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Japanese Movie Legend Setsuko Hara Dies At 95

The actress, who has been a recluse for more than four decades, passed away following a bout of pneumonia on 5 September (15), her family announced on Wednesday (25Nov15). Hara made her...

Cinematographer Takao Saito Dies At 85

Akira Kurosawa's longtime cinematographer Takao Saito has died, aged 85.The Japanese moviemaker passed away on Tuesday (06Jan15) following a battle with lymphocytic cancer. Saito was best known for working on the films of Seven...

Chris Pratt For Magnificent Seven?

Chris Pratt is in talks to star in 'Magnificent Seven'.The 35-year-old actor is in early talks with MGM about taking on a leading role in the upcoming Antoine Fuqua remake of the 1960 western directed...

Akira Kurosawa To Receive Posthumous Writers Guild Award

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa is set to be posthumously honoured by the Writers Guild of America (Wga) alongside three of his longtime collaborators.The filmmaker, who passed away in 1998, will be named the recipient of...

Zack Snyder Responds To Star Wars Speculation

Zack Snyder has denied he is in ''any way'' involved with the new 'Star Wars' movies. The 'Man Of Steel' filmmaker was suspected to be helming the new Walt Disney chapter of George Lucas' iconic...

Zack Snyder Denies Involvement With Star Wars

Zack Snyder has confirmed he is not involved with the new 'Star Wars' films.The 'Man of Steel' filmmaker was previously rumoured to be directing 'Star Wars Episode 7' after Walt Disney bought the franchise from...

Classic Films To Debut On Hulu Plus

Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox,...

Spielberg & Scorsese Mark Kurosawa's 99th Birthday With Special Messages

STEVEN SPIELBERG and MARTIN SCORSESE will toast what would have been late moviemaker AKIRA KUROSAWA's 99th birthday at a gala in his honour on Monday (23Mar09). The two directors have recorded emotional video messages which will...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

Scorsese And Dicaprio To Team Up Again?

MARTIN SCORSESE and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are fast becoming Hollywood's new power duo after signing on to make yet another movie together. Scorsese has directed the movie hunk in epics THE GANGS OF NEW YORK...

Scorsese And Dicaprio To Team Up Again?

MARTIN SCORSESE and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are fast becoming Hollywood's new power duo after signing on to make yet another movie together. Scorsese has directed the movie hunk in epics THE GANGS OF NEW YORK...

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