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Howard Blasts Vatican Over Movie Shoot

Director RON HOWARD has accused Vatican officials of deliberately sabotaging filming of his upcoming movie ANGELS & DEMONS. The film, based on author Dan Brown's book of the same name, stars Tom Hanks as a Harvard...

Foxx Offered Howard Video Cameo At Obama's Inauguration

Moviemaker RON HOWARD was shocked to be offered a cameo role in one of JAMIE FOXX's music videos - because he was busy celebrating U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration at the time. Howard was enjoying the...

Who's The Angel? Who's The Demon?

A full-scale battle has been joined between producer-director Ron Howard on one side and William Donohue, head of the Catholic League, the largest Catholic lay organization in the U.S., with about 100,000 members. On Tuesday...

Howard Defends Angels & Demons Against Catholic Outrage

Moviemaker RON HOWARD has reached out to the Catholic church before the release of his controversial blockbuster ANGELS & DEMONS - insisting even the most devout believers will enjoy the film. Angels & Demons is the...

Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins Best Director Oscar

Danny Boyle has won the best director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy awards.The Trainspotting helmer followed his Bafta and Golden Globe awards with his first Oscar at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Oscar Nominees Announced

Hollywood's strategy of releasing its more "artistic" films in December so that they would be fresh in the minds of Oscar voters, appeared to have paid off in spades when nominations were announced early today...

Benjamin Button Leads Oscar Field With 13 Nominations

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the frontrunner for the 2009 Oscars, having been nominated 13 times.David Fincher's adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born with the body of...

By on 22 January 2009

Academy Award Nominees To Be Unveiled

The nominees for the 2009 Academy awards are to be revealed in Beverly Hills later today.Favourites for success at the 81st Oscars include Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire, British actress Kate Winslet and the late...

By on 22 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Is Critics' Choice

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire , which has been piling up more pre-Oscar awards than any other film, added another on Thursday from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. At its Critics Choice awards ceremony in Santa...

Dark Knight, Man On Wire And Wall-e Up For Pga Awards

The Dark Knight, Man on Wire and Wall-E have all been unveiled as nominees for the 2009 Producers' Guild of America (PGA) awards.Having lain waste to box office records, Warner Bros' The Dark Knight has...

By on 06 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Over London Film Critics

Danny Boyle's inspiring drama Slumdog Millionaire is the frontrunner at the London Critics' Circle film awards, it has been announced.The story of a boy from the slums of Mumbai who finds himself one question away...

By on 18 December 2008

Movie Reviews Frost/nixon

It's a movie with the stolid title Frost/Nixon , and it's about a series of interviews that aired in 90-minute segments in 1977 between British celebrity interviewer David Frost and the disgraced former President Richard...

Frost/nixon And Benjamin Button Up For Five Golden Globes

Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are the frontrunners for the 2009 Golden Globes, with five nominations each.Both films are named in the best drama category while their leading men are up for...

By on 11 December 2008

Howard Felt 'Betrayed' By Nixon

FROST/NIXON director RON HOWARD felt let down by former U.S. President RICHARD NIXON - because the filmmaker had once voted for him. Howard's new film is based on a series of interviews Nixon gave to...

Clooney Snubbed Over Frost/nixon

GEORGE CLOONEY was desperate to direct new political movie FROST/NIXON - but was snubbed in favour of filmmaker RON HOWARD. British writer, Peter Morgan, who penned the play on which the movie is based, has...

Howard Hesitated On Obama Video

Director RON HOWARD nearly scrapped his plans for a pro-BARACK OBAMA video before he even began filming - because he was convinced celebrities had no place in politics. The moviemaker reprised his role as Opie...

Howard Shot Secret Scenes In Vatican - Despite Ban

Director RON HOWARD defied a ban by the Catholic Church to shoot scenes for new movie ANGELS + DEMONS within the holy Vatican City. After the controversy surrounding Howard's 2006 adaptation of Dan Brown novel...

Howard Shot Secret Scenes In Vatican - Despite Ban

Director RON HOWARD defied a ban by the Catholic Church to shoot scenes for new movie ANGELS + DEMONS within the holy Vatican City. After the controversy surrounding Howard's 2006 adaptation of Dan Brown novel...

Howard Praises 'Authentic And True' Jolie

Moviemaker RON HOWARD has hailed ANGELINA JOLIE's valiant efforts as a working actress and mother of six - praising the Hollywood beauty for coping with such "huge undertakings". Howard, who was a producer on the...

Howard Hated Acting For Obama Video

Former HAPPY DAYS star RON HOWARD hated reprising his most famous acting roles for a pro-BARACK OBAMA video - and he can't wait to have it pulled from the Internet now the presidential race is...

Howard Banned From Filming In Catholic Churches

DA VINCI CODE director RON HOWARD had to shoot the movie's forthcoming prequel using imitations of the Catholic churches in the storyline - after the Vatican banned him from all of its holy buildings. The...

Toby Jones: The Bad Guys Are The Best

Acclaimed British actor Toby Jones has admitted he relished playing controversial presidential guru Karl Rove in Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic W.Rove was special adviser to Bush and his father during their many election campaigns...

By on 26 October 2008

Happy Days Stars Return For Pro-obama Video

HAPPY DAYS stars HENRY WINKLER and RON HOWARD have reprised their roles in the beloved TV hit for a new FunnyOrDie.com video. Winkler returns as The Fonz and Howard as Richie Cunningham in a new...

London Film Festival Opens With Frost/nixon Premiere

The stars of Frost/Nixon have attended the film's world premiere in Leicester Square as the 52nd BFI London Film Festival got underway.Veteran broadcaster David Frost joined the man playing him on the big screen, Michael...

By on 16 October 2008

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

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

Hanks + Howard Not Welcome In Rome Churches

TOM HANKS and director RON HOWARD have been forbidden from filming in two Roman churches by religious leaders. The pair is making the prequel to controversial film The Da Vinci Code in the Italian city...

Robert Downey Jr To Swap Comics For Cowboys And Aliens

Robert Downey Jr is reportedly in talks to star in Cowboys and Aliens, a self-explanatory popcorn movie planned for a 2010 release.According to Variety, the Iron Man actor is in negotiations with Dreamworks and Universal...

By on 16 June 2008

Bryce Dallas Howard In Terminator 4 Talks

Bryce Dallas Howard is in discussions to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg in McG's Terminator sequel, reports claim.Gainsbourg, who starred alongside Heath Ledger in I'm Not There, had been set to play the wife of John Connor...

By on 02 June 2008

Ewan Mcgregor To Take To The Skies In Amelia Biopic

Ewan McGregor has signed on to join the cast of upcoming aviation biopic Amelia.The Scottish actor is star as Gene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal, in Mira Nair's film about Amelia Earhart, the pioneering...

By on 27 May 2008

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