Film & TV

Oscars go young and hip, with traditional results

CHRISTY LEMIRE Yahoo! News 27.02.2011
Oscars go young and hip, with traditional results

These were supposed to be the younger, hipper Academy Awards, the ones that shook up the ceremony's conventions with popular, great-looking emcees in actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who were unlike the middle-aged comedians and TV talk-show...

Hong Kong International Film Festival to Open with Johnnie To's 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'

The 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival will open with Don't Go Breaking My Heart, the new urban comedy from long-time collaborators Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai, and Quattro Hong Kong 2, the omnibus film of four stories from the Philippines’ ...


"The King's Speech" royal winner at BAFTA awards

"The King's Speech," in which Colin Firth plays stammering King George VI, reigned supreme at Britain's BAFTA awards Sunday, picking up seven prizes with just two weeks to go before the Oscars.

He's Back! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Big Twitter Announcement

Is the former "Governator" returning to the world of the "Terminator"? Maybe! Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has tweeted an exciting message about his future plans that's sending electric shocks of excitement through Hollywood.


Chinese New Year Welcomes Slew of Comedy Releases (Berlin)

Karen Chu The Hollywood Reporter 10.02.2011
Chinese New Year Welcomes Slew of Comedy Releases (Berlin)

Comedy rises again in the year of the rabbit, as local-language Chinese New Year films return to their former prominence. Lighthearted fare always thrives during the beginning of the lunar calendar, and comedy is poised to continue as filmmakers t...

First Look: Meryl Streep As Mrs. Thatcher

Pathé UK has released the first shot of Meryl Streep as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Streep is in the 2nd week of filming The Iron Lady here in London.


Art-house cinema in 3D to star at Berlin film fest

Deborah Cole Yahoo! News 09.02.2011
Art-house cinema in 3D to star at Berlin film fest

Art-house cinema in 3D, Ralph Fiennes's directorial debut and new thrillers starring Liam Neeson and Kevin Spacey will headline the 61st Berlin film festival starting Thursday.

'Naked chef' to debut on Hong Kong adult channel

A HONG KONG adult channel is set to debut a cooking show headlined by a nude host who will prepare Cantonese dishes wearing a transparent apron - an apparent bid to encourage more men to cook.


"Greedy" Michael Moore Sues Weinstein Brothers For More Money From 9/11 Movie When He Already Pocketed $19.8 Million

At least Michael Moore didn't have the chutzpah to sue Harvey and Bob Weinstein in a New York City court. Because there's no way a jury in the city that suffered through the attack on the World Trade Center would give Moore a penny.

Simon Cowell: I don't watch the new 'Idol'

Entertainment Weekly 07.02.2011
Simon Cowell: I don't watch the new 'Idol'

Simon Cowell says he has not watched an episode of Fox’s American Idol since he left the show. “I haven’t seen a full episode,” the former Idol judge told reporters on a conference call for his upcoming music competition series,


Josh Henderson To Star In TNT's 'Dallas', Larry Hagman Officially On Board

TNT's Dallas reboot is starting to take shape. Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) has landed one of the leads in the project, playing J.R.'s son. Additionally, original Dallas stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are now all confirm...

'King's Speech' gets double Oscars boost

British historical drama "The King's Speech" got yet another boost to its Oscars hopes, winning its second top prize in 24 hours at Hollywood's latest awards ceremony.


John Woo's 'The Killer' Getting English-Language Remake in 3D

Last September we found out that director John Woo was in the midst of planning a remake of his own 1989 Hong Kong police action flick The Killer. At the time it sounded like Woo was going to tackle the remake itself, but today Essential Entertain...

`The King's Speech' usurps throne as Oscar leader

DAVID GERMAIN Yahoo! News 25.01.2011
`The King's Speech' usurps throne as Oscar leader

Queen Elizabeth II's dad, Albert — the gentle, stammering Duke of York — never was meant to be king. And from Hollywood's early honors this season, a drama based on his life never seemed destined as heir-apparent at the Academy Awards.


"King's Speech" reigns with Producers Guild award

Mary Milliken Yahoo! News 24.01.2011
"King's Speech" reigns with Producers Guild award

"The King's Speech" won best-produced film from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday, a regal boost to its Oscar aspirations in an awards season so far swept by "The Social Network."

Hit Chinese film a sharp-edged satire

Robert Hartmann Asia Times 21.01.2011
Hit Chinese film a sharp-edged satire

A new Chinese film, Let The Bullets Fly, screened across China last month, has been an unexpected success, reaping staggering box-office revenue. The Western-style action black comedy has become a phenomenon by using the past to sharply satirize t...


3-D means headaches to many, yet companies push on

PETER SVENSSON My Way News 21.01.2011
3-D means headaches to many, yet companies push on

From Hollywood studios to Japanese TV makers, powerful business interests are betting 3-D will be the future of entertainment, despite a major drawback: It makes millions of people uncomfortable or sick.

Sacha Baron Cohen to play Saddam Hussein

As if his portrayals of Borat and Bruno weren't outrageous enough, Sacha Baron Cohen's next role will be playing Saddam Hussein.


'Bullets,' 'Confessions' Lead Asian Film Awards Nominations

Karen Chu The Hollywood Reporter 20.01.2011
'Bullets,' 'Confessions' Lead Asian Film Awards Nominations

Blockbusters rule the 5th Asian Film Awards as China’s current smash Let the Bullets Fly and Japan’s 2010 summer hit Confessions lead the pack with six nominations each. By country, China and Japan also split the field, amassing 17 nods each, with...

Canada cancels screening of anti-Iran documentary after threats

Canada's Heritage Minister, James Moore, has ordered the National Archives to show Iranium, the documentary that was cancelled after the venue received threats.



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