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Naveen Andrews Wishes 'Lost' Had Just One Season


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For six seasons, ABC series 'Lost' managed to mystify viewers with its intense and unique storytelling. Introducing viewers to a cast of characters that managed to survive a plane crash on what seemed like a deserted island with no way off, the world became obsessed with a plot that would never fully deliver on all of the questions it posed throughout the years.

Naveen Andrews has gone from strength to strength since starring in 'Lost'Naveen Andrews has gone from strength to strength since starring in 'Lost'

Kicking off in 2004 and ending in 2010, the series - from creators J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof - is now technically a thing of the past, but conversation around the show fails to ever let up. That's something that's more real for the actors who were involved in the series than anyone else, as proved in a new interview with Naveen Andrews, who played Sayid Jarrah in the series.

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Diana Review


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While this odd biopic is a real mess, it's not quite the cinematic disaster snootier critics claim it is. Essentially fan fiction, the script spins a story that has only the vaguest basis in fact, drawing much of its dialog from screenwriter Jeffreys' and book author Kate Snell's imaginations. And if what these people say to each other wasn't so laughably silly, the film's genuinely intriguing themes might have emerged with more force.

We pick up the story in 1995, after Diana (Watts) has been separated from Prince Charles for three years. She still hasn't moved on romantically, and spends most evenings alone in Kensington Palace, making beans on toast and quietly crying herself to sleep. So when she meets heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Andrews), she's relieved that he doesn't treat her like a princess. Over the next two years, their romance develops in secret because Hasnat is a very private man and Diana is the most famous woman on earth. Fed up with the intrusive paparazzi, Hasnat puts the brakes on their relationship. So Diana uses her friend Dodi Fayed (Anvar) to provide misleading headlines and spark Hasnat's jealousy.

Of course, we know their love is doomed for another key reason: the film is bookended by scenes in Paris on the fateful evening of 31 August 1997. But even if this romance has clearly been fictionalised, it offers some intriguing themes that catch our sympathies, mainly due to an understated performance from Watts that occasionally catches Diana with remarkable detail. So it's frustrating that Khan is portrayed as such an icy, uninteresting figure, which means that Andrews never generates any chemistry with Watts.

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Naveen Andrews - Paris premiere of 'Diana' at Cinema UGC Normandie - Paris , France - Friday 6th September 2013

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Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews and Oliver Hirschbiegel
Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews and Oliver Hirschbiegel
Naveen Andrews and Oliver Hirschbiegel

Naveen Andrews - World Premiere of 'Diana' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th September 2013

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Naveen Andrews - Diana UK film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st January 2000

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Naveen Andrews - 'Diana' World Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th September 2013

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Dr Hasnat Khan Calls Diana Movie Terrible, Admits He Hasn't Seen It.


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The former lover of Diana Princess Of Wales, Dr Hasnat Khan, has slammed the new Hollywood movie about the late royal, calling reports that he collaborated "a complete lie."

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Dr Khan, played by Lost star Naveen Andrews, is a key character in the movie, which stars Naomi Watts as Diana. Khan, who was in a relationship between 1996 and 1997, admitted he had not seen the film but accused it of being "based on gossip."

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Diana Trailer


Princess Diana was most definitely one of the most famous and inspirational women in the world, known to all as the People's Princess. Never seduced by the lure of wealth, fame and royalty, she lived her life for others, but struggled deeply from her own personal troubles; her failed marriage to Prince Charles embroiled in affair scandals and subsequent divorce, the constant hounding of the press and her later romances. When she met heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, she fell deeply in love, feeling for the first time in years, like a real woman. But it was a relationship doomed to failure with further media attention forcing a rift between them. She could never escape the scrutiny of the media, even while she put all her efforts into her hands-on charity work.

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'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland': Prepare For A 'Kickass' Alice In 'Psychedelic Romance'


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This October, ABC will premiere a brand new television fantasy series, expanding on Lewis Carroll's original fiction as well as the countless movie and television adaptations that have been inspired throughout the last century. So what makes Once Upon A Time In Wonderland so different?

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The Cast (L-R): Naveen Andrews, Sophie Lowe, Emma Rigby, Michael Socha & Peter Gadiot.

For a start the premise is pretty interesting; rather than just a rehash of the adaptation of the same story, producers are taking the viewer through the looking glass, so to speak, and into a world where Wonderland is brought together with Aladdin.

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Naveen Andrews - Elliot Knight, Estella Daniels, Naveen Andrews Friday 22nd June 2012 Sky 1 media day held at The Soho Hotel - Arrivals

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Lost Star Naveen Andrews Reveals Details Of Heroin Addiction


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Lost star Naveen Andrews has revealed how a drug addiction ruined his life for two years.

Andrews revealed details of his heroin abuse in an interview to be shown on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

The actor who plays Sayid on the popular TV show said: "There was a danger of me copping it… I lost two years to heroin.

"I was able to work; I don't know how I did it. You can take incredible abuse and still work… I collapsed on a job because of booze."

Andrews also revealed how he was warned of his behaviour while filming The English Patient.

"The turning point was I drove my son when I was drunk and he was scared, and that's when I decided to go into rehab in LA," he said.

The actor told Ross that he remained committed to the Lost series, despite having had worries about the show in the past.

"I'm still proud of the first season, around the third I though they were winging it, the writing was poor, [but] I'm definitely doing two more years."

Former Bond girl Britt Ekland and the cast of BBC1's new drama Mistresses will also appear on the show to be aired tonight.

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Provoked: A True Story Review


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The beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai plays the victim of years of spousal abuse in Provoked: A True Story, based on a monumental U.K. court case that forever changed British laws on domestic violence. Even before watching a frame of the film, we glean that this is an important human story with major moral messages to be told. It's the kind of material that easily wins the hearts of audiences and Oscar voters alike. And yet, for all of its surface significance, the resulting on-screen effort feels largely meaningless and inconsequential.

While studying to become a lawyer, a young, traditionally minded Punjabi woman named Kiranjit (Rai) gets set up in an arranged marriage to Deepak Ahluwalia (Naveen Andrews). Deepak insists Kiranjit abandon her educational efforts so they can relocate to London. Staying true to cultural norms, Kiranjit willingly accommodates her husband's desires. Once in the big metropolis, things quickly change. Kiranjit becomes pregnant and Deepak devolves into a life of drinking, adultery, and spousal abuse.

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Grindhouse Review


Excellent
Longtime buddies Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have worked together before (Four Rooms, Sin City), but this takes it to the next level. Grindhouse is their shared B-movie fantasy: a three-hour, bare-knuckled double feature epic, an unapologetic celebration of '70s-era hardcore schlock that's authentic, witty beyond expectation, and unerringly crowd-pleasing.

In a recent TV interview, Tarantino said he and Rodriguez had always wished those low-budget flicks were as good as their posters -- and they set out to achieve that, decades after the movies' heyday. With an obvious passion for the genre, the pair has recreated the experience of being at some cheap Texas drive-in with two features, fake coming attractions, missing reels, local ads, and announcements from theater management. Even if you don't catch on to everything, just watching the package is a complete thrill.

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Bride & Prejudice Review


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What do you get when you mix a Bollywood musical with a Jane Austen classic? I'm not sure, but if you take a pretty generic romantic comedy and throw in some musical numbers, you'll get Bride and Prejudice, the latest film from Bend It Like Beckham co-writer/director Gurinder Chadha.

The premise is similar to Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Here the setting is moved to India, where the not-so-wealthy (but still rich enough to hire servants) Bakshi family resides in a less-than-touristy district. Mrs. Bakshi (Nadira Babbar) is desperate to marry off her daughters. They include Jaya (Namrata Shirodkar), who has eyes for lawyer Balraj (Lost's Naveen Andrews), and Lalita (Aishwarya Rai) who is interested in Balraj's American friend Will Darcy (Martin Henderson), until she actually bothers to talk to him.

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Rollerball Review


Terrible

There's an idea behind remaking old movies that weren't that great in the first place: Instead of screwing up a classic, make a better version of a failed film. Witness, for example, Steven Soderbergh's smarter, snappier Rat Pack-less retread of "Ocean's Eleven," which got several times the cinematic mileage of its predecessor.

But this concept seems to be lost on flash-bang action director John McTiernan, whose vacuous, pure-noise-and-atmosphere update of 1975's "Rollerball" -- a cautionary, futuristic parable of extreme sports bloodlust -- is so devoid of substance it almost defies description.

Rollerball is a ferocious team sport -- part roller derby, part motocross, part World Wrestling Federation -- played in fictionalized and extremely corrupt Central Asian nations. The sport's biggest star is virtuous pall-American import Jonathan Cross (Chris Klein), who has just discovered the league owners are rigging the games for more violence because spilt blood spells ratings for their TV networks.

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Diana Movie Review

Diana Movie Review

While this odd biopic is a real mess, it's not quite the cinematic disaster snootier...

Diana Trailer

Diana Trailer

Princess Diana was most definitely one of the most famous and inspirational women in the...

Diana Trailer

Diana Trailer

Princess Diana was known across the world as the 'People's Princess'. Her beauty, dignity and...

Planet Terror Trailer

Planet Terror Trailer

Planet Terror Trailer Robert Rodriguez, co-director of Sin City, brings you Planet Terror, a retro-futuristic...

The Brave One Movie Review

The Brave One Movie Review

Violence is inherent. Brought on by fear, anger, despair or ignorance, it's a side of...

Provoked: A True Story Movie Review

Provoked: A True Story Movie Review

The beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai plays the victim of years of spousal abuse in...

Grindhouse Movie Review

Grindhouse Movie Review

Longtime buddies Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have worked together before (Four Rooms, Sin City),...

Lost: Season One Movie Review

Lost: Season One Movie Review

Agatha Christie wrote something in excess of 80 novels. Christie was a practiced and a...

Rollerball (2002) Movie Review

Rollerball (2002) Movie Review

Seeing a movie remake inevitably leads viewers to make comparisons, matching up new casting choices,...

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

What do you get when you mix a Bollywood musical with a Jane Austen classic?...

Blessed Art Thou (A Question Of Faith) Movie Review

Blessed Art Thou (A Question Of Faith) Movie Review

I'm usually a sucker for a Disney movie. Blessed Art Thou, screened at the...

Rollerball Movie Review

Rollerball Movie Review

There's an idea behind remaking old movies that weren't that great in the first place:...

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