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It’s a wrap for Shoojit Sircar’s October starring Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu

The shoot of Shoojit Sircar’s October has wrapped! A slice of life love story directed by Shoojit and written by Juhi Chaturvedi, October stars Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu in the lead. The film is produced by Shoojit’s partner at Rising Sun Films- Ronnie Lahiri.

The film has been shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh. The unit completed the shoot yesterday in Manali, within 38 days much ahead of its schedule!

Soon after the wrap, Varun posted a picture of the entire crew on twitter with the message – ” #October wraps in November. Will release in April and will stay with you forever.”

A visibly happy Shoojit said, “We are very relieved that we have finished the shoot before time. Since our last schedule was in Manali – the weather would have gotten really cold if there were any delays, but thanks to our fabulous cast and crew we
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“Tumhari Sulu has been handcrafted and written for Vidya Balan” – Director Suresh Triveni

On Friday, November 17th, Vidya Balan will hit the big screen in Tumhari Sulu. A slice of life film, it tells the story of happy-go-lucky, enterprising and enthusiastic Mumbai housewife (Sulochana a.k.a. Sulu – Vidya Balan) who unexpectedly lands the job of a night Rj (radio jockey) on a leading radio station. What follows is a lot of comedy, laughs and drama and more.

At the helm of this exciting film is noted ad filmmaker Suresh Triveni who is making his debut as a feature film director. The film also features performances by Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, and Malishka Rj.

First let’s set the stage with trailer to give you an idea of the world of Vidya’s Sulu.

Occasionally during certain interviews, there are times that you throw out your list of questions and go with the flow of the conversation and that happened with Suresh Triveni.
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Boston Film-Makers’ Cinematheque 1966-67: The Posters

In 1966, as the underground film wave was sweeping the country, a Boston off-shoot of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cinematheque opened at a performance space at 53 Berkeley Street. Underground films were shown on weeknights, while on the weekends the space transformed into a music venue called The Boston Tea Party.

The Cinematheque and the Tea Party were founded and run by a controversial figure named Mel Lyman, a harmonica player and the leader of a hippie commune in Boston’s Fort Hill neighborhood. Lyman has also been considered a cult leader on par with Charles Manson, except Lyman’s followers never actually murdered anyone. According to the book Apocalypse Culture, Lyman claimed to be an extraterrestrial and was seemingly obsessed with “ruling” the country’s underground culture.

Whatever Lyman’s background, the Cinematheque showed some cool films, according to the actual flyers from that time period below. Click each poster
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Remembering Delorme Pt. II: Actress Starred in French Blockbuster Bigger Than 'Star Wars'

Danièle Delorme and Jean Gabin in 'Deadlier Than the Male.' Danièle Delorme movies (See previous post: “Danièle Delorme: 'Gigi' 1949 Actress Became Rare Woman Director's Muse.”) “Every actor would like to make a movie with Charles Chaplin or René Clair,” Danièle Delorme explains in the filmed interview (ca. 1960) embedded further below, adding that oftentimes it wasn't up to them to decide with whom they would get to work. Yet, although frequently beyond her control, Delorme managed to collaborate with a number of major (mostly French) filmmakers throughout her six-decade movie career. Aside from her Jacqueline Audry films discussed in the previous Danièle Delorme article, below are a few of her most notable efforts – usually playing naive-looking young women of modest means and deceptively inconspicuous sexuality, whose inner character may or may not match their external appearance. Ouvert pour cause d'inventaire (“Open for Inventory Causes,” 1946), an unreleased, no-budget comedy notable
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Entertainment Geekly: The Batman Top 100

Entertainment Geekly: The Batman Top 100
So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues,
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Blur's Alex James makes first foray into film with A Slice of Life

First it was bass, then cheese – now the Britpop musician turns his hand to directing with debut short film

He is already a renowned bass player, cheesemaker and diarist. And now Alex James has added director to his list of going concerns. The Blur bassist has just unveiled his debut short film, named, A Slice of Life. The two-and-a-half-minute film also features a new solo track from James, called Superordinator.

Shot in California, where Blur played Coachella in April, the film shows James waking up in his hotel room and goofing around the swimming pool and the streets of La, while listening to the track on his headphones.

Speaking about his foray into directing, James said: "Like everything else, it starts with an idea, and as music is so much part of my life, it quickly became the focus of the short. I was in La listening to the track on my headphones.
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Blur's Alex James makes directorial debut with short film - watch

Blur's Alex James has made his directorial debut by unveiling a short film.

The star released A Slice of Life, a two-and-a-half minute "carefree and happy" movie that was directed, scripted and scored by James himself, who also appears in it. Watch the clip below:

The film was created to celebrate the launch of Virgin Media Shorts 2013, the UK's biggest short film competition, which is held in association with Nikon.

"I've always been interested in film but had never got around to trying it for myself," James said.

"Like everything else, it starts with an idea and as music is so much a part of my life, it quickly became the focus of the short. I was in La listening to the track on my headphones. The more I listened to it, the more it chimed with the sunshine and atmosphere of the city.

"So I decided to make a
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Sridevi’s English Vinglish releases worldwide on 21st September

Eros International Media Ltd (Eiml), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced it will be releasing R. Balki produced English Vinglish starring Sridevi worldwide on 21st September 2012. The film will be trilingual and has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde who makes her directorial debut, marks the much awaited comeback of Sridevi after a 14 year sabbatical. A slice of life film, English Vinglish explores the impact of not knowing the English language in everyday life. The film also features French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain and Priya Anand. Amitabh Bachchan will be making a guest appearance in the film.

Speaking on the announcement, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “With English Vinglish, we are excited for Sridevi’s return to acting and with Balki and Gauri at the helm, we believe there’s a lot of anticipation around the film.
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Sridevi's English Vinglish to release on September 21

Eros International Media Ltd (Eiml), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced it will be releasing R. Balki produced English Vinglish worldwide on 21st September 2012. The film will be trilingual and has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde who makes her directorial debut, marks the much awaited comeback of Sridevi after a 14 year sabbatical. A slice of life film, English Vinglish explores the
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Sneak a Peek at Films of 2012

Karan Johar.s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a valentine release sees an interesting pair of the young Khan, Imran Khan with Kareena Kapoor. Directed by debutant film maker, Shakun Batra, film is set to release on Feb 10. A slice of life romantic film set in Las Vegas and Mumbai is a perfect valentine outing. Dharma Productions and Amit Trivedi team up for the first time.Gautham Menon.s Ekk Deewana Tha is a remake of his cult hit. Everyone in Bollywood is gunning to make remakes; here Gautham Menon is essentially remaking his own love story. Prateik.s first solo romantic film opposite Amy Jackson is releasing on Feb 17. Ar Rahman.s is back with a romantic musical after a very long time.Two years after the biggest hit 3 Idiots released, Vinod Chopra Films is back with Ferrari ki Sawaari. Directed by Raj Kumar Hirani.s protege Rajesh Mapuskar,
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Morgen - Romanian Film Festival, NYC Movie Review

A slice of life in Romania and a warning not to take freedom for granted. .Morgen,. directed and written by Romanian uber-film maker Marian Crisan, is Romania.s submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2011 Oscars. From the producer of the Romanian indie hit .The Death of Mr. Lazarescue,. the film screened at the gala opening night festival of the Romanian Film Festival in New York City. Now in its 6th year, the festival has seen a remarkable maturation of its countries film industry. Both the actors and directors alike seem more relaxed and in sync with the film making process, as compared to with their performances screened in the first Rff in 2007. András Hatházi stars
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