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Sigourney Weaver To Receive 2016 Donostia Award

Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award at the 64th San Sebastian Festival.The 66-year-old actress - who has recently been seen and heard in a couple of high-profile cameos in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Finding Dory'...

Paramount Developing 'The Truman Show' For Tv Adaptation

For a film that depicted one man’s journey as he unwittingly became a staple diet of American’s TV-watching public, it’s perhaps fitting that The Truman Show should be adapted for the small screen by Paramount.Image:...

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,...

Weir Honoured In France

Australian director PETER WEIR has been awarded one of France's top cultural honours at a ceremony in Paris on Monday (13Dec10).The Truman Show moviemaker received the prestigious Arts and Letters award from the French government...

Depp And Burton Re-team For Sweeney Todd

Director TIM BURTON and JOHNNY DEPP are reuniting to make a feature film based on the STEPHEN SOUNDHEIM musical SWEENEY TODD. The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star's schedule has recently been freed up, after director...

Director Weir Quits Depp Movie

Director PETER WEIR has quit new film SHANTARAM after failing to see eye-to-eye with JOHNNY DEPP. The MASTER AND COMMANDER director and Depp, who is also producing the film, had creative differences on how...

Australian Actress Irving Dies

Australian actress MARJORIE IRVING has died of heart failure. She was 98. Irving passed away on Monday morning (04JUL05), only a few days after her birthday. The British-born star had a successful career...

Billy Boyd Gets Ready For Another Boating Trip With Crowe

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star BILLY BOYD is getting ready to set sail for the high seas with RUSSELL CROWE again after revealing plans to make a sequel to seafaring drama MASTER + COMMANDER:...

Nicole Is The Richest Aussie Star

NICOLE KIDMAN is Australia's richest entertainer, according to the new issue of BUSINESS REVIEW WEEKLY. In its annual survey of the top 50 celebrities, the magazine estimated that the OSCAR winner earned...

Lord Of The Baftas

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and LOST IN TRANSLATION were the big winners at Sunday's (15FEB04) ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS. The final installment of the JRR TOLKIEN adaptations...

Lord Of The Rings Snubbed By London Movie Critics

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING may be hotly tipped to sweep the board at this year's (04) OSCARS, but the movie failed to scoop a single award at the London...

Lost In Translation Is A Dga Favourite

BILL MURRAY's quirky comedy LOST IN TRANSLATION has been given a huge OSCARS boost - it's the favourite to win a DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD next month (FEB04). Director SOFIA COPPOLA will challenge GARY ROSS...

Crowe Falls Short Of Playing Fat Captain

RUSSELL CROWE quit trying to become hulking literary sea-faring hero CAPTAIN JACK AUBREY on the big screen when he realised the weight he was piling on was making him look fat. The fictional Aubrey...

Russell Crowe Likes Being In Charge

MASTER AND COMMANDER star RUSSELL CROWE has grown so fond of playing heroic CAPTAIN JACK AUBERY - he is reluctant to return to his real life. Director PETER WEIR insists all castmembers treat the...

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