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Ang Lee Opens Up About About Tiger That Nearly Drowned On 'Life Of Pi' Set

November 30th, 2013 6:01pm EST
Life Of Pi
Director Ang Lee has addressed reports suggesting a tiger almost drowned on the set of Life Of Pi, revealing it was "an accident".

The director agreed to speak with reporters in the Philippines in the wake of The Hollywood Reporter's accusations regarding animal safety on the set of his 2012 hit movie.

As part of an expose in the new issue of the trade publication, reporters obtained a 2011 email from an American Humane Association employee who was tasked with monitoring animal welfare on the project, about an orphaned boy cast away at sea with a tiger following a shipwreck, in which she ...
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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Check Out 'Life Of Pi' On DVD, Blu-ray & More

March 16th, 2013 1:27am EDT
Life of Pi
A 16-year-old Indian boy's passage aboard a freighter to a new life in America, ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal Tiger.

Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel from Yann Martel, this magical adventure of hope, wonder, survival, and the power of the human spirit has been celebrated by critics all over the world.

"Life Of Pi" follows Pi Patel, a young man on a fateful voyage who, after a spectacular disaster, is marooned on a lifeboat. Hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery Pi and hi...
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The 10 Most Memorable & Shocking Moments At The 2013 Oscars

February 25th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Ben Affleck wins Oscar for Argo
If you missed the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we have a roundup of some of the best (and most shocking) moments from the ceremony:

1.) Before the stars arrived, the toilets overflowed, flooding the lobby at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, according to TMZ.com. Fortunately, custodians were able to vaccum the mess before Hollywood royalty descended.

2.) "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart surprised fans after arriving to the event on crutches. She apparently stepped on a piece of glass a couple days earlier but later that evening presented an award without the aid of the medical device.

3.) Ho...
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'Argo' Triumphs At The 2013 Oscars (See The Full List Of Winners)

February 25th, 2013 12:15am EST
Argo
Despite a snub for Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category, Argo landed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 85th Oscars, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lawrence picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook; while Daniel Day-Lewis landed Best Actor accolades for his role in Lincoln -- the only award each film received.

The night's big winner was Life of Pi, which landed four awards, including Best Cinematography and accolades for Ang Lee, who upset favorite Steven Spielberg in the Best Director category (scroll down for the ...
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Best Director - Who Will Win ?

February 24th, 2013 5:40pm EST
Amour
A snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category shows that all signs seem to point toward Steven Spielberg for his brilliant vision of 1860s America and the passing of the 13th Amendment.

But don't count out David O. Russell, whose Silver Linings Playbook just scooped up all the big awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards last night.

Also in the running are Michael Haneke for his minimalist approach in Amour, taking long camera shots and filming nearly the entire film about an elderly woman's declining health and her loving husband who cares for her in a two-bedroom Paris apartm...
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'Argo,' 'Lincoln' Frontrunners To Win Best Picture

February 24th, 2013 5:10pm EST
Argo
This year's Oscars promises to be full of drama and surprises as there are only a handful of sure locks to win awards.

The biggest question of all is which film will take home the award for Best Picture, with Ben Affleck's Iran Hostage drama Argo and Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leading the pack.

While Lincoln looked to be a sure bet early on, it wasn't until the Golden Globes that Argo began gaining all of the momentum; scooping up numerous awards, including Producers and Directors Guild Awards.

But that still doesn't mean it'll win Oscar gold. The Producers Guild has ...
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Join Us Live On The Red Carpet Of The 85th Academy Awards (Live Stream)

February 24th, 2013 8:00am EST
Oscars 2013
Are you ready for Hollywood's crown jeweled event of the year? Yes, tonight is the big night, its the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Maybe you're hosting an Oscar themed party this year or hunkering down with a few BFF's for the big event? Then you'll want to be running our special two-hour live stream from the Red Carpet on Starpulse.com.

See who is wearing what – check out first hand who might make the best/worst dressed list. Hear from celebs themselves as they enter Hollywood's Dolby Theater for the biggest event in moviemaking.

Bookmark this page and join us live sta...
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'Life Of Pi' Vanquishes 'The Hobbit' At 2013 Visual Effects Society Awards

February 6th, 2013 8:25am EST
Life of Pi
Director Ang Lee was the big winner at the Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday - his Life Of Pi movie won four major trophies and he walked away with a special prize in honor of his career.

Lee's big screen adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 novel beat Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had looked set to dominate the ceremony with seven nominations but only managed to pick up one for its virtual cinematography.

Life of Pi triumphed in the Outstanding Visual Effects, Outstanding Animated Character, Outstanding FX Simulation Animation and Outstanding Compositing i...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Two Jews On Their Top Ten Films Of 2012

January 6th, 2013 10:55pm EST
Life of Pi
2012 was a great year for films - studio films as well as Indy titles all scored big.

From the exquisite writing, directing, special effects, I found myself laughing hysterically from a foul mouth, over-sexed pot smoking bear, to a bunch of folks freaking out at the prospect of turning 40.

We had cutting edge performances from Matthew McConaughey ('Killer Joe' & 'The Paper Boy), Nicole Kidman ('The Paper Boy'), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt ('The Sessions') as well as Daniel Day Lewis ('Lincoln') Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) and the whole cast of 'Django Unchained'.

As usual, John and I didn...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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Review 'Life Of Pi': Ang Lee Turns Beloved Novel Into A Magical Film

November 19th, 2012 8:03pm EST
20th Century Films
'Life of Pi' directed by the brilliant visionary Ang Lee ('Brokeback Mountain,' 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') is the thrilling and powerful story of 17 year old Piscine Militor, aka 'Pi' (Suraj Sharma) - who grows up in Pondicherry India, a southern French colony during the 1970's.

Pi lives an idyllic life. His house is located in a beautiful lush storybook setting surrounded by a zoo filled with tigers, hippos, organgutans, monkeys, zebras; just to name a few of the incredible animals that live there. We meet Pi at the age of 5 (Gautan Belur - age 5) and then at 11 (Ayush Tandon). ...
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Tobey Maguire's Role Cut From 'Life Of Pi'

September 5th, 2012 2:25pm EDT
Tobey Maguire
Actor Tobey Maguire's part in new movie Life Of Pi has been axed.

The Spider-Man star was set to play a writer who interviews the title character in the upcoming film adaption, directed by Oscar winner Ang Lee.

However, his performance will now remain on the editing room floor because studio bosses felt the famous movie star's presence disrupted the flow of the project, which primarily features a cast of unknowns.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee says, "To be consistent with the other casting choices made for the film; I decided to go with an entirely international cast. ...
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