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Cloverfield Is A Godzilla Of A Hit

Cloverfield turned out to be not quite the equal of 1998's Godzilla in its opening weekend, but the monster movie nevertheless became the biggest hit of the year as it took in $41 million domestically....

Movie Reviews: Cassadra's Dream

Critics are suggesting that Woody Allen has plunged off the track again with Cassandra's Dream. While acknowledging that the movie is "perfectly watchable," Kevin Crust in the Los Angeles Times observes that it's nothing to...

Allen Dismisses Johansson Collaboration Reports

Legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has denied reports he is teaming up with SCARLETT JOHANSSON for a new New York-based movie. Johansson, who has starred in recent Allen films Match Point and Scoop, was said to...

Johansson To Make Directorial Debut

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is to make her directorial debut when she teams up with WOODY ALLEN to take charge of new movie NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU. The actress will take on her first behind-the-scenes role...

Allen, Friedkin + Cronenberg To Direct Operas

Movie directors WOODY ALLEN, WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and DAVID CRONENBERG will each direct a production for the Los Angeles Opera in the 2008/09 season. Allen will oversee Gianni Schicchi, one of three one-act operas that make...

Atwell Surprised By Allen Casting

British actress HAYLEY ATWELL was stunned to land a part in WOODY ALLEN movie CASSANDRA'S DREAM, after a "miserable", "nasty" and "horrible" audition process. The 25-year-old newcomer was convinced she had flunked the try-out, the...

Farrell's Struggle Working With Allen

COLLIN FARRELL took offence to WOODY ALLEN's directing style on new film CASSANDRA'S DREAM - deeming his approach to moviemaking too demanding. The Irish actor plays a brother to Ewan MCGregor's character in the movie,...

Gervais Turned Down Woody Allen

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the chance to star in a WOODY ALLEN movie, after discovering the director had cast minor British TV stars. The Office star accuses the legendary film maker of being seduced...

Allen Returns To New York

WOODY ALLEN is abandoning his globe-trotting film making exercise to direct a new movie in his native New York. After shooting exclusively in Manhattan for all his career, Allen turned his back on the Big...

Stars Shoot Short Movies For Striking Writers

A host of movie stars including SEAN PENN, WOODY ALLEN, TIM ROBBINS and HOLLY HUNTER have pledged their support for striking members of the writing union by shooting a series of short films. The clips...

Allen Says Adios To Spain

Woody Allen has canceled plans to film his next movie in Spain after controversy arose over funding that the film was expected to receive from the city of Barcelona and regional authorities. The funding reportedly...

Allen Quits Spanish Film Shoot

Filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has quit shooting his new movie in Barcelona over continued disagreements with locals upset that the film would be partially funded by public money. Spaniards were outraged when it was announced that...

Allen's Cruz Obsession

WOODY ALLEN was so infatuated with PENELOPE CRUZ on the set of VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, he was reduced to a stuttering mess in her presence. Allen wrote a part in the movie specially for Cruz...

Gervais Refuses To Work With Allen

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the chance to work with celebrated director WOODY ALLEN - because he is convinced the filmmaker has lost his ability to produce good movies. The creator of the U.K.'s...

Allen Denies Johansson Is His Muse

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN is bemused when actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is deemed his "muse" - because it simply isn't true. The 71-year-old has cast the Lost In Translation star in three of his most recent...

Allen: 'Europe Suits Me Better Than U.s.'

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN has turned his back on Hollywood for good - because the U.S. movie industry is disrespectful of his creativity. The 71-year-old spent decades working in New York, but has since chosen...

Farrell's Son Has Special Needs

Actor Colin Farrell has talked of the difficulties of raising his son James, who has special needs.The four-year-old has a rare form of cerebral palsy called Angelman Syndrome, which can affect his motor skills and...

By on 16 October 2007

Allen Surprised He's Considered Influential

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN is amazed he's considered a legend of the movie business, because he doesn't think his films have been influential. The 71-year-old, who has three Academy Awards, always felt the movies of...

Allen Banned From Casting 'Loose Cannons' Ryder And Downey

WOODY ALLEN was banned from casting WINONA RYDER and ROBERT DOWNEY JR for his 2002 movie MELINDA AND MELINDA, because no-one would insure the troubled stars. Ryder had only just been convicted of felony grand...

Allen Movie To Make North American Debut At Toronto Film Festival

Director WOODY ALLEN is set to unveil his latest film CASSANDRA'S DREAM to North America at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which stars Ewan MCGregor and Colin Farrell as brothers, makes its...

Allen Angers The Spanish

Director WOODY ALLEN has angered the Spanish public by gaining large filming grants for shooting his new film in Barcelona. Officials in the city have allocated $1.36 million (GBP680,000) to help fund the film, as...

Woody Allen Movie To Get UK Release

Academy-award winning director WOODY ALLEN's new film CASSANDRA'S DREAM will get a U.K. release, his spokesman has confirmed. The drama, which stars Ewan MCGregor and Colin Farrell as brothers, will not follow in the footsteps...

Film Legend Ingmar Bergman Dead At 89

Ingmar Bergman, one of the world's most influential -- and revered -- directors of the century died today (Monday) on Faro Island, Sweden at the age of 89. The cause of death was not immediately...

Bono Gets Handfuls Of Praise From Cruz

U2 singer BONO has been snapped hand-in-hand with actress PENELOPE CRUZ, seemingly without his wife ALI HEWSON.The Irish rock star, 47, was photographed holding hands with Cruz on a beach in Saint Tropez and in...

By on 27 July 2007

Scarlett Happy To Wear Nothing For Woody

Stunning actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has ditched the glamour to make sure she is part of WOODY ALLEN's next movie.The 22-year-old beauty is on set in Barcelona without make-up or fabulous dresses in order to sacrifice...

By on 11 July 2007

Allen To Direct Opera

Filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has shocked fans with the announcement he is to direct an opera in California. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, general director of the Los Angeles opera, has invited Allen to direct an epic...

Pacino's Woody Allen Dream

AL PACINO has called out to film maker WOODY ALLEN to cast him in his next movie. The actor confesses working with the director is a secret ambition - and he's waiting by the phone...

Woody Allen For Dr Who

Legendary film director, actor and comic Woody Allen will soon be joining Doctor Who in the Tardis, the Sun reports.Allen, who has clocked an amazing three Oscars over his 57-year showbiz career, is thought to...

By on 15 May 2007

Striking Scarlett Named World's Sexiest Woman

World sexiest women polls are normally a bloke's domain but when girls get to vote, starlet Scarlett leads the way.The 22-year-old topped the Glamour magazine poll which asked 5,000 women to name the sexiest star...

By on 10 April 2007

Johansson Wins Sexiest Body Award

Hollywood beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON has been hailed as having the sexiest body in the world. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star, who was once described as "criminally sexy" by director WOODY ALLEN, came top in a...

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