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20-May-2018 Los Angeles

Being a producer allowed me to be more accountable : Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel says being a producer allowed him to be more accountable for the overall film."Being a producer allowed me to be more accountable for the overall picture. All of our characters shine so well," Diesel said in a statement to IANS."That's a testament...

19-May-2018

'Deadpool 2' is the best super-hero film since 'Logan'

AIf we can overlook the excessive gore ,including a scene of violence where the subversive superheroic hero is ripped into two halves, "Deadpool 2" provides more fun zones in its speedened narrative ambit, for the uninitiated and the initiated, than any...

07-May-2018 Mumbai

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to release in India on June 8

Get ready for the most awaited epic action-adventure film of the year! Universal Pictures India is all geared to release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in India on June 8, two weeks ahead of the film’s US release. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel...

11-Apr-2018 Dubai

I sympathise with Hollywood's gender equality movement : Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens hopes for a "correction" in the representation of women in Hollywood and wishes for a more equal world for his wife and daughters. The actor, son of veteran cine icon Maggie Smith, sympathises with the ongoing movement calling for gender equality,...

07-Apr-2018 Washington

Sylvester Stallone returns to Rocky statue

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone returned to Philadelphia's Rocky statue with a new plaque.Amidst ongoing filming for "Creed 2" in Philadelphia, Stallone returned to the famous "Rocky steps" outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art to place a commemorative plaque...

05-Apr-2018 Los Angeles

Steven Spielberg says next Indiana Jones could be woman

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg says he knows putting a woman in the lead role of an Indiana Jones movie would upset fans, but believes it's time the explorer "took a different form".The role was made famous by actor Harrison Ford, 75.Spielberg nodded when asked if...

04-Apr-2018 New Delhi

I don't forget how hard it was to get work : Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson has worked on films like "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "The Revenant", "Star Wars" and "Mother!" -- and forthcoming film "Peter Rabbit". But the Irish actor says there was a time when he faced trouble finding work, and his hardship...

31-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Want to watch more Indian cinema : Christopher Nolan

Multiple Oscar-nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan, known for "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" famed filmmaker Christopher Nolan says he is interested to watch and know more about Indian cinema.On a visit to India to create awareness about celluloid films...

30-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

I'm literally doing nothing: Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz says she is not doing anything at the moment and is semi-retired.Diaz, 45, was at the centre of a media storm this month when her "The Sweetest Thing" co-star Selma Blair, also 45, joked that Diaz had retired from acting, reports people.com.Asked...

30-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

I never make movies for the sake of technology : Steven Spielberg

Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg says he doesnt make movies for the sake of technology but uses it to tell a "better story"."I never make movies for the sake of technology; I only use it to tell a better story," Spielberg said in a statement. "The...

26-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Hugh Jackman warns fans about his impersonators

Actor Hugh Jackman has warned his fans of his online impersonators, who con people by misusing personal information.Jackman tweeted: "I am aware that people are pretending to be me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please do not respond, give money or your...

21-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Fame has changed how I live: Elizabeth Hurley

Fame has altered English actress Elizabeth Hurley's life in a big way. She says she prefers to stay at home a lot more to avoid "being stared at and bothered in public".Her personal life has seen her through many ups and downs.She dated actor Hugh Grant,...

17-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Gal Gadot's 'formula' to fitness, happiness

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, who has partnered with global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok, says women wear different hats but they must take good care of themselves by indulging in things which bring them mental peace."We live in an era where women are now...

17-Mar-2018

'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool': The one that Oscars ignored

Nothing in this enchanting, moving, edifying tale of tragic love prepares us for the heartbreak that we collectively suffer at the end, when former film star Gloria Grahame now a faded, dying wisp of a woman says her final goodbye to Peter Turner, her lover,...

16-Mar-2018

'The Square': A pretentious creative fantasy

Director Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" won the prestigious Palme d'Ore award at the Cannes Film Festival last year and is a force to reckon with, especially for its social commentary on the conflicting status of social class, power, fear and the behavioural reactions...

16-Mar-2018

'Gringo': Convoluted yet entertaining

"Gringo" is an unoriginal, twisted, messy and at times incoherent madcap dark crime comedy that is largely fun to watch because of its superb cast. It is a politically incorrect and sometimes convoluted drama that doesn't expect you to take it seriously for a...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Jennifer Lawrence climbs over chairs at Oscars

Actress Jennifer Lawrence was seen hitching up her sequinned dress to climb over rows of chairs to get to her seat at the 90th Academy Awards here -- and that too with a wine glass in hand.Lawrence, 27, dazzled in a platinum sequin Dior gown and strappy heels....

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

PriceWaterhouseCoopers gets the Razzies at Oscars 2018

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, among the world's larges auditors, tax advisers and services companies, was thoroughly roasted at the 90th Oscar awards this year, becoming the butt of many a joke for its envelope fiasco last year.The company, which is responsible for keeping the finalists...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

90th Oscars: 'Shape of Water' leads at politically painted show

"The Shape of Water" emerged as the big winner with four honours at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony -- including Best Picture -- where celebration of cinema was laced with political jibes as well as powerful statements on debates like sexual harassment,...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein's accusers pitch for equality at Oscars

Actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who have accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, walked on the stage at Oscars 2018 to stress on the need to change the culture in Hollywood with focus on diversity and equality.Apart from...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Gary Oldman, McDormand win best actors at 90th Oscars

Gary Oldman, for essaying former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour", and Frances McDormand for her role as a grieving mother in "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri", won the best actor and best actress in a leading role categories...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Oscars: 'The Shape Of Water' wins Best Director, Best Picture

Guillermo del Toro, who faces a copyright infringement lawsuit for "The Shape Of Water", has won the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards for the movie at the 90th Oscars ceremony here."The Shape of Water", a fantasy drama, has been in the midst of allegations...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

James Ivory becomes oldest Oscar winner

Filmmaker James Ivory, who once worked closely with late Indian star Shashi Kapoor, became the oldest Oscar winner at 89 for his adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name.The screenplay of the gay romance movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is based on the eponymous...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Nanjiani's 'The Big Sick' loses Oscar to 'Get Out'

Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon missed out on winning an Oscar for their original screenplay for the film "The Big Sick", featuring Indian actor Anupam Kher, here.It was the first nomination for the couple.The award went to...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

'Coco' named Best Animated Feature Film at Oscars 2018

"Coco" was named as Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars 2018, and co-director Lee Unkrich dedicated the honour to the people and culture of Mexico, saying "representation matters".Disney-Pixar's "Coco" narrates the story of an aspiring musician's journey...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Allison Janney picks first Oscar for 'I, Tonya'

Actress Allison Janney took home her first Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her powerful performance in "I, Tonya" at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here.She won the trophy for her role as Tonya Harding's mother LaVona Golden in...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Nobody from Hollywood can find Pakistan on map : Kumail Nanjiani

Extending support to the 'Dreamers' in the US, Pakistan-origin comedian Kumail Nanjiani and actress Lupita Nyong'o from Kenya took a dig at their own immigrant status during the 90th Academy Awards here."We are the two actors who you keep hearing about but whose...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Kimmel picks on Weinstein, envelope mix-up at 90th Oscars

Jibes on Harvey Weinstein, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the envelope-gate controversy were the star attractions of popular TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue at the 90th Academy Awards here.Kimmel, who took on the...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Eva Longoria craves cereals

Actress Eva Longoria has been craving cereal for dinner during her pregnancy, though she can't choose her favourite brand.In a series of videos posted to her Instagram story, Longoria said: "You guys, I'm so hungry. And I don't wanna cook anything and I don't...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

'Dunkirk' sweeps sound honours at 90th Oscars

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan's war drama "Dunkirk" won top sound honours at the 90th Academy Awards here.The film won the gold statue in -- Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing category.Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten picked the...

05-Mar-2018 Los Angeles

Sam Rockwell wins his first Oscar

Actor Sam Rockwell won his first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".He was named as the Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday here.He was up against Willem Dafoe...

02-Mar-2018

'Death Wish': Slick but flighty popcorn entertainer

A revenge thriller set in Chicago, Director Eli Roth's 'Death Wish' is a popcorn entertainer, rehashed from a 1974-release and Director Michael Winner's similarly titled film starring Charles Bronson.While on the surface it seems a slick remake with the...

01-Mar-2018

'Red Sparrow': An entertaining espionage drama

Based on the similarly titled novel penned by former CIA operative Jason Matthews, director Francis Lawrence's espionage thriller is an icy, controlled, provocative and at times a deliberately problematic piece of work.Set in an interesting period that suggests...

28-Feb-2018

'Lady Bird': A disguised mother-daughter drama

There is a lot of what one would call window-dressing in a very positive way. But at its heart, "Lady Bird" is a pure simple heartfelt mother-daughter saga told with a sense of whimsical wisdom that comes only from experience.Saoirse Ronan plays with sturdy...

28-Feb-2018

'Lady Bird': An intimate, astutely crafted character study

This intriguingly titled film, with its coming-of-age tale, is the solo, directorial debut of Greta Gerwig.It is an outstanding and warm teen drama that makes for a generous character study of a young woman in the process of working out who she is, what she...

27-Feb-2018 Los Angeles

I never had affair with Chris Pratt: Jennifer Lawrence

Actress Jennifer Lawrence was widely blamed by fans for actor Chris Pratt's split from wife Anna Faris. But Lawrence says she was never in a relationship with her "Passengers" co-star.In an interview with FM channel KISS, the Oscar-winning actress talked about...

16-Feb-2018

'The Shape of Water': An astutely mounted fairy tale

Director Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is a beautiful, yet strange tale of romance that would remind you of films like "Beauty and the Beast", "Shrek" or even "Splash", but unlike these films, this one is a patronisingly laboured fairy tale.The story...

16-Feb-2018

'Hostiles': A sensitive yet bland redemption tale

Mounted like a ponderous western film, director Scott Cooper's "Hostiles" is a slow-paced, melancholic, redemption tale that offers us a brutal slice of American history.Based on a story by Donald E. Stewart, set in 1892, it is a hero's journey. A reluctant...

15-Feb-2018

'Hostiles' is profound stirring study of violence

Outwardly, like most films of the 'Western' genre, "Hostiles" is a celebration of savagery. It opens with a disturbingly graphic sequence of Rosalie's (Rosemund Pike) entire family, including three little children, being massacred by American-Indians.However, it...

11-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Women characters more exciting to write, direct: Will Gluck

From "Easy A", "Friends with Benefits" and "Annie" to his forthcoming film "Peter Rabbit", Will Gluck's stories have always been tied together by a common string of strong female characters. The American director says he likes to write for women characters...

09-Feb-2018

'The 15:17 to Paris': Dramatically passive and disappointing

Those who have seen the trailers of this film are sure to be enticed by its thriller aspect and are bound to be disappointed. The film, mostly comprising banal, drama-free, mundane scenes, tests your patience. But by the end, you realise that this is a self-performed...

08-Feb-2018

'Boy and the World': A vibrant and dazzling marvel

Pulsating with a vibrant soundtrack and lovely hand-drawn animation in pencil and crayon colours, cut-outs, oil paint and everything in between, writer-director Ale Abreu's film is not only a simple children's film but one that leaves you spellbound.Told through...

05-Feb-2018 Los Angeles

Dwayne Johnson working on 'The Titan Games' series

Actor-producer Dwayne Johnson will soon be seen in "The Titan Games" series.He is also attached to the project as a producer. NBC has given a 10-episode order to "The Titan Games", an unscripted programme from Johnson and Dany Garcia. The show is in a new athletic-competition...

02-Feb-2018

'Den of Thieves': A convoluted heist drama

"Den of Thieves" is a convolutedly narrated heist film that involves concepts from other superior crime thrillers of the past.With a handful of stylish shootouts, chase sequences and other confrontations bridged together by a lacklustre screenplay, this over-the-top...

01-Feb-2018

Phantom Thread': Subtly layered romantic melodrama

"Phantom Thread", by auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, is a contemplative character study where one's reaction to the material will largely depend upon whose perspective you see the film from.Set in the 1950s' post-war London, "Phantom Thread" is the invisible thread...

30-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Ashley Graham couldn't relate to models

Model Ashley Graham says she struggled to relate to models during her own childhood.Graham, 30, who admires former supermodel Cindy Crawford, did not see any stars with a similar body shape to herself during her younger years, reports femalefirst.co.uk."Traditionally,...

27-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Beauty is beyond size: Ashley Graham

Model Ashley Graham says beauty is "beyond size" and has urged people to "stay loud" to encourage fashion and beauty brands to take more plus-size models on for their campaigns.The 30-year-old model was thrilled to be the first plus-size model to be cast for...

19-Jan-2018

'12 Strong': Mildly entertaining yet engaging revenge drama

Based on a true story and with jingoistic appeal, "12 Strong" takes you directly into the heart of the battlefield -- where 12 American soldiers set out to wipe out the Al-Qaeda backed Taliban from the land known as "the graveyard of many empires" -- Afghanistan."12...

18-Jan-2018

'Darkest Hour': An Engaging back-room drama

Director Joe Wright's film "Darkest Hour" is a historical saga. A war film that showcases the back-room drama behind the battlefield -- the evacuation of British soldiers from Dunkirk during World War II. The film gives a totally different perspective to Christopher...

12-Jan-2018

'Paddington 2' an over-cute pain

"Paddington" in 2014 was so treacly it was like eating too much Christmas pudding. The most unwanted sequel comes to us with noblest of intentions and feeblest of contrivances.It has little else to recommend itself, except Hugh Grant in a whammy of a performance...

11-Jan-2018

Downsizing' is worse than bad, it's bland

It is heartbreaking to see so much earnestness being squandered away in inertia. "Downsizing" is a well-meaning jibe at global devastation done in a tone so steeped in righteous indignation, I thought I was watching an evangelical propaganda film with angels...

11-Jan-2018

'Downsizing': A strangely complex masterpiece

"Downsizing" is a strikingly intelligent concept film.A romance and self-realisation tale wrapped in a sci-fi film that makes you aware of environmental issues is what definitely makes it unique fare. It is a social satire wrapped in a sci-fi movie that does not,...

11-Jan-2018

'Call Me By Your Name': Not about gay love, about love

In no time at all, this exceptional film has acquired a cult status worthy of a masterpiece, which it is. Provided you can sink into its languorous self-indulgent pace. Nothing pronouncedly dramatic happens on the surface as director Luca Guadagnino's epicurean...

10-Jan-2018

'The Post': A lucid ode to journalism

Director Stephen Speilberg's "The Post" is a political thriller that documents a moment in history where the scales are tipped toward corruption in the system.Despite the events in the film taking place nearly five decades ago, it would be irrelevant to go through...

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