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Roman Polanski on child sex case: 33 years of regret

ZURICH — Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski says he has regretted having sex with a teenage girl in 1977 ever since, in his first interview since spending months in a Swiss prison over the sensational case. “I have regretted it for 33 years, of course I regret it,” the Franco-Polish filmmaker…

Watch the 100 best movie f-bombs in 13 minutes

An enterprising film fan put together this video of at least 100 uses of the word “fuck” in movies. The list is categorized by the type of use: motherfuck, as a noun, as an adjective/adverb, as a question, and so on. As The Huffington Post notes, movie creators have to…

Critics savage Palin film as audiences stay away in droves

“The Undefeated”, a documentary about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin opened in some theaters across the country this weekend and, if critics are to be believed, it is truly awful. Politico has a round-up of reviews, many of which feature the word “bombast” and include sentiments like this one, expressed…

Harry Potter film shatters more box office records

LOS ANGELES — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” broke single-day box office records with a whopping $92.1 million in opening day sales, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. The eighth film in the Harry Potter series eclipsed 2009′s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which previously held…

Director Alain Gomis films one man’s dying day

What goes on inside the head of a man who knows he has only 24 hours to live? Franco-Senegalese director Alain Gomis takes viewers through this final day in his new movie “Aujourd’hui” (Today). American actor, singer and poet Saul Williams plays the lead role in the movie, which wrapped…

Palin biopic now showing in theater not so near you

ORANGE, California (Reuters) – “The Undefeated,” a flattering documentary about Sarah Palin’s rise in American politics, opened in a handful of U.S. movie theaters on Friday, drawing die-hard fans of the Tea Party favorite from far away. Distributors put the film in just 10 AMC theaters nationwide, mostly in reliably…

Palin film, ‘The Undefeated’ debuts Friday in some U.S. theaters

A documentary portraying the political story of Sarah Palin debuts Friday in a handful of US theaters, as the right-wing conservative darling remains on the fence about whether she’ll enter the 2012 presidential race. “The Undefeated,” directed by Stephen Bannon, describes Palin through interviews with her admirers and supporters, according…

Animation pioneer Pixar marks 25 years

Pixar, a pioneer of computer animation that has made a dozen profitable feature films and become one of the most successful studios on the planet, is celebrating its 25th birthday. Born in the early 1980s as George Lucas’s computer graphics division, the company took off after it was purchased by…

Tunisian police arrest 30 at anti-secularism protest

TUNIS — Tunisian police arrested about 30 people on Tuesday at a rally by Salafist Muslims demanding the release of comrades who ransacked a cinema that showed a film on secularism, witnesses said. On Sunday, six members of the Salafist movement were arrested after they stormed a cinema and broke…

Warner Bros unveils Hobbit film names, release dates

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – US film giant Warner Bros has revealed the titles of the two long-delayed upcoming “The Hobbit” movies, prequels to the Tolkien epic “Lord of the Rings” by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due to be released in December 2012, while “The…

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