Jun 11

‘Toy Story 4’ as profound as previous ones: Tom Hanks

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks says the upcoming film “Toy Story 4″ is as profound as the other installments of the popular franchise.”The ‘Toy Story’ films accomplish what timeless classics aim for,” Hanks said in a statement. “They are full of innocent characters who face an endless trail of adventures. We all know the likes

Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ to arrive in India on July 12

“Yesterday”, a film inspired by The Beatles and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, will release in India on July 12.Based on Jack Barth’s story, the film’s screenplay has been penned by Richard Curtis.”One of our producers came to me with Jack Barth’s idea, a story about a musician who remembers The Beatles’ music

Kashmiri techie creates waves in ‘MasterChef Australia’

Sandeep Pandit left Kashmir with his family when he was all of 8. Now he is exploring the culinary heritage of his roots as a contestant on “MasterChef Australia”, leaving judges of the international reality TV show impressed. A Kashmiri Pandit, Sandeep has been preparing Rogan Josh, Yakhni, Muji Chetin, Dhungar, Kahwa, Kabargah and Tehr,

Barack and Michelle Obama sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce a series of podcasts for music streaming platform Spotify. Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and the couples’ Higher Ground Productions, the duo are set to develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts on a various of

Robert Downey Jr’s green steps to clean the world

Actor Robert Downey Jr. of “Iron Man” fame has announced the launch of a new organisation committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment.”Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a

Barry Jenkins to direct Alvin Ailey biopic

“Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins will direct a biopic about late African-American iconic choreographer, Alvin Ailey.Film studio Fox Searchlight first announced the project in March 2018, saying it had the support of the Ailey Organisation. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is producing with Susan Lewis through her AK Worldwide production company, along with Judy Kinberg. Rachel Cohen and

Khloe Kardashian attends first prom with fan

Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian finally attended her first high school prom, thanks to an invite from a fan.The 34-year-old accompanied a student named Narbeh to his dance in a high school in California, on Saturday, reports CNN.” My very first prom and I went with the best date ever @NarbehKardash! We had so much

Psychedelic rock star Roky Erickson dead at 71

Roky Erickson, one of the most enduring and adventurous exponents of American psychedelic rock, is dead. He was 71.Erickson’s death on Friday was confirmed by his representatives in a statement that described him as a “heroic icon of modern rock’n’roll and one of the best friends the music ever had”. The cause of death had

James Bond does not have to treat women properly: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actor-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge believes more than James Bond, the movies about the famed British spy should do justice to its women characters.The 33-year-old actor-writer, best known for creating hit series like “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”, recently boarded the project and will be credited as a writer alongside Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z Burns

It’s official: Robert Pattinson is next Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson has officially been cast as the Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming directorial about the Caped Crusader.The 33-year-old actor succeeds Ben Affleck who played the part in three films — “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League. According to Variety, Pattinson has closed the deal with Warner Bros for

Kidman gives away ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 spoiler

Actress Nicole Kidman accidentally dropped a “Big Little Lies” season two spoiler at an event here.The season two of the show will premiere internationally on June 9.Kidman let out a huge part of the new season when she sat down to talk about the show along with her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep and Laura

Ashton recounts learning of female friend’s murder

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher was “freaking out” after learning that a female friend had been murdered at her Los Angeles house hours after he had stopped by her home, he shared during a court trial.”The Butterfly Effect” star took the witness stand at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to give evidence in the

GOT star Kit in wellness retreat for personal issues

Actor Kit Harington has checked into a “wellness retreat” after shooting the finale of the popular series “Game of Thrones”.”Kit has decided to utilise this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” variety.com on Tuesday quoted his publicist as saying. Publication

Palme d’Or win will help people learn more about Korean films: Bong Joon-ho Cannes

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who became the first South Korean director to win Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or award for his film “Parasite”, hopes this will inspire people to learn more about the cinema from his country.The director, best known for his films such as “Memories of Murder”, “The Host” and “Snowpiercer”, said he was

Priyanka, Nick celebrate a year of togetherness

Star couple Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas on Sunday marked their first anniversary since they met and the actor-singer made sure it was special for his wife.Nick wrote an emotional post on Instagram for Priyanka whom he married last December. “One year ago, today, I went to go see ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at

Films not my world: ‘Free Solo’ star

‘Free Solo’ star For a rock climber, Alex Honnold, whose ascent of Yosemite’s towering El Capitan without any ropes, was documented in Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo”, people’s recognition for his climb means more than the recognition for the film. “I’m not an actor, I’m not a filmmaker, I’ve never watched the Oscars… It’s not my

DC Super Pets' release shifted to 2022
DC Super Pets’ release shifted to 2022

The release date of Warner Bros animation film “DC Super Pets” has been postponed to 2022.The studio said the movie, previously due to hit theatres in May 2021, will now open a year later, on May 22, 2022. The film is directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine and is being produced by Patty Hicks.

'John Wick 4' scheduled to release in 2021
‘John Wick 4’ scheduled to release in 2021

Neo-noir action thriller film “John Wick 4” is scheduled for a 2021 release.Lionsgate announced on Monday that it has scheduled “John Wick 4” for May 21, 2021. The studio made the announcement via a message to fans: “You have served. You will be of service. ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is coming – May 21, 2021.””John

Sophie Turner pens an ode to her 'GoT' character
Sophie Turner pens an ode to her ‘GoT’ character

As “Game of Thrones”, one of the most popular fantasy series, has finally concluded after its eighth season, actress Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with the role of Sansa in the show, bid an emotional goodbye to her character on social media. “Sansa, thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength

Actor Chris Rock set to reboot 'Saw' series
Actor Chris Rock set to reboot ‘Saw’ series

Comedian-actor Chris Rock and entertainment company Lionsgate are collaborating on a “Saw” spinoff.”I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place,” Rock said. The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the