July 12, 2015

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Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard 2015 Awards Announced

Un Certain Regard 2015 presented in competition 19 films hailing from 21 different countries. Four of the works were first films. The Opening film was An by Naomi Kawase.
Under the presidency of Isabella Rossellini (filmmaker – United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director – Saudi Arabia), Panos H. Koutras (director – Greece), Nadine Labaki (director, actress – Lebanon) and Tahar Rahim (actor – France).
“We, the jury, would like to thank the Festival de Cannes for inviting us to be part of the Jury for Un Certain Regard.
The experience of watching nineteen films from twenty-one countries was memorable. It was like taking a flight over our Planet and its inhabitants… Any anthropologist would be envious of us.
We would like in particular to thank Thierry Frémaux and his team for their incredible kindness.
I cannot refrain from expressing also my personal gratitude to the Festival for having chosen my mother Ingrid Bergman for the poster of the 68th edition of this festival.
Mamma seems to hovered over all of us, filmmakers and film lovers, as a guardian angel.
Thank you.“
Isabella Rossellini
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
HRÚTAR (Béliers / Rams) by Grímur Hákonarson
JURY PRIZE
ZVIZDAN (Soleil de plomb / The High Sun) by Dalibor Matanić
BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE
Kiyoshi Kurosawa for KISHIBE NO TABI (Vers l’autre rive / Journey to the Shore)
UN CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE
COMOARA (Le Trésor / Treasure) by Corneliu Porumboiu
PROMISING FUTURE PRIZE
MASAAN by Neeraj Ghaywan
Ex aequo
NAHID by Ida Panahandeh
Photo : Winners of Un Certain Regard © FDC / Cyril Duchene

AMERICAN HEIST – Starring Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody

James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together.
While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.

“American Ultra” – Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Production is getting under way in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy “American Ultra” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), the story revolves around a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner (Eisenberg) whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is suddenly turned upside down when he discovers that he has a secret past as a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, he is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
The cast also includes Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.
A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.

Demi Lovato gets 12 birds tattooed on arm

HollywoodNews.com: Demi Lovato is adding to her many tattoos as she recently got 12 birds tattooed on her arm by Kat Von D.
Although Lovato recently considered getting some tattoos removed, it seems that she also wanted to add some ink, states UsMagazine.com. “Thank you so much, Kat Von D, for my new ink! I think it’s beautiful and I love it,” Lovato wrote on Twitter.
And it seems that Von D was just as happy to do the work: “So lovely tattooing the beautiful Demi Lovato today! Thank you, Demi!”
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Jessica Biel talks filming ‘Hitchcock’

HollywoodNews.com: Jessica Biel is currently enjoying the release of her latest film, ‘Hitchcock,’ but she is still sad about not getting any of the costumes from it.
Biel recently opened up about the one thing she wanted to take from the set, states People. “I would have stolen that girdle, and pretty much everything that I could have. But I literally think that they would have hunted me down,” Biel commented.
In the film, Biel plays Vera Miles.
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Taylor Lautner talks being careful with dating in Hollywood

HollywoodNews.com: Taylor Lautner could certainly get plenty of dates whenever he wants, but it seems that he isn’t in any rush to go out with someone.
Lautner recently opened up about how he has changed his outlook on dating since becoming a Hollywood star, states Hollyscoop. “I do have to be more careful. I would be lying if I said that I don’t guard myself more than I used to, but I don’t want to be too guarded,” Lautner admitted.
However, he is working on not letting that get the best of him: “If you have so many walls up that you can’t even make new friends or find new relationships. That would be a bummer.”
Who do you think he should date?
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Cameron Diaz talks women wanting to be objectified

HollywoodNews.com: Cameron Diaz certainly gets a lot of attention for her looks, and by the sound of it, she wants it that way.
Diaz recently opened up about women and appearances as she feels like most women want attention simply for the way they look, states UsMagazine.com. “I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy,” Diaz said.
And even though some might not agree with that, Diaz has no shame in her sexuality: “I’m a woman, I know how to handle myself. I know what I feel comfortable doing, and I know my sexuality.”
Do you agree with her quotes?
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. reveal son’s name

HollywoodNews.com: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed their second child, a son, back in September, but they are only now revealing his name.
Gellar’s rep has reportedly revealed that the little boy’s name is Rocky James, states UsMagazine.com. While it’s unknown why Rocky was chosen, James is allegedly also Prinze’s middle name.
The two also have a daughter, three-year-old Charlotte Grace.
Gellar and Prinze have been married for about ten years.
Do you like the name they chose for their son?
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Nicki Minaj in a feud with Barbara Walters

HollywoodNews.com: It sounds like Nicki Minaj is definitely not a fan of Barbara Walters as she feels dissed by ‘The View’ cohost.
Minaj revealed on her special ‘Nicki Minaj: My Truth’ that she felt insulted by Walters back when the singer was allegedly feuding with Mariah Carey on ‘American Idol,’ states Hollyscoop. “Am I not good enough for you to get my side? If I was J.Lo you woulda called J.Lo’s camp,” Minaj said about Walters as she described Minaj as “unpredictable.”
Minaj continued on for a bit claiming she’s upset with Walters making assumptions about her when she doesn’t even know her.
Whose side are you on?
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Kat Von D splits with latest beau

HollywoodNews.com: Kat Von D is a single woman once again as she has split up with her latest boyfriend, DJ Deadmau5.
The two were first reportedly linked in September, but Kat broke the news of the split over Twitter just recently, states UsMagazine.com. “Man . . . Can’t say I didn’t give it my best. Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. Lesson Learned,” Kat tweeted.
And in case some people weren’t sure what she meant by the tweet, she later posted, “Clarification: Deadmau5 and I are no longer together.”
Who do you think she should date?
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