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Movie Reviews Up

14th May 2009

Film critics attending the Cannes Film Festival, who ordinarily hone their scathes on the opening-night film (in 2006 The Da Vinci Code , the last U.S. film to open the festival, was loudly booed at...

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Singapore Raises Investment In Films

13th May 2009

Singapore has used the Cannes Film Festival as an unusual platform to announce a government-backed $156-million media investment program. The Media Development Authority said on Tuesday that the funds will be in addition to the...

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Who Pays For 3d Glasses?

13th May 2009

The major movie studios and theater owners may have reached an equitable agreement on digital projection in which the studios pay theaters a "virtual print" fee -- essentially the same amount that they would have...

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Cannes Film Market Healthy

13th May 2009

Jérôme Paillard, who oversees Cannes's Marché du Film, the business end of the Cannes Film Festival, maintained that contrary to distressing reports of studio marketing cutbacks at Cannes and fewer hotel and yacht rentals in...

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Animation Comes Of Age At Cannes

13th May 2009

The Cannes Film Festival opened today (Wednesdy) on a high note, both literally and figuratively, with the screening of Disney/Pixar's Up for the press in the morning and the invitational screening this evening. There appeared...

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Cannes Applies Makeup

12th May 2009

The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival is due to open on Wednesday with a screening of Disney/Pixar's Up . And while the usual last-minute preparations were underway at the Festival Palace, with workers laying new...

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Venic To Honor Pixar

11th May 2009

Yet another leading European film festival is set to honor the geniuses behind Disney-Pixar's computer-animated movies. The Venice Film Festival said over the weekend that the newly created 3D versions of Toy Story and Toy...

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Weinsteins Seek To Halt Cannes Screening

28th April 2009

The Weinstein Company may attempt to prevent Lionsgate from screening Precious , which received the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year, in the Un Certain Regard section...

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Cannes Competitors To Receive Online Showcase

23rd April 2009

Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, has offered the festival's website as a showcase for the first five minutes of each of the 20 films participating in this year's competition. In a statement,...

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Cannes Film Festival Names Competing Films

23rd April 2009

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...

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Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

23rd April 2009

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...

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Inglorious Basterds 'Heading For Cannes'

2nd April 2009

The forthcoming QUENTIN TARANTINO film INGLORIOUS BASTERDS it set to be shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May, it has been revealed.Featuring the acting talent of BRAD PITT, MIKE MYERS and DIANE...

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Director Grey Blasts His Star, Joaquin Phoenix

27th March 2009

Director James Grey is blaming Joaquin Phoenix for the box-office failure of his recent movie, Two Lovers , which has taken in just $1.63 million after five weeks in limited release, despite largely positive reviews...

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Japan Dominates Asian Film Awards

24th March 2009

Japanese filmmakers dominated the winners' list at the Asian Film Awards Monday, with Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata taking the best film award. (It also received the jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section of...

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Director Scott Receives Bfi Fellowship

21st March 2009

Acclaimed British director Ridley Scott has become the 62nd recipient of a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship, it has been announced.Scott, who directed Thelma and Louise and Gladiator, joins big names such as Clint Eastwood,...

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Animated Movie To Open Cannes For First Time

20th March 2009

Disney/Pixar's Up will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 13, becoming the first animated film as well as the first 3D film ever to open...

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Romanian Abortion Drama Wins Bbc World Cinema Prize

28th January 2009

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days has been named as the winner of the BBC4 World Cinema award.Cristian Mungiu's film, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 2007, collected another prize...

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Mafia Movie Gomorrah Misses Out In Oscar Race

14th January 2009

Acclaimed Italian film Gomorrah will not be named best foreign language film at the 2009 Oscars, it has been confirmed.The Academy today announced its shortlist of nine nominees for the award, with Matteo Garrone's expose...

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Isabelle Huppert Named President Of Cannes Jury

2nd January 2009

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been confirmed as the president of the jury for next year's Cannes Film Festival.The 55-year-old, a two-time winner of the best actress prize at the prestigious festival, succeeds Sean Penn...

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Movie Reviews Changeling

31st October 2008

Clint Eastwood's Changeling received mostly solid reviews for the director and for Angelina Jolie, its star, when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May. They do not fare so well with the U.S....

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Soderbergh: Cleo Will Be Like An Elvis Musical

26th October 2008

Steven Soderbergh has said his planned film about Cleopatra will be similar to "an Elvis musical".It was reported earlier this week that the Ocean's Eleven director hopes to pair the Catherine Zeta Jones with Hugh...

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Ultimatum Was Not The End For Jason Bourne

17th October 2008

A fourth Jason Bourne film seems even more of a certainty after a screenwriter was signed to pen the next flick in the franchise.Oscar-winner Matt Damon has played the amnesiac secret agent on three occasions,...

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Movie Reviews Blindness

3rd October 2008

Director Fernando Meirelles, who reportedly reworked Blindness after it was savaged by critics at the Cannes Film Festival last May -- and who has been under attack in recent days by organizations of the blind,...

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Palme D'or Winner The Class In Running For Oscar

19th September 2008

The Class, the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, is to represent France for next year's foreign language film Oscar.Laurent Cantet's film follows the lives of a Parisian school's inhabitants...

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Audrey Tautou To Play Coco Chanel In New Biopic

27th August 2008

Audrey Tautou is to star as fashion legend Coco Chanel in an upcoming biopic, it has been confirmed.The Amelie actress will play the iconic designer in Coco Avant Channel, a Warner Bros production set for...

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Cannes Winner To Open New York Film Festival

17th July 2008

Entre les Murs ( The Class ), the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at his year's Cannes Film Festival, has been selected to open the 46th New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, the...

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Cannes Winner To Open New York Film Festival

17th July 2008

Entre les Murs ( The Class ), the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at his year's Cannes Film Festival, has been selected to open the 46th New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, the...

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Jack Black To Return To Class For School Of Rock Sequel

14th July 2008

Jack Black will return to the classroom for a sequel to School of Rock, it has been confirmed.Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel to its 2003 hit, with Black, director Richard Linklater and producer Scott...

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Eastwood To Lee: Shut Your Face

10th June 2008

Spike Lee has responded to Clint Eastwood's criticism of his two films about the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. At the Cannes Film Festival...

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Clint Eastwood Says Spike Lee Should 'Shut His Face'

6th June 2008

Clint Eastwood has reacted angrily to Spike Lee's claim that there were too few black actors in Eastwood's films.Lee had criticised Eastwood's second world war movies Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima...

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