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Burton’s ‘Wonderland’ embraces 3-D fad

Hollywood has seen a boom in 3-D movies as the major studios create new entertainment for a new generation of audiences.

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Depp voted Japan’s leading man

Moviegoers in Japan can’t get enough of Johnny Depp, naming him their favourite actor for a record seventh straight year.

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Tolstoy takes Christopher Plummer to the Oscars

Considered one of the finest actors of his generation Christopher Plummer has been over looked by the Academy for decades, until now, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Under the spotlight: Woody Harrelson

Oscar contender Woody Harrelson says he is a changed man after working on the military themed movie ‘The Messenger’, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Cuba struggles to preserve past in hard times

With its two very different faces, Old Havana is both the centerpiece of Cuban tourism and a symbol of the city’s larger problems, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Alicia Frankovich’s performance works

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Bollywood horror movie challenge

A Bollywood filmmaker has issued a lucrative challenge to horror movie fans: a $12,000 reward for anyone who can watch his latest thriller alone in a cinema until the closing credits, reports MiNDFOOD.

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The ageing renegade

He built a reputation making movies on Hollywood’s fringe, but at age 46 with one Oscar in hand and another possibly on the way, Quentin Tarantino now finds himself the consummate industry insider.

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Dark side of sculptor Henry Moore

Sculptor Henry Moore is portrayed as a radical who explored a dark world of sex, war and death in a new exhibition in London, reports MiNDFOOD.

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‘The Hurt Locker’ sweeps ‘Avatar’ aside at BAFTAs

Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war drama ‘The Hurt Locker’ sweeps James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ aside at the BAFTAs, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Too much technology hampered 9/11 security -film

Too much technology hampered 9/11 security -film

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Polanski wins best director at Berlin

Roman Polanski won best director honours at the 60th Berlin Film Festival for the political thriller ‘The Ghost Writer’, as the jury gave the Golden Bear top prize to a Turkish family drama, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Under the spotlight: Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio says at the age of 35 he is just beginning to absorb his heady acting career alongside the likes of Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day Lewis.

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Moore and Bening change track

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening’s latest film is being applauded for its sharp script and increasingly complicated love triangle that forces the characters to rethink their lives.

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BRITs go gaga over eccentric singer

Lady Gaga swept the 2010 BRIT Awards, winning three categories and offering an emotional tribute to late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Guggenheim’s 50th anniversary

Nearly 200 artists, designers and architects from around the globe have created works to mark the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Beatles’ Abbey Road studio for sale

Britain’s loss-making music company EMI plans to sell the north London complex which has been the home of British music recording for 80 years.

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Washington’s economic apartheid

Washington is a city – like many in the US – split by class, economics and inevitably by race, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Peter Gabriel discards drums, guitar for new album

British rock singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has taken what he calls the “scary” step of paring down a new album of cover songs confined to orchestral instruments and his voice, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Stiller gets serious about his mid-life crisis

Ben Stiller ditches the slapstick comedy and gets more serious in ‘Greenberg’, a low budget drama about a man in mid-life crisis struggling to deal with painful truths about himself and his failures, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Behind the lines

North Korean propaganda may seem absurd, but writer B.R. Myers advises the international community to pay the grandiose statements far more attention in dealing with what is perhaps the world’s most reclusive state.

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Chinese Coen brothers remake thrills Berlin festival

A Chinese remake of the American thriller ‘Blood Simple’ probably could not have been made two decades ago because of restrictions on filmmakers at the time, according to director Zhang Yimou, reports MiNDFOOD.

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New De Niro? DiCaprio steps up as Scorsese’s star

Leonardo DiCaprio may not remind movie fans of a young Robert De Niro, but he has taken on one of the intense New York actor’s rewarding legacies, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Del Toro’s monster role

Benicio Del Toro is an Oscar winner with a tough screen persona, but underneath that rugged exterior, the actor has a soft spot for old-time movie monsters like the Wolf Man, MiNDFOOD reports.

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