|October 20, 2014|
|Remember Shabana Azmi and Farooque Sheikh's Tumhari Amrita?|
Just two actors on stage capturing love, jealousy, possessiveness, class issues and guilt in 90 minutes... a highly entertaining musical set in 19th century Paris. Arthur J Pais/Rediff.com reports from New York on Love Letters and Can-Can.
|September 16, 2014|
|Ben Kingsley plays a Sikh cabbie!|
"Sir Ben," I called out on the red carpet as he arrived to applause from hundreds of admirers at the Elgin theatre in Toronto. "You have played so many ethnic characters starting from Gandhi to Lenin, and now you are a humble New York cabbie. What led you to take this role?"
|January 27, 2014|
|Judi Dench: I love being in Rajasthan|
"I love being in Rajasthan and am doubly happy that I have been able to come so soon after doing the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 's first version. I would like to go to Udaipur again and see how the lakes are there now," Judi Dench, who has been shooting in Jaipur for the sequel of her hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, says. P B Chandra reports.
|January 08, 2014|
|Love and Disappointment|
Fans of the Before trilogy have grown up with Celine and Jesse... The films, says Aseem Chhabra, are charming, funny, romantic and very talky, but also close to real life.
|December 06, 2013|
|'There is a lot in common between Gandhi and Mandela'|
'Both resisted cruel white rule through non-violence. But Mandela's is a singular story. He never lost faith in his ideals and goal even when he was in prison for many years,' Anant Singh, who produced the Mandela biopic, tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais.
|October 29, 2012|
| Skyfall : The finest Bond film ever?|
It won't be surprising if director Sam Mendes, whose career has spanned nearly three decades, helms another James Bond adventure.
|August 14, 2012|
|Jeremy Renner: A star is 'bourne' ?|
With the solid opening of The Bourne Legacy, well known actor and two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker and The Town) has suddenly become a star.
|March 12, 2012|
| John Carter : First flop of 2012?|
One of the reasons the film did not generate hyper interest was that it came a couple of decades after hugely successful films of the same type.
|March 03, 2010|
|Johnny Depp to dethrone Avatar ?|
Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland could be the number one film not only in North America but also in foreign markets after its March 5 release.
|February 08, 2010|
| Dear John topples Avatar |
The new film is the biggest opening for director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, The Hoax) and it could become his biggest hit.
|November 20, 2009|
| New Moon : Bad reviews but great opening|
The Twilight Saga: New Moon could easily dislodge the reigning champion 2012 at the box office worldwide and perhaps earn as much as $200 million over the weekend.
|August 11, 2009|
|Honorary degree for Meryl Streep|
Internationally acclaimed film actor Meryl Streep was among five distinguished Americans who were awarded honorary degrees by Princeton University during recent commencement exercises for their contributions to civic engagement, performing arts, engineering and sustainability.
|August 05, 2009|
|Heath Legder's music video released|
A music video conceived and directed by Heath Ledger has debuted 18 months after the Oscar-winning actor's shocking death at the age of 28.
|August 04, 2009|
|Meet Hollywood's Bollywood Hero |
Chris Kattan hopes his film will win millions of admirers, who will see a different kind of exaggerated reality than the one in Slumdog Millionaire.
|July 23, 2009|
|Aziz Ansari is Funny in People |
Russell Peters and several other Indian Americans have mined quite successfully their ethnic background but 26-year-old Aziz Ansari, who has a small but significant role in the new Judd Apatow (Knocked UP) film Funny People, has taken a different route.
|July 20, 2009|
| Harry Potter heads for $1 billion gross|
The commanding worldwide success of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is yet another example of Hollywood summer movies continuing to do smash business worldwide.
|July 01, 2009|
|'Michael was very caring and loving'|
Deepak Chopra's daughter Mallika talks about Michael Jackson.
MJ: All I want is to be able to sleep
Suffering from debilitating insomnia in the months leading up to his shocking death last week, pop icon Michael Jackson was 'adamant' about receiving a powerful intravenous sleep aid called Diprivan, also known as Propofol, according to interviews with Jackson's former nurse and nutritionist Cherilyn Lee.
Will Ice Age 3 melt negative criticism?
Following relentless attacks on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen last week, the critics have turned their guns on another sequel, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Now it is to be seen whether the moviegoers, who so often reject the critics and embrace a film, will welcome Ice Age 3.
|February 13, 2009|
|Julia Roberts to shoot film in India?|
Based on the international bestseller memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has been translated into at least 31 languages and sold over 7.5 million copies, the film will explore a divorced woman's journey in search of restoration of her body and soul --- and her quest for love.
|January 08, 2009|
|Warner Bros eyes India, and Rajnikant!|
Warner Bros realised years ago that Hollywood cannot sustain itself solely with the English language films. Though Hollywood movies gross a huge $10 billion outside North America, Fox feels that the days of concentrating on films conceived in Los Angeles and made in English language mostly with Hollywood stars and directors are over.
Will Gran Torino get Clint Eastwood an Oscar?
He has never won an Oscar for acting. Gran Torino may at least give him a nomination for his performance.
|December 22, 2008|
|Is Michael Jackson dying?|
Pop music icon Michael Jackson is near death, suffering from a potentially fatal genetic disease that has affected his lungs and stripped him of vitality, Jackson-biographer Ian Halperin has claimed in a recent interview.
|December 19, 2008|
|Meryl Streep flies high with Doubt |
With a number of top nominations, Doubt, could emerge as yet another triumph for Meryl Streep whose Mamma Mia! is ending its glorious worldwide with over $ 560 million.
|October 31, 2008|
| Desperate over Shriya!|
Jesse Metcalfe, whose appearances in the Desperate Housewives television series has made him famous, can spin off a dozen stories of shooting his newest film The Other End of the Line, in Mumbai.
|October 29, 2008|
|New Bond film holds much promise|
If the early buzz holds good, the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, could become the biggest money-making Bond film ever when it releases on November 7.
|October 27, 2008|
|Cool DVDs out now in stores!|
The last week of October and the next two weeks will see many more movie hits in DVD and, in most cases, Blu-ray versions.
|October 03, 2008|
| Allah Made Me Funny : Next cult hit?|
On Friday, along with his friends Bryant 'Preacher' Moss and Mohammed 'Mo' Amer, Usman will be seen in more than a dozen theatres in a new film, Allah Made Me Funny. The film being released by a small distributor could add more cities and theatres if the word of mouth is strong and the first week's collections hold promise.
Rachel Getting Married : Ready for Oscar race
A study of a dysfunctional family, Rachael Getting Married doesn't have the intensity director Jonathan Demmy's Oscar winning films like Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs offered. But this modestly budgeted film, which was one of the critics' favourites at the recent Toronto International Film Festival and endeared itself to the audiences too, has enough drama and a handful of excellent performances to be a hit with upscale audiences.
|September 15, 2008|
| Slumdog Millionaire wins at Toronto film fest|
Singh was not really the Kinng when it came to competing with Slumdog Millionaire, the underdog saga shot entirely in Mumbai, which won the People's Choice Award at the end of the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last weekend. Akshay Kumar's film was one of the 250 feature films from more than 60 countries, eligible for the award.
|September 11, 2008|
|Directing Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Anil Kapoor|
Danny Boyle, who has directed some of Hollywood's best known names like Leonardo DiCaprio (The Beach) and Cameron Diaz (A Life Less Ordinary), just directed Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor in Slumdog Millionaire.
|September 01, 2008|
|Sing along with Mamma Mia! |
While the hit musical Mamma Mia! released in the US in July, this week onwards, the film will have a sing-along version in the theatres as well. And that means, you may be sitting next to someone, whose singing can drive you nuts, as the subtitles for all the ABBA songs appear in the film.
|August 20, 2008|
|Dave Matthews Band member dead|
LeRoi Moore, the renowned saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band, died yesterday of complications from injuries he suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was 46.
|August 05, 2008|
|Demi Moore turns director|
The actress is set to make her directorial debut with one of the short films in Glamour magazine's fourth annual Reel Moments series.
|July 25, 2008|
|The Cheetah Girls in India|
For all they know the next Cheetah Girls movie could be shot in the Antarctica but right now the platinum selling recording artists and actors Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams would love to return to India and dance on the streets, joining wedding parties and getting to know more about Bollywood. The three starred in The Cheetah Girls One World, shot entirely in India.
|July 17, 2008|
|Why you must watch The Dark Knight |
Arthur J Pais tells us that it is a scary film in which the good guys have to fight hard to slow down if not conquer the Joker.
|July 16, 2008|
|Why Meryl Streep took up Mamma Mia |
The brooding and compellingly intriguing Dark Knight will surely light up the box-office over the weekend in America, Canada and many other countries.
|June 23, 2008|
| Love Guru : Un-funniest movie of the year|
The tagline for The Love Guru, the Mike Myers comedy which upset some Hindus, said: His Karma Is Huge but bad karma caught up with the $60 million film which had an anemic opening in North America with $14 million.
|June 19, 2008|
|Mike Meyers to Bollywood: I'm your man|
Mike Myers, the writer and actor in the outrageous comedy The Love Guru, which some Hindus have found to be offensive, wants to star in a Bollywood musical. And he is very serious about it.
|April 29, 2008|
| Harold And Kumar 2 scores at the box office|
Kal Penn, the most prominent actors in Hollywood with Indian roots following Ben Kingsley and Sabu, had a career-first over the weekend as his Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay became his highest grossing film in a lead role.
|April 16, 2008|
|Mira Nair to direct Richard Gere, Hilary Swank|
Mira Nair is set to direct Richard Gere and Hilary Swank in Avalon Pictures' Amelia Earhart biopic. The film revolves around the rocky relationship between the famed aviator and her husband, publisher George Putnam.
|April 08, 2008|
|Naomi Campbell banned from British Airways|
Naomi Campbell has been banned from British Airways for spitting at a policeman in a row over a missing bag. A source said that the decision was important because no ban would have sent a wrong signal.
|March 18, 2008|
| English Patient director passes away|
The British filmmaker who helmed films like The English Patient is no more. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Choa, a Hong Kong-born choreographer, and his son, Max, an actor.
|March 13, 2008|
|Final Harry Potter book to be split into two movies|
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book from J K Rowling's mega-selling series, will be split into two films. After months of speculation, Warner Bros. has confirmed that the last book in the Harry Potter franchise will be filmed as Part I and Part II.
|February 26, 2008|
|Spinning in a man's world|
The 24-year old of Gujarati descent whose real name is Kaajal Bakrania knows exactly what she wanted since the age of 12.
|January 31, 2008|
|Heath Ledger 'refused help for heroin abuse'|
A Us Weekly's report said that Williams drove Ledger to Promises, the Malibu rehab facility frequented by celebrities, in March 2006, because he was abusing heroin, cocaine, "a variety of pills," and alcohol. But Ledger refused to check in, and vowed, instead, to clean up on his own.
|November 15, 2007|
|Meet Tom Cruise's desi assistant|
The Madison-born actress has a small role in the political drama, Lions for Lambs starring (yes, you guess right) Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.
|October 29, 2007|
|'I felt dirty about it'|
Writer Asra Nomani, a friend of Daniel Pearl's, tells Aseem Chhabra why she doesn't believe in A Mighty Heart.
|September 13, 2007|
|Led Zeppelin live, again!|
The three surviving members of the iconic heavy rock outfit will belt out their first performance in 19 years on November 26 in London.