THE DESCENDANTS

  • Hollywood studios on hunt for the next 'Twilight' November 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: As vampires Bella and Edward take their last bites on the big screen, Hollywood studios are on the hunt for the next 'Twilight,' a movie that plays on teenage angst and, more importantly, lights up the movie box office. The first four 'Twilight' movies earned $2.5 billion at theaters...
  • Oscars: Best adapted screenplay backstage speech February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Oscars for the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' went to 'The Descendants'. Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash accepted the award. 'The Descendants' was in the running for 'Best Film' and 'Best Actor' besides other nominations. Here's the backstage interview with Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim...
  • Moments to remember from Oscar 2012 February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Oscar telecast takes hours, but it's the moments we remember. Just a few of them, of course ones that are so emotional, funny, or bizarre that they'll stand out in our collective memories, candidates for future Oscar montages, of course, but also for office watercooler talk....
  • What you didn't see on TV during the Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards. Celebrities reunite on the red carpet, mingle during commercial breaks and experience impromptu starcrossings in the wings and we've got our eyes...
  • Factbox: A look at Oscars' history February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The 84th Oscar ceremony, hosted for the ninth time by Billy Crystal, will be televised on Sunday from Hollywood, just steps from the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The awards are given out by the Beverly Hillsbased Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here is a look at the...
  • Oscar show begins with 'The Artist' as key film February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain comes up on Sunday's Oscars in Hollywood, producers of the movie awards show will be less worried about who wins which trophy than they will be about how many people tunein on television. The world's top film honors are in jeopardy of losing their status as...
  • Google predicts Oscars 2012 winners February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The names of Academy Awards winners are a closely guarded secret until the envelope is opened during the Oscar night. But Google, armed with its search statistics takes a go at predicting the winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The search engine giant has closely analysed the search...
  • Oscars 2012: It's 'The Artist' vs 'The Help' February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain rises on the Oscars this Sunday, nervous anticipation will, as usual, fill the theater at the world's top film awards, but this year movie fans can relax. After years of trying to jazz up the Academy Awards with flashy, hip hosts, emcee Billy Crystal is returning...
  • Oscar pick of the day: The Artist February 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: The January 31 photo opportunity for the film 'The Artist' came courtesy of Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who presented the cast and crew of the film with the inaugural 'Made in Hollywood' award. But the photo op wasn't just a feelgood ceremony to celebrate the movie. It...
  • Oscar producers celebrate movie memories February 7, 2012

    Beverly Hills, California: Facing a future where many movies will be seen in homes, Oscar organizers on Monday unveiled this year's awards show theme at an annual luncheon honoring nominees by asking fans to relish memories of why they love movies and going to theaters. "Celebrate the movies in all of...
  • Clooney fired himself from 'Good Night' lead February 3, 2012

    London: Hollywood superstar George Clooney says he turned himself down when he was directing 'Good Night, And Good Luck' because he realised he couldn't play beleaguered newsman Edward R Murrow. The 50yearold said he wrote the role so he could play the beloved broadcaster but quickly came to the conclusion that...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews ' Agneepath', 'The Descendants', 'Haywire' January 28, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand reviews Hrithik Roshan starrer 'Agneepath', Ewan McGregor's 'Haywire' and George Clooney starrer 'The Descendants'. ...
  • Masand: 'The Descendants' is a mustwatch January 27, 2012

    Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley Director: Alexander Payne One of the most striking moments in 'The Descendants' is when George Clooney's character Matt King stumbles onto the secret that his wife has been cheating on him. He puts on a pair of floppy loafers, then runs clumsily over to their friends' home...
  • Friday releases: 'The Descendants', 'Haywire', 'Contraband' hit screens January 27, 2012

    This Friday gear up for Mark Wahlberg's action thriller 'Contraband', Gina Caranostarrer 'Haywire' and the Golden Globe winning film The Descendants' starring George Clooney. ...
  • Oscar movies span century as nominations near January 24, 2012

    Beverly Hills: Prospective Academy Awards nominees have pretty much every decade of the last century covered, from the World War I epic 'War Horse' through modern times with the family drama 'The Descendants'. In between at Tuesday morning's nominations are such contenders as the 1920s and 30s tales 'The Artist' and...
  • 'The Artist' wins big at Producers Guild Awards January 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'The Artist' followed its Golden Globe win by taking top honors at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, as the silent film continues its unlikely run toward Oscar night. Producer Thomas Langmann received the award handed out at the Beverly Hilton by the Producers Guild of America, as 'The...
  • 'Underworld' sinks teeth into BO with $25m January 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: Kate Beckinsale is back with a vengeance, with her latest 'Underworld' movie opening at No. 1 this weekend. 'Underworld Awakening' made an estimated $25.4, distributor Sony Screen Gems reported Sunday. This is the fourth film in the vampire action saga. Beckinsale starred in the first two movies as the warrior...
  • 69th Golden Globe awards: The winners January 17, 2012

    Charming black and white, silent film 'The Artist' turned out to be the judges' favourite in most of the categories, sweeping 3 Globes, while George Clooney's 'The Descendants' did not lag much behind. It won two Globes, including 'Best Actor' for Clooney. Host Ricky Gervais didn't disappoint with his saucy...
  • Silent film 'The Artist' sweeps Golden Globe awards January 16, 2012

    At the Golden Globes awards, George Clooney starrer 'The Descendants' wins two big Globes including Best Actor for Clooney. Silent film, 'The Artist' bags 3 Globes. ...
  • 'Artist,' 'Descendants' score top Globe wins January 16, 2012

    Beverly Hills: The blackandwhite silent film 'The Artist' led the Golden Globes with three wins at a show that spread Hollywood's love around among a broad range of films, including best drama recipient 'The Descendants' and its star, George Clooney. Wins for 'The Artist' included best musical or comedy and best...
  • 'The Artist' wins big at Critics Choice Awards January 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: Blackandwhite movie 'The Artist', a homage to the silent era of filmmaking, was named the Best Picture at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Award, cementing its chances at the Oscars next month. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the French film, which has taken both critics and audiences with surprise by...
  • Clooney and Pitt in the race for Oscars January 12, 2012

    Hollywood megastars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are clearly in the race to the Oscars. ...
  • Fewer business deals made at Toronto film fest September 14, 2011

    Toronto: The Toronto International Film Festival reached its midpoint on Tuesday with films like the The Descendants and actor Michael Fassbender winning praise, but a nagging question about the future of dark dramas in Hollywood has hovered over the event. Toronto, which along with recently wrapped festivals in Venice and...
  • Clooney gets initimate with girl in Hawaii April 19, 2010

    Hollywood star George Clooney was spotted getting up close and personal with his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis in Hawaii putting to rest the rumours of a spilt between the two. Clooney, 48, took time out from filming his new movie The Descendants for a stroll along the harbour with his...