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Friday, April 04, 2008
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2. In which ‘cult’ film does one encounter President Merton Muffley played by Peter Sellers?
A tracking shot is also known as the dolly shot because the camera is placed on a dolly mounted on a track and moves parallel to the object of the frame while filming. A track enables a smooth horizontal movement of the ...
No matter how desperate the predicament is, I’m always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.Charlie ...
Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a sophisticated British-born art dealer travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a painter for her gallery. Recently married, she and her husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), extend the trip so he can ...
My first break - Karthik
I started as Rajeev Menon’s associate in his advertisement films and also in his film Minsara Kanavu. When G. B. Vijay who directed Kalaignan started doing advertisement films, I was given more work. This gave me a sense of ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
P. U. Chinnappa, P. Kannamba, Anjali Devi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, ‘Kaka’ Radhakrishnan and Lalitha-Padmini (Dance)
With the kind of fans you have among women, how come you didn’t get to be hero and dance around trees? Since that sounds like a compliment, let me add like Himesh?Oh dude! Always good to stick to what you are good at. And ...
Stretched to tatters
Confession: One, Two, Three isn’t half as bad as people tell you it is. Obviously, not many would like to admit they laughed at the drop of an undergarment.Ashwini’s script is a factory of undergarment jokes tailor-made for ...
Don’t kick this Bucket
There are so many reasons to watch The Bucket List, even before you’ve heard from someone who’s seen the movie. First, it’s by the same guy who directed When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men. ...
Love, across the border
Shoaib Mansoor, Pakistani director of “Khuda Kay Liye”, on what impelled him to make the film
An ‘item’ on his menu
tuning in Rajesh Roshan, known for soft melodies, comes up with an item number for “Krazzy 4”
chat Jayaram is one of those rare actors, who has effectively managed a career in two different States
interiors The yellow lights in actor Meghna Naidu’s house give it the feel of a film set
Having a ball
Shreyas Talpade and Celina Jaitley, who are cast opposite each other for the first time in Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Returns, are having a ball shooting for the film. They both play Tamilians who have been born and brought ...
Why I like... Mozhi
Despite the not-so attractive star cast, I decided to watch the movie with my family and let me confess Mozhi is the best movie I have ever seen. Unlike regular films that have a couple of fights, song and dance, Mozhi ...
Why I hate... 10,000 BC
I was really excited seeing the promos on TV and posters. In fact, I was so desperate and eager to watch the movie with my children as we were expecting some amazing visual effects of the gargantuan creatures to be featured in the movie. But to ...
Relying on epics, mythology for TRPs
TREND Saas-bahu is passe. TV channels are investing in gods and goddesses these days
Fighting typhus, instead of Nazis
In early April 1945, a small British ambulance unit was called to handle an unfolding medical crisis behind enemy lines. A nearby prison camp was suffering an outbreak of typhus, prompting a local truce to contain the problem. That prison camp ...
Jiah on a roll
Jiah Khan who made a splash as the Lolita of Nishabd has slowly but surely captured the film industry’s imagination. She has bagged a plum offer in the remake of Ghajini in which she co-stars with ...
Jack Black has told how his toddler son has not only made him more tired but funnier too. The King Kong star and devoted father says one-year-old son Samuel may be wearing him out but he’s also making him an even hotter ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Treats from home
Brit stars Kate Beckinsale and Victoria Beckham have forged an unusual arrangement to make sure they don’t miss out on a taste of home while living in Hollywood. Underworld beauty Beckinsale and Spice Girl Posh are ...
Kevin Spacey thinks the reason why so many young stars in Hollywood go off the rails is because they have never lived a normal life. The American Beauty star says young stars need to live in the real world and stop being so ...
Casinos not for Kate
Kate Bosworth says she could never be a card shark because she hates casinos. Blonde beauty Kate stars as maths genius Jill Taylor, who loves to gamble, in her new movie 21. But in reality, Kate says she could never spend long ...
Ryan Phillipe loved working out like a soldier for his new movie Stop Loss so much that he wants to take up military fitness full time. “There’s that part of me, the athlete part of me that loves the physical ...
Tamil Hip Hop Nite
Radio One organises 5th Rathiri Yamma, a Tamil Hip Hop event, at YMCA Royapettah Grounds tomorrow (April 5). The event features the Tamil hip hop band from Malaysia, HyperKinetix. The successful 11-member band, performing live for the ...
This sequel to the first season is revamped to make it look more interesting. Actor Malavika will be joined by yesteryear actor Jyothilakshmi and choreographer Latha Mani as judges. The show will have 12 solo dancers and 12 duo dancers ...
Beginning on April 8, the series is about detective Charlie Crews, a man who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years, he’s finally freed after friend and attorney Constance Griffiths presents the ...
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