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American Idiot Movie To Be Produced By Tom Hanks

AMERICAN IDIOT, the 2004 album by American rock band Green Day, has been given the go-ahead to be adapted into a feature-length movie. AMERICAN IDIOT, the Broadway musical, has been hugely successful and Universal studios...

Justin Guarini To Make American Idiot Debut Tonight

Justin Guarini has joined the cast of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' and will make his first appearance tonight (1st March 2011).Justin Guarini, the American actor and musician who finished runner-up on season one of...

Worthington & Wasikowska Winners At Afi Awards

SAM WORTHINGTON and ALICE IN WONDERLAND's MIA WASIKOWSKA both went home with prizes at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards on Saturday (11Dec10).Worthington won the International Award for Best Actor at the event in his...

Watts And Owen Lead Afi Awards Nominations

NAOMI WATTS, SAM WORTHINGTON and CLIVE OWEN are leading this year's (10) nominations list for the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.Watts' role in Mother and Child has landed her a place on the shortlist for...

Lynch To Take Over Afi Festival

DAVID LYNCH has been handed the ultimate honour by the American Film Institute - the director has been named as Guest Artistic Director of the upcoming AFI Fest.The Mulholland Drive moviemaker has been named the...

Female Directors Lead Afi Awards

Female directors look set to dominate this year's (10) Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards - a record number of women have scored nominations for the coveted best film prize.Eight of the 19 movies in contention...

Cablevision No Longer Just A New York Cable Operator

Cablevision, the cable operator that has until now focused its attention on the New York City area, is venturing far afield, agreeing to buy Bresnan Communications, a cable company that operates in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming...

Thai Film Wins Cannes' Palme D'or Award

The beleaguered populace of Thailand, wracked by political turmoil and violence and chaos in the streets for the past month, finally got some news to cheer about Sunday. A film by celebrated Thai director Apichatpong...

Robert De Niro Treads Dark Fields

Robert De Niro has signed up to star in 'Dark Fields'.The 'Righteous Kill' actor will appear opposite 'The Hangover' star Bradley Cooper in the new thriller, which is being directed by 'The Illusionist' filmmaker Neil...

Australian Actress Maughan Dies

Australian actress MONICA MAUGHAN has died.The star passed away in Melbourne, Australia on Friday (08Jan10). The cause of death was not known as WENN went to press. Maughan was believed to have been 71...

Hurt Locker, Hangover & Up In The Air Lead Afi Top Films Of 2009

THE HURT LOCKER, THE HANGOVER and GEORGE CLOONEY's new movie UP IN THE AIR have been named among the American Film Institute's 10 best films of 2009.Also making the list is Sugar, Up, A Single...

Few Gains For Female And Minority Tv Writers

Female and minority television writers have made few gains in recent years, and, for black writers, the shutdown of UPN, which had aired numerous comedy shows targeting the Afican-American audience, has resulted in about a...

Iatse May Boyclott American Film Institute

IATSE, the movie industry's principal technical union, is taking on the august American Film Institute and threatening to boycott its activities because of what the union claims is the AFI's "outrageous anti-union activities." In a...

Birthday Surprise Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton jumped out of a cake at her boyfriend's birthday party.The blonde socialite threw the surprise party for Doug Reinhardt at her Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday (17.10.09) and wore a sexy hot pink...

Michael Jackson Fan To Dance For Icon

Michael Jackson fans can compete for the chance to dance in front of his family.New TV show 'Move Like Michael Jackson' will start filming in the UK later this month and contestants will battle it...

'Ice Man' Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke has signed up to star in 'The Ice Man'.The Hollywood actor will play real-life hitman Richard 'Iceman' Kuklinski in the movie and believes it will be his defining role, like boxing movie 'Raging...

Rush Honoured With Film Award

Actor GEOFFREY RUSH was honoured for his contribution to the Australian film industry on Saturday night (01Aug09) at a ceremony in Melbourne.The Pirates Of The Caribbean star received the Raymond Longford Award, named after the...

Hugh Hefner Sued For 3 Billion

Hugh Hefner is being sued for $3 billion by a woman claiming she is the reincarnation of "Venus Aphrodite Demilio".Sheri Allred - who also says she is possessed by "the most beautifulest angel lusefer (sic)"...

Michael Jackson Pal 'Is Blanket's Father'

A friend of Michael Jackson has claimed he is the real father of the singer's youngest child.Al Malnik - a restaurateur with alleged Mafia links - insists he is the biological parent of seven-year-old Prince...

Edie Falco's Barking Babies

Edie Falco's dog inspired her to adopt.The former 'Sopranos' star - who raises four-year-old adopted son Anderson and adopted daughter Macy, one, alone - decided to give two children a home after becoming attached to...

Confusion Over Deschanel 'Engagements'

Actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL can take her pick of two suitors - she has reportedly received marriage proposals from rockers BEN GIBBARD and HUNTER BURGAN. The Yes Man star, 28, agreed to wed Burgan, a bass...

Slumdog Millionaire Gets Afi Nod

DANNY BOYLE's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has been given a major movie nod - after a prestigious awards board named it one of the most significant films of the year (08). The drama was honoured by The...

Ultimate Christmas Movies...Hits + Misses

What do a speaking snowman, a suicidal father, a Terminating toy-hunter and a Ghostbuster all have in common? They've all played their parts in creating the best and worst Christmas movies ever made. Yes, it's...

Dark Knight And Benjamin Button Named In Afi Top Ten

The American Film Institute (AFI) has included box office hits and critics' favourites in its annual list of the top ten films of the year.Comic book films The Dark Knight and Iron Man are included,...

By on 15 December 2008

Wall-e Wins Another Award

Animated film WALL-E has been given another major movie nod - it's been named one of the best movies of the year (08) by a prestigious film awards board. The futuristic film, about a robot...

Ledger's Posthumous Acting Honour At Aussie Prizegiving

HEATH LEDGER was posthumously honoured by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) on Saturday (06Dec08) when the tragic star was awarded the international prize for best actor for his role as THE JOKER in BATMAN movie...

Michael Douglas To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Hollywood star MICHAEL DOUGLAS is to be honoured with the American Film Institute (AFI)'s lifetime achievement award next summer (09) - 18 years after his actor father KIRK DOUGLAS was presented with the same accolade....

Afi Picks Top Films By Genre

The American Film Institute has selected the top ten films in 10 classic genres, featuring them Tuesday night in a three-hour special that aired on CBS. (AFI launched a website today at www.afi.com that features...

Beatty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actor WARREN BEATTY has been honoured with a lifetime achievement accolade at the annual American Film Institute awards. Stars including Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Beatty's wife Annette Bening watched as the...

Mccartney And Morrissey In The Running For Sexiest Vegetarian Title

Animal lovers SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and MORRISSEY are competing to win the 2008 World's Sexiest Vegetarian Award. Russell Lissack of Bloc Party, Igor Volk of New Young Pony Club, Alison Mosshart of British rockers The...

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Run The Jewels - Pew Pew Pew [Live] Video

Run The Jewels AKA Killer Mike & EL-P perform a live session of new track 'Pew Pew Pew'.

Cop Car - Trailer

'Cop Car' is a high octane thriller directed by Jon Watts and starring Kevin Bacon.

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The Rock : 'I Know What It's Like To Struggle'

Dwayne Johnson connects with 'San Andreas' character on many levels.

Wolf Alice - Bros Video

London four-piece Wolf Alice launch a totally adorable video for 'Bros'; the second single from their debut studio album 'My Love Is Cool'

Jason Schwartzman - Interview

Jason Schwartzman took some time to discuss his new film as well as discussing the upcoming second season of 'Mozart's Jungle', and the potential of...

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