I can't find in the reference or on google any way to find out whether a Movie is being played or paused. Am I missing anything?
Good point. In fact, I was in the process of adding some new API to better control playback (play/pause/stop/loop) and in particular this includes new functions: isPlaying(), isPaused(), and isLooping() to query the current playback status. Just pushed these to the trunk, should be available in the next test/stable release.