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'Music of the Heart' Movie: Meryl Streep Showcase in Goreless Wes Craven Effort

'Music of the Heart' cast: Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. 'Music of the Heart': Unusually bloodless Wes Craven movie works as Meryl Streep showcase Wes Craven, the director of the Scream franchise and of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, is hardly the kind of […]


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'Music of the Heart' Movie: Meryl Streep Showcase in Goreless Wes Craven Effort



Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records

Chris Pratt at Oscar 2015 rehearsals. Oscar 2015 winners The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found further below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have […]


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Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records



Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade

Robert Redford in 'The Great Gatsby' 1974. Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 misfire and 'The Way We Were' 1973 box office hit on TCM Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening (Jan. 20, '15), with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of […]


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Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade



Watch Golden Globes Online: Julianne Moore Double Nominee

2015 Golden Globes' nominee Julianne Moore in 'Maps to the Stars.' Watch Golden Globes online: Red Carpet arrivals and awards ceremony George Clooney will be present at the Golden Globes ceremony to pick up his Cecil B. DeMille Award. Will presenters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sink or swim – […]


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Watch Golden Globes Online: Julianne Moore Double Nominee



Oscar Dates and Early Predictions: Another Meryl Streep?

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in 'Into the Woods') The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on Feb. 22, 2015 – or about ten days earlier than the Oscar […]


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Oscar Dates and Early Predictions: Another Meryl Streep?



Ellen Selfie, Oscar Show Are Big Hits

Oscar 2014 TV ratings: 10-year high in overall viewership in U.S. (image: Twitter hit 'Ellen selfie Oscars,' featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Oscar 2014 company) Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, whose “Oscars selfie” became a record-breaking Twitter hit, and featuring the likes […]


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Ellen Selfie, Oscar Show Are Big Hits



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



Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record (Again)

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (image: Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County') The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow […]


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Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record (Again)



Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]


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Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio



Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County: Duel of the Oscar winners [See previous post: “Oscar 2014 Watch: Harvey Weinstein Cannes Film Festival Coming Attractions.”] More Oscar 2014 bait: August: Osage County, directed by John Wells, and starring three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, […]


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Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench



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



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



Golden Globes: Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record & Marion Cotillard Performs Rare Feat

Meryl Streep in Hope Springs. In movies since the late 1970s – she was first seen in a small role in Fred Zinnemann's Julia (1977) – Meryl Streep seems to get at least one annual Golden Globe nomination. This year, her performance as a middle-aged woman attempting to revive her […]


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Golden Globes: Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record & Marion Cotillard Performs Rare Feat



Nora Ephron & Carl Bernstein 'Heartburn' Movie

Heartburn movie 1986: “Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein” (Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson) Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein: Heartburn movie Besides her essays, screenplays, and directorial efforts, another Nora Ephron claim to fame was her marriage to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein. Their marriage lasted from 1976 to 1980. Ephron later […]


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Nora Ephron & Carl Bernstein 'Heartburn' Movie



'The Manchurian Candidate' 2004: Meryl Streep Steals All Her Scenes

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 Denzel Washington movie. (Image: Denzel Washington.) While keeping the framework of the 1962 original, Jonathan Demme's remake of John Frankenheimer's political thriller The Manchurian Candidate has revamped the plot so as to create parallels between what takes place on screen and current events. The results are […]


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'The Manchurian Candidate' 2004: Meryl Streep Steals All Her Scenes



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



Milla Jovovich & Asghar Farhadi + Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: The Oscars

Milla Jovovich and Tim Gunn. Milla Jovovich and Tim Gunn: Academy Awards' Red Carpet Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich (on Dec. 17, 1975, in Kiev, at the time part of the Soviet Union) is pictured above while interviewed – or about to be interviewed – by TV reality show celebrity Tim […]


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Milla Jovovich & Asghar Farhadi + Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: The Oscars



Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah […]


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Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis



Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, The Artist In the Oscar 2012 Best Actor category, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt are dark horses for, respectively, their performances in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Chris Weitz's A Better Life, and Bennett Miller's Moneyball. That leaves George Clooney, who plays […]


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Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?



Miramax Oscar Campaign Controversy: When Robert Wise Praised Martin Scorsese Social Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York Just last week, an email ad plugging Meryl Streep's performance in The Weinstein Company release The Iron Lady raised a number of eyebrows, as the email appeared to break the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' vote-soliciting […]


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Miramax Oscar Campaign Controversy: When Robert Wise Praised Martin Scorsese Social Drama



Meryl Streep Oscar Ad Controversy

"It's been TWENTY-NINE YEARS SINCE MERYL STREEP WON AN OSCAR. And she certainly deserves to win for her performance in The Iron Lady,” reads a Thelma Adams quote heading a The Weinstein Company ad. The ad, sent out a week ago by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety to their email […]


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Meryl Streep Oscar Ad Controversy



Daniel Radcliffe & Meryl Streep: BAFTA Red Carpet

Bits from the BAFTA 2012 red carpet, included Best Supporting Actress presenter Daniel Radcliffe (photo) declaring “you can't always have favorites, but I'd be delighted if she [Drive's Carey Mulligan] wins.” Radcliffe, of course, is the star of The Woman in Black and the Harry Potter movies – Harry Potter […]


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Daniel Radcliffe & Meryl Streep: BAFTA Red Carpet



Max von Sydow & Demián Bichir + George Clooney & Brad Pitt

George Clooney and Max von Sydow George Clooney and Max Von Sydow chat away at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon held on Monday, Feb. 6, '12, in Beverly Hills. Clooney is a Best Actor nominee for Alexander Payne's The Descendants. Von Sydow is a Best Supporting Actor nominee for Stephen Daldry's […]


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Max von Sydow & Demián Bichir + George Clooney & Brad Pitt



Nick Nolte & Kenneth Branagh: Oscar Nominees Luncheon

The Nick Nolte movie that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination this year was Gavin O'Connor's Warrior. In the photo, Nolte, among whose movies are The Deep, 48 Hrs., Hotel Rwanda, and Arthur, is seen at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon in […]


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Nick Nolte & Kenneth Branagh: Oscar Nominees Luncheon



Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


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Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress



Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards

Amber Heard: SAG Awards. 'Zombieland' actress Amber Heard: SAG Awards Actress Amber Heard, whose credits include Zombieland, Patrick Lussier's Nicolas Cage action flick Drive Angry, and the Johnny Depp box office disappointment The Rum Diary, is pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Red Carpet outside Los Angeles' […]


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Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards



'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise

Debbie Reynolds, Katherine Heigl, One for the Money Jan. 28, '11, update: Forget Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement: Liam Neeson's action vehicle The Grey, which will likely be totally ignored when the Oscar 2013 nominations are announced, will easily top the North American box office this weekend. After taking in an […]


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'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise



Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady Three actresses are shoo-ins for the 2012 Academy Awards' Best Actress shortlist: Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis



Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations

The Artist: Jean Dujardin as George Valentin BEST FILM THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM MY WEEK WITH […]


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Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations



Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt + Meryl Streep & Lea Michele: Golden Globes

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Brad Pitt was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in Bennett Miller's Moneyball. Angelina Jolie […]


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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt + Meryl Streep & Lea Michele: Golden Globes



Meryl Streep & Michelle Williams: Honorary Golden Bear & More Critics Awards

Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Take This Waltz With four nominations, Michel Hazanavicius' silent comedy-drama The Artist is the top nominee in the international categories of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's 2011 Awards. (See further below the full list of Vancouver Film Critics nominations.) Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, The […]


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Meryl Streep & Michelle Williams: Honorary Golden Bear & More Critics Awards



Golden Globe Awards: Meryl Streep & George Clooney Shoo-Ins + Best Director Angelina Jolie?

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. The Golden Globe Awards' Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category will definitely include Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's Thatcher-lite The Iron Lady. That will mark the 17th nomination for Streep, who […]


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Golden Globe Awards: Meryl Streep & George Clooney Shoo-Ins + Best Director Angelina Jolie?



Meryl Streep Breaks New York Critics Record

Meryl Streep, Anthony Head in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady The most curious thing about Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist winning the New York Film Critics Circle's Best Film and Best Director awards is that 85 years ago this “innovative” work would have had little-to-no novelty value. It's in black and […]


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Meryl Streep Breaks New York Critics Record



Meryl Streep Criticized & Praised: 'The Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher Portrayal

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady Oscar veteran Meryl Streep may have her name already engraved on the Best Actress statuette for the 2012 Academy Awards – well, barring a Glenn Close upset – but those associated with former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher are none too pleased […]


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Meryl Streep Criticized & Praised: 'The Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher Portrayal



Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese: DGA Honors Presenters

Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, and Martin Scorsese will be presenters at the eighth Directors Guild of America Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 13. Actor and talk-show host Richard Belzer will serve as Master of Ceremonies. [Photo: Alice Guy Blaché.] Meryl […]


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Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese: DGA Honors Presenters



Highest Paid Actresses & Zooey Deschanel vs. 'Los Angeles Times' Columnist

Angelina Jolie in Salt: $293 million worldwide. July 5, '11: Forbes magazine has come up with a list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. This “top-ten actresses” list includes five Academy Award winners (Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep), one of the stars of Sex and […]


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Highest Paid Actresses & Zooey Deschanel vs. 'Los Angeles Times' Columnist



Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher Film Acquired

Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher drama The Iron Lady has been acquired for U.S. distribution by The Weinstein Company (TWC). Directed by Mamma Mia!'s Phyllida Lloyd, and featuring Jim Broadbent as Thatcher's husband, Denis, The Iron Lady is expected to hit U.S. theaters some time in 2011. That, of course, means […]


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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher Film Acquired



'The Devil Wears Prada' Review: Meryl Streep Steals Show

Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, The Devil Wears Prada There are two good reasons to watch the otherwise dismal film version of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada, the story of a young, comely journalist wannabe who lands a job as secretary to a world-class bitch fashionista. The two […]


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'The Devil Wears Prada' Review: Meryl Streep Steals Show



Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order + Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role

Mickey Rooney young (ca. late '30s). Mickey Rooney gets restraining order against stepson Mickey Rooney, 90, has received a temporary restraining order against his stepson, Chris Aber, whom the former MGM star accuses in court filings of being verbally abusive, meddling in his finances, and withholding food and medicine from […]


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Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order + Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role



'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' Movie: Too Much Jim Carrey

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (2004) Dir.: Brad Silberling Cast: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Jude Law, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connolly, Dustin Hoffman, Craig Ferguson, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge, Jaimie Harris Scr.: Robert Gordon; from Daniel Handler's books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile […]


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'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' Movie: Too Much Jim Carrey



'The Hours' Movie Review: Nicole Kidman & Meryl Streep Outstanding

The Hours with Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf. Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer-winning The Hours uses Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway (working title: “The Hours”) as the link that binds its three leading female characters. Far apart in terms of time and space, those three disturbed, unhappy women share both the […]


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'The Hours' Movie Review: Nicole Kidman & Meryl Streep Outstanding



Greer Garson: Best Actress Oscar Nominations Record Tie

Greer Garson ca. early 1940s. Greer Garson: Multiple Best Actress Oscar nominee on TCM Greer Garson received no less than six Best Actress Academy Award nominations during a seven-year span (1939-1945). The Oscar record of MGM's First Lady of the 1940s is only matched by that of Warner Bros.' First […]


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Greer Garson: Best Actress Oscar Nominations Record Tie



Clint Eastwood Movies: 'The Bridges of Madison County'

Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood is the last star to be featured in Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series, 2010 edition. (See below the Clint Eastwood movie schedule.) Right now, TCM is showing the Western The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), one […]


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Clint Eastwood Movies: 'The Bridges of Madison County'



Harry Potter & the Castle in Flames + Meryl Streep & Andrew Garfield Good Casting Choices?

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 teaser poster has been released. As can be seen, it shows a castle engulfed in flames. The caption ominously reads: IT ALL ENDS HERE. As attested by the preview and this teaser poster, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 […]


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Harry Potter & the Castle in Flames + Meryl Streep & Andrew Garfield Good Casting Choices?



Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker's Best Director Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar acceptance speech: “This really is… There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who […]


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Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics



Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech & Jesse James + 'Lover' Meryl Streep Remembered

Sandra Bullock. Best Actress Sandra Bullock's Oscar acceptance speech “Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down? I would like to thank the Academy for allowing me in the last month to have the most incredible ride with rooms full of artists that I see […]


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Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech & Jesse James + 'Lover' Meryl Streep Remembered



Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards

Vera Farmiga on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Best Supporting Actress nominee Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards, held on March 7, '10, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Farmiga was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, also […]


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Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards



Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (top); Zoe Saldana in James Cameron's Avatar (upper middle); Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart (lower middle); Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side Below is our complete 2010 Oscar Predictions list. If we're correct, The Hurt Locker will win a total […]


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Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees



Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges

Best Actor Oscar nominees Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2010 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's five Best Actor nominees are in the running for the […]


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Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges



Oscar Snubs: Peter Jackson & The Other Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin in It's Complicated (top); Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar in Broken Embraces (middle); Agnes Varda in The Beaches of Agnes (bottom) Which movies were totally ignored by the Academy? Which performers and filmmakers were ignored? The list is quite long, of course. Below are the most notable […]


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Oscar Snubs: Peter Jackson & The Other Meryl Streep



Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards

Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, and The Hurt Locker, featuring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, are the 2010 Academy Awards' leaders. James Cameron's sci-fi/fantasy adventure and Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama received nine nominations apiece, including best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. Curiously, Cameron […]


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Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards



Golden Globes Winners & Nominations: James Cameron, Meryl Streep

Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2010 Golden Globe nominations: Dec. 15, 2009 2010 Golden Globe winners: Jan. 17, 2010 BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA * AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED […]


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Golden Globes Winners & Nominations: James Cameron, Meryl Streep



Penélope Cruz & Drew Barrymore, Carey Mulligan & Sophia Loren: SAG Awards

Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban pose for the camera at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 23. Cruz was in the running for the best supporting actress SAG Award, but she lost to Precious' Mo'Nique. The trio of actresses, along […]


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Penélope Cruz & Drew Barrymore, Carey Mulligan & Sophia Loren: SAG Awards



Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards

Meryl Streep was one of the presenters at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony. Streep was in the running in the best actress category (for Julie & Julia), but lost to Sandra Bullock for the blockbuster The Blind Side. Without a doubt, Streep and Bullock will be the two top contenders […]


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Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards



Meryl Streep Gloom vs. Glitz, T Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham: Golden Globes

Meryl Streep: Best Actress Golden Globe winner for 'Julie & Julia.' Golden Globes: Meryl Streep now has seven statuettes, 25 nominations Double Golden Globe nominee Meryl Streep's Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical win for Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia was her seventh. Her loss for Nancy […]


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Meryl Streep Gloom vs. Glitz, T Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham: Golden Globes



Martin Scorsese & Film Preservation, Meryl Streep & Haiti Earthquake: Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are over. A folksy looking and sounding Jeff Bridges (above, in Crazy Heart), not George Clooney (for Up in the Air), got the chance to thank family (including father Lloyd Bridges and his mother, who died last year), friends, and co-workers. Although Bridges' win wasn't a total […]


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Martin Scorsese & Film Preservation, Meryl Streep & Haiti Earthquake: Golden Globes



George Clooney & Robert Pattinson + Meryl Streep & Zac Efron: Haiti Earthquake Telethon

According to MTV, the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, to be broadcast on Friday, Jan. 22, '10, has added appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, and Muhammad Ali. Among the other film personalities scheduled […]


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George Clooney & Robert Pattinson + Meryl Streep & Zac Efron: Haiti Earthquake Telethon



Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Actress Tie, Kiss: Critics' Choice Awards

"It's sort of surreal,” The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow told journalists backstage when asked about her Critics Choice Award victory over former husband James Cameron, in the running for the blockbuster Avatar. Cameron's 3D sci-fier, however, was the evening's big winner in terms of sheer number of trophies: six […]


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Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Actress Tie, Kiss: Critics' Choice Awards



Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.

Vera Farmiga, George Clooney in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount); Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie in The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment); James Cameron's Avatar (WETA / 20th Century Fox) Jan. 17 update: Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live […]


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Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.



'Up in the Air,' George Clooney Receive Film Critics Nominations

George Clooney in 'Up in the Air.' 'Up in the Air,' George Clooney among Denver Film Critics' 2010 nominees The nominations for the 2010 Denver Film Critics Society Awards have been announced. In the running for Best Picture are Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, […]


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'Up in the Air,' George Clooney Receive Film Critics Nominations



'Avatar,' 'Star Trek': Film Editors Nominations

Stephen Lang in Avatar (ILM / 20th Century Fox). More sci-fi films are up for major Hollywood awards. Three of the nominees for the American Cinema Editors' ACE Eddie Awards are Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek. The two other dramatic feature entries are The Hurt Locker and Up in […]


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'Avatar,' 'Star Trek': Film Editors Nominations



Meryl Streep & George Clooney Take Over Texas

George Clooney, Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount) Pegasus News reports that Jason Reitman's Up in the Air was the best picture of 2009 according to the ten members of the North Texas Film Critics Association that got together at a Dallas cafe this past […]


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Meryl Streep & George Clooney Take Over Texas



Meryl Streep & George Clooney Win More Awards + Only One Oscar Ballot Selection Counts

George Clooney and Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount) Usual suspects Up, Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Mo'Nique, and Christoph Waltz are the Kansas City Film Critics Circle's choices for best of 2009. Jason Reitman's comedy-drama Up in the Air […]


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Meryl Streep & George Clooney Win More Awards + Only One Oscar Ballot Selection Counts



Meryl Streep & Carey Mulligan: US Critics' Best Actresses

Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia (Columbia Pictures) (top); Carey Mulligan in An Education (Kerry Brown / Sony Pictures Classics) (bottom) Only two actresses delivered great performances in 2009, at least as far as most US-based critics' groups were concerned: veteran Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia, […]


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Meryl Streep & Carey Mulligan: US Critics' Best Actresses



Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb

Avatar: Zoe Saldana wears Na'vi blue digital make-up in global blockbuster that has passed the $1 billion milestone worldwide. James Cameron's mix of fantasy, adventure, and environmental conscience has already shattered several box office records – among them “fastest to $1 billion worldwide” – with more sure to come. Besides […]


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Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb



Critics' Choices: French Family Drama Tops + Hollywood Nightmare Is Best Film of the Decade

Critics' choices: Summer Hours with Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Renier. Olivier Assayas' French-made family drama was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's, the New York Film Critics Circle's, and the Boston Society of Film Critics' Best Foreign Language Film of 2009. Summer Hours was also the Best Film […]


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Critics' Choices: French Family Drama Tops + Hollywood Nightmare Is Best Film of the Decade



New York Film Critics: Meryl Streep & George Clooney + Olivier Assayas' French Drama Are Top Picks

The Hurt Locker with Guy Pearce and Brian Geraghty. After being all but ignored at this year's Venice Film Festival and at the 2008 Spirit Awards – where it received only two nominations in the acting categories (Best Actor for Jeremy Renner; Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Mackie), Kathryn Bigelow's […]


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New York Film Critics: Meryl Streep & George Clooney + Olivier Assayas' French Drama Are Top Picks



'Gay' Best Actor Winner for Second Consecutive Year: San Francisco Awards + Boston Goes to War

Colin Firth in A Single Man. San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Colin Firth will quite likely receive his very first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a Los Angeles-based English professor grieving over the unexpected death of his lover (Matthew Goode) in Tom Ford's A Single Man, based […]


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'Gay' Best Actor Winner for Second Consecutive Year: San Francisco Awards + Boston Goes to War



Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim, winner of the Louis Delluc Prize. Jacques Audiard's violent prison drama chronicles the difficulties facing a young Frenchman of Algerian ancestry who, after being sent to jail for six years, must navigate between two warring factions while behind bars: the Corsicans and the Muslims. Shades […]


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Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman



'It's Complicated' Movie with Meryl Streep + Oscar-Buzzy Sandra Bullock & Jeff Bridges Festival Honors

It's Complicated with Meryl Streep, John Krasinski, and Caitlin FitzGerald. Winner of the National Board of Review's Best Ensemble award, Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy features Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Zoe Kazan, Lake Bell, Rita Wilson, Mary Kay Place, Hunter Parrish, Caitlin FitzGerald, and, at its center, two-time Oscar […]


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'It's Complicated' Movie with Meryl Streep + Oscar-Buzzy Sandra Bullock & Jeff Bridges Festival Honors



NBR: Carey Mulligan Pushes Meryl Streep Aside & Fave Clint Eastwood Returns

Up in the Air with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. As the United States remains mired in one of its worst economic crises ever, the National Board of Review (NBR) has selected Jason Reitman's Up in the Air – the story of a frequent-flying, company-downsizing expert – as the year's […]


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NBR: Carey Mulligan Pushes Meryl Streep Aside & Fave Clint Eastwood Returns



Golden Globes Predictions Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Sandra Bullock, The Proposal A bossy Canadian businesswoman forces her American assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can stay in the US. Marion Cotillard, Nine The wife of an Italian filmmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis, above) must […]


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Golden Globes Predictions Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock



Kate Winslet & Dustin Lance Black Oscar Speech + Freida Pinto & Dev Patel

Instead of making an Oscar speech holding a shampoo bottle, best actress winner Kate Winslet (for The Reader) holds the real thing. “I'm very lucky to have been given Hanna Schmitz by Bernhard Schlink and David Hare and Stephen [Daldry] and working with you is an experience I will never […]


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Kate Winslet & Dustin Lance Black Oscar Speech + Freida Pinto & Dev Patel



Oscar Predictions: Best Actor & Best Actress

Best Actor Sean Penn, Milk Some say “the Academy” is homophobic – as if its 6,000 or so members have all been carved out of the same monolithic block. Surely there are anti-gay members in the Academy, but there are many (more?) members with no such inclination. Brokeback Mountain didn't […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Actor & Best Actress



Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella

Kate Winslet, David Kross in The Reader (top); Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (middle); Viola Davis in Doubt (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among the almost 120 2009 Academy […]


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Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella



SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz

SAG Awards: Laura Linney Holly Hunter Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Photos: Lester Cohen (Hunter), Kevin Mazur (Patel/Pinto), Michael Buckner (Linney) Sean Penn Kate Winslet, Sally Field Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Mazur (Field/Winslet, Penn), Michael Caulfield (Streep) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet Photos: Kevin […]


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SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz



Oscar Trivia: Meryl Streep Ties Katharine Hepburn Record

Oscar nominations announcement 2009: Forest Whitaker and Academy president Sid Ganis. Oscar trivia: 2009 Academy Awards Most nominated films David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, with 13 nominations. Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, featuring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with 10. Gus Van […]


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Oscar Trivia: Meryl Streep Ties Katharine Hepburn Record



Academy Award Predictions: Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood + Posthumous Best Supporting Actor Nomination

Meryl Streep in Doubt. Academy Award Predictions: In case she gets another Academy Award nomination in early 2009 – her 15th – Meryl Streep will tie with Katharine Hepburn for the record of most nominations in the lead actor/actress categories: 12 in all. Next in line is Bette Davis with […]


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Academy Award Predictions: Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood + Posthumous Best Supporting Actor Nomination



Kate Winslet Double Golden Globe Nominee & Santa Barbara Honoree + Meryl Streep Breaks Record

Kate Winslet: Potential Academy Award double nominee for Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road (as Best Actress) and Stephen Daldry's The Reader (as Best Supporting Actress) will be receiving the Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award for her “series of classic and standout performances.” Well-received Kate Winslet portrayals include those in Ang […]


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Kate Winslet Double Golden Globe Nominee & Santa Barbara Honoree + Meryl Streep Breaks Record



Meryl Streep & Amy Adams + Joanna Cassidy & Benicio Del Toro: AFI FEST

Meryl Streep & Amy Adams 'Doubt' Premiere: AFI FEST AFI FEST 2008 opening night premiere of Miramax Film's Doubt held at ArcLight Hollywood on October 30, 2008 Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, John Patrick Shanley Meryl Streep Amy Adams Amy Adams, Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Winter / 2008 Getty Images The […]


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Meryl Streep & Amy Adams + Joanna Cassidy & Benicio Del Toro: AFI FEST



Meryl Streep-Amy Adams Slander Drama to Open AFI FEST + Tilda Swinton & Danny Boyle Tributes

Doubt, the much-anticipated drama directed and adapted by John Patrick Shanley from his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, and starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Viola Davis, will be the new Opening Night Gala presentation at AFI FEST 2008. The screening will take place on […]


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Meryl Streep-Amy Adams Slander Drama to Open AFI FEST + Tilda Swinton & Danny Boyle Tributes



From 'Sordid Lives' & Meryl Streep to 'A Jihad for Love' & Peter Berlin: Outfest LGBT Movies

July 9 update: Outfest 2008, the 26th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, kicked off last night at downtown Los Angeles' historic Orpheum Theatre with a screening of Laurie Lynd's Breakfast with Scot, in which a straitlaced gay couple tries to handle an orphaned 11-year-old boy with a passion […]


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From 'Sordid Lives' & Meryl Streep to 'A Jihad for Love' & Peter Berlin: Outfest LGBT Movies



'Mamma Mia!' Images: Meryl Streep Does Abba

In the upcoming musical romantic comedy Mamma Mia!, based on the phenomenally successful stage hit of the same name, a young bride-to-be tries to find her real father – out of three men her mother fooled around with – while much of the cast sings ABBA's hit songs of the […]


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'Mamma Mia!' Images: Meryl Streep Does Abba



Sydney Pollack: Oscar-Winning Director Dies

Sydney Pollack, the director of several critical and box office successes of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, died of cancer earlier today in the Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades. He was 73. Pollack began his show business career on the stage and later moved on to television, where he […]


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Sydney Pollack: Oscar-Winning Director Dies



Amy Adams 'Enchanted' Puff Pieces

Amy Adams Enchanted p.r. “Amy Adams is having one of those enchanted Manhattan moments. 'Look, it's snowing!' she cries, looking out of the window of an Upper West Side cafe to the snowflakes gently settling on the cabs and buildings outside. 'It's sticking!' “Adams has an ability to make whatever […]


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Amy Adams 'Enchanted' Puff Pieces



'Yellow Face' in Hollywood + Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep & Robert Redford Premiere: AFI FEST

Paul Muni is a Jewish-Austrian-Hungarian Chinese in The Good Earth. Today it'd have been simpler. Muni would have been merely a Jewish-Ukrainian Chinese. Hollywood Chinese, Arthur Dong's documentary about the portrayal of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in Hollywood films, will have its Los Angeles premiere at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, […]


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'Yellow Face' in Hollywood + Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep & Robert Redford Premiere: AFI FEST



AFI FEST Movies: Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep + Abortion & Nazis

AFI FEST Featuring the likes of Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, John Sayles, Wayne Wang, John Landis, Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Jason Reitman, Javier Bardem, the voices of Catherine Deneuve and Danielle Darrieux (in Persepolis), and veterans Nancy Kwan, Turhan Bey, and Luise Rainer (all three in the documentary […]


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AFI FEST Movies: Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep + Abortion & Nazis



Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep + Robert Redford to Open AFI FEST

The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival – in press releases referred to as “AFI FEST 2007 presented by Audi” – has announced that Lions for Lambs (see trailer below) will be its Opening Night Gala screening on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at the ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome Theatre. Written […]


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Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep + Robert Redford to Open AFI FEST



London Film Critics Awards: Helen Mirren & Meryl Streep + Cillian Murphy Movies Top Irish Film Awards

James Cromwell and Helen Mirren in The Queen (top); Trish Gates in United 93 (bottom) The winners of the 2007 London Film Critics' Circle Awards were announced this evening at a ceremony held in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at the Dorchester Hotel. […]


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London Film Critics Awards: Helen Mirren & Meryl Streep + Cillian Murphy Movies Top Irish Film Awards



'A Prairie Home Companion': Robert Altman All-Star Misfire

The sacred cows of the Hollywood firmament – or Hollywood barn, if you want to be really literal – will receive hosannas from certain quarters no matter how mediocre their output. Some believe that to say something negative about the likes of Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, or Clint Eastwood, for […]


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'A Prairie Home Companion': Robert Altman All-Star Misfire



John Fowles: 'The Collector,' 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' Author Dead

John Fowles: 'The Collector' author. John Fowles: 'The Collector,' 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' author dead at 79 Author John Fowles, among whose novels are The Collector (1963), The Magus (1965), and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969), died on Saturday, Nov. 5, '05, at his home in Lyme Regis, Dorset, on […]


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John Fowles: 'The Collector,' 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' Author Dead



Daniel Craig & Kate Winslet London Winners + Imelda Staunton & Cate Blanchett Top Bafta Awards

The 25th London Film Critics' Circle Award winners were announced on Feb. 9 '05. ("*" denotes the winner in each category) Best Film The Aviator- Martin Scorsese The Motorcycle Diaries - Walter Salles Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry House of Flying Daggers - Zhang Yimou * […]


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Daniel Craig & Kate Winslet London Winners + Imelda Staunton & Cate Blanchett Top Bafta Awards



'The Merchant of Venice' 2004: Al Pacino is Biennale Highlight

'The Merchant of Venice' 2004 with Al Pacino. 'The Merchant of Venice' 2004: Al Pacino as Shylock at the Venice Film Festival Michael Radford's 2004 The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock; Alejandro Amenábar's right-to-die drama The Sea Inside / Mar adentro, starring Javier Bardem; and Hollywood celebrities […]


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'The Merchant of Venice' 2004: Al Pacino is Biennale Highlight