Cinema Asian America: Filmmaker Kenny Glenaan Talks Provocative Movie ‘Yasmin’

This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand features a provocative movie that should sear a place in your memory:: British filmmaker Kenny Glenaan’s “Yasmin,” starring “The Good Wife’s” Archie Punjabi and written by Academy award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Set in London, the film centers on Yasmin (Punjabi), a Pakistani British woman, […]

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Opening Today: ‘Megamind,’ ‘Due Date,’ ‘For Colored Girls’

Finally, it’s Friday, which means maybe we can stop drowning in commercials for Megamind and Due Date, since it feels like we’ve been smothered by them. They’re both being released today, alongside Tyler Perry’s most ambitious project to date, the poetic drama adaptation For Colored Girls, with an all-star cast delving into some deeply disturbing […]

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Oscars Ratings: Best In Five Years

NEW YORK — Early indications are that an Academy Awards telecast where ‘The Hurt Locker‘ topped the popular ‘Avatar‘ for best picture was popular with viewers. The Nielsen Co.’s overnight measurement of the nation’s 56 biggest markets gave ABC’s Sunday telecast a 26.5 rating and 40 audience share. That’s a 14 percent increase over the […]

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On Demand Today: Slumdog Millionaire, Bride Wars

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Slumdog-Millionaire/141965/1016693758/Slumdog-Millionaire%3A-Jiaho/embed 420 355] Comcast On Demand now has 2008 Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire available to watch right now through your cable system, as well as the first wide release of 2009, the Kate Hudson/Anne Hathaway bitch-fest Bride Wars. (more…)

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Joins ’24’

Anil Kapoor, Bollywood star and now best known for playing game show host Prem Kumar in Slumdog Millionaire, will be joining the cast of ’24.’ The famed actor will be portraying a Middle Eastern leader who comes to American on a peace keeping mission, on season 8. Other series guest stars or regulars have included […]

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New on DVD: Slumdog Millionaire, Seven Pounds, Marley & Me & More

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Slumdog-Millionaire/141965/1016693758/Slumdog-Millionaire%3A-Jiaho/embed 420 355] . Slumdog Millionaire The Best Picture of 2008 is this stunning Danny Boyle work about life and utterly uncynical love in Mumbai, India, and a poor young man from the slums who goes on a million-dollar game show and cleans up against all odds. (more…)

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You’ve Got B.O.: “Knowing” Knows Best

Nicolas Cage’s disaster thriller Knowing surprised some folks by beating out the latest Apatow-crew comedy as well as Julia Roberts’ sexy spy comeback flick. 1. Knowing – $24.8m 2. I Love You, Man – $18m 3. Duplicity – $14.4m 4. Race to Witch Mountain – $13m 5. Watchmen – $6.7m 6. The Last House on […]

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