MOVIE

  • Amazon forays into movie production; aims to produce 12 movies a year January 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Amazon.com is making a high-stakes foray into the challenging realm of independent movies, the latest step in its attempt to move beyond simply distributing digital entertainment content to creating it. Amazon said on Monday it was aiming to produce close to 12 movies a year for theatrical release which would...
  • Legendary Marathi actress Baby Shakuntala passes away at 82 January 19, 2015

    Kolhapur: Noted actress Baby Shakuntala passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday following old-age related illness, family sources said. She was 82. She is survived by son, daughter and grandchildren. Umadevi Nadgonde, popularly known as Baby Shakuntala, began acting at the age of six and made her silver screen debut...
  • You could soon be able to watch 3D movies without wearing glasses January 17, 2015

    London: Austrian researchers have developed a new kind of display that creates 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses. Scientists used a sophisticated laser system that sends laser beams into different directions. Therefore, different pictures are visible from different angles. The angular resolution is so fine that the left eye is...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • 'Paddington' review: It's warm and full of affection; a film one shouldn't miss January 16, 2015

    Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters Director: Paul King Paddington, like some of the best children's films, is clever, funny, and likely to appeal as much to adults. Based on the popular children's books by Michael Bond, the film, about a small talking bear with a Marmalade habit, is in equal...
  • 'The theory of everything' review: The movie is worth a watch for the performances January 16, 2015

    Cast: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Director: James Marsh The Theory of Everything is an ordinary film about an extraordinary life. Director James Marsh takes a conventional approach to telling the complex life story of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the most fascinating figures in modern history. The film's strength is...
  • 'I' review: There's a lesson in I for makers of masala movies January 16, 2015

    Cast: Vikram and Amy Jackson Director: Shankar The highly anticipated romantic thriller I from visionary Tamil director Shankar is a work of staggering ambition, somewhat weighed down by the filmmaker's own indulgence. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that's centered on...
  • 'Alone' review: No more than two decent scares in this criminally uninspired film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Director: Bhushan Patel Buried somewhere beneath all the shrieks and scares in the ominously titled horror film Alone is a black comedy straining to reveal itself. Think about it: one half of a pair of conjoined twins demands to be surgically cut off from her...
  • 'The Lego Movie' misses out on a nomination in Oscar 2015, director Phil Lord builds one instead January 16, 2015

    'The Lego Movie' may have missed out on an Oscar nomination this year in the best animation category, but co-director of the film Philip Lord had other alternatives. Soon after the nominations were announced on Thursday, fans of the film started tweeting their disappointment at the film not making it...
  • Ali Fazal: I wish I had done the role offered in 'Homeland' January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal, who participated in a drag race Aamby Valley City to promote 'Furious 7', is confident that he won't disappoint his fans with his appearance in the upcoming Hollywood action thriller movie. The new film in the popular 'Fast & Furious' franchise is all set for release April...
  • I'm not a feminist but a responsible woman: Shilpa Shetty January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Why should only women cook and do the laundry, asks actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who feels men should contribute equally to household chores to ease out a woman's responsibilities. She also feels this give and take goes a long way into a happily ever after. Shilpa, who is married to...
  • ‘Ugly’ star Vineet Singh was moved by Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography, uses Osho's works as spiritual guide January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Vineet Singh was recently seen in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a dark tail about a girl's abduction plot. In a previous interview to IBNLive.com, he called his character from 'Ugly' selfish and self-serving. The actor has been nominated for the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards in the best...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' review: Pawan Kalyan as the nonchalant God and Venkatesh make an entertaining team January 11, 2015

    Film: 'Gopala Gopala' Cast: Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya, Krishnudu, Mithun Chakraborty, Posani Krishna Murali, Madhu Shalini, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu. Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasany Stars: 3.5 Has God created man or has man created God? If God is within us, evil too resides in us. What's the line of separation? Well, these are...
  • Period films a big idea for 2015 in Bollywood January 10, 2015

    Period films escalate cost of production and are more often than not an expensive risk for their makers. But they also seem to be the big idea of 2015 in Bollywood, with many filmmakers going back in time with their upcoming releases. ...
  • 'Taken 3' review: The film wastes your time and money January 9, 2015

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace Director: Olivier Megaton In a recent interview while promoting the film, Liam Neeson said: "It would be insulting if someone got taken in Taken 3." Evidently the 62-year-old star of the money-grabbing action franchise is aware of just how ridiculous these...
  • 'Big Eyes' review: It's a film that keeps you riveted through its drama January 9, 2015

    Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp Director: Tim Burton There's barely a trace of Tim Burton's signature elements in 'Big Eyes' - no Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, no Gothic stylings, no creepy monsters - and yet, this true-life story about...
  • 'Tevar' review: It's an exhausting film January 9, 2015

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma 'Tevar', starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, is an exhausting film. The kind that leaves you feeling like you've just run the marathon... but with none of the satisfaction, or the sense of achievement that comes with reaching the...
  • Shilpa Shetty: I'm enjoying my motherhood; no time for acting January 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty has no plans to take up an acting project anytime soon as all her energy is focused on her son Viaan, who will turn two in May. Viaan is Shilpa's first child with her businessman husband Raj Kundra, with whom she tied the knot in 2009. "I'm not...
  • Watch: This 'pretentious' review of 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' will make you rethink your idea of romance January 7, 2015

    Hilarious review of cult 90s film 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' by YouTube comedians Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath will leave you in splits. As they minutely examine the "creepiness" of Shah Rukh Khan, the unibrow of Kajol and the general Bollywood-ness of the film, you'll wonder why ever were...
  • Happy birthday Deepika Padukone: The star experiments with her roles in 2015 January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Variety has been the key in the career of actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 29 Monday. The New Year will be no different with three movies as different as 'Piku', 'Tamasha' and 'Bajirao Mastani' slated for release. In Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', she will be seen teaming up with megastar...
  • Supriya Pathak will soon start shooting for 'All Is Well': Umesh Shukla January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Umesh Shukla's 'All Is Well' seems to be back on track. Veteran actress Supriya Pathak will soon start shooting for the movie, the director has said. "Supriya Pathak is on board, and she will start shooting for the film soon," Shukla told IANS. The movie had been left in the lurch...
  • Manoj Bajpayee says the film industry has only used 25 percent of his talent till now January 3, 2015

    Two times National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will soon be seen as the love struck antagonist in upcoming film 'Tevar', had a candid chat with IBNlive on Twitter recently. We asked him about his choice of films and his way of work. He talked about his 'bad boy'...
  • 'Unbroken' review: The film is respectable, competently directed, performed January 2, 2015

    Cast: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson Director: Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie's second film as director, Unbroken, is based on the amazing true-life story of former Olympic runner Louis Zamperini who spent two-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war during World War II. The film has enough plot to fill three full-length...
  • e lounge Rewind: Bollywood stories of 2014 January 1, 2015

    In a special edition of e lounge watch the Bollywood in year 2014. ...
  • Shakti Soundar Rajan: 'Naaigal Jaakirathai' sequel to come out in 2016 December 30, 2014

    Chennai: Director Shakti Soundar Rajan has confirmed that the sequel to his recent Tamil hit 'Naaigal Jaakirathai' is on the cards and will go on floors in 2016. Before that, he plans to work on a fresh script which is on the verge of completion. "The sequel to 'Naaigal Jaakirathai' will...
  • Anisha Singh hopes to get recognized with 'Beeruva' December 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actress Anisha Singh, who was last seen in 2012 Telugu film 'Ayyare', has landed an important role in upcoming romantic-comedy 'Beeruva'. Having almost disappeared for the last two years, she hopes to hog the limelight with the film. "I started working on a Telugu film with Shivaji after 'Ayyare'. But...
  • Tamil actress Vedhika starts online community to promote new talent December 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actress Vedhika, who was last seen in critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Kaaviya Thalaivan', has decided to give back something to her fans on the social media. She has started a new initiative called Vedhika Talent Gallery that will allow people to showcase their hidden artistic talent to wider audience. "The initiative...