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17-Apr-2019

'...Weeping Woman': Spooky but hardly compelling

A fascinating concept, a brilliant setting but a rushed job... that's how one would encapsulate Michael Chaves' "The Curse of the Weeping Woman". It is a tale about a vengeful spirit that is out to kill children.The narrative opens in Mexico in 1673, giving...

11-Apr-2019

'Free Solo': Fascinating real life thriller

The first shot of this documentary is disorienting as well as jaw dropping. The top angle shot, with the camera floating out of the edge of a cliff capturing rock climber Alex Hannold astutely manoeuvring his way to the top of the cliff, gets you drawn to...

10-Apr-2019

'Five Feet Apart': A formulaic teary-eyed romance

A silver lining to a dark cloud makes a good visual. Similarly, a melodramatic and depressing romance makes attractive viewing, which "Five Feet Apart" with its message - 'Life is too short to waste a second' - is.This film's title refers to the 'six foot...

06-Apr-2019 OT WORLD

Shazam! Brings the fun back into superhero cinema

There is something to be said about bringing back the 'F' word into cinema. Fun, fun and more fun than I've had in a super-hero film years...Shazam! leaves us breathless with its sense of self-wonderment.It's like going back to the roots of the super-hero...

04-Apr-2019 Los Angeles

Britney Spears checks into mental health facility

Singer Britney Spears boyfriend Sam Asghari praised her "strength" after she checked into a mental health facility.On Wednesday, it was reported that the "...Baby one more time" hitmaker checked into a mental health treatment facility as she continues to cope...

03-Apr-2019 Los Angeles

Rush for 'Avengers: Endgame': Ticket sales in chaos

The Avengers weren't prepared for supervillain Thanos and it appears that some online ticket sites weren't ready for "Avengers: Endgame" because of the rush for the much-awaited superhero movie.Pre-sale tickets for "Avengers: Endgame", the latest film from...

01-Apr-2019 Los Angeles

Sophie Turner opens up about pay disparity on 'GoT'

Actress Sophie Turner says her "Game of Thrones" co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her, and she was okay with that.The 23-year-old actress is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar U.K.'s May issue in which she has revealed why she was okay with her on-screen...

01-Apr-2019 Los Angeles

Actress Maisie Williams made wrong predictions

"Game Of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams tried to predict how the show would end and which characters would survive, but was wrong."I said, 'Let's predict the final series. You call who you think is going to be alive and who you think is going to be dead....

29-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

I love a soul, not a gender: Sophie Turner

"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner says she has experimented with sexuality.In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actress opened up about her relationship with fiance Joe Jonas, and her love life prior to her engagement, reports foxnews.com. She announced...

23-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Russell didn't behave like star on film set : Vidyut Jammwal

Actor Vidyut Jammwal, gearing up for the release of his next film 'Junglee', has said Chuck Russell, director of the action-thriller, "brings star value to the film but doesn't behave like a star on the set".Jammwal was interacting with the media, here on...

23-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

'Supernatural' to end after Season 15

The popular American TV show "Supernatural" will conclude after 15 seasons.Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Friday, reports variety.com."We just told the crew that even...

17-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

#MeToo movement hasn't made big impact: Lily Allen

Singer Lily Allen says the #MeToo movement has not made big enough of an impact and thinks people are ignoring important issues."Everyone is sort of a bit like, 'Yeah, yeah, that happened, but what do you expect?' I think that's the danger with the #MeToo movement....

10-Mar-2019

'Juanita': Film about female empowerment gone awry

There is something supremely sad about a meditation on womanhood and female empowerment gone awry.Juanita means well. It wants us to enter a black American woman's home and psyche to get to know why she thinks her life as a single mother has snuffed out her...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

A night of many firsts, Oscars 2019 spotlights women, diversity

Honouring a stream of women, people of colour and films and talent from across the worl, Oscars 2019 turned out to be a night of many firsts and an example of how diversity needs to be embraced now more than ever.A record seven black men and women - Regina King,...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

'Green Book' wins Oscar for Best Picture

"Green Book" -- backed by Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment's Amblin Entertainment -- and a film which explores race relations in the US in the 1960s, won the Best Picture honour at the 91st Academy Awards, apart from two other awards. The banner's...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Periods don't stop us from achieving anything: Monga after Oscar win

Indian film producer Guneet Monga is elated about winning an Oscar for her co-production "Period. End of Sentence", which highlights the stigma around menstruation. She says the accolade adds more power to her mission to "change the world"."Period. End of Sentence",...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Lady Gaga wins first Oscar

Singer-actress Lady Gaga took home her first Oscar in the Best Original Song category for "Shallow" -- the popular track from the hit film, "A Star Is Born".The award went to Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando. In her speech, she thanked...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director for 'Roma'

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the Best Director honour for his black-and-white semi-autobiographical film "Roma".It is the second Best Directing Award for Cuaron who had earlier won it for space drama "Gravity" in 2014."I thank the Academy for recognising...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Olivia Colman wins her first her Oscar

"The Favourite" star Olivia Colman was teary-eyed as she was announced the winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role category at the 91st Academy Awards, marking her first Oscar."It's genuinely quite stressful... This is hilarious. I got an Oscar," Colman...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Spike Lee makes political comment as 'BlacKkKlansman' wins Oscar

Filmmaker Spike Lee was elated when "BlacKkKlansman" was announced as the Oscar winner for Adapted Screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards. He urged people to be "on the right side of history".Lee paced towards the stage and hugged presenter Samuel L. Jackson in...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Rami Malek named Best Actor at Oscars 2019

Actor Rami Malek received an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading role at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony for portraying the life of late Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" with conviction."Bohemian Rhapsody", which was released in India by Fox Star Studios,...

24-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

No one wants to go out with me: Lily Allen

Actress Lily Allen says nobody wants to go out with her because she is a "nightmare", as she says all her friends think she is busy partying with A-list stars."I split up with my boyfriend a couple of months ago and that's sad. No one ever rings me anymore,...

10-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is the best show ever made: Andy Samberg

Actor Andy Samberg says his TV show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is the best show ever made, and no one would dispute that."Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is an American police television sitcom, and tackles issues like police brutality, racial profiling, corrupt prisons and...

27-Jan-2019 Los Angeles

I've a fear of being tied down: Diane Kruger

Actress Diane Kruger says she has a fear of being "tied down", but she also feels the need for some stability in her life.In an interview to Psychologies magazine, the "In the Fade" actress, who has a two-month-old daughter with partner Norman Reedus, said she...

21-Jan-2019 Las vegas

Lady Gaga calls out Trump for government shutdown

Singer Lady Gaga has slammed US President Donald Trump for the ongoing government shutdown.During her show here, Gaga took out a moment to criticise Trump and urged him to put the government back in business, reports variety.com."And that the fng president...

14-Jan-2019 Los Angeles

'Aquaman' crosses $1 billion worldwide

Warner Bros. Pictures' "Aquaman" has crossed the $1 billion mark with its worldwide box office collections over one month since it reigned supreme in its first market, China.The DC superhero adventure, helmed by James Wan, held the top spot in the world four...

03-Jan-2019

'Bumblebee': Emotionally engaging yet familiar

Director Travis Knight's "Bumblebee" serves as an imaginative spinoff and a prequel to director Michael Bay's "Transformers" series that began in 2007.It is a scaled-down, character-driven family film, where the bigger moments realign, providing an extended account...

30-Dec-2018 New Delhi

A super year for superhero movies in India

From "Avengers: Infinity War", "Mission: Impossible Fallout", "Deadpool 2", "Black Panther", "Venom" to "Aquaman" -- 2018 was a big year for superhero films and big franchises in India."It has been a phenomenal year for Hollywood with mega hits like 'Avengers:...

26-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

My teacher told me I would not be an actor: Shameik Moore

"Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" Shameik Moore says he had no support from his teachers while pursuing his dream of acting.The Georgia-born actor is currently starring as Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" movie -- which has...

21-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Hollywood unions team up to fight against sexual harassment

A slew of Hollywood labour unions have come together to pledge to combat workplace harassment.The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America...

19-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Beckett is a character that I'm proud of : Stana Katic

Actress Stana Katic, who played detective Kate Beckett for eight seasons in the comedy-crime series "Castle", says she is proud of that character."Kate Beckett is a character that I am proud of. I personally don't feel any pressure to 'break away from the image...

14-Dec-2018

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse': Spider-Man gets a new life

Weirdly, I kept thinking of Rajinikanth while watching teenaged African American boy swing from ennui to exhilaration, a la Spiderman. Not because Rajini is, Oh my God, such a superhero, but because his daughter had made a mess of a film that employs the same...

13-Dec-2018

'Aquaman': Simply fluid and impressive

"Life like the sea, have a different way of bringing people together," narrates Aquaman as he gives us an insight into his origin story.At the Amnesty Bay in Maine, Tom Curry the lighthouse keeper, rescues Atlanna, the princess of the underwater nation of...

13-Dec-2018

'Ben Is Back': Enthralling yet poignant

Unravelling like an enthralling page-turner that never once feels manipulated or mechanical, director Peter Hedges' "Ben is Back", without a doubt, is an exceptionally moving film that raises the question, can a mother's unconditional love overcome her son's demons...

09-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Aquaman' has vital message about Earth's health : Jason Momoa

Actor Jason Momoa says his forthcoming film "Aquaman" includes an important environmental message.In the film, Momoa essays Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, with character duality.Talking about the duality and the vital message, the actor said in a statement: "He...

08-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Grateful I got to be part of 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' : Gal Gadot

Actress Gal Gadot is happy about her film "Ralph Breaks the Internet" getting a Golden Globe nomination."Ralph Breaks the Internet" has earned a nomination in Best Animated film category. "Ralph Breaks the Internet", which is a sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph", is...

06-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Having a kid opened my eyes to a whole new world : Lisa Haydon

Actress-model Lisa Haydon, who became a mother in May 2017, says having a child opened her eyes to a whole new world and way of life. She also says that now is the time when women don't need to have career apprehensions with regard to starting a family."I knew I wasn't...

05-Dec-2018

'Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse': Brings the comic book to life

For a series and a character that has been rebooted so many times on screen that it is almost impossible to keep track, this film is a breath of fresh air. It brings to life the comic book as it manages to revitalise Spider-man and his universe in an even...

24-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

Trying to be more like Jesus: Justin Beiber

Singer Justin Beiber, who got hitched a few months ago to model Hailey Baldwin, says love is not easy but he is trying to become more like Jesus Christ- patient, kind and selfless.The 24-year-old pop singer posted a heartfelt Thanksgiving note on Instagram...

23-Nov-2018

'The Girl in the Spider's Web': A run-of-the-mill edgy thriller

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is the second American film adaptation of the "Millennium Series" saga, but the first to release in India, the previous one being, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (This film was not released in India because of censor issues).The...

22-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

'Creed II' will surprise Indians : Steven Caple Jr.

Director Steven Caple Jr. is confident that Indians will love "Creed II"."I think they (Indians) will be surprised. They will watch a film which is not just about boxing movie. There is lot of heart in the film, a lot of emotions surrounding these fights," Caple...

21-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Vin Diesel's fourth 'xXx' movie taps Asian star Jay Chou

Musician and actor Jay Chou is joining Hollywood star Vin Diesel in the fourth instalment of the "xXx" franchise.D.J. Caruso is directing the movie, reports variety.com.Chou said of Caruso: "I've met DJ a number of times over the past few months and it's very...

19-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

I experience identity crisis to a massive extent : Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller feels it is easy to lose the essence of one's own identity in showbiz. The "Fantastic Beasts" star admits he experiences an identity crisis, and says that being in the industry highlights the problem like a "terrifying pimple".Miller is back as...

15-Nov-2018

'Bohemian Rhapsody': A sugar-coated memento

The film "Bohemian Rhapsody" gets its name from one of the most iconic songs of the unconventional, British rock band Queen and is aptly used to portray the biopic of its lead vocalist Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury.The film follows Freddie's life from...

15-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

I often wonder if I'll be employed again : Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is having a successful run in Hollywood, but there are days when he wonders if he will get employed again. The Oscar-winning actor says he still remembers all the rejections that he faced and that is what keeps him grounded."You never forget...

10-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

Michelle Yeoh may lead 'Star Trek: Discovery' spin-off

"Crazy Rich Asians" star Michelle Yeoh is in negotiations for a spin-off series on her "Star Trek: Discovery" character.CBS All Access has plans to grow its "Star Trek" franchise.The actress is in talks with producers CBS Television Studios to see her character...

09-Nov-2018 Singapore

Happy there's finally a microphone on the voice: Robin Wright on #MeToo

Actress-director Robin Wright is happy with the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and says that there is finally a microphone on the voice so that people "wake up and change the bad".The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple...

09-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

'GoT' star Jessica joins 'Godzilla vs King'

"Game of Thrones" fame actress Jessica Henwick has joined the cast of Adam Wingard directorial "Godzilla vs King".Henwick will share screen space with actors like Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgard and Rebecca Hall in the film. Her character details have...

08-Nov-2018 Singapore

'Narcos: Mexico' a great chance to hear Mexican voices : Diego Luna

Actor Diego Luna, who will be seen playing the drug kingpin Felix Gallardo in the fourth season of the drug trade drama "Narcos: Mexico", says it is a great chance to hear Mexican voices.The series is helmed by Mexicans Amat Escalante and Alonso Ruizpalacios....

08-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

There is still prejudice against LGBTQ community : Eddie Redmayne

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, whose forthcoming film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" courted controversy for allegedly "airbrushing" a key character's sexuality, feels the world is changing for better for the LGBTQ community, but there are some...

08-Nov-2018

'The Grinch': A fun-filled fantasy adventure story

Set in the backdrop of a white Christmas, 'The Grinch' is a delightfully fun filled, fantasy cum adventure story based on Dr. Seuss' book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!The film is about the grumpy, mean Grinch who lives a solitary existence inside a cave...

08-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

Gal Gadot's fun 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' experience

Actress Gal Gadot says she loved working on Disney's upcoming animated film "Ralph Breaks the Internet", which is a sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph"."Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her," Gadot said in a statement to IANS."But as the...

06-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Ali Zafar moved by 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar says he does not remember the last time he was so moved by a feature film as he was by "Bohemian Rhapsody", a biopic on the late singer Freddie Mercury."I don't remember the last time I was so moved by a feature as I was by 'Bohemian...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

An actor's life is a roller coaster : Patrick Fabian

Regret and comparisons can eat one's soul, says "Better Call Saul" star Patrick Fabian, who believes an actor has to learn to live with it."The actors' (or any artistes') life is a roller coaster, and mine is not different. I've been very fortunate along the...

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