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8 items from 2011

"Red Dog" Collars $20 Million

23 October 2011 9:37 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Kriv Stenders Australian produced family feature "Red Dog" recently passed the $20 million mark at the Australian box office.

Adapted by screenwriter Daniel Taplitz, from "Red Dog", the best-selling novel by author Louis De Bernières ("Captain Corelli's Mandolin") the film follows the true story of 'Red Dog', a nomadic Australian sheep dog, found roaming the outback in search of his master, before returning to a mining town to inspire the locals :

" West Australia during the early 1970's, 'Thomas' (Luke Ford) walks into a bar where the locals are looking after a sick dog. He is told by 'Jack' (Noah Taylor) that this is no ordinary dog, but the great 'Red Dog' (played by Koko).

"Jack tells his story about how he first met Red. Then a man named 'Vanno' (Arthur Angel) shares how he became acquainted with the dog. The men recall how Red Dog »

- Michael Stevens

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Red Dog passes $20 million at box office

16 October 2011 8:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Directed by Kriv Stenders and adapted by Daniel Taplitz, from the best-selling novel by award-winning author Louis De Bernières (Captain Corelli's Mandolin) the film tells the true story of Koko, the titular canine. Found roaming the outback in search of his master, he returns to a disparate mining town and reinspires the local residents.   Currently in the USA, at the Heartland International Film Festival, Red Dog producer Nelson Woss said, "The film has now clearly shown its box office potential in Australia and the team behind it are working hard to translate this local momentum into international box office success. »

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Patrick Malahide lands 'Game of Thrones' role

25 August 2011 4:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Malahide has joined the cast of Game of Thrones. The actor will appear in the show's upcoming second season as Balon Greyjoy, Winter Is Coming reports. Balon, who is the father of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), is the leader of the Iron Islands. Malahide has previously appeared in British dramas including The Singing Detective, Minder, Five Days, Survivors and Law & Order: UK. His film credits include Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Billy Elliot and The World Is Not Enough. Malahide is the latest (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Helen Mirren Confronts an Unimaginable Evil in 'The Debt'

15 August 2011 8:24 AM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

The Debt, a thriller due in theaters on August 31, arrives courtesy of John Madden, the director who hit big with Shakespeare in Love, missed bigger with Captain Corelli's Mandolin and broke boringly even with Proof, which wasn't bad, but would've been much better had the producers gone with Mary Louise-Parker (who starred in the Broadway production), rather than installing Gwyneth Paltrow as Oscar bait.

Now comes The Debt and one wonders where it will fall on the Madden Continuum. Will it skew toward Shakespeare or fall into Captain Corelli territory? Based on the film's trailer, I think it's safe to say Madden's latest ain't Shakespeare — hell, Shakespeare in Love ain't Shakespeare — but The Debt seems to have all the ingredients necessary for a satisfying night at the movies, specifically: Helen Mirren and Nazis. What else do you need from a movie?

Based on a respected 2007 Israeli flick I haven't seen, »

- Theron

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Penelope Cruz: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

18 May 2011 12:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news » Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Penelope Cruz.

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Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in Vanilla Sky and Blow. Both films were released in 2001 and were commercially successful worldwide. »

- Josh Abraham

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Good book, great film

1 April 2011 4:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When he was asked to be guest director for a festival dedicated to films based on books, Jonathan Coe set out to disprove the adage that great literature makes terrible movies

In the course of their famous book-length interview, François Truffaut once asked Alfred Hitchcock about his approach to literary adaptation, and Hitch's response was as magisterial, worldly and mischievous as one would expect: "What I do is to read a story only once, and if I like the basic idea, I just forget all about the book and start to create cinema. Today I would be unable to tell you the story of Daphne du Maurier's The Birds. I read it only once, and very quickly at that."

Hitchcock's comment was the first thing that occurred to me when, towards the end of last year, I was approached with an interesting proposition. "From Page to Screen" is the »

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Nicolas Cage's new film, the next Raising Arizona or Gone In 60 Seconds?

21 February 2011 2:19 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With the release of Drive Angry 3D, Daniel Bettridge brings you a guide on how to tell if you're about to waste two hours of your life watching a bad Nicolas Cage film

Good news, film fans: Nicolas Cage's latest magnum opus, Drive Angry 3D, hits cinemas nationwide on Friday. Of course, you'd be forgiven for not getting your hopes up. After all, roughly 38% of Hollywood's second-rate output seems to star the indefatigable Cage, as the one-time Oscar winner continues to peddle a seemingly endless procession of frankly terrible flicks in an effort to keep the taxman off his back. Few stars can boast such a rollercoaster career as Cage. He's an actor who seems to lurch from role to role, punctuating the dark depths of an eclectic straight-to-video CV with some occasional award-winning highs. But faced with an avalanche of Nicolas Cage movies to choose from, how can »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Red Dog Barks First In Berlin

12 January 2011 10:21 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The new Australian film Red Dog will have its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, held February 10 to 21, having been selected to screen in competition as part of Generation 14plus.   For those familiar with the daring work of Australian filmmaker Kriv Stenders (The Illustrated Family Doctor, Blacktown, Boxing Day, Lucky Country), it came as a surprise to learn the director was overseeing the decidedly family friendly Red Dog.   Adapted by Daniel Taplitz (Chaos Theory) from the novel by Louis De Bernieres (Captain Corelli's Mandolin), Red Dog tells the story of a spirited kelpie who roamed the West Australian outback in the seventies and eighties and unites a mining community along the way. »

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