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Raw hand-to-hand action USP of ‘The Raid - Redemption’ (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


May 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Raid - Redemption"; Cast: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy; Director: Gareth Evans; Rating: 3/5Simplistically speaking, there are two basic types of action films - super technological ... Read more...

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Movie goers’ thumbs up to ‘Titanic 3D’, earns Rs.6.1 crore


April 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The 3D version of James Cameron's epic love story "Titanic" has garnered Rs.6.1 crore in the opening weekend and is said to be the highest ... Read more...

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Stunning debut, but deadweight for Argentine director


October 17th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) His film "Las Acacias" received a standing ovation at the Mumbai Film Fest but Argentinean director Pablo Giorgelli left the audience stunned with his candid admission: ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ franchise crosses $7 bn mark


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2" has had a record breaking run in the first week - the eight and the last instalment ... Read more...

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Winslet, DiCaprio ‘most romantic onscreen couple in cinema history’


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have been named the most romantic onscreen couple of all time.The survey of moviegoers saw the pair voted ahead of classic on ... Read more...

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Michelle Williams wants daughter to see ‘Brokeback Mountain’


December 31st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 31 (IANS) Actress Michelle Williams wants her daughter to watch "Brokeback Mountain" because this is the film which had brought her closer to Heath Ledger.Michelle met Ledger on ... Read more...

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50 years on Italy’s ‘La Dolce Vita is just a distant memory’


November 6th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): La Dolce Vita - 'The Sweet Life' in Italy is anything but that, as Italians struggle to cope with the worst recession since the Second World War.The anniversary ... Read more...

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50 years on, Ghatak’s masterpiece has to shine through clouds


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak's "Meghe Dhaka Tara" completes 50 years this year. Sadly, despite critics globally considering it to be one of a handful of ... Read more...

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DDLJ To Complete 800 Weeks In Maratha Mandir, Mumbai


August 6th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Yash Raj Films' most successful movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has been loved by millions of fans and even after 15 years of its release, ... Read more...

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Dev Anand to launch Golden Jubilee celebrations of India’s Film & TV Institute


March 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 20 (ANI): Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the premier film and television training center of the country in Pune, is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year starting March ... Read more...

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The Vatican is not impressed with Avatar


January 13th, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Cameron magnum opus Avatar might be raking in huge box office collections all over the world, but it has failed to impress the Vatican ... Read more...

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Vatican calls James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ ‘bland’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The Vatican has called James Cameron's 'Avatar' bland, cliched and overly-sentimental.The science fiction film, which has taken 1 billion dollars at the box office, has received scathing ... Read more...

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Harry Potter star Josh Herdman’s sex and booze shame


November 27th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Harry Potter star Josh Herdman was thrown out of his hotel following a drunken romp in public with a half-naked blonde.The 22-year-old Herdman, who plays bully Gregory Goyle ... Read more...

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Lula biopic to debut at Brasilia film festival


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (EFE) A much-anticipated biopic chronicling the early years of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will premiere next month at the Brasilia film festival, organisers said. "Lula, ... Read more...

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Deepika Padukone in the running for Arundhati remake


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Telugu cinema history's biggest super hit Arundhati is all set to be made into Hindi now by its original makers. Recently news was out that the makers had approached Rab Ne ... Read more...

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Transgenders play ‘female’ leads, create celluloid history


May 17th, 2008 - 9:16 am ICT by admin
By Ayyappa Prasad Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Karpaka and Revathi, who are transgenders in real life, will rewrite cinema history by playing 'female' leads in the forthcoming Tamil films "Paal" and "Thenavattu". While ... Read more...

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Mel Gibson’s Braveheart accent among Worst Accents in cinema history


March 14th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Aussie actor Mel Gibsons Scottish accent in blockbuster movie Braveheart has been voted as one of the Worst Accents in cinema history.Gibson secured the second position in ... Read more...

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Iranian cinema relishes actor’s Berlin award


February 28th, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, Feb 28 (DPA) From playing in provincial theatres in northwestern Iran for more than four decades to winning the coveted Silver Bear Award for best actor at the Berlin Film festival, ... Read more...

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Coming soon, a Charlie Chaplin museum


December 20th, 2007 - 11:28 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Family members of the late Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin have decided to open a museum in his name.The decision was made on the base that the work of ... Read more...

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