20 foreign language Oscar contenders to screen at Asian World Film Festival in Culver City

20 foreign language Oscar contenders to screen at Asian World Film Festival in Culver City

Los Angeles  2016 — – Twenty films submitted to represent their countries in the Motion Picture Academy’s Foreign Language Film category will be among the 34 motion pictures at the  which runs from October 24 to November 1 at the ArcLight Theater in Culver City. In association with CJ Entertainment, this year’s festival will include a special screening track […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

“Spotlight,” a searing portrait of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture on Sunday at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie, which has picked up a string of honors on its way to Oscars glory, beat rivals “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

(Venice-AFP) – Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after “Black Mass”, an account of the Boston mobster’s life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. Greeted by thousands of fans, some of whom had been camped out all night, the […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Birdman’: a dark satire about the world of showbiz

‘Birdman’: a dark satire about the world of showbiz

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – “Birdman,” which won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, is a quirky black comedy about the dark side of fame in the entertainment industry, starring Michael Keaton in the performance of his career. The film directed by Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was the big winner of the night, taking four Oscars […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Brad Pitt in talks to join Angelina Jolie’s next movie

Brad Pitt in talks to join Angelina Jolie’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – After “By the Sea,” shot in August 2014, the actor could collaborate with his wife once again in “Africa.” For her fourth feature as a director, Angelina Jolie has chosen “Africa,” a biopic of archaeologist Richard Leakey, who became known for his dedication to protecting elephants from poachers in Kenya in the late […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

(New York-AFP) – Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying US drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer. The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would run from April 7 to May 17, and […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Huntsman’ appoints new, debutant director

‘The Huntsman’ appoints new, debutant director

(Relaxnews) – The “Snow White and The Huntsman” prequel retains its stars but promotes its second unit director to the top spot for 2016’s “The Huntsman.” Stepping up from second unit duties doesn’t seem like a bad way to go — Andy Serkis fulfilled the same role on Peter Jackson’s three “Hobbit” films before landing […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Eight years after winning an Oscar for “Walk the Line,” Reese Witherspoon is taking another stroll towards Hollywood glory — but this time, it’s a grueling 1,100-mile solo hike. At least that’s what her character undertakes in “Wild,” a film based on the best-selling, real-life story of a woman’s three-month trek along […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

(Relaxnews) – The actor’s death will be mourned by all of Hollywood and by generations of fans. It’s a small consolation, but it’s something: Robin Williams left behind a few productions that have not yet hit theaters. Williams was recently seen alongside Annette Bening and Ed Harris in “The Face of Love,” which had a […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

(ROME-AFP) – Italy’s Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled “The Young Pope” about Lenny Belardo — a fictional first-ever Italian American pontiff, an Italian daily reported on Tuesday. The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not been revealed but […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood A-lister is reportedly among candidates to take over from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the second season of HBO’s crime series. Officially, the premium cable network has yet to order the second season of “True Detective,” but speculation abounds nonetheless. According to some sources, HBO is waiting to read the […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

OPRAH WINFREY called her “the most talented girl in the world.” Super producer David Foster (Andre Bocelli, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston) called her his favorite singer. Josh Groban said she possesses one of the most beautiful voices he’s heard in a long time. “When that girl opens her mouth, angels fly out,” gushed “Glee” […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made many Filipinos proud Monday when “Let It Go,” the song he penned for the popular Disney movie “Frozen,” won Best Original Song in the 86th Academy Awards. With the recognition, Robert, who won along with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, joins the so-called EGOT club – an […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his role in true-life AIDS activist drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” McConaughey beat fellow nominees Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”).

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” as the final prizes at the 86th Academy Awards show were handed out. Blanchett, who was the clear frontrunner for the award, beat fellow nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Disney’s musical blockbuster “Frozen” won the best animated feature Oscar on Sunday, the first time the studio has won the category since it was created for the 2002 Academy Awards. The folk tale adaptation beat “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Ernest & Celestine” and “The Wind Rises” for the prize at […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star of the 1930s who has died at age 85, melted hearts with her trademark blond ringlets and dimpled smile, and was a big bright spot in America’s dark Depression era. Delighting audiences with her singing, dancing and sweet and simple innocence at a time when […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Adele’s ’21’ passes 3 million US digital sales

Adele’s ’21’ passes 3 million US digital sales

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The album “21” by British singer Adele has become the first to pass three million digital sales in the United States, the leading online tracking company Nielsen said Wednesday. Three years after its release, the album, Adele’s second record, continues to have robust sales and so far has shifted 26 million copies […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A film about jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot and a documentary about a British war photographer killed in Libya made it onto an Oscar candidate long list published Tuesday. “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” and “Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” are […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A-list movie star Angelina Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work late Saturday at the Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Pietro Tosi also received awards at the annual ceremony organized by the Board of Governors of the Academy […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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