Hollywood films snubbed by Cannes

Amour, Michael Haneke’s tearjerker about an elderly French couple spending the last stages of life, scooped the biggest award of the night, Palme d’Or (best picture), at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
The Austrian auteur now becomes one of the few that has won the top honour for more than once. This marks his second win after he took home the prize with The White Ribbon in 2009

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The Avengers tops US box office again

Superhero movie The Avengers has topped the US and Canadian box office for the third week in a row, taking $55.1m (£34.8m), studio estimates suggest.
The film easily saw off new release Battleship, which took $25.4m (£16.1m).
The Avengers also raked in another $56m (£35.4m) globally over the weekend – taking its total worldwide earnings to $1.2bn (£758m).
The Disney blockbuster

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Brad Pitt: ‘Films should age like fine wine’

Brad Pitt has insisted that he chooses only quality projects in order to ensure the longevity of his career.
The Moneyball actor said that he believes filmmaking should be a process which produces movies that age like a “fine wine”.
“Filmmaking is about longevity. Is it a quality picture? A quality story? Is there something original about

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes $1bn

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has passed the $1bn (£609m) mark at the worldwide box office, distributor Warner Bros has said.
The final instalment in the eight-part boy wizard series is the first to reach the milestone.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone had the previous best global takings with $974.8m (£593m) in

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Harry Potter film ‘breaks box office records’ in US

The final Harry Potter movie has broken the record for the biggest first day box office sales in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates.
The film’s distributor, Warner Bros, reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, made $92.1m (£57m) in North America on Friday.
The previous single-day record belonged to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which made $72.7m (£45m)

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‘Harry Potter’ made me an actress, says Emma Watson

Emma Watson has claimed that she felt like an actress for the first time while working on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The 21-year-old, who has played Hermione Granger for 11 years, likened her time on the wizarding franchise to the “most difficult film school” in existence.
“Watching the new film I feel I’ve really learned something in these 10 years,” she told The Mirror. “For

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Bridesmaids

Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Annie Mumolo
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Running time: 125 mins
If the title hints at a frilly chick flick about love and forever, then the

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Stellar cast for Woody Allen’s new film

Woody Allen’s latest project is a gathering for Oscar winners and nominees.
Not too long ago Penelope Cruz, who won an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in Allen-directed Vicky Cristina Barcelona, revealed that she is set to reunite with the director again in her next project.
Later it was reported that Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin has signed on to the project.

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Michael Shannon To Play Villain In Superman

Actor Michael Shannon has been roped in to play villaneous general Zod in Zack Snyder’s reboot of superhero franchise Superman: Man of Steel.
The Oscar-nominated actor will face off against newcomer Henry Cavill’s Superman in the movie. Shannon is best known for his performance in Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet starrer Revolutionary Road, the Hollywood Reporter said

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‘The Bodyguard’ To Be Remade

‘The Bodyguard’ is set to be remade.
The 1992 hit movie – which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston and took $411 million at the worldwide box office – is being given a 2011 makeover by Warner Bros. and will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer.
The original film told the tale of a Secret Service agent – played by Kevin – who was drafted to protect a singing

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Just Go With It: movie review

Director: Dennis Dugan, Screenwriter: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling, Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Running time: 110 mins.
Throughout his career Adam Sandler has gotten away with some very bad behaviour thanks to his boyish charm. He makes a point of it in his latest comedy as Danny, a philandering plastic surgeon caught in

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The Eagle: movie review

However you slice it, ‘The Eagle’ is hokum, but modern-day Scots may get a kick out of the film’s depiction of their ancestors.
If you have a hankering for movies about the Roman Empire set in 140 AD, you could trundle off to see Kevin Macdonald’s “The Eagle,” I suppose, but you may discover that it tells you a lot more about Hollywood in 2011 AD.
Channing Tatum, who is nothing if not

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Emma Watson signs for ‘Wallflower’

Emma Watson has signed on to star in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
The film will also feature Logan Lerman and will be written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, who will adapt from his own 1999 novel of the same name, Variety reports.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower centres on Charlie (Lerman), a 15-year-old outsider struggling through life and dealing

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Oscar Review: Best Picture

It doesn’t seem five minutes since Avatar was battling it out with The Hurt Locker during the awards season of 2010.
For the second year there are ten movies that will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Best Picture. And we take a closer look at the nominees:
Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky is known for making slightly off the wall, odd sort of movies and Black Swan is no different – but it

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Monsters – Movie Reviews

Director: Gareth Edwards
Screenwriter: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Running time: 92 mins
The title conjures up images of sinister creatures battling it out across vast pixellated landscapes, yet Gareth Edwards’s directorial debut

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy
Running time: 150 mins
“These are dark times”, says Minister Of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour

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Aniston is ‘sexually aggressive’ doctor in new film

Jennifer Aniston plays a ”sexually aggressive” doctor who tries to blackmail a colleague in ‘Horrible Bosses’.
Jennifer Aniston plays a “sexually aggressive” woman in upcoming movie ‘Horrible Bosses’.
According to her co-star Charlie Day, Jennifer’s character Dr. Julia Harris is a blackmailer who tries to get his character Dale Arbus to sleep

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Prince Of Persia

Release Date: 21 May 2010
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley, Toby Kebbell
Details: US/116mins 12A
With lofty aspirations to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is mostly notable for one thing; Jake Gyllenhaal’s man abs. The Donnie Darko star has gotten himself into remarkable shape for

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Iron Man 2: review

From csmonitor.com
What would “Iron Man 2” be without Robert Downey Jr.? I asked the same question of “Iron Man,” and, with one exception, the query still applies. That exception, however, is a big one. As Ivan Vanko, the mad Russian physicist hellbent on eradicating His Ironness, Mickey Rourke almost pumps new blood into a franchise that is already starting to show its

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