landed an Oscar nomination in 1979, directed pertinent Hindi films like Parinda and 1942: A Love Story, produced India's cinematic goldmine 3 Idiots. And now, he's ready with his maiden Hollywood project Broken Horses. At 62, Vidhu Vinod Chopra feels like a debutant who has proved his point that even a Bollywood filmmaker ...

5 months ago
Mark Schultz apologises for criticising 'Foxcatcher'

Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, who is the subject of Oscar nominated film Foxcatcher, has apologised for his criticism earlier. Schultz, played by Channing Tatum in the film, has posted a series of tweets in which he praised the film and apologised for previously slamming it and director Bennett Miller, reports hollywoodreporter.com. I apologise to you ...

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Meryl Streep sets record with 19th Oscar nomination

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Veteran Hollywood actress Meryl Streep got her 19th Academy Award nomination for Into The Woods Thursday, making her the most nominated artiste in Oscar history. The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, and the 65-year-old was named for her role as the witch in Into The Woods. Streep will be competing in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role categ...

6 months ago
Kate Winslet to star in Steve Jobs biopic?

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet is in negotiations to play the female lead in a Danny Boyle-directed upcoming biopic on late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, reports variety.com. Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is on board to play co-founder Steve Wozniak. The boipic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony P...

6 months ago
Aniston eyes Oscar for 'Cake'

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Jennifer Aniston is said to be eyeing an Oscar nomination for her role in Cake at the upcoming awards ceremony in Los Angeles in February 2015. Winning an Oscar has been a dream of Jen's, and she knew 'Cake' could finally be her ticket, said a source close to the 45-year-old beauty, who is engaged to actor Justin Theroux, reports contactmusic.com. The f...

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Israeli, Palestine filmmakers use cinema as 'weapon' against conflict

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Palestine filmmaker Najwa Najjar, whose Eyes of A Thief is the country's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar next year, Saturday said cinema is a weapon against the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict and could help resolve it. Women filmmakers from the warring countries of Israel and Palestine are harnessing the medium of cinema as a weapon against ...

10 months ago
Attenborough's 'Gandhi' changed lives of all of us: Om Puri

Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Om Puri, who had a miniscule role in British filmmaker Richard Attenborough's Oscar winning film Gandhi, says the film changed the life of everyone who has been associated with it. Richard Attenborough's Gandhi changed the lives of all those who were associated with the film. Most of all, it changed Ben Kingsley's life. Thereafter each time Gandhi's picture flashed ...

1 year ago
'The Godfather' cinematographer Gordon Willis dead

Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Ace cinematographer Gordon Willis, who lensed director Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather series, died Sunday. Willis, whose photography for Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979) helped define the look of the 1970's cinema, died at the age of 82. The cause of death has not been disclosed, reports variety.com. Phone calls and social medi...

1 year ago
'Grudge Match' packed with adult humour

Film: Grudge Match; Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal; Director: Peter Segal; Rating: ** 1/2 Peter Segal's, Grudge Match is a volatile, tongue-in-cheek comedy about two retired boxers from Pittsburg. They had fought each other twice earlier with each winning a single bout, but now they can't see eye-to-eye. This Grudge Match ...

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Oscar an opportunity to get more viewers: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Jan 6 - Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan, who stays away from award functions, says an Oscar nomination provides an opportunity to a film to get more viewers. Aamir is one of the few Indian filmmakers to win an Oscar nomination - 2001 period drama Lagaan in the Best Foreign Language Film category. For me, the Oscar is a window from which your audience increases...I see it ...

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Would be meaningful to win Oscar: DiCaprio on 'The Wolf...'

Los Angeles, Jan 3 - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he wants his latest movie The Wolf of Wall Street to receive awards and recognition galore. Winning an Oscar, he says, would be meaningful. Of course it would be meaningful -. I think everyone wants to be recognised by their peers, absolutely, without question. But the truth of the matter is, you learn very quickly you have absolutely no con...

1 year ago
Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead

Los Angeles, Dec 16 - Hollywood actress Joan Fontaine died at her home in Carmel, California. She was 96 and died of natural cause. Fontaine passed away Dec 15, her assistant Susan Pfeiffer confirmed, reports hollywoodreporter.com. In a career spanning over six decades, Fontaine has been part of movies like Rebecca -, Suspicion -, Ivy -, September Affair -, Ivanhoe - and Island in t...

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'Lawrence of Arabia' Peter O'Toole dead

London, Dec 16 - Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for his role in Lawrence Of Arabia, passed away following a long illness. He was 81. Peter died Dec 14 at the Wellington Hospital here, reports dailymail.co.uk He was one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field, his agent Steve Kenis said. Actress Kate O'Toole, his daughter, said that their family is very appre...

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Agatha Christie's detective novel to get movie remake

Los Angeles, Dec 13 - The new big screen adaptation of author Agatha Christie's mystery book Murder on the Orient Express is in works. The original film based on the novel of the same title was released in 1974, which got multiple Oscar nominations and helped Ingrid Bergman win Best Supporting Actress. Hollywood's Fox studio got the movie rights of Christie's book with Ridley Scott,...

1 year ago
Now musical adaptation on 'Bull Durham'

Los Angeles, Dec 12 - A musical based on romantic comedy sports movie Bull Durham will premiere in September 2014. Bull Durham, the movie, features actors Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. Director Ron Shelton, who scored a best screenplay Oscar nomination for the 1988 film, has adapted the script for the musical version as well, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Sin...

1 year ago
Lawrence felt like alien in couture gowns

Los Angeles, Nov 20 - Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she felt like an alien when she had to wear couture gowns for red carpet events post her Oscar nomination. The 23-year-old, who ultimately won the best actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, says she feels very close to Katniss Everdeen, the character she essays in forthcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lawrence says...

1 year ago
India blew its chance at Oscar, says Danis Tanovic

Abu Dhabi, Oct 27 - Academy Award winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tavonic is upset with Indian decision makers for choosing a good film like The Good Road over its best horse, The Lunchbox as the representative to compete for the Oscar in the best foreign language film category this year. And he is not saying it because he is one of the around 20 co-producers of the Irrfan Khan-starrer. ...

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