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Michael Jackson Bollywood Mashup Goes Viral (Video)

21 May 2015 12:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Jackson's 1979 classic hit "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough” has been mashed up with Bollywood hit track “Chaiyya Chaiyya,” which was featured in the 1998 film Dil Se starring Shah Rukh Khan. The resulting video has gone viral, not only garnering more than 430,000 views its first four days but also impressing Khan who tweeted the link to the YouTube video to his 13 million-plus followers. “Chaiyya Chaiyya” was composed by Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer A R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire). The track was featured in a sequence in Dil Se featuring Khan and a

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- Nyay Bhushan

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First look at Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

19 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is giving us our first look at Michael Fassbender as iconic entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a new look at the man behind the ubiquitous Apple revolution.

This isn’t your typical chronological biopic on the man behind the iGeneration, and hopefully by now, we’ve all forgotten about that other Steve Jobs movie with Ashton Kutcher. In Steve Jobs, the action is set backstage at three of the brand’s iconic product launches: the Mac in 1984, the NeXT in 1997, and the iPod in 2001.  The film will chart an already successful Jobs through a career low and exile from Apple, before he returns to unveil the revolutionary iPod.

Based on Walter Isaacson's book with a script by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), the first teaser for the film gives us barely a glimpse at the titular Jobs as we instead get »

- Rachel West

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Trailer for Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs Biopic is Here!

18 May 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and the late Apple founder and CEO. Check it out below. Plot: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. The new movie co-stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. "Steve Jobs" is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) from a script by Aaron Sorkin. It's set to hit theaters on October 9th. Trailer: »

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The deification of 'Steve Jobs' begins with first look teaser trailer

17 May 2015 8:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It seems pretty obvious given what's on paper that, if you're interested in the annual film awards derby at year's end, you should be keeping a pretty close eye on "Steve Jobs." Produced by Oscar winners Scott Rudin ("No Country Old Men") and Christian Colson ("Slumdog Millionaire") along with nominee Mark Gordon ("Saving Private Ryan"), written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network"), directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") starring Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave") and winner Kate Winslet ("The Reader") — yeah, this is that "sight unseen" territory. And just like that, everyone forgot about that Ashton Kutcher movie. Of course, it goes without saying, buyer beware on that kind of thing. Every year something that looks like a perfect fit on paper ends up falling to the wayside. Each of those names have seen it happen, in fact, as well as the studio distributing the film: Universal Pictures. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Watch: Michael Fassbender is 'Steve Jobs' in First Trailer

17 May 2015 7:50 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has decided Sunday evening is the best time to premiere the first trailer for Steve Jobs offering the first look at Michael Fassbender as the founder of Apple. Directed by Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), the film is set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, taking us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Sorkin's screenplay was adapted with the aid of Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder and co-stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh; Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple; and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) stars as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend and Michael Stuhlbarg ("Boardwalk Empire") stars as Andy Hertzfeld, one »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: First ‘Steve Jobs’ Trailer Reveals Michael Fassbender as Apple Co-Founder

17 May 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal on Sunday night, giving a first look as Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder.

“The musicians play the instruments,” says Fassbender as Jobs in the clip. “I play the orchestra.”

While the one-minute trailer doesn’t reveal much, it does show Fassbender and other co-stars, including Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman.

Boyle, known for helming “Slumdog Millionaire,” directs from a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography.

Steve Jobs” is set to be released on Oct. 9.

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- Alex Stedman

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Must Watch: First 'Steve Jobs' Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender

17 May 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"No one sees the world the same way you do." Wow! Universal has debuted the first trailer for the Steve Jobs movie, directed by Danny Boyle, starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, and it's quite something to behold. In fact, if you're been anxiously awaiting this, you might as well hold your breath - it's only about 60 seconds long. Remember, this is the film with the Aaron Sorkin screenplay, supposedly taking place in 3 distinct scenes, one of them being the iPod unveiling which I believe this cheering moment might be from. Fassbender plays Steve Jobs and we get a good look at him. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston and Jeff Daniels. I'm really, really looking forward to this - great first look so far. Here's the first official trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, first found via Collider: Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, »

- Alex Billington

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James Bond 007: revisiting Octopussy

17 May 2015 2:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We've arrived at Roger Moore's penultimate Bond. But isn't it about time somebody fought Octopussy's corner?

After the comedown of For Your Eyes Only, the series is back on a high. A very good-natured, occasionally thrilling escapade that boasts an impressive roster of villains, a finely developed heroine, unusually meaty roles for series stalwarts General Gogol and Q, a nuclear bomb and a gloriously stupid title. Yes, Roger Moore has aged to the point where counting the wrinkles is a legitimate distraction. And many valid criticisms can be levelled about plot and credibility. But the good outweighs, or certainly overwhelms, the bad in Octopussy. Still, he really should have quit after this one.

The Villain: Kamal Khan got his break by winning the talent competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar - and that was just the beginning. 2012 hit Ishk Sufiana launched Khan into stardom and he bagged »

- simonbrew

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Cannes: Harvey Weinstein Vows Jake Gyllenhaal Will Get Oscar Nom for ‘Southpaw’

14 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.

Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.

COO David Glasser opened the event by telling the international crowd that 2015 would be a strong year for TWC. After a series of clips premiered, Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller (“Adam Jones »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

9 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »

- D. Zhea

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Freida Pinto To Join Serkis' "Jungle Book"

8 May 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Freida Pinto ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes") is reportedly set to reunite with Andy Serkis in his directorial debut "Jungle Book: Origins" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, Pinto will join Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the live-action roles rather than those doing the performance capture for the animals.

Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch star as some members of that performance capture cast.

Callie Kloves penned the script and Serkis will produce with Steve Kloves. The film is targeting an October 6th 2017 release.

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- Garth Franklin

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Freida Pinto Heads To Jungle Book: Origins For Andy Serkis

8 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After acting alongside a mo-capped Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the ApesSlumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto is reteaming with him for Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins.

Deadline reports that Pinto will take on a live-action role in the blockbuster pic, on which Serkis is set to make his directorial debut. She joins The Americans star Matthew Rhys, who is playing explorer John Lockwood, and Bad Words breakout Rohan Chand, who won the role of Mowgli, in the production, which will blend live-action and motion-capture to adapt the classic by Rudyard Kipling.

No details yet on which part the actress will play, but Jungle Book: Origins tells the story of an orphaned human boy raised by jungle animals including a friendly bear and a wise panther, so it’s perhaps likely that Pinto is playing either an explorer or Mowgli’s birth mother.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Freida Pinto Swings Into Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ At Warner Bros

8 May 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In a reteam of sorts, I hear that Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is joining the Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins at Warner Bros. She’s lined up to play one of the live-action roles opposite Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the hybrid motion-capture pic that’s based on the Rudyard Kipling classic. Slumdog breakout Pinto was in 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes with Serkis who is directing Jungle Book from a script by Callie Kloves. He’s also… »

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Oscar Film Series: Boyle-Franco Collaboration Mostly Works Despite Director's Exaggerated Hyperkinetic Touches

6 May 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'127 Hours' movie with James Franco '127 Hours' Review: James Franco stars in harrowing real life-based story 127 Hours. When I initially heard that Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning team behind Slumdog Millionaire, were adapting the real life story of Aron Ralston for the big screen, I got excited. A movie seemed an inevitability when the story broke in the news – and Ralston wrote a book about it – but I couldn't have imagined such a great filmmaking team actually working on it. When James Franco was cast as Ralston, my hopes hit a high. Franco is an underrated and remarkably talented actor unfortunately snubbed by most for his wonderful work in 2008's Milk and Pineapple Express. Danny Boyle also happens to be a very skilled director, one whose style tends to be hyperkinetic. Though it worked beautifully in Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting, Boyle's touch actually hinders, rather than enhances, »

- Nathan Donarum

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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Co-Hosts of Worst Oscar Ceremony Ever?

6 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Anne Hathaway Red Dress at the 83rd Academy Awards Oscar host Anne Hathaway Wearing a blindingly bright red dress, Anne Hathaway, sporting a blindingly bright white smile, is pictured above at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Rachel Getting Married in early 2009, was this year's Oscar ceremony co-host alongside Best Actor nominee James Franco (127 Hours). More on that further below. Anne Hathaway movies Below is a partial list of Anne Hathaway films.* Her big-screen debut took place in 2001. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016). Director: James Bobin. Cast: Mia Wasikowska. Johnny Depp. Helena Bonham Carter. Sacha Baron Cohen. Anne Hathaway. The Interns (2015). Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Anne Hathaway. Robert De Niro. Interstellar (2014). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Matthew McConaughey. Jessica Chastain. Anne Hathaway. Mackenzie Foy. Michael Caine. Matt Damon. Ellen Burstyn. Don Jon (2013). Les Misérables (2012). Director: Tom Hooper. »

- D. Zhea

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Tim Blake Nelson Joins Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

3 May 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ang Lee has quite the ensemble for his latest, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk already, and he’s not finished constructing the roster. With Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Joe Alwyn, Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker all aboard, Tim Blake Nelson is the latest addition.Adapted by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy from Ben Fountain's novel, Billy Lynn follows the titular 19-year-old soldier (Alwyn), who along with his squad has survived a tough battle in Iraq that made headlines and turned the troops into instant celebrities.Shipped home for a promotional tour by the army, they’re scheduled to return to combat after the final engagement of the trip, a halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day American football game in Texas. As the game progresses, we see flashbacks to what Billy and his platoon endured in the heat of battle. Nelson is filling the role of Wayne Foster for the film, »

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3D in the 21st Century. On Shooting "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

2 May 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

On Shooting Cave Of Forgotten DREAMSby Peter ZeitlingerWe shot Cave of Forgotten Dreams on Si 2K cameras, GoPros and two tiny Canon amateur cameras.We decided to shoot in 3D only a few weeks before we began production. My contacts at Pille Film and P+S Technik in Germany (who developed a system to handle Si 2K cameras for Slumdog Millionaire) were very useful for finding the state of the art in high-end small camera technology. Their publications all over the world promised to provide us with all the tools we would need in the cave, such as light weight Steadycam 3D rig by P+S and a small recorder for the SI2K streams by Pille. Unfortunately, both companies left us shortly before the shoot because they felt they were “not ready to guarantee us 100% of function of their prototypes.”  Even I told them we had no choice: we don´t need a 100% guarantee, »

- Notebook

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Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy to be showcased at next week’s New York Indian Film Festival

29 April 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff), which opens next week on May 4th, will showcase a series of special screenings of Vishal Bhardwaj’s brilliant Shakespeare Trilogy Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider. If that wasn’t cool enough, after each screening there will be a discussion with Bhardwaj, who will not only talk about the film but take the audience on journey of his career in Hindi film and music.

The first of the trilogy Maqbool (2003), starring Irfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah was based on Macbeth, while 2006’s Omkara, based on Othello, starred Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Naseeruddin Shah then there was his latest film, Haider, his version of Hamlet, that starred Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Irfan Khan. Each of the epic films have received national and international acclaim as well as a huge fan following. »

- Stacey Yount

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Alison Thompson, Mark Gooder launch Cornerstone Films

28 April 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film industry veterans Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder have unveiled their London and La-based company and strategic alliances with London’s Potboiler Films and Berlin-based X Filme.

Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s Potboiler Films and X Filme run by Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott will each channel up to two films a year for financing and sales into Cornerstone Films.

Thompson will hit the Croisette with the prestige drama Denial starring Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson.

As first reported on ScreenDaily, the film is based on Deborah E Lipstadt’s book History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier about a courtroom clash with the notorious historian David Irving. David Hare has adapted the screenplay.

Thompson will fold her Sunray slate into the new venture, which includes Asif Kapadia’s Midnight selection Amy Winehouse documentary Amy and Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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