Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Articles

Swedish Oscar Winners + Meryl Streep Beats Herself at Golden Globes

At a meeting held Monday, the 2009 Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) jury comprised of Katinka Faragó, Nils Petter Sundgren, Pia Johansson, Jannike Åhlund, Johan Renck, Mikael Marcimain and Guldbagge jury chairman Eva Swartz Grimaldi (not voting) picked Niels Arden Oplev's box office smash The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the […]

European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Rare Triple Win & Tahar Rahim

Michael Haneke at the European Film Awards. The Munich-born screenwriter-director (March 24, 1942) was the big winner at this year's ceremony, as his psychological/political drama The White Ribbon topped the Best European Film, Best European Director, and Best European Screenwriter categories. Only Matteo Garrone's 2008 mafia drama Gomorrah has also […]

Madea Tops Mall Cop & Jonas Brothers + Serial Killer Jason & Clint Eastwood

'Madea Goes to Jail.' March 2 update: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail topped the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend with $16.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest installment in the popular Madea series regained momentum Saturday and Sunday after briefly […]

Penélope Cruz & Goldie Hawn + Whoopi Goldberg & Eva Marie Saint: The Oscars

Penélope Cruz, Eva Marie Saint, and Goldie Hawn. “This is not going to be 45 seconds, I can say that right now,” said best supporting actress winner Penélope Cruz (for Vicky Cristina Barcelona). “Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one. Thank you so much to […]

Bobby Sands & Sexually Abused Women in Peru: Difficult Themes Top Ireland & Berlin

Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger. With six wins, Steve McQueen's Hunger was the big winner at the 2009 Irish Academy Awards. The story of Irish republican prisoner Bobby Sands' last days, Hunger won trophies for best film, best actor (Michael Fassbender, as Sands), best supporting actor (Liam Cunningham), original […]