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Lily Allen Close To Finishing Second Album

LILY ALLEN is reportedly close to completing her long-awaited second album.The songstress, who also presents her own chat show for BBC3, LILY ALLEN AND FRIENDS and is rumoured to be working on a sketch show...

By on 19 May 2008

Indiana Jones' Age In New Film Is 'Huge Opportunity'

The 19-year gap between the third and fourth Indiana Jones films should be no cause for concern according to Empire journalist Ian Nathan.Harrison Ford has not played the adventurous archaeologist since 1989's Indiana Jones and...

By on 19 May 2008

St Trinian's Set For Second Cinema Field Trip

The girls of St Trinian's will return to the screen in 2009, Ealing Studios has confirmed.Unveiling its international roster at the Cannes film festival, the legendary British production house confirmed a follow-up to the 2007...

By on 19 May 2008

Critics View Blindness With Jaundiced Eye

Several trade reporters attending the Cannes Film Festival observed that Blindness, the, er, dark film that opened the festival Wednesday night, will need to garner some favorable reviews if it is to become successful at...

Joaquin Phoenix Collaborates With Charlatan's Frontman

The CHARLATANS frontman TIM BURGESS has been collaborating with actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX on a new project.Along with ANTHONY LANGDON of SPACEHOG, the two have been working on some tracks in the studio, with the help...

By on 15 May 2008

Angelina Jolie Confirms She Has Twins On The Way

Angelina Jolie has revealed in a television interview that she and husband Brad Pitt are expecting twins.The Tomb Raider actress was being interviewed at the Cannes film festival to promote new animated movie Kung Fu...

By on 15 May 2008

All Eyes On Blindness At Cannes

The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival gets under way tonight (Wednesday) with a screening of Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles apocalyptic thriller Blindness, about a plague of blindness that sweeps the world. The opening-night film is...

Michael Moore Making Fahrenheit 9/11 Sequel

Michael Moore is taking on the Bush administration again with a sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, producers said at the Cannes Film Festival.Overture Films and Paramount Vantage are financing and producing the film, and are at...

By on 14 May 2008

Movie World Relocates As Cannes Begins

The great and the good of the film industry are congregating on the French Riviera ahead of today's opening of the 61st Cannes film festival.Fifty-seven full-length features will be shown over the next 12 days...

By on 14 May 2008

'Can Film Festival' Launches Free 11th Hour Screenings

A new film festival is offering free screenings of Leonardo DiCaprio's ecological documentary The 11th Hour to encourage UK cinemagoers to recycle.While top names in Hollywood will soon be assembling on the Cote d'Azur for...

By on 06 May 2008

Cannes' Eyes Wide Open For Blindness

For only the second time in the 61-year history of the Cannes Film Festival, a Canadian film has been selected as the opening-night film. Blindness, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) will kick off...

Eastwood And Soderbergh Top Cannes Lineup

New films from Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh are to be premiered at the 2008 Cannes film festival, it has been announced.Eastwood's Changeling, a thriller about the kidnapping of a child, starring Angelina Jolie, John...

By on 23 April 2008

A Flop At Sundance, Levinson's Film Goes To Cannes

Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? , a movie about a producer (played by Robert DeNiro) whose film opens at the Cannes Film Festival, will in fact close the Cannes Film Festival this year. The star-studded inside-the-lot...

Iron Maiden Star To Unveil Film At Cannes

IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON is set to unveil his new horror film at Cannes Film Festival.CHEMICAL WEDDING was co-written by the rock legend and stars SIMON CALLOW.The supernatural thriller sees Callow playing Professor Haddo...

By on 13 March 2008

French Animated Film Banned In Iraq

The award-winning French animated film Persepolis has been banned in Lebanon, a country with strong cultural ties to France. Daily Variety commented today (Tuesday) that Lebanese authorities acted in order to avoid offending pro-Iranian members...

Labeouf "Embarrassed" By His Arrest

TRANSFORMERS star SHIA LABEOUF has said that he is "embarrassed" by his arrest last year.The 21-year-old actor was apprehended by Chicago police after refusing to leave a local branch of the Walgreens drug store chain...

By on 03 March 2008

The Bourne Ultimatum Named Brits' Favourite Film Of 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum has won the final accolade of the award season in being named Britons' favourite film of the year.The action sequel took the people's choice prize at the Richard Attenborough film awards after...

By on 29 February 2008

Indy 4 To Debut At Cannes?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is likely to have its official worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, FoxNews.com columnist Roger Friedman reported Monday, citing several unnamed sources. Friedman...

Damon And Greengrass To Make Fourth Bourne Movie

Matt Damon is to reunite with director Paul Greengrass for a fourth movie in the Jason Bourne franchise.Oscar-winner Damon has played the amnesiac secret agent on three occasions, starring in Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity...

By on 25 February 2008

Michael Jackson's Kids Make Rare Appearance

MICHAEL JACKSON's children made a rare, unmasked appearance this week.The fallen king of pop was spotted out with Prince Michael and Paris as they strolled through the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas with their dad...

By on 01 February 2008

Sean Penn Named President Of Cannes Jury

The Cannes Film Festival announced Wednesday that Sean Penn will serve as jury president at the 2008 festival, which begins May 14 and ends May 25. In a statement, Penn observed that in recent years...

Sean Penn To Be President Of Cannes Jury

SEAN PENN has been named as the new president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.The actor, writer and director will follow in the footsteps of EMIR KUSTURICA, STEPHEN FREARS and WONG KAR-WAI.In a statement, Penn...

By on 03 January 2008

Movie Reviews: Southland Tales

A year and a half after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a chorus of boos, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales is opening tonight (Wednesday) in New York and Los Angeles and in other...

Transformers No Match For Spidey

Spider-Man 3 brought Transformers crashing down from the top of the DVD charts for the week that ended November 4. However, some retailers noted that in its first week, Transformers, which had held the top...

Buffy Actress Defends Richard Kelly Movie

Richard Kelly (Johnny Darko) has reedited his apocalyptic film Southland Tales since it was lambasted by several critics at the Cannes Film Festival last May, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday). However, the newspaper quoted...

Heartbreak Kid Tops UK Box Office

Ben Stiller's new comedy The Heartbreak Kid has reached the top of the UK box office chart after its opening weekend.Ending the month-long run of Run, Fatboy, Run at number one, the Farrelly Brothers film...

By on 09 October 2007

Cannes Winner Hoping For Ticket Buyers, Not Trophies

The winner of this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival says he hopes his film won't be relegated to a few art houses and other film festivals. In an interview with Reuters at...

Controversial Animated Film To Be France's Oscar Entry

The award-winning animated film Persepolis, which tells the story of an Iranian girl growing up at the time of the Islamic revolution, has been selected as France's entry in the 2008 Oscars for best foreign-language...

Controversial Iranian Film To Close N.y. Film Festival

The Iranian animated film Persepolis, which tied for the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Award last May despite protests from the Iranian government, but was yanked from last month's Bangkok Film Festival following similar protests by...

Sean Penn To Appear In Movie Critical Of Iran

Sean Penn, who controversially visited Iran as a journalist during the 2005 presidential elections there and wrote a series of articles for the San Francisco Chronicle about his experiences, will lend his voice to the...

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