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Ben Affleck Up Against Steven Spielberg For Directors Guild Of America Honour

8th January 2013

Ben Affleck will fight it out with seasoned filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow and Tom Hooper for the Directors Guild of America's top prize after landing an Outstanding Directing nomination for Argo.The actor-turned-moviemaker...

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Zero Dark Thirty Triumphs At New York Film Critics Circle Awards

8th January 2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' has been honoured by the New York Film Critics Circle.The prestigious group of 60 film buffs branded the gritty drama about the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden the Best Film of 2012,...

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Zero Dark Thirty Dominates Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

8th January 2013

Kathryn Bigelow's critically-acclaimed movie Zero Dark Thirty has continued to make its presence felt during Hollywood's awards season by scooping four top honours at Canada's Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday (07Jan13).The drama, based...

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Kathryn Bigelow And Lena Dunham Named Top Stars Of 2013

7th January 2013

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter/actress Lena Dunham have been named among a list of stars tipped for great success in 2013.They have both been included on the list of The 100 People to Watch...

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Zero Dark Thirty Continues To Fuel Torture Debate

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th January 2013

Zero Dark Thirty, the dark and supposedly realistic expose of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, used in the hunt and eventual capture of Osama Bin Laden, has prompted an unexpectedly heated response.After the CIA panned...

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Just A Film? 'Zero Dark Thirty' Dispute Just Got Serious

By Michael West | 4th January 2013

The furore surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' has taken a surprise turn, with senators Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain questioning whether the CIA deliberately misled Bigelow and her...

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Zero Dark Thirty In Trouble With The Senate Intelligence Committee

By Lorna Greville  | 3rd January 2013

The controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's latest movie Zero Dark Thirty has remained fairly tame - with critics and others questioning its use of torture - but now it's in real trouble as the Senate Intelligence...

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Jessica Chastain Is Proud Of Zero Dark Thirty's Feminist Message

3rd January 2013

Jessica Chastain thinks 'Zero Dark Thirty' has a feminist message.The 35-year-old actress was shocked to see a woman at the centre of Katherine Bigelow's Golden Globe nominated film in which she plays real life CIA...

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Don't The Cia Have More Pressing Matters Than Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty?

By Michael West | 24th December 2012

The CIA have entered the fiery debate surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's latest movie Zero Dark Thirty, claiming the Hollywood portrayal of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden "departs from reality" in significant ways. In a strange...

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Head Of Cia Objects Against Portrayal In Zero Dark Thirty

By Victoria Pavlova | 22nd December 2012

With Zero Dark Thirty already established as one of the year’s most popular releases and drawing in the holiday crowds, a number of criticisms have arisen nonetheless.These have been directed at the film’s factual inaccuracies...

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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

By Staff Writer | 21st December 2012

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...

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Zero Dark Thirty: An Oscar Shoe-in?

By Joe Wilde | 21st December 2012

2012 may not even be over yet, but that hasn't stop every man and his dog from talking about the Oscars and who will win what. Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's latest Middle Eastern war...

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Have Zero Dark Thirty's Oscar Chances Been Dashed? Senators Blast The Film As "Grossly Inaccurate"

By Joe Wilde | 20th December 2012

Zero Dark Thirty may not be Oscar 2013's The Hurt Locker after all, as the film has been heavily criticised by a number of American politicians who have described the film as, amongst other things,...

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Jessica Chastain Winning Plaudits For Zero Dark Thirty

20th December 2012

Jessica Chastain is up for two awards for her role in 'Zero Dark Thirty'.The 35-year-old actress plays a real-life CIA agent who had a crucial role helping track down Al-Quaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and...

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Kathryn Bigelow Defends Zero Dark Thirty's Torture Scenes

20th December 2012

Filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have defended the depiction of torture in their new movie Zero Dark Thirty following heavy criticism from several U.S. politicians.The movie, based on the real life hunt for terrorist...

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John Mccain Slams Zero Dark Thirty For "Grossly Inaccurate" Torture Scenes

By Michael West | 20th December 2012

Three Senate leaders - including the former Presidential candidate John McCain - have condemned Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar tipped movie Zero Dark Thirty for its "grossly inaccurate and misleading" torture scenes. The film is a dramatization...

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Has The Controversial Zero Dark Thirty Won Over The American Critics?

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th December 2012

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty follows her Oscar winning work on The Hurt Locker - a film that broached serious subjects and put them on the silver screen. Her latest effort - which is being...

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Bret Easton Ellis Writes Apology Letter To Kathryn Bigelow

19th December 2012

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has written an open letter to director Kathryn Bigelow to apologise for making scathing remarks about her on novelist/screenwriter incurred the wrath of followers on the social networking...

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Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow Urges Viewers To Overlook Torture Controversy

By Hayley Avron | 18th December 2012

Kathryn Bigelow’s new movie Zero Dark Thirty is a “complex look” at the hunt for the al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. In an interview with Reuters, the Oscar winning director reveals that the movie...

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Ricky Sekhon Plays Osama Bin Laden In Zero Dark Thirty, It's A 'Story That Needed To Be Told'

By Lorna Greville  | 18th December 2012

Ricky Sekhon has been cast as a "terrorist, drug dealer, drug addict, heavy, henchman, large man, very tall man", a list of roles that would imply he'd been type cast largely on his appearance as...

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Final Zero Dark Thirty Trailer Released

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th December 2012

After the ideological flick about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden nabbed four Golden Globe nominations last Thrusday, the final trailer for Zero Dark Thirty was released yesterday.The film, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, tells the...

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Does Zero Dark Thirty Tell Us Something We Don't Want To Hear About Torture?

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th December 2012

Kathryn Bigelow's latest offering, Zero Dark Thirty, has scored well with the critics, and is likely to prove a success as we move in to awards season, but does the film's depiction of torture represent...

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Controversy Surrounds Zero Dark Thirty Despite Golden Globes Nominations

By Lorna Greville  | 13th December 2012

The war in the Middle East is a touchy subject in general conversation, let alone on the big screen where it has the power to inspire and influence a vast audience. Kathryn Bigelow's latest movie,...

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Joel Edgerton Set For Jane's Got A Gun

12th December 2012

Joel Edgerton is in talks to star in 'Jane's Got a Gun'.The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor looks likely to join Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender in 'We Need To Talk about Kevin' director Lynne Ramsey's...

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Zero Dark Thirty Generating Early Award Buzz

By Staff Writer | 11th December 2012

While Zero Dark Thirty’s theatrical release isn’t for another week (December 19), critics seem to be tripping over their feet to praise the film. The drama, which centers around the search for Osama bin Laden,...

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Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big At Washington D.c. Area Film Critics Association

10th December 2012

Director Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty has chalked up another industry honour after it was named Best Picture by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.The action drama chronicles the decade-long manhunt for terrorist leader...

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A Week In Movies Feat: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty, Tom Hooper, Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Martin Freeman And More!

By Staff Writer | 7th December 2012

Awards season kicked off in earnest this week with two major critical bodies - New York Critics and the National Board of Review - both naming the Osama bin Laden raid thriller Zero Dark Thirty...

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Bret Easton Ellis Picks On Kathryn Bigelow, Calls Her 'Overrated'

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th December 2012

Bret Easton Ellis, since forging a reputation as an excellent author, has soured that perception somewhat by launching into some rather unsavoury twitter rants that reek of bitterness. His latest target is Kathryn Bigelow, the...

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Bret Easton Ellis: Katherine Bigelow Is Overrated

7th December 2012

Bret Easton Ellis has slammed 'Zero Dark Thirty' director Katherine Bigelow.The opinionated writer claims Oscar-winning filmmaker Katherine - who made history in 2010 by becoming the first female to win Best Director for 'The Hurt...

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Bitter Bret Easton Ellis, Are Kathryn Bigelow's Movies "Ok Junk"?

By Lorna Greville  | 7th December 2012

Having not released any decent literature for nigh on a decade (Lunar Park was average and The Canyons, a screenplay, is yet to see the light of day), Bret Easton Ellis has descended into pits...

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