Anna Robinson is an Alt Film Guide contributor and a big fan of Meryl Streep and Elizabeth Taylor. She also liked the "Sissi" movies with Romy Schneider, but hasn't watched these in a long time.


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Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy Fashion

Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy fashion in red & white. Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy fashion in upcoming Pablo Larraín movie Notwithstanding the box office-friendly Thor movies, which revolve around Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Natalie Portman has yet to have a star vehicle as impactful as Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, […]


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Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy Fashion



'The Audition': Martin Scorsese Short Starring DiCaprio and De Niro Pulled from Venice

The Audition poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest […]


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'The Audition': Martin Scorsese Short Starring DiCaprio and De Niro Pulled from Venice



'Mr. Robot' Season Finale Postponed After Deadly Live TV Virginia Shootings

'Mr. Robot' with Rami Malek. USA cable network postpones 'Mr. Robot' season finale following deadly Virginia shootings on live TV The day after a gun-toting 14-year-old male held hostage 29 students and a teacher at West Virginia's Philip Barbour high school, on Aug. 26, '15, journalists Alison Parker and Adam […]


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'Mr. Robot' Season Finale Postponed After Deadly Live TV Virginia Shootings



Venice Film Festival Jury: Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón President

'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis […]


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Venice Film Festival Jury: Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón President



Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent

Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything: Academy Actors Branch invitee. Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to […]


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Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent



Misty Upham Found Dead: 'Frozen River,' 'August: Osage County' Actress

Misty Upham and Juliette Lewis. 'Frozen River' actress Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb Actress Misty Upham, gone missing since Oct. 6, '14, was found dead on Thursday, Oct. 16, in a wooded area along the White River in suburban Seattle. The cause and time of death remain unclear. […]


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Misty Upham Found Dead: 'Frozen River,' 'August: Osage County' Actress



'Grace of Monaco': Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly Movie Lacks U.S. Release, Opens Cannes

'Grace of Monaco' U.S. March release canceled as biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly to open 2014 Cannes Film Festival (image: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in 'Grace of Monaco') Directed by Olivier Dahan, and starring Nicole Kidman as Oscar-winning Hollywood actress-turned-European princess Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco was […]


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'Grace of Monaco': Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly Movie Lacks U.S. Release, Opens Cannes



Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Get Second Oscar Nomination

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese nominated as 'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers: Oscar nominations According to a press release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the producers nominated for the Martin Scorsese-directed satire-drama The Wolf of Wall Street […]


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Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Get Second Oscar Nomination



Emma Thompson & Tom Hanks 'Snubbed'? Oscar Nominations

Emma Thompson in 'Saving Mr. Banks' Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks 'snubbed': Oscar nominations 2014 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences uses the preferential voting system to select the nominees in the various Academy Award categories and – pre-1944, post-2009 – the Best Picture Oscar winners. When it […]


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Emma Thompson & Tom Hanks 'Snubbed'? Oscar Nominations



AFI Awards Top Ten Movies: Big Studios Once Again Rule + Boston's Oldest Best Supporting Actress

Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in American Hustle. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Christian Bale (The Fighter, which earned him the 2010 Best Supporting Actor Oscar) once again join forces with notoriously difficult filmmaker David O. Russell on American Hustle, one of the AFI Awards' big-studio-friendly Top Ten Movies […]


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AFI Awards Top Ten Movies: Big Studios Once Again Rule + Boston's Oldest Best Supporting Actress



Paul Walker Tribute & Movies: 'Fast & Furious' Actor Video 'In Loving Memory' Homage

Paul Walker tribute: Fast & Furious 6 star who died at age 40 in a car crash is remembered “In Loving Memory” in a Universal Pictures video homage. In show business for a quarter of a century, Walker was featured in more than 30 movies, most notably the generally lambasted […]


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Paul Walker Tribute & Movies: 'Fast & Furious' Actor Video 'In Loving Memory' Homage



Paul Potts Movie 'One Chance' Wins Audience Award: Starz Denver Film Festival

Paul Potts movie 'One Chance' wins 2013 Starz Denver Film Festival Audience Award (image: James Corden as 'Britain's Got Talent' hit Paul Potts looking at Brad Pitt photo in 'One Chance') Among the winners at the 2013 Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), which ran November 6-17, was David Frankel's One […]


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Paul Potts Movie 'One Chance' Wins Audience Award: Starz Denver Film Festival



Romanian Film Producer Ada Solomon: Prix EURIMAGES

Romanian film producer Ada Solomon: European Film Awards' Prix EURIMAGES 2013 The European Film Academy has announced that the 2013 European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES will go to Romanian film producer Ada Solomon. The purpose of the European Film Awards' Prix EURIMAGES is to acknowledge “the decisive role of […]


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Romanian Film Producer Ada Solomon: Prix EURIMAGES



Ashley Greene & Anton Yelchin: Joe Dante Horror Comedy Next

Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin starring for Joe Dante in 'Burying the Ex' Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin are slated to star in Burying the Ex, to be directed by veteran Joe Dante (Gremlins). As per various online reports, the indie horror comedy is to start shooting on Monday, November […]


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Ashley Greene & Anton Yelchin: Joe Dante Horror Comedy Next



Paolo Sorrentino: Starz Denver Film Festival Honor

Paolo Sorrentino to receive Starz Denver Film Festival 2013 honor Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino will receive the fifth Maria and Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award at the 2013 Starz Denver Film Festival. Sorrentino will be handed his award prior to the screening of The Great Beauty / La grande bellezza […]


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Paolo Sorrentino: Starz Denver Film Festival Honor



Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists Announced

Post-'Twilight' Ashley Greene 2013 in 'Random.' Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2013 finalists announced The finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2013 competition, selected from a record 7,251 scripts, have been announced. Next, their scripts will be read and judged by the […]


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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists Announced



J.R.R. Tolkien Descendant Holocaust Movie: Bel-Air Film Festival

J.R.R. Tolkien descendant's movie to be screened at Bel-Air Film Festival: Nicholas Tolkien's Holocaust-themed drama 'Terezin' The 2013 Bel-Air Film Festival, to be held October 7-13 in the Los Angeles area, will present the World Premiere of 23-year-old British writer-director Nicholas Tolkien's Terezin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, […]


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J.R.R. Tolkien Descendant Holocaust Movie: Bel-Air Film Festival



Sharon Stone, Jon Favreau: Catalina Film Festival Honorees

Sharon Stone, Jon Favreau honored at 2013 Catalina Film Festival Sharon Stone and Jon Favreau were two honorees at the 2013 Catalina Film Festival, which ran September 18-23 in the small town of Avalon on the island of Catalina, located southwest of the Los Angeles Basin. Stone, best known for […]


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Sharon Stone, Jon Favreau: Catalina Film Festival Honorees



Paula Wagner: Tom Cruise Former Partner to Produce Governors Awards

Paula Wagner: Former Tom Cruise partner to produce the Academy's 2013 Governors Awards Paula Wagner, a former partner of Tom Cruise, will produce the 2013 Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has announced. At the Governors Awards, to be held […]


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Paula Wagner: Tom Cruise Former Partner to Produce Governors Awards



Emmy Nominations 2013: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Oscar Winners Galore

Al Pacino, Helen Mirren in Phil Spector: Emmy Awards 2013 The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced earlier today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. As usual, there was a whole array of movie people nominated, including many with Academy Award pedigree. Those include Best Actor Oscar winner Al […]


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Emmy Nominations 2013: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Oscar Winners Galore



Tribeca Film Festival: Nora Ephron Prize Goes to Meera Menon

Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Nora Ephron Prize goes to first-time filmmaker Meera Menon for 'Farah Goes Bang' First-time writer/director Meera Menon has received the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, for Farah Goes Bang, playing in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival's Viewpoints section. The Nora Ephron […]


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Tribeca Film Festival: Nora Ephron Prize Goes to Meera Menon



Cannes Jury: Most Prestigious Ever?

Cannes 2013 jury Steven Spielberg was named the president of the Cannes Film Festival 2013 jury a few weeks ago. Earlier today, festival organizers announced Spielberg's fellow jury members. It's a star-studded international cast: Asian Film Award nominee and Indian Film Academy winner Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture), Cannes Film […]


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Cannes Jury: Most Prestigious Ever?



'Life of Pi' 3D Creative Team at the Academy: 'Deconstructing Pi'

Life of Pi evening at the Academy: 'Deconstructing Pi' (image: The Tiger Richard Parker in Life of Pi) The Life of Pi creative team will get together to discuss the 3D and visual-effects work employed on the Ang Lee-directed fantasy adventure on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the […]


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'Life of Pi' 3D Creative Team at the Academy: 'Deconstructing Pi'



Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant Movie Filming in New York

Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant romantic comedy in the works Marc Lawrence's as-yet untitled, New York-set romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei began principal photography yesterday, producer Martin Shafer announced. (Image: Marisa Tomei.) The plot is as follows (from the film's press release): In 1998, Keith […]


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Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant Movie Filming in New York



'Divergent': Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast

Divergent: Tony Goldwyn to play Tris' father Tony Goldwyn, whose acting credits range from Ghost to the television series Scandal, has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate's movie adaptation of Divergent, Summit announced today. Currently filming in Chicago under the direction of Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless), the […]


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'Divergent': Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast



'RoboCop' Special Screening

RoboCop special screening featuring Nancy Allen, Peter Weller, Paul Verhoeven RoboCop, the 1987 original directed by Paul Verhoeven, and starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen, will have a special screening at 12 noon on Saturday, May 18, at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles. The screening and reception, which […]


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'RoboCop' Special Screening



TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Release Date: 2013 Oscar Race Heats Up

Twelve Years a Slave release date set (image: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Quvenzhané Wallis, Kelsey Scott in Twelve Years a Slave) Twelve Years a Slave will be released in North America on December 27, 2013, domestic distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced. Directed by Steve McQueen, who also co-wrote the film's screenplay […]


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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Release Date: 2013 Oscar Race Heats Up



'Jurassic Park 3D' Preview: Academy Highlights Visual Effects Breakthroughs

Jurassic Park 3D preview, Life of Pi: Academy focuses on 'breakthroughs in visual effects' Jurassic Park 3D, the 3D-converted version of Steven Spielberg's 1993 (sort of) classic horror / sci-fier Jurassic Park, will have a “special advance screening” sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April […]


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'Jurassic Park 3D' Preview: Academy Highlights Visual Effects Breakthroughs



2013 Student Academy Awards Deadlines Loom

2013 Student Academy Awards deadlines loom The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a reminder that the deadlines to submit entries for the 2013 Student Academy Awards competition are Friday, March 22 (in the Foreign Film category), and Monday, April 1 (all other categories). (Image: 2012 Student […]


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2013 Student Academy Awards Deadlines Loom



Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Speech + Obama's Campaign Manager 'Silver Linings Playbook' Push?

Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech Jennifer Lawrence's Best Actress Oscar 2013 acceptance speech: “Thank you. You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that's really embarrassing but thank you. [Twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Lawrence, whose movie career spans four years, received a […]


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Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Speech + Obama's Campaign Manager 'Silver Linings Playbook' Push?



Dustin Hoffman & Jack Nicholson: Oscar Presenters

Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson: Last two Oscar 2013 presenters Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson have been added to the list of presenters at the 2013 Oscar ceremony, Academy Awards telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (Image: Oscar 1980 ceremony, featuring Kramer vs. Kramer winners Robert Benton, […]


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Dustin Hoffman & Jack Nicholson: Oscar Presenters



Oscar-nominated Palestinian Director Held by American Immigration Officers

Oscar-nominated Palestinian director Emad Burnat held by immigration authorities at Los Angles airport; Michael Moore and the Academy come to the rescue The Palestinian co-director of Best Documentary Feature Oscar 2013 nominee 5 Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat, was held for more than one hour by American immigration officials upon his […]


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Oscar-nominated Palestinian Director Held by American Immigration Officers



Jane Fonda & Kristen Stewart: Oscar Presenters

Kristen Stewart (with Senator Al Franken, above), Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington: Oscar 2013 presenters Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington have been added as Oscar 2013 ceremony presenters, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced. (Image: Kristen Stewart and Al Franken at the Academy's […]


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Jane Fonda & Kristen Stewart: Oscar Presenters



Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston and Two Best Actor Winners: Oscar Presenters

Paul Rudd (in Admission, above), Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx: Oscar 2013 presenters Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx are the latest additions as presenters on the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (Image: Paul Rudd Admission.) Jennifer […]


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Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston and Two Best Actor Winners: Oscar Presenters



Ben Affleck Thriller Wins More Top Awards: Best Picture Oscar Next?

Ben Affleck in 'Argo' Ben Affleck's Argo tops ACE, WGA Awards Ben Affleck's Argo, a political thriller about the rescue of several U.S. hostages held in Iran in the late '70s, continues to lead this awards season. Following wins at the Producers Guild Awards, the Directors Guild Awards, and the […]


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Ben Affleck Thriller Wins More Top Awards: Best Picture Oscar Next?



Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition 2013

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2013 Nicholl Fellowship competition (above, Gerard Butler in Olympus Has Fallen) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it is currently accepting entries for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. According to the Academy's press release, up […]


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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition 2013



BAFTAs: The Hollywood England Awards Strike Again

Argo, Ben Affleck top BAFTA Awards Argo and Ben Affleck, much like most of their predecessors in recent years, remain unstoppable. Argo was named Best Film and Ben Affleck Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, a.k.a. the BAFTAs, earlier this evening at a ceremony […]


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BAFTAs: The Hollywood England Awards Strike Again



Meryl Streep & Jean Dujardin: Oscar Presenters

Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, and Christopher Plummer: Last year's Oscar winners to return as presenters Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, and Christopher Plummer, the 2012 Academy Award winners in the acting categories, will be presenters on the 2013 Oscar show, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron […]


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Meryl Streep & Jean Dujardin: Oscar Presenters



Norah Jones: Grammy Winner to Sing at Oscar 2013

Norah Jones: Grammy winner to sing Ted song at 2013 Oscar ceremony Norah Jones, the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will perform Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane's “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from the movie Ted at the Oscar 2013 ceremony, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced yesterday. […]


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Norah Jones: Grammy Winner to Sing at Oscar 2013



Oscar 2013 Dates and Voting Schedule

Oscar 2013 dates and voting schedule The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the schedule for the final round of voting for the 2013 Academy Awards. Academy members will begin voting for the Oscar 2013 winners beginning at 8 a.m. PT on Friday, February 8. Balloting will […]


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Oscar 2013 Dates and Voting Schedule



Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Generate Highest TV Ratings in Years

Golden Globes 2013: Best TV ratings in six years The Golden Globes 2013 telecast, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as smartly and tightly dressed co-hostesses, boasted the Golden Globes ceremony's best television ratings in six years. That seems to indicate that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were bigger TV […]


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Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Generate Highest TV Ratings in Years



Rachel Weisz Joins Robert Pattinson: 'Maps to the Stars' Filming Date

Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz & Robert Pattinson + Viggo Mortensen & David Cronenberg to begin filming Maps to the Stars in spring 2013 Rachel Weisz has joined Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. The source for this information is the website Le Film Français […]


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Rachel Weisz Joins Robert Pattinson: 'Maps to the Stars' Filming Date



Golden Globes 2013: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Humorous Hosts

Golden Globes 2013: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two NBC stars in, respectively, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation (both are also alumni of the network's Saturday Night Live), will host the Golden Globes ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced. […]


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Golden Globes 2013: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Humorous Hosts



Oscar 2013: Michael B. Seligman Supervising Producer

Oscar 2013: Michael B. Seligman will be the supervising producer of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony Michael B. Seligman will act as supervising producer of the 2013 Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced. This will mark Seligman's 36th association with the Oscarcast. According to the […]


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Oscar 2013: Michael B. Seligman Supervising Producer



Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Record Submissions

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2013: 71 submissions A record 71 countries, including first-timer Kenya, have submitted movies for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. (See below.) Entries range from France's international blockbuster The Intouchables to Cambodia's first submission in 18 years and the Southeast Asian country's second […]


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Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Record Submissions



Sons of Anarchy Johnny Lewis Dead After Allegedly Killing Landlady

Johnny Lewis dead at 28: Sons of Anarchy actor falls to his death after allegedly killing 81-year-old landlady Johnny Lewis, best known for playing Kip 'Half Sack' Epps in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, after falling off the roof of a home in the […]


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Sons of Anarchy Johnny Lewis Dead After Allegedly Killing Landlady



European Film Awards: Best Animated Feature Film Nominations

European Film Awards 2012: Best Animated Feature Film nominees announced The European Film Academy has announced the three nominees for the 2012 European Film Award for Best Animated Feature Film. They are Tomáš Lu?ák's Alois Nebel (Czech Republic / Germany / Slovakia), Ignacio Ferreras' Arrugas / Wrinkles (Spain), and Peter […]


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European Film Awards: Best Animated Feature Film Nominations



Ann Roth: The Hamptons Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann Roth: Academy Award-winning costume designer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The Hamptons Film Festival Ann Roth, an Academy Award-winning costume designer for The English Patient, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hamptons International Film Festival at the festival's 20th anniversary. […]


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Ann Roth: The Hamptons Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award



'Barbara' & 'Amour' + 'The Hypnotist': Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Entries

Oscar 2013: Christian Petzold's Barbara is Germany's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Christian Petzold 'Barbara': Germany Oscar Submission Starring Nina Hoss, writer-director Christian Petzold's Barbara is Germany's submission for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The political romantic drama earned Petzold the Silver Bear […]


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'Barbara' & 'Amour' + 'The Hypnotist': Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Entries



Finnick Odair: Sam Claflin Best Choice? + What About Jena Malone as Johanna Mason?

July 18 update: Sam Claflin Catching Fire Finnick Odair. In early summer 2012, there were rumors that Twilight actor Robert Pattinson had been offered and/or landed the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Well, apparently they got the wrong Kristen Stewart leading man. Sam Claflin, […]


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Finnick Odair: Sam Claflin Best Choice? + What About Jena Malone as Johanna Mason?



Harvey Weinstein vs. Mitt Romney: Republican Candidate Is 'Our Idiot Brother' + Katy Perry Hot Blue Hair

Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother (Paul Rudd) Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother / Barack Obama The King's Speech says Harvey Weinstein. With the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States has become the biggest – or rather, the most expensive – democracy money can buy. At least in […]


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Harvey Weinstein vs. Mitt Romney: Republican Candidate Is 'Our Idiot Brother' + Katy Perry Hot Blue Hair



Lindsay Lohan Is Elizabeth Taylor + Vanessa Redgrave Is Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. Lohan, 26 next July 2, plays Elizabeth Taylor (apparently) at about the time she met Richard Burton in the early 1960s. (Though the Lohan/Taylor picture above looks like something out Richard Brooks' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, […]


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Lindsay Lohan Is Elizabeth Taylor + Vanessa Redgrave Is Lesbian Supreme Court Judge



'Prometheus' Reviews: No 'Alien' But Entertaining Within Limitations

Scene-stealer Michael Fassbender, Prometheus The consensus seems to be that Ridley Scott's Prometheus is no Alien. And it's no Blade Runner, either. But most critics have found Scott's latest foray into science-fiction to be perfectly enjoyable within its intellectual and cinematic limitations. Most reviews have been positive, but without being […]


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'Prometheus' Reviews: No 'Alien' But Entertaining Within Limitations



'On the Road' Movie Reviews: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart Praised

Cannes Film Festival movie review: In Variety, Justin Chang says the following about Walter Salles' On the Road, a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel starring Garrett Hedlund (Dean Moriarty / Neal Cassady), Sam Riley (Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac's alter ego), and Kristen Stewart (photo, as Marylou / […]


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'On the Road' Movie Reviews: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart Praised



'On the Road' Film: Kristen Stewart & Garrett Hedlund Interview + Oscar Chances?

On the Road interview: cast members Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley March 21 update: “It's interesting to play characters that have existed,” says Kristen Stewart in an On the Road video interview posted at Screenslam. (Please scroll down.) “Especially when you have grown to love those people. When I […]


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'On the Road' Film: Kristen Stewart & Garrett Hedlund Interview + Oscar Chances?



'Snow White' Film: Cast Images & Kristen Stewart 'Is the One'

'Snow White and the Huntsman': Kristen Stewart and the White Stag. 'Snow White and the Huntsman' movie clip: 'She Is the One' May 17, '12, update: A magical white stag bows before Kristen Stewart's Snow White in the Snow White and the Huntsman clip “She Is the One.” (See below.) […]


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'Snow White' Film: Cast Images & Kristen Stewart 'Is the One'



Roberto Benigni & Woody Allen 'To Rome with Love' Clichés & Politics + Tribeca Movies

Roberto Benigni, To Rome with Love According to English-language reports, Italian critics have given a mixed reception to Woody Allen's To Rome with Love (formerly known as Nero Fiddled and Bop Decameron, and currently known as A Roma con amore in Rome itself). They've reportedly complained that writer-director Allen presents […]


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Roberto Benigni & Woody Allen 'To Rome with Love' Clichés & Politics + Tribeca Movies



'The Hunger Games' Reviews

Clove (Isabelle Fuhrman), Cato (Alexander Ludwig), Marvel (Jack Quaid), Glimmer (Leven Rambin), The Hunger Games The Hunger Games opens March 23. It's expected to earn anywhere between $70-$100 million at the North American box office alone.Jennifer Lawrence has been so widely praised she can already – I kid you not […]


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'The Hunger Games' Reviews



Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor + Nicolas Sarkozy Letter Kept Secret During Oscar Race

Harvey Weinstein: Legion d'Honneur Chevalier nominated by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Oscar race secret: Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor 'nomination' Below is a letter (dated July 22, '11) French president Nicolas Sarkozy wrote to The Weinstein Company's cochairman Harvey Weinstein, who has been inducted as a chevalier into France's Légion […]


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Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor + Nicolas Sarkozy Letter Kept Secret During Oscar Race



Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates

Octavia Spencer In this very artistic picture, Octavia Spencer admires her Oscar statuette at the Governor's Ball, following the 2012 Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA February 26. Spencer was the year's Best Supporting Actress winner for her performance in Tate Taylor's The Help. In addition to Spencer, the Help […]


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Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates



Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back

Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar winner: The Golden Lady and her golden little man. Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: Dressed to Win Best Actress Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, whose golden dress and earrings match – or rather, outshine – her golden Oscar statuette, poses backstage at the 84th Academy […]


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Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back



Meryl Streep & Husband Don Gummer + 'Other Partner' J. Roy Helland & Tom Cruise

Meryl Streep, husband Don Gummer: Oscar 2012 Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer at the Governors Ball after 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Streep won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida […]


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Meryl Streep & Husband Don Gummer + 'Other Partner' J. Roy Helland & Tom Cruise



Grammy Awards Movies + Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Cinematographers' Prize

Grammy Awards Movies The Grammy 2012 winners in the “visual media” categories have already been announced. The winner for Best Song Written for Visual Media was Diane Warren's “Born to Be Somebody,” from the Justin Bieber documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sung by Justin Bieber himself (photo). The other […]


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Grammy Awards Movies + Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Cinematographers' Prize



Robert Redford One-Man Movie: 'All Is Lost'

Robert Redford, 75, has been slated to star in All Is Lost, the story of an old man fighting to survive in open sea. To be directed by J.C. Chandor, All Is Lost won't be exactly an ensemble piece along the lines of Chandor's Margin Call (which featured Jeremy Irons, […]


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Robert Redford One-Man Movie: 'All Is Lost'



'Rio' & 'The Muppets' Songs Not to Be Performed at Oscar Ceremony

Even though there are only two Best Original Song nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards, according to Deadline.com, Rio's “Real in Rio” (music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, lyric by Siedah Garrett) and The Muppets' “Man or Muppet” (music and lyric by Bret McKenzie) will not be performed at […]


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'Rio' & 'The Muppets' Songs Not to Be Performed at Oscar Ceremony



Catherine Hardwicke, Evan Rachel Wood: Erotic Thriller 'Plush'

Production designer-turned-director Catherine Hardwicke, who hit the big time following the worldwide success of the first Twilight movie, may be reteaming with her Thirteen star Evan Rachel Wood in the erotic thriller Plush, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Set in the L.A. music world, Plush was written by Hardwicke and […]


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Catherine Hardwicke, Evan Rachel Wood: Erotic Thriller 'Plush'



Demi Moore Out, Chloë Sevigny In: Linda Lovelace Movie

Demi Moore has left the cast of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace, a biopic about Deep Throat porn star-turned-anti-porn Born-Again Christian Linda Lovelace that began shooting in Los Angeles last December. But you lose one, you win one. Moore has exited just as Chloë Sevigny has joined the Lovelace […]


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Demi Moore Out, Chloë Sevigny In: Linda Lovelace Movie



Robert Pattinson & Michael Fassbender: Berlin Film Festival Movies

Robert Pattinson, Bel Ami A week or so ago, we wondered if the Robert Pattinson period drama Bel Ami would be screened at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. If so, would it be listed as a Word Premiere? The issue revolved around the fact that earlier this month Bel Ami […]


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Robert Pattinson & Michael Fassbender: Berlin Film Festival Movies



Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon: Golden Globes Presenters

The Dark Knight Rises' Tom Hardy, Water for Elephants' Reese Witherspoon, Star Trek's Chris Pine in McG's This Means War Last year's Best Actress - Drama Golden Globe winner for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, Natalie Portman, will be a presenter at this year's Golden Globes ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais. […]


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Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon: Golden Globes Presenters



Kristen Stewart at Cannes Film Festival? 'The Great Gatsby' Dead Serious Cast

Kristen Stewart in 'On the Road': Free-spirited Marylou at Cannes Film Festival? Walter Salles' 'On the Road' at Cannes? Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart star Producer Charles Gillibert has tweeted the following: “Am happy to share with you : OTR french release the 23rd of may, more to […]


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Kristen Stewart at Cannes Film Festival? 'The Great Gatsby' Dead Serious Cast



Martin Scorsese: British Academy (BAFTA) Fellowship Recipient

Director Martin Scorsese: BAFTA Fellowship honoree. Martin Scorsese to receive British Academy Fellowship Next February (2012), Martin Scorsese will be honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Fellowship, “the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.” British Academy […]


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Martin Scorsese: British Academy (BAFTA) Fellowship Recipient



Salma Hayek Legion of Honor Induction Raises Eyebrows

Salma Hayek: Mexican actress in Legion of Honor controversy. Salma Hayek: Legion of Honor controversy There hasn't been much buzz about Marthe Keller's induction into France's Legion of Honor. Or the induction of actresses Dominique Blanc and Anny Duperey. Hardly a surprise, since the only film people that matter in […]


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Salma Hayek Legion of Honor Induction Raises Eyebrows



Marthe Keller: Legion of Honor Chevalier, Working with 'Unspoiled Monster' Billy Wilder

Marthe Keller: Actress in more than 40 movies to become Legion of Honor chevalier. Actress Marthe Keller to become Légion d'Honneur chevalier Veteran actress Marthe Keller, among whose film credits are Claude Lelouch's And Now My Love and John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, will be inducted as a chevalier (“knight”) in […]


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Marthe Keller: Legion of Honor Chevalier, Working with 'Unspoiled Monster' Billy Wilder



Watch Gotham Awards Live Streaming Online

You can watch the Gotham Awards streaming live above. Right now, celebrities are parading along the red carpet. The awards ceremony itself, held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street, is also available online. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Alexander Payne's The Descendants, with George Clooney, […]


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Watch Gotham Awards Live Streaming Online



Brian Grazer Replacing Brett Ratner as Oscar Producer

Brian Grazer will replace Brett Ratner as co-producer of the 2012 Academy Awards, according to “sources” cited in The Hollywood Reporter. So far, there has been no official word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ratner was out after using the word “fag” at a q&a for […]


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Brian Grazer Replacing Brett Ratner as Oscar Producer



Gotham Awards: Audience Award Nominations

Oliver Litondo, The First Grader The five nominees for the Gothams' Festival Genius Audience Award have been announced. They are: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, Buck, Girlfriend, The First Grader, and Wild Horse, Wild Ride. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Constance Marks' documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey traces the life […]


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Gotham Awards: Audience Award Nominations



'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy': 4 British Independent Film Award Acting Nods

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy As expected, Steve McQueen's Shame, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin are three of the top contenders for the Raindance Institute's 2011 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), the British version of the United States' Spirit […]


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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy': 4 British Independent Film Award Acting Nods



'The Adventures of Tintin': Thumbs Down from Several British Tintin Fans

Tintin (Jamie Bell), Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), Snowy, The Adventures of Tintin Despite a number of positive reviews and solid box office receipts, some in the United Kingdom, where Tintin is apparently a cultural icon, haven't been at all pleased with the way director Steven Spielberg and screenwriters Steven Moffat, […]


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'The Adventures of Tintin': Thumbs Down from Several British Tintin Fans



Justin Bieber Going to Jail?

Justin Bieber, pop icon and the star of the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (right), has come out against the Commercial Felony Streaming Act (S.978), which would make unauthorized online streaming of copyrighted material a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Some have been (jokingly) concerned […]


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Justin Bieber Going to Jail?



'Titanic 3D': Highly Positive Early Reactions

TITANIC 3D: James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview Early reactions to Titanic 3D have been highly favorable James Cameron directed. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart star. See below: “The footage I saw this morning left me speechless. I'm not joking around when I say it's the best post conversion I've […]


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'Titanic 3D': Highly Positive Early Reactions



'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview

Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Titanic James Cameron and producer Jon Landau presented 8 scenes (or about 18 minutes) from Titanic 3D earlier today at the Paramount studios in Hollywood to highly positive reviews. Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment reportedly spent 60 weeks and $18 million on the […]


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'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview



Kristen Stewart: Future Purple-Haired Lesbian?

Oct. 27, '11, update: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will introduce a “never-before-seen clip” from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 at 7:56 p.m. ET – I repeat, 7:56 p.m. – on November 3 on MTV. Following the Breaking Dawn clip, the Twilight Saga trio will […]


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Kristen Stewart: Future Purple-Haired Lesbian?



'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed

Kathryn Bigelow thanked a whole array of uniformed U.S. personnel when she accepted her Academy Award statuettes for Best Director and Best Picture for the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker back in early 2010. Now, I can't recall her thanking Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver (photo). Shortly before the 2010 Oscar […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed



Israel-Set Documentaries PRECIOUS LIFE, STRANGERS NO MORE Screening

Two Israel-set documentaries, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon's Oscar-winning short subject Strangers No More and Shlomi Eldar's feature Precious Life (right), will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. at the […]


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Israel-Set Documentaries PRECIOUS LIFE, STRANGERS NO MORE Screening



Olivia de Havilland, John Hubley Oscar 1967 Photo: Academy to Celebrate John Hubley

Faith Hubley, Olivia de Havilland, John Hubley, Michael Goldman, Oscar 1967 "An Academy Salute to John Hubley” to be held as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Monday Nights with Oscar screening series in New York City. Hubley is considered one of animation's most innovative and […]


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Olivia de Havilland, John Hubley Oscar 1967 Photo: Academy to Celebrate John Hubley



Olivia de Havilland, Oscar Winner John Hubley Photo: An Academy Salute to John Hubley

Faith Hubley, Olivia de Havilland, John Hubley, Oscar 1966 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Monday Nights with Oscar screening series will celebrate the life and career of animator John Hubley, considered one of the most innovative and influential designer-directors in the animation field. The Hubley evening will […]


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Olivia de Havilland, Oscar Winner John Hubley Photo: An Academy Salute to John Hubley



Three-Time Oscar-Winning Animator John Hubley Academy Celebration

Carl Reiner, John Hubley, Hope Lange, Oscar 1959 John Hubley, considered one of animation's most innovative and influential designer-directors, will have his life and art celebrated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Monday Nights with Oscar screening series. A special evening featuring rarely seen John Hubley movies […]


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Three-Time Oscar-Winning Animator John Hubley Academy Celebration



Controversial Afghanistan War Documentary ARMADILLO on DVD

Janus Metz's Armadillo Janus Metz's acclaimed and controversial war documentary Armadillo will be available on DVD via Kino Lorber on October 18. Set among Danish troops embedded in Afghanistan, Armadillo caused quite a stir in Denmark due to its less than flattering portrayal of Danish soldiers at war. Armadillo received […]


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Controversial Afghanistan War Documentary ARMADILLO on DVD



Michelle Williams & Glenn Close: Hollywood Awards

Michelle Williams (right) and Glenn Close will receive, respectively, the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Actress Award and the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24. All those “Hollywood” mentions in the above paragraph […]


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Michelle Williams & Glenn Close: Hollywood Awards



Nadine Labaki Musical 'Where Do We Go Now?': Toronto Surprise Winner

Nadine Labaki, Where Do We Go Now? Lebanese actress-filmmaker Nadine Labaki's second feature, the musical Et maintenant, on va où? / Where Do We Go Now?, was the surprise winner of the Toronto Film Festival's Cadillac People's Choice Award. Toronto doesn't have a jury like Cannes, Berlin, or Venice; festivalgoers […]


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Nadine Labaki Musical 'Where Do We Go Now?': Toronto Surprise Winner



Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Sonny Rollins: Kennedy Center Honors 2011

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep (right), singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins will receive the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony will be held on Sunday, December […]


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Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Sonny Rollins: Kennedy Center Honors 2011



Eddie Murphy Oscar Host

Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced today. This will be Murphy's first time as Oscar host. Predecessors include Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and […]


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Eddie Murphy Oscar Host



Roman Polanski 'Carnage': Mixed-to-Enthusiastic Reviews

Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Carnage Based on Yasmine Reza's play God of Carnage, Roman Polanski's Carnage is the director's first film since last year's legal fiasco engendered by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. Carnage was screened today at the Venice Film Festival, where it […]


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Roman Polanski 'Carnage': Mixed-to-Enthusiastic Reviews



W.E. Reviews: Madonna Movie Lambasted at Venice Film Festival

James D'Arcy as King Edward VIII, Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson in Madonna's W.E.. Singers have been dabbling in movies with varying degrees of success for as long as feature films have been around. Opera star Geraldine Farrar became a movie star for Cecil B. DeMille in early silent era […]


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W.E. Reviews: Madonna Movie Lambasted at Venice Film Festival



Obama Administration-Kathryn Bigelow 'Killing Bin Laden' Connection: Republican Congressman Wants Investigation

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker's Academy Award winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been receiving assistance from the Barack Obama Administration for their project about the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this year, according to a Maureen Dowd report in […]


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Obama Administration-Kathryn Bigelow 'Killing Bin Laden' Connection: Republican Congressman Wants Investigation



Brett Ratner, Don Mischer: Oscar Show Producers

Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 2012 Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak announced today. Ratner is an Oscarcast newcomer, while Mischer will be returning after this year's Emmy-nominated show, considered by some to be one of the worst ever in […]


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Brett Ratner, Don Mischer: Oscar Show Producers



Bubba Smith Dies: 'Police Academy' Movies, NFL Player

Bubba Smith, the 6-foot-7 former National Football League player and one of the performers in the Police Academy movies, was found dead earlier today at his Baldwin Hills home in Los Angeles. Smith was 66. No foul play is suspected. As a professional football player, Charles Aaron 'Bubba' Smith (born […]


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Bubba Smith Dies: 'Police Academy' Movies, NFL Player



James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey: Honorary Oscar Recipients

Actor James Earl Jones and veteran make-up artist Dick Smith will receive Honorary Awards, and former television hostess Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. The awards will be presented at the Academy's 3rd Annual Governors Awards dinner […]


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James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey: Honorary Oscar Recipients



Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in […]


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Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters



'Festival' of Legends: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez in Oscar-Nominated Folk Music Documentary

Bob Dylan: Young days in 'Festival': Classic music documentary. 'Festival' of Legends: Folk music fest featuring a young Bob Dylan, Joan Baez showcased in Oscar-nominated documentary Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop there was … Murray Lerner's Festival. Set at the annual Newport Folk Festival and featuring the likes of Bob […]


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'Festival' of Legends: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez in Oscar-Nominated Folk Music Documentary