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Freida Pinto backs 'Argo' to win at Oscars 2013
22 February 2013 11:40 PM, PST
Argo has been tipped as a frontrunner in the 'Best Picture' Oscar category due to the Iran hostage crisis film taking home the equivalent prize at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
"One of the films that I was truly surprised with... [and] truly entertained [by] was Argo," Pinto told Et Online.
The actress continued: "It was an all-round entertaining film for me... I was on the edge of my seat throughout the film. Good luck to the film."
Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards, airing live this Sunday (February 24), starting with pre-show red carpet coverage from 7pm Et (4pm Pt) on ABC in the Us.
The ceremony will also be broadcast »
Emma Stone: 'I was amazed by The Croods'
22 February 2013 4:00 PM, PST
In an interview with Flicks and Bits, Stone reflected on her first viewing of the DreamWorks comedy.
"That was incredible, it was amazing," she recalled. "I think The Croods has elements of all of my favourite movies, which is that it's not just funny and it's not just heartbreaking, it takes you on a journey throughout the entire film."
Stone went on to reveal that she even shed a tear while watching the prehistoric family's journey to find a new home.
"I cried watching it, and I laughed, and I just went along for the ride and enjoyed myself the entire time, »
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - Victory Tour posters unveiled
22 February 2013 12:18 PM, PST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has revealed two new posters.
The first poster shows the District 12 pair in their winner's finery, with Katniss cradling a bouquet of white roses - a chilling reminder of the Capitol's domineering and ruthless leader, President Coriolanus Snow.
The second - which debuted on Hitfix.com - shows Katniss and Peeta stood in front of one of the Capitol's imposing and architecturally impressive metal structures.
The Lionsgate sequel to 2012's blockbuster is directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water for Elephants) and also stars Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright and Amanda Plummer.
The film is due to open in both IMAX and regular theatres on November 22.
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Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia, Rachel Crow join 'Rio 2'
22 February 2013 11:59 AM, PST
However, their comfortable life is short-lived, as Jewel decides that their children need to learn to live like real birds and proposes that the family relocate to the Amazon rainforest. »
Oscars special: 'Argo', 'Paperman' - This Week's Hottest Movie Videos
22 February 2013 11:27 AM, PST
The 85th Academy Awards are taking place this Sunday (February 24) and this year looks more competitive than ever. In honour of this, Digital Spy brings you a collection of Oscar-inspired trailers, including 'Best Animated Short' nominees Paperman and Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'. You can also listen to our thoughts and predictions.
Nominated for 'Best Animated Short', Disney presents the most heart-warming story of a man on a quest. The touching black-and-white picture is scored by Emmy winner Christophe Beck and directed by John Kahrs. It tells the simple story of a couple who meet on a train and how fate intervenes when they part ways.
Seth MacFarlane meets James Bond
The Oscars will pay tribute to James Bond's 50th anniversary with a special on-stage performance this weekend. There has been huge media speculation about who is going to appear on stage and what's going to happen. Family Guy »
Mean Girls, Hunger Games: Films we want to be TV shows - Friday Fiver
22 February 2013 9:58 AM, PST
Bad Teacher and About a Boy are two films that are currently getting the remake treatment for the small screen. And that got us thinking - what other movies could work as TV series?
Digital Spy has picked out five films that we believe would make great TV shows.
Would Bridget try Zumba? Has she kept her novelty pyjamas or switched to a onesie? How long did she stick to the Dukan diet? How did she cope with GHDs? There are so many modern situations that the world's favourite singleton would bumble through with great comedic pleasure.
Bridget has been a reliable source for women to turn to during tough times (as well as carbs, of course!), so what could be more enjoyable than relaxing with her every week? Can we scrap the idea of a third film and have a Bridget Jones series instead?
A love triangle, »
Oscars 2013: Digital Spy's Academy Awards winners predictions - video
22 February 2013 8:30 AM, PST
The 85th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday (February 24), with Steven Spielberg's Lincoln leading the pack on 12 nominations. The drama houses excellent performances from Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones, but it's Ben Affleck's Argo that has pulled into pole position for the coveted 'Best Picture' statuette on the bag of BAFTA, DGA, WGA and PGA wins.
In the acting nominations Daniel Day-Lewis is the overwhelming favourite to take home is third Oscar for his performance as Abraham Lincoln, while Anne Hathaway seems to have 'Supporting Actress' in the bag thanks to her heartbreaking turn as Fantine in Les Misérables.
The remaining acting categories seem to be more of an open field. Will Jennifer Lawrence triumph over Jessica Chastain and Emmanuelle Riva? Who out of the 'Best Supporting Actor' nominees - all five of whom are previous Oscar winners - will emerge victorious on the night? »
Stan Lee's 'Annihilator' bound for cinema
22 February 2013 7:58 AM, PST
Stan Lee's Annihilator has been optioned for cinema by Magic Storm Entertainment.
Bourne Legacy writer Dan Gilroy will pen a screenplay based on the character that Lee created for the Chinese market, The Wrap reports.
Annihilator's story is reminiscent of Captain America's, telling of a young Chinese expatriate named Ming who survives a Us military super-soldier programme thanks to his martial arts training.
TV producer Barry Josephson will oversee the project's development and National Film Capital will provide financial backing.
Lee previously teamed up with Liquid Comics to created a superhero property for the Indian market called Chakra - The Invincible.
Annihilator is yet to appoint a cast and director. »
Ethan Hawke: 'Oscars competition is asinine'
22 February 2013 7:35 AM, PST
Ethan Hawke has described the prestige surrounding the Academy Awards as "asinine".
The Before Midnight actor opened up to Gotham magazine about his belief that actors and actresses should not be competing for awards.
"People want to turn everything in this country into a competition... [so] it's clear who the winner is and who the loser is," Hawke complained. "It's why they like to announce the grosses of movies, because it's a way of saying, 'This one is No.1'."
Hawke went on to say: "[The whole thing is] so asinine... if you look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace.
"Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, I think it's really destructive."
Hawke's comments come a few months after three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix described awards season as "bulls**t".
"I think it's total, utter bulls**t, »
Taylor Kitsch linked with new horror-thriller 'Exit 147'
22 February 2013 6:13 AM, PST
The Battleship actor is being sought for the role of a sheriff in the serial killer movie, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Based on a screenplay by Pandorum writer Travis Milloy, Exit 147 follows a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.
Red Riding's Julian Jarrold is attached to direct the project for Mandalay Vision, but a full cast is yet to be appointed.
A release date for Exit 147 is yet to be announced.
Watch the trailer for John Carter below: »
'Iron Man 3': Ben Kingsley's Mandarin featured in new poster
22 February 2013 5:36 AM, PST
The poster, revealed by Empire, depicts the actor's take on classic comic book villain the Mandarin.
"It's less about his specific ethnicity than the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end," he explained in a previous interview.
Mandarin is considered one of Tony Stark's greatest foes in the Marvel Comics Universe, but is yet to feature on-screen.
Iron Man 3 will arrive in UK cinemas on April 26, 2013, following in the Us on May 3. Watch a trailer for the »
Oscar nominee $45,000 gift bags include condoms, face-lift certificate
22 February 2013 4:59 AM, PST
The contents of the goody bags given to this year's Oscar nominees have been revealed.
As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag' includes a mixture of high-end - a $5,000 face-lift gift certificate and a trip to Australia - and mundane items.
Among the more surprising items included are a set of hair ties that double as bracelets (worth $80), a product for removing fluff from clothing, a six-pack of Naked Brand condoms, and a self-help book entitled Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings.
A bottle of Windex and a bottle of gourmet maple syrup are also included in the bag, which is designed by PR firm Distinctive Assets rather than the Academy.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Celine Dion: 20 worst Oscar outfits ever
22 February 2013 4:27 AM, PST
The 85th annual Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane are due to take place in Hollywood over the weekend.
As we anticipate the stars set to grace the red carpet at the ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles - including nominees Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence - we take a look back at the worst ever Oscar outfits.
Featuring Celine Dion's infamous back-to-front tuxedo, Bjork's iconic swan and Angelina's gothic Morticia Addams look. »
'Beverly Hills Cop' TV pilot adds 'Argo' actress Sheila Vand
22 February 2013 4:08 AM, PST
Based on the Eddie Murphy films, the CBS comedy will star Brandon T Jackson as police officer Aaron Foley - son of Murphy's character Axel.
Vand will play the show's female lead Leila, a fellow Beverly Hills detective who comes from a privileged background, Deadline reports.
If the project is picked up to series, Murphy is expected to recur throughout the first season.
Watch a clip from 1984's Beverly Hills Cop movie below:
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Manolo Blahnik criticises "anonymous" Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway
22 February 2013 3:42 AM, PST
Speaking to Interview magazine, the legendary shoe designer made the comments after describing Salma Hayek as "sweet" and "beautiful".
"This is what I really love - where are those girls?" he said. "I was looking the other day, Lara Flynn Boyle in Twin Peaks and that other girl Sherilyn Fenn - they're old school girls like Elizabeth Taylor, and I think that's so fabulous."
Blahnik continued: "[Fenn and Boyle] should be working now instead of these anonymous girls. They're all the same. I don't even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever - they're all the same! I try to remember - the only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she's particular.
"Anne Hathaway... Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don't even remember her. What is it about her?... I'm not saying she's »
Mia Wasikowska is questioned by sheriff in 'Stoker' video clip - watch
22 February 2013 3:23 AM, PST
A new clip from Stoker has been released.
After India's mysterious Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with them following the funeral, she becomes fascinated with him as it becomes clear that he shares many of her unusual personality traits.
The clip sees the town sheriff visiting the family home to question India about her role in the disappearance of a local boy.
Stoker will be released on March 1.
Watch a trailer below: »
Anupam Kher: 'I approached Silver Linings Playbook as if a newcomer'
22 February 2013 3:12 AM, PST
The veteran actor, who has starred in over 450 films in a career spanning three decades, played the role of therapist Dr Patel in the film.
Speaking to Ians, he said: "I have done more than 450 films but I approached this film as a newcomer as if it was my first film because I don't think in English... I think in Hindi. For me to be a therapist with technical words, I had to concentrate, focus."
"Maybe it was not so difficult to get a sense of awe from them that I have done so many movies," he explained. "But to earn their respect I had to be good in my job. »
'Sleepy Hollow' TV series adds 'Shame' star Nicole Beharie
22 February 2013 3:02 AM, PST
After witnessing the violent murder of a friend, Archer is forced to turn to the show's protagonist Ichabod Crane for help.
A film version of Sleepy Hollow - directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Crane - was released to cinemas in 1999. Both Burton's movie and the new Fox pilot are based on Washington Irving's short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', first published in 1820.
Beharie's past TV credits include guest roles on The Good Wife and Law & Order: Svu.
Selena Gomez, James Franco in 'Spring Breakers' red-band trailer - watch
22 February 2013 2:23 AM, PST
The red-band trailer for Spring Breakers has been released.
Harmony Korine's upcoming black comedy centres on four college students – played by Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine – whose thirst for a carefree holiday leads them onto a violent and destructive path.
James Franco also stars as drug and arms dealer Alien, who enlists the girls to work for him after he bails them out of jail.
Hudgens recently discussed the "nerve-wracking" experience of filming a sex scene with Franco, vowing that she would never agree to such a scene again.
Gomez has described Spring Breakers as entirely different from any of her previous roles.
Spring Breakers will be released on March 15 in the Us, and April 5 in the UK.
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Kate Hudson: 'Motherhood makes me picky about films'
22 February 2013 2:19 AM, PST
Kate Hudson has admitted that she is careful about taking on new projects because of her role as a mum.
The actress - who has recently been appearing in Glee - has a 9-year-old son, Ryder, from a previous relationship, and a 19-month-old son called Bing with her partner Matt Bellamy.
Speaking to Us Weekly at a Brits after-party, Hudson explained that she will always prioritise her family over work.
"If someone says it's a three-month shoot, I get a little shy because of Ryder in third grade and Bing being 19 months," she said. "It's so much to juggle, so I've been doing films that are a little less time[-consuming].
"I'm more specific about what they are and I don't want to do work that will take me away from my kids, so I have to really love it."
Hudson has previously revealed that Bellamy is "insanely, incredibly supportive" of her. »