Film & TV

Silent film hopes to make noise at US Globes

Silent French-directed film "The Artist" hopes to make a lot of noise at the Golden Globes on Sunday, aiming to add to a string of awards and nominations ahead of the all-important Oscars.

'Apple of My Eye' Sets Box-Office Record in Hong Kong

Dean Napolitano The Wall Street Journal 05.01.2012
'Apple of My Eye' Sets Box-Office Record in Hong Kong

“You Are the Apple of My Eye” (那些年,我們一起追的女孩) over the New Year’s weekend became Hong Kong’s highest-grossing Chinese-language film, breaking a record previously held by “Kung Fu Hustle” (功夫).


Silence is golden: 'Artist' leads French-y Globes

Ah, Paris. City of Light. Land of romance. Gobbler of all the best Golden Globe nominations. Presented by overseas reporters based in Hollywood, the Globes may be a worldwide affair, but this time, they have a real French flair. The silent film "T...

'What am I, a Kardashian?' Megan Fox tells Sacha Baron Cohen she won't accept rubies for sex in a scene from his new film The Dictator

As Marilyn Monroe once sang, diamonds are a girl's best friend. But not rubies, certainly not in Megan Fox's case, who refuses to accept the blood red jewels after a passionate night with Sacha Baron Cohen. And not only did the actress turn her no...


Casey Anthony Teams With TV Producer to Shop $750,000 Interview Special

Marisa Guthrie The Hollywood Reporter 15.12.2011
Casey Anthony Teams With TV Producer to Shop $750,000 Interview Special

A Los Angeles-based TV producer is shopping the first interview with Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in July of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.

Meryl Streep: what amazed me about Margaret Thatcher

Portraying the former prime minister in The Iron Lady was a gruelling – and revelatory – experience, Meryl Streep tells John Hiscock .


Simple Life, Seediq Bale ride off with Golden Horse prizes

Hong Kong drama A Simple Life 桃姐 and Taiwan action epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale 賽德克・巴萊 赛德克・巴莱 split the main prizes at last night's Golden Horse Awards 金馬獎 金马奖, often regarded as the highest prize contest for Chinese-language films.

Will she do it this time? First look at five-time nominee Glenn Close's amazing transformation in Oscar-tipped movie Albert Nobbs

It's not the kind of role she has played before. But Glenn Close is already being tipped for an Oscar for her role as a man in the emotionally-loaded upcoming movie Albert Nobbs. The 64-year-old actress is virtually unrecognisable in the trailer f...


The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn – review

Steven Spielberg's 3D adaptation of the Hergé classic lacks a twinkle in the eye, writes Robbie Collin.

Woman sues to stop Drive getting away with a 'misleading' trailer

Most people's gripe about trailers these days is that they blow too much info about a film's plot. But not Sarah Deming. This Michigan resident is suing the distributor of the critically acclaimed Ryan Gosling thriller Drive – as well as the cinem...


Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail, 90 lashes

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.

Hong Kong Auteur Yonfan Relishes His Role as Talent Scout

Karen Chu The Hollywood Reporter 07.10.2011
Hong Kong Auteur Yonfan Relishes His Role as Talent Scout

Hong Kong auteur Yonfan is quickly becoming the international festival circuit’s best judge of young talent.


Hong Kong film producer Nansun Shi appointed president of APSA 2011 International jury

Highly regarded Hong Kong film producer Nansun Shi has been appointed as the President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the APSA announced on Wednesday.

Johnny Depp admits he’s overpaid?

Yahoo! Moview 05.10.2011
Johnny Depp admits he’s overpaid?

Johnny Depp says he's overpaid to star in Pirates of the Caribbean, for which he's reportedly earned more than $300 million.


'The X Factor could cause mental problems’

Tim Walker Telegraph 01.10.2011
'The X Factor could cause mental problems’

The X Factor is 'playing fast and loose with people's minds', according to the distinguished mental health campaigner Marjorie Wallace.

Mick Jagger to rock the big screen as a media mogul

Andrew Pulver The Guardian 29.09.2011
Mick Jagger to rock the big screen as a media mogul

Mick Jagger is set for his first acting role since 2001's little-seen The Man from Elysian Fields, playing a Murdoch-esque international media mogul in a new film called Tabloid, according to Deadline.


White powder sent to 'Dancing With The Stars' studio

Los Angeles police determined that a white powder found Wednesday in a letter addressed to the television show "Dancing With The Stars" was harmless, authorities said.

Hong Kong chooses A Simple Life for Oscar race, China selects The Flowers Of War

Hong Kong has chosen Ann Hui’s A Simple Life as the territory’s contender for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.


Maggie Cheung promoting Hong Kong cinema in London

Hong Kong Film Week kicked off on Monday in London, and Maggie Cheung is there to translate. As an actress who spent much of her childhood growing up in England, she is making every effort to promote the Film Week. The hope is to hold an event tha...

'Exorcist' director slams trend for comic book stories

Director William Friedkin on Tuesday decried a trend in cinema of infantilizing audiences with stories ripped from comic books, at the North American premiere of his new film "Killer Joe."



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