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Slumdog Millionaire star Rubiana Ali`s house is torn down again

31 December 2009 1:35 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Slumdog Millionaire actress Rubiana Ali is homeless after her house in India was torn down for a second time. According to reports, the nine-year-old star is looking for a new home with her family after 50 shacks in Mumbai were cleared for a new railway. A similar demolition in May destroyed her last home and it is believed she will now live with relatives in the same area, behind Mumbai’s Bandra railway station. Slumdog Millionaire producer Danny Boyle set up a trust fund for Ali and young co-star Azharuddin Ismail. »

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Best of the Decade: Honourable Mentions

31 December 2009 1:21 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

In narrowing down our favourite movies of the decade to just 20, obviously there were plenty of amazing films that ended up getting ignored. Before posting our individual Top 50 lists, I thought it would be worth highlighting just a few more picks that barely missed making our consensus list for one reason or another. Most of these were still nominated by at least 3 of us, but may have had extenuating circumstances surrounding their exclusion. The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007) I'm surprised that more people haven't complained about the lack of a Pixar presence on our Top 20 list, but I'm here to clear that up right now. Although we are not the biggest Pixar fanboys on the planet, I think we can all agree that they deserve to be acknowledged for their achievements in pushing animation forward and creating many of the biggest critical and commercial hits of the decade. The truth is, »

- Sean

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Indian film industry enters New Year with many global milestones

31 December 2009 12:46 PM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Three Oscars, collaborations with Hollywood studios, a doctorate for Shah Rukh Khan and many more - the Indian entertainment industry made its mark on the global arena in 2009. Now it is set to move forward with international projects like 'Kites' and 'My Name Is Khan' and Grammy nominations for A.R. Rahman and Amjad Ali Khan.In the New Year, Bollywood is hoping to hit the bull's eye on the global front with two much-talked-about films -- 'Kites' and 'My Name Is Khan'.Described as a truly international film, 'Kites' tells the story of a young con-man who lives life in Las Vegas, always ready to make fast money in any way possible, always looking for the big score.Directed by Anurag Basu and co-produced by Rakesh Roshan and Reliance Big Pictures, it stars Hrithik Roshan along with Mexican Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut and Kabir Bedi. »

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What We're Reading: The Top Grossing Independent Films of the 2000s

31 December 2009 6:54 AM, PST | AMC - Script to Screen | See recent AMC - Script to Screen news »

As the decade comes to a close, it's fun to look back at box office success stories from the ensuing 10 years. At indieWIRE they've collected a list of the top grossing independent films of the 2000s.

As the full post makes clear, how you define "independent film" in this kind of situation is really, really difficult. What defines an independent studio today is different than what it was even a decade ago (when the line between major and indie studio started to get quite blurry).

For its list, indieWIRE decided to include larger studios like Miramax, New Line, Lionsgate or Summit only if the production that was acquired was truly independent -- as was the case with "Paranormal Activity." However, specialty divisions like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures Classics are included.

Here's the list:

1. The Passion of the Christ, 2004 (Newmarket)  $370,274,604

2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2003 (IFC Films)  $241,438,208

3. Juno, 2007 (Fox Searchlight)  $143,395,265

4. Slumdog Millionaire, »

- Christina Warren

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Fox Star Studios India celebrates a rocking 2009!

31 December 2009 6:09 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

It’s the end of the year and Fox Star Studios India has every reason to celebrate 2009 as the year of Oscars, successful sequels and setting new records for Hollywood films in India

While ‘Australia’, their first film of 2009 created waves at the box office with the sizzling chemistry between Sexiest Man Hugh Jackman and the gorgeous Nicole Kidman, the astounding success of 8 Oscar winner ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ put the international studio way ahead of its contemporaries.

Sequels. »

- News

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‘Slumdog’ actor Rubina gets New Year flat gift from Danny Boyle

31 December 2009 5:06 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Dec 31 (Ians) Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ child-actor Rubina Ali Qureshi, whose shanty was demolished Wednesday, is looking forward to a special New Year gift - a spacious new flat gifted by director Danny Boyle through his Jai Ho Trust.

‘We have already selected and finalized the deal for a flat costing Rs.3.2 million in the Mumbai suburbs. Even ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. »

- realbollywood

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Slumdog's Ali's Home Is Bulldozed

31 December 2009 12:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali has been left homeless for the second time in 2009 - her home in India has been bulldozed by local officials.

The 10-year-old star, who plays the young version of Freida Pinto's character in the Oscar-winning movie, was left in tears as her one-room hut was demolished to make way for a new railway through the Garib Nagar slum in Mumbai, India.

One of Ali's pals witnessed her beg the authorities to not tear down her home, according to Britain's Daily Express.

The friend tells the publication, "Rubina was pleading with the authorities when they came. She was telling them, 'This is my house, I was born here.' She will now have to sleep in the open until they can rebuild it. She is worried for her baby sister."

It's the second time the child star has seen her house demolished - in May the hut had to be rebuilt after it was bulldozed.

The youngster is currently waiting to move to an apartment which has been promised by the Jai Ho! Trust, set up by the Slumdog Millionaire filmmakers to ensure the welfare of both Ali and her co-star Azharuddin Ismail.

Ismail has already been placed in a $56,000 (£35,000) property with his family.

The child stars of the Danny Boyle movie each receive a $120 (£75) a month allowance administered by the trust. »

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Patrick Stewart knighted

30 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Hollywood based Brit producer Graham King, Channel 4 drama chief and Film4 head Tessa Ross and actor Patrick Stewart are among those honored in the U.K.'s New Year's honors list, dished out by the Queen.

Ross is heralded a Citizen of the British Empire (Cbe) while the Oscar winning King grabs an Order of the British Empire. Stewart takes a knighthood for his services to drama, making him a Knight.

New Zealander Peter Jackson becomes a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

"I never imagined a lad from North London would be recognized in this way for following his dream," King said. "It is an honor beyond words and a great privilege that I hope will inspire others to continue to strive towards achieving their goals and believing that everything is possible."

King moved to the U.S. in 1982 and scored an Oscar for »

- By Stuart Kemp

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More '24' Movie Talk

29 December 2009 9:05 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Two years ago it was widely reported that a feature film version of 24 was in the works, set to go into production as soon as the series completed its run…whenever that was. Many thought that the show had already perpetuated far too much of a good thing beyond its second season, and that it wouldn't translate well to the big screen without being forced to jettison the ticking clock gimmick that had made the series so successful. In other words, a bit of a catch 22.

Regardless of how you may feel about the idea, it's apparently still alive. According to Kiefer Sutherland, the cast and writers of 24 are determined to make a feature film version of the series. Speaking with The Press Association during a break in filming the Fox series, Sutherland joked, "We've been perpetuating the rumor for years!"

And still are, apparently. The actor added that if a film version is confirmed, »

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Poll: Will 'Avatar' win best drama picture at the Golden Globes?

29 December 2009 6:45 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Avatar" may be beloved by film critics (83 score at Metacritic) and moviegoers ($232 million at box office), but what about voters at Hollywood awards? At the Golden Globes, "Avatar" is nominated for best drama picture against "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and "Up in the Air." Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love it, but it's not their typical choice for winner. Usually, they prefer more snooty stuff like recent champs "Slumdog Millionaire," "Atonement," "Babel," "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Aviator." However, Golden Globes voters did choose a box office fantasy six years ago — "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — »

- tomoneil

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In death more than life Jackson dominated showbiz

29 December 2009 1:00 PM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

It was supposed to be the year of his greatest comeback and maybe in some ways it was. But along the way, the saga of Michael Jackson's tragic demise became the biggest showbiz story of 2009.It was a Hollywood parable of excess and eccentricity, of genius and weakness. But most of all it was the sad tale of a strange but brilliant man-child trapped in the glare of a celebrity-obsessed world.Jackson started 2009 a shadow of his former self - a man who many believed was on an irreversible downward spiral. It had been years since he had released any significant music. But he still made headlines with reports of his impending financial ruin and bizarre state of mind.All that changed in March when Jackson, 45, announced that he would perform an unprecedented 50-appearance comeback engagement at London's 02 Arena.If it went well, the London gig would solve all »

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Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade

29 December 2009 4:43 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams.  If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.  It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was.  On January 1st, 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000.  On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, The White Ribbon is set to bow.  Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others.  It was a long trek getting this list together, but here are our collective top 100 films of the past decade.

Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers:

2009 – 11

2008 – 11

2007 – 7

2006 – 14

2005 – 12

2004 – 8

2003 – 7

2002 – 12

2001 – 10

2000 – 8

100. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – Clint Eastwood

99. Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

98. An Education (2009) – Lone Scherfig

97. Spider-man 2 (2004) – Sam Raimi

96. Munich (2005) – Steven Spielberg

95. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) – Wes Anderson

94. The King Of Kong (2007) – Seth Gordon

93. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’S Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus

92. Clerks 2 (2006) – Kevin Smith

91. Femme Fatale (2002) – Brian De Palma

90. Tasogare Seibei »

- Movie Geeks

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More Promo Photos – 24 Season 8

28 December 2009 8:05 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

About a month ago I posted promo photos for the upcoming season 8 premiere of 24 (which is set to air over two nights on January 17th and January 18th).  Fox has now released more, including shots with newcomer Freddie Prinze Jr.  I don't mind Freddie, but I rarely see him in any dramatic (sorry, I Know What You Did Last Summer doesn't count), so I'm interested to see how he fares in 24.

Series Returns with Two-Hour Premiere Event Sunday, January 17, on Fox

Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24 for the series’ eighth season. The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland returns for its next astonishing day with a two-night, four-hour premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-11:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox.

Season Eight will unfold in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. »

- Clarissa

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Top 10 sleeper movie hits of the decade

28 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sleepers come seemingly out of nowhere. They are the little films that confound expectations, attracting enthusiastic audiences that happily spread the word. Sometimes they come from the studio system, produced almost as an afterthought, but mostly they're produced well off the radar. On occasion, they upend the established order by opening at No. 1 at the boxoffice. But more typically they start small, building over time, hanging on in theaters as more heralded movies come and go. Often the filmmakers involved meet with initial rejection before wildly triumphing in the end. And in the process, they expose the limitations of Hollywood's conventional thinking about what makes a hit. Sleepers, when everyone wakes up to their potential, tend to be wildly successful, resulting in boxoffice returns that dwarf their modest budgets. And so, top sleepers of the past decade, take another bow.

10. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (Sony Pictures Classics, 2000)

Budget: $17 million

Domestic »

- By Gregg Kilday, Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ kid leaves slum for school

28 December 2009 2:18 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Dec 28 (Ians) Rubina Ali and Azhar Ismail, the child actors who shot to fame after working in Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, have finally enrolled full-time in a school here and are living in far better conditions.

Azharuddin, who played the youngest version of the main character’s brother Salim in the film, has moved with his family into a $55,874 (about Rs.2.5 million) flat in the Santa Cruz. »

- realbollywood

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IMDb, RottenTomatoes: Movies of the Decade

27 December 2009 2:29 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

At the end of the year, and especially the decade, you’re inundated with enough top lists that they themselves should be ranked.  Plenty of other websites and other media outlets have been counting down basically the same best movies, which is partially the reason I spared you the numbered trips down memory lane.  (But before I write myself into a hypocritical corner, I’ll still be doing my traditional top movies of the year list.  Hint: New Moon isn’t on it)

That being said, here are two definitive lists of note that highlight what was critically lauded this decade on RottenTomatoes.com and what the movie fans and voters on IMDb.com felt were the best the aughts had to offer.  Slashfilm compiled the top 20 from Rt and they snatched up the top 25 off IMDb for your look at how the decade fared in movies.

There are a few surprises on both lists, »

- Jeff Leins

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Vidya Balan to Play Jessica Lal’s Sister

27 December 2009 12:12 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After her success in Paa, and never one to turn down a challenging role, Vidya Balan has confirmed that she has signed up to play Sabrina Lal, Jessica’s sister, in the movie No One Killed Jessica. “Yes, I am playing Sabrina Lal in Rajkumar Gupta’s film,” she said, “The minute I heard the role, I wanted to do it. It’s my first biographical role and a big challenge. I’ll be meeting Sabrina shortly.”

The murder of Jessica Lal in 1999 struck right at the heart of India, stirring deep emotions as it exposed the nepotism, inequality and corruption at the heart of Indian society. In fictional form, it features prominently in Vikas Slumdog Millionaire Swarap’s excellent book Six Suspects. Jessica was a hard-working woman of thirty-four. A part-time model, she was working as a celebrity barmaid at a private socialite party at the Tamarind Court restaurant on April 29th, »

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Six

27 December 2009 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last Airbender

Opens: July 2nd 2010

Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Summary: A live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series. In a fantastic world where civilisation exists as four great empires, a reluctant young child sets out on a perilous journey to restore balance to a world torn apart by war.

Analysis: It has been quite the decade for M. Night Shyamalan, who started it as a household name with the label of a modern-day Hitchcock thanks to the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs". Today he's considered more of a one-trick pony and in some cases a punchline due to rampant stories of egomania run wild and a series of much derided onscreen flops like "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening".

Thus 'Airbender' marks a potential return to form for the helmer. An adaptation of the hit »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Six

27 December 2009 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last Airbender

Opens: July 2nd 2010

Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Summary: A live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series. In a fantastic world where civilisation exists as four great empires, a reluctant young child sets out on a perilous journey to restore balance to a world torn apart by war.

Analysis: Its been quite the decade for M. Night Shyamalan who started it as a household name with labels of a moodern-day Hitchcock thanks to the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs". Today he's considered more of a one-trick pony and in some cases a punchline due to rampant stories of egomania run wild and a series of much derided onscreen flops like "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening".

Thus 'Airbender' marks a potential return to form for the helmer. An adaptation of the hit cartoon series »

- Garth Franklin

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IMDb’s Top 25 Movies Of The Decade

27 December 2009 8:35 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As compiled by SlashFilm… IMDb’s top 25 films of the decade, as voted by IMDb’s millions of users. And as SlashFilm noted, it might be easy for any of us to immediately dismiss this list as nothing but fanboy and fangirl contributions, however, this is definitely the largest sampling of opinions of all the other best of lists that we’ve seen so far, and will ever see… until some other site comes along that trumps IMDb in terms of user numbers.

So, here they are, accompanied by the year of release and number of votes received. They are ranked based on a combination of total votes and overall rating (which I didn’t include). So there are films that have more votes than others before them, but rank lower on the list due to their overall rating:

1. The Dark Knight (2008) 410,450

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King »

- Tambay

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