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Oscars Make-up Shortlist Announced

APOCALYPTO, comedy CLICK, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST and magical fairytale PAN'S LABYRINTH head up the shortlist for this year's (07) Best Make-Up Oscar. Seven films make the grade for the upcoming 79th...

Gibson's Apocalypto Slapped With Age Ban In Italy

LATEST: An Italian court has banned children under 14 from seeing harrowing new MEL GIBSON movie APOCALYPTO, overthrowing a decision by the country's censors deeming the film fit for kids. The Italian censors had been...

Gibson's Apocalypto Sparks Ratings Row In Italy

MEL GIBSON's bloody epic APOCALYPTO has become the subject of a film rating legal battle in Italy after the country's cinema review board ruled the movie could be seen by kids. The surprise decision comes...

Mr T Lands Skin Cancer Honour

THE A-TEAM star MR T has been honoured for battling skin cancer in San Francisco, California dermatologist DR VAIL REESE's quirky annual Skinnies Awards. Every January, Dr Reese hands out accolades to celebrities who look...

Mayans Air Grievances Over Apocalypto

First it was the Jews; now Mel Gibson appears to have alienated the Mayas. One week before his Apocalypto is scheduled to open in the U.K. Britain's Sunday Telegraph has shown it to a number...

Gibson: 'My Movies Aren't That Violent'

Filmmaker MEL GIBSON has dismissed claims his movies are excessively violent, insisting they only appear that way because of their detailed characterisation. Gibson, whose controversial projects include THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and his new...

Stiller Wins, But Sly Makes Credible Comeback

Going into the final rounds of the holiday battle at the box office today (Monday), Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum was pounding Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa. The Stiller comedy has earned an estimated $30.8...

Hot Pursuit

Will Smith's The Pursuit of Happyness left all rivals in hot pursuit over the weekend as the movie took in $26.5 million, well ahead of the expected winner, 20th Century Fox's Eragon, which earned $23.2...

Happyness Rolls Lucky 13 For Sony

Box-office receipts for The Pursuit of Happyness were the source of happiness for Sony execs over the weekend as the film raked in $27 million in ticket sales, well ahead of expectations. The film, starring...

Smith's Happyness Debuts At Number One

Christmas has come early for WILL SMITH - days after landing his first Best Actor Golden Globe nomination, his new movie THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS has shot to the top of the US box office...

Gibson Made 17-Storey Plunge To Win Cast's Respect

MEL GIBSON felt so bad about forcing the star of his APOCALYPTO epic to jump from a 17-storey building for a breathtaking stunt sequence, he did it too. The movie-maker poked fun at RUDY YOUNGBLOOD...

Fascinating Fact 2613

RUDY YOUNGBLOOD, the star of MEL GIBSON's new movie epic APOCALYPTO, is part-Cree and part-Comanche native American....

The Things They Say 3605

"I thought I was just trying out for the part of some extra, the guy in the background eating a piece of chicken." APOCALYPTO star RUDY YOUNGBLOOD....

Gibson Bored Of Criticism Over Jewish Rant

Hollywood star MEL GIBSON is sick of the fall out after his anti-Semitic rant at a police officer who arrested him for drink driving. The APOCALYPTO director has begged the press to stop dragging up...

Holiday Crowds Expected At Movie Theaters

The weekend before the Christmas holiday will see crowded marquees as three films make their debut, each of which is likely to overtake last week's winner, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, according to analysts. However, there is...

Apocalypto Star Braves Multiple Injuries To Complete Epic

Native American movie star RUDY YOUNGBLOOD suffered for his art while making MEL GIBSON's APOCALYPTO - the gruelling shoot left him with a number of injuries. The tough actor, who plays Mayan hero JAGUAR PAW...

Babel Receives Seven Golden Globe Nods

Among numerous surprises, Babel, the drama by director Alejandro Gonzalez Iarritu about the worldwide reverberations to families following a shooting in North Africa, dominated the Golden Globes nominations announced today. The film received seven nominations...

Apocalypto Surprises Again

Both Disney's Apocalypto and Warner Bros.' Happy Feet performed far better at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had anticipated. Weekend estimates released on Sunday afternoon are based on actual receipts for...

Gibson Stung By Plagiarism Claims

A Mexican filmmaker has accused MEL GIBSON of stealing scenes for new drama APOCALYPTO from a little-known 1989 movie. Gibson's epic, which is set in the Mayan civilisation and told in an obscure Mayan language,...

Snl Offers Its Own Take On Gibson, Apocalypto

Mel Gibson's recent travails were merged with the action in the Apocalypto trailer on NBC's Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The resulting spoof was quickly posted online and shows a tribe of Mayans yelling...

Apocalypto Is No Personal Apocalypse For Gibson

Mel Gibson's career avoided the fate of the Mayan civilization over the weekend as his Apocalypto debuted at the top of the box office with an estimated $14.2 million. The film not only overcame the...

Gibson's Apocalypto Tops Us Box Office

Director MEL GIBSON's bloody epic APOCALYPTO debuted at the top spot at the US box office, despite the star's very public arrest for drink driving and subsequent anti-Semitic rant last summer (06). The film, which...

The Things They Say 3555

"I'll probably cook some other weird idea, but I'm hoping it won't be too bizarre - maybe something in the English language." MEL GIBSON plots a return to his native tongue after making APOCALYPTO in...

Gibson Blasts European Historians

Actor-turned-director MEL GIBSON has blasted European historians for their "selective" portrait of the past. The star, whose new movie APOCALYPTO charts the fall of the central American Mayan empire in the ninth century, has criticised...

Movie Reviews: Apocalypto

Judging from the reviews, some members of the audience for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, which touches on the downfall of the Maya civilization, may find themselves watching the movie the way they watch a horror flick...

A Bloody Weekend At Box Office

Two violent and intense thrillers, Blood Diamond and Apocalypto, will be contending against the romantic comedy The Holiday and the family film Unaccompanied Minors for box-office supremacy over the weekend, and analysts are predicting a...

Gibson Stunned By Level Of Forgiveness

Oscar winner MEL GIBSON is shocked by the level of forgiveness he has been shown in the wake of his arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic tirade this summer (06). The BRAVEHEART star was arrested in California...

Gibson: 'Civilisation Will End'

Oscar-winning filmmaker MEL GIBSON is warning the world may well soon end - and he fears civilisation as a whole is in decline. Gibson believes the fate of modern-day man could echo that of the...

First, The Jews; Now Gibson Angers The Maya

Some descendants of the Maya tribes depicted in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto have denounced the movie as racist and not representative of their ancient culture. In an interview with Reuters, Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual...

Gibson Criticised For Apocalypto 'Stereotypes'

New MEL GIBSON movie APOCALYPTO has come under fire from indigenous Guatemalans for "stereotyping" the Mayan Empire as "savage" and "brutal". Apocalypto is set in the twilight years of the Mayan civilisation, which peaked in...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

Now that he has unleashed his second 'Avengers' movie to global box...

Rosewater - Movie Review

A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing...

Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not...

'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

Horror is a reliably profitable genre, generally cheap to make and always popular with young audiences...

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