black comedy

Riteish gets serious!


June 5th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has a string of hit comedy films under his belt, is now planning to get serious with a thriller and a black ... Read more...

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Want to shock audiences with ‘The Raid: Redemption’: Director


May 10th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Gareth Evans' Indonesian film "The Raid: Redemption" is releasing here Friday and the director promises some edge-of-the-seat action sequences that will not only keep the ... Read more...

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Hackneyed and trite ‘Bumboo’ bores (IANS Movie Review - Rating:*)


March 31st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Cast: Kavin Dave, Sharat Saxena, Sanjay Mishra, Sudhir Pandey, Sumit Kaul and Mandy Takhar; Director: Jagdish Rajpurohit; Rating: *"Bumboo", a self-proclaimed action-black comedy is one of the smallest of summer ... Read more...

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Small, simple tales for moviegoers this week


January 30th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Moviemaking is about telling interesting tales and this Friday not-so-big Bollywood directors are offering four simple but seemingly exciting tales in the form of black ... Read more...

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‘Tere Mere Phere’ - a mismatched comedy (IANS Movie Review, Rating: * 1/2)


September 30th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tere Mere Phere"; Cast: Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Jagrat Desai and Sasha Goradia; Director: Deepa Sahi; Rating: * 1/2Though comedy has grown into a lush genre over the years, ... Read more...

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Harry Potter finale makes history with four opening records


July 18th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) A swan song of the blockbuster Harry Potter series eclipsed a previous trailblazer of the Hollywood tentpoles by grabbing a heart-stopping $168.55 million over ... Read more...

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This is the best of times for Bollywood: Vishal Bharadwaj


March 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Filmmaker-screenplay writer Vishal Bhardwaj, who is revelling in the success of "7 Khoon Maaf", says the movies have now become a holistic experience in ... Read more...

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‘7 Khoon Maaf’ - Bharadwaj ready with black comedy (Movie Preview)


February 14th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Vishal Bharadwaj's fetish for big screen adaptations of books and plays is well-known. Continuing with what he is best at, the multi-faceted filmmaker is bringing on ... Read more...

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‘Jaane Bhi Do…’ more relevant now than before, says chronicler


December 25th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In 1983, a first time director made a film that introduced Indian audiences to the genre of absurdist, black comedy. Twenty-seven years later a young ... Read more...

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The best of Aussies’ worst real-world sex-tastrophies to air on ABC sitcom


December 18th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): Australians willing to expose their stories of break-ups, failed romances and bedroom antics can now do so on a new ABC1 sitcom.Writers of 'Laid' want to screen each ... Read more...

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Does The ‘Indian Poverty’ Theme Will Only Take ‘Peepli Live’ To The Oscars?


December 13th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mother India was India’s first nomination for Academy Awards for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ in 1958. The film starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar, was also based on rural India ... Read more...

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‘Peepli Live’ - will it make it to Oscars?


December 13th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Will "Peepli Live" make it to the final Oscar nomination list? It's a bit early to start the debate, but the dark comedy about corruption ... Read more...

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Ben and Edie team up for The House of Blue Leaves Broadway


October 1st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Hollywood actor Ben Stiller and stage actress Edie Falco are to team up for a revival of "The House of Blue Leaves" on the Broadway. These two ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers object to Oscar entry for ‘Peepli’


September 27th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), a farmers' advocacy group in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, has objected to the selection of Aamir Khan's "Peepli Live" as India's official ... Read more...

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Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt join Adult


September 25th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It has been said that Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson are going to join acclaimed actress Charlize Theron in "Young Adult"; this is Jason Reitman's latest black ... Read more...

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‘Ra.One’ release date not yet fixed: SRK (Movie Snippets)


September 1st, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has clarified that the release date of his superhero film "Ra.One" has not yet been decided, unlike what has been reported. According ... Read more...

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LSD, OUATIM ESTABLISH BALAJI IN INDIAN FILM SPACE


August 25th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Following on from the success of the widely acclaimed Love, Sex Aur Dhokha earlier this year, Balaji Telefilms has scored its second principal success with Once ... Read more...

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Peepli Live set hit screens in Britain Sep 24


August 25th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Aamir Khan's much talked about and highly successful production venture "Peepli Live" will be released in Britain Sep 24. And the actor-filmmaker plans to tour the country ... Read more...

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Kundan Shah Wants Aamir To Slash Fee For Tycoon


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Kundan Shah is planning to cast Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan in his next project titled Tycoon. However, due to some reason, Shah wants to keep ... Read more...

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Megan Fox wishes to star in ‘Lost Boys’ remake


June 28th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Hollywood actress Megan Fox dreams of being a part of a remake of cult movie "The Lost Boys", but also fears the new version could "destroy" the original. The ... Read more...

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Yuvan’s next film in South Korea


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Filmmaker Yuvan won laurels for his commendable debut directorial "Sindhanai Sei' and is now getting ready for his next film yet to be titled. Apart from ... Read more...

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Hollywood film to portray Facebook boss as ‘ruthless, untrustworthy sex maniac’


May 16th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is to be portrayed in a Hollywood film as a ruthless and untrustworthy sex maniac, it has emerged.Adapted from The Accidental Billionaires by ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen’s zombie drama in Cannes


May 14th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Veteran actor Ian McKellen is starring in a low-budget British zombie costume drama, which will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor is a narrator and one ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra Busy As Hell


May 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Priyanka Chopra has signed on enough projects to last her until next year.Says the actress, "I'm listening to several scripts right now. At the moment the ... Read more...

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Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Afterlife (2010)


May 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It's A Wonderful Afterlife: Doesn't workRating: 2 out of 5*Starring: Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Goldy Notay, Jimi Mistri, Sally Hawkins and Sanjeev BhaskarDirector: Gurinder ChaddhaGurinder Chaddha who gave us the wonderful ... Read more...

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Zeta-Jones wants remake of first film with Douglas


March 17th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has expressed a desire for a remake of her first onscreen role with star husband Michael Douglas in 1989 black comedy "War of ... Read more...

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Kevin Spacey to star in Chinese film


January 14th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has agreed to star in a new Chinese movie. The "American Beauty" actor has signed up to take one of the lead roles in director ... Read more...

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Amy Adams confirms her pregnancy


December 8th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gorgeous actress Amy Adams has confirmed her pregnancy. She has confirmed that she is expecting the child of her fiancé Darren Legallo. And the ... Read more...

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Aamir’s ‘Peepli Live’ going to Sundance film fest


December 4th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Aamir Khan, elated at his next production venture "Peepli Live", a black comedy about rural life in India, has entered the competition section at the Sundance ... Read more...

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Emma Yong doesn’t mind doing nude scenes


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (ANI): Singaporean actress Emma Yong has no qualms about going nude for a film.Yong will be seen topless in her new black comedy-mystery 'The Blue Mansion'.However, in order ... Read more...

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Winona Ryder’s Heathers lined for small screen makeover


August 29th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): Winona Ryder's cult hit Heathers is all set for a new avatar, the flick will soon be to be made into a TV series.The 1989 film's small ... Read more...

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Fans preparing gala event to celebrate Kamal’s 50 years in films


August 10th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) In his five-decade-long career he has acted in more than 150 films in different Indian languages, directed movies and won several awards. Kamal Haasan, one of the finest ... Read more...

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Chinese film producers face financial woes


July 18th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) Chinese film producers are struggling to make ends meet even though the country's movie industry earns good profits, say officials. Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" collected 400 ... Read more...

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“I was sitting at home doing nothing for years so I took up Sonu-Sweety”- Varun Badola bitter


July 16th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
All his koshish from "Koshish Ek Aasha' to "Aek Chabi Hai Pados Mein' have been popular among viewers. And now he is back with the same magnetism in "Sonu-Sweety'.Finally "Sonu-Sweety' puts ... Read more...

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Tobey Maguire to star in indie black comedy ‘Details’


July 8th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Tobey Maguire is set to star in an indie black comedy entitled "The Details", which is to be helmed by director Jacob Estes.The Spider-Man actor will share the ... Read more...

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