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Harrison Ford & Abigail Breslin Join ‘Ender’s Game’

21 December 2011 6:51 PM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »


Ender’s Game casting news continues to filter out, and today we get some of the biggest news yet. Harrison Ford, long sought to join Gavin Hood’s (Wolverine) sci-fi epic, based on Orson Scott Card’s series of novels of the same name, has officially signed on, and Abigail Breslin (New Year’s Eve) will also join the cast as Valentine Wiggin, the titular protagonist’s older sister.

The Hugo and Nebula Award winning Ya novels tell the story of an Earth that has been united after being attacked by an alien race. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), is a child genius and one of many child soldiers in training, who must save the world from the malevolent aliens dubbed “buggers”.

Ford joins a prestigious cast that includes Academy Award-winners Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) ...

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- Sulai Sivadel

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Top 10 Hollywood Actors Still In Business

16 December 2011 7:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Much of our lurid film community is of the belief that America’s acting prowess died with its classic stars like Marlon Brando, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly. However, I’m here to argue that America’s actors are stronger than ever and can match up toe to toe with the likes of both Europe and Asia.

The list will be split into two parts: in part one, I delve into the modern world of Hollywood actors with actresses soon to follow in part two.

Part one: Top Ten Actors Working In Hollywood Today

Actor With The Most Potential To Hit It Big: Paddy Considine

Before I begin the list, I want to take a moment to discuss an actor whom I believe has enormous potential. While not American born, British actor Paddy Considine has been in his fair share of American films like In America, »

- Connor Folse

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Sir Ben Kingsley on How 'Hugo' Ranks With Other Martin Scorsese Films and His 'Sopranos' Cameo

16 December 2011 3:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Celebrity Interviews, Features, Movie News, Awards

Don't let the snarl in the above photo from the movie 'Hugo' confuse you: Sir Ben Kingsley is nothing like that in real life -- or, at least nothing like that during a 15-minute interview. When Moviefone spoke to the Oscar-winning actor this past week, Kingsley was humble, forthright and excited to discuss his new movie, as well as the joy he got from working with Martin Scorsese. Of course, this being Sir Ben, there's always going to be something interesting to talk about: recent projects of his, critically acclaimed roles he's had, even movies he hasn't been in. From his work on 'Hugo' and 'Gandhi,' to his love of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' to his cameo on 'The Sopranos,' Kingsley gave Moviefone a little taste of what goes on »

- Alex Suskind

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Linker by the Dozen

15 December 2011 3:08 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Philadelphia Weekly offers up 6 family films that would draw the ire of the far right in the wake of Fox's ridiculous Muppets bashing.

Coming Soon Another pic of Daniel Day-Lewis from the set of Lincoln, this time with Steven Spielberg

Toh on Matt Damon vs. Tony Gilroy in GQ, hurt feelings around the Bourne franchise.

Guardian David Thomson's ode to Jeremy Renner 

The Cut chooses 11 surprisingly stylish celebrities of 2011

Monkey See 20 Unhappiest People in the Comments Section of Year End Lists. Teehee

Pajiba thinks the teaser poster to Prometheus looks familiar.

Slant Oscar Prospects: Midnight in Paris

Bernardin Could Netflix revive Firefly? It's wishful thinking but thinking wishfully is fun.

Critical Condition "Hush up and watch the Artist" 

Tom Shone why the Globes are better than the Oscars. 

So the HFPA love their stars! What sinful wretches! To survey the history of the Golden Globes is to enter a »


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Ender’S Game Finds its War Hero?

12 December 2011 1:26 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Ender’S Game Finds its War Hero?

Ender’s Game, the movie, is beginning to really take shape. We have heard a handful of casting rumors and it seems many deals are currently under negotiation. It was just last week we learned Hugo star Asa Butterfield was circling the starring role in this adaptation of the Orson Scott Card classic sci fi tale. Now the motion picture may have found its first war hero.

According to THR, Sir Ben Kingsley is talking to filmmakers now about being added to the Ender’s Game cast. Kingsley would be taking the role of a legendary war hero long assumed to be dead.

Asa will portray Ender Wiggin, a child who struggles with being picked on by bullies in his everyday life. Hey, that’s a timely topic today! But Ender’s life changes drastically when he proves to be highly skilled at a “three-dimensional, »

- Sasha Nova

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Ben Kingsley in talks for "Ender's Game"

9 December 2011 9:52 AM, PST | | See recent IFC news »

The casting for "Ender's Game" continues to heat up. Ben Kingsley is the latest actor to be courted for the upcoming sci-fi adaptation. A new report suggests he'll be playing Mazer Rackham in the flick.

Heat Vision says that Kingsley is in talks to play "a legendary war hero presumed to be long dead." That's not official confirmation that he's looking to star as Mazer, but he's the only character we can think of that matches that description. Mazer is a former war hero who ends up being Ender's last teacher at the Battle School.

Kingsley will join Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld in the previously announced cast. Butterfield is playing the titular Ender and Hailee Steinfeld is playing his fellow enlistee Petra. Harrison Ford is being courted to play Colonel Hyrum Graff, though no official deal has been made.

Interestingly enough, Butterfield and Kingsley already have worked together on this year's film "Hugo. »

- Terri Schwartz

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Ben Kingsley May Play Ender’s Game

9 December 2011 8:36 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

You can add Gandhi to the live-action, big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic “Ender’s Game”. Ben Kingsley, the actor who won an Academy Award for playing “Gandhi”, is currently in talks to join the cast of director Gavin Hood’s “Ender’s Game”. If he signs on, Kinsgley would reunite with his “Hugo” co-star Asa Butterfield, the two having co-starred in the 3D film together for Martin Scorsese. In the film, Kingsley would play “a legendary war hero presumed to be long dead.” Likely Mazer Rackham, for those who have read the book. Besides Kingsley and Butterfield, “True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld previously joined the film, which is set in a futuristic Earth where mankind has been at constant war with a bug-like alien species called Formics. Ender Wiggin (Butterfield’s character) is one of many child geniuses recruited into the military to fight the buggers using simulated war games. »

- Nix

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Ben Kingsley going to war in 'Ender's Game'

8 December 2011 7:53 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sir Ben Kingsley is in talks to join Odd Lot's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's classic Sf novel "Ender's Game." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner ("Gandhi") will reunite with his "Hugo" co-star Asa Butterfield in the film, which will also star "True Grit" ingenue Hailee Steinfeld. Additionally, there was talk last week that Harrison Ford was circling the film. In "Ender's Game," a group of children (including Ender, played by Butterfield) are sent to an elite war academy where they partake in high-tech war games in order to prepare them for combat with a relentless alien race that has been waging war »

- HitFix Staff

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Gandhi Star Sir Ben Kingsley to Play a Prodigious War Hero in Ender's Game

8 December 2011 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Just recently casting for the movie has been movie quite quickly. Asa Butterfield who is currently starring in Martin Scorsese's Hugo landed the lead role of Ender. Hailee Steinfeld who is best known for her Oscar nominated performance in the remake of True Grit will be playing Petra Arkanian. And today The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) is in talks for the role of the "legendary war hero presumed to be dead." By that description and from I've read I believe the role is Mazer Rackham. Mazer Rackham - Ender's last teacher, Rackham makes no attempt to become Ender's friend, although, like Graff, he loves and respects the boy. Rackham is forced to deceive Ender into thinking he is playing mere games and explains to him that no one but a child could have won the war—it took both compassion, daring, and ruthlessness »

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Movember Mustache Movie Madness: Perfect Period Piece Pushbrooms

23 November 2011 9:30 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

by Jim Gibbons

Hollywood has a long love affair with history that rivals some of cinema's greatest romances. While mustaches may not be tremendously hip nowadays, many fine films take place in eras where the 'stache was much more commonplace. Though Movember—the men's health charity event where gentlemen grow and groom mustaches to raise funds for the Livestrong and Prostate Cancer Foundations—is a relatively young fundraiser, 'stache-growing participants can look to the past for present-day mustache motivation.

Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine in "Inglourious Basterds"

Sure, Aldo Raine's World War II-era 'stache may not have helped his ability to pull off a proper Italian accent, but that certainly didn't stop this mustachioed soldier from killing more than his fair share of Nazis—one of history and cinema's most recognizable groups of villains. Groomed to perfection in the field and undercover, Raine's mustache was as easily recognizable as his big f---ing knife! »

- MTV Movies Team

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BAFTA Sets Ben Kingsley Tribute

23 November 2011 5:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stuart Kemp

London – Academy award-winner Ben Kingsley is to become the latest screen star to be the subject of a Life in Pictures event, hosted and organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Kingsley, who scored a best actor Academy nod in 1982 for Gandhi, will be the subject of a celebration of his work on the cinema screen at an event at the British organization’s central London headquarters Nov. 26. Photos: Oscar Winners Reflect on the Award Kingsley’s role in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is propelling him into this year’s awards season lights in which he

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- Stuart Kemp

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A Common Man Lands at Myriad Pictures

6 November 2011 9:17 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute the action thriller A Common Man starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross, which recently completed production in Sri Lanka. The film was adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam (The Road From Elephant Pass).

In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.

Myriad CEO Kirk D'Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this week. "Early response to our sales promo has been terrific," said D'Amico. "Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film »

- MovieWeb

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Looking back at Jurassic Park

23 October 2011 3:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy out on Blu-ray today, we take a look back at the 1993 classic that started it all…

Never before had a cup of water been more terrifying, nor has an actor as tall as Jeff Goldblum been made to look like so tiny. Welcome back to Jurassic Park.

You have to feel sorry for kids in the noughties, and whatever this new decade's called. They won't quite have known the joy of dinosaurs in their lives until today’s Blu-ray re-release of Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy.

The real deal's back, and looking better than ever, now it's freshly transferred and digitally cleaned up. So if you've never seen Jurassic Park, or just need a refresher before you return to Isla Nublar, read on.

Dino 101

Paleontologist Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his paleobotanist wife Dr Ellie Sattler are interrupted while on »

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Composer Rolfe Kent Joins Production Team behind Coens' Gambit, Starring Firth & Diaz

18 October 2011 7:52 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Gambit, from the Coen brothers' screenplay update of the original 1966 film (with Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine), is currently in post-production in London. The star-packed film--Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman--directed by Michael Hoffman now boasts composer Rolfe Kent (Up in the Air, Sideways). Adding to the impressive creative team behind Gambit--including three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (Harry Potter, The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi); Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (The King's Speech, Sherlock Holmes, A Room with a View, Gosford Park) and cinematographer Florian Ballhaus (The Devil Wears Prada, Red)--Kent is just one more reason to put Gambit on our must-see list. Here's more. CBS Films will distribute the film in the Us, while »

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The Ru? Fan Appreciation Instant DVD Collection Giveaway

14 September 2011 8:28 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

First off, I have to tell you that this page may load slow. We're making an awful lot of calls to the Amazon Api here, and that's bound to monkey with things. If you have no idea what that means... it's shiny. Please note also that, for the same reason, you may find, depending on traffic, that not all of the Amazon details will load properly. I apologize for that, it's just the nature of the beast, and the fact that the Api wasn't really meant for such things. If you refresh, it will probably fix.

You may have heard me mention this giveaway quite a while ago, and it's taken me a long time to figure out what sort of format to put things in, and I kept added things. Eventually it became too much to really give any kind of run down on the items, so I decided »

- Marc Eastman

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Tamas – An Unforgettable Saga of Partition

14 August 2011 9:24 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Reliance Home Video launched Govind Nihalani’s critically acclaimed film Tamas on home video today. The launch was done at an exclusive retail event at Planet M, Andheri.

Besides the Director Govind NihalaniOm Puri, Deepa Sahi, Ila Arun, and producer Lalit Bijlani other key members from the cast & crew were present at Planet M to formally release the DVD of the film.

Tamas is based on the classic Hindi novel of the same name written by Bhisham Sahni. The film was first shown on Doordarshan in 1988 as a mini series.

Tamas is being released as a four DVD (Rs. 799/-) and Vcd (Rs.499/-) set. The DVD contains a collectible booklet and an audio-visual interview with Govind Nihalani on Tamas.

Sweta Agnihotri COO of Reliance Home Video said that “This August India will celebrate completion of 64 years of Independence. Tamas is a good reflection of how communal prejudice can »

- Trupti Kantilal

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Get Musically Mesmerized at Masala! Mehndi! Masti! 2011.

4 August 2011 2:54 AM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

There will be bhangra, daandiya, Bollywood, hip-hop, classical, ghazals and more!Straight from the rock capital of India, Shillong, M!M!M! brings to Toronto the full 19 piece ensemble of The Shillong Chamber Choir, winners of the widely popular .India.s Got Talent. television show and several other global awards. This internationally acclaimed choir also performed for Us president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle during their official visit to India last year. Their combination of musica sacra, gospel, jazz and popular material will take the audience high to the heavens above and bring it down to set Toronto.s waterfront on fire!Flying in from Sri Lanka, one of the biggest names in hip hop and rap, the dyamic duo Bathiya and Santhush, will perform the curtain call act on Sunday and is sure to leave the audience clamouring for more. These dynamite musicians also performed at the World »

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Lawrence Of Arabia, Young Winston, The Four Feathers on TCM

12 July 2011 5:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Lawrence of Arabia Turner Classic Movies' "Race and Hollywood: Arab Images on Film" continues this evening with four movies about European powers and their difficult relationship with "the Arab races": Lawrence of Arabia, Lion of the Desert, The Four Feathers, and Young Winston. In David Lean's sprawling Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole is a much taller version of T. E. Lawrence, the Englishman who fought alongside Arabs at the time of World War I. Lawrence of Arabia won a total of seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director; it's also considered by many one of the greatest movies ever made. Personally, I find Lawrence of Arabia great-looking but much too long: 227 minutes. Also, at times I couldn't quite figure out what Lean's and screenwriter Robert Bolt's political take was; I'm not sure if their vision is just too muddled and wishy-washy, or »

- Andre Soares

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Gandhi to Hitler First Look

8 July 2011 2:49 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

First look of Gandhi To Hitler starring Neha Dhupia, Raghuveer Yadav, Nikita Anand, Aman Verma, Lucky Vakharia and Nassar Abdulla. The film is based on Gandhi’s letters to Nazi Leaders Adolf Hitler.

The film revolves around the World War II, the Indian independence and the letters written by Gandhiji (played by Avijit Dutt) to Adolf Hitler. It also beautifully portrays the relationship between Hitler and his love, Eva Braun and showcases the differences between ideologies of Hitler Read More »

- Praveen

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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 3)

28 June 2011 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the third of a six-part feature... read parts one and two.

“We both have a tradition that, when we have a film opening for which there are high expectations, we get out of town,” stated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who vacationed with colleague George Lucas in Hawaii while Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Star Wars (1977) were being theatrically released. Lucas asked Spielberg what he would like to do as his follow-up effort. “I said I wanted to do a James Bond film. United Artists had approached me after Sugarland Express [1974] and asked me to do a film for them. I said, ‘Sure give me the next James Bond film.’ But they said they couldn’t do that. Then George said he had a film that was even better than a James Bond. It was called Raiders of the Lost Ark »

- flickeringmyth

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