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The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017 and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was held on March 4, 2018, rather than its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.
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  • Masala.com

    Kangana Ranaut: 5 Best Performances of Her Career

    It's Kangana Ranaut's birthday today and here we look at Kangana's best performanes of her career. Kangana was born on March 23, 1987 in Himachal Pardesh. She faced many resistances as she decided to go to Bollywood and pursue her dream of being an actor. Kangana's sister, Rangoli Chandel, is an acid attack survivor and Kangana is her strongest ally. Rangoli wished Kangana on her birthday and posted on twitter, "Her soul is made up of wild flowers, that's why she chose the month of spring, when the earth laughs in bloom!! Happy Birthday to my adorable sister!! Love u a lot" Here we look back at Kangana's five best performances of her career.  1. Fashion Kangana Ranaut starred as a troubled model

  • Psychology Today

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  • France's Film Production Levels Remained High in 2018, but Local Investment Plummeted
    Variety

    France's Film Production Levels Remained High in 2018, but Local Investment Plummeted

    While the volume of production in France remained high with 300 films made in 2018, investment in local films dropped by 15.2% to €1.12 billion ($1.26 billion), hit by the sharp decline in financing from traditional distribution deals and TV channels. Although the volume of film production has kept growing over the last 10 years, budgets have been shrinking by about 2.6% per year, and were down by 17.7% to €4 million last year. Meanwhile, there were 69 micro-budgeted films made in France last year, nearly 30% more than in 2017. Local investment in French movies reached a 10-year record low of €890.52 million; and foreign investment in French films was also down to €198 million (compared with €240 million in 2017).

  • New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required
    Variety

    New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

    Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall. For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. The increasing popularity of John Williams' film music, and his visibility as conductor of the Boston Pops in the 1980s and '90s, led to his writing a number of concert works, but Williams was, for the most part, the exception to the rule. That is changing, some composers say, because orchestra managers are reaching the belated conclusion that film music communicates immediately to audiences, and the current trend of live-to-picture concerts of movie hits (everything from “Star Wars” to “Lord of the Rings”) is bringing

  • Film Review: 'The Dirt'
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Film Review: 'The Dirt'

    A long time ago, the words sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll carried a hint of danger. The lifestyle did, too, but I'm talking about the phrase. It used to sound cool (back around the time the word “cool” sounded cool). But sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll has long since passed into the realm of vintage American catch-phrase banality, like “How's that workin' out for you?” And “The Dirt,” the new Netflix rock biopic about the sordid, squalid saga of Mötley Crüe, the royal hair-metal sleaze gods of the '80s and '90s, is a movie that reflects the new harmless status of that phrase. “The Dirt” boils over with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, whether it's Vince Neil (Daniel Webber), the snaky leader singer

  • The Times of India

    Ranveer gets goofy with Mouni at rehearsals

    Bollywood celebs are all geared up to gather under one roof tonight for the 64th edition of Vimal Filmfare Awards. Social media has been flooded with pictures and videos of the actors preparing for their scintillating performances at the starry ceremony. We recently came across Ranveer Singh's boomerang video on Instagram where he can be seen goofing around with Mouni Roy in the middle of the rehearsals. The two can be seen posing like snakes and it is simply hilarious. Check out the post here: Ranveer also took to his picture sharing handle and shared a picture where he can be seen posing with a group of dancers. He captioned the picture as, 'JOY-UNIT!!! 🤪💕 @shiamakofficial @filmfare' The

  • It’s been 20 years since “Office Space,” and Swingline has never been the same
    Quartz

    It’s been 20 years since “Office Space,” and Swingline has never been the same

    Swingline didn't even make red staplers before "Office Space." Now they're a top seller.

  • Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are cops gone bad in Dragged Across Concrete: EW review
    Entertainment Weekly

    Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are cops gone bad in Dragged Across Concrete: EW review

    Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn in Dragged Across Concrete: EW review

  • Nine films debut this week
    DailySabah

    Nine films debut this week

    'Cold Pursuit' This thriller/action film from director Hans Petter Moland, stars Irish actor Liam Neeson. "Cold Pursuit" meets audiences this week. Neeson is accompanied by Emmy Rossum, Julia Jones, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi and William Forsythe in the cast. The film depicts the story of snow cleaning worker Nels whose son is killed by a drug baron. 'Hotel Mumbai' Focusing on a true story in Mumbai, the finance and entertainment capital of India. Directed by Anthony Maras, the film stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs. In the film we see the portrayal of events over three days which caused chaos in the city, at the five-star hotel that

  • Universal Studios Hollywood reveals new 'Jurassic World' ride details, including huge waterfall
    Opelousas Daily World

    Universal Studios Hollywood reveals new 'Jurassic World' ride details, including huge waterfall

    As Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom finds its way to theaters this summer, the dinosaurs aren't the only thing evolving. Universal Studios Hollywood is revealing new details about its upcoming "Jurassic World" ride. In May 2018, the Universal announced the new ride would replace the park's "Jurassic Park - The Ride," which ran for 22 years. According to a press release Friday, the updated ride will share some similar characteristics to the former version, including water ride features and, of course, animatronic dinosaurs. The new attraction, however, boasts "dramatically enhanced" aesthetics, an "original storyline" and all-new fan favorite dinosaurs from the newer "Jurassic World" films. Spoilers:

  • Masala.com

    Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan to Star Together in THIS film?

    Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan are two superstars of Bollywood who may come from star families but have worked hard to prove their worth as mainstream Bollywood stars. Sara Ali Khan recently starred in Simmba and Kedarnath for which she received acclaim. Varun Dhawan made his debut in Karan Johar's Student of the Year in which he appeared opposite Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra. Reportedly the two are set to appear together in the remake of Coolie No. 1. The original Coolie No. 1 starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor and was directed by David Dhawan. Coolie No. 1 was also a remake from an original Telegu film of the same name. The story was of a disgruntled matchmaker, who wanted to teach a rich

  • Inhumans Actor Mike Moh Is Down To Play Marvel's Shang-Chi
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    Inhumans Actor Mike Moh Is Down To Play Marvel's Shang-Chi

    Actor Mike Moh has thrown his name into the ring to play the role of Shang-Chi in the MCU. Known as The Master of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi debuted in 1973 and was created by Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in the wake of Bruce Lee's surging popularity. In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, and was molded by his father to be a "living weapon." Shang-Chi was actually part of the original ten-movie line-up that Marvel had planned out in 2005, but fell by the wayside along with other projects, like a Hawkeye solo movie and a Power Pack adaptation. Kevin Feige ultimately resurrected the project, however, with Wonder Woman 1984 co-writer Dave Callaham penning the script and Destin Daniel

  • Why the "Jeremiah 11:11" Bible Verse Is So Important to Jordan Peele's Us
    PopSugar

    Why the "Jeremiah 11:11" Bible Verse Is So Important to Jordan Peele's Us

    Once the credits for Jordan Peele's Us start to roll, you'll likely discover that your head is swirling with countless questions. Without spoiling anything, the ending is bonkers (and decidedly vague).

  • 5 Best Kyle MacLachlan Roles
    Coming Soon

    5 Best Kyle MacLachlan Roles

    After bursting onto the scene in 1984 in David Lynch's sci-fi epic Dune, Kyle MacLachlan proved himself time and time again to be a charming and captivating leading man. For some reason, not many studios seem to be willing to admit this. Despite a series of impressive roles across film and television, the actor is still criminally undercast and frequently misused. Recently known best for his role as The Mayor on Portlandia and The Captain on How I Met Your Mother, MacLachlan is capable of so much more than comedy. More or less a muse for Lynch throughout both of their careers, the actor is much better off in dramas. In the years since playing the young heir to the planet of Arrakis, MacLachlan

  • Film review: 'What Is Democracy?,' dir. Astra Taylor
    The Daily

    Film review: 'What Is Democracy?,' dir. Astra Taylor

    Astra Taylor's insightful documentary tackles a larger-than-life question: “What is Democracy?” The film, which is playing at the Northwest Film Forum until this Sunday, March 24, dives into issues like Black Lives Matter and voting rights while weaving in the ideologies of historic philosophers and successfully framing current political issues in the context of a global history of democracy. “Nothing beautiful without struggle,” is the Plato quote that the film opens with. “Plato's Republic” is used as an anchor throughout the film, with evocative quotes opening each new chapter. Taylor herself walks us through ancient Athens, explaining the birth of democracy. Local tour guides show the filmmaker