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Quentin Tarantino Walk of Fame Star Unveiling Ceremony: Peaceful Despite Police Threats

Quentin Tarantino star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also in the photo: Demián Bichir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and other 'The Hateful Eight' cast members. Quentin Tarantino gets star on Hollywood Walk Fame: No police protests or anti-Tarantino rally Quentin Tarantino, who has been making movies for nearly […]


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Quentin Tarantino Walk of Fame Star Unveiling Ceremony: Peaceful Despite Police Threats



'Ryan's Daughter' Actor Christopher Jones Who Turned Down 'Pulp Fiction' Dead

'Ryan's Daughter' actor Christopher Jones dead at 72: Quit acting following nervous breakdown after Sharon Tate murder, in later years turned down Quentin Tarantino movie offer Christopher Jones, who had a key role in David Lean's 1970 romantic epic Ryan's Daughter, died of complications from gallbladder cancer last Friday, January […]


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'Ryan's Daughter' Actor Christopher Jones Who Turned Down 'Pulp Fiction' Dead



Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' Screenplay Leak Has (Lots of) Precedents

Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' screenplay leak Quentin Tarantino will no longer be making the Western The Hateful Eight. Why not? Well, Tarantino claims he sent out the film's screenplay to a group of six people, one of whom allegedly showed it to his agent, who then showed it to […]


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Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' Screenplay Leak Has (Lots of) Precedents



'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner

Judgment at Nuremberg with Maximilian Schell. Stanley Kramer's most effective “message movie,” the 1961 courtroom/political drama Judgment at Nuremberg is a fictionalized restaging of the post-World War II Judges' Trial of Nazi Germany judges and prosecutors held in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg in 1947. Besides its mostly effective all-star […]


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'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner



'Jack Reacher': Tom Cruise Flops? + Barbra Streisand Bombs & Bette Midler Surprises

Jack Reacher movie with Tom Cruise. One of the top box office stars of the last three decades – e.g., Top Gun, Rain Man, Jerry Maguire, Mission: Impossible & sequels – Tom Cruise has had his ups and downs at the domestic box office in the last five years or […]


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'Jack Reacher': Tom Cruise Flops? + Barbra Streisand Bombs & Bette Midler Surprises



'Django Unchained' Trailer + Lindsay Lohan Hospitalization Media Frenzy & Kristen Stewart Kiss

Django Unchained trailer with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx Django Unchained trailer is out. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds fame, Django Unchained is set two years before the Civil War. Jamie Foxx, in a career comeback following his Best Actor Oscar win nearly 8 […]


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'Django Unchained' Trailer + Lindsay Lohan Hospitalization Media Frenzy & Kristen Stewart Kiss



Sally Menke Dies: Quentin Tarantino Editor

  Sally Menke, film editor on Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, both Kill Bill parts, Jackie Brown, and Inglourious Basterds, was found dead early Tuesday (Sept. 28) morning by searchers in the Hollywood Hills' Beachwood Canyon, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Menke was 56 years old. She […]


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Sally Menke Dies: Quentin Tarantino Editor



Álex de la Iglesia & Vincent Gallo: More Venice Winners

Álex de la Iglesia's The Last Circus (top); Vincent Gallo in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing (middle); Ariane Labed, Evangelia Randou in Athina Rachel Tsangari's Attenberg (bottom) Sofia Coppola Wins Golden Lion; Former Boyfriend Quentin Tarantino Must Explain Himself At the 2010 Venice Film Festival, the Silver Lion for best director […]


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Álex de la Iglesia & Vincent Gallo: More Venice Winners



'Somewhere' Movie Tops Venice: Sofia Coppola Ex-Boyfriend Quentin Tarantino Headed Jury

Somewhere movie with Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff Sofia Coppola's Somewhere movie, hardly a unanimous critical hit (see further below), was the unanimous Golden Lion winner at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Coppola's fellow Italian-American filmmaker – and former boyfriend – Quentin Tarantino headed the seven-person jury, which also included […]


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'Somewhere' Movie Tops Venice: Sofia Coppola Ex-Boyfriend Quentin Tarantino Headed Jury



Jeff Bridges & Christoph Waltz Oscar Acceptance Speech + Molly Ringwald & Jon Cryer

Jeff Bridges. Best Actor Jeff Bridges' Oscar acceptance speech: “Oh! Thank you, Academy members! Mom and dad, yeah, look! Whoo! “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession. Oh, my dad and my mom, they loved show biz so much. I remember my mom, […]


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Jeff Bridges & Christoph Waltz Oscar Acceptance Speech + Molly Ringwald & Jon Cryer



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



'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (top); Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air (bottom) The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original screenplay, Jason […]


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'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards



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



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



Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film

James Cameron, Avatar (with Sam Worthington) Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (with George Clooney) Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (with Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz) Four of the directors above were nominated by […]


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Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film



Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer Anna Kendrick (pictured above, with Eli Roth) was nominated for the best supporting actress SAG Award for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, in which she plays opposite George Clooney. As expected, Kendrick lost to Precious' Mo'Nique, who'll surely end up with an […]


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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards



Sam Worthington & Sandra Bullock, Zoe Saldana: Golden Globes

Sandra Bullock (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA) Sandra Bullock spoke English and German during her somewhat long-winded acceptance speech. (The orchestra actually dared to remind the top box office star in the United States to wrap things up quick.) This year, Bullock received two Golden Globe nominations, both for […]


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Sam Worthington & Sandra Bullock, Zoe Saldana: Golden Globes



Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays

Kathryn Bigelow directing The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) is a first-time Directors Guild of America nominee, but her former husband James Cameron (Avatar) won the DGA Award for his megablockbuster Titanic back in early 1998. Lee Daniels (Precious) and Jason Reitman (Up […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays



Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron: DGA Award Nominations

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) are the Directors Guild of America's five nominees for their best motion picture director of 2009 award. Among those not shortlisted by DGA voters were Joel and Ethan […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron: DGA Award Nominations



'Up in the Air' US Critics' Top Screenplay

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner's screenplay for Up in the Air is the #1 winner among North American critics groups, with Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds coming in second place. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber's (500) Days of Summer, a boy meets girl tale in which things don't quite go […]


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'Up in the Air' US Critics' Top Screenplay



Christoph Waltz: US Critics' Favorite Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds (François Duhamel / The Weinstein Co.) If US critics found only two lead actresses to vote for in 2009 (Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan), they had an even tougher time finding a supporting actor. Or perhaps it was just his own thespian brilliance that made […]


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Christoph Waltz: US Critics' Favorite Supporting Actor



Susan Sarandon Sympathy Oscar Nod? + Megan Fox & Robert Pattinson Sexiest Stars

Susan Sarandon in The Lovely Bones. Best Actress Academy Award winner (Dead Man Walking, 1995) Susan Sarandon isn't exactly a top contender for the Academy Awards early next year for her performance as a young-looking granny in Peter Jackson's supernatural crime/psychological drama The Lovely Bones – a critical and box […]


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Susan Sarandon Sympathy Oscar Nod? + Megan Fox & Robert Pattinson Sexiest Stars



Golden Globes Predictions Best Screenplay

Golden Globes 2010 Predictions - Best Screenplay Jane Campion, Bright Star (above, Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw) A poet's brief and tragic love affair Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (above, Paula Patton) An illiterate pregnant teen, her teacher, her social worker & her mother Peter Jackson, […]


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Golden Globes Predictions Best Screenplay



Golden Globes 2010 Predictions - Best Supporting Actor

2010 Golden Globe Predictions - Best Supporting Actor George Clooney, The Men Who Stare at Goats (with Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges) A man with a (goat-)killer stare Matt Damon, Invictus A rugby player attempts to Save His Nation Christopher Plummer, The Last Station Leo Tolstoy, wine-drinking radical ideologue Stanley Tucci, […]


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Golden Globes 2010 Predictions - Best Supporting Actor



Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Demme & Kirk Douglas: Honorary Oscar Presenters

Oscar winners Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Demme, and Quentin Tarantino, and Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas will be some of the presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' first Governors Awards event on November 14 at Hollywood & Highland Center's Grand Ballroom. The evening will feature presentations of […]


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Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Demme & Kirk Douglas: Honorary Oscar Presenters



'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut

'The Final Destination.' Sept. 6, '09, update: The Final Destination held on to the No. 1 spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend with $12.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. New Line Cinema's David R. Ellis-directed horror sequel scored an average […]


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'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut



Monica Bellucci & Asia Argento + Jean-Marc Barr & Sophie Marceau: Cannes Film Festival

Claudia Schiffer (Image by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Asia Argento (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) Isabelle Huppert (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) Quentin Tarantino, Mélanie Laurent, Mike Myers (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Monica Bellucci (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)   Julie Gayet (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Diane Kruger, […]


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Monica Bellucci & Asia Argento + Jean-Marc Barr & Sophie Marceau: Cannes Film Festival



Cannes 2009: 'Inglourious Basterds'

Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds Richard Corliss/Mary Corliss in Time: “… Inglourious Basterds — first word as in “glower,” second as in “turds” — is an alternative history of World War II from the writer-director of Pulp Fiction, the Palme d'Or winner 15 years ago. As with all of his […]


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Cannes 2009: 'Inglourious Basterds'



Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event. '2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas […]


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Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings



Quentin Tarantino 'Pulp Fiction' Screening

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, a 1994 Best Picture nominee (and, in my view, one of the most overrated movies of all time), will be screened in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel […]


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Quentin Tarantino 'Pulp Fiction' Screening



Quentin Tarantino vs. the New Italian Cinema + New Academy Rules

While accepting his title as Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic this past June 14, Pedro Almodóvar remarked that “Quentin Tarantino is simpatico and talented, but he sometimes suffers from a sort of verbal incontinence.” Almodóvar was referring to the American director's recent put-down of the […]


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Quentin Tarantino vs. the New Italian Cinema + New Academy Rules