ZERO DARK THIRTY

  • Ronit Roy regrets not being part of 'Zero Dark Thirty' June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ronit Roy regrets rejecting Hollywood film 'Zero Dark Thirty' for Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'. The 47yearold became a household name after acting in TV shows 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay'. 'Zero Dark Thirty', a 2012 war film directed by Kathryn Bigelow,...
  • Nikhil Advani's 'DDay' makes its way to Pakistan May 24, 2013

    A Bollywood film by Nikhil Advani that makes its way to Pakistan, on the lines of Oscarwinning film 'Zero Dark Thirty', is scheduled to release on July 19. Starring Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan and Huma Quereshi, DDay is about the mission to capture India's most wanted man from...
  • Jessica Chastain to play 'Jane' in 'Tarzan' remake? March 8, 2013

    New York: 'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain could play 'Jane' in a new retelling of Tarzan's story. The 35-year-old actress, who recently got an Oscar nomination for her potrayal of a CIA agent in 'Zero Dark Thirty' is said to be the first choice for the role in a...
  • 'Lincoln' to 'Argo': History alive and kicking at 2013 Oscars February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: History is alive and kicking at this year's Oscars in an unusually rich year for movies that plumb the distant and recent American past and have resonated with both audiences and voters. Four of the nine Best Picture nominees at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony - Iran hostage drama 'Argo,'...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Too controversial for Oscars? February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just three months ago, 'Zero Dark Thirty' looked like a strong contender for the movie industry's biggest prize. But when the Oscar for Best Picture is handed out on Sunday, the thriller about the decade-long U.S. hunt for, and 2011 killing of, Osama bin Laden is unlikely to...
  • Oscars in Hollywood cliffhanger over Best Picture, Director February 21, 2013

    Sunday's Oscar ceremony is set for a cliffhanger ending after a topsyturvy awards season that has left the two top prizes Best Picture and Best Director too close to call. With just days to go before the movie industry's highest honors are handed out on February 24, awards watchers are keyed...
  • Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan February 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan stars in 'Zero Dark Thirty', from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama Bin Laden. But the Academy Award nominated film about the hunt for the AlQaeda leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of...
  • Oscar movies are hits too, for a change February 19, 2013

    New York: How accurate is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Is 'Lincoln' an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of 'Django Unchained'? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already? As a crop, this year's nine best picture nominees has been one of the...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Argo' win top Writers Guild Awards February 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: U.S. film and television writers gave their top two movie awards on Sunday to 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Argo' in the final Hollywood guild awards show before next week's Oscars. Writer Mark Boal won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' which...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark Thirty' February 16, 2013

    Sex, crime, and supernatural thrills have been staple ingredients of the films produced by the Bhatts, otherwise known as Bollywood's favorite Bmovie merchants. In his directorial debut Murder 3, Vishesh Bhatt, son of longtime producer Mukesh Bhatt, relies on all three of those staples, but blends them with some bizarre...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' review: A masterful account of the dark side of the war on terror February 15, 2013

    Cast: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt Director: Kathryn Bigelow Chances are that you've read or watched several news reports about the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad in May 2011. Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, not only shows us what might have actually happened that night, but...
  • Dolby Theatre turns up the volume for Oscars 2013 February 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Dolby is ready for its first date with Oscar. The Academy Awards will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre for the first time since the audiovisual technology company plastered its name and logo on the awards venue last summer. While the 11yearold space mostly looks the same as...
  • Friday releases: 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark thirty' February 15, 2013

    At theatres this weekend, Randeep Hooda takes on Vivek Oberoi. And from Hollywood we have the Oscarnominated 'Zero Dark Thirty'. Mahesh Bhatt's nephew Vishesh Bhatt makes his directorial debut with 'Murder 3'. The third in the Murder series, this one's about a fashion photographer played by Randeep Hooda and his...
  • Hope 'Zero Dark Thirty' will win Oscar: Manimajra residents February 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: The residents of Manimajra town here, where large parts of Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated film 'Zero Dark Thirty' were shot, are hoping that the film will win the prestigious award. A bunch of residents of the place, a suburb which falls on the edge of Chandigarh on way to Panchkula,...
  • Sundance documentary adds new take on hunt for Osama January 23, 2013

    Park City: The filmmaker behind an Osama bin Laden documentary at the Sundance Film Festival says the debate over the accuracy of Hollywood's take on the story detracts from the deeper moral questions involved. Greg Barker, director of 'Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden,' said criticism over Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Awardnominated...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Director defends torture scenes January 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: The director of Oscarnominated thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' defended the film's depiction of torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, saying criticism would better be directed at the U.S. officials who ordered such policies. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Kathryn Bigelow said she personally opposed any use...
  • Kathryn Bigelow: 'Zero Dark Thirty' has no agenda January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards for 'The Hurt Locker' in 2010. Her latest film 'Zero Dark Thirty' has been nominated in five categories at this year's Oscars. Bigelow describes the philosophy behind 'ZD30' and the gender...
  • 'Argo' wins at Critics Choice Movie Awards January 11, 2013

    California: Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama 'Argo,' 'Lincoln' star Daniel DayLewis and 'Zero Dark Thirty''s Jessica Chastain were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actor and actress, with Affleck nabbing the prize for best director. The allstar 'Silver Linings Playbook' swept...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Nominations for Best Actress January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The actresses who have found their names in the nomination list of the best actress category of the 85th Academy Awards are Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty', Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Emmanuelle Riva in 'Amour', Quvenzhane Wallis in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and Naomi...
  • 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' look for big Oscar haul January 10, 2013

    California: Crusaders for good, oldfashioned Western democracy look to be the key figures vying for this year's Academy Awards. Bestpicture favorites for Thursday's Oscar nominations include 'Lincoln,' Steven Spielberg's portrait of the great emancipator who abolished slavery and reunified the United States; 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Kathryn Bigelow's chronicle of the hunt...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' gets Producers Guild nod January 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Steven Spielberg's presidential drama 'Lincoln,' musical 'Les Miserables' and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' were among 10 films earning Producers Guild Award nominations on Wednesday, as the Hollywood awards season gathered momentum. Ben Affleck and George Clooney, two of the producers behind Affleck's Iran...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty': Biggest manhunt story ever December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Oscarwinning 'The Hurt Locker' on the Iraq war, Kathryn Bigelow now brings one of the world's greatest manhuts in 'Zero Dark Thirty', key sequences of which have beeen shot in India. Though the director admits it is a sensitive topic as it involves Al Qaeda leader...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Laden movie mired in controversy December 18, 2012

    New York: Oscarwinning director Kathryn Bigelow could have made a testosteronefueled shoot'emup Hollywood version of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Instead, she and screenwriter Mark Boal turned 'Zero Dark Thirty' into a more complex look at the decadelong hunt for the al Qaeda leader, including a frank presentation...
  • 'Lincoln' leads Golden Globe movie nominations December 14, 2012

    'Lincoln,' the tale of US President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery, ruled at the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, while a very different movie take on slavery 'Django Unchained' got a big boost in Hollywood's crowded awards season. Steven Spielberg's portrayal of one of America's most revered presidents...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' soon to be released in India December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty', chronicling the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden, is all set to hit Indian theatres on January 11 next year. The film is being brought to Indian screens by PVR Pictures, the distribution arm of PVR Group. Bigelow, who became the first woman in...
  • Kathryn Bigelow talks about her movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' December 5, 2012

    The film reconstructs the hunt for Osama bin Laden largely through the eyes of a young female CIA officer, played by Jessica Chastain, who helps find him through a longforgotten courier. ...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' based on firsthand accounts November 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The makers of a Hollywood movie about the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden denied asking for classified material for their film, but say they did conduct interviews with a CIA officer and others at the heart of the decadelong hunt for the al Qaeda leader. "It was...
  • Oscars: 'Argo,' 'The Master' jockey for attention October 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood is in its usual hazy head space when it comes to the Academy Awards race. The dilemma: Handicapping the players when so many of the potential frontrunners have yet to show their game face. Films such as Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'The...
  • Sneak Peek: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty' August 9, 2012

    After her Oscar winning 'The Hurt Locker,' director Kathryn Bigelow is back with another action thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty'. The controversial movie claims to offer a closer look at the Navy SEAL Team 6 operation carried out against Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong, 'Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • Hollywood film on Osama to be shot in Chandigarh March 1, 2012

    Chandigarh: The two places may be 600 km apart, but Oscarwinning Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has chosen Chandigarh and its surroundings in Punjab to depict the Pakistani city of Abbottabad where Al Qaeda mentor Osama bin Laden was shot dead by US special forces for her new film. On...