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Urban Echo Exclusive: Extras needed for new Om Puri film

Urban Echo Exclusive: Bradford International Film Associates are on the lookout for extras to appear in a new feature film starring Om Puri, Gina McKee and Samina Peerzada as well as other big name actors from across the globe. The film will be extensively shot in and around Bradford and Leeds from September to November this year. Puri, who has been a part of the Indian film industry for over four decades, is best known to the western audience for his roles in Roland Joffe’s City of Joy, Udayan Prasad’s…

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Southpaw Film Review

By James Oddy The boxing film has had a long and varied career. From the highs of raging bull, the fighter and Rocky to, well, all the other Rocky’s, the genre is having a revival after being down for a long count. Southpaw is the at the vanguard of a series of new films which will also involve a Roberto Duran biopic and a Rocky reboot, Creed, as well as a follow up to The fighter, the film which kick started this revival. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the ludicrously named…

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Hollywood star of the month – Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2nd 1972 to Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. His father is of Black Nova Scotian descent, and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler). While growing up, Dwayne travelled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school years, Dwayne began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the University of Miami where…

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Get ready for The Film House – the UK’s largest family film adventure this Easter

Leeds – Leeds Young Film Festival celebrates its 16th edition with a spectacular, nationally unique new film event this Easter with support from British Film Institute and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. From 3-6 April 2015 Leeds Town Hall is being transformed into The Film House, a brand new attraction for families to discover the magic of cinema. The Film House offers a whole day out for all the family that’s filled with activities, events and exciting things for young people to do and…

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Oscars 2015 – Fashion Hits, Misses and Winners!

The Oscars are back for another year! The style stakes hit an all high as our anticipated celebs made it on to the red carpet, striking a pose stars stunned in designer label such Valentino to Tom Ford, Chanel and many more. There were many hits and just as many misses when it came to fashion on the red carpet. It seems not everyone was looking their best. known for her rather bizarre fashion choices, Lady Gaga appeared in an unusual custom made ensemble by Azzedine Alaïa, This wasn’t very flattering to say…

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Britain’s Redmayne wins Best Actor at the Oscar’s

It was an eventful night at the Oscar’s last night with a few surprising winners. Birdman took the big gongs, winning both Best Picture and Best Director, while Best Actor and Actress, went to the very deserving Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore respectively. Check out all the winners below: Best Picture – Birdman Best Director – Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Actress – Julianne Moore, Still Alice Best Supporting Actor – JK Simmons, Whiplash Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Adapted…

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Cineworld to pay over £12,000 for shocking health and safety breach

Cineworld Cinemas Limited have been fined £9500 with £2573.29 costs and £120 victims of crime surcharge after two members of staff received an electric shock from a faulty popcorn machine. The faulty appliance delivered electric shocks to two employees of Cineworld Cinema, Parrs Wood, Didsbury. The case was brought as a result of an investigation by Manchester City Council after a member of staff received an electric shock turning on the machine on 4 December 2013. Despite the incident being reported, managers failed to take the appliance out of use…

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Will Smith – February ‘Star of the Month’

Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second of four children. He grew up in the middle class area of West Philadelphia and attended the Overbrook High School located in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got the nickname “Prince” because of the way he could charm his way out of trouble. Pursuing music, he met Jeffrey A. Townes at a party and they soon began performing together as ‘D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’. When the duo took off in popularity, Smith made…

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February Hollywood Previews

Jupiter Ascending Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski USA 2015 Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along –…

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The best said things in 2014

  By Qainaat Aftab On day to day bases I love to read motivational and funny quotes just to make my day that bit brighter. My obsession with reading quotes has gotten so far that my friends have recommended me writing a quote book! Starting a new year, I thought why not look at some of the wisest and funniest things celebrities have said in 2014. First of all, we have Prince Harry talking about the news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting another child – “I can’t…

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