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MOVIE REVIEW – Another Year

MOVIE REVIEW – Another Year

LOS ANGELES – On the surface, Mike Leigh makes movies about the humdrum lives of ordinary people, but there’s nothing humdrum about the psychological revelations he brings forth, and his people are far too acutely observed to seem ordinary.
His latest movie, “Another Year,” is a quintessential Mike Leigh performance. It deepens as it goes along until, in the end, in its final close-up, it overwhelms. Leigh’s movies have a way of sneaking up on you. The mundane morphs into

Lohan released from rehab

Lindsay Lohan’s mother has confirmed the actress left rehab on Monday morning. Dina Lohan reveals the ‘Mean Girls’ star was released from a California clinic after completing her treatment for substance abuse.
The 24-year-old actress was ordered to serve three months in rehab last year after breaching her probation relating to a 2007 DUI conviction. She remains on probation and is due back in court for a progress hearing on 25 February. Lohan’s rehab stint has not been without

LaBeouf for ‘Pinkville’ reboot?

Director Oliver Stone wants Shia Labeouf to head to the battlefield and lead the cast of his previously shelved Vietnam War drama ‘Pinkville’.
The filmmaker’s project was due to begin production in December 2007 with Channing Tatum as the male lead, but it was put on hold indefinitely as a result of a strike by members of the Writers Guild of America that year.
However,Stone is keen to kick start work on the movie and has now tipped his ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

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Ex-wife barges in Adnan’s house

DELHI – For Pakistani singer-composer Adnan Sami and his estranged wife, UAE citizen Sabah Galadari, the New Year has begun with yet another altercation. The question now is, which of the two orders will take precedence – the Enforcement Directorate order in accordance with FEMA, confiscating the flats bought by Sami in Oberoi Sky Garden, Mumbai, or the Bombay HC order granting interim relief to Sabah.
The latest episode began around noon on Sunday when Sabah, armed with the HC

Murdered model provides real-life drama for Bollywood

NEW DELHI – A new Bollywood film comes out this week based on the real-life murder of a fashion model by the son of a leading lawmaker, in a case that cast a spotlight on the corrupt nexus of police and politics. “No One Killed Jessica” tracks the fight for justice for Jessica Lal, who was working as a celebrity barmaid at a fashionable New Delhi restaurant in 1999 when she was gunned down for refusing to serve a customer a drink.
The prime suspect, Manu Sharma, whose father

Dev Anand gets Hollywood help

Barry Sandrew, the founder of Legend films that specializes in coloring few of the best Hollywood black and white films is very impressed by Dev Anand’s classic ‘Hum Dono’.
Legend films has colored the black and white version of film ‘Hum Dono’ with the most advanced technology in US. The film has been colored using 65,000 colors while ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Naya Daur’ had used the color scheme of 16 and 32 colors respectively. Legend films have colorized films like ‘Holiday Inn’,

Ramsay held at gunpoint

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was doused in petrol and held at gunpoint as he tried to uncover the dark world of illegal shark fin trading for a new TV show.
The Hell’s Kitchen star was shooting scenes for Big Fish Fight when he confronted gangsters in Costa Rica who had slaughtered thousands of sharks to sell their sought-after fins. But Ramsay was left terrified when the gang kept their guns trained on him and his TV crew before throwing fuel over him.
He was later

Lopez doesn’t pay taxes

Hollywood couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have reportedly been hit with a tax lien of USD 3.4 million. Within a span of three months the “Jenny from the Block” hitmaker’s husband was hit with back bills of USD 1.8 and USD 1.6 million for unpaid taxes on their Long Island estate, reports an entertainment website.
Incidentally, this is not the first time that Anthony has courted trouble with tax officials. In 2007, he was hit with USD 2.5 million in back tax bills, a

Did Jackson kill himself? Pre-trial hearing due in LA

LOS ANGELES – Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s personal doctor will argue that he killed himself, prosecutors claimed ahead of a pre-trial hearing Tuesday into the pop icon’s death. The case centers on the role of Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist who faces charges of involuntary manslaughter over the June 25, 2009 death of the “King of Pop.” Jackson died at age 50 from drug-induced respiratory arrest.
At the preliminary hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will

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NASA chiefs slam ‘absurd’ 2012

NEW YORK – NASA scientists have named John Cusack’s blockbuster 2012 as the most “absurd” sci-fi film of all time. Experts at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Science and Entertainment Exchange have put together a list of the least plausible science fiction movies ever made, and the big budget 2009 picture came top.
The film, which depicted earth besieged by natural disasters, featured ahead of two more ‘end-of-the-world’ movies – 2003’s ‘The

‘Dhobi Ghat’ pokes fun at Salman

Perfectionist Aamir Khan has taken a dig at Salman Khan once again. After having made indirect references to Salman in Imran Khan starrer ‘Jaane Tu…’ song ‘Pappu can’t dance’, the talented actor has made yet another sleazy reference to his flamboyant contemporary in his upcoming flick ‘Dhobi Ghat’. Pratik Babbar, who plays one of the protagonists in the film sports Salman’s trademark bracelet. Moreover, he also portrays a character who is obsessed with body-building.
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Marie’s autopsy ‘inconclusive’

An autopsy performed on the body of late soul star Teena Marie has failed to determine the cause of her death, and her family will now have to wait up to six weeks for the results of toxicology tests.
The singer/songwriter passed away in her sleep at her home in Pasadena, California over the holiday weekend. Officials looking into her death initially suggested she may have died of natural causes, but a post-mortem examination carried out this week hasn’t provided any firm

Timberlake’s tracks leaked online

Justin Timberlake has given his fans renewed hope he is about to relaunch his music career after a previously unheard track leaked online.
The pop superstar has been taking an extended break from music to concentrate on making movies, with roles in the critically-acclaimed ‘The Social Network’ and kids’ film ‘Yogi Bear’.
Timberlake recently admitted he hopes to return to music eventually, but currently has no plans to record another album. However, fans have been sent into


LOS ANGELES – The Debt traces fictional events taking place in 1965 as three young Mossad agents are charged with the duty of bringing Vogel (Jesper Christensen), a Nazi war criminal referred to as the “Surgeon of Birkenau”, to justice.
A remake of Assaf Bernstein’s 2007 film of the same name, director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) tells the story of Rachel (Jessica Chastain/Helen Mirren), David (Sam Worthington/Ciaran Hinds) and Josef (Marton Csokas/Tom Wilkinson), covering

Irrfan to play villain!

Irrfan Khan who has become a craze in the US because of his role in the daily soap ‘In Treatment’ is ecstatic at the way his international career is going. Like his ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ costar Anil Kapoor, Irrfan’s career overseas is on an upswing. Before leaving for Taiwan to shoot for Ang Lee’s the ‘Life of Pi’, an excited Irrfan said,
“2011 looks to be a great year for me. I will be playing the villain in the Spider Man franchise…and my agents are in talks for a couple of