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David Beckham says yes to Bend It Like Beckham musical

14 December 2012 4:02 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

David Beckham has given permission for his name and image to be used in a 'Bend It Like Beckham' musical. The stage show will be an adaptation of the 2002 film of the same name - which was a big hit in the UK and Us and made stars of Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra, whose characters play in a women's football league. The film and musical's title refers to the soccer superstar's ability to curve the ball into the net from seemingly impossible angles. David, 37, won't appear in the show but has given his blessing to the production, which will use his name and footage of his famous free kicks. There may even be a song dedicated to »

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Musician Kuljit Bhamra talks Music, Bhangra and Jolly Bolly Christmas

10 December 2012 3:35 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

UK’s Kuljit Bhamra MBE is one of the most respected and sought after composers, musicians and tabla players whose music has been heard on albums, in the theatre and in the movies. He is a pioneer in the Bhangra music scene and is known for his traditional sounds as well as his mix and creation of new sounds that have enhanced the Bhangra phenomenon. His work has influenced and has made Punjabi beats and flavored music known through out the world. Kuljit was awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honour’s List 2009 with the citation ‘For services to Bhangra & British Asian Music’. He is a creative, innovative musician and composer who likes to try new things and now has turned his talents on Christmas music. I got the chance to have a conversation about his Christmas album Jolly Bolly Christmas and it turned into not only a chat »

- Stacey Yount

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10 Soccer Movies That Will Leave You ‘Playing For Keeps’

6 December 2012 9:15 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ok, let’s admit and face it, no one on planet Earth is really looking forward to “Playing For Keeps,” except for maybe Gerard Butler’s mom (god, this guy’s been in a lot of miserable movies no one cared about in 2012), but hey, we’ll take any excuse we can get to discuss some movies that revolve around our beloved futbol (sorry, Chuck Klosterman, we still disagree with you here). With this, uhh, romantic comedy about soccer (or soccer moms? Does Anyone Really Know What This Movie Is About?) coming into theaters this weekend, we figured, shit, this is as good as time as any to talk about some of our favorite, and not so favorite soccer films. They’re not all the “best,” per se, but these are ten, sometimes interesting, sometimes great and off-kilter picks that are probably better worth your time than watching Butler be »

- The Playlist Staff

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Name That Movie: Sports Edition

6 December 2012 3:05 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Can't wait for Playing For Keeps to open this week? Get your soccer fix from this week's movie quiz. You'll get your football, golf, basketball, and baseball fix too, since we're testing your knowledge of sports in cinema. See if you're any match for this trivia by matching each photo to its title. Question 1 of 5Name that movie: Bend It Like Beckham Kicking and Screaming Invictus The Match »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Teens Swoon As Vuguru Produces ‘Pretty Tough’ For Hulu

3 December 2012 3:58 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

, founded by Michael Eisner's Tornante, has produced shows for a number of different platforms. While the company's most popular work, Prom Queen, now calls CW Digital home, the studio has also created series for AOL, Yahoo, Xbox Live, and YouTube. A new series is continuing to expand Vuguru's reach across differing platforms; it's called Pretty Tough, and it brings teen appeal to Hulu. Pretty Tough follows the lives of Krista and Charlie Brown, a pair of sisters who lead opposite lives. In true teen movie fashion, Krista is popular while Charlie is not (Someone named Charlie Brown is unpopular? You're kidding!) The pair must come together to not hate each other as they end up on the same soccer team. There's plenty of high school angst and trendy music and hot guys mixed in. Think Mean Girls meets Bend It Like Beckham. The visual elements of the show are easy to like, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Keira Knightley on playing Anna Karenina and fawning over Kelly Macdonald

20 November 2012 10:31 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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“She’s never had an orgasm. She’s never experienced romance [and] she suddenly feels lust for the first time.”

Talk about a girl having problems, right?

Thankfully, actress Keira Knightley was talking about the fictional problems of her character in the new film, Anna Karenina, which just opened in select theaters this past weekend.

In the new film, directed by Joe Wright (who also helmed Knightley’s Pride & Prejudice and Atonement) and written by Tom Stoppard, Knightley breathes life into the titular character, a 19th century Russian mother and wife who questions her happiness and, when she ventures to temptation with someone younger, she risks losing everything including herself.

“You have a woman that’s been married since she was 18. She gets to 28,” Knightley said during the recent press junket in Beverly Hills. “She suddenly has a taste of romance for the first time and »

- Jim Halterman

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Keira Knightley, 'Anna Karenina' Star, On Period Pieces, Dancing And Corsets

13 November 2012 5:34 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What's more than a thousand pages long, nearly 150 years old and will likely be nominated for a slew of Oscars this January? “Anna Karenina,” of course. The latest film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 19th-century Russian domestic tale, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley (the duo's third collaboration, following “Pride and Prejudice” and “Atonement”), has a decidedly different spin: the drama of marriage and adultery in high society take place on a stage, with a chorus of actors spinning in and out of frame throughout. Anna (Knightley) must choose between being a virtuous wife in her marriage to Karenin (Jude Law) or pursuing a passionate (and forbidden) affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), while society looks on with judging eyes. Moviefone caught up with Knightley in New York ahead of the film's Friday release to talk about putting a new spin on a classic tale, playing a hate-worthy »

- Kase Wickman

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What 'Anna Karenina' Star Keira Knightley Isn't Good At

12 November 2012 5:11 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Since Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" was published in 1877, there have been some 25 adaptations of the epic novel for either film or television, with actresses from Greta Garbo to Vivien Leigh to Sophie Marceau in the title role of Anna. Because of that history, did Keira Knightley, who stars in a brand-new version of "Anna Karenina," have any concern about stepping in to play the famed character?

"Joe Wright literally said, 'How about 'Anna Karenina'?' And I said, 'Yes,'" Knightley told HuffPost Entertainment in a recent interview. "I said 'yes' faster than I said it right then."

"Anna Karenina" is the third film Wright and Knightley have made together since 2005; the pair previously collaborated on "Pride and Prejudice," which earned Knightley her only Oscar nomination, and "Atonement," which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Those expecting a staid period piece from the duo, »

- Christopher Rosen

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Win A Pass To The Advance Screening Of Silver Linings Playbook In St. Louis

10 November 2012 6:06 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Life doesn.t always go according to plan.Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat.s parents want is for him to get back on his feet – and to share their family.s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and »

- Movie Geeks

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Anupam Kher among 5 most talented actors in Asia

5 November 2012 5:01 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

From Bollywood to Hollywood, Anupam Kher has done it all. We all know how talented he really is, but taking it another step was a well known western publication that listed Kher among the 5 most talented actors in Asia. During his three-decade career, Kher, 57, has been featured in more that 450 films, making him one of Indian cinema's most respected actors. Boasting a rich variety of roles, from the dramatic (Saraansh) to the comic (Ram Lakhan). Kher has also won acclaim for his appearances in international projects, which include Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution and Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. Signed to London-based United Agents, Kher is now getting Hollywood's attention for his supporting role as a psychiatrist in David O. Russell's awards- season contender Silver Linings Playbook, in which he co-stars with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Competition: Win ‘Alcatraz: The Complete Series’ on DVD

17 October 2012 7:25 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Released this week on DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we have two copies of Alcatraz: The Complete Series to give away to you, our lovely readers!

Revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists, Alcatraz boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Neill (The Hunter, Wimbledon), Sarah Jones (House), Jeffrey Pierce (CSI), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Jorge Garcia (Lost). When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, (Jeffrey Pierce) an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer, were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, »

- Phil

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Giveaway - Win Alcatraz: The Complete Series on DVD

8 October 2012 12:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek) comes Alcatraz, a chilling new drama out to own on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 15th, and to celebrate we have two DVD copies of the complete series to give away to our readers.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

Revolving around America's most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation's worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists, Alcatraz boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Neill (The Hunter, Jurassic Park), Sarah Jones (House), Jeffrey Pierce (CSI), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Jorge Garcia (Lost). 

When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, (Jeffrey Pierce) an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family »

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Win Alcatraz on DVD

5 October 2012 12:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Alcatraz on DVD 15th October, we’ve been given three copies to give away.

Revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists, Alcatraz boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Neill (The Hunter, Wimbledon), Sarah Jones (House), Jeffrey Pierce (CSI), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Jorge Garcia (Lost).

When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, (Jeffrey Pierce) an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer, were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed.

Madsen turns »

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Win Alcatraz: The Complete Series On DVD, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away

1 October 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek) comes Alcatraz, a chilling new drama out to own on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 15th October.

We have three copies of the DVD to give away to our readers.

Revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists, Alcatraz boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Neill (The Hunter, Wimbledon), Sarah Jones (House), Jeffrey Pierce (CSI), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Jorge Garcia (Lost).

When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, (Jeffrey Pierce) an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer, were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, »

- Matt Holmes

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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for October 1st

1 October 2012 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, October 1st 2012.

Pick Of The Week

Automan: The Complete Series (DVD)

Walter Nebicher is the police department’s resident computer geek, his immediate superiors think Walter’s place is behind the desk and not on the streets. However, Walter has other ideas. Walter’s expertise in computer programming is unparalleled and he creates a special program, ‘Automan’, an artificially intelligent computer hologram that looks real, sounds real and given enough power can physically exist in the real world. Together, Walter and Automan along with Cursor, a small floating »

- Phil

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Greatest Films Directed By Women – Individual Staff List

26 September 2012 2:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Justine Smith

Bright Star, Jane Campion

Orlando, Sally Potter

Trouble Every Day, Claire Denis

Cleo 5 a 7, Agnes Varda

A New Leaf, Elaine May

The Night Porter, Liliana Cavani

American Psycho, Mary Harron

Anatomy of Hell, Catherine Breillat

Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow

Everyone Else, Maren Ade

Ricky D

Connection, Shirley Clarke

Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold

35 Shots of Rhum, Claire Denis

Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Derin

Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller

The Hitch-Hiker, Ida Lupino

Lina Wertmuller- Swept Away

Meek’s Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt

Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel

Xxy, Lucía Puenzo

Special mention: 

SkyscraperShirley Clarke

WaspAndrea Arnold

On Dangerous GroundIda Lupino (uncredited)

Wanda

Chris Clemente

Little Miss Sunshine, Valerie Faris

American Psycho, Mary Harron

Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay

Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold

Monster, Patty Jenkins

A League of Their Own, Penny Marshall

Wayne’s World, Penelope Spheeris

Clueless, Amy Heckerling

Point Break, »

- Ricky

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Great Films Directed by Women Pt. 1

26 September 2012 2:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Not too long ago I asked the Sound On Sight staff to choose their ten favourite films of all time. The result led to mixed reactions (both by staff and readers), and some angry feedback. But how could any of us select only ten films from the thousands we’ve seen and walk away happy with the results. The fact is, of all the films which received a vote, it was those more widely available who made the cut. In other words, films such as The Godfather and Pulp Fiction stood a greater chance of receiving more ballots than say, obscure foreign gems.

My biggest disappointment with the picks, although only ten films were spotlighted, was the lack of votes for films directed by women. Could it be that none of us here at Sound On Sight valued great directors such as Claire Denis, Agnès Varda, Chantal Akerman or Lina Wertmüller? »

- Ricky

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Ramayana inspires Hollywood’s “Mumbai Musical”

24 September 2012 2:24 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Gurinder Chadha & Paul Berges writing the screenplay, A. R. Rahman to compose Music

Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks has announced a new animation film Mumbai Musicals that is inspired by the Indian epic Ramayana. Dubbed as the first Bollywood-style animation film from animation studio, the film “revolves around two common monkeys who become unlikely heroes in a last ditch effort to stop an ancient, thought-to-be-mythical demon from conquering the world,” according to the official DreamWorks website. According to DreamWork’s new distributor Twentieth Century Fox the Mumbai Musical will release on 19th December, 2015.

The film will be directed by Kevin Lima (Enchanted and Tarzan) and produced by Lisa Stewart (Turbo, Monsters vs. Aliens) and Chris Chase (Enchanted, Tarzan).   Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Prince of Egypt and Enchanted) is writing the lyrics, while A. R. Rehman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, Bombay Dreams) is the executive producer and composer.  Gurinder Chadha & Paul Berges (Bride & Prejudice, »

- NewsDesk

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What A Film Festival Is Like In North Korea

19 September 2012 5:21 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Pyongyang, North Korea -- An international film festival opens Thursday in what may seem the unlikeliest of places: North Korea.

Held every two years, the Pyongyang International Film Festival offers North Koreans their only chance to see a wide array of foreign films on the big screen – from Britain, Germany and elsewhere (but not America). And it's the only time foreigners are allowed into North Korean theaters to watch movies alongside locals.

This year, festivalgoers will get the chance to see two feature films shot in North Korea but edited overseas: the romantic comedy "Comrade Kim Goes Flying," a joint North Korean-European production, and "Meet in Pyongyang," made in conjunction with a Chinese studio.

While it's true that homegrown movies predictably tend toward Communist propaganda with a healthy dose of tear-jerker, North Korea is a film-crazy country. Well-to-do residents pay as much as 500 won (about $5 according to official exchange rates »

- AP

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What to Watch This Week: Cinema releases for September 14th

14 September 2012 9:54 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s Friday, so you know what that means – another round-up of what films are hitting cinemas this weekend; and this week it’s a mixed bag – from the awesome animated feature ParaNorman to a pair of UK gangster flicks the widely released The Sweeney and the limited release indie Twenty8k.

Nationwide Releases ParaNorman

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. ParaNorman Review

The Sweeney

Sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Ray Winstone (The Departed) and Ben Drew »

- Phil

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