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Gerard Depardieu Punches Driver After Paris Traffic Accident

Remember when Gerard Depardieu relieved himself on a crowded airplane? On that occasion, the French actor escaped serious punishment, though he might not be so lucky this time around. While riding on his scooter this...

Tobey Maguire Joins Z For Zachariah

Tobey Maguire will star as a rugged scientist in forthcoming movie 'Z for Zachariah'. The 37-year-old actor - who is best known for his role as the titular character in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy from 2002...

Christopher Nolan To Make 3-D Batman Movie?

Christopher Nolan is one of the last major action-movie directors to refuse to shoot digitally and in 3-D, claiming that the age-old format of 2D offers cinemagoers a more rounded experience. However, one of the...

Will 'Django Unchained' Win Leonardo Dicaprio An Oscar?

The teaser trailer for 'Django Unchained' - Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming revenge movie - debuted this week, with an interesting first look at LEONARDI DICAPRIO in his first real villainous role. The Hollywood star plays evil...

First Look At Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Stuns Hollywood

Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' film has stunned Hollywood after its first viewing. The movie - based on Yann Martel's Booker prize-winning novel - received a widely positive response after footage of the movie was...

Winslet Kept Hilarious Sense & Sensibility Film Journal

Actress Kate Winslet kept a journal about her experiences on the set of period movie Sense & Sensibility - and it was filled with director Ang Lee's hilarious and often cutting criticism about his cast.The...

Michelle Yeoh 'Bond Girl' Blacklisted From Burma

Michelle Yeoh, the former 'Bond Girl' who plays pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a forthcoming new movie, has been barred from entering Burma, reports Bbc News. Michelle Yeoh attempted to visit the country...

Jake Gyllenhaal's Future In Directing

Jake Gyllenhaal thinks his future is in directing.The 'Source Code' star - who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance of a sexually repressed cowboy in Ang Lee's 2005 movie 'Brokeback...

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,...

Petitions Protest Sentence Meted Out To Iranian Filmmaker

Filmmakers in Europe have voiced their support of award-winning Iranian director Jafar Panahi after he was sentenced to six years in prison and barred from making films for 20 years after his conviction of making...

Lee's Kids Urged Him To Take Drugs

Oscar-winning moviemaker ANG LEE was stunned when his kids told him to try drugs to make his new TAKING WOODSTOCK movie more authentic.The director's new film is based on the iconic 1969 Woodstock music festival...

Italian Drama Opens Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival -- "il nonno" of all film festivals -- opens late today (Wednesday) with the screening of Giuseppe Tornatore's Baaria , the first Italian film to open the festival in 20 years....

Treat And Trick

Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who were presumably popping champagne bottles last week when their Inglourious Basterds opened well above industry forecasts, were given a fright this weekend as their Halloween II opened at the low...

The Horror! The Horror!

In an unusual scheduling alignment, two horror movies are hitting the nation's multiplexes at the same time this weekend, and analysts suggested that each could bloody the other, giving Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds a fighting...

Movie Reviews Taking Woodstock

The 40th anniversary of Woodstock, which took place from August 15 to August 18, 1969 is being marked forty years and eight days later by the release of Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock . Reviews are...

Cantona To Show His Moves In New Film

Footballer-turned-actor ERIC CANTONA has been signed up to star in French film MOVES.Directed by HERVE P GUSTAVE also known as HPG, the film sees the former Manchester United starring as a martial arts student who...

By on 22 May 2009

Cannes Film Festival Names Competing Films

Quentin Tarantino will have the distinction of being the only American-born filmmaker to be competing in the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival this year. Tarantino, who won the festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in 1994, will...

Tarantino & Lee Among Cannes Nominees

QUENTIN TARANTINO's new movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and ANG LEE's TAKING WOODSTOCK are among the nominees for the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or award. Tarantino's World War II drama, starring Brad Pitt, tells the story of...

Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino's new film and a drama featuring former footballer Eric Cantona are among productions vying for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes chiefs Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled a list of...

By on 23 April 2009

Ang Lee To Head Venice Film Jury

Oscar-winning moviemaker ANG LEE has been chosen to select the winners at the upcoming Venice Film Festival in Italy. The Taiwanese-born director has been named the head of the jury at the 2009 event, which will...

Ang Lee To Head Venice Jury

Ang Lee, a two-time winner of the Venice Film Festival's top Golden Lion award, will himself head up the jury that will decide this year's winner, the festival announced today (Friday). The Taiwanese-born director won...

Ang Lee In Line For Life Of Pi Adaptation

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee is in discussions to direct an adaptation of Yann Martel's acclaimed novel Life of Pi.The Booker-winning tome tells of an Indian boy who spends 227 days on a lifeboat in the...

By on 18 February 2009

Ledger Was Miserable On Brokeback Mountain Set

HEATH LEDGER had a miserable time on the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN set - because director ANG LEE treated the late star like an "alienated prop", according to the film's producer JAMES SCHAMUS. In an Entertainment Weekly...

Darren Aronofsky Film Confirmed For Venice Festival

Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler has been entered in competition for the Golden Lion at this year's Venice film festival.The Requiem for a Dream director - who was this week confirmed to direct a...

By on 29 July 2008

Incredible Hulk Smashes Way To Top Of Us Box Office

The Incredible Hulk has raged its way to the top of the US box office charts after its opening weekend on release.The Louis Leterrier film, a sequel of sorts to Ang Lee's 2003 movie, took...

By on 16 June 2008

Movie Reviews: The Incredible Hulk (2)

While early reviews of The Incredible Hulk mostly concluded that the new version was a great improvement over Ang Lee's 2003 Hulk (as we reported Thursday), several critics are expressing disagreement with that assessment today. Among...

Movie Reviews: The Incredible Hulk

Marvel's The Incredible Hulk, who first muscled his way into theaters in 2003 and had to fight off critics upon his arrival, returns at midnight tonight (Thursday), and he's earning a bit more respect --...

Incredible Hulk Director Bids To Better 'Disappointing' Ang Lee Version

Director LOUIS LETERRIER made THE INCREDIBLE HULK just five years after the comic book character last hit the big screen - because he was "disappointed' with ANG LEE's effort. Bruce Banner and his alter ego...

Ang Lee Tackles Woodstock

Moviemaker ANG LEE is heading back to Woodstock for a new biopic about the man behind the famous 1969 festival. Greenwich Village-based interior designer Elliot Tiber was the head of the Bethel, New York, Chamber...

Lee Supports Wei In The Wake Of Chinese Media Ban

LATEST: Filmmaker ANG LEE has vowed to support actress TANG WEI following the ban imposed on her by the Chinese media. The 28-year-old star of Lee's movie Lust, Caution is the face of skincare brand...

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