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Stone: 'It's Fashionable To Hate My Movies'

18th August 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE expected negative criticism of his movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, because it's "fashionable" to hate his films. The 59-year-old movie-maker took considerable flak for his unsettling 1991 film JFK, which has toughened...

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Close Finish At Box Office

15th August 2006

The top of the weekend box office was crowded tightly as just over $3 million separated the leading three films. Sony's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby remained the No. 1 film for the...

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Cage Delighted To Finally Land Stone Collaboration

15th August 2006

NICOLAS CAGE is delighted with his performance in new 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER, because he feared he would never realise his ambition of working with director OLIVER STONE. The Oscar-winner feared PLATOON film-maker Stone...

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Talladega Nights Keeps Poll Position

14th August 2006

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby remained the frontrunner at the box office over the weekend, even as two challengers performed far better than expected. Talladega, starring Will Ferrell, took in an estimated $23...

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Talladega Nights Stays On Top Of Us Box Office

14th August 2006

WILL FERRELL's TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY is cruising at the top of the US box office, after taking $23 million (GBP12.8) during its second week in cinemas. Teen dancing drama STEP...

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Cage Stunned By World Trade Center Gift

12th August 2006

NICOLAS CAGE was left stunned at the premiere of his hard-hitting new film WORLD TRADE CENTER when the firefighter he portrayed on screen handed him a special 9/11 memento. Terrorist attack survivor JOHN MCLOUGHLIN was...

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Studio Fastens Seat Belt

11th August 2006

Paramount executives met urgently Thursday to consider their marketing strategy for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, which opened on Wednesday. The Associated Press reported that some executives had wanted to scale back advertising for the...

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Movie Reviews: World Trade Center

9th August 2006

Virtually every critic is remarking in reviews of Oliver Stone's World Trade Center that this is not your typical Oliver Stone movie. No conspiracies. No politics. No anger. No controversy. Indeed, writes Amy Biancolli in...

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Stone Considering Playboy Musical?

7th August 2006

OLIVER STONE has hinted he's planning a Playboy musical about the life of publishing tycoon HUGH HEFNER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director admits he's had enough of tough dramas, political sagas and harrowing epics and...

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Fascinating Fact 1902

7th August 2006

Movie maker OLIVER STONE was a classmate of PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Former presidential candidate JOHN KERRY was a year ahead of him at the famous 'Ivy League'...

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Stubborn Stone Plans Third Alexander Release

7th August 2006

OLIVER STONE is refusing to give up on his ALEXANDER flop - he's planning a third release of the historical epic. The film, which starred COLIN FARRELL as the historic leader, was a critical and...

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The Things They Say 2570

1st August 2006

"It's still Hollywood. But Oliver - it's to the point where he drives me crazy, is trying to get things right." New York police officer WILL JIMENO, whose experience of 9/11 has become the subject...

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Stone 9/11 Movie Makes Cover Of Newsweek

31st July 2006

Newsweek magazine is featuring a 3,200-word cover article by David Ansen about Oliver Stone's World Trade Center in is current (August 7) issue, in which the Newsweek critic concludes by remarking that it "celebrates the...

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Stone's Grateful For Second Chance

31st July 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE is grateful to be given the chance to work on upcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER after a string of box office flops. The controversial film-maker suffered professionally when a number of...

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Conservative Publicity Firm Backing Liberal Stone's Film

27th July 2006

Creative Response Systems, the publicity firm credited with devising the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign that attacked John Kerry's Vietnam war record in the last presidential race, has been successfully rallying support for Oliver...

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History-based Movies To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

27th July 2006

Movies based on historical events will take front and center at this year's Venice Film Festival -- and the stars that appear in them will be on hand for the screenings, festival officials indicated today...

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Stone To Donate 9/11 Movie Profits

27th July 2006

Director OLIVER STONE will donate 10 per cent of new movie WORLD TRADE CENTER's first five-day profits to 9/11 charities. The controversial movie, which stars NICOLAS CAGE, tells the story of the last two people...

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Fascinating Fact 1858

27th July 2006

Hollywood superstars including MERYL STREEP, SHARON STONE, NICOLAS CAGE, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and director OLIVER STONE will bring glamour to next month's (AUG06) Venice Film Festival in Italy. The stars will be attending the premieres of...

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Cage Plays On 'Regular Guy' For 9/11 Movie

25th July 2006

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE believes his "regular guy" persona will secure the success of controversial new 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER. The OLIVER STONE movie tells the story of the last two people found alive...

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Stone Defends World Trade Center As Widow Attacks Him

25th July 2006

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has defended his controversial new WORLD TRADE CENTER movie after the widow of a firefighter killed in the line of duty on 9/11 blasted the director for bringing the film to cinemas....

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Cage Reveals Method Behind 9/11 Role

25th July 2006

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE spent hours in a sense deprivation tank to understand exactly what his character in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER suffered. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE - tells the...

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Cage Defends 9/11 Film

25th July 2006

Academy Award-winner NICOLAS CAGE has hit out at criticisms his role in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER is insensitive to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE...

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Police 'Too Traumatised' To Watch Stone Movie

20th July 2006

Police and firefighters who risked their lives on September 11th 2001 have been invited to private screenings of OLIVER STONE's forthcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, although they have been warned the experience might prove traumatic....

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Fascinating Fact 1792

19th July 2006

Director OLIVER STONE likes to relax by drinking hallucinogenic tea ayahuasca.

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Henry Rollins' Talk Show Hopes

12th July 2006

Punk star-turned-actor HENRY ROLLINS is thrilled to have been given his own talk show because it finally gives him "a voice". The new show, which airs in the US, is called THE HENRY ROLLINS SHOW...

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9/11 Film-makers Slam 'Cashing In' Claims

9th July 2006

Film-makers working on OLIVER STONE's upcoming 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER have slammed claims they are cashing in on the 2001 terrorist attacks, insisting the movie is about heroism. World Trade Center, which stars NICOLAS...

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Studio Sues Student Over 'Identical' 9/11 Movie

23rd June 2006

A student who used a bootleg script of OLIVER STONE's upcoming 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER to shoot his own art project is being sued by studio Paramount Pictures. CHRIS MOUKARBEL has distributed his 12-minute...

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Douglas To Revisit Wall Street?

9th June 2006

MICHAEL DOUGLAS is set to reprise his role as GORDON GEKKO in the sequel to his hit movie WALL STREET, according to media reports in the US. The 61-year-old may even re-team with director...

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Stone Denies Coup Movie

23rd May 2006

Director OLIVER STONE has rubbished claims he is to make a movie about the 2002 Venezuela coup that briefly ousted President HUGO CHAVEZ. On Sunday (21MAY06) Chavez announced his government had given permission for the...

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9/11 Hero Convinced Gyllenhaal To Take Role

9th May 2006

The wife of a 11th September (01) victim convinced MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL to star in OLIVER STONE's WORLD TRADE CENTER, despite comments the actress made about America's 'responsibility' for the terrorist attack last year (05). The...

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