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WILL NBC’S THE WINNER IS BE A WINNER?

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As if there weren’t a surfeit of singing contests on network television already, NBC announced on Tuesday that it was adding yet another one. Titled The Winner Is, the series will feature singers “dueling” against one another for a $1-million cash prize. The weekly competition will also include game-show elements. For example, a contestant will […]

CANNES LINE-UP UNVEILED

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax, David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Lee Daniels and Wes Anderson. Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has also been selected as the opening-night film. […]

FIENNES SAYS THE BARD ASKS QUESTIONS PERTINENT TODAY

February 15, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Ralph Fiennes said at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday that plans to make a film version of Coriolanus had “sat inside my head” since he appeared in a stage production of the Shakespeare play more than ten years ago. At a news conference at the festival, where the film, which he produced, directed, and […]