MOVIES

Golden Globe: Russian film ‘Leviathan’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Win Awards

Russian film “Leviathan” was named the Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe awards ceremony held here Sunday. The flick directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev was pitted against “Force Majeure” (Turist) – Sweden, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett” – Israel, “Ida” – Poland/Denmark, “Tangerines” (Mandariinid) – Estonia. India lost its chance this year even though two films – ...

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‘Boyhood’ Tops Golden Globe 2015 Awards

“Boyhood”, which was shot intermittently over 12 years to encapsulate the life of a boy from the tender age of five to 18, won the Best Motion Picture – Drama award at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe ceremony in Los angeles on Sunday. The film’s team including its director Richard Linklater, who won the Best Director – Motion Picture, went ...

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‘Tevar’ Movie Review: Masala at its best, bags 4-star rating

By Subhash K. Jha  Film: “Tevar”; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Rating: **** Funny, how more things change, the more they remain the same. “Tevar”, which is one of the most engaging Bollywood masala dossiers in recent months, takes us through the crowded ‘gallis’, ‘mohallas’ and ‘akhadas’ of Agra and Mathura in search ...

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Jackie Chan’s son gets six months’ jail for drug crime

Chinese movie star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for a drug-related crime here. Beijing’s Dongcheng District People’s Court also fined Jaycee 2,000 yuan ($326) after convicting him of providing a venue for drug users, Xinhua reported. His trial started earlier in the day. On Aug 14, 2014, Beijing police detained various people, including ...

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Hollywood film ‘Time Machine’ Fame Rod Tyler Dies at 84

Actor Rod Tyler, the star of “The Birds” and “The Time Machine” died at 84, just days ahead of his 85th birthday. Taylor died of natural causes on Wednesday. The actor, who would have turned a year older this Sunday, died at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by Carol, his wife of ...

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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ tops list with 11 BAFTA nominations

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” has received 11 nominations, followed by “Birdman” and “The Theory of Everything”, which got nominated in 10 categories each in the 68th edition of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. India stands just one chance at winning with “The Lunchbox” in the foreign film category. “The Lunchbox”, starring Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan, ...

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Rajinikanth Film ‘Lingaa’ Distributors Up in Arms, Seek Money Back, Ponder Fasting, Approach Court

Demanding compensation for the loss incurred in Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa”, distributor R. Singaravadivelan, who distributed the film in Thanjavur and Trichy districts, has sought the permission of the Madras High Court to go on fast in Chennai. Singaravadivelan of Marina Pictures submitted his petition to the court on Tuesday. “Since most distributors suffered heavy losses due to the failure of the film, ...

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Rekha and I don’t come together in ‘Shamitabh’: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who stars with veteran actress Rekha in R. Balki’s “Shamitabh”, says they however don’t share screen space in the film. “We don’t actually come together… its part of the sequence and when you see the film, you will understand how it’s portrayed. But, yes its always great welcome to have such great luminaries in the film,” he ...

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Mohanlal pips Mammootty in Padma awardee hopefuls’ list

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 5 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal appears to have pipped arch on-screen rival Mammootty as he figures in the UDF-led Congress government’s wishlist of Padma Bhushan awardees, a top government source said Monday. Mohanlal and one other person are included in the Padma Bhushan list that has been forwarded by the state government, the source told IANS. Mammootty had received ...

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Nepal communist leaders watch ‘PK’ to promote unity within

Leaders of Nepal’s two largest communist parties watched Aamir Khan’s movie “PK” here as part of efforts to mend ties within the Left camp and the screening was held in a theatre ahead of the Jan 22 deadline to draft the country’s new constitution, reports said. Those who watched the film, which has sparked controversy in India, included CPN-UML’s vice chairman ...

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‘PK’ to Cross Rs.300 Crore Today, Set to Join 500-cr Club Soon?

Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” is all set to break his past records by joining the Rs.300-crore club in less than three weeks, surpassing his own ‘Ghajini’ and “3 Idiots”. While Ghajini is the first film in Bollywood to cross the Rs.100 crore psychological barrier, his next film “3 Idiots” broke it into Rs.200-crore club. Now his “PK” will set the next ...

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Why ‘PK’ angers Hindu groups, especially Baba Ramdev ?

It’s ironic but even a “provocative, yet gentle” film like “PK” has irked the Hindutva elements in Agra and Bhopal, while Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is spearheading the movement to get the film axed with his proximity to the new government. “PK”, which has already crossed the Rs.200 crore mark at the domestic box office is facing the ire of ...

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Top Six Heroines of 2014 in Bollywood

By Siddharth Jha  New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Indian actresses were on a roll in 2014. Ranging from the serious to the dramatic, action-oriented to comic, Bollywood’s leading ladies vivified their personas with novel scripts and made the movie-viewing experience all the more thrilling and entertaining. Here is a list of the top female performers of 2014 in Bollywood: 1. ...

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Starz releases ‘The Interview’ from Sony output deal

Premium cable and satellite television network Starz has released “The Interview” from its output deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. A representative from the company issued a statement saying: “As the situation with ‘The Interview’ is new territory and has been constantly evolving, Starz released the film from its output deal in order to allow Sony maximum flexibility with their distribution ...

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