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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...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever : Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him."I was fascinated by India....

23-Mar-2017

'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling

A fantasy sci-fiction, "Life", is a simple, engaging outer-space horror thriller that occasionally shows sparks of brilliance in an otherwise ordinary fare.In many ways it is similar to the 1979 released "Alien". Director Daniel Espinosa's film is the...

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...

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