No Animals Were Harmed? Ugh, Tiger Was Nearly Killed on 'Life of Pi'

27th November 2013 -

 News

The Life of Pi on-set monitor who emailed a colleague to say that King - the Bengal tiger used on the movie - "damn near drowned" during shooting has left the American Human Association.Ang Lee...

China Finally Pays Hollywood Studios For 'Life of Pi' And Others

14th August 2013 -

 News

The Chinese government has paid six major Hollywood studios in full, following a lengthy dispute over box-office payments, the Motion Picture Association of America announced on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal."We are pleased to...

Eva Longoria's Wardrobe Malfunction Draws Laughs At Cannes Film Festival

22nd May 2013 -

 News

Eva Longoria suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 18, 2013) though managed to have a pretty good laugh about the whole thing. The former Desperate Housewives actress stepped onto...

Dark Rooms, Bans and Bolshy Women: How The Cannes Jury Choose The Palme d'Or Winner

15th May 2013 -

 News

What it's like to sit on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and have the power to present the director of the very best movie with the prestigious Palme d'Or? This year, Steven Spielberg,...

The Iconic Mingle With The Indie On This Year's Cannes Jury

24th April 2013 -

 News

The jury, which will seal the fate of all Cannes entrants has been decided. The power now lies with a mix of directors and actors, which includes Ang Lee (Best Director Oscar this year); former...

Cannes Jury Boasts Stellar Line-Up Featuring Nicole Kidman And Ang Lee

24th April 2013 -

 News

This year’s Cannes jury boasts some high profile talent, spanning eight different nationalities. The Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is perhaps the best known of the line-up and she will be joined by the Austrian actor...

Cannes Jury Confirmed – Hollywood Directors And International Stars In Fine Balance

24th April 2013 -

 News

The presiding jury for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival have been finalized, and it would be fair to say the list is dominated by film directors. But that’s not to say those in front of...

Ang Lee To Make TV Directorial Debut With Tyrant

15th March 2013 -

 News

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has signed up for his first TV directorial job after it was announced that he will direct the pilot episode of new series, Tyrant.Ang Lee to make TV debutAccording to the...

Ang Lee TV Series Is On, David Fury Blurts News on Twitter

15th March 2013 -

 News

In his constant quest for originality, Oscar winning director Ang Lee finds him self on the small screen for his next project. He's directing the pilot for Tyrant - a project from the minds of...

Ang Lee's In-N-Out Oscars: Best Director Celebrates With Burger and Soda!

26th February 2013 -

 News

Ang Lee's In-N-Out visit capped an altogether fantastic night for the filmmaker, whose movie Life of Pi scooped four awards in total, including Best Director. A delighted looking Ang was snapped by TMZ.com chowing down...

Jaws Cut-Off Music Angers 'Life Of Pi' Oscar Winners And Visual Effects Protestors

26th February 2013 -

 News

The Oscar-winning visual effects team behind Life of Pi had their awards acceptance speech cut short on Sunday night (February 24, 2013), it sparked further outrage amongst beleaguered visual effects workers in the film industry....

Zero Dark Thirty Wins Only One Oscar Through Rare Tied Award

26th February 2013 -

 News

If there’s anything worse that winning just one Oscar after your film was nominated for five, it's winning Best Sound Editing, and if there’s anything more embarrassing that that, it’s winning Best Sound Editing in...

Ang Lee: The Right Winner for Best Director Oscar at the Academy Awards 2013

25th February 2013 -

 News

Ang Lee is no stranger to awards. His movies have received 38 Academy Award nominations and won 12, but to win Best Director for Life of Pi was nothing short of a shock for most....

Oscar Winners 2013: Few Surprises As The Favourites Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence Take Away Glory

25th February 2013 -

 News

There were few curve balls thrown at last night's Academy Awards ceremony, with the early favourites for the top prizes walking away from the show clutching a gold statuette.Jennifer Lawrence and Christoph Waltz celebrating their...

Oscars 2013: Ang Lee Beats Steven Spielberg to Best Director

25th February 2013 -

 News

Is this a shock? It kind of is. Ang Lee has taken the Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi, ahead of Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, who was the hot favorite to win the award.Not...

Are the 2013 BAFTAs Unpredictable? Strong Contenders Make it Tough to Judge

10th February 2013 -

 News

Film awards outcomes are difficult to predict. Year on year the judging panel changes and the tastes of both the public and the film critique elite evolve. Sometimes winners will be a curve ball, and...

British Awards Season Begins with the Unsurprising Nominations at the Baftas

9th January 2013 -

 News

As awards season kicks off, today with the BAFTA nominations and tomorrow with the Golden Globe award ceremony, actors, actresses, directors and producers everywhere will be biting their nails and praying for a win from...

The Ten Best Films of 2012

24th December 2012 -

 News

A range of intelligent blockbusters, inventive foreign films and beautifully crafted storytelling made 2012 a good year at the cinema...1. Life Of PiAng Lee's clever, thoughtful adaptation of Yann Martel's acclaimed novel is an unexpected...

The Hobbit Continues Its Expected Journey At The Top Of The US Box Office

24th December 2012 -

 News

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey enjoyed another week atop the Box Office charts this weekend, earning more than double that of its nearest rival. It's Contact Music's Christmas Box Office Roundup!With $36,705,000 this weekend (Dec...

A week in movies Feat: Cruise promoting Jack Reacher, JJ Abrams' exciting sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness and Will Smith's end of the world thriller After Earth

21st December 2012 -

 News

As the year winds down, critics are making lists and checking them twice to decide which filmmakers have been naughty or nice. Top 10s are appearing everywhere, along with awards and nominations and even some...

Life Of Pi Hits Cinemas In The UK: Why You Should/Shouldn't See It

21st December 2012 -

 News

Chatter about the new Ang Lee film, Life of Pi, has been deafening of late, with the build-up to the long awaited novel adaptation hitting cinemas across the UK today (Dec 21). With three Golden...

Life of Pi

21st December 2012 -

 Movie Review

Working with perceptive writer David Magee (Finding Neverand), Ang Lee creates one of the most thoughtful, artistic blockbusters ever made by a Hollywood studio. Although Yann Martel's award-winning novel was considered unfilmable, Magee and Lee...

The Golden Globes Nominations, No Surprises for a Great Year of Film

13th December 2012 -

 News

The Golden Globes are one of the biggest film and television awards in the world. Winning an award from them will almost always top the C.V.s of anyone involved in film. 2012 has been one...

Batman The Dark Knight Rises Lands Spot on AFI Best Film List

10th December 2012 -

 News

In the run up to The Oscars, as awards season is in full swing, a mention by The American Film Institute in their top 10 films of the year represents a confidence boost for the...

Silver Linings Playbook? Argo? Lincoln? Your Oscars Cheat Sheet For Best Picture!

27th November 2012 -

 News

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook - a stunning dark comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - appears to have hijacked the Oscars race. Russell was tipped for a golden statuette with The Fighter,...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Takes The Thanksgiving Weekend: Box Office Roundup

27th November 2012 -

 News

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 wasn't only the longest film title vying for hard earned dollars this weekend, it was also the biggest, as it claimed the top spot on Thanksgiving weekend....

Ang Lee's Empathy With The Life of Pi

24th November 2012 -

 News

Life of Pi, the newest film from award winning director Ang Lee, has already been tipped as a sure fire Oscar winner. Every new review has been frantically searching for a new adverb to describe...

So Which Idiot Deemed 'Life Of Pi' Unfilmable?

23rd November 2012 -

 News

Ang Lee's Life of Pi is expected to make a strong debut at the box office this weekend, with cinemagoers anxious to see what the Taiwanese filmmaker has done with a story once deemed "unfilmable"....

Let's Talk Life of Pi with Ang Lee

23rd November 2012 -

 News

Life of Pi is one of the hottest films out at the moment, and such are the glowing reviews from the critics, it's even being talked up as a possible Oscar contender, taking on the...

Life of Pi Star Narrowly Avoids Expulsion From School!

22nd November 2012 -

 News

Ang Lee's Life of Pi is enjoying a tremendous time with the critics, as they build a strong case for the film as an Oscar contender, but the film's star, Suraj Sharma has things other...

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