Hollywood films snubbed by Cannes

May 29, 2012

Amour, Michael Haneke’s tearjerker about an elderly French couple spending the last stages of life, scooped the biggest award of the night, Palme d’Or (best picture), at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
The Austrian auteur now becomes one of the few that has won the top honour for more than once. This marks his second win after he took home the prize with The White Ribbon in 2009 Read more

The Avengers tops US box office again

May 23, 2012

Superhero movie The Avengers has topped the US and Canadian box office for the third week in a row, taking $55.1m (£34.8m), studio estimates suggest.
The film easily saw off new release Battleship, which took $25.4m (£16.1m).
The Avengers also raked in another $56m (£35.4m) globally over the weekend – taking its total worldwide earnings to $1.2bn (£758m).
The Disney blockbuster Read more

Brad Pitt: ‘Films should age like fine wine’

January 2, 2012

Brad Pitt has insisted that he chooses only quality projects in order to ensure the longevity of his career.
The Moneyball actor said that he believes filmmaking should be a process which produces movies that age like a “fine wine”.
“Filmmaking is about longevity. Is it a quality picture? A quality story? Is there something original about Read more

Marilyn Monroe film to open New York film festival

August 7, 2011

A film about Marilyn Monroe’s time in England in 1956 is to premiere at the New York Film Festival.
My Week With Marilyn tells of a fleeting encounter between Monroe and a set assistant while she was filming The Prince and the Showgirl opposite Laurence Olivier.
The film stars Oscar-nominee Read more

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes $1bn

August 2, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has passed the $1bn (£609m) mark at the worldwide box office, distributor Warner Bros has said.
The final instalment in the eight-part boy wizard series is the first to reach the milestone.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone had the previous best global takings with $974.8m (£593m) in Read more

Harry Potter film ‘breaks box office records’ in US

July 18, 2011

The final Harry Potter movie has broken the record for the biggest first day box office sales in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates.
The film’s distributor, Warner Bros, reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, made $92.1m (£57m) in North America on Friday.
The previous single-day record belonged to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which made $72.7m (£45m) Read more

‘Harry Potter’ made me an actress, says Emma Watson

July 10, 2011

Emma Watson has claimed that she felt like an actress for the first time while working on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The 21-year-old, who has played Hermione Granger for 11 years, likened her time on the wizarding franchise to the “most difficult film school” in existence.
“Watching the new film I feel I’ve really learned something in these 10 years,” she told The Mirror. “For Read more


June 26, 2011

Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Annie Mumolo
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Running time: 125 mins
If the title hints at a frilly chick flick about love and forever, then the Read more

Stellar cast for Woody Allen’s new film

April 15, 2011

Woody Allen’s latest project is a gathering for Oscar winners and nominees.
Not too long ago Penelope Cruz, who won an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in Allen-directed Vicky Cristina Barcelona, revealed that she is set to reunite with the director again in her next project.
Later it was reported that Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin has signed on to the project. Read more

Michael Shannon To Play Villain In Superman

April 13, 2011

Actor Michael Shannon has been roped in to play villaneous general Zod in Zack Snyder’s reboot of superhero franchise Superman: Man of Steel.
The Oscar-nominated actor will face off against newcomer Henry Cavill’s Superman in the movie. Shannon is best known for his performance in Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet starrer Revolutionary Road, the Hollywood Reporter said Read more

‘The Bodyguard’ To Be Remade

February 25, 2011

‘The Bodyguard’ is set to be remade.
The 1992 hit movie – which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston and took $411 million at the worldwide box office – is being given a 2011 makeover by Warner Bros. and will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer.
The original film told the tale of a Secret Service agent – played by Kevin – who was drafted to protect a singing Read more

Just Go With It: movie review

February 13, 2011

Director: Dennis Dugan, Screenwriter: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling, Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Running time: 110 mins.
Throughout his career Adam Sandler has gotten away with some very bad behaviour thanks to his boyish charm. He makes a point of it in his latest comedy as Danny, a philandering plastic surgeon caught in Read more

The Eagle: movie review

February 13, 2011

However you slice it, ‘The Eagle’ is hokum, but modern-day Scots may get a kick out of the film’s depiction of their ancestors.
If you have a hankering for movies about the Roman Empire set in 140 AD, you could trundle off to see Kevin Macdonald’s “The Eagle,” I suppose, but you may discover that it tells you a lot more about Hollywood in 2011 AD.
Channing Tatum, who is nothing if not Read more

Emma Watson signs for ‘Wallflower’

February 11, 2011

Emma Watson has signed on to star in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
The film will also feature Logan Lerman and will be written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, who will adapt from his own 1999 novel of the same name, Variety reports.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower centres on Charlie (Lerman), a 15-year-old outsider struggling through life and dealing Read more

Oscar Review: Best Picture

February 2, 2011

It doesn’t seem five minutes since Avatar was battling it out with The Hurt Locker during the awards season of 2010.
For the second year there are ten movies that will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Best Picture. And we take a closer look at the nominees:
Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky is known for making slightly off the wall, odd sort of movies and Black Swan is no different – but it Read more

Monsters – Movie Reviews

November 30, 2010

Director: Gareth Edwards
Screenwriter: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Running time: 92 mins
The title conjures up images of sinister creatures battling it out across vast pixellated landscapes, yet Gareth Edwards’s directorial debut Read more

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

November 18, 2010

Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy
Running time: 150 mins
“These are dark times”, says Minister Of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour Read more

Aniston is ‘sexually aggressive’ doctor in new film

September 7, 2010

Jennifer Aniston plays a ”sexually aggressive” doctor who tries to blackmail a colleague in ‘Horrible Bosses’.
Jennifer Aniston plays a “sexually aggressive” woman in upcoming movie ‘Horrible Bosses’.
According to her co-star Charlie Day, Jennifer’s character Dr. Julia Harris is a blackmailer who tries to get his character Dale Arbus to sleep Read more

Prince Of Persia

May 28, 2010

Release Date: 21 May 2010
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley, Toby Kebbell
Details: US/116mins 12A
With lofty aspirations to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is mostly notable for one thing; Jake Gyllenhaal’s man abs. The Donnie Darko star has gotten himself into remarkable shape for Read more

Iron Man 2: review

May 9, 2010

From csmonitor.com
What would “Iron Man 2” be without Robert Downey Jr.? I asked the same question of “Iron Man,” and, with one exception, the query still applies. That exception, however, is a big one. As Ivan Vanko, the mad Russian physicist hellbent on eradicating His Ironness, Mickey Rourke almost pumps new blood into a franchise that is already starting to show its Read more

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