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13 hours 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 ...

3 months 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...

7 months 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 ...

7 months ago
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 ...

7 months ago
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...

8 months 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...

8 months ago
'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...

8 months ago
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,...

8 months 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...

9 months 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...

10 months 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. ...

10 months ago
A tepid telling of the Princess Diana tale

Movie: Diana; Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Charles Edwards, Geraldine James, Juliet Stevenson, Cas Anvar; Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel Rating: *1/2 stars The story of the late Queen of Hearts and Princess of Wales, Diana, has been an open book and the expectation from this tale is colossal. Unfortunately, Director Oliver Hirschbiegel's Diana inspired by ...

11 months ago
Oscar report came as a surprise, says Nimrat Kaur

Mumbai, Sep 24 - Actress Nimrat Kaur, who debuted with Lunch Box, said the report that the film was being considered for an Oscar nomination came as a surprise. Our film was released on Friday and the news came out on Saturday... I was too distracted with the feedback we were getting for our film. The Oscar report came as a surprise, we were hoping for our best, Nimrat Kaur told reporters d...

1 year ago
Dr Anil Patil to turn producer, make Marathi films, plays

Mumbai, Aug 19 - Anil Patil, chairman of Vedicure Group of Companies, has announced that he will produce Marathi feature films and plays under his banner Samudrika Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd. A healer by profession and a cinema lover at heart, Patil always wanted to be part of the movie-making business. I am a doctor by profession, but I have grown up on a healthy dose of Indian cin...

1 year ago
Dr Anil Patil to turn producer, make Marathi films, plays

Mumbai, Aug 19 - Anil Patil, chairman of Vedicure Group of Companies, has announced that he will produce Marathi feature films and plays under his banner Samudrika Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd. A healer by profession and a cinema lover at heart, Patil always wanted to be part of the movie-making business. I am a doctor by profession, but I have grown up on a healthy dose of Indian cinema ...

1 year ago
Jackman worried about being typecast

Los Angeles, Aug 19 - Actor Hugh Jackman has reportedly rejected superhero roles because he fears that he will get typecast. According to dailystar.co.uk Jackman, 44, was offered 65 million pounds to star in five superhero action flicks. But the actor, best known as Wolverine in the superhero franchise X-Men, has refused the mega offer. A spokesman for­ Jackman, who won his fir...

1 year ago
Jackman worried about being typecast

Los Angeles, Aug 19 - Actor Hugh Jackman has reportedly rejected superhero roles because he fears that he will get typecast. According to dailystar.co.uk Jackman, 44, was offered 65 million pounds to star in five superhero action flicks. But the actor, best known as Wolverine in the superhero franchise X-Men, has refused the mega offer. A spokesman for­ Jackman, who won his first O...

1 year ago
Rooney Mara hopes for sequel to 'The Girl with the...'

Los Angeles, Aug 16 - Actress Rooney Mara is hoping for a sequel to her 2011 mystery thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The 28-year-old earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker in the film, but despite showing a green light to the movie in 2012, the Sony Pictures has yet to move forward with a long-planned follow-up of the film, reports c...

1 year ago
Rooney Mara hopes for sequel to 'The Girl with the...'

Los Angeles, Aug 16 - Actress Rooney Mara is hoping for a sequel to her 2011 mystery thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The 28-year-old earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker in the film, but despite showing a green light to the movie in 2012, the Sony Pictures has yet to move forward with a long-planned follow-up of the film, reports cont...

1 year ago
Sony Pictures joins hands with MRC for 'Chappie'

Culver City -, Aug 15 - Sony Pictures Entertainment and Media Rights Capital - have joined hands to co-produce Chappie, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp. Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence, who is stolen by two local gangsters to use him for their own nefarious purposes. Blomkamp, known for directing District 9 and Elysium, has also c...

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