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20-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

'The Mountain...' shooting was much harder than 'Titanic' : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet says that working in her forthcoming movie "The Mountain Between Us" was harder than working for her career-making role in "Titanic"."This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius....

19-Jun-2017

'Cars 3': A delightful coming-of-age film

This third edition of the franchise, from Pixar, which first appeared in 2006 is comparatively better than its predecessor released in 2011. While the scope and spectacle of "Cars 2" made it feel impersonal and hollow, "Cars 3" is a considerably more focused...

17-Jun-2017

'Despicable Me 3': Emotionally packed and entertaining

Very rarely do follow-ups create the same impact as their prequels, but in the case of "Despicable Me 3", the intensity of the film surpasses its predecessors. It excels as a scaled-up action thriller packed with a 1980s style of story that includes affirmation...

15-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

I'm a 'Game of Thrones' nut : Ryan Reynolds

Actor Ryan Reynolds says he is addicted to "Game of Thrones", and would like to replace Irish actors Aiden Gillen or Liam Cunningham in the fantasy series.The HBO fantasy series, which is filmed in Northern Ireland, has featured a host of Irish talent over...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'Avatar' sequels are extraordinary : Stephan Lang

American actor Stephan Lang is excited about the sequels of "Avatar". He says the upcoming parts of the James Cameron film are "beautifully written" and will expand the universe of Pandora in an emotional manner."The sequels are extraordinary. I cannot share...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Language becoming little less of a barrier : Papon

Singer Papon has released his first Assamese album, "Notun Puhor", in seven years. He feels more people are opening up to music from across the globe, and so, language is becoming a little less of a barrier now.His last Assamese album, "Sinaki Osinaki", released...

10-Jun-2017 San Francisco,

Hope 'Cars 3' will translate well in India, says director

Brian Fee has never been to India, but is confident that his first directional "Cars 3" will start off on the right note in the country. The American director says he doesn't like to restrict his creative soul by sticking to a specific audience to tell a story,...

09-Jun-2017

'The Mummy': Action packed and middling

With this film, Universal Pictures, introduces us to its new franchise -- the Dark Universe. The franchise explores the realms of the netherworld, making "The Mummy" an action packed, horror film.While this film is astutely mounted with all the finesse of...

06-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

Working out helps me escape noise in my head : Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she not only thinks about her physical appearance while working out but also her mental strength as she feels it helps her in escaping the "noise in my head".Hadid says she prepares herself for those high-stress moments with fitness."Working...

05-Jun-2017 Washington

"Wonder Woman" tops box office with over $100 mn

"Wonder Woman" of Warner Bros. topped box office in North America with an estimated $100.5 million debut weekend, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest ever opening weekend for a female director.The latest DC Comics superhero movie, starring...

05-Jun-2017

'Wonder Woman': Wonder Woman can't act, but she can fly

To hold back on the season's biggest blockbuster required super-hero willpower. But I waited for the rage to wane before getting into it.First things first. Gal Gadot makes a super super-hero. She has the scrubbed guileless sexiness of a born seducer, the...

02-Jun-2017

'Dobaara - See Your Evil': A lacklustre fare

This film is a remake of the American psychological horror thriller "Oculus", which was directed by Mike Flanagan and released in India in October 2014. The original film was based on a short film of the same name made in 2006 and was co-written by Jeff Howard.Loaded...

01-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Pitt doesn't try to manage production on sets : David Michod

Australian director David Michod says Hollywood actor Brad Pitt puts his role and duty as a producer aside while "creating a character" on the sets.Michod worked with Pitt in Netflix film "War Machine". The film had its premiere on Netflix on May 26, and will have...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Hollywood making diversity, inclusion a priority : Paula Patton

Paula Patton feels Hollywood is ready to write a new chapter on diversity. The American actress, who has worked with actor Anil Kapoor in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol", says many artists in the entertainment business in the West are now making inclusion...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

After Tendulkar, British filmmaker eyes WWI Indian soldiers

James Erskine hit a six with "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", a docu-drama on the "God of Cricket" Sachin Tendulkar. Hoping to return to India soon, the British filmmaker, who grew up with people "loathing the British Empire", wants to present the gruelling life...

28-May-2017

'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey

In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with...

27-May-2017

'The Lost City of Z': Low on emotional quotient

A biopic based on an eponymous book by David Grann, "The Lost City of Z" -- directed by James Gray -- is a slow-paced epic adventure, an obsession of an explorer from Ireland who sets out to find a city allegedly made of gold deep in the wilderness of...

26-May-2017 Los Angeles

I did a lot of prep for 'Baby Driver' : Ansel Elgort

Actor Ansel Elgort says he had to put in a lot of effort, including learning sign language, for his forthcoming film "Baby Driver"."Baby Driver" is the story of a young and innocent getaway driver, Baby (played by Elgort), who gets caught up with a crime boss...

25-May-2017 Los Angeles

Gal Gadot nearly quit acting before 'Wonder Woman'

Actress Gal Gadot was on the verge of quitting acting before auditioning for her role in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".The 32-year-old actress opened up about her past struggle in Hollywood at host Jimmy Fallon's show "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...

23-May-2017 New Delhi

I've a great connection with Indians : Pelézinho

Brazilian B-boying talent Pelézinho says he loves visiting India for its culture and history, and he feels a great connection with the people too.Pelézinho was in India to judge Red Bull BC One 2017 India Champion, held over the weekend, along with Wing and South...

21-May-2017 Cannes (France)

Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoys beach time at Cannes

Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger took some time out from promoting his film at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival to dip his feet in sea here.The actor rolled up his jeans and kicked off his shoes to paddle on the beach at the festival, dipping his toes in the...

20-May-2017 Los Angeles

Hope India doesn't wreck Rambo : Sylvester Stallone

Veteran star Sylvester Stallone is hoping that India doesn't "wreck" the character of Rambo in the upcoming Hindi remake of the popular Hollywood actioner "Rambo".Stallone, who starred in the actioner, took to Instagram on Friday night, where he shared a poster...

18-May-2017 Los Angeles

'Black Adam' may release sooner than expected

Actor Dwayne Johnson has hinted his movie "Black Adam" could release sooner than expected and his character will be fighting Superman (Henry Cavill).The "Fast and Furious" actor has been cast as the villain-turned-anti-hero and has hinted that plans for the...

14-May-2017 Los Angeles

Gal Gadot brings 'wonderful things' to 'Wonder Woman'

Actress Gal Gadot brings "wonderful things" to "Wonder Woman", says Connie Nielson, who plays her mother in the forthcoming superhero film.Nielson will be seen as Queen Hippolyta in the Patty Jenkins directorial, which features Gadot in the title role."Our working...

11-May-2017 Los Angeles

Kate Hudson confirms relationship with Danny Fujikawa

Actress Kate Hudson attended the Hollywood premiere of "Snatched" with guitarist Danny Fujikawa confirming that the two are a couple.Hudson and Fujikawa, who have been rumoured to be in a relationship, came together for the first time as they posed on the red...

10-May-2017 Washington

Running for US President is real possibility : Actor Dwayne Johnson

Retired wrestler and now an actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Wednesday said that him running for the nation's highest office is a real possibility."I think it's a real possibility," he said in an interview with GQ, when asked if he would ever run for president...

08-May-2017 Los Angeles

I'll fight for good : Gal Gadot

"Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot may play an otherworldly warrior, but in real life, she is not a fighter. However, she says she won't back out from fighting for good."I don't enjoy conflict in my life," the actress told Marie Claire magazine for its June cover...

08-May-2017 Mumbai

'Wonder Woman' to release in India on June 2

Israeli actress Gal Gadot starrer "Wonder Woman", an action adventure entertainer, will hit the Indian screens on June 2, Warner Bros Pictures has announced.Wonder Woman is a fierce Amazon warrior with incredible strength, grace and wisdom, as well as one who...

07-May-2017 Los Angeles

Anthony Hopkins was a dream to work with : Laura Haddock

Actress Laura Haddock says her "Transformers: The Last Knight" co-star Anthony Hopkins was a "dream to work with" because he was always excited to be on set.The 31-year-old enjoyed shooting scenes opposite the veteran actor because, despite his years of experience,...

07-May-2017 Los Angeles

Bautista thinks Marvel will regain 'Spider-Man' rights

Actor-wrestler Dave Bautista believes Marvel Studios could regain the film rights of "Spider-Man", which they had sold off to Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1985.The "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor believes the motion picture studio, which has teamed up with Sony for...

04-May-2017

'Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2': The sheen has withered

The "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2". is a notch better from Vol 1, but seems to have lost its charm this time round.This sequel does have scenes that feel a bit like playing it safe, repeating ideas that worked in part one and in other Marvel Universe films....

03-May-2017 Tokyo

As a writer, I feel like a female and male : Director James Gunn

He is a man as a human being, but "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" helmer James Gunn says he is a "female and a male" in spirit when he picks up a pen to jot down his ideas as a writer and director.There's one thing that ties together Gunn's "Guardians...

29-Apr-2017 Tokyo

I fought hard not to get typecast in Hollywood : Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista thinks he is a "misfit in life", but doesnt want to be a misfit in Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste.Bautista added that being part of film franchise...

28-Apr-2017 Los Angeles

Priyanka Chopra perfect choice for 'Baywatch': Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has praised his co-star and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and says she is the perfect choice for the forthcoming film "Baywatch".Johnson on Thursday took to Twitter to post: "Hard to balance real malevolence (hostility) with charm...

20-Apr-2017 Los Angeles

I love skiing : Hugh Jackman

Actor Hugh Jackman says he loves to ski, but is not great at it."I love skiing. I picked it up when I was 18 so never got great but tried to learn it," Jackman said in a statement. It was for this love that the actor opted to do several ski jumping scenes...

16-Apr-2017

Sherlock Holmes' exact opposite : A priest-detective and his cases

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Shadow, the mysterious narrator of a 1930 American radio show, knows -- as he told us with his eerie laugh -- but he wasn't the only one. Various detectives -- Sherlock Holmes, et al -- made it their business...

14-Apr-2017

'Fate of the Furious': Frenetic-paced and formulaic

Also known as "Fast and Furious 8", and stylised as F8, this is the eighth instalment of the stupendously successful cars-and-guns franchise.The film, apart from being utterly ridiculous, loud and funny, is a bloated, entertaining action-packed thriller,...

13-Apr-2017

'Fast & Furious 8': A fuel-good adventure

I have a confession to make. Charlize Theron's villainy in the 8th segment of the very fast and fairly furious franchise, didn't scare me one bit. She is way too beautiful to be intimidating in any irrevocably evil way, even when she threatens to kill...

13-Apr-2017

'Aftermath': could have been a lot Of things which it isn't

"Aftermath" could have been a profoundly moving treatise on bereavement and reconciliation. In fact, at a few key points in the narrative, I felt the shadow of greatness fall lightly over the narrative, only to withdraw its elevating hands as it plods through the...

12-Apr-2017 Paris

Cruise performs thrilling stunts in 'Mission : Impossible 6'

Actor-producer Tom Cruise is seen swinging back and forth in the air using a harness and crashing his car into a tree in the videos shot during the filming of the upcoming movie "Mission: Impossible 6".In one of the videos, the 54-year-old actor is watched by a lot...

09-Apr-2017

The versatile Arab : Omar Sharif and his varied roles

The most famous Arab actor in Hollywood, Omar Sharif, won global renown with his intense performance in David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia" but then went on to essay roles as diverse as of iconic Soviet and Latin American revolutionaries, a German army...

08-Apr-2017 Los Angeles

Dwayne Johnson and I close in a weird way : Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel says he and his "The Fate of the Furious" co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are close to each other in a weird way.In August last year, there was buzz that Diesel and Johnson had a fight during the shooting of the upcoming film when Johnson...

07-Apr-2017

'Going in Style': Old wine in new bottle

Evidently, there is nothing stylish about the film "Going in Style", except for the retirement plans of its protagonist, the three elderly gentlemen who with nothing to lose, plan a perfect heist for not receiving their pension funds.Beneath this straight-jacket...

06-Apr-2017 Los Angeles

Theron not a bad kissing partner : Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel, who will be seen locking lips with Charlize Theron in the forthcoming action film "The Fate of the Furious", says the actress is not a bad kissing partner.Diesel says when director F. Gary Gray told him he would be smooching Theron he was...

06-Apr-2017

'Ghost in the Shell': Lacquered but hollow

The core premise of "Ghost in the Shell" has been done to death throughout cinema, but the overall presentation of the film is incredible.It begins on an incredibly stylish note in a far-distant future Japan, where the line between cybernetics and humans...

06-Apr-2017

'Colossal': Stands tall conceptually

Wrapped in a spectacular monster genre, "Colossal" is a dark, high concept fantasy fare.The tale packs in two interrelated tracks, one of a drunk girl and her redemption and the second about monster battles which seem absurd, yet they both seamlessly mesh giving...

05-Apr-2017 Los Angeles

'Aftermath' second act in Schwarzenegger's acting life : Elliott Lester

Director Elliott Lester says "Aftermath" is a second act in actor Arnold Schwarzeneggers acting life."There's the famous quote saying there are no second acts in Americans lives. Well, I think this is the second act in Schwarzenegger's acting life, and I'm just...

03-Apr-2017 London

Want my stories to appeal to all people : Gurinder Chadha

British filmmaker of Sikh origin Gurinder Chadha, best known for movies like "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Viceroys House", says she wants to make films with universal appeal. Chadha's television production company Bend It TV will expand its production globally...

01-Apr-2017

'Power Rangers': Action packed and entertaining

"Power Rangers" is a reboot of the similarly titled 1993 American sci-fi television series . There is nothing new or exciting here, but the execution is as updated as one can get.When five socially outcast teenagers discover an ancient power, deep within a...

31-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Stallone says his dog helped launch his acting career

Veteran actor Sylvester Stallone says his dog Butkus helped him launch his acting career because he inspired him to write "Rocky", which he also starred in.The 70-year-old credited his dog on social media on Thursday night for being the major help behind writing...

31-Mar-2017

'The Boss Baby': Refreshing and entertaining

"The Boss Baby" is a cute, overtly dramatic animated film which at the core is about a child's imagination pertaining to sibling rivalry and a highly classified, industrial espionage.The film follows the seven-year-old Tim Leslie Templeton (Miles Bakshi)...

30-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Vin Diesel's son made him choose Groot in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

In "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", Vin Diesel returns to voice Groot, an extremely humanoid tree with a limited vocabulary. The actor says it was his son who made him choose the character.Groot is one of the most popular characters in the Guardians universe,...

30-Mar-2017

'The Salesman': Did it really deserve Best Foreign Film Oscar?

One of the early reviews of this film that appeared in India wonders why we can't make films like these.Meaning, I suppose, that our films are intellectually inferior to what this Iranian Oscar winner has achieved. There is an aphorism in Hindi -- "Dur ka...

30-Mar-2017

'A Dog's Purpose': Heart warming film

This unabashed ode to canine affections is so pure at heart, you are inclined to overlook its syrupy over-sentimental tone of narration and look directly at a heart that beats purely for the sake of unconditional love."A Dog's Purpose" is a simple doggie's...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kate extremely intuitive, emotional : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet is "an extremely intuitive and emotional person", apart from being a master in her craft, says John Downer, director of documentary "Snow Chick - A Penguins Tale".Winslet has narrated the documentary -- which tells the story of an emperor...

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