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Louise O’Neill interview: Only Ever Yours

11 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louise O’Neill’s award-winning feminist sci-fi Ya novel, Only Ever Yours, skewers the beauty myth with disturbing precision…

If you’ve ever suspected that celebrity fashion magazines should come with cigarette packet-style health warnings (Self-objectification is highly addictive: don’t start / Can cause a slow and painful erosion of self-esteem / Protect children: don’t make them breathe your unending consumer-driven quest for physical improvement) then Only Ever Yours’ brutal skewering of the beauty myth will likely speak to you.

Louise O’Neill’s debut Ya novel didn’t so much speak to me as run at me screaming. Consumed in a single sitting, I found its storytelling as magnetic as it was troubling. Most disarming though, was its ability to mind-read. It amplified inner voices that I’d tamped down to dormancy over years of reprogramming, replaying them with alarming clarity.

It’s an alarming novel, not least because »

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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

9 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »

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Freida Pinto joins the cast of The Jungle Book

9 May 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The talented Freida Pinto, who has been making news globally because of her reel life as well as her real life, has now yet another reason to pat herself on the back and feel proud about. The buzz is that, she is now all set to join the cast of The Jungle Book, that's directed by Andy Serkis. Speaking about the same, an insider source said that, "Freida Pinto has always been very clear and focused with her film choices and has chosen roles that are diverse and interesting. She has already worked with Andy once before and with him directing this The Jungle Book; she was very keen on being part of his directorial venture. Freida has grown up reading the 'Jungle Book'. So, when she was presented with the opportunity to be part of the film, she was elated as its part of her childhood." The film, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Freida Pinto To Join Serkis' "Jungle Book"

8 May 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Freida Pinto ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes") is reportedly set to reunite with Andy Serkis in his directorial debut "Jungle Book: Origins" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, Pinto will join Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the live-action roles rather than those doing the performance capture for the animals.

Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch star as some members of that performance capture cast.

Callie Kloves penned the script and Serkis will produce with Steve Kloves. The film is targeting an October 6th 2017 release.

Source: Deadline »

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Freida Pinto Heads To Jungle Book: Origins For Andy Serkis

8 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After acting alongside a mo-capped Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the ApesSlumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto is reteaming with him for Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins.

Deadline reports that Pinto will take on a live-action role in the blockbuster pic, on which Serkis is set to make his directorial debut. She joins The Americans star Matthew Rhys, who is playing explorer John Lockwood, and Bad Words breakout Rohan Chand, who won the role of Mowgli, in the production, which will blend live-action and motion-capture to adapt the classic by Rudyard Kipling.

No details yet on which part the actress will play, but Jungle Book: Origins tells the story of an orphaned human boy raised by jungle animals including a friendly bear and a wise panther, so it’s perhaps likely that Pinto is playing either an explorer or Mowgli’s birth mother.

The motion-capture cast is »

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Freida Pinto Swings Into Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ At Warner Bros

8 May 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In a reteam of sorts, I hear that Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is joining the Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins at Warner Bros. She’s lined up to play one of the live-action roles opposite Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the hybrid motion-capture pic that’s based on the Rudyard Kipling classic. Slumdog breakout Pinto was in 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes with Serkis who is directing Jungle Book from a script by Callie Kloves. He’s also… »

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Time Machine: Nolan and Producer-Wife Following 'Inception' 'Snub'

24 April 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »

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Aamir Khan speaks about Indian taboos at a women-oriented summit in Us

23 April 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

There are many firsts which Aamir Khan has attached to his name. Adding yet another to his list of 'firsts' is him being the first Bollywood personality till date to have been invited to the 3-day 'Women In The World Summit' which started yesterday in New York, USA. Aamir Khan, in his speech, touched upon the issues of tackling taboos in India. He also interacted with the multi-faceted personality Zainab Salbi, who also happens to be an Iraqi- American humanitarian, entrepreneur and author. In addition to that, Salbi also happens to be the daughter of the (in)famous dictator Saddam Hussein's private pilot. The said event will see the presence of many heavyweights like Helen Mirren, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, Hilary Clinton amongst others. When asked about the experience, Aamir Khan said that it was an enriching experience. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

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Freida Pinto Covers The Edit, Flaunts Toned Figure and Says ''I Don't Even Like Looking in the Mirror''

16 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While Freida Pinto is aware she doesn't look like the typical Hollywood starlet, she admits it's a concept that rarely crosses her mind.  "It's hard because the first thing people see when I go into an audition is that I am 100% Indian, but I don't remember a time in my life when I did not see myself as a world citizen," the 30-year-old beauty tells Net-a-Porter.com's The Edit. "When I watch films, I can always imagine myself as the female lead – even if it's Minnie Mouse." Photographed by Chad Pitman, Pinto stuns on both the cover and the publication's inside images, showing off her insane bod while giving Michelle Obama a run for her money in the enviable »

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer,’ Iran’s Ban On Dancing

15 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

In Desert Dancer, Freida Pinto plays a dancer who joins an underground dance company in Iran, where there’s a ban on the art. Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer’ Pinto’s character Elaheh joins the passionate Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), who has great ambitions of succeeding as a dancer, despite his country’s ban. In many of her scenes, Pinto has […]

The post Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer,’ Iran’s Ban On Dancing appeared first on uInterview. »

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Best of Late Night TV: Jon Cryer Recreates Duckie's 'Pretty in Pink' Dance, a Toast to 'Justified' (Video)

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Jon Cryer, Grace Helbig, and Freida Pinto were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Tuesday night. Jon, aka Duckie, did a "Pretty in Pink" routine with James. They recreated his record store dance to Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," and even took it into the audience. Jimmy Fallon must be biting his fingernails over these fun bits -- especially since "The Tonight Show" is on repeats this week and James is having a blast. Here's the new "Pretty in Pink" dance and the original from the movie: In other "Late Late Show" news, the group talked about Uber. Freida has lived in L.A. for three years now, »

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Desert Dancer: Freida Pinto Talks Dance, Her Character, and Afshin Ghaffarian

14 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Set in Tehran during the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, Desert Dancer follows the true story of a young man named Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), who just wanted the freedom to express himself through dance. Afshin and a group of dancers, including Elaheh (Freida Pinto), risk their lives by forming an underground dance company, and through performance uncover a passion for dance and one another. [caption id="attachment_443397" align="alignright" width="351"] Image via Relativity Media[/caption] During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Freida Pinto talked about what drew her to this project, how all of the dance training and injuries was worth the final result, getting to meet the truly inspiring Afshin Ghaffarian, balancing the beauty and the ugliness of her character, feeling the freedom of artistic expression while making the film, and how the success of Slumdog Millionaire changed her life. Collider: This is such an inspiring story and the dancing is so beautifully shot. »

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Freida Pinto Finally Opens Up About Breakup With Dev Patel

9 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Freida Pinto and "Slumdog Millionaire" costar Dev Patel ended their six-year relationship back in 2014 -- but now, she’s finally spilling on the split. "Dev and I are best friends. That’s never going to change," Pinto tells USA Today. "Everybody has their own discoveries to make. Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they’re all part and parcel of life." "There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But why did this happen to me?' Or, 'It was all going well, what the hell happened?' Or, 'No, this just can't be,' the denial of it," she continues. "Running away from it is not going to help you find your answers. So we're facing it. And we're dealing," she adds. The couple started dating after meeting on the set of "Slumdog Millionaire" back in 2008. The flick won Academy Awards and made these two a darling couple in Hollywood. »

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Interview: Director Richard Raymond on the Passion of ‘Desert Dancer’

9 April 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What does anyone understand about regimes outside their political or moral universe? The setting is Iran, the time is during their controversial 2009 elections and the medium is dance as expression. Combining those elements was the challenge for director Richard Raymond, in his debut film “Desert Dancer.”

The film creates an allegory, using dance as a symbol for breaking free of government oppression, and is based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, portrayed by Reece Ritchie. Like the 2014 film “Rosewater,” it uses the 2009 elections in Iran as a backdrop, and the constant vigilance of the “morality police” as a arbiter. Director Richard Raymond and screenwriter Jon Croker tell a simple story, but punctuate that story with two vital dance numbers, that say more about the events than the events themselves.

Director Richard Raymond on Location for ‘Desert Dancer

Photo credit: Relativity Media

The British born Richard Raymond has an superhero-like movie origin story. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Freida Pinto Talks Dev Patel Split: We Are "Best Friends, That's Never Going to Change"

9 April 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are still in each other’s lives. Almost four months after Us Weekly exclusively broke the news that the Slumdog Millionaire costars and couple of six years had called it quits, Pinto, 30, addressed the breakup for the first time in a new interview with USA Today.  "Everybody has their own little discoveries to make,” she said. “Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they're all part and parcel of life. There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But [...] »

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