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20-Mar-2017 London

Would love to work with Indian cinema : Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson

Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson, noted for playing the female lead in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", says she would love to work with Indian cinema and would love to visit India.In an interview with IANS here, while promoting her next science horror flick...

18-Mar-2017 London

'Life' has been about enjoying myself : Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, for whom Bollywood is mostly about musical numbers, says his upcoming movie "Life" has been an experiment in enjoying himself and having fun during work, rather than investing a lot of energy into it.Jake, 36, plays the role of David...

17-Mar-2017

'Before I fall': Astutely handled redemption fare

The film is based on Lauren Oliver's young adult novel of the same name. It is not only about self discovery, but also about the way we should look at others around us.The story takes us through a day in the life of Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a popular...

16-Mar-2017

'Beauty and the Beast': Enchanting in its new avatar

For those unaware of the story's origin, "Beauty and the Beast" was first written as 'Belle et la Bete' by French novelist Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756. There have been many variants of the original in literature, television, stage and films,...

14-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Arnold Schwarzenegger denies Senate run rumours

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was reportedly considering a run for the US senate by replacing Democratic Senate Dianne Feinstein in 2018. But the former California republican governor denied all the rumours by making a statement on social media.The actor took...

14-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Negasonic is 'cooler' in 'Deadpool 2' : Brianna Hildebrand

Actress Brianna Hildebrand thinks her "Deadpool" character Negasonic Teenage Warhead will be "cooler" in the movie's 2018 sequel.Hildebrand said: "I've not yet actually read the script, but I do think she (the character) will be a lot cooler, based on the wardrobe...

09-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Chris Hemsworth gets makeover in 'Thor : Ragnarok'

The first look of "Thor: Ragnarok" shows Chris Hemsworth with a dramatic makeover. He sports a modern buzz cut with dark hair instead of Thor's signature shoulder length blonde locks as seen in the previous five films.The actor says losing the signature...

08-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Kristen Stewart debuts buzz cut hairstyle

Actress Kristen Stewart, who keeps experimenting with hair styles and colours, shocked everyone when she stepped out with a new buzz cut hairstyle.The hair is clipped close to the head with a razor.Stewart showcased her bold new look while attending the premiere...

08-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Donald Trump is in love with me : Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger poked fun at US President Donald Trump for tweeting about him so much, saying that it appears the President is "in love" with him.Schwarzenegger poked fun at Trump at "The Michael Smerconish Program" on Tuesday, reports dailymail.co.uk.The...

04-Mar-2017 Los Angeles

Will be there in 'Avengers: Infinity War' : Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who essays Doctor Strange in the film by the same name, has shot down rumours that he will be replaced by a stand-in for the character's scenes in the forthcoming film "Avengers: Infinity War" due to scheduling conflicts.According...

04-Mar-2017

'Logan': Most engaging superhero film of all times

A quality of bleak brilliance cuts through the narrative of this riveting road epic. Set in the barren aftermath of a nuclear and other damnation and ruination, the US stares in the year 2029, at a time of abject self-doubt and adversative compromises."Logan"...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Would love to sing for Bollywood musical : Hollywood actor Luke Evans

From its elaborate dance and music sequences to its larger than life terrain, there are multiple reasons why Luke Evans is in love with Bollywood. The Hollywood actor says he would love to break into Hindi cinema not just as an actor but as a singer too.He...

01-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Polish singer Anna Maria Jopek to perform in Delhi

Polish singer-composer Anna Maria Jopek and her band are set to perform here on March 13 as part of the 11th edition of multi-genre music festival Holi Moo!Like every year, there will be multiple stages showcasing different genres - world music, indie, electronica...

24-Feb-2017

'Guardians The Superheroes': Russian replica of 'X-Men' series

This Russian film, directed by Sarik Andreasyan, crafted on the lines of the American "X-Men" superheroes series, is a sci-fi action thriller.Set during the Cold War period, a secret organisation named Patriot realises that there are forces trying to destroy...

23-Feb-2017

'Split': Seriously Contrived

A survival thriller anchored by a mesmerising performance by James McAvoy, "Spilt" is the tale of a man with an identity disorder.Kevin is living with 23 different personalities in his head. One of them, Denis, kidnaps three young ladies; two popular and...

23-Feb-2017

'Split': Far better than Shyamalan's recent films

So all right. We know this is a thriller about a kidnapper who assumes 23 personalities.But would the real Manoj Night Shyamalan please stand up? Is he the director who turned around the very definition on screen thrills and horror with "The Six Sense",...

23-Feb-2017

'Lion': An emotionally powerful film

Adapted from Saroo Brierley's autobiography "A Long Way Home", director Garth Davis' "Lion" is an intimately emotional film despite an extremely underwritten screenplay. It is an adopted boy, Saroo's journey in search of his biological mother.We first meet Saroo...

23-Feb-2017

'Jackie': A riveting drama well told

"Jackie", a biographical drama, follows Jacqueline Kennedy during the days when she was the First Lady of America and the few days following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. It also delivers an important commentary on human nature and...

21-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Music is all about communicating: Guitarist Guthrie Govan

English guitarist Guthrie Govan has worked with a variety of bands and is known for his ease and effortlessness. For him, playing the guitar is certainly not just about knowledge and technicalities.When performing in a concert, in his mind is the commitment...

17-Feb-2017

'The Lego Batman Movie': High on energy, low on taste

An action thriller, this edition of the Lego film is a far cry from its original.It fails to raise the creative bar that was so enthusiastically raised by its directors way back in 2014. Nevertheless, crammed with numerous, adrenaline charged and emotionally...

17-Feb-2017

'Silence': A punishing masterpiece

5 stars? Or no stars at all? It is impossible for me to rate Martin Scorcese's latest film -- a monumental achievement, by all means. Though it's undoubtedly a masterpiece, I hated it. The film is an extended prolonged painful repetitive and frequently...

17-Feb-2017

'Moonlight': A pretentious triptych tableaux

Designed as an art house film, "Moonlight" is a universal tale about self-discovery, connection, sexuality and masculinity. It sheds light on the plight of gay men who struggle with their sexuality and identity, especially when living in a masculine environment.It...

17-Feb-2017

'John Wick: Chapter 2': Action-packed and thrilling

Very rarely do sequels create an impact as the original, but in the case of "John Wick: Chapter 2", the intensity surpasses its predecessor. It excels as a scaled-up action thriller about John Wick, "the man, the myth and the legend".Literally, from the very...

16-Feb-2017

'Moonlight': Emotionally shattering experience

Watching "Moonlight" is akin to getting into the skin of these unfathomably unhappy people. The film has no formal structure. It cuts sharply into slices from the protagonist's life and leaves the shards and splinters strewn across the narration for us to stumble...

16-Feb-2017

'Hidden Figures': An easily digestible feel good film

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, "Hidden Figures" is a biological drama that pays tribute to remarkable Afro-American women who broke colour and gender barriers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Set...

15-Feb-2017 Los Angeles

Black Widow right for stand-alone : Scarlett Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson thinks her "Avengers" character Black Widow is right for a stand-alone movie.The 32-year-old stars as Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in the Marvel Comics ensemble movie franchise and has "talked" with Marvel official...

13-Feb-2017 Berlin

Politics of hate, division so prevalent today : Gurinder Chadha

British filmmaker of Sikh origin Gurinder Chadha finds a lot of similarities between current events like Brexit and the US President Donald Trump's election and the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent. She says politics of "hate and division" is very much...

10-Feb-2017

'Rings': One of the scarce scary scare fests

A nervous-looking man shares his fears with a co-passenger as a plane is about to take off. No, it's not fear of flying. It's fear of dying. He has watched a cursed video cassette which predicts death for the viewer within seven days.And now those seven...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Would be fun to watch Indian adaptation of 'Suits': Rick Hoffman

Actor Rick Hoffman, who stars in "Suits", says he would "absolutely" like to watch an Indian version of the US legal drama TV series.The country's small screen fans have seen Indian adaptations of popular American TV shows like "24" and "Everybody Loves Raymond"....

03-Feb-2017

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter': A loud snooze fest

"The Final Chapter" is the sixth and final installment of the action packed, sci-fiction horror "Resident Evil" film series, which is loosely based on a video game series of the same name.The six films made over a span of fifteen years, were all written and...

03-Feb-2017

'The Great Wall': A Great Mess

In the mood for some Chinese feud? Avoid this film as such an awful movie can only be the result of either criminal carelessness or overweening ambitions.Said to be the most expensive film to have ever been shot in China , this work of mythological mayhem...

02-Feb-2017

'The Great Wall': An affectless effect-laden extravaganza

Director Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall" is an epic spectacle of warfare, action sequences and fantasy, grandly mounted with excellent cinematography and equally brilliant visual effects. But unfortunately, with a bland, formulaic story with no major inciting...

31-Jan-2017 Washington

Mismanaged Muslim ban makes us look stupid : Schwarzennegar

Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that President Donald Trump's ban on entry of citizens from seven Muslim majority countries makes the US "look stupid".Schwarzenegger, who was Governor of California for eight years, said the White House was "ill-prepared to put...

26-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Indian producer keen to make film with Jackie Chan

Actor Jackky Bhagnanis sister and producer Deepshikha Deshmukh had a fan-girl moment when she met international cine icon Jackie Chan here recently. She says it will be a dream come true to make a film with him.Chan was in India to promote his forthcoming...

24-Jan-2017 Los Angeles

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

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...

24-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Jackie Chan meets Salman Khan

Legendary action star Jackie Chan, who is here to promote his forthcoming film "Kung Fu Yoga", met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, during his visit.Salman posted a photograph with the "Rush Hour" star from their meeting on Monday. The image shows the two actors...

23-Jan-2017 Mumbai

I want to do a Bollywood film : Jackie Chan

Iconic actor and filmmaker Jackie Chan, who arrived here on Monday for promoting his upcoming Sino-Indian film "Kung Fu Yoga", says he would like to act in Bollywood films and loves Indian culture, food and people."I want to do a Bollywood film, is there any...

19-Jan-2017

'The Bye Bye Man': Poorly written and executed

"The Bye Bye Man" is a psychological thriller that has gone terribly wrong.The film is about how an evil entity appears or gains control over its victims. The film works on the premise that controlling one's thoughts can be a real challenge. The simple act...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Oops! Vin Diesel says Ranveer is Deepika's 'boyfriend'

They have kept mum about their relationship status, but actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone couldn't stop Hollywood star Vin Diesel from giving out their dating secret while he was on his maiden India trip.Diesel was here on a two-day trip to promote...

14-Jan-2017

'Live By Night': An engrossing period drama

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, "Live By Night" is a period crime drama that is designed like an old school gangster film.Set in the 1920s post World War I, it is the tale of an honest policeman's son, Joe Coughlin, who returns home...

14-Jan-2017

'xXx: Return of Xander Cage': Action-packed and noisy

This is the third film of the xXx franchise. After skipping the second edition -- State of the Union which was released in 2005 -- Vin Diesel who had featured in the original 2000 film returns in this action-packed spy thriller with pomp and panache.When...

12-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Eddie Izzard to bring Force Majeure to India

British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will perform live in India for the first time with his comedy show Force Majeure.The two-time Emmy winning actor will be in India on a three-city tour from Sunday. He will perform in Mumbai on Sunday, in Bengaluru on Monday...

12-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Honoured to be in India for first time : Vin Diesel

Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, who got a 'desi' welcome in India on Thursday morning, says he dreamt of exploring the country and is glad that his dream has finally come true.Diesel, along with his "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" co-star Deepika Padukone and director...

09-Jan-2017 Los Angeles

Golden Globes 2017: 'La La Land' shines with 7 awards

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-starrer musical comedy "La La Land" clinched as many as seven honours at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, where celebrities including the legendary actress Meryl Streep took a dig at President-elect Donald Trump. Popular Indian actress...

07-Jan-2017

'Passengers': Remarkable for its attempt rather than success

First things first. "Passengers", a film about two very beautiful people thrown together in outer space, would have been a much finer work if it had not been in 3D. What the 3D technique does is to isolate the audience from the action. Passengers needed the...

06-Jan-2017

'Passengers': A visual extravaganza

Set on a spaceship with 5,000 passengers and 258 crew members, travelling from Earth to colonize a distant new planet, "Passengers" is a romantic tale of two of its passengers, who are "lost, find each other and made life beautiful along the way".The spaceship...

06-Jan-2017

'Allied': A drama so blowdried that it feels fake

It's hard to believe this story of a Canadian intelligence officer who falls in love with a German spy who he thinks is a Resistance fighter.Even if we accept that love is indeed blind, what level of 'Intelligence' does Max(Brad Pitt) demonstrate in his choice...

05-Jan-2017

'A Monster Calls': An engaging fairytale

"A Monster Calls" is a suspense-packed, coming-of-age tale of a boy who is "too old to be a kid and too young to be a man and a nightmare". It is based on the book written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd.As a fantasy fable, the story...

01-Jan-2017

'Assasin's Creed': This game-changer will 'sev' the day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. One apple 'sevs' the day in this deliberately on-the-boil thrill provider. Ignore the awful reviews. "Assasin's Creed" has some of the most heart-in-the-mouth stunts that you will get to see on this side of "Deadpool".Not...

31-Dec-2016

'Assassin's Creed': Visually impressive but fails to excite

With a tired, tried and over abused premise of finding peace among humanity, "Assassin's Creed" is an original story that expands the series' mythology. Oscillating between the Spanish Inquisition circa 1492 and the present, it is an action adventure film...

21-Dec-2016 Los Angeles

When I look in the mirror, I throw up : Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he "throws up" when he looks at his reflection in the mirror.The 69-year-old actor and former bodybuilding champion, who first claimed the title Mr. Olympia at the international competition Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness and...

20-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Indians have mastered music, dance: 'Pop Idol' creator Simon Fuller

Indians have mastered music and dance, and produce more musicals than any other country in the world, says Simon Fuller, the name behind global entertainment hits including Spice Girls and "Pop Idol". On a lookout for Indian faces for his new global pop group...

16-Dec-2016

'La La Land': An ode to classic romance musicals

Set in the heart of Hollywood, and designed like a French New Wave film, "La La Land" is a musical love story that dwells upon fate and choices.The film begins with a trail of cars stuck in a traffic jam one winter day, till the crowd breaks out into the...

11-Dec-2016 Los Angeles

Dwayne Johnson surprises military family

Actor Dwayne Johnson, along with comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon, orchestrated an emotional reunion between "The Tonight Show" producer Karina Kabalan, an army veteran, and her husband who serves as a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force."I would love...

06-Dec-2016 Los Angeles

Filming 'Collateral Beauty' helped Will Smith deal with father's death

Actor Will Smith believes filming "Collateral Beauty", in which he plays a man who has suffered a personal tragedy, helped him deal with his own father's death.The 48-year-old actor was left devastated when his father Willard Carroll Smith Sr. died in November...

17-Nov-2016

'Shut In': Hollow and mediocre fare

Horror films leave an indelible mark on its audience when, they are ground-breaking, edgy, deep and engaging -- either by performance, story, direction or photography -- and they resonate long after the first viewing. Unfortunately, director Farren Blackburn's...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'Arrival' to hit Indian screens on November 25

Sci-fi film "Arrival", starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, will release in India later this month.MVP Entertainment is set to release the Denis Villeneuve directorial on November 25 in India, read a statement from the production company.The film, which also...

16-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'Asian men used as comedic devices in Hollywood'

Conrad Ricamora represents the LGBT community on screen through his role of Oliver Hampton in TV show "How to Get Away With Murder" -- and breaking the stereotypical mould for people of colour as well. But the Asian-American actor feels Asian men are merely...

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