Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's latest outing 'Kalank' bombed at the box office. This came as a huge surprise for the actor, who is not accustomed to his films not faring well. The star has delivered back-to-back hits ever since the release of his cinematic debut, Student of the Year, in 2012. Speaking about the latest Abhishek Verman directorial, the 'Sui Dhaaga – Made in India' star expressed neither remorse nor regret. However, he did admit that the film's massive flop affected his health for some time but was nonetheless a learning experience for him. Kalank was co-produced by ace filmmaker Karan Johar and received negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. "It affected me. The film
To say the least, F. Gary Gray's Men In Black International didn't work out as well as many had hoped it would. While there are a lot of things that aren't done well in Men In Black International, there still exists a tremendous amount of potential in the franchise, and things could totally turn around with the implementation of just a few changes in another installment. There are many reasons why Men In Black International doesn't really work, but not listed among them are the contributions of stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.
Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Kabir Singh'. He is on a promotional spree for the movie along with co-star Kiara Advani and he is leaving no stones unturned. The duo recently shot for Neha Dhupia's chat show and made some interesting revelations. During the chat show, Neha asked Sasha about his experience of kissing Kangana Ranaut in the mud while shooting for 'Rangoon'. Answering her question, Shahid said, "That's a really random question! Really random memories... Kuch yaad hi nahi aa raha hai. Blank ho gaya hoon main, yaar. If it was in the keechad, it was keechady." The two never shared a good equation due to which the atmosphere on the sets
Priyanka Chopra has come a long way in her career and become a global sensation with a fan following beyond imagination. The diva started her career a Tamil film titled 'Thamizhan' opposite Thalapathy Vijay and went ahead to establish herself in Bollywood. After carving a niche for herself in Bollywood, PeeCee starred in an American television series and soon featured in Hollywood films. But did you know that the global sensation's debut film was shelved? PeeCee had already started filming for 'Good Night Princess' even before being crowned as Miss World and even after winning the pageant, she continued to shoot for the film. But the film which was being helmed by actor Atlee Brar was reportedly
BEIJING, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The restored version of heritage Chinese comedy film The Adventures of Sanmao the Waif (1949) (the "Film") has been selected to be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival (the "Festival") as part of a series of restored films for the festival's "Memories and Classics - Special Film Exhibition of the Establishment of the People's Republic of China" segment. The film was a 4k restoration that was jointly restored by iQIYI, Inc. (IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, and Jiangsu Huaxia Film Restoration Technology Co. LTD ("Huaxia"). With the screening at the festival taking place on June 18, 2019, the Film is also due for national release at cinemas across the country on October 1, 2019, China's National Day.
Toy Story 4 marks a surprising first for Pixar who is breaking a 23 year tradition with its new film.For 23 years, the animation studio’s releases have all been accompanied by short films, many of which have become extremely beloved by fans.Those sitting down to the latest adventure with Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen), though, may be confused when the film begins – as it immediately begins without a short.Interestingly, Pixar’s debut feature – the very first Toy Story – didn’t come with a preceding short, but John Lasseter’s 1988 Tin Toy was later attached in time for the film’s home entertainment release.These short films, including Geri’s Game, For the Birds and Piper, have earned Pixar three Oscars alone Toy Story 4 is expected to be the final outing for Woody and company, although new streaming service Disney+ has greenlit a series of shorts based on standout new character Forky, voiced by Tony Hale.Pixar may also be holding back their shorts for a recent program announced as part of SparkShorts, an independent animated short film series developed by the studio.As part of the program, employees are given six months and limited budgets to develop short films that are subsequently released on Pixar’s YouTube channel.You can read our review of the film here.
(NewsUSA) - What do you get when you combine the acting chops of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor? Deception Road, an upcoming film set for production in the summer of 2019. The story gets rolling when the character of Oscar (Wittrock) is traveling through the American Southwest. He hitches a ride with haunted war veteran Hal (Church), but all is not as it seems, and a simple car ride is only the beginning of a complex and mysterious journey. Instead, Oscar finds himself in the middle of a game
Industry executives capitalized on the first day of the CineEurope trade show gathering in Barcelona to call for continued efforts to optimize and personalize the cinema-going experience in order to combat SVOD competition and declining admissions in some territories globally. “Europe is a laboratory for what's happening in the world,” said Julien Marcel, CEO of Boxoffice/Webedia Movies Pro during one of the morning's two roundtable sessions. While a report released today from the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) touted a fourth consecutive year of admissions over 1.25 billion across Europe last year, Lucy Jones, ComScore executive director UK & Ireland, Italy, Middle East and Africa, noted that some territories had seen significant contraction, including Germany, which was down 15 percent, Austria down 12 percent and Russia down 8 percent.
160 films, 43 countries in five days — a decade of “being home” at Kashish concludes. The 10th year of Kashish Film Festival wrapped up just as colourfully as it began with the opening and closing ceremonies having people from the LGBTQIA+ community walk the red carpet along with several Bollywood actors. “We opened the red carpet to members of the community because they are the celebrities. Kashish is a place where everyone can truly be who they want to be,” says Sridhar Rangayan, Indian film-maker and festival director. Even with storm clouds and cyclone warnings, Kashish was a full house with over 1,000 people that packed the venue on the opening night at the age old Liberty cinema, New Marinelines.
Navarre's 35% tax credit has mainly lured a large list of national feature productions since its launch in 2015. Further international film and TV projects partially shot there, accessing Spain's 20% tax deductions; other benefited from R&D incentives for Navarre-based animation and post-production companies. Here are some recent highlights: TITLE – YEAR OF PRODUCTION – […]
Before seeing the Child's Play reboot movie in theaters, get ready to step into the world of the film and be terrorized by Chucky himself, in a new virtual reality experience. Child's Play VR launches on June 12 and traps users in Zedmart--a store featured heavily in the film--after dark, as a demented Chucky doll roams the aisles looking for his next victim. "From the beginning of this partnership with Orion, the goal with Child's Play VR was to bring part of this insanely fun and creepy movie to life in a way that has never been done before," Child's Play VR director Dan Clifton, founder of branded content company Top Right Corner, explained in a press release. "After getting an early look
The star of the new film Yesterday has spoken of his "amazing" time working with the director Danny Boyle and singer Ed Sheeran. Ex-EastEnders actor Himesh Patel, from Cambridgeshire, plays a singer-songwriter who is the only person who can remember The Beatles. He said it was a "privilege" to work with Boyle and writer Richard Curtis. "It's an amazing part of the job to get to work with such incredible film makers," he said. The Beatles-inspired movie, filmed in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, included a scene with 6,000 extras in Gorleston-on-Sea. Patel, who is from Huntingdon, appears opposite Downton Abbey actress Lily James, and the movie has cameos from Sheeran and James Corden. The film imagines
Hong Kong film director Philip Yung and his cast were in Shanghai on Monday to promote their upcoming film “Where the Wind Blows.” They revealed new details while cautiously sidestepping — for the most part — the awkward issue of last week's massive civil protests in Hong Kong against a controversial bill that would have deepen ties with China, which have been entirely censored from mainland Chinese media. The film, which used to be titled “Theory of Ambitions” in English, stars Hong Kong's Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Aaron Kwok, Patrick Tam and Michael Chow and Chinese actress Du Juan. The actors play four notoriously corrupt police officers who rose to power in 1960s Hong Kong, and Du one of their
Frameline turns 43 this year. And as such, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is one of the longest-running events of its type in the world. The latest iteration begins on Thursday, June 20, and runs through June 30 with 174 films from 38 countries, 59 making their U.S. premieres. But this year will also mark the end of an era, as Executive Director Frances Wallace walks into her final edition of the popular festival. Wallace has been with Frameline since 2001, starting as a development associate and rising through the ranks to the top spot six years ago. “I have mixed emotions,” Wallace says of her final festival. “I'm sad, because I kind of grew up here, in a way, but I'm