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'Money Monster' Review: Jodie Foster Message Movie Ruined by Plot Contrivances & Dishonesty

Money Monster with George Clooney and Jack O'Connell: TV celebrity and unwise investor/hostage-taker in Jodie Foster-directed socially conscious drama that is severely handicapped by a mix of pretentiousness and cowardice. 'Money Monster' review: Jodie Foster movie suffers from both qualitative and intellectual disconnect Sometimes there's a difference between what a […]


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'Money Monster' Review: Jodie Foster Message Movie Ruined by Plot Contrivances & Dishonesty



Matt Damon Space Movie 'Elysium': Trailing 'District 9'?

Matt Damon 'Elysium' movie box office: weekend leader? Aug. 11, '13, update: Directed by the widely acclaimed District 9's Neill Blomkamp, the R-rated futuristic sociopolitical thriller Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, should have no trouble landing in the top spot at the North American box office this weekend. […]


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Matt Damon Space Movie 'Elysium': Trailing 'District 9'?



'Elysium' Movie Review: Matt Damon in Well-Intentioned But Uneven Futuristic Sociopolitical Adventure

'Elysium' with Matt Damon. 'Elysium' 2013 movie review: Lateral move for 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp If Elysium were South African director Neill Blomkamp's debut feature film, it would have been hailed as a superior work of speculative fiction, shot through with au courant references to illegal immigration and class […]


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'Elysium' Movie Review: Matt Damon in Well-Intentioned But Uneven Futuristic Sociopolitical Adventure



Jodie Foster: Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient Defends Kristen Stewart & Mel Gibson

Jodie Foster: 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Jodie Foster will be the next Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced – by way of Foster's Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart and Simon Baker. A two-time Golden Globe winner, Jodie Foster will be honored at […]


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Jodie Foster: Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient Defends Kristen Stewart & Mel Gibson



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



'Bridesmaids' Box Office: Women (Almost) on Top

Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Tai the Elephant in Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants May 20 Paul Feig's sleeper hit Bridesmaids, starring Kristen Wiig, topped the North American box office throughout this past week, grossing another $2.85 million on Thursday, May 19, according to Box Office Mojo. The well-received comedy fell […]


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'Bridesmaids' Box Office: Women (Almost) on Top



Shirtless Chris Hemsworth or No, 'Thor' Trailing Previous Marvel Superheroes

Shirtless Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor': Box office beefcake not enough to push latest Marvel superhero past predecessors. Shirtless Chris Hemsworth or no, 'Thor' behind previous Marvel superheroes May 9, '11, update: Directed by Kenneth Branagh (he of Henry V and Hamlet), and starring a – however briefly – shirtless Chris […]


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Shirtless Chris Hemsworth or No, 'Thor' Trailing Previous Marvel Superheroes



Oscar Winner Chris Newman, Oscar Nominee Tom Fleischman: “An Evening of Sound” at Academy Theater

Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” series will present “An Evening of Sound with Chris Newman and Tom Fleischman,” an exploration of the use of sound on film, on Monday, April […]


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Oscar Winner Chris Newman, Oscar Nominee Tom Fleischman: “An Evening of Sound” at Academy Theater



Jodie Foster-Mel Gibson 'The Beaver' Early Reviews: SXSW Film Festival

Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson in Foster's The Beaver Jodie Foster's drama – with comedic touches – The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson as an unbalanced executive who communicates through a hand-puppet beaver, had its world premiere on Wednesday night at the SWSX Film Festival. “This is not a comedy,” Foster told […]


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Jodie Foster-Mel Gibson 'The Beaver' Early Reviews: SXSW Film Festival



Alfred Hitchcock & Gene Tierney + Horror Classic 'Dead of Night'

Michael Redgrave in the “The Ventriloquist's Dummy” segment in Dead of Night (top); Gene Tierney in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Dragonwyck (middle); Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (bottom) Turner Classic Movies' horror/mystery/suspense Halloween marathon kicks off this evening with a showing of the 1945 British classic Dead of […]


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Alfred Hitchcock & Gene Tierney + Horror Classic 'Dead of Night'



Mel Gibson Expletive-Filled Controversy & 'The Beaver'

Mel Gibson in Jodie Foster's The Beaver Mel Gibson's rant, in which he yells over the phone at girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, has been made available at radaronline.com. The rant revolves around Grigorieva's supposedly “fake” breasts and the way she dresses. It has become infamous worldwide because it contains sexually abusive […]


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Mel Gibson Expletive-Filled Controversy & 'The Beaver'



Pierce Brosnan & Wife Keely Shaye Smith + Olivia Wilde & Ben McKenzie: Spirit Awards

Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith. Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith at the Spirit Awards Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith attended the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony held on March 5 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The couple were married in 2001. Pierce […]


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Pierce Brosnan & Wife Keely Shaye Smith + Olivia Wilde & Ben McKenzie: Spirit Awards



DGA Awards: Kathryn Bigelow First Woman Winner & Ceremony Focus on Gender

Jan. 31 update: Perhaps it's a good thing that the Directors Guild Award ceremony wasn't televised. TV audiences were spared having to listen to Quentin Tarantino say “both my testicles were totally tingling through the whole thing,” following Brad Pitt's introduction to his Inglourious Basterds director. Or The Hurt Locker's […]


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DGA Awards: Kathryn Bigelow First Woman Winner & Ceremony Focus on Gender



J.D. Salinger Movies: Recalcitrant Author

Upon learning of author J.D. Salinger's death at the age of 91, I immediately thought of Phil Alden Robinson's Academy Award-nominated 1989 drama Field of Dreams, in which Kevin Costner's character sets out to find a reclusive writer played by James Earl Jones. In W.P Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe, the […]


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J.D. Salinger Movies: Recalcitrant Author



Women Rule the World: Box Office

Sept. 23: Women rule the world – or at least the domestic box office – as Resident Evil: Extinction soared to the top of the U.S. and Canada box office this weekend with an estimated US$24 million. Helmed by Russell Mulcahy, the third installment in the series based on the […]


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Women Rule the World: Box Office



'Inside Man' Movie Review: Conventional Spike Lee Thriller

Inside Man offers a long day's journey into nought: I've seen little of Spike Lee's oeuvre. As far as I'm concerned, the overblown portrayal of ethnic relations in Do the Right Thing, which remains Lee's most acclaimed film, makes the overblown portrayal of ethnic relations in Paul Haggis' Crash look […]


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'Inside Man' Movie Review: Conventional Spike Lee Thriller