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Moore Receives Cheers At Cannes, Boos From Canadian Crtics

22nd May 2007

Michael Moore received a standing -- and sustained -- ovation following the screening of his latest documentary, Sicko, at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday. But some critics suggested that in censuring the U.S. health system,...

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How Green Is Shrek?

18th May 2007

If, as it is said, it's not easy being green, the producers of the third animated movie about a green ogre suspect that it's especially not easy being greener than the third movie about a...

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De Niro, Pacino Team For Indie Movie

17th May 2007

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will co-star in the indie film Righteous Kill from Nu Image's Millennium Films and Emmett Furla Films, Daily Variety reported from the Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday). The trade...

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Opening Cannes Of Blueberry

16th May 2007

The 60th annual Cannes Film Festival opens tonight with the screening of director Wong Kar-wai's English-language My Blueberry Nights, starring Jude Law, Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz. A bevy of top Hollywood stars...

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Michael Moore Responds To Government Probe

15th May 2007

Michael Moore has hit back at the Bush administration, which has launched an investigation of his recent trip to Cuba, during which he took 9/11 responders to hospitals for treatment. The trip was filmed for...

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U.s. Launches Probe Of Moore's Trip To Cuba

10th May 2007

Appearing to bestow on him the kind of free publicity that has made Michael Moore the best-known and best paid documentary filmmaker in the business, the U.S. Treasury Department has notified the filmmaker that it...

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Tarantino Grinding Out New Version Of Horror Flick

30th April 2007

Grindhouse, the Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino homage to the horror films of the 1960's and '70s faces the prospect of a DVD release only in Britain, following its box-office failure in the U.S., the London Independent...

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Cannes Market Tosses Out Screeners; Substitutes Online Video

22nd March 2007

The Cannes Film Market, which is held annually in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival, plans to replace traditional DVD screeners with a broadband video-on-demand (VOD) tool this year through its website, Executive Director...

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New Production Center Unveiled In Hong Kong

22nd March 2007

Hoping to revitalize Hong Kong's moribund film industry, producer Wellington Fung announced the creation Wednesday of a new production company, Big Media, that he said will make 20 movies in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese over...

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300 Is Still Counting

19th March 2007

It may have seen a 56-percent drop in ticket sales from last weekend, but Warner Bros.' 300 nevertheless remained far ahead of its rivals at the box office in its second weekend with an estimated...

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Ocean's To Launch On Mediterranean

15th March 2007

Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Thirteen will have its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday), calling the screening "the latest evidence that the Hollywood-Cannes romance is in full bloom."...

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Liberal Pundit Schlesinger Dead At 89

1st March 2007

Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., one of the most visible faces of American liberalism on U.S. television news programs since the late '50s, died Wednesday in New York, the New York Times reported on its website...

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Frears To Head Cannes Jury

12th January 2007

British director Stephen Frears has been selected to preside as president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in May, festival organizers announced Thursday. Frears, whose latest film, The Queen, has received numerous awards...

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Movie Reviews: Marie Antoinette

20th October 2006

When Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinettewas screened for critics at the Cannes Film Festival last May, it was greeted by a thunder of boos, followed, after a pause, by a smattering of applause. That's pretty much...

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Award-winning Chinese Film Director Barred From Making More Films

5th September 2006

For premiering his latest movie Summer Palace at the Cannes Film Festival last May without receiving permission from the Chinese government, the country's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has barred award-winning director Lou...

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Studios Spending Big On Film Marketing Abroad

7th August 2006

Sony spent some $70 million to market The Da Vinci Code overseas, the New York Times reported today (Monday). The newspaper noted that marketing personnel at studios are studying carefully the cultural attitudes in foreign...

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Abc Critic Siegel And Director Kevin Smith Clash Over Clerks Ii

20th July 2006

Today's (Wednesday) New York Post prints director Kevin Smith's online rant over ABC critic Joel Siegel's noisy departure from a press screening of Smith's Clerks II. According to the newspaper's "Page Six" column, Siegel rose...

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Toronto Film Fest: Cannes Ii?

28th June 2006

Organizers of the 31st annual Toronto Film Festival, which opens on Sept. 7, unveiled a slate of films Tuesday that gave the Canadian festival the appearance of a rerun of May's Cannes Film Festival. Nearly...

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Murray Wants A Holiday.

17th June 2005

LOST IN TRANSLATION star BILL MURRAY resents having to promote movies at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL because he'd rather spend his time there on holiday. The 54-year-old actor was at this year's event pushing...

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Moore Launching Michigan Festival

8th June 2005

Controversial US director MICHAEL MOORE is launching a film festival in his home state of Michigan. Moore, who won the Palme D'Or for his anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 at the 2004 CANNES...

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Allen Laughs Off 'Sex And Violence' Claims

7th June 2005

Legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has laughed off claims his new film MATCH POINT is full of sex and violence. Allen's London-set drama stars Irish heart-throb JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and EMILY MORTIMER and premiered...

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Pele Considers Another Escape To Victory

26th May 2005

Soccer superstar PELE is in talks to bring cult movie ESCAPE TO VICTORY back to the big screen. The Brazilian sports hero starred in the hit 1981 film, about a fictitious soccer match between...

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Argento Left In Tears By Critical Reaction To Movie

23rd May 2005

ASIA ARGENTO was left "heartbroken" while publicising THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last year (04), because the movie received such appalling reviews. Argento, who was...

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Del Toro Rescues Cruz From Elevator

22nd May 2005

BENICIO DEL TORO has come to the rescue of PENELOPE CRUZ and her mother after they all got stuck in an elevator at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. The OSCAR-winning actor saved the...

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Owen: 'Sin City Violence Isn't An Issue'

22nd May 2005

Actor CLIVE OWEN is echoing SIN CITY creator FRANK MILLER in rubbishing fears the comic book thriller is too violent - he insists the movie is too full of humour for the brutality to be...

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Belgian Film Takes Palme D'or

22nd May 2005

Belgian movie L'ENFANT beat 20 other films to win the coveted Palme D'Or at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last night (21MAY05). L'Enfant, which has the English title of THE CHILD, was directed...

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Campbell Suffers $50,000 Birthday Robbery In Cannes

20th May 2005

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL had jewellery and clothes worth nearly $50,000 (GBP26,000) stolen from her while she celebrated her 35th birthday at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. A sneaky thief beat security, guarding the yacht she...

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Bond Girl Bares A Breast At Cannes

19th May 2005

Former BOND baddie SOPHIE MARCEAU has been left giggling after snappers caught a split-second wardrobe malfunction at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. The sexy French actress' loose-fitting green and black dress fell off...

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Miller: 'Movie Violence Does Not Affect Society'

19th May 2005

SIN CITY creator FRANK MILLER has hit out at reports suggesting violent films encourage anti-social behaviour among cinema-goers. The comic-book writer, who also co-directed the movie with ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, insists the brutal action seen...

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Von Trier Slams America

19th May 2005

Danish director LARS VON TRIER shocked crowds at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL yesterday (18MAY05), when he branded US President GEORGE W BUSH "an a**hole" and launched into a bitter tirade against globalisation. The DANCER...

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