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Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

A Look at the 2012 Tony Awards from a Film Blogger/Seatfiller's Perspective

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There's always some glitter of Tinseltown on Broadway; however, the 66th Annual American Theater Wing's Tony Awards had a really important film tie-in. You probably think I'm referring to: The win for Death of a Salesman produced by Scott Rudin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, who brought along current girlfriend and Spiderman (2012 movie) co-star Emma Stone. Or Once, totally sweeping the Tonys as a Broadway musical! Which firs...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

Madame Tussauds Sydney Madame unveils Guy Pearce wax figure

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Madame Tussauds Sydney Madame unveils Guy Pearce wax figure Madame Tussauds Sydney this morning unveiled a wax figure of English-born Australian actor, Guy Pearce, for the first time. Pearce’s wax figure was flamboyantly dressed as his most well-known character, Felicia Jollygoodfellow.  The latest figure to be revealed by Madame Tussauds Sydney was unveiled in The Outback at WILD LIFE Sydney to imitate scenes from Aust...

Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue

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Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue DANNII, MEET DANNII Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue Melbourne, Thursday, 9 February 2012: Today, Australia’s much loved TV personality, author and fashion designer, Dannii Minogue was introduced to her double in Australia’s first ever side-by-side wax figure reveal. Dannii is most recently known for her judging and mentoring...

Top 50 actors ranking

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Here is how the ranking looks according to IMDB star meter  George Clooney  Ryan Gosling  Tom Hardy  Liam Neeson  Johnny Depp  Brad Pitt  James Farentino  Michael Fassbender  Leonardo DiCaprio  Josh Hutcherson  Benedict Cumberbatch  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  Alan Rickman  Channing Tatum  Gary Oldman  Nicolas Cage  Sam Worthington  Tom Cruise  Christian Bale  Jim Carrey  Robert Hegyes  Robert Downey Jr.  Jim Parsons  Jason Statham  Liam...

George Clooney Hollywood Star To Speak In Sydney Australia Next Week, by Eva Rinaldi

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George Clooney Hollywood Star To Speak In Sydney Australia Next Week, by Eva Rinaldi He's one of the hottest actors in the world, right up there with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson and Australia's own Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. Some will argue he is the hottest. Whatever the case and how you rank Mr Clooney, he is very successful and we've also le...

Tropfest’s Take on the New York Minute

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The New York minute is being multiplied by seven as Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival lands on US shores with Tropfest New York. The stateside launch has secured support from film industry heavyweight “Ambassadors” Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia and Charles Randolph. Tropfest New York City festivities are scheduled for June 2012. American filmmakers and audiences will take part in this global phenomenon and watch ...

The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio and Models, Casino King By Eva Rinaldi

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The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio And Models; Casino King, by Eva Rinaldi Leonardo DiCaprio Media and insider reports state Leonardo DiCaprio is dating at least two Sydney based models. This contradicts earlier reports that Leo "wasn't interested in Australian women". Maybe Leo's strategy was to portray himself as "hard to get" (if not impossible). Whatever the case, Leo hasn't lost his touch with the ladies. We heard a little something ...

Real Steel Premiere With Hugh Jackman In Sydney

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 Real Steel Premiere With Hugh Jackman In Sydney: Eva Rinaldi Photography Jackman's new flick 'Real Steel' enjoyed its red carpet premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight, in front of a crowd of about 500 screaming fans.   Jackman says he's finally made a film that gets the stamp of approval from his two children.   The actor might be best known for playing “X-Men’s” Wolverine but Hugh’s kids are right into giant boxing robots and the underdog spirit.   ...

Toronto Film Festival Takes Shape

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For most of the planet, the official end of summer does not come until the autumn equinox on September 21. However, for people in the film industry, the Fall season begins in only a few weeks, with the beginning of the autumn film festival cycle. Kicking off (startingly early this year) in Montreal on August 18 with the Montreal World Film Festival and then dashing across the pond to the Venice Film Festival, which begins on August 28, and then back across to the Toronto Film Festival, ...

All we need is love

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27 July: Day 3 As it is still raining in KZN, it's perfect movie weather! The two films on my plate today have the same theme, love, although they are as different as night and day. These two films will not be money spinners, although Tom Tykwer's Drei (Three) could get some bums on seats. Snowflower and the secret fan will only appeal to a small audience, although it is a beautifully made, tender film with heart. Both films were bought by big studios, Fox Searchlight and Warner, bu...

Geek Glory At 2011 Comic-Con

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  Any event that can bring together such high power heavyweights as Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and a host of stellar movie stars is the definition of clout. So, let’s be clear…..Comic-Con, the sprawling exhibition and promotion extravaganza that just wrapped in San Diego, has major clout. The confab, originally a geeky celebration of comic book culture, has become the go-to place for film and television series with comic book origins and fantasy/supernatural/phantasmagoric films in ge...

film review X MEN FIRST CLASS

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  X-MEN FIRST CLASS Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,   Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Laurence Belcher,  Bill Milner Director Matthew Vaughn  Unlike some young people we know who sigh when we beg them to read books, or  look aghast when we cry over Sydney Carton's final moments  in "A Tale of Two Cities", the...

Breckfilmfest special guests

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David Gallagher is most recognized from his 11 seasons as “Simon Camden” on the hit WB series 7TH HEAVEN. Prior to his time on 7TH HEAVEN,Gallagher made his mark on the big screen starring in PHENOMENON alongside John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall. In the hit sequel LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW he re-teamed with John Travolta to star opposite Kirstie Alley. Additionally, David has starred in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SPIN & MARTY opposite Judd Nelson, ANGELS IN THE ENDZO...

Australian Film Festival Kicks off in Mumbai

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 The first Australian Film Festival kicked off 26th   March, 2011 at Cinemax, Versova  in Mumbai. The screenings will showcase the work of the Ace Australian Director Bill Bennett among other movies made by  filmwallas from Down Under. The initiative is the inchild of Sydney based film maker Mr. Anupam Sharma (Festival Director), Mr. Peter Castaldi (Renowned Film Critic & Festival Director), Mr. Shahnaab Alam (Film Industry Advisor) & Mr. Bill Bennett and is a prequel to be follo...

DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG today announced its feature film release slate through 2014. The Company's current plan features six original films and is anchored by three sequels based on its hit Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. DreamWorks Animation's theatrical release schedule is currently planned as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 and Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011; Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012;...

Griffin Dunne had the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in ArubaAcademy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is pa...

Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Academy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is par...

What is God? Peter Rodger Asks the World

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 Peter Rodger introduced his film Oh My God at the Mill Valley Film Festival.   "I was challenged to make this film because I was frustrated by the childish schoolyard mentality that permeates our world...People blowing up buildings while saying ‘God is Good.'" Rodger's film consists of him travelling around the world with a camera asking people the question: "What is God?" The film gives us many, many different answers from all kinds of people.    "God is ever...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman at t...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman a...

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