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The Hundred-Foot Journey DVD Review

6 March 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 122 Minutes

In The Hundred-foot Journey director Lasse Hallström explores how opening a new food-related business in a small French village causes plenty of drama, just like in his film Chocolat (2000). Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, the story centres around the Kadam family from India, who drift around Europe after fleeing from their home and restaurant after it was burnt down. When they eventually arrive in France, they believe their Indian restaurant could work among the traditional French cuisine on offer to the locals but it isn’t an easy ride for Papa (Om Puri) and his family, as they coincidentally set up their restaurant just across from Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) high-class establishment. 

The idea of bringing Indian food and culture to France, who are famous all »

- Louise Tooth

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Report: Academy Old Guard wants to go backward with just 5 Best Picture nominees

4 March 2015 2:12 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The awards world was hit with a bombshell on Tuesday afternoon after news broke that a "significant faction" of the Academy wants the Best Picture field returned to just five nominees. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the old guard feels the current system has made the honor less prestigious and are using the low ratings of last month's telecast as proof that the expanded field doesn't work. The issue may be addressed as soon as the next Board of Governors meeting on March 24. Let me take a breath and prepare my reaction while you ponder this Hail Mary of a justification for a moment. (O.K., I'm ready.) Y'all crazy. First, let's discuss the "prestige" argument, shall we?   In 2009 the Best Picture field was increased to 10 nominees because of the horror (i.e. embarrassment) that the out-of-touch membership had snubbed popular and critically acclaimed blockbusters such as "Wall-e" and "The Dark Knight. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Film-by-film with Alfred Molina: Spider-Man, Love Is Strange, more

11 February 2015 7:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Since making his movie debut as Harrison Ford's doomed sidekick in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alfred Molina has appeared in everything from critically-acclaimed dramas like Prick Up Your Ears to Hollywood blockbusters ranging from Species to Spider-Man 2.

His latest film, Love Is Strange, centres on a long-term gay couple who are forced to live apart while they search for a new home. It opens on February 13, a canny piece of counter-programming to the omnipresent Fifty Shades of Grey. To mark the occasion, Digital Spy took a trip down memory lane with Molina to speak to him about the roles that defined his career.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Satipo

"My very first time in front of a camera! I knew nothing, the only thing I knew about filmmaking was the fact that films got made at all. I knew nothing about the technique of film; I was very, »

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Aka Jessica Jones: Carrie-Anne Moss joins cast

3 February 2015 1:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss has joined David Tennant and Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones

Aka Jessica Jones is shaping up to be a geek dream – firstly Marvel announced that Don’t Trust The B- In Appartment 23 star Krysten Ritter would be their latest comedy-star-to-hero casting gamble (in the title role), swiftly following-up with the news that David Tennant would play the villainous Purple Man.

Now, another sci-fi icon has joined the cast – Carrie-Anne Moss from The Matrix trilogy.

As you might have guessed, she will play what’s been described as a ‘no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica.’ That’s if – minor plot point alert! – ‘Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.’ There aren't many clues there, but, as ever, the lack of a character name suggests she is someone significant in Marvel lore.

If dodging bullets isn’t your thing, you »

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Carrie-Anne Moss Joins 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

2 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Carrie-Anne Moss will star in "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following "Marvel's Daredevil."

Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica...if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.

Moss will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Rachael Taylor (Patricia “Trish” Walker) in the Netflix original series. “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

Rosenberg said:

“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television added:

“Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play complex characters with deep and layered inner lives. Her interaction with Jessica Jones »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Jessica Jones' Gets 'Matrix' Star Carrie-Anne Moss

2 February 2015 1:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Carrie-Anne Moss will star in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel's Daredevil. Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica... if Jessica doesn't completely alienate her first. Moss will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Rachael Taylor (Patricia "Trish" Walker) in the Netflix original series. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, who had this to say about the casting in a statement.

"Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones."

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of Television, had this to say in his statement.

"Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play »

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Strange Magic Original Motion Picture Soundtrack On Digital Today, Available on CD Feb. 17

20 January 2015 3:14 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a fairy tale—but not your average fairy tale. It’s a madcap musical with a princess who has sworn off love, a vulnerable villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious and big-hearted elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming.

With Marius DeVries serving as musical director and soundtrack producer, the Strange Magic digital soundtrack from Buena Vista Records is now available at digital retail.

The physical CD will be available on Feb. 17. “Strange Magic” from Touchstone Pictures will be in theaters on Jan. 23, 2015.

Strange Magic” welcomes an extraordinary roster of voice talent, including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”) as Bog King, Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March“) as feisty fairy Marianne, Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “Lee DanielsThe Butler”) as lovelorn elf Sunny, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull as Marianne’s lovesick sister Dawn, »

- Michelle McCue

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