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Mickey Mouse to get makeover for feature appearance?

March 27, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender Mickey Mouse might be getting a new full-length feature film and a makeover soon, according to Disney veteran. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, Disney’s veteran animator Burnett Mattinson revealed that he was in the process of working out a feature film bid to launch Mickey and the gang. ‘I am working […]

Bollywood sings the Hollywood tune

March 27, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan The traditional recipe for a Hindi blockbuster film is pretty simple. A macho hero, an attractive sultry heroine, five songs shot in exotic locations and the baddie getting beaten to death at the end. So standardized is it that such films are usually referred to as ‘masala’ films. The Hindi film industry […]

China misses WTO’s deadline to open up film industry

March 25, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender In line with expectations, China has missed the deadline set by the World Trade Organisation to lift restrictions on foreign film companies which includes a quota of 20 foreign films a year. The WTO’s ruling had been in favour of the 2007 complaint filed by the United States and it was later […]

‘World’s longest film’ premieres in Helsinki

March 24, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao A Danish film which was screened at a film festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki yesterday (Mar23, 2011) has been billed as the longest movie ever screened. The 240-hour film titled “Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso building, Helsinki)” was created and directed by a Danish art group called Superflex. “According to our […]

Secret Cinema – shhhhhh! Tell no one

March 20, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao and Anuradha Mojumdar Secret audiences at secret locations all set to explore secret worlds…that’s pretty much what Secret Cinema is all about. It is a deliciously clever, theatrical production that culminates in the screening of a film in secret locations around London city. Be it a cult classic loved by all or […]

Battle Los Angeles takes Top Spot

March 16, 2011

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By Aarti Jitender The UK box-office remained sluggish and continued to under-perform this weekend with no film hitting the £2m mark. Only three movies came close, with the newest entrant, Battle: Los Angeles, ranking number 1 and making the biggest hit at £1.79m. Though the animation film Rango’s slipped to the number two spot with […]

‘Rango’ takes pole

March 8, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan Johnny Depp is back on the top of the UK box office just as he was a year ago. Alice in Wonderland set the box office charts on fire in March 2010 and Depp is the lead character voice in the animated feature Rango, a film that sits on the top of […]