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Filmmaker Alexander Payne To Be Honoured At Munich Film Festival

The Oscar winner will be the guest of honour at Germany's top film event next month (Jun15), when a collection of his features, shorts, and TV films will be screened for attendees....

Reese Witherspoon Ready For Downsizing

Reese Witherspoon has reportedly signed up to star in 'Downsizing'.The Oscar-winning actress is to reunite with 'Election' director Alexander Payne for his next project, which he has described as a ''sci-fi social satire''.Payne started work...

Matt Damon To Star In Alexander Payne's Epic Masterpiece, 'Downsizing'

Downsizing remains one of the great unmade movies in Hollywood. Alexander Payne, the acclaimed director behind Sideways, About Schmidt and The Descendants, has been working on the movie for over 10 years, describing it as...

Matt Damon To Star In Downsizing

Matt Damon will star in 'Downsizing'.The 44-year-old actor is set to star in the new film which will be directed by Alexander Payne, who also co-wrote the social satire about a man shrinking himself, alongside...

Oscars 2014: 5 Reasons Why Alfonso Cuaron Will Win Best Director For 'Gravity'

As we edge closer and closer to The Oscars on March 2, prices on the eventual winners are fluctuating less. Some favorites have settled: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine...

12 Years A Slave Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

'12 Years a Slave' leads the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards nominations.Steve McQueen's slavery drama set in 1840s Louisiana has received seven nods in total for categories including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best...

Bruce Dern And Forte Snagged 'Nebraska' Roles, Ahead Of De Niro, Cranston

After taking it easy with the breezy yet assured The Descendants, Alexander Payne appears to have gotten back his social bite with Nebraska, his road-movie with a difference starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.Bruce Dern...

Lesbian Love Story Beats Coen Brothers To Palme D'or At Cannes

An intimate lesbian love story by Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Palme d'Or on Sunday. La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest...

Blue Is The Warmest Color First Gay-themed Film To Win At Cannes

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Abdellatif Kechiche's drama Blue Is the Warmest Color has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Described in virtually every news report as the lesbian drama, the French...

Nebraska Impresses At Cannes

Alexander Payne's Nebraska immediately entered the frontrunner ranks at the Cannes Film Festival competition -- a portrait of a Montana family in which the patriarch, played by Bruce Dern, is showing repeated signs of dementia...

'The Past' Emerges As Early Favourite For Palme D'or At Cannes Film Festival

Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi, who made his name in the industry with the incredible A Seperation, is potentially sitting on the Palme d'Or after his Paris-set tale 'The Past' drew boisterous applause and strong reviews...

'The Great Gatsby' Opening Cannes Doesn't Seem Like Such A Good Idea Anymore

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival will open on Wednesday (May 15, 2013) with Baz Luhrmann's 3-D version of The Great Gatsby, a throwback to the roaring twenties adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic book of...

Cannes Line-up For 2013 Hints At Possible Oscars Race [Analysis]

The line-up for the Cannes Film Festival 2013 has been announced and with it, a clearer picture of the possible contenders for the Oscars in February 2014. In a hugely American-heavy shortlist, Cannes will welcome...

Home Alone Bully Lands Villain Role In Alexander Payne Film

Macauley Culkin's bully-boy older brother in the Home Alone movies is set to return to movie acting after signing on to play the villain in The Descendants director Alexander Payne's next movie Nebraska.Devin Ratray played...

Most Of Cannes Jury Revealed

Thierry Frémaux, the artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the selection of the jurors in the main competition today (Wednesday), surprising some observers by including a non-filmmaker in the list, French designer Jean-Paul...

George Clooney Changes Mind About Having Kids?

George Clooney has reportedly changed his mind about having children, following his high profile relationship with the wrestler-turned-model Stacy Keibler. Clooney, 50, has always maintained he is happy to do without children, whilst also suggesting...

Angelina Furious At Right-leg Jibes On Oscars Night 2012

Angelina Jolie was reportedly furious that Jim Rash and his Descendants co-writers decided to mock her onstage at this year's Oscars ceremony (February 26, 2012). The Changeling actress' choice of Versace Atelier dress, with its...

Oscars 2012: Alexander Payne Clears Up Confusion Over Descendants Script

Last night, Alexander Payne won an Oscar for his work writing the adapted screenplay for The Descendants. The script was based on the book by Kaui Hart Hemmings and Payne told reporters backstage that he...

Oscars 2012: Angelina's Right Leg Steals The Show

Angelina Jolie's appearance at last night's Oscars ceremony has quickly become one of the most talked about moments of this year's awards. Not to be outdone by the alleged unveiling of a small part of...

2012 Academy Award Winners - The Artist Triumphs In Hotly Contested Ceremony

Last night's Academy Awards ceremony was a hotly contested one, with few categories seeming to have guaranteed winners stamped before they were announced. The Artist was the big success of the evening. The silent film...

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Planning Film Collaboration

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to star in a movie together.The couple met on the set of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' in 2005 and Angelina believes the time has come to join forces...

'The Artist' Cleans Up At The Oscars

Silent movie 'The Artist' cleaned up at last night's (27.02.12) Oscars, winning five awards.The black and white film - which tells the tale of an old-Hollywood love story - was named Best Picture, while its...

'The Artist' Cleans Up At The Oscars

Silent movie 'The Artist' cleaned up at last night's (27.02.12) Oscars, winning five awards.The black and white film - which tells the tale of an old-Hollywood love story - was named Best Picture, while its...

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Planning Film Collaboration

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to star in a movie together.The couple met on the set of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' in 2005 and Angelina believes the time has come to join forces...

Oscar Voter Joan Collins Chooses 'The Artist' For Best Picture?

The 84th Annual Academy Awards is just three days away, and anticipation is building in Hollywood after the deadline for Oscar voters to provide this year's selections finally passed. The biggest night on the film's...

'Midnight In Paris' Win Throws Spanner In The Works For Oscars

Woody Allen has won a Writers' Guild Award for his film Midnight in Paris. The legendary film-maker has won high praise for the romantic-comedy, and his efforts were rewarded at last night's awards ceremony at...

Woody Allen Scoops Writers Guild Prize

Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' picked up Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America awards yesterday (19.02.12). The romance film - starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy -...

'Midnight In Paris' Scoops Writers Guild Gong To Boost Oscar Chances

In the final Hollywood awards show before next week's Oscars, it was veteran filmmaker Woody Allen who took home one of the evening's biggest prizes. Allen's love-letter to the French capital 'Midnight in Paris' scooped...

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