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‘Motor City’ not moving ahead


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) The "Motor City" film project, with Gerard Butler, Adrien Brody and Mickey Rourke starring, has been shelved by the producers.The trio was supposed to begin production ... Read more...

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‘Shark Night’ - overstretched, but fun little film (IANS Movie Film Review)


August 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shark Night"; Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack; Director: David R. Ellis; Rating: ** 1/2The big screen doesn't seem to get enough of limbs underwater being ripped apart by ... Read more...

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Gopi Bahu turns Jeannie for ‘Jeannie Aur Juju’ (With Image)


August 29th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Giaa Manek quit her popular show "Saath Nibhana Saathiya" for "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", but couldn't reach the top five in the dance reality show. Never mind, ... Read more...

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Buoyed by ‘Eega’ success, VFX company looking to expand


July 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Buoyed with the huge success of Telugu film "Eega", special effects company Makuta Effects is looking to expand its operations in India as well as abroad.Makuta ... Read more...

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No item number for Rajinikanth in ‘Talaash’


July 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) "Talaash" director Reema Kagti has denied that Rajinikanth is being roped in for a song-and-dance sequence in the movie -- a rumour that has left ... Read more...

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Action without entertainment no fun: Shabina Khan


June 13th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Her debut Bollywood co-production "Rowdy Rathore" has crossed Rs.100 crore mark at the box office and designer Shabina Khan is ecstatic. She says all ... Read more...

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‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ - traditionally scary (IANS Movie Review)


May 19th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"; Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison; Director: Troy Nixey; Rating: ***1/2There's a difference between horror and gore. Different types of films can be ... Read more...

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Freddie Mercury to come alive at Queen show


May 13th, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) British rock band Queen has planned a special treat for their fans at their upcoming 10th anniversary show -- an optical illusion that will make ... Read more...

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Banderas’ $10,000 fake beard


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who sported a beard for 2011 action thriller "Haywire", had to get $10,000 worth of false facial hair made as ... Read more...

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Kishoreda’s songs evergreen, ‘Jhumroo’ will work: Shweta


March 31st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) TV actress Shweta Gulati is a die hard Kishore Kumar fan and says his songs have such flavour that they are not time-bound. She is ... Read more...

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Special 3D stage highlight of Star Parivaar Awards


March 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) It was a grand set -- made like a fort. But the stage of the star-studded Star Parivaar Awards 2012 looked mesmerising with special 3D projections ... Read more...

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‘Underworld: Awakening’ - slick rebooting of the franchise (IANS Movie Review)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Underworld: Awakening"; Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley; Directors: Måns Mårlind, Bjorn Stein. Rating ***The "Underworld" franchise has never been about great cinema. This unselfconscious series has been about ... Read more...

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‘The Burma Conspiracy’ a muddled mess (IANS Movie Review)


December 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Largo Winch II - The Burma Conspiracy"; Director: Jerôme Salle; Cast: Julien Rappeneau, Jerôme Salle and Sharon Stone; Rating: **When it comes to art, the secret to being truly ... Read more...

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I got picked up from Facebook: Actor


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) Social networking sites are not just about exchanging views, it is also providing opportunities for youngsters and Agra boy Prateek Pandey is one of them ... Read more...

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Brazil lights world’s largest floating Christmas tree


November 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro, marking the official start of the holiday season in the Brazilian ... Read more...

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After ‘Force’, Nishikant Kamat to direct psycho-thriller


November 15th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Director Nishikanth Kamath, who is all set to start a new film for another production house, says he would love to direct "Force 2" but ... Read more...

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Percept to release Shamim Desai’s film


October 25th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Percept Pictures pictures will release late director Shamim Desai's almost-finished film on media manoeuvrings entitled "Rafaar 24x7", with a new title - "Play".Desai died of ... Read more...

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Animated film on Shirdi Sai Baba to spread love, brotherhood


October 17th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Shirdi Sai Baba Foundation is set to release an animated movie "Shirdi Sai Baba", the first on his rich voyage, an official said Monday. The ... Read more...

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UTV teams up with Remo for first 3D dance film


August 30th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures has joined hands with choreographer-turned-director Remo D'Souza to make the country's first ever dance film in 3D.A spokesperson from UTV Motion Pictures confirmed ... Read more...

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Conan The Barbarian - pointlessly barbaric (IANS Movie Review)


August 28th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Conan The Barbarian"; Director: Marcus Nispel; Cast: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan; * 1/2In 1982, it was "Conan" that gave the world of cinema its most muscular ... Read more...

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‘Fright Night’ - a different horror film (IANS Film Review)


August 20th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Fright Night"; Director: Craig Gillespie; Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant; Rating: ***Horror films, since their inception, have focused on scaring the viewers with whatever is at hand: ... Read more...

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Poor special effects, lax plot mar kids film ‘Zokkomon’ (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating: **)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Zokkomon"; Starring: Anupam Kher, Darsheel Safary, Manjari Phadnis; Directed by: Satyajit Bhatkal; Rating: **Heart-warming performances and noble intentions do not make great cinema. This one falls short of expectations, ... Read more...

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Darsheel will always be my superhero: Aamir (With Images)


April 21st, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) After giving Darsheel Safary a dream launchpad with "Taare Zameen Par", actor-producer-director Aamir Khan has now praised and extended support to the child actor and ... Read more...

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Jackie Chan’s stunt director trained Darsheel (With Images)


March 29th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Child star Darsheel Safary is said to have performed some daring action sequences in his upcoming film "Zokkomon" under the guidance of Hollywood actor ... Read more...

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‘The Nutcracker’ messes up a classic (IANS Movie Review)


February 19th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "The Nutcracker"; Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy; Cast: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Richard E. Grant, Charlie Rowe: Rating: **One must have a very good ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth In Three Avatars For Rana, Triple Whammy For Audience


January 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
saw Rajnikanth in two different roles and the film went on to become one of the major hits of 2010, collecting a whooping Rs.400 crore globally. This time with Rana ... Read more...

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Kim Cattrall slams Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes swipe at ‘SATC 2′


January 28th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 28 (ANI): Actress Kim Cattrall seems to be furious with Ricky Gervais, for she has branded his Golden Globes swipe at 'Sex and the City 2' "cheap".The 54-year-old actress, who ... Read more...

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‘The Green Hornet’ tops US box office


January 17th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Seth Rogen starrer "The Green Hornet" has topped US box office by earning $34 million in the opening weekend.Directed by Michel Gondry, the film managed to ... Read more...

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“The Day The Earth Stood Still” Featured on AMC On Its 60th Anniversary


January 15th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Remember the 1951 sci-fi flick "The Day The Earth Stood Still" that stole the hearts of millions of people with the amazing use of special effects. ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: Anaganaga O Dheerudu


January 13th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Prakash Rao Kovelamudi.Cast: Shruti Hasan, Siddharth, Lakshmi Manchu, Harshita, Tanikella Bharani, Allari Ravi and others.Shruti Hasan the drop dead beautiful daughter of veteran movie star Kamal Hasan is making her ... Read more...

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Endhiran Wins Two Awards At 17th Annual Star Screen Awards


January 8th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
has bagged its first ever award in the 17th Annual Star Screen Awards. It received two awards at the event. One is for special effects and the other is a ... Read more...

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‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ Offers A Lot To Look Forward To


January 7th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.Cage added that the directors of the film wanted to bring a fresher perspective to the story and it will be a new experience altogether.Cage is full of praises for his ... Read more...

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‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Movie Preview: Christmas Treat For Children


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Rob LettermanCast: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Catherine TateThough it was written in the eighteenth century, the kids of today are equally interested to read ... Read more...

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Shahrukh, Ajay & Akshay To Compete At The Box Office Next Diwali


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Diwali has always remained a popular target for the release of the big budget Bollywood films. Filmmakers and stars always look forward to have a release date around Diwali because ... Read more...

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Aadesh Shrivastava And Akon On A joint International Collaboration


December 20th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Akon came to shoot for the album ‘One for the World’, which will be produced by Umesh Chug under Avinisiya Entertainment. Umesh is the chairman and founder of the company, which ... Read more...

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