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Max Payne Fires Way To Us Box Office Summit

Videogame adaptation Max Payne has topped the US box office charts after its opening weekend on release.The action film, starring Mark Wahlberg, took a creditable $18 million (10.2 million) to debut at the top of...

By on 20 October 2008

Movie Reviews W.

Somewhat surprisingly W. has turned out to be director Oliver Stone's best-reviewed film in ages. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times awards it four stars and calls it "fascinating." And he suggests that unlike other...

Frost/nixon Stars At London Film Festival Opening

The stars of Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon will today attend the film's world premiere as the 52nd London Film Festival officially opens.Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, as well as Howard, will be in Leicester Square for...

By on 15 October 2008

Brolin 'Insulted' By Bush Offer

Actor JOSH BROLIN felt "insulted" when he was asked to play GEORGE W. BUSH in OLIVER STONE's new movie - because he is nothing like the U.S. president. Brolin stars as the outgoing American leader...

Brolin's Crotch Grabbing Catches On

OLIVER STONE has some great outtakes for the DVD release of his new GEORGE W. BUSH biopic W - his lead JOSH BROLIN insisted his co-stars break up serious scenes by flipping off the director...

Stone Denies Bush Malice

Director OLIVER STONE has dismissed suggestions his new movie W is an attempt to undermine U.S. president GEORGE BUSH's administration. The movie - starring Josh Brolin as the current leader - is due for release...

Stone: 'Bar Brawl Was Racially Charged'

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has hinted the summer (08) bar brawl that landed his W stars JOSH BROLIN and JEFFREY WRIGHT behind bars was racially charged. The director was with the two actors in Shreveport, Louisiana...

Brolin Developed An Appetite As Bush

JOSH BROLIN gobbled up sandwiches while playing U.S. leader GEORGE W. BUSH in OLIVER STONE's new biopic W after learning the President is a compulsive eater. The actor admits he ate 15 sandwiches in one...

Stone's W Fails To Impress Critics

OLIVER STONE's filmmaking skills have come under question after a series of noted movie critics were left unimpressed by his eagerly anticipated GEORGE W. BUSH biopic, W. The JFK moviemaker rushed to shoot and edit...

Stone Fears Bush Legacy Will Last

OLIVER STONE fears America will be "stuck" with GEORGE W. BUSH's policies for 20 years after he stands down as president. The director's biopic of Bush - simply titled W - is due to be...

Stone Says His Bush Film Will Be "Fair And True"

Director Oliver Stone says that he does not believe his upcoming W , a biographical comedy about President Bush, will appeal to "that radical 15 percent [of moviegoers] that hate Bush or the 15-20 percent...

Stone: 'Bush Is A Bully'

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE has branded U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH a "bully" for his treatment of journalists at press conferences. The director, whose biopic of the American leader W is due for release in November...

Stone: 'Bush Movie Is Not A Hatchet-job'

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE insists his biopic of GEORGE W. BUSH is not a "hatchet job" - and he wants viewers to see both sides of the U.S. president. The director's upcoming movie W is widely...

Batman Bale Was To Play Bush

BATMAN BEGINS star CHRISTIAN BALE was set to play U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH in OLIVER STONE's W - but dropped out at the last minute. The film is a satirical look at the outgoing...

Newton Feared Sack From Stone Movie

Actress THANDIE NEWTON feared she was going to be sacked from her role as CONDOLEEZZA RICE in OLIVER STONE'S upcoming GEORGE BUSH biopic W - because she took so long to get into character. The...

52nd London Film Festival Programme Confirmed

The lineup for the Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival has been confirmed this morning.Speaking in the Odeon West End, BFI artistic director Sandra Hebron revealed that the festival will open with the world premiere...

By on 10 September 2008

Brolin Was Terrified Of Tackling Bush

JOSH BROLIN turned down the role of GEORGE W. BUSH when it was first offered to him, and even gave director OLIVER STONE a list of actors who could play the U.S. president better than...

Actor Josh Brolin Arrested After Louisiana Bar Fight

Josh Brolin along with six other men was arrested this weekend after an alleged bar fight in Louisiana.The No Country for Old Men star was detained alongside Casino Royale actor Jeffrey Wright, his co-star in...

By on 14 July 2008

Oldman Rules Out Stone Collaboration

British actor GARY OLDMAN has sparked a war of words with director OLIVER STONE - insisting he has "lost his edge." Oliver cast Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald in his 1991 Oscar-winning film JFK. But...

Dreyfuss In Talks To Play Cheney

JAWS star RICHARD DREYFUSS is in negotiations to complete the all-star cast of OLIVER STONE's GEORGE W. BUSH biopic - and play Vice-President DICK CHENEY. Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks have already signed on to...

Stone Defends W Movie Against 'Scared' Critics

Director OLIVER STONE has defended his forthcoming GEORGE W. BUSH biopic against critics, insisting they are scared of taking on the U.S. president themselves. Stone fought a battle convincing Hollywood to help him make W,...

Stone: 'Hollywood Hates Bush'

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE struggled to cast his new GEORGE W. BUSH biopic W, because too many actors loathe the U.S. president. The director claims most of the people he approached to take roles in the...

Stone Went Outside The U.s. For Bush Movie Sponsors

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE turned to investors in China, Germany and Australia to finance his forthcoming movie W, about U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH. The director, a Democrat supporter, insisted on turning to oversees financiers to...

Stone's Bush Film Hit By Script Leak

OLIVER STONE's new movie chronicling U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH's time in office has been hit by a leaked script - despite movie bosses' best efforts to keep the plot secret. The film, titled W,...

Stone's Bush Film Gets A Start Date

OLIVER STONE's GEORGE W. BUSH movie will be released while the U.S. President is still in office. Lionsgate studio bosses have confirmed W will start filming in Louisiana on Monday (12May08), and the movie will...

Oliver Stone: George Bush Movie Is 'Capra-esque'

Oliver Stone has described his upcoming film W, about the life of US president George Bush, as a "Capra-esque" tale.Having courted controversy with his films about Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy, Stone is to...

By on 09 May 2008

Gruffud And Newton Set For Stone's W

Welsh actor IOAN GRUFFUD is set to play former British Prime Minster TONY BLAIR in the new OLIVER STONE movie W. The star is also joined by actress Thandie Newton in the film, based on...

C. Thomas Howell + Brolin To Play Bush

A day after the cast was set for OLIVER STONE's upcoming political biopic of U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH, C. THOMAS HOWELL has signed up to play the American leader in a comedy. While No...

Elizabeth Banks 'In Final Talks' To Play Laura Bush

Scrubs actress Elizabeth Banks is reportedly in final talks to play Laura Bush in a new film about the US president.According to Variety, 34-year-old Banks is close to signing on to star as the First...

By on 26 March 2008

Stone Devastated By Pinkville Postponement

Director OLIVER STONE was devastated when his latest movie project PINKVILLE was postponed indefinitely - because it put hundreds of people out of work just before Christmas (07). The film, which was due to star...

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