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The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards – in photos


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Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)

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Posted: 30th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

India bans The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Daniel Craig’s Enya dies horribly

THE anal rape scene in the Hollywood remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo means the film will not be screened in India. You’d suppose all those frescos and carvings of sex and buggery would make the Indians au fait with sodomy. It wasn’t just the rape India’s Central Board of Film Certification wanted  chopped and changed , it was all the sex scenes, of which there at least three. Director David Fincher was noncompliant and refused to make the changes.

Sony Pictures India says:

The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the Board.

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Posted: 29th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

The sequel to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is here – video shivers

THE sequel to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is looming. On YouTube, ChuckaChucka2012 has uploaded this video.

You’ll like it. You may not like the sequel – how can it live up any billing? But the taste beings back warm memories and a small shiver of life past. Here’s Matthew Broderick in a new white bathrobe.

Anorak will spend the rest of the day is a nostalgic fugue.

Posted: 27th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

What is Oscars movie posters told the truth?

WHAT if posters advertising films up for an Oscar told the truth? Let’s see:


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Posted: 27th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment (1)

Highland boatmen take James Bond’s Skyfall on a coarse boating trip

IN the run up to Christmas, the tiny West Scotland village of Crinan was swamped by film crews capturing the blistering finale for Skyfall the new Bond Film.

Duntrune Castle (the oldest intact and inhabited castle in Scotland) on the north side of Loch Crinan was to be a central point and there were to be boat chases, explosions and the usual over-the-top Bond ructions galore.

The Loch has little in the way of soft sandy beaches and rocks are everywhere.

Regrettably, there were no Italian Cruise Liner Captains around so the film crews hired local boatmen to steer the craft being being filmed in chase sequences. Unlike the Costa Concordia crew, the sturdy Highlanders were instructed to go like hell and stay hidden from the cameras but, for ‘God’s sake’ above all else, keep the highly paid, allegedly macho and/or beautiful, people starring in the film alive and well.

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Posted: 26th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Oscars 2012: Full lit of nominees

THE 84th Academy Awards will feature the following films running for the gongs. The two big stars are Hugo, with 11 nominations, and The Artist, with ten.


Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in A Better Life
George Clooney in The Descendants
Jean Dujardin in The Artist
Gary Oldman in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill in Moneyball
Nick Nolte in Warrior
Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis in The Help
Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
Jessica Chastain in The Help
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer in The Help

Animated Feature Film
A Cat in Paris – Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
Chico & Rita- Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
Kung Fu Panda 2 – Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Puss in Boots Chris Miller
Rango – Gore Verbinski

Art Direction
The Artist Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration:
Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Production Design:
Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca
Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration:
Hélène Dubreuil
War Horse Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo – Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design
Anonymous – Lisy Christl
The Artist – Mark Bridges
Hugo – Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
W.E. Arianne Phillips

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Posted: 24th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comments (3)

Banksy’s Coming For Dinner has to be a spoof?

BANKSY’S Coming for Dinner is a film starring Joan Collins, Stephen K Amos and Tamara Beckwith. The idea is that Bansky, the artist, is coming for dinner at Joan’s country estate. The film purports to be the work of an Ivan Massow. If it is, he is sitting on a work of parody that might be a hit. Unless, it’s not. In which case, grab the rotten tomatoes and pray that the man coming to dinner is not the real Banksy but an armed criminal on the run from Broadmoor…

Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

In photos – London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winners, dresses and losers

IT’S the 2012 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, at BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London. Not to be confused with the Critics Choice Awards, the Golden Globe, the Oscars, the BAsildon Critics Choice Awards and many more…. The Artist won big – and will win big at the Oscars.


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Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan arriving for the 2012 London Critics' Circle Film Awards, at BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London.

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Posted: 19th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

In photos – The Golden Globes 2012 (every dress and pose)

THE Golden Globes 2012 – in photos – the show that features Ricky Gervais saying mean things to the famous mongs, who chortle along and leave their table drinks well alone. No-one is ever filmed drinking at the Golden Globes. This is becasues: a) everyone is a lizard; b) faces are more frozen than the ice cubes; c) though more people watch America’s porn genre than 90% of Hollywood films, the place is a haven for prudes..


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Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Posted: 16th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

In pictures: Critics’ Choice Awards 2012 – Clooney and The Artist win big


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From left, Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Emma Stone walk onstage to accept the award for best acting ensemble for "The Help" during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sean Penn to receive Joel Siegel Award at 2012 CCMA’s
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17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (2012) – Best Picture: The Artist

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Posted: 13th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Madonna’s W.E. premiere in London – in photos


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Madonna arriving for the UK Premiere of W.E. at Odeon Kensington High Street, London.

MADONNA looked fantastic at the UK Premiere of W.E. at Odeon Kensington High Street, London. It’s the bipic in which Andrea Riseborough plays Wallis Simpson and James D’Arcy does the abdicated King Edward VIII. Crowds flocked.

Posted: 12th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Warhorse Premiere photos: Kate Middleton brings the allergies

TO the Premiere of the firm Warhorse, featuring Kate Middelton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is allergic to horses. Well, that’s what she tells Princes Anne and the rest of the gang…


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the UK premiere of War Horse, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.


Posted: 9th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Khan in Star Trek 2

SHERLOCK is what Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for, but soon, he’ll be tackling the legacy of the mighty Ricardo Montalban (mighty mainly because of his funny name and the fact he wore a false chest in The Wrath Of Khan and starred in Crossroads) as he plays Khan in the new Star Trek movie.

Yessum, Cumberbatch has been cast in J.J. Abrams’ sequel to his 2009 “Star Trek” rehash.

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Posted: 5th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Margaret Thatcher’s family decline red carpet of Iron Lady

THE new Meryl Streep flick about Margaret Thatcher – Iron Lady – is almost certainly going to ruffle some feathers, not least with Thatcher’s own family who have rejected an invitation to see the movie at a public screening, according to the film’s director.

Phyllida Lloyd said that despite the fact she based most of the film on the autobiography of the former Prime Minister’s daughter Carol, she’s not actually spoken to the family about the controversial picture.

Of course, Iron Lady has attracted a fair amount of criticism from various quarters. Some don’t like the way it has depicted the Baroness suffering from dementia. Others just thoroughly hate Maggie Thatcher and are worried that the film will shine a kind light on her.

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Posted: 4th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment (1)

Darth Vader dies: Star Wars fighter Bob Anderson was 89

star wars darth vader bob andersonDARTH Vader, was a composite blend of David Prowse (body – top image below) James Earl Jones (voice) and British Olympic fencer Bob Anderson, who played the ultimate film baddie in the Star Wars films. Bob Anderson, who wielded Darth Vader’s light sabre in two Star Wars films – The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi – has died. He was 89.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Bill Murray defecates on Ghostbusters 3 script

WHAT does Bill Murray think of Ghostbusters? What is Ghostbusters? Sadly, it’s not a film about the ample bosom of sexy female spectres, but rather (as you damn well know) a caper involving some near-useless blokes in boiler suits getting giddy in the face of gate-keepers and goo inducing thimgummies.

Oh, and in the first Ghostbusters, Ray is fellated by a ghost in a montage, but no-one ever mentions that.

Either way, pretty much everyone loves both Ghostbusters films and a third one wouldn’t go amiss. We can all revel in nostalgia and all collectively fawn over Bill Murray who is possibly the coolest man on Earth.

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Posted: 21st, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Jeremy Clarkson And Tom Cruise At Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol Premiere: Photos

TO the UK Film Premiere of Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol, in the company of Richard Hammond, Tom Cruise and Jeremy Clarkson. One of those people is unbearably offensive on cue. But which one..? Do they all know their place?


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Richard Hammond, Tom Cruise and Jeremy Clarkson arriving for the UK premiere of Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol, at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London.

Posted: 13th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Rooney Mara Shines As The Loveable Hacker At The Girl wIth The Dragon Tattoo Premiere: Photos

MONDAY night meant the world Premier of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at London’s Leicester Square Odeon, David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s pot boiler. All eyes were on Rooney Mara, who – get this – has no tattoos and is thus not actually Lisbeth Salander, the vengeful feminist goblin.

Says Rooooooo-neyyyyyy, last seen playing Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend in The Social Network:

“They dyed my hair and shaved parts of it, they pierced my eyebrows. I got most of the piercings. This is probably the most intense role I’ve had to do. But I read the books and couldn’t imagine not doing this.”

Piercings for the part seems extreme. But this is Rooney’s moment to shine.

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Posted: 13th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

The Farrelly Brothers Milk The Three Stooges: Dumb and Dumbererer Without The Jokes

THE Stooges is the Farrelly Brothers film about the Three Stooges. And it is awful. It’s the disappointing sequel to the hit film that never was. It’s Dumb and Dumbererer.

The rumoured original line up to play Larry, Moe and Curly was Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey. None of them are in it. And how delighted they must be. The film features, instead, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, all destined to be the answer to the Trivial Pursuit question: who appeared in the worst tribute film of all time?

The film’s best bit is MTV Jersey Shore’s Snooki getting poked in the eye with a finger. Had the finger re-emerged stuck to a large eyeball attached to a tiny Juicy Couture logo-ed brain, the film could have touched cult status. (And what adolescent boy expect to see a finger in the box? C’mon own up. Yep. None of you.)

The best bit for teenage boys and gnostic priests who might watch the film hoping to see a buxom nun a bikini is the buxom nun in the bikini.

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Posted: 11th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Porn Job ‘Terrifies’ Amanda Seyfried: The Linda Lovelace Crymax

WHEN Lindsay Lohan got the chop from the Linda Lovelace biopic for being a big, tragic mess, everyone wondered who would take her gig. That’s because everyone wants to watch a film about porn because it’s likely to feature a lot of sex-scenes but the lighting will be much better than the grot you watch online.

Don’t pretend you don’t.

Anyway, LiLo’s Mean Girls co-star – Amanda Seyfried – has got the job and she’s pretty frightened about the whole Deep Throat thing.

Amanda told “It’s going to be really hard and kind of terrifying at the same time.”

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Posted: 9th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Ashton Kutcher Cops An Eyeful Of Lea Michele At New Year’s Eve Premiere: Photos

SO. There was Lea Michele, star of Glee, dressed in a lust-for–me frock, being peered down on by Demi Moore’s estranged husband Ashton Kutcher, who continues to marvel at breasts that aren’t as hard as an ex’s heart. Also there: Fergie (the other one), Sofia Vergara and Zac Efron…


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Posted: 6th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos For Look Magazine

STANLEY Kubrick was once a staff photographer at Look magazine. Can you see his rich, majestic careful eye in the photos? Do you see hints of mass ie research by which he arrived at his subjects? If you need caption, they should be in Futura Extra Bold – it was Kubrick’s favourite:


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Posted: 6th, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Great Behind The Scenes Photos: Can You Identify All The Movies And TV Shows In This Gallery?

CAN you identify all the films and TV shows in this galley of Behind The Scenes Moments?


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Posted: 1st, December 2011 | In: Film | Comment (1)

TWE-TWE-TWENTY SIXTEEN!!!: Ghana Movie Trailer Of The Year

TWE-TWE-TWENTY SIXTEEN!!!: Ghana Movie Trailer Of The Year – The baby gets kicked:

Posted: 29th, November 2011 | In: Film | Comment

Watching Bella Give Birth On Twilight Gives You A Seizure: Boyfriends And Husbands

REASONS not to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn: its gives you seizures.

Brandon Gephart of Roseville, California, was watching the birthing scens when he came over funny:

Brandon Gephart and Kelly Bauman said they were watching “Breaking Dawn: Part One” at a theater Friday night when Brandon sudden began convulsing during a graphic birthing scene. Brandon said he doesn’t remember anything until he woke up on the theater floor, but Kelly said he was, “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.”

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Posted: 26th, November 2011 | In: Film | Comment