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From mainstream to parallel cinema, Koffee with Karan Season 4 has brought to us all kinds of people, stories and a lot more than just film talk. This episode made the line-up of the season even more interesting as the gorgeous ladies Freida Pinto and Nargis Fakhri talked about cross cultural stereotypes, filmy perceptions and everything fun!
Freida’s start with Slumdog Millionaire was a roaring success, and she is soaring high internationally since. She said that it obviously feels awesome, but at heart she is still the Mumbai girl who grew up watching Bollywood. “I was at an award function where I was presenting with Shah Rukh Khan. In that room full of people, I was looking for him. It shows that my roots are here in Mumbai. I felt so proud that after just one film I get to share the stage with him!” she exclaimed. Apparently, Freida’s »
- Samreen Tungekar
Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you will be greeted by a young lobby boy named Zero – a bright brave, resourceful boy who immigrated on foot from Aq-Salim-al-Jabat. Played by actor Tony Revolori, the character of Zero serves under concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Yesterday, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Revolori to talk about the incredible cast, slap takes, and mustaches. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, »
- Melissa Howland
The dust has settled. I've had an opportunity to go back and look at the Oscars telecast away from a work setting (let's finally leave poor John Travolta alone). The 86th annual Academy Awards are a memory, and today, Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave" is available on DVD and Blu-ray (nice timing, folks). It was a wild ride, an unpredictable one, and one that started in the mountains of Colorado. I was talking recently with someone about how the groundwork for phase two of a given awards season — that period of time when ballots are in hand and winners are being decided — is really laid in phase one, if not earlier. By the time you get to phase two, more or less, everyone knows what they're voting for. It almost becomes a formality. Plenty of it has to do with the movies, of course. Studios like Paramount — which does »
- Kristopher Tapley
The morning after the Oscars is always a strange feeling. We've been covering this process in earnest for months, and now it's over. And for the first time ever, I'm pleased to say that I scored a perfect 10 in predicting the winners in the crafts categories! (I went 21/24 overall, missing Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short and…Best Picture.) To be fair, however, I'm hardly the only person to have gone 10/10 in this respect. In that sense, we had a night without surprises, which is not to say we didn't have stories. The big story in the crafts categories is, of course, "Gravity's" dominance, as it won six of the 10 below-the-line fields, with the obvious (and highly deserved) win in Best Visual Effects being a foreshadowing of things to come in Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score. Visual effects supervisor Tim Webber, »
- Gerard Kennedy
At the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon, John Cassavetes Award winner (and former In Contention contributor) Chad Hartigan told me something I didn't know: He wouldn't have made "This is Martin Bonner" if it weren't for Steve McQueen's "Hunger." He copped a few of the film's lines in his film, some of the camerawork, too. He was inspired, he said, by a filmmaker who could pull something that powerful off with such modest means, both financially and artistically. That, to me, is McQueen's legend. That, to me, is the kind of thing that will endure. These nickel-plated notions of "importance" that people throw around during the Oscar season, straining to associate some arbitrary level meaning to the thing, they can frankly diminish the very fine achievement on display. "I fear all the talk about the historical importance of '12 Years a Slave' almost completely obscures its extraordinary artistic merit, »
- Kristopher Tapley
• How the night unfolded
• Gravity pulls all night
• Full list of winners
• 10 things we learned
This year's Academy Awards was a very good year, pretty well a vintage year in fact, with excellent films of very different genres being recognised. For a critic it is gratifying to see them rewarded, though baffling in other ways to watch the spectacle of so many others being ignored. Well, that is what happens in this quasi-Superbowl. As ever, the Oscars revealed themselves to be purely enjoyable only for the observers, the journalists and the big winners with the majority of the actual participants undergoing what I suspect is a terrible ordeal and the majority going away under a cloud of disappointment. »
- Peter Bradshaw
In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the film is the first best-picture win for a black producer (Steve McQueen, who also directed). That in itself is significant, but it’s got bigger implications: In 85 previous years, blacks have only won in a handful of categories, including acting (14 wins), screenplay (1 win), sound (four wins) and music (7 wins).
Academy Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners
After the 2012 “Argo,” this is the second consecutive win for a film produced by top stars: Last year, it was George Clooney and Ben Affleck, among others; in this case, Brad Pitt, the second in this category after “Moneyball.” (He also has three acting noms.) It’s the second nom for Dede Gardner, »
- Tim Gray
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
As the annual campaign for the Academy Awards winds down, it’s fun to remember those hopeful films that, months before nominations were handed out, we all expected to be Oscar front-runners. Though the likes of Gravity, 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street have fulfilled their potential this year in terms of scoring major nominations in most significant categories, what about the movies that were so clearly made to win Oscars, that audiences and critics ended up rejecting them? This typically resulted in a disappointing awards performance, be it just one Oscar win, multiple nominations without a win, or even not a single nomination at all.
These 15 movies all had lofty ambitions, to tell a worthy, emotional story, and each was clearly vying for year-end awards attention. For every Slumdog Millionaire, there are dozens of movies that tried hard to play the awards game, and either »
- Jack Pooley
The reboot is set for a 3D release on June 12 in 2015.
- Gig Patta
One of sci-fi cinema’s most notorious villainous actors and a thespian so versatile he is nicknamed “The Human Chameleon,” Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to play the bad guy in Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. As an antagonist, D’Onofrio is probably best known for dark turns in Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black and The Cell. He has spent much of the 21st century working on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Jurassic World will be his first major role in a mainstream film since the sci-fi flop Imposter in 2001.
A graduate of the Actors’ Studio, D’Onofrio is a method actor and should bring an intensity and range to Jurassic World that few others of his generation could pull off. It will also be nice to see him in what is nearly guaranteed to be a massive hit worldwide. Whether or not his villainous role »
- Jordan Adler
Former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star D'Onofrio has signed up to play the villain in the upcoming movie, reports Deadline.
The actors will join Chris Pratt, who has agreed to play the movie's lead character.
Jurassic World is slated for release in June 2015.
Gallery: Jurassic Park in Pictures »
Director Colin Trevorrow has just added two actors to his highly anticipated film Jurassic World. Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his work on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and in Full Metal Jacket, has been cast as the bad guy in the film. Also, Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Amazing Spider-Man and Slumdog Millionaire) has joined the cast. Chris […]
- Germain Lussier
The English film director has built a 'Jai Ho Trust' for the two that ensures Ali and Ismail are given education and housing facilities, and are given financial security as well, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
Boyle admitted that he was inspired from 'Harry Potter' series as a shining example of how movie stardom doesn't need to ruin children's lives.
Speaking on the same, the 57-year-old director further added that he is proud of Ali and Ismail because the two are making the best of their education.
Boyle and Christian Colson, the producer of 'Slumdog. »
- Rahul Kapoor
It's been five years since six unknown child actors from India stole the spotlight in the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire."The child actors reunited for an awesome new interview with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about being thrust into the limelight."More than a dream, it was fantasy come true," Tanay Chheda, now 17, says of the film's eight statuettes won at the 2009 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. When the young actors were told that the shoot was for the magazine's Oscars Issue, the memories came flooding back to their trip to Hollywood."You know, when we went to the Oscars, that was also around this time -- in fact this very week -- in February," explained Tanvi Lonkar's father Ganesh Lonkar, who joined his daughter at the Oscars. "It's amazing we are now having this reunion at this time!"So, what are these child stars doing now? »
- tooFab Staff
A version of this story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Mumbai, India -- "More than a dream, it was fantasy come true," recalls Tanay Chheda, 17 -- a child star of Slumdog Millionaire and now a student at Connecticut's Choate prep school -- of the film's eight statuettes won at the 2009 Oscars, including best picture and best director for Danny Boyle. The film, a kinetic tale of reaching for game-show riches amid the Mumbai slums, cast six young actors to play Jamal (Dev Patel), Jamal's brother Salim (Madhur Mittal) and love interest Latika
- Seth Abramovitch and Nyay Bushan
The formidable task of tracking down the six child stars of Slumdog Millionaire for The Hollywood Reporter's Oscars Issue would have been impossible without the cooperation of Danny Boyle. The director of the enchanting film -- which went on to gross $378 million worldwide and win eight Oscars -- helped facilitate the involvement of Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, the two children from the poorest of backgrounds. Natural talents discovered by Boyle when they were 9 years old and living in the slums of Mumbai, their difficult transition back to civilian life would later become the target of much controversy. Through his Jai Ho
- Seth Abramovitch
(Just imagine: what if Charlotte Gainsbourg had played a nymphomaniac in This film..!) One of the prizes to be won at the international Film Festival Rotterdam is the MovieZone Award, aimed at films which impressed the younger part of the festival's audience. It is a notable award because the winners have indeed always been special, titles which would go on to get a life or legend of their own. Films like Breillat's Fat Girl, or Dolan's I Killed My Mother are among the winners, but also Slumdog Millionaire and Persepolis. This year, the winner was the French raucous gender comedy Jacky au Royaume des Filles, aka. Jacky in the Kingdom of Women. Described as both a biting satire And a romantic fairytale, Jacky in the...
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Release date: Oct. 4, 2013
DVD release date: Feb. 25
Run time: 1 hour, 31 mins
Box office: Opening weekend: $55.8 million; Total domestic box office: $268.4 million; Worldwide gross to date: $701.0 million
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent
Tweetable description: Two astronauts get lost in space after their shuttle is riddled by high-speed debris. Time is running out. But the view is fantastic.
- Jeff Labrecque
The story is said to focus on King's famous 'Battle of the Sexes' against a then 55-year-old Robert 'Bobby' Riggs in 1973. 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 a lucrative financial offer to play Riggs in a nationally televised match that the promoters dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" with 90 million worldwide audience tuning in.
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 was on purpose »
- Garth Franklin
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