Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win top WGA Awards

Political thriller Argo continues to sweeps top awards, winning the best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of American awards this evening for Chris Terrio. Argo beat Perks of Being a Walilower, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. The Best Original Screenplay went to Mark's Boal's screenplay for Zero Dark Thirty, topping Flight, … Continue reading Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win top WGA Awards

Ben Affleck talks politics: Argo, The Middle-East and Hollywood.(Video)

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an1A6ysEaJ0   In this interview, I discuss with Ben Affleck his Golden Globe winning movie, Argo, which revolves around the rescue of 7 American, who took refuge at the Canadian Ambassador home, after their embassy was stormed by angry Iranian demonstrators in 1979. Ben Affleck, who graduated from Harvard in Middle-Eastern studies, reflects on … Continue reading Ben Affleck talks politics: Argo, The Middle-East and Hollywood.(Video)

Brits Shine at the Golden Globe Awards Nominations

British pictures and talent dominated the 70th Golden Globe Award nominations, which were announced this morning at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Comedies The Best Exotic Hotel and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Tom Hooper’s musical Les Miserables each gained a nomination in Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. They will … Continue reading Brits Shine at the Golden Globe Awards Nominations

Paranormal Activity 4 scares off competition at the US box office

Horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 shot to the top of the box office in the US and abroad with ease, scoring $30.2 million and $26.5 million respectively for a worldwide debut of $56.7 million. The low budget film has failed to match up to its predecessor Paranormal 3, which opened to $52.6 million in the … Continue reading Paranormal Activity 4 scares off competition at the US box office

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

There is no other film event that transforms its host city the way Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) does. During the 11-days, the sleepy city of Toronto becomes the thriving epicentre of the film industry, hosting thousands of industry professionals and film fans from all over the world, who come to savour the new offerings … Continue reading Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival