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Local producer to make a horror film about smoking

PETALING JAYA: While many film-makers are keen on making films on ghosts and the supernatural, one producer has a different idea. Aron Koh, 32, is making a film to inflict horror on smokers. The title of his short film is Cinta Akhir, and is supported by Asap, an anti-smoking campaign targeted at Malaysian youths. Koh said the film was his first attempt at something that “might not be supported by everyone”. ... read more >>

Todd Phillips Clarifies: The Smoking Hangover 2 Monkey Story Was a Joke

The internet was abuzz over a report that Todd Phillips got his Hangover 2 capuchin monkey addicted to cigarettes, but today animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. Phillips, via email, explains to Movieline that the whole story was intended as a joke. (What’s more: He assures us that Crystal the monkey didn’t actually do cocaine in the film, either. Phew!) Hit the jump for the director’s explanation in full. ... read more >>

Classic Hollywood: A celebration of film noir

It was a time when a movie’s “hero” could actually be the villain. A time when women were femme fatales who could wrap unsuspecting males around their little fingers. A time of dark streets, men in fedoras and trench coats who called coffee a cup of Joe and smoked unfiltered cigarettes. In other words, it was the time of film noir. On Friday, ” Noir City: Hollywood, 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir” rolls into the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre for a three-week stay. Along with some of the usual noir suspects, the festival features rarities. More than 20 of the films being shown aren’t available on DVD. ... read more >>

Rooney Mara is transformed from girl next door to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara is transformed from her usual girl next girl door demeanour to an edgy Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for her new movie. And a first glimpse of the barely recognisable actress on the London set of the upcoming film shows how amazing her make-over is. The 25-year-old triumphed over practically every A-list Hollywood actress for the part, which is a remake of the Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling book. ... read more >>

In her new movie ‘Bad Teacher’ Cameron Diaz Smokes Pot

She plays an ogre in Shrek. But she’s truly a monster in this new film. Cameron Diaz heads back to live action comedy, once her bread and butter, in the upcoming film “Bad Teacher,” which is about, well, a bad teacher. Who wants to sex up and gold dig a geeky Justin Timberlake. ... read more >>

Experts: Using e-cig in new Johnny Depp’s movie “The Tourist” may affect the sales

Australasian company PGM International, which distributes the Elusion e-cigarette, has boasted in a press release that Depp’s character in The Tourist had “normalised” the device. It could have huge impact on e-cig sales and public support (depending upon how and how often his use of e-cigarettes is portrayed). It is no surprise to me that Hollywood is catching on with the electronic cigarette. Hollywood is generally never behind when it comes to innovative products; however, in Johnny Depp’s case, the use of the electric cigarette may be more personal than it is a fad. ... read more >>

TV, film smoking rules win experts’ praise

Beijing – In the country with the world’s largest population of smokers, experts are asking the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television to strictly enforce rules meant to encourage TV and film producers to show fewer scenes in which characters are seen smoking. The call came after the administration issued a circular on Saturday ordering the makers of TV series and films to snub out smoking as much as possible from their future offerings. ... read more >>

In his new movie, Leonardo DiCaprio teaches young girl to smoke

He made his name in the early 1990s playing teenage delinquents in This Boy’s Life and The Basketball Diaries. But even though he’s now old enough to be father himself, Leonardo DiCaprio’s behaviour doesn’t appear to have improved any – on screen at least. The actor was spotted teaching a young girl how to smoke cigarettes on set of J. Edgar in Los Angeles yesterday, sternly encouraging her while the girl coughed and spluttered. ... read more >>

‘Social Network’ friends Golden Globes with 4 prizes, including best drama and director

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Facebook tale “The Social Network” won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite. Winning the dramatic lead-acting prizes were Colin Firth for the British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” and Natalie Portman for the psychosexual thriller “Black Swan.” ... read more >>

Movie review: ‘Made in Dagenham’ predictable but entertaining

There’s a lot to like about “Made in Dagenham,” a feel-good drama about a group of determined women autoworkers who battle to win the same pay as men at a Ford Motors plant in 1968 England. The characters are sympathetic and the real-life David and Goliath story pulls at the heartstrings. ... read more >>

Gwyneth Paltrow: Tobacco addiction has helped mе to play an alcoholic in new movie

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her own struggle with tobacco addiction helped her play an alcoholic in new movie ‘Country Strong’. In the acclaimed new film, the Oscar-winning actress plays Kelly Canter – a fallen country performer battling personal problems and alcohol addiction who attempts to resurrect her career. And she threw herself into her part by recalling her own experiences with addiction, remembering how she couldn’t give up nicotine even though her father Bruce died from smoking-related cancer in 2002. ... read more >>