Uncomfortable Nicole Kidman Gets Urinating Scene Omitted In ‘The Paperboy’

New York: (ANI) The scene that shows Nicole Kidman urinating on Zac Efron in their latest film ‘The Paperboy,’ which had Cannes buzzing, for and against, won’t be part of the movie’s trailer. Although the much talked about scene in the film is not included in the clip, fans will, however, get a glimpse of the 24-year-old actor dancing with Kidman in his underwear.

The movie due out in theatres on October 5, tells a story of a young reporter (Efron) investigating the potential wrongful conviction of an inmate on death row (John Cusack). The 45-year-old actress plays the role of the inmate’s Southern belle fiancé who enlists Efron’s help to uncover Cusack’s innocence.

Both the actors have spoken about the uneasiness which they felt while shooting. “I don’t think I was supposed to feel comfortable. It’s like life. This character is supposed to be learning the ways of the world, and that can be very uncomfortable. But it’s also exciting,” the New York Daily News quoted Efron as saying in Cannes.

Kidman, who tempted Efron’s character in the film, wanted to challenge herself with this role from the very start. “I may be uncomfortable watching the movie. But that’s my job – it’s my job to give over to something, not to censor it, not to put my own judgments of how I feel as Nicole playing the character. I am there to portray the truth,” she said in Cannes.

The film based on Peter Dexter’s 1995 novel and directed by Lee Daniels, also stars Matthew McConaughey.

First Look: Daniel Craig As Bond In First Trailer For ‘Skyfall’

Latest  Bond film ‘Skyfall’ is one of the most eagerly awaited movies this year. The first trailer of the movie is out. Daniel Craig is playing legendary character 007 James Bond in the movie.

Directed by Sam Mendes, ‘Skyfall’ also stars Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.

The film will hit screens Nov 9 in the US.

Movie Review : ‘Ice Age 4’ (***Three Star)

What do you do when a film franchise has run its course to such an extent that there’s no way forward? Simple. You take elements from popular films, try to make the story about something ‘familial’ and make one more film trying to inject life into the dead franchise even at the risk of drifting all the way into mediocrity and cliches.

This exactly seems to be the formula for the “Ice Age” franchise with the latest part generously taking elements from other popular films even as it seems to forget the fun, emotionality or even the ingenuity of the original.

In the end of the Paleozoic era, the supercontinent Pangaea had begun breaking apart due to the acorn hunting habit of Scrat. Caught in the middle is the ‘herd’ of Manny and his family, Diego and Sid. As Sid is united with his crotchety grandmother, Manny separates from his wife and daughter.

Drifting on an iceberg, the trio and the grandmother are captured by a pirate captain. As they escape, a crazy and funny chase ensues.

“Ice Age 4” suffers from ambition – the ambition to exist. After two previous forgettable installations, the franchise should have come to an end. Sadly, the studio decided to give it one more run. Though they try their best, it isn’t enough and the film drifts towards mediocrity and cliche ending on a whimper one was expecting all along.

The film puts together the usual theme of catastrophic global events and weaves together a lot of nice gags with the best and funniest being reserved for the exploits of our beloved Scrat. Though on their own the gags are funny, the problem is in the attempt to weave them into one coherent whole. In the absence of any real story, the film falls flat on its face.

The film tries to redeem itself with the introduction of a goofy bunch of characters, led by a pirate chimp. But this ‘hairy’ spoof from “The Pirates of The Caribbean” series isn’t enough to raise it high enough, despite introducing a love interest for Diego.

All in all, lot of precious funds were wasted in a film that need not have been made in the first place. Diehard fans, however, will love reliving the antics of their favourite characters. (IANS)



First Look: Full Trailer For ‘Life of Pi’

Close on the heels of poster release function the first full trailer for ‘Life of Pi’ has been released last night. The video gives us an insight about the story where a storm crashes a ship and then the main actor Pi finds way out of this storm.

“Life of Pi” is movie adaptation of Yann Martel’s fictional work of the same name. Directed by Academy awards winner Ang Lee will be a 3D experience for cine goers. The movie is scheduled for release in November this year.

Take a look at the newly launched trailer of  ‘Life of Pi’.



Movie Review : ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (****Four Star)

(By Akshat Sharma) With ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy comes to an end. The kind of attention and anticipation this movie has generated all over the world is unprecedented. So much so that when certain sections of the media called the movie disappointing there was a counter-wave to prove the critics wrong.

The movie has all necessary ingredients. It boasts of amazing performances from the main actors, stunning action sequences and the enigma of a superhero movie fires your imagination.  It is the length of the movie which is a bit unnerving. It takes too much time to reach the climax but this shortcoming has been addressed by an exemplary ending.

Batman series have been very successful franchisee earning billions for its makers. Success of superhero movies is dependent on the emotional connect between the hero and his audience. Since Batman is a mythical superhero in the true sense of the word the culmination of Batman saga becomes an emotional affair.

The Dark Knight Rises opens with a scene where a powerful bomb has been planted and before the panic spreads the Batman makes a heroic entry and hundreds of people breathe a sigh of relief. Like any other superhero movie this movie also is an engagement of good versus evil. The struggle between both the forces continues till the closing credits. The scenes which narrate this strife are brilliantly captured. Each frame of the movie speaks volumes about Nolan’s acumen to tell a story. No wonder he had claimed that it was the greatest story ever told by him.

Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale look good on screen and they share some the most interesting moments on screen. Bale has done well in both the roles but the real stars in the movie are Michael Caine as Alfred and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Gotham City police-officer John Blake.

Director Christopher Nolan presents Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. In Batman series villain holds the key to the success of the movie. In the previous franchisee ‘The Dark Knight’ it was Heath ledger who personified evil. This time Tom Hardy unleashes fury on screen but the metallic mask impairs his ability to fully express himself. Regardless of the obvious limitation Tom Hardy has successfully managed to send shivers down the spine.

It doesn’t mean there are no flaws in the movie. The screen-play lacks the pace which we are used to in Batman saga and at certain point cine goers get a feeling that the story is being dragged beyond its limits. Director Nolan has done well in these dull moments and the movie never reaches to that critical point where you lose interest in watching the screen.

If you are a Batman follower and fan then ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is a must watch this weekend.

First Look: Trailer and Pictures of ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’

The first official trailer for James Franco’s new film Oz: The Great and the Powerful has  been released by Disney during Comic-Con 2012. Besides James Franco  Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams are expected to play key roles in the movie.

Sources in the Disney informed that the movie will soon start filming so that it is released early next year in 2013. Directed by Sam Riami ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is a prequel to the events of the classic 1939 movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Take a look at the pictures and the trailer







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Movie Review : ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (**** Four Star)

(By Akshat Sharma) Marvel’s superhero Spider-Man is back with a bang after a hiatus of five years. Superheroes may come and go but ‘Spider-Man’ continues to charm the audience. This time Spider-Man offers you a new treatment. Directed by Marc Webb and supported by a totally new star cast ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ keeps you hooked till the end.

Superhero movies are all about superhuman skills and human emotions. Like any other superhero movie ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is about the strife between good and evil but what makes it special is stunning special effects and a tight narrative. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) who lives with his aunt May and uncle Ben (Sally Field and Martin Sheen) is a typical American high School student.

Peter Parker likes his classmate Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) but doesn’t know how to make the first move. He comes to know about his superpowers when he is bitten by spiders. Thrilled by his new found powers Parker tries to impress his girlfriend but the Oscorp Industries headed by Dr Curtis Connors (Rhys Ifan) is busy on a research project of growing human limbs like the lizards do on their own.

Dr. Connors takes his research onto a new level where it becomes a threat to mankind. Responding to the challenge Peter Parker dons the mantle of a saviour. The message is loud and clear that superpowers come with a responsibility.

Director Marc Webb has treated the movie in a different style and has given the movie more realistic and humane approach. Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone, as Gwen Stacy share good onscreen chemistry and it shows in romantic scenes of the movie.

For Indian audience Irrfan Khan was a big draw but in his small role he disappointed many who were expecting a meatier role from him. Barely visible in three scenes Irrfan is simply a non entity when it comes to the roles played by actors in the movie.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is certainly one of those movies which becomes a must watch for cinema loving fraternity.