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'Gone Girl' trailer: Return to Oscars for Ben Affleck and David Fincher?

14 April 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will Ben Affleck and David Fincher make a return to the Oscars next year? -Break- They could be contenders again for one of 2014's most anticipated films, "Gone Girl," based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay. It opens on October 3, the same time of year that Fincher's "The Social Network" (2010) and Affleck's "Argo" (2012) opened before they went on to win multiple Oscars. Affleck is looking to win a third Oscar -- his first for acting following wins for Best Original Screenplay ("Good Will Hunting," 1997) and Best Picture ("Argo," 2012). However, Fincher is still in search of his first; he earned directing bids for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) and "Social Network" (2010), losing the first to Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") and the second to "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper. W »

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Jackie Chan, Irrfan Khan and Norah Jones among those honoured at the Fourth Annual Asian Awards

13 April 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

(L-r) Paul Sagoo (Founder – Asian Awards), Ahmed Kathrada and Idris Elba

On a sensational star-studded night, Jackie Chan, Ahmed Kathrada, Irrfan Khan, Norah Jones, Gok Wan, Sir David Tang and billionaire Lui Che Woo were among those honoured at The Asian Awards in Partnership with Ubs, at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The second annual Top 100 Most Influential Asians* list was also launched, unveiling President of China, Xi Jinqping in top spot, followed by Indian leader, Sonia Gandhi, Vice Premier of China, Le Keqiang and Indian election front runner Narendra Modi taking fourth place.

Founder of The Asian Awards, Paul Sagoo said,“This year The Asian Awards has truly lived up to its name, celebrating global Asian achievement in what was a triumphant night. We are honoured with the support of our guests and winners, including the amazing Ahmed Kathrada, Jackie Chan, and MP’s like Jeremy Hunt who »

- Press Releases

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Oscar Winner Gulzar Given India’s Highest Film Honor

13 April 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Gulzar, has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award, India’s highest film honor, for 2013.

The award is given by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who directed the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. The award comes with a cash prize of 1 million rupees ($16,600).

The 79-year-old Gulzar, whose real name is Sampooran Singh Kalra, is a lyricist, director, screenwriter, producer, short story writer and poet.

He began his career as a songwriter with the  Indian helmer Bimal Roy’s “Bandini” (1963) and he continues to be one of the most popular Bollywood lyricists, working with all the great composers of the industry including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar-Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and ShankarEhsaanLoy. In particular he is known for his work with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj. »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Gulzar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013

12 April 2014 11:12 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Veteran film lyricist, director, screenwriter, producer and poet Gulzar has been conferred the 45th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013.

The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. It consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs and a shawl. The award was decided on the recommendations of a seven-member jury set up by the Government for this purpose.

Born in 1934 in Punjab in pre-independence India, Gulzar started his career in 1956. As a lyricist, he got his first break in Bimal Roy’s Bandini. He has worked with leading music directors including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Madan Mohan. He has had outstanding partnerships with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj.

Films directed by Gulzar include Mere Apne, Koshish, Aandhi, Kinara, Khushboo, Angoor, Libaas, »

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Enter Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest To Win A Million Dollars

12 April 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers – male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older – are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California or at the Tribeca/Espn Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete »

- Michelle McCue

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Fox Searchlight Sets Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ For October 17 Bow

11 April 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: While there has been speculation that Fox Searchlight and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu would race to make the Cannes Film Festival, Fox Searchlight co-president Stephen Gilula tells Deadline that the film will open Friday, October 17. It won’t complete post production until late May or early June, meaning that it will be eyeing fall festivals. This is his first black comedy, but Inarritu’s past films have been magnets for festivals, and he should have several choices for a festival that is compatible with the opening of Birdman, which Searchlight made with New Regency and Worldview Entertainment. Searchlight controls worldwide distribution and will release it overseas in January. So start the jockeying, Toronto, Telluride and Venice. “It’s the heart of the fall, and a great time historically for us with films like Sideways, 12 Years A Slave, and historically Slumdog Millionaire and Black Swan,” Gilula told me. “We’ve »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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'Of Mice and Men': Dressing James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Depression-Era Denim

11 April 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When Of Mice and Men officially opens at the Longacre Theatre in New York on Wednesday, the star-studded drama will mark the Broadway debuts of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Parrack. Photos: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Make Their Broadway Debuts in 'Of Mice and Men' But it will also be a Great White Way first for Suttirat Anne Larlarb, the costume designer tasked with dressing those actors for John Steinbeck's stage adaptation of his iconic 1937 novella, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. A frequent collaborator of director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire and Trance on the big screen; Frankenstein

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- Ashley Lee

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Cinelinx's 2014 Summer Movie Guide: May

11 April 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films.  We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time.  Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!

We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past.  We’re breaking down each page »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Watch: Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Clip Of Jon Hamm

11 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney’s upcoming baseball biography Million Dollar Arm might not be out till May 16th, but you can catch a sneak preview with a clip of Jon Hamm discovering how the game works in India.

Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi)  and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.

But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.

“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.

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- Claire Joanne Huxham

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'Million Dollar Arm': Jon Hamm sweats it out in India -- Exclusive Video

10 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jon Hamm is a sucker for baseball movies and a die-hard Cardinals fan, but that’s only part of the reason he chose to make Million Dollar Arm. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), the film, inspired by true events, tells the redemption tale of sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm), a real-life Jerry Maguire who strikes out on his own only to have the ace defensive lineman he’s been trying to land as a client ditch him for a big corporate agency. So in a Hail Mary pass to save his business, Bernstein hightails it »

- Nicole Sperling

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2 States and screen kisses: 'Bollywood is cranking it up a notch'

8 April 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rising stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, from showbiz families, show that Bollywood remains traditional in some quarters, but their new film 2 States is overturning sexual taboos on screen

It's fair to say that the Bollywood film industry remains very much a family affair. Yes, a few so-called outsiders are able to come in and make their mark; however, the advantage tends to lie with those individuals who have grown up within the fraternity. With less than half a dozen releases between the two of them, actors Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor are two examples of a new generation, with their latest film, 2 States, in the can and ready for release.

Kapoor is the son of successful film producer Boney Kapoor and nephew of actor and producer Anil Kapoor (of Slumdog Millionaire fame), so he has grown up on film sets. "Definitely the added advantage is that there's a lot »

- Meera Majithia

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Did Someone Say Superstar? Lea Michele & Rohan Chand Don't Monkey Around.

7 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Lea Michele ("Glee") and Rohan Chand (Jack and Jill) will voice the main characters in the animated musical Bollywood Superstar Monkey. Enchanted director Kevin Lima is helming.

Jan. 12, 2011 - DreamWorks Animation will be doing its first animated musical: Monkeys of Bollywood. The story is based on the Hindy epic poem "The Ramayana" about two monkeys who set out to save the ancient world from a demon. Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman ("Jai Ho") will have scoring and music responsibilities, Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Prince of Egypt, "Glee") will contribute to the songwriting.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Freida Pinto Looks Gorgeous in New Free People Campaign—See the Pics!

4 April 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Where ya been, Freida Pinto? We've missed you! Of course, we occasionally catch the actress in her L'Oreal TV commercials. And last fall she starred as the sexy seductress in Bruno Mars' Gorilla music video. But we're happy to see the 29-year-old has landed another gig: The new face of Free People. In addition to some truly gorgeous ads, the clothing company also released a short film, Rangeen featuring the Slumdog Millionaire star and super hot male model, Thomas Bull. In the mini flick, the duo set out on a romantic adventure through Freida's native home of India. The pair explore the local shops and even participate in the Holi Festival of Colors together for the ultimate first date. »

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Ferrell To Play Tennis In "Match Maker"

3 April 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Will Ferrell is attached to star in 'Walter Mitty' scribe Steve Conrad's "Match Maker" which deals with the legendary battle of the sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Based on Don Van Natta Jr.'s Espn.com article, "The Match Maker" the story follows the high profile rivalry between the two tennis pros and their iconic 1973 tennis match watched by 90 million worldwide.

55-year-old Riggs claimed female tennis was inferior and challenged King to a match. She declined, but women's tennis top player Margaret Court accepted. Riggs beat her 6-2 6-1 thanks to his tricky use of drop shots and lobs, he then went on to taunt all female tennis players.

This prompted King to accept the offer to play Riggs in the nationally televised match. Having learned from Court's loss, King was prepared for Riggs' game and easily beat him 6–4 6–3 6–3. Some have claimed Riggs' loss »

- Garth Franklin

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12 Movies That Tricked You Into Thinking They Had Happy Endings

2 April 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Who doesn’t love a happy ending? Some will say there’s something to a bit recollective depression, but few screen moments can rival George Bailey wanting to live again or Carl Fredricksen finding a new lease of life. A good dose of optimism in the cinema is the ideal antidote to the crushing depression of the real world (seriously, have you seen how bleak it is out there).

Heck, end happy and you can even get away with (on-screen) murder. Slumdog Millionaire’ full-cast Bollywood dance at the end, made up for two hours chock full of eye gouging and gangster killings. This coloured the feeling of the film so much the film posters even bore a review claim “feel-good film of the year”.

Some films are so desperate to add in a happy ending they’ll do it at the expense of narrative coherence. Ending the film before disaster sets in? »

- Alex Leadbeater

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First titles announced for Sff

1 April 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year.s event (June 4-15) in advance of the full program launch on May 7.

The line-up includes the world premiere of The Redfern Story, 19 Australian premieres, 13 features, 11 documentaries and an eight-film retrospective on maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman. Altman.s son, filmmaker Michael Altman, will attend festival and introduce several of the Altman screenings.

Darlene Johnson.s The Redfern Story chronicles the volatile birth of the first all-Indigenous theatre company, the National Black Theatre. It features interviews with indigenous media pioneer Lester Bostock, writer Gerry Bostock, actor Lillian Crombie, activist-academic Gary Foley, academic Marcia Langton, actors Rachael Maza, Bryan Brown and Bindi Williams. .We are pleased to present this sneak preview of 32 of the 180-plus films in this year.s program,. said Festival Director Nashen Moodley. .We have gathered a selection of the best films from the »

- Staff writer

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So, Where Has Lupita Nyong'o Been Since Oscar Sunday?

1 April 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Lupita Nyong'o has been lying relatively low since her big Oscar win, and while she certainly deserves a break from the limelight, we have to admit we miss seeing her on the scene. We decided to catch up on what the 12 Years a Slave star has been doing since March 2, and as it turns out, she's kept pretty busy over the past month with an enviable blend of travel, relaxation, and work. Read on to see what, exactly, Lupita's been up to since snagging that gold statuette. Taking a Staycation in NYC Lupita settled in for a much-deserved hideaway at the Empire Hotel in Manhattan last week. The actress shared a snap of herself on Instagram cozying up in a robe monogrammed with her initials. Spending a Rainy Day at the Movies Just saw the movie The Lunchbox: the perfect heartwarming love story period, but especially on a cold… »

- Lindsay Miller

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Posters for Million Dollar Arm, Palo Alto, and A Haunted House 2

31 March 2014 7:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few posters to round up before the night ends: Million Dollar Arm - Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Pitobash, and Alan Arkin star in the Disney sports drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night). Palo Alto - Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Chris Messina, and Val Kilmer star in Gia Coppola's debut feature about a group of teens, based on short stories by Franco. A Haunted House 2 - Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, and Cedric The Entertainer star in the horror spoof sequel, directed by Michael Tiddes. Check out the posters after the jump. Million Dollar Arm opens May 16.  Poster via the Million Dollar Arm Facebook page: Official synopsis: In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, Jb Bernstein »

- Brendan Bettinger

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’12 Years a Slave’ Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

31 March 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London – Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network’s support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September.

Ross has been a doughty champion of innovative and risk-taking independent filmmaking during her decade-long tenure as head of Channel 4’s filmmaking arm Film4, which has backed such films as Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and Kevin Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland.”

This approach to filmmaking, which is in line with Channel 4’s remit to deliver content to the audience that “demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programs,” and that “exhibits a distinctive character,” will continue after Ross’ departure, Abraham says, but her successor will be encouraged to shape Film4’s editorial policy.

“In a creative »

- Leo Barraclough

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’12 Years a Slave’ Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

31 March 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network’s support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September.

Ross has been a doughty champion of innovative and risk-taking independent filmmaking during her decade-long tenure as head of Channel 4’s filmmaking arm Film4, which has backed such films as Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and Kevin Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland.”

This approach to filmmaking, which is in line with Channel 4’s remit to deliver content to the audience that “demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programs,” and that “exhibits a distinctive character,” will continue after Ross’ departure, Abraham says, but her successor will be encouraged to shape Film4’s editorial policy.

“In a creative »

- Leo Barraclough

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