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Could not have made Blazing Saddles today : Mel Brooks

Could not have made Blazing Saddles today : Mel Brooks

The 91-year-old filmmaker discussed the culture of being politically correct and said that it is slowly leading to the death of comedy, reports Hindustan Times. Legendary director Mel Brooks said Hollywood today cannot think of making a film like 1974’s Blazing Saddles as the people have become “stupidly politically correct”. The 91-year-old filmmaker discussed the […]

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When Vidya Balan hit the right notes

I was studying for my MA at Mumbai University and would often visit the St. Xavier’s College from where I had graduated to use the library. I befriended some people there who, like me, were interested in classical music and dance. We’d go for concerts together, reports Mumbai Mirror. One of these friend’s sister and […]

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On the road to the Oscars

Rajkummar Rao’s black comedy drama, the Amit Masurkar-directed Newton, has been selected as India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film, reports Mumbai Mirror. Amit Masurkar’s black comedy drama Newton, featuring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathy and Anjali Patil, set against the backdrop of elections in the world’s largest democracy, was announced as India’s official entry […]

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Female film casting same as 100 years ago

The percentage of women being cast in UK films has barely changed in more than 100 years, data released by the British Film Institute (BFI) shows, reports BBC In 1913, 26% of the cast in 53 films was female and of the 74 films made so far in 2017, the percentage is 28%. However, the […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio announces $ 20mn grants for wildlife conservation, climate programs

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has pledged new grants of USD 20 million to more than 100 organisations supporting such causes as wildlife and habitat conservation and climate programs, reports Hindustan Times Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has […]

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Wins Emmy for best comedy series

LOS ANGELES,  – “Veep,” the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, on Sunday won the Emmy for best comedy series, reports BSS. The television prize comes days after HBO said that “Veep” would end next year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the central character of […]

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Angelina Jolie weirded her kids out by trying the Maleficent voice on them

Angelina Jolie, who will reprise her role for an upcoming sequel to the Disney villain origin story Maleficent, recently revealed she was initially intimidated by the thought of playing Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis, reports Hindustan Times. Angelina Jolie, who will reprise her role for an upcoming sequel to the Disney villain origin story Maleficent, recently revealed […]

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Is Akshay Kumar Bollywood’s best comic actor?

Akshay Kumar, who once did back-to-back action films, showed his comedy skills in movies like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala and Housefull, reports Hindustan Times. Akshay Kumar, who turned 50 on Saturday, is one of the best comedic actors India has, says popular photographer Dabboo Ratnani. Akshay will be seen as the Super Judge on the […]

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