I am scripting a film: AR Rahman

After composing music for 12 films, including three Hollywood, Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman is turning scriptwriter and producer with an untitled film.

"I am scripting a movie which I will co-produce. It is in the process," Rahman told reporters at the press conference of Shankar's upcoming film I.

The 47-year-old Jai Ho! hitmaker, who composed music for I and Kochadaiiyaan: The Legend, said he is happy to work with two stalwarts of Indian cinema Rajinikanth and Shankar in the same year."2014 is an eventful year for me. I have done 12 films this year. I did three films in Hollywood and also worked with Rajinikanth and Shankar," Rahman said.

Rahman gave music for biographical sports drama 'Million Dollar Arm' and 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' besides scoring for upcoming biopic on Brazilian football legend Pele.

Both Million Dollar Arm, 'The Hundred-Foot Journey and Kochadaiiyaan: The Legend' are in the long-list of Oscars for the best original score.

Global Box Office: Final 'Hobbit' Nears $600M in Early Run

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was the No. 1 title of the Christmas holiday, finishing Sunday with worldwide earnings of $573.6 million.

In North America, the New Line and MGM tentpole topped the holiday chart with a three-day gross of $41.4, pushing its 12-day domestic total to $168.5 million. The final Hobbit film also remained the dominant player overseas, grossing another $89.2 million from 62 markets for an international cume of $405.1 million. That included a $10.1 million debut in Australia.In many markets, Five Armies is outpacing the first two installments in Jackson's trilogy, sparking hope that it will match or exceed the $1.01 billion earned two years ago by the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The success of Jackson's film helped New Line parent company Warner Bros. cross $3 billion in foreign ticket sales for the seventh year.

Elsewhere, Fox's family-friendly Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb crossed the $100 million mark globally, grossing $20.1 million domestically in its second weekend and $30.3 million overseas from 40 markets for a worldwide total of $103.9 million. The threequel reunites director Shawn Levy with Ben Stiller and the late Robin Williams.Fox's other holiday tentpole, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, is faring better overseas than in the U.S. Internationally, the biblical epic earned $31 million from 39 markets over Christmas weekend, compared to $6.8 million domestically. Exodus, starring Christian Bale as Moses, has earned $149.5 million worldwide to date but will need to do far more to make up for its $140 million production budget and a hefty marketing spend.

In the Catholic-minded Brazil, Exodus opened to $6.7 million, the second-highest Fox opening of all time. It also did nicely in France ($5.3 million).Both Exodus and Night at the Museum, along with other holiday films, are holding off launching in numerous markets until Hobbit has slowed. Not surprisingly, several Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, have banned Exodus.

Disney's Big Hero 6 continued its international rollout, grossing a pleasing $24.7 million from 51 territories for a foreign total of $120.9 million. In North America, the animated film took in $4.9 million to all but crack the $200 million mark for a worldwide cume of $320.8 million.

Sony musical Annie, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, grossed $5.9 million from 21 foreign markets for a foreign total of $8.2 million and early global cume of $54 million (Sony is sharing overseas duties with Village Roadshow). Noteworthy openings included the U.K. ($3.6 million). 

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken grossed $2.7 million as it opened in only two foreign markets, Spain ($1.6 million) and the U.K. ($1.1 million). In North America, the movie, based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling biography of World War II hero Louis Zamperini, opened to a rousing $47.3 million in its first four days.

Disney's Into the Woods, opening to an equally impressive $46.1 million domestically, grossed $1.6 million from six markets for an early foreign total of $2.7 million.

Elsewhere, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which became only the second release of 2014 after Guardians of the Galaxy to jump the $300 million mark in North America, finished Sunday with a global cume of $669.7 million.

Bollywood blockbuster P.K. hit $77 million in global ticket sales, including a 10-day, record-breaking gross of $7.9 million in the U.S. 

In China, The Taking of Tiger Mountain, debuting on Dec. 23, took in a rousing $41 million through Sunday.

And British film Paddington, from StudioCanal, hit $75 million in international ticket sales after earning another $12 million over the weekend. The Weinstein Co. opens Paddington in the U.S. on Jan. 16.

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Celebrity Deaths 2014: (Kollywood) Tamil Film Celebs Who Died This Year

Kollywood or Tamil cinema has witnessed several notable deaths in 2014. The popular celebrities had once entertained us through their movies, performances or music. Even though they are not physically with us, their contributions will remain with us forever. Let us take a look at the Tamil personalities who passed away in 2014.

  • Anjali Devi (1927-2014)

Yesteryear actress Anjali Devi was one of the earliest stars of the black and white era. She had worked with some of the big names of her times like MGR, NTR, Sivaji Ganeshan, etc. The veteran worked in over 350 films in different languages and even produced movies under her home banner Ashwini Pictures. She passed away on 13 January, 2014.

  • Balu Mahendra (1939-2014)

Balu Mahendra was a legend whose contribution to South films remains unmatched. He donned various hats of cinematographer, film editor and director apart from penning stories. He  won endless awards including six national awards. He breathed his last on 13 February after suffering a cardiac arrest.

  • Filmmaker Rama Narayanan (1949-2014)

Multifaceted Rama Narayanan, who had directed over 130 movies in different languages, passed away in Singapore. He started as a writer and gradually became a director. He passed away on 22 June 2014 due to kidney related ailments.

  • Kadhal Dhandapani (1943-2014)

Actor Kadhal Dhandapani had acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. He was seen in more than 200 films in different languages as a fearsome baddie. He passed away on 20 July, 2014, following a cardiac arrest.

  • Ashok Kumar (1941-2014)

Cinematographer Ashok Kumar worked in above 125 films and language was never a barrier for this legend. Awards always came his way and he was honoured by all the leading film industries of India. He passed away on 22 October, 2014.

  • SS Rajendran (1928-2014)

Veteran SS Rajendran had tasted success as an actor, director and producer. He was also successful in politics. He died on 23 October following lung infection.

  • Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya (1947-2014)

Rudraiah Chockalingam popularly known as C.Rudhraiya shot to fame with "Aval Appadithan". He had only two flicks to his credit. He passed away on 18 November, 2014.

Vikram's 'I' Trailer Sets New Benchmark; Can Ajith's 'Yennai Arindhaal' Break its Record?

Vikram's "I" trailer, which was released on 18 December, has set a new benchmark in terms of YouTube views. Now, people are curiously looking forward to see whether Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" breaks this record.The stunning video-clip of "I" was released on 18 December at 10 pm and in about 36 hours, the trailer has been viewed over 1.7 million times. This, by any margin, for a Tamil film is a huge number. Now, the countdown for trailer of "Yennai Arindhaal" has begun and people are very curious to see whether Ajith's video beats the record of Vikram's trailer.

Vikram's "I" is a most-awaited movie and its craze is not just limited to Tamil Nadu, but the entire of South India is interested in the film. Hence, the movie trailer has managed to get such a response from the audience.

In case of Ajith's 'Yennai Arindhaal', the flick is a biggie in Tamil but has decent market in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It will be interesting to see how the trailer of this film will perform on YouTube.

As we all know, Ajith Kumar enjoys one of the biggest fan followings in South India and his fans can go to any extent to ensure that the records remain in his name. It was recently evident with the first look and teaser of "Yennai Arindhaal" creating an unprecedented buzz on social media websites.

"Yennai Arindhaal" trailer will release on the Christmas Eve, possibly in the midnight. Gautham Menon and his team are working hard to release the video on time. We have to note that this film, which features Trisha Krishnan and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles, will be directly clashing with Vikram's "I", which has Amy Jackson in the female lead role.


‘I’ the much anticipated movie of Shankar that stars Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead was recently sent to the censor board and now the latest we hear is that the 180 crore budget mega project has been censored yesterday and has been certified with UA.

The makers of this film were expecting the film to get U, as this is the major criteria required to get tax exemption from the Government of Tamil Nadu. But unfortunately the CBFC Board has certified the film with U/A and it is expected that the producer might opt for a revival of the certificate in order to get a U.

The film which is all set to hit the screens this Pongal, released its trailer much recently and it has got an awestrucking response. With this the expectation of this film among the audience has taken it to the next level.

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Official I Movie Theatrical Trailer (Tamil) | Aascar Film | Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson

[Official] I Movie Theatrical Trailer (Tamil) | Aascar Film | Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson

[Official] I Movie Theatrical Trailer (Tamil) | Aascar Film | Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson


Director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to release a new image from Jurassic World featuring Chris Pratt with a raptor.

"Happy Holidays from the editing room," Trevorrow added. "Do not try this at home."

Jurassic World has a June 12, 2015 release directed by Colin Trevorrow also starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, and Omar Sy.

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Shankar's 'I' Movie Trailer

One of the most expected films of the decade is Shankar’s ‘I’ starring Chiyaan Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, and produced by Venu Ravichandran’s Aascar Films.

The teaser of the film which was released a couple of months back has had 9 million views already in Youtube, which is by far the highest for any South Indian film's teaser / trailer.


[Official] I Movie Theatrical Trailer (Tamil) | Aascar Film | Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson

[Official] I Movie Theatrical Trailer (Tamil) | Aascar Film | Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson

Now the latest we hear is that the trailer of the film is all gunned up to release, this is what the production team has shared in its official social forum, “The most awaited theatrical trailer of the year, I, is getting ready to hit your screens. Coming soon”.

Our sources close to ‘I’ have reportedly said that the trailer will be 2 minutes long and will be released by tomorrow. Stay tuned for an official confirmation from team ‘I’.

Yennai Arinthaal Adhaaru Adhaaru Song Released

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Lingaa Movie Review - Exclusive True Review

Lingaa is directed by K S Ravikumar who has earlier worked with the Superstar in Muthu and Padaiyappa. He also helped Soundarya in the making of Kochadaiyaan. Lingaa is produced by Rockline Venkatesh who is supposed to be a close friend of Rajni himself. As in most of his recent films, music is by A R Rahman.

Other big names include Rathnavelu for DOP and Sabu Cyril who managed the Art and Production Designs. There are several Lingaa stories which were making the rounds and many claims made over the story as well. One story goes like this - There is a village which obstructs the construction of a dam based on some old beliefs/customs.

The dam is constructed by none other than Rajni ..but somehow the villagers along with one of their leaders succeed in stopping the construction. Then comes another Rajni ..who swap places with the Engineer Rajni and ensures the dam is constructed by removing the bottlenecks and changing the beliefs of the villagers (heard somewhere? yes, its similar to Kaththi story line but the makers of Lingaa rubbished the claims.

The other story goes like this..... Father Rajni (in 1940's) convinces a village and decide to build a dam over a river for their benefit. However, he faces opposition from the British and a King (who supports the British). Inspite of trying hard he fails in his attempt and is killed by the Villain. Entry of young Rajini.... who is a businessman and travels to every part of the world.....he comes back to his village.

He comes across the unfinished dam and several untoward incidents and stories about the the dam... basis which the villagers think the unfinished dam and the river had bought them some curse. How the young Rajni puts an end to all these issues and also takes revenge of his fathers killer form the rest of the film. (Again heard somewhere.....yes, this is the typical Superstar template). You just need to change the heroines and the setup. This time its Sonakshi for the old Rajni and Anushka for the young Rajni and the entire film is setup in Karnataka.

Technically the film is brilliant and very rich. The sets are huge and is unbelievable how K S Ravikumar managed this in very short span of time. Cinematography is top notch and the brown tint given to the period scenes are excellent.Music and background score by Rahman elevates the film - Mona Gasolina is already topping all charts. Oh Nanbaa is shot stylishly and guess its the first time Superstar's intro song is shot in foreign locations. The heroines don't have a big role....unlike some of Rajni's recent films. There is a huge list of supporting actors as in every Rajni film and they perform their part well. Jagapathy Babu menaces in the villain role and stands toll against Rajni's character to the extent that you will end up hating him.

The entire film rests on one person - The Superstar. He looks dashing in his suits and looks trim and fit as ever. The scenes where is takes on the British and speaks English will create goosebumps for his fans. There are enough style shots, punch dialogues and typical Rajni comedy in the film to satisfy the fan base. Though Santhanam and Karunakaran are roped in as comedians, its Rajni who makes you smile, laugh and enjoy the scenes in the first half.

Stunts are choreographed well but some scenes look very evident that its done by someone else and not Rajni himself. But how much can we expect from him? On the negative the films is too long even for a Rajni film.....a little bit of trimming could do wonders. While the story seem to be very similar to earlier Rajni films, KS Ravikumar has packaged it differently and set it up nicely in the pre-independence era and present.

The screenplay is taut and zooms past you like a bullet in the second half. But does the story really matter to us? Nopes. All we want is to see is the Superstar in his full speed and action and undefeated style blazing the screens and KS Ravikumar has delivered exactly the same.

Overall Lingaa - Satisfied & Good

Rating   -  7.5/10

Yennai Arinthaal Teaser - Record Break

Gautham Menon’s Ajith starrer Yennai Arindhaal is the latest toast of the town as the 59 second teaser was recently released and was lapped up by his fans all over. It first crossed one million views within 24 hours and now it has crossed two million hits and is still going strong. It also has received a record number of likes.
The film is reaching the finish line soon with the crew shooting important scenes in the busy area of Guindy in Chennai, a couple of days back. The music release is expected to happen in the coming weeks and the film for Pongal 2015. 

Yennai Arindhaal Official Teaser | Ajith, Gautham Menon, Harris Jayaraj, Trisha, Anushka

The wait is over! Watch the breathtaking teaser of Ajith Kumar's Yennai Arindhaal directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon with music by Harris Jayaraj. The film also stars Trisha, Anushka, Arun Vijay.

Jurassic World - Official Trailer (HD)

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Writers: Michael Crichton,Rick Jaffa

Stars: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' opened to $55 million on Friday

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened to an estimated $55 million on Friday, which is easily the biggest opening day of the year so far.

Unfortunately, it's a big step back from the last two Hunger Games movies: Catching Fire opened to $71 million last year, while the original Hunger Games debuted to $67.3 million back in 2012.

Mockingjay also opened below the penultimate chapters of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises ($71.2 million and $61.7 million, respectively).

If Mockingjay follows the typical Hunger Games pattern, it will finish the weekend with less than $130 million.

In a distant second place, Big Hero 6 was off 44 percent to an estimated $4.48 million. The Disney Animation hit is on pace to finish the weekend with around $19 million.

Dumb and Dumber To added $4.3 million on Friday, which is a massive 70 percent decline from opening day. The comedy sequel is on track to earn around $14 million this weekend.

Interstellar fell 49 percent to an estimated $4.22 million. To date, the movie has earned $109.8 million, and will be close to $120 million by the end of the weekend.

Weekend Projections
1. Mockingjay - $125 million
2. Big Hero 6 - $19 million
3. Interstellar - $14.2 million
4. Dumber To - $14 million

Interstellar Timeline

It uses the science of interstellar travel and relativity and blackholes and wormholes and fifth dimension just as a tool to tell an emotional story of a father who is trying to re-unite with his daughter whom he promised before going on a space voyage that he will come back. So, expecting ‘Interstellar’ to be 100% scientifically accurate is not only foolhardy, but also, not the right way to watch the film. In fact, many of the theories that ‘Interstellar’ uses, haven’t yet been proved, so it’s virtually impossible to portray them on-screen. Having said that, it doesn’t mean whatever ‘Interstellar’ deals in is all bullshit. In fact far from it. After all, there’s method behind all the madness that you see in Interstellar. So, let’s tackle it one by one.

What’s Plan ‘A’ and Plan ‘B’ ?

Early on in the film we find out that NASA is working on a plan to have humanity leave the earth in the face of impending catastrophe. The scientists have also learned that an unknown civilization (referred to as “they”, read below) have put created/put a wormhole near Saturn (read about wormholes below). The scientists have also found out after sending a number of expeditions in space that there are three habitable planets in another galaxy. They have named the planets after the explorers who went in search for them: Miller, Mann, Edmunds. And therefore, to understand which out of three planets is actually habitable, they are planning to send a team of scientists (Endurance) to these planets. Meanwhile, professor Brand (Michael Caine) himself has been working to solve a quantum equation for last several years that will solve the riddle of space, time and gravity.

Plan ‘A’ : During the time Endurance will be on its interstellar voyage, Dr. Brand will continue working on the equation, which if solved, will allow them to figure out all the five dimensions including gravity. After which, their plan is to carry all the remaining population of earth in a massive space station to whatever the most habitable planet is.

Plan ‘B': If Dr. Brand fails to solve the equation, they have a fallback option. NASA have harvested a bank of fertilized embryos which will be carried by the the Endurance team on their interstellar voayage, and in case the Earth gets destroyed, they will raise the next generation of humanity in a planet that they find most habitable.

Later in the film, Dr. Brand will reveal that Plan ‘A’ was never possible. To completely solve the equation he would have needed data from the center of black hole, which was impossible to get, and hence the whole plan was a lie.

Warmholes and how do they work ?

I think the film does a good job explaining the concept of wormholes in a very short and sweet way. One of scientists, Romilly, explains it pretty well using a paper and pencil; and it is precisely the concept of wormholes. It is shortcut in space-time. So, what would take light years to reach in space if followed the normal route, can be reached in a matter of minutes/hours/days through wormholes. Obviously, no wormholes have been discovered yet, but wormholes were always the part of solutions to the Einstein’s field equations for gravity.  Anyway, in the movie, the group of scientists use the wormhole (which initially scientists think has been put near Saturn by aliens) to reach to another galaxy where the three planets with life potential exist.

Black holes and compressing of time
Black holes are regions of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping” That’s the wikipedia definition of Black holes. In short, a place where gravity is excessively strong. So, strong that it even dilates time. The first planet, Miller, that Endurance team visits, has one hour on its surface correspond to seven years on earth. It is because, as mentioned in the film, Miller is located very close to a black hole called Gargantua, and hence time moves much slower on Miller than on Earth.

Who are “they” ?

Initially, NASA scientists think “they” to be some extraterrestrial aliens, who are advanced enough to have figured out the five dimensions and hence, can manipulate space and time, and for some unknown reason are also willing to help humans escape the doomed earth. NASA scientists also believe it is “they” who have placed the wormhole close to Saturn so that humans can use that as shortcut to other habitable planets. It is only in the final act of the film, when Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) falls into the blackhole to finally find himself in a Tesseract, does he realize that “they” are not aliens but actually future humans. The future humans, who have mastered laws of universe — space, time and gravity. It is the future humans, too, who constructed the Tesseract for Cooper to communicate with his daughter, and hence, save humans in the past. The implication here is that future humans are trying to save humanity so that they themselves can exist. (I understand, this is slightly ridiculing, since, future humans exist because someone in past was able to survive. It is kind of never ending loop).

Fifth Dimension and the ending

The most “difficult to understand” part of the film is Tesseract, or the cubic prism where Cooper finds himself after his spaceship gets destroyed inside the blackhole. Basically, it’s a three dimensional representation of the five dimensional space. And as already mentioned above, this Tesseract was created by future humans so that Cooper could communicate the data about singularity (center of blackhole) to his daughter, Murph (Jessica Chastain), so that she could solve the quantum equation. So, what is fifth dimension, and why is it important to understand ? Let’s dive in.

So, as we all know, we live in a three dimensional space. As per Einstein, and his theory of relativity, time can be considered as the 4th dimension. If you studied maths and graphs, you will remember, that on a two dimensional graph we represent the two dimensions with axis x and y. Also, to represent space, we must have a third axis z. With the three axes: x, y, z we represent the 3D space. Now, imagine this 3 dimensional space across a fourth dimension: time. So, what we are saying is, just like in a 2D graph for a constant x, we can go up and down the values of y; similarly, in a 4D space for a constant x, y and z we can go up and down the 4th dimension, that is time. That’s why and how theory of relativity supports time-travel.

Now, imagine a 4D space across a fifth dimension where gravity can, too, be controlled. Cooper falls, or is rather brought by future humans into this five dimensional space because:

1st: In a 5D space, he can traverse across time, and
2nd: Since gravity, too, is a variable entity in 5D Space, he can use gravity to communicate to his daughter the quantum data that was needed to solve the equation.

And that’s exactly what Cooper does. He time-travels to his past, and uses gravity to move hands of the Murph’s watch  to communicate the data to Murph in Morse code. With the data that she gets from her father, Murph is able to solve the equation, which enables humans to master space, time, and gravity. In short, they could now play around with space, time and gravity. That’s why you will see — towards end of the film — the sort of world that humans have created near Saturn; a world that defies rules of gravity and space.

Box Office: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ On Track For Year’s Best Opening

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ will enjoy the biggest opening of the year, but just how big a launch it receives is a matter of dispute.

Lionsgate, the studio behind the $1.6 billion-grossing franchise, is staking out a broad range, projecting the film will do between $130 million to $150 million when it bows Friday in 4,151 locations in North America. Most analysts are being bolder and predicting the hotly anticipated sequel will pull in $150 million at a minimum, noting that the previous two chapters both eclipsed that mark. Should the film top $160 million, it will be one of the five best opening weekends of all time.

Whatever the final tally, it will trump the $100 million that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” racked up last June — the year’s previous high-water mark.

“This isn’t one of the top-tier YA series, it’s one of the top-tier series in all of filmdom,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations.

Indeed, “The Hunger Games” now breaths rarefied air. It’s a franchise on the level of “Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars,” Batman and James Bond. Unlike other blue chip series, it broke into the pantheon without the benefit of 3D. In the case of “Mockingjay – Part 1,” it will not get an Imax boost, something that’s its predecessors benefited from when they were released. Those screens are reserved for “Interstellar.”

But analysts think that the lack of premium bells and whistles and their attendant surcharges won’t dent “Mockingjay – Part 1′s” opening.

“You could release ‘The Hunger Games’ in early February and have a hit,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “It doesn’t matter where on the calendar it falls. It’s that strong.”

In addition to its U.S. opening, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ will also release day-and-date in 85 international markets. That’s most of the major territories except for China, Japan and India.

“Mockingjay – Part 1″ will keep chugging right through its debut weekend and into the Thanksgiving holidays. It could top box office charts for three consecutive weekends, at least until “Exodus: Gods and Kings” storms into theaters on Dec. 12.

In a sign of its expected dominance, no other major studio film will hit theaters this weekend. Among holdovers, “Interstellar” and “Big Hero 6″ should be able to withstand Katniss’ arrows, looking to pull in $22 million and $17 million, respectively. Look for last weekend’s champ, “Dumb and Dumber To,” to make roughly $20 million.

“Mockingjay – Part 1″ cost approximately $140 million to produce and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last completed roles before his death this year. Francis Lawrence, who oversaw “Catching Fire,” returns to the director’s chair.

Grammy winner John Legend's closet up for sale

Grammy-winner John Legend has put up his velvet-trim Valentino pants, worth US $145, along with 150 other items from his closet on online sale.

The clothes on Tuesday went on sale at TheRealReal.Com, a high-end online shop, for one week up to November 25, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The clothes include lots of sneakers, including a pair of highly-coveted Louis Vuitton x Kanye sneaks (US $425) and Nike Air Jordan high-tops (US $125).

Legend has his ideal cool-weather evening jacket, a velvet Valentino blazer, for US $225 on sale too.

All proceeds from the sale will go to Legend's Show Me Campaign, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to give education scholarships to children in the US, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi since its 2007 inception.

"It's about how we can do our part to help break the cycle of poverty and we focus on education as the key tool for doing that," said the All of Me singer.

'Hell-raiser' Justin Bieber goes religious

Justin Bieber is taking a break from music to spread the word of god.

The 20-year-old singer is on a self-proclaimed 'religious mission', and will be staying in Rancho Mirage outside Palm Springs for 2 weeks with a pastor, exiling himself from friends, alcohol, weed and other things that aren't considered good by the holy lord, TMZ.com reported.

In a picture, Bieber, who was baptized in a New York City (NYC) bathtub earlier this summer, is seen with a book by his side titled Occupy All Streets, which teaches how to spread the word of god and resist bad temptations. 

Restored classics of Charlie Chaplin

Restored classics of Charlie Chaplin, Francois Truffaut to be screened at International Film Festival of India
The movies of two of the world cinema's biggest legends – Charlie Chaplin and Francois Truffaut - would be screened in the restored classics section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.

A Woman of Paris (1923) and Limelight (1952), produced and directed by Chaplin, would be showcased during the 11-day-long festival.

The organisers have curated a special section for the screening of these restored classics from black and white era.

"Chaplin is indisputably the greatest cinema legend the world has ever known. As an actor who combined comedy and poignancy like no one else before or since, his work has defined the potential of film entertainment for all times, and for the whole world," IFFI organisers said while introducing the section in the festival's souvenir.

A Woman of Paris is the story of a comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to feel confident about life again.

The 1952 classic Limelight is about a woman who misunderstands her lover and later commits suicide after going through a turbulent life as she has to chose between true love and security.

Besides, two films - The Last Metro (1980) and The Wild Child (1969) - of French movie legend Francois Truffaut would also be screened in the restored classics section.

"Truffaut, a timeless icon, spearheaded one of the world's most influential film movements. His vision continues to illuminate the way for many filmmakers around the world to this day, 30 years after his death," the organisers said about the filmmaker who passed away in 1984.

The Last Metro is a story of love and adventure, set in 1942 in Paris, in the theatre world during the German occupation just as the French zone is about to be invaded.

The Wild Child is set in the late 1700s and is the story of a child who spent the first 11-12 years of his life with little or no human contact.

IFFI would be held in Goa from November 20-30.

Exclusive Photos - 'The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death'

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Director: Tom Harper
Writers: Jon Croker(screenplay),Jon Croker

Stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Leilah de Meza


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