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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, the social thriller scripted around the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, has opened to rave reviews in American theatres. Directed by Ravi Kumar and produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Rising Star Entertainment, the film has found an emotional resonance with audiences and critics alike.
We loved it here at Bollyspice saying, “Raajpal Yadav is brilliant in his role as Dilip. Tannishtha Chatterjee is wonderful and is the heart of the film. I cannot give this film a rating, as it is so much more than that. I can only simply say it is important that everyone see this devastating tale, to learn, to know, to feel and to act.” Read more of our rave review here
Martin Tsai of the Los Angeles Times calls the film “a revolutionary cautionary tale” applauding how “Kumar vividly recreates the Bhopal disaster”. Gurinder Chadha, director of much-loved films like Bend It Like Beckham, »
- Stacey Yount
“From the network that brought you Mermaids,” read the title card ahead of the trailer for Animal Planet’s self-described “scripted event” The Whale: Revenge From the Deep. That may be enough to either intrigue or dissuade any number of people who either liked or disliked Animal Planet’s previous forays into scripted fare like Mermaids, but the trailer does look promising. Add to that the fact that Martin Sheen headlines the film based on a gripping true-life tale, and that’s enough to get us to dive in. The two-hour production is a retelling of the sinking of the Nantucket whaling ship … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Will the ratings for Anger Management improve in season two or, will they fall even lower than they did in season one? We'll have to wait and see.
Revolving around an anger management therapist (Charlie Sheen) who has issues of his own, the cast also includes Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, Noureen DeWulf, Derek Richardson, and Martin Sheen.
The comedy's ratings are typically the best way to tell if Anger Management would be cancelled or renewed for another season however, 90 episodes were ordered for season two as part of a syndication deal. Those will last for awhile and may or may not be the end anyway.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
11/7 update: This show is ending on »
Nothing gets us giddy quite like an epic celebrity movie cameo.
An A-lister who appears in an often uncredited role with minimal screen time and, we have no idea it's coming — how could we not love that?!
Alfred Hitchcock was the cameo master of his time, appearing in 39 of his 52 surviving films. People loved searching for him like a real life Where's Waldo. Even more recently, Interstellar blew us away with a crazy unexpected cameo that we don't want to give away quite yet…but it got us thinking about other unexpected appearances in movies!
So let's take a look at some of our favorite film cameos of all-time.
Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead.
Johnny Depp -- 21 Jump Street
Johnny Depp paid perfect homage to his 21 Jump Street roots. Spending most of the role in disguise, he ultimately reveals his identity leaving Jonah Hill's character to declare, "You're like an amazing actor man!"
Bill Murray -- [link »
Last night, I was in attendance for the first New York screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. This on the heels of it having a World Premiere last week at AFI Fest, which shot it directly into the heart of the awards season. Always thought to be a potential Oscar contender, particularly for David Oyelowo’s lead performance as Martin Luther King Jr., the movie has instead had a rapturous reception so far that has pundits like myself amending Academy Award predictions left and right. Yes, Oyelowo is not just getting into Best Actor, but is almost assuredly winning it too. Furthermore, I now believe that Selma is one of the three most likely Best Picture winners as well. In case the title itself doesn’t let you in on what the film is about, this is a look at the civil rights marches that took place in Selma, »
- Joey Magidson
Update, Tuesday, 4:02 Am Pt: A couple of things have happened in the world of international box office since late Sunday night. We now know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I will not be bowing in China in the 2014 calendar year, and we have a little more insight into why Korea is like the proverbial black hole for Interstellar (in the good sense). Exerting an incredible gravitational pull, Korea has advanced itself as a massive $35.9M play (so far) for Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic. Here’s why: There is a very strong and vocal Nolan fanbase in Korea, which has generated astronomical word of mouth in the market. I’m told there were a few midnight screenings the night before the opening on November 6, and online buzz began building immediately. The not-so-spacey elements have also played very well, with the emotional and family sub-plots broadening appeal. Worth »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Bydgoszcz, Poland — Stephen Daldry, the director of “Trash,” and the film’s director of photography Adriano Goldman explained how they turned chaos into cinema, during a discussion at Camerimage film festival, where Daldry was given the excellence in directing award.
Daldry explained during the presentation on Sunday that the film, which plays at the fest, is based on a novel by Andy Mulligan, who had drawn on his experiences working in Brazil, India and the Philippines.
“He hadn’t set it in any particular country, so when I started thinking about making it into a film the first place I went to — following in his footsteps — was Brazil,” Daldry said.
This was mostly because of his existing relationship with Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, who runs production company O2, which later assisted in the production of “Trash,” and Meirelles’ experience of working with non-professional actors on such productions as “City of God. »
- Leo Barraclough
La movie fans can meet Kal Penn and Martin Sheen this weekend during the release of Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain which opened yesterday at Sundance Sunset Cinema (8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046). Kal gave a live Q&A tonight (Friday, Nov 14) after the 7:15pm show. Martin will give a live Q&A on Sunday (Nov 16) after the 5:30pm show and will give an intro before the 7:50pm show.
Read their film’s rave review in today’s La Times:
Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain continues for another week in NYC at Village East Cinema and now also opens in La. It will release in additional cities in the weeks ahead.
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In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the bizarre rumours coming out of Sony for the next film in the Spider-Man franchise, an update on next year’s Fantastic Four reboot and a big treat for Evil Dead fans!
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…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Oli Davis
Before even the first scene of Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain unfolds, if you know the story, then you know you are in for a film that will move you, and even more, anger you more than you thought possible. It tells the story of the tragedy of the Bhopal Union Carbide Corporation Chemical disaster in 1984. It was the biggest man-made industrial disaster in history. Ten thousand men, women and children died in one night, and for thousands more the effects of the disaster are still felt today.
The story that Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain tells is fiction combined with hours of research. Ravi Kumar said in his Director’s notes, “Over six years and 10 drafts, we spoke extensively to Bhopal survivors, victim support groups, »
- Stacey Yount
Often we put our heroes on pedestals. Yet, even the greatest men in history have made mistakes, suffered because of their personal vices and doubted themselves at the most critical junctures of their lives. Ava DuVernay's powerful new drama "Selma" tells the tale of the Selma to Montgomery marches that spearheaded the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but at its center is one historically prominent hero who finds himself at a crossroads, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After leading the nonviolent movement that brought about the passage of the civil rights act in 1964, "Selma" finds Dr. King (David Oyelowo) and his organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Council (Sclc), focusing their efforts on removing the discriminatory practices that are effectively blocking African Americans from registering to vote across a majority of the South. Following a year of trying to register voters in Selma, Alabama with little success, the Sclc decides to »
- Gregory Ellwood
The death of Warren Anderson former CEO of Union Carbide who was held responsible for the death of thousands during what infamously incident came to be known as the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, died on September 29. The sudden death of the controversial figure puts a question mark on the film Bhopal: A Prayer For Rains, the film on the Bhopal gas tragedy featuring Martin Sheen as Anderson which is all set for December release. In the light of Anderson's death the film's ending is likely to be altered. While no one was ready to make any official statements on the film, off the record a source reveals, "Warren is portrayed as a pure villain in the film. That may have to be toned down." Apparently, Martin Sheen insisted on playing Warren as an unmitigated villain. Says the director Ravi Kumar, "Right since the time Martin agreed to play the controversial »
FX has announced that their Anger Management sitcom is ending next month. The series finale, which is also the comedy's 100th episode, will air on December 22nd.
Revolving around an anger management therapist (Charlie Sheen) who has issues of his own, the cast also includes Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, Noureen DeWulf, Derek Richardson, and Martin Sheen. Selma Blair left midway through the second season.
Anger Management was part of a special 10-90 deal. If the first 10 episodes hit a certain ratings mark then a second season order of 90 episodes was automatically triggered.
No doubt bolstered by Sheen's recent dismissal from Two and a Half Men, the first season attracted 2.98 million viewers with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The second season has performed nearly as well. The 76 installments that have aired thus far have »
The actor spoke ahead of the release of his new film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is released today (November 7).
The film, which also stars Mischa Barton, recounts one of the worst industrial disasters ever. More than half a million people were poisoned by toxic gas leaking from Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal in December, 1984.
Sheen plays Warren Anderson, the former Chief Executive of the Union Carbide Corporation.
"Those who survived have faced long-term health problems, but receive little medical help. For 30 years the survivors of Bhopal have campaigned for justice, for fair compensation, healthcare and for Union Carbide, now owned by Dow Chemicals, »
Accomplished actor and former White House staff member Kal Penn will give a special live Q&A session with audiences in New York City on the opening day of his latest film, the acclaimed social thriller Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain. The Q&A will be held on Friday, November 7, after the 7:30pm show at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue at East 12th Street, NYC, 10012). Penn will also give a special intro to audiences before the 10:25pm show as well. Tickets are available now at http://www.VillageEastCinema.com/.
Kal Penn also appeared on the newest episode of HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Real Time with Bill Maher to talk about his role in Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain. The episode is currently playing on the network and is also available through HBO On Demand and HBO Go.
Opening in U.S. theaters one month before releasing in India, »
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Elisabeth Moss is best known for her work on AMC’s Mad Men, as secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson. But let’s not forget her breakout role as the president’s daughter on The West Wing. It’s been 15 years since we were introduced to Zoey Bartlet, the youngest child of Martin Sheen‘s fictional Potus, portrayed by a then-17-year-old Moss.We’re still months away from the final season of Mad Men, and while you can get your Moss fix by watching this summer’s The One I Love or her Golden Globe-winning role in Top of the Lake on Netflix, we prefer to go back in time. Moss played the president’s daughter over the course of 25 episodes, from 1999 to 2006. Her on-screen romance with her father’s aide Charlie Young (Dule Hill) was one of the sweetest storylines, but also led to tense dramatic plots like »
- Diane Cho
The interests of industrial big business versus the responsibility they have to the population and environment around them has long been a hot-button issue. And in the forthcoming drama "Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain," those themes come to the fore in the true story of one harrowing incident of negligence. Directed by Ravi Kumar, and starring Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, and Kal Penn, the film tells of the events leading up to Union Carbide's airborne toxic chemical spill in Bhopal, India thirty years ago. Thousands of people were killed in just one night, in the worst industrial accident in history, and the effects of the event are still felt in the area to this day. And in this exclusive clip, we see a journalist (Barton) grilling a Union Carbide exec (Sheen) about how the spill could've happened. "Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain" opens on November 7th in select cinemas. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Opening in U.S. theaters one month before releasing in India, the acclaimed social thriller Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain starring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, and Mischa Barton debuts exclusively in New York City on November 7th at Village East Cinema and will open in additional cities throughout November. Based on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, the much-awaited film has already won raves from critics and audiences alike at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Pan Asia Film Festival in London. The impressive cast also features riveting performances from Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rajpal Yadav, and Satish Kaushik.
Writer-director Ravi Kumar sent the script to a raft of heavyweight Hollywood actors. He wanted to interest a powerful name in playing the key role of Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson. Martin Sheen, a high-profile human rights and environmental activist as well as one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, was intrigued. “I »
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But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound up on the sitcom that became a pop culture touchstone, in part because it made a star of John Travolta.
Lithe and raspy-voiced, Strassman began her showbiz career on stage and also tried to become a pop star in the mid-1960s before her thesping work took off. After she got her break on “Kotter,” she became active in the Screen Actors Guild.
Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Strassman’s early career:
She got off to a good start in the pages of Variety. Her first reference came in the Sept. 11, 1963 edition, in an item noting that she would replace Liza Minnelli in Off Broadway’s “Best Foot Forward, »
- Cynthia Littleton
British director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival where, instead of a jury, prizes are decided by paying ticket holders, to serve as a testing ground for distributors.
“Trash,” a South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” world-preemed in Rio. Scripted by Richard Curtis, it features turns by Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, alongside a mostly Brazilian cast. Universal will be releasing worldwide.
The Mondo Genre section prize went to “Haider, »
- Nick Vivarelli
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