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Well-wishers donate $4.4 mn to US cinema shooting victims

Well-wishers from the US and around the world have donated $4.4 million to a fund for the victims of a mass shooting at a US movie theater.

Well-wishers donate $4.4 mn to US cinema shooting victims
Jason Statham, Bauyrzhan Abishev and Sylvester Sallone. Photo courtesy of Bauyrzhan Abishev
Kazakhstan stunt actor fights Stallone in The Expendables-2

Kazakhstan stunt artist Bauyrzhan Abishev told about his experience of working with Hollywood stars.

Kazakhstan stunt actor fights Stallone in The Expendables-2
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Kazakh became 39th official language of Disney Pixar

Kazakh can be found in the languages menu on the DVDs with movies like Cars 2, Men in Black 3, Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man in any country.

Kazakh became 39th official language of Disney Pixar
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KazakhFilm Studios will nominate Zhauzhurek Myn Bala for Oscar

KazakhFilm Studios is planning to nominate Zhauzhurek Myn Bala drama for Oscar Academy Awards.

KazakhFilm Studios will nominate Zhauzhurek Myn Bala for Oscar
Gaukhar Nurtas, managing director of the Festival. Photo courtesy of kazakhfestival.com
13 Kazakhstan films to be shown at Los Angeles Film Festival

The second Kazakhstan: Kaleidoscope of Movies Film Festival will be held in Los Angeles on August 3-9.

13 Kazakhstan films to be shown at Los Angeles Film Festival
Igor Tsay with Timur Bekmambetov. Igor Tsay personal archive photo
Kazakhstan Kun-Do team will direct stunt fighting in Gentlemen of Fortune remake

Kazakhstan Kun-Do Stunt Fighting School will develop action scenes for a remake of the notorious Soviet comedy Gentlemen of Fortune.

Kazakhstan Kun-Do team will direct stunt fighting in Gentlemen of Fortune remake
Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever
Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever

The most recent Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" had the third largest opening weekend ever, despite the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever
Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening
Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening

An emotional candle-lit vigil was held late Friday for the victims of a US massacre at a premiere of the latest Batman movie, which left 12 people dead and nearly 60 injured.

Vigil held after US massacre at Batman screening
Assylkhan Tolepov played the role of Sartay in the film <i>Myn Bala</i>. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
PHOTO: 5000 copies of Myn Bala released on DVD

The drama of Kazakh film director Akan Satayev Zhauzhurek Myn Bala (1000 Brave Boys) (aka Brave) has been released on DVD in Kazakhstan.

PHOTO: 5000 copies of Myn Bala released on DVD
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Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters

Fans descend on San Diego Thursday for the annual Comic-Con festival of pop culture, with highlights including the long-awaited "Hobbit" and last "Twilight" films, in a four-day geekfest.

Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters
ART FEST contest was held under 3rd ASTANA Action Film Festival. Photo by Shynar Ospanova©
ART FEST filmmakers offered four superheroes to Astana

Participants of the youth contest ART FEST held during the 3rd ASTANA Action Film Festival made four superheroes of Astana.

ART FEST filmmakers offered four superheroes to Astana
Peter Berman. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
George Clooney might be starring in Kazakhstan director’s movie

Kazakhstan film director and athlete Peter Berman has written a script for Hard Loop movie and got Hollywood interested in it.

George Clooney might be starring in Kazakhstan director’s movie
"James Bond: Skyfall" film frame. Photo courtesy of kinopoisk.ru
New James Bond movie to be dubbed in Kazakh

The Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan has approved state funding of translation and dubbing the James Bond movie into Kazakh.

New James Bond movie to be dubbed in Kazakh
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" film frame.
Cartoons are ahead of Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: box office

The filmmakers hoped that the $68 million movie would draw at least $20 million in its first weekend.

Cartoons are ahead of Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: box office
"Zhauzhurek Myn Bala" shooting. Photo courtesy of "KazakhFilm" Studios
Zhauzhurek Myn Bala drew tears from Cannes Festival audience

Yermek Amanshayev, KazakhFilm president, commented on the audience’s reaction after Zhauzhurek Myn Bala screening in Cannes.

Zhauzhurek Myn Bala drew tears from Cannes Festival audience
The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan
The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan

The Dictator, a new movie starring scandalous Sacha Baron Cohen, known as Borat, has been banned from screens two weeks after its premiere in Kazakhstan.

The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan
VIDEO: Trailer of Kazakhstan "Rescuers" released

Producers of the 12-series "Rescuers" staring American actor Lane Davies have presented a trailer of the first episodes.

VIDEO: Trailer of Kazakhstan "Rescuers" released
"The Student" film frame
Germany and Canada distributors purchased Student and Zhauzhurek Myn Bala rights

International distributors have purchased rights to two Kazakhstan movies: Student and Zhauzhurek Myn Bala.

Germany and Canada distributors purchased Student and Zhauzhurek Myn Bala rights
"Zhauzhurek Myn Bala" ("1000 Brave Boys") film frame.
Zhauzhurek Myn Bala (1000 Brave Boys) earned almost $2 million during 2 week-ends

Kazakhstan historical action movie Zhauzhurek Myn Bala by Akan Satayev grossed almost $2 million in two week-ends.

Zhauzhurek Myn Bala (1000 Brave Boys) earned almost $2 million during 2 week-ends
Astana Festival of Action Films. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero

Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.

Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero