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The Amazing Spider-Man Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary,  Martin Sheen, Irrfan Khan and Sally Field Director: Marc Webb For some readers, Holden Caulfield, the 16-year-old protagonist of  J D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is the epitome of teenage angst, anger and rebellion. Like many teenagers, Peter (Andrew Garfield) Parker, a solitary high schooler and the alter ego of SpiderMan, does not keep his word. He...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

Stars Outshine Lightening for Tropfest’s 20th Birthday

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Alethea Jones, from Melbourne won Tropfest’s 20th Birthday competition.  Jones’s film “Lemonade Stand” was awarded first prize by a stellar judging panel of Oscar Winners - Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and acclaimed actresses Toni Collette and Asher Keddie.   Australian directors Alex Proyas and Kieran Darcy-Smith, visiting New Yorker - screenwriter Charles Randolph, Tropfest Arabia Winner Jassem Al Jabbouri and 2011 Movie Extra Tropfest winner ...

The Great Gatsby: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Edgerton and Baz Do White Bay Power Station

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The Great Gatsby: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Edgerton And Baz Do White Bay Power Station What fun and excitement us locals have been having on our modest sightseeing tours of Baz Lurmann's set of 'The Great Gatsby'. We've been playing our own little game of 'Catch Me If You Can', and if your a Leo Dicaprio fan, you will have a bit of an idea of what we've been talking about. There was no escaping our camera lens and local information networ...

Abduction' Premiere Via Fox Entertainment Quarter Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi - 23rd August 2011

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Sydney movie hub - The Entertainment Quarter, went crazy tonight as 1000s showed up for the Abduction premiere. Twilight star Taylor Lautner advised he was shocked at the awesome reception he received when Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire were just a few metres away filming The Great Gatsby. "It's amazing the support I get. You never really get used to it," he told the press at tonight's premiere of his flick Abduction. ...

Sundance Alerts: The Buzz From Park City

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  As the Sundance Film Festival enters its mid-way point and there is an obvious thinning in the ranks of both celebrities and professionals, here is a rundown of some of the buzz, information and deals that are making noise in Park City this week. FILMMAKER MAGAZINE OFFERS NO GLITZ SUNDANCE COVERAGE If you believed what you read in most newspapers and see on television entertainment magazines, Sundance seems to exist merely as a playground for fabulous celebrities where they...

The Global Film Village: Andrew Garfield cast as Peter Parker in new SPIDER-MAN Movie

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Images Copyright Marvel Comics and Columbia Pictures All Rights Reserved by Marc HalperinAfter a comprehensive worldwide casting search Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have their new Spiderman, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker. Spider-Man returns to the big screen in 3D on July 3, 2012.  The new film directed by Marc Webb, will begin production in early December  from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Bloggers, pop culture commentators, and everyday fans have spe...

Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises

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   Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplicably ignored. This has happened again with the announcement last week of the Golden Globe Award nominations, considered second only to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 80 international film critics and journalists who vote for the prizes, is known f...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way

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  How do you follow up an international success like JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest serious satire, UP IN THE AIR. The George Clooney-starrer has already been named Best Picture of the Year by several critics groups and has now posted the biggest nomination record for this year's Golden Globe Awards (will Oscar gold be far behind????). UP IN THE AIR has scored six 2009 Golden G...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

Art of Elysium Charity Gala Honoring Eva Mendes and Jim Sheridan

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Relativity Media, LLC CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh and fashion designer Rosetta Millington Getty hosted The Art of Elysium's 2nd annual black-tie charity gala this past Saturday, January 10th, 2009. The occasion served as an event to showcase the multitude of artistic expressions The Art of Elysium shares with hospitalized children on a daily basis. The gala saw actress Eva Mendes receive the "Spirit of Elysium" award for her enthusiastic support and active participation in The Art of Elysium...

The Art of Elysium Gala Honoring Eva Mendes and Jim Sheridan

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Relativity Media, LLC CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh and fashion designer Rosetta Millington Getty hosted The Art of Elysium's 2nd annual black-tie charity gala this past Saturday, January 10th, 2009. The occasion served as an event to showcase the multitude of artistic expressions The Art of Elysium shares with hospitalized children on a daily basis. The gala saw actress Eva Mendes receive the "Spirit of Elysium" award for her enthusiastic support and active participation in The Art of Elysium's hospital ...

Spiderman 3 big expectations, mixed reviews, record BO

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SPIDER-MAN 3 SYNOPSIS:Just as Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finds the balance between his love for Mary Jane Watson (Kirstin Dunst) and his responsibilities as heroic Spider-Man, fate steps in and delivers Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), with exceptional superpowers - and a link to the murder of his uncle Ben. But before Peter can track down the murderer, a mysterious black substance turns his suit black - and begins to draw out the dark side of Peter's persona. The blackness also affects a rival ...

Can Berlin Help Clint Win Another Oscar?

Wednesday, February 7----With the ballots for the Academy Awards in the mail, speculation is growing about what has become an impossible to predict Best Picture race. While BABEL was considered the frontrunner, especially following its Golden Globe win last month, there is now industry speculation that BABEL and Martin Scorsese's THE DEPARTED may split the "serious film" vote. So, what exactly does that mean? Well, one scenario points to an upset win by the indie smash LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (...

Can Berlin Help Clint Win Another Oscar?

Tuesday, February 6----With the ballots for the Academy Awards in the mail, speculation is growing about what has become an impossible to predict Best Picture race. While BABEL was considered the frontrunner, especially following its Golden Globe win last month, there is now industry speculation that BABEL and Martin Scorsese's THE DEPARTED may split the "serious film" vote. So, what exactly does that mean? Well, one scenario points to an upset win by the indie smash LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (that'...

Amy Pascal honored at Israel Film Festival

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22ND ANNUAL ISRAEL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTS OVER 40 FILMS MARCH 7-22 Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be honored with the 2007 IFF Visionary Award at the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 6, was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Last year’s Visionary Award recipients were Focus Features CEO James Schamus and Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde. Schamus also s...

SAG awards nominations revealed

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

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