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8 days ago
Bill Condon in talks to helm 'Bride of Frankenstein' remake

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Director Bill Condon is in talks to helm Bride of Frankenstein, a remake to the eponymous 1935 movie. The Beauty and the Beast (2017) director might helm one of the movies set in Universal Monster Universe. The remake will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan with David Koepp writing the script, reports deadline.com. In 1998, Condon ...

28 days ago
TV screening of 'The Danish Girl' cancelled in India

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) A scheduled telecast of Hollywood film The Danish Girl -- which tells the story of Lili Elbe, one of the first people who came out and went for gender reassignment surgery -- has been cancelled, channel Sony Le PLEX HD has announced. According to a source in the know of developments, the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to the film due to its se...

29 days ago
'CBFC does not represent progressive Indian audience'

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava says the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), which refused to certify her film due to its lady oriented content, does not represent a major part of the progressive Indian audience. I think CBFC is living in a dark age and they don't represent our progressive Indian audience. I believe they have a very...

29 days ago
'Peter Gunn' Star Lola Albright dies at 92

Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) Actress Lola Albright, best known for her starring role in the late 1950s TV series Peter Gunn, passed away at her home here. She was 92. A native of Akron, Ohio, Albright died on Thursday, reports variety.com. She went very peacefully. She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much, her friend Eric Anderson said. Albright's fir...

1 month ago
Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever: Morgan Freeman

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country settling. The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him. I was fascinated by India. So going there was a very settling experience. I went there for a spiritual trip more than a sight-seeing tr...

1 month ago
I aspire to be an artiste like Zohra Sehgal: Tannishtha Chatterjee

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, known for her performances in films like Rough Book, Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched, says she wants to be like the late veteran actress Zohra Sehgal. I remember the day when I met Zohra Sehgal for the first time. She was 90 and I was 19. Even at her age, I was astonished by seeing her diligent, discipline and commitment to her work...

1 month ago
19 award winning films to be screened at Meghalaya fest

Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) Nineteen award winning films of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) will be screened here in Meghalaya, said an official on Tuesday. The objective is to encourage local filmmakers and producers from the region to take their projects on the national and international stage. The film festival, which would be held from March 1-3 at the premier North...

1 month ago
Meryl Streep gets standing ovation at 2017 Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Meryl Streep, who got her 20th Oscar nomination for her leading role in Florence Foster Jenkins and was called highly overrated by US President Donald Trump, received a standing ovation from the audience at the 89th Academy Awards here. The annual awards show took place here on Sunday night and Streep lost the Best Actress trophy to Emma Stone's La La Land act....

2 months ago
We hardly celebrate good cinema in India: Tannishtha Chatterjee

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, known for her power-packed performances in movies like Rough Book, Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched, says most of the Indian cinema is a celebration of glamour and star power rather than good stories. However, she feels the scenario is changing. Tannishtha's latest film is Garth Davis's Lion, which has received six Oscar no...

2 months ago
Bengali actor Koushik Sen's 'kind face' impressed 'Lion' director

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Acclaimed Bengali actor and theatre personality Koushik Sen, who played the Kolkata police officer with a kind face in the Oscar-nominated Lion, says he relished learning about Hollywood technique as well as performing with child actor Sunny Pawar. It was a feat made easier with director Garth Davis's love for the art, he says. I did the film mainly for two...

2 months ago
Lucas Hedges isn't missing Oscar buzz

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Lucas Hedges has denied claims that he is missing out by not celebrating his Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Manchester by the Sea. Speaking to Vulture, Hedges said that he doesn't fear of missing out (FOMO), reports femalefirst.co.uk. No FOMO! It's a bit challenging, but it's also my dream, to be doing this play ('Yen') and be nomin...

2 months ago
Never imagined my story would be Oscar-nominated: Saroo Brierley on 'Lion'

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The heart-warming, real-life story of Indian-Australian businessman Saroo Brierley is being celebrated globally through the film Lion, that has been winning awards and has earned several Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He says the success of the homecoming story is unimaginable and wants it to bring hope to those who may be going through what he did. I am humbled and to...

2 months ago
Almost drowned in Hooghly twice: Saroo Brierley

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) India-born Australian businessman Saroo Brierley, whose intriguing life journey has been captured on celluloid in the Oscar-nominated Lion, says he almost drowned in the Hooghly river twice. Lion is based on Brierley's 2014 book A Long Way From Home which recounts how the author, as a child, gets separated from his family, ends up on the streets of Kolkata and is ad...

2 months ago
Dev worked hard for 5 months to portray me in 'Lion': Saroo Brierley

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) India-born Australian businessman Saroo Brierley, whose intriguing life journey has been captured on celluloid in Lion, on Wednesday praised actor Dev Patel for portraying him in the film. The British actor is nominated for an Academy Award for a supporting role in Lion -- the autobiographical account of Saroo's experiences. After the theatrical release of th...

2 months ago
I loved shooting in Australia: Sunny Pawar

Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Child actor Sunny Pawar who made his debut in acclaimed Hollywood film Lion on Saturday said that he enjoyed shooting in Australian cities and developed a great bonding with his co-actor Dev Patel. Although we shot in Bhopal, Kolkata I loved shooting in Australia. The place was so beautiful. There were so many places to roam and play around, we went there after shoo...

2 months ago
Naomie Harris joins The Rock in 'Rampage'

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Naomie Harris has been roped in to star alongside actor Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the upcoming movie Rampage, based on a 1980s arcade game of the same name. While plot details of the film are still kept under wraps, it will focus on three monstrously transformed creatures which are also featured in the game, reports aceshowbiz.com. The transfor...

2 months ago
Justin Timberlake'humbled' by first Oscar nomination

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake is really humbled by his nomination at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. The 35-year-old is nominated in the Best Song category for his original track Can't stop the feeling, which featured in the animated comedy film Trolls. I'm really humbled by the whole thing. I think most of all; I was excited the whole year that peop...

2 months ago
Oscar nomination overwhelming for Dev Patel

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel is feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for receiving Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar nomination for Lion. He is up against actors like Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) for the trophy, which will be given away at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here on February 26. The no...

2 months ago
89th Oscars: 'La La Land' lands 14 nominations, Rahman out of race

L0os Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood romantic musical comedy-drama film La La Land is nominated across 14 categories -- equalling a record previously set by Titanic and All About Eve -- for the 89th Academy Awards, it was announced here on Tuesday. Indian composer A.R. Rahman missed the race to the golden statuette, while Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel has one nomination for Lion.

2 months ago
Oscar snubs Martin Scorsese, 'Sully', Amy Adams

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) La La Land received as many as 14 Oscar nominations, which were announced on Tuesday here. But there were a few surprising omissions, including Clint Eastwood's Sully, Martin Scorseses Silence and actress Amy Adams. Usatoday.com has come up with a list of films and talent who were snubbed this year: Silence: Scorsese's high-minded religious drama could...

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