MOVIE

  • IAF officer Sanjay Patil turns writer; pens the script for a Marathi film 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A senior officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has penned script of a Marathi film that deals with travails of parents who make sacrifices to ensure their children have good upbringing and quality education, and support them in realising their dreams in life. "The film, 'Manatlya Unhat', is inspired...
  • 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' review: The film is a spectacle of cartoon violence and irreverent humor 2 days ago

    Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spectacle of cartoon violence and irreverent humor; it's exactly the sort of wildly entertaining experience that we go to the movies for. This cheeky send-up of classic James Bond films cements director Matthew Vaughn's reputation...
  • 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2' review: The film is an entirely pointless sequel 2 days ago

    Director: Ejaz Gulab Cast: Vikram Gokhale, Govind Namdeo, Gul Panag, Nana Patekar, Ashutosh Rana Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is an entirely pointless sequel, a film that has frankly no business to exist. It has neither plot nor relevance, and even at a running time of 1 hour and 41 minutes, it feels...
  • 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' review: It's a charming film that you really shouldn't miss 2 days ago

    Director: Sharat Kataria Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanjay Mishra, Bhumi Pednekar, Vidushi Mehra The title Dum Laga Ke Haisha has a nice ring to it. These words, commonly chanted when doing any kind of physically strenuous work, evoke an affectionate nostalgia for a time gone by a time before mobile phones took over...
  • Bengali director Bauddhayan Mukherji wins the Aravindan Puraskaram for his film 'Teenkahon' 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Bengali director Bauddhayan Mukherji has bagged the Aravindan Puraskaram for the best debutante director for his film 'Teenkahon' (Three Obsessions). The award, instituted by the Chalachitra Film Society here in memory of eminent director G Aravindan, comprises a purse of Rs 25,000, memento and citation, a release said today. Upcoming Malayalam...
  • West Bengal tourism minister Bratya Basu to portray 'well-known stage personality' in Debesh Chattopadhyay's 'Natoker Mato' 5 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Tourism Minister Bratya Basu, who is an accomplished actor and a playwright, is set to bring alive the mercurial theatre personality of the 70s into celluloid. Bratya, however, would not shed any light on who the stage personality he intended to portray in the new film. "I shall portray...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' : Director Gautham Vasudev Menon says he discovered his commercial side with the Ajith Kumar-starrer 5 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil release 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he realised he can also make commercial films through his experience of working in the film. "The initial response to 'Yennai Arindhaal' was that it didn't have all the quintessential commercial elements,...
  • Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars rehearsing for the Academy Awards Saturday, while Nicole Kidman, Reese...
  • 'Whiplash' review: It never lets up or loosens its grip on your attention February 20, 2015

    Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser Director: Damien Chazelle JK Simmons, best remembered for playing impatient Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson who regularly underpaid Peter Parker for coveted photos of the mysterious web-slinger in Sam Raimi's Spider-man movies, takes bullying to a whole new level in 'Whiplash'. Bald as...
  • 'Wild' review: It proves to be that rare movie about an epic life-changing journey February 20, 2015

    Cast: Gaby Hoffmann, Reese Witherspoon Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Too many metaphors are employed to convey the story of Cheryl Strayed, a young woman who sets off on a grueling 1000-mile hike in order to exorcise personal demons, in 'Wild'. Reese Witherspoon plays the protagonist, who's shouldering a massive backpack that symbolizes...
  • 'Qissa' review: It's in tradition of compelling folktale that you can't shake off once you've heard it February 20, 2015

    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca Chopra Director: Anup Singh 'Qissa', directed and co-written by Anup Singh, is the haunting tale of a girl who grows up as a boy. The film shows a Partition-displaced Sikh villager Umber Singh (Irrfan Khan), so consumed by his hunger to have a son that...
  • 'Badlapur' review: It keeps you on your toes, curious to see where its twists and turns will lead February 20, 2015

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam Director: Sriram Raghavan The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Sriram Raghavan's unpredictable and deliciously twisted revenge thriller 'Badlapur'. The film stages a chilling battle of wits...
  • 'Two Days, One Night' review: Marion Cotillard's portrayal of a Belgian working woman is real yet empathetic February 20, 2015

    Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Actors: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione Language: French (Deux jour, une nuit) It is the first time Derdenne brothers have taken an A-list star to play the lead in their movie. The decision to cast the French actress Marion Cotillard was a great one and it is proved...
  • Highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN brings to you the highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival. ...
  • Three Indian films selected for 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde talks about three Indian films that have been selected at the Berlin this year. The three films are "Dhanak" by Nagesh Kukunoor, "Chitrashala" by Amit Dutta and "Kamakshi" by Satinder Singh Bedi. ...
  • Roman Polanski to attend Polish extradition hearing, lawyer says February 18, 2015

    Krakow: Filmmaker Roman Polanski will attend a court hearing in Poland next week that will consider a U.S. extradition request over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, his lawyer said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the court, in the southern city of Krakow, said the hearing would take place on Feb....
  • What makes an Oscarcast click? Will it click this year? February 17, 2015

    New York: What are TV viewers seeking from their annual Oscar fix? The same thing they want from movies: drama, comedy, sex, slapstick, glamour and romance. Of course, no single movie can do all that. No wonder the perfect Oscarcast is an impossible dream. No wonder so many previous Oscarcasts failed...
  • Bangladeshi filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel's new film 'Simantorekha' deals with Partition of Bengal in 1947 February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A new film by acclaimed Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel deals with the Partition of Bengal in 1947 and its effects on politics in the Indian subcontinent and socio-cultural life of millions of people. By choosing to make "Simantorekha" (The Borderline), Mokammel has stuck to his predictable path - of...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Roy' February 14, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal starrer 'Roy'. ...
  • 'Anegan' review: Welcome back Karthik! You are in a love story in 2015? Wait. Dhanush is the hero? Who are you in the film then? February 14, 2015

    Film: Anegan Cast: Dhanush, Amyra Dastur, Karthik, Jagan Rating 3.5 What's fascinating about Dhanush is that he doesn't hesitate to experiment with the roles the scripts have to offer. His performances seem to echo - forget how an actor should look, come have a look at what the actor does. Turn of the...
  • 'Temper' review: Whose side are you on? The Good or the Bad? Junior NTR is all of them February 14, 2015

    Film: Temper Cast: NTR, Kajal, Posani Krishna Murali, Prakash Raj. Rating: 2.5 In the very first scene, we see a badly wounded NTR, talking to us, explaining his condition in his usual manner. Slow, understandable cut to flashback. NTR is a police officer working for the criminals. He's on the other side of...
  • 'Roy' review: The film limps lethargically and collapse in a predictable twist ending February 13, 2015

    Director: Vikramjit Singh Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal It's hard not to become deeply suspicious and cynical about the movie business when you have watched a film like Roy. Is it really enough that Ranbir Kapoor agrees to make an extended cameo, for a producer to pump money into this...
  • French actor Roger Hanin dies at 89 February 12, 2015

    Paris: French actor and film director Roger Hanin, famous for his role in TV police drama "Navarro", and the brother-in-law of former president Francois Mitterrand, died Wednesday, according to his family. He was 89. Hanin was best known for his starring role in the classic detective series that ran from 1989...
  • Jodie Foster hopes that next generation will bring more women directors in Hollywood February 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress director Jodie Foster feels more women are needed behind the camera in Hollywood to change things. The actress, who started acting when she was just three, has seen a lot of positive changes in the industry but feels more needs to be done for equality, reported People...
  • 'I Am Offended' review: It opens mind towards humor and right to free speech February 7, 2015

    Director: Jaideep Varma Throw a stone in India, and chances are that you'll offend somebody. If you're a stand-up comic, this is a way of life - the genre is one of the last bastions of free speech, a fact explored deeply in Jaideep Varma's documentary I Am Offended. But will...
  • 'Wild Card' review: It gets you in trouble with disappointment February 7, 2015

    Director: Simon West Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido I can't remember the last time I saw an actor look so bored on screen as Jason Statham in Wild Card. There's resignation in his tired eyes, his one-liners are delivered without punch, and there are just way too many scenes of...
  • 'Shamitabh' review: The promising film comes undone by the curse of the second half February 6, 2015

    Director: R Balki Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Like his previous films "Cheeni Kum" and "Paa", director R Balki's "Shamitabh" is constructed around a terrific, refreshingly original premise. A superstar is born when a talented but mute struggling actor (Dhanush) 'borrows' the booming baritone of an ageing alcoholic drifter (Amitabh Bachchan). Balkiskillfully...
  • 20 Bollywood movie scenarios that you wish happened in real life as well February 2, 2015

    Bollywood movies have never been the most realistic to be honest. Too much drama and too many emotions and way too many stupid things mixed into one extra spicy broth. It's an acquired taste, really. But sometimes within these movies you find a lot of unrealistic things that appeal to...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Birdman', 'Rahasya' and 'Hawaizaada' January 31, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Birdman', 'Rahasya' and 'Hawaizaada'. ...
  • 'Birdman' review: The film has a delicious script, and characters bring the acidic dialogue to life January 30, 2015

    Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Alejandro González Iñáritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton There's a real joy that comes from watching a smart film from listening to crackling dialogue delivered by terrific actors who're at the top of their game. Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñáritu, is easily...