Actor Sonakshi Sinha says she found the courage to do smaller films courtesy the visibility that came with the commercial blockbusters which helped her reach out to a bigger audience. Sonakshi made her big Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg and went on to star in potboilers such as Rowdy Rathore and R... Rajkumar. The 32-year-old actor simultaneously headlined movies like Akira, Noor and this year's Khanadaani Shafakhana. "The big films that I've done and their success gave me the courage to do smaller films like that and take it all upon my shoulders. These big films have given me an audience that I wouldn't have got if I had started the other way around. I know that, which is why I am able to take those risks," Sonakshi told PTI. The actor said even though the films weren't successful, she still gets a lot of love for them. "As long as I do my job well, irrespective of the result of the film at the box office, I am happy. Bad box office numbers don't make a bad film. … [Read more...] about Bad Box Office Numbers Don’t Make a Bad Film, Says Sonakshi Sinha
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Video PlayerClose SHANGHAI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- "Wild Goose Lake," a Chinese independent art film previously nominated for the Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival, has raked in a box office of over 190 million yuan (27.2 million U.S. dollars) over the past 10 days since debuting on the Chinese mainland. This is the second-best performance for a Chinese art film in the local market. "Long Day's Journey Into Night," a film from young Chinese director Bi Gan, holds the record with 282 million yuan. "Wild Goose Lake," directed by Diao Yinan, blurs the boundary between art films and gangster movies. It tells the story of how a desperate criminal ends his life with love for his family in a southern Chinese city. Diao, born in 1968, won a Golden Bear for the best film at the Berlin Film Festival with "Black Coal, Thin Ice". Despite the difficulties facing China's film and television industry, art films are currently enjoying something of a renaissance. In the past, most art films … [Read more...] about Cannes-nominated Chinese film grosses 27 mln USD at domestic box office
Photo: Hiram Garcia Photo: Hiram Garcia Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hiram Garcia Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ Levels Up With $60 Million Debut, ‘Richard Jewell’ Stumbles 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s shaping up to be a merry holiday season for “Jumanji: The Next Level.” Sony’s adventure sequel debuted in first place to $60.1 million, dethroning “Frozen” after three consecutive weeks as box office champ. Those ticket sales, at the higher end of industry projections, represent a healthy jump on its predecessor, 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” ($36 million). It also marks the highest debut for a December comedy, as well as the best start for live-action movie … [Read more...] about Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ Levels Up With $60 Million Debut, ‘Richard Jewell’ Stumbles
Were these actors offbeat or off the mark?With Sriram Raghvan's gritty Badlapur -- set to release February 20 -- its lead actor Varun Dhawan seems to be stepping into the offbeat territory. Varun Dhawan, Badlapur Image: Varun Dhawan in Badlapur After starring in mainstream hits like Student Of The Year, Main Tera Hero and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhnaiya, Varun Dhawan takes a detour from his chocolate boy image for his fourth film Badlapur.The 27-year-old actor had reportedly signed the film right after debuting in Student Of The Year. Priyanka Chopra, Aitraaz Image: Priyanka Chopra in Aitraaz She started her Bollywood innings by turning on the heat in Suneel Darshan's Andaaz. For her sixth film, she signed up for Abbas-Mustan’s Aitraaz, which was inspired from the Demi Moore-starrer Hollywood film Disclosure. She impressed audiences and critics with her villainous role and was a major contributing factor for the film’s bumper success. … [Read more...] about Varun, Shah Rukh, Aamir: When actors SURPRISED us!
By Ayo Onikoyi The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has picked Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. The group announced the selection today, following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and in the Diaspora. Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji, and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, ‘Lionheart’ premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and was acquired on September 7, 2018, as first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. The film stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Chika Okpala, Kalu Ikeagwu, Sanni Mu’azu, Yakubu Mohammed, Ngozi Ezeonu, Peter Okoye (P-Square) and Chibuzor Azubuike (Phyno). Providing quality education is a major priority — Sanwo-Olu(Opens in a new browser tab) Released … [Read more...] about Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ is Nigeria’s submission for the Oscar
As mob boss Angelo Bruno in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," Harvey Keitel makes a brief appearance, but a lasting impression … just as he did as Ludwig, plotting a prison escape in "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Hollywood hasn't always considered Keitel, as he says, "bankable." Hut he's always memorable: He quoted Russian theatre director and teacher Konstantin Stanislavski: "There are no small parts, only small actors." Small parts in big movies such as "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Pulp Fiction" ("I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems"), and "Taxi Driver." It helped, he said, that "I had good training." The 80-year-old actor grew up in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, where his parents ran a series of luncheonettes: "Did you get put to work in those ever?" asked Mason. "Yeah, sure. I made the best egg cream in Brooklyn." "That's a trick!" "Okay, somebody get the chocolate. And the milk has to be frozen." "That's the secret?" "Yeah, for the creamy top." … [Read more...] about Harvey Keitel on his uneasy relationship with Hollywood