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Alfonso Cuaron & The Coen Brothers Land Nods For ACE Eddie Awards

January 11th, 2014 12:43pm EST
Alfonso Cuaron
Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have each landed nominations for the American Cinema Editors' (ACE) Eddie Awards.

Cuaron's behind-the-scenes work on his space disaster movie has earned the Mexican a nod for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic), alongside 12 Years a Slave's Joe Walker, Chris Rouse for Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks' Mark Livolsi, and Eric Zumbrunnen and Jeff Buchanan for Her.

Meanwhile, the Coen brothers have scored a mention in the Comedy or Musical category under their moniker Roderick Jaynes for Inside Llewyn Davis. They wi...

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Big At Film Critics Awards

January 6th, 2014 12:41pm EST
Inside Llewyn Davis
Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, was the big winner at this year's National Society of Film Critics on Saturday.

The film, about a struggling New York City folk singer out to audition for a music mogul during the 1960s, landed four awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Oscar Isaac) and Best Cinematography.

Coming in second and third in the voting were American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave, the latter of which saw star Chiwetel Ejiofor place second in the Best Actor voting.

The Best Actress prize was given to Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody All...

Coen brothers tracked down soundtrack performer in nursing home

November 24th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Joel Coen
Moviemakers Ethan and Joel Coen had to hire a private detective to track down one of the performers on their smash-hit O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack - so they could give him a large royalty cheque.

James Carter & the Prisoners' Po Lazarus track became a big hit thanks to the 2000 film and the Coens were determined to pay the songwriter what he was due.

They eventually tracked him down to a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois.

Joel Coen tells Rolling Stone, "They said to him, 'This year you've made more from your record than Michael Jackson'. I mean, that's great. He gave all the mon...

The Coen Brothers Receive France's Top Cultural Honor

October 17th, 2013 9:17am EDT
Joel Coen
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen have been awarded France's highest cultural honor in recognition of their film work.

On Wednesday, The Big Lebowski filmmakers were both made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in a ceremony in Paris.

During the presentation, Joel joked that the award came as a shock, saying, "Sometimes life plays jokes on you, some of them are very unfortunate, some of them are very fortunate. This is one of the most fortunate jokes I think life has played on us."

French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti added, "We have extreme...

Coen Brothers: No 'Big Lebowski' Sequel

May 20th, 2013 6:37pm EDT
The Big Lebowski
A lot of exciting news comes from the Cannes Film Festival, but the Coen Brothers were a bit of a downer when they said they don't have plans for a Big Lebowski sequel.

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen were chatting about their new film Inside Llewyn Davis when the popular question about a sequel to the cult classic film came up.

"John Turturro, who wants it, talks to us incessantly about doing a sequel about his (bowler) character Jesus," Ethan said, according to The Star.

He continues, "He even has the story worked out, which he’s pitched to us a few times, but I can’t really remember it ....

Blu-ray Review: 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'

September 20th, 2011 3:22pm EDT
Brother header
A Coen musical comedy...on Blu-ray? You bet! The classic Coen Bros. outing "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson is now available via Disney/Touchstone Home Entertainment and were checking out it’s legit (and not so legit – prison break style!) specs below – head down brother!

Title: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Grade: 4

Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson

Director: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Disney/Touchstone Home Entertainment



Own 'The Big Lebowski' Limited Edition on Blu-ray August 16

May 24th, 2011 12:18pm EDT
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition
Bowling, nihilists, a stolen rug and the occasional acid flashback have never been funnier when one of the most popular cult classics in history, The Big Lebowski Limited Edition, debuts on Blu-ray™ August 16, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. From the Oscar®-winning Coen Brothers
(True Grit, Fargo) and starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Crazy Heart), this acclaimed comedy has been newly remastered in high definition to provide longtime fans and first-time viewers alike with the ultimate Lebowski experience.

Available for a limited time with an all-ne...

'Green Hornet' Takes Top Spot At Box Office

January 17th, 2011 9:16am EST
Green Hornet
Seth Rogen's superhero film "The Green Hornet" stung competition at the box office this weekend after taking profits of $34 million.

Director Michel Gondry's big-screen adaptation about a richboy-turned-masked vigilante opened at the top spot, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ron Howard's new comedy "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, opened at number two with $17.4 million in earnings.

The Coen brothers' western "True Grit" slipped from one to three with $11.2 million.

Rounding out the top five are "The King's Speech" and Darren Aronofsky's...

DGA Nominations: Are Coen Bros. Doomed At Oscars?

January 11th, 2011 10:35am EST
The Directors Guild of America announced is nominees for Best Director yesterday, and there was only one major surprise: the omission of Joel and Ethan Coen for ‘True Grit.’ They were edged out by these nominees:

David Fincher for ‘The Social Network’

Tom Hooper for ‘The King’s Speech’

David O. Russell for ‘The Fighter’

Christopher Nolan for ‘Inception’

Darren Aronofsky for ‘Black Swan’

The Coens still have a shot at being nominated at the Oscars, but it means edging out one of these nominees, probably Russell or Nolan. All five of the movies nominated at the DGA stand an extremely ...

'Little Fockers' Wins Again

January 3rd, 2011 8:14am EST
Little Fockers
Ben Stiller's new comedy "Little Fockers" is the first film to dominate the box office in 2011, after grossing an estimated $26.3 million over the New Year's holiday.

The latest installment of the "Meet the Parents" movie franchise boasts a two-week total of $103.2 million, toppling over the Coen brothers-directed drama "True Grit," which came in at second with $24.5 million.

Disney's 3D "Tron: Legacy" placed number three, grossing an estimated $18.3 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' 3D family film "Yogi Bear" came in at four with $13 million and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' & More

December 20th, 2010 10:11am EST
Hopefully you have finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, but if you still need to brave the crowds for a few last minute gifts, I wish you the best of luck. If you do not celebrate Christmas though, and you'll be looking for something to do on December 25th, fear not, because there are plenty of movies coming out this week for you to see.

In preparation for the sequel, last week I released a review of the original “Tron” film which you can find here if you haven't checked it out yet. I also had the chance to watch the new movie “Tron: Legacy” which is visually stimulating and ...

Meet 'True Grit' Star-In-The-Making Hailee Steinfeld

December 12th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Hailee Steinfeld
Up-and-comer Hailee Steinfeld had very little acting experience before landing a role in the much-anticipated film "True Grit" opposite Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.

The Coen brothers reportedly met with nearly 15,000 girls before picking Hailee to play Mattie Ross.

In the film, 14-year-old Mattie joins an aging U.S. marshal (Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory, an adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel.

Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, t...

Holly Hunter's Nearly See-Through Dress - Hot Or Not?

September 28th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter posed for photographs at the opening night production of "Das Rheingold" held at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, New York City.

Fun facts about the "Saving Grace" star:

-She's the youngest of seven children

-She landed her first starring role in the Coen brothers' "Raising Arizona" (1987)

-She performed all of the piano music for her Oscar performance in "The Piano" (1993)

See more photos of Holly here!

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Bill Murray Regrets 'Garfield'

July 19th, 2010 2:22pm EDT
Bill Murray
Funnyman Bill Murray regrets lending his voice to animated film Garfield to work with his idol, comedy writer Joel Coen - because he realized too late the part was written by a different Joel Cohen.

The actor admits he jumped at the chance to play the fat cat in the 2004 live-action film, loosely based on the Jim Davis comic strip Garfield - when he thought one half of the Oscar-winning Coen brothers filmmaking duo was attached to the script. However, he didn't realize until it was too late that another writer with a similar name had actually worked on the screenplay - and it wasn't funny...

Robert De Niro, Robert Redford And Steven Spielberg Fight For Iranian Filmmaker

May 2nd, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Stars including Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg have joined forces in a bid to persuade the Iranian government to released jailed filmmaker Jafar Panahi.

The Iranian director, a vocal supporter of the country's opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, was arrested following a police raid on his home in Tehran in March and has since allegedly been held in the city's Evin prison.

A group of Hollywood's most high-profile stars have now come together to fight for the filmmaker's freedom, signing a petition calling for Panahi's release.

The document reads, "We... stand ...

'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

February 2nd, 2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...

'Hurt Locker' Named Best Picture At Film Critics Awards

January 4th, 2010 9:21am EST
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker dominated the National Society of Film Critics ceremony on Sunday, landing three of the top honors. The war movie was named Best Picture, while Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director nod and its star, Jeremy Renner, landed the Best Actor trophy.

French star Yolande Moreau was named Best Actress at the annual prizegiving in New York, for her portrayal of artist Seraphine de Senlis in Seraphine.

The Best Supporting Actor honor was split between Christoph Waltz for his role in Inglourious Basterds and Paul Schneider for his performance in Bright Star, while Mo'nique landed...

Trailer Talk - This Week In Movies: 'Zombieland,' 'Whip It' & More

September 28th, 2009 8:57am EDT
I've been going over my zombie survival plan and acquiring a variety of weapons in preparation for the arrival of "Zombieland" in theaters this week. Actually, I haven't been acquiring weapons since purchasing a gun is a lengthy process in Massachusetts, but I have been foaming at the mouth to see this zombie comedy since I watched the initial trailer several months ago.

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson look like the perfect odd couple paired together in the hopes of survival. Eisenberg oozes the fraidy cat vibe in every clip I've seen of the movie, while Harrelson does his best mac...

'Slumdog Millionaire's' Danny Boyle Lands Best Director Prize

February 2nd, 2009 10:11am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle has scooped the top accolade at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his hit film Slumdog Millionaire.

Boyle beat out competition from Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The Best Director nod is a key indicator of possible Oscar success for Boyle later this month, who is up for the same nod, while the movie will compete in nine other categories.

Accepting his award onstage from directors Joel and Ethan Coen,...

'Slumdog Millionaire' Director Urged To Share Oscar Nomination

January 25th, 2009 10:45am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
A leading women's campaigner has launched an online protest demanding Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle shares this year's Best Director nomination with his female co-director. Jan Lisa Huttner, of pressure group Audience Supporting Women Artists Now (ASWAN), began her campaign for the joint nomination after Boyle labelled co-director Loveleen Tandan's contribution to the Mumbai-based box office smash "indispensable". Yet Tandan's name does not appear on the Academy Awards ballot paper.

Huttner - who is also a film critic - claims the oversight is symptomatic of a wider gender ...

Kate Winslet Nominated Twice For Best Actress At BAFTAs

January 15th, 2009 12:29pm EST
Kate Winslet
Two-time Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet is set for more glory - she is nominated twice in the best actress category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs).

The Titanic star has been given the nod for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The Reader.

Winslet will go up against fellow Brit Kristin Scott Thomas for her role in I've Loved You Too Long, Angelina Jolie for The Changeling, and Meryl Streep for Doubt.

British director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire - which scooped four Golden Globes this year - has been nominated in eleven catego...

'Burn After Reading' Out On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 23

November 5th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Burn After Reading
Intelligence is relative in this hilarious new spy comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award® -winning directors of No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski. Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton star in this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining comedy of errors. Burn After Reading is available on DVD December 23rd!

When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploit...

George Clooney Boosts Sex Toy Sales

September 18th, 2008 11:46am EDT
George Clooney has boosted the sales of sex toys in U.S. stores after playing a sex-obsessed character in his latest movie Burn After Reading.

The actor stars in the new Coen brothers comedy alongside pal Brad Pitt, and play a sex addict who carries around the saucy items. And sex toy retailers have noted a huge leap in sales since the film was released earlier this month.

A retailer tells New York gossip column PageSix, "Small mentions of adult products in mainstream media can have an outsized effect on sales."

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Coen Brothers Spotlight: From Their Beginnings To 'Burn After Reading'

September 12th, 2008 11:37am EDT
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Many things come to mind when thinking about the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Dark witty humor, highly stylized production and costume designs, reoccurring actors, clever and often poetic dialogue, and above all some of the best character names in celluloid history.

Just look back at some of the brothers' most memorable characters: The Snoat brothers in Raising Arizona, Bernie Bernbaum and Eddie Dane in Miller's Crossing, Lou Breeze in Barton Fink, Norville Barnes in The Hudsucker Proxy, the Swedish-Americans Marge Gunderson and Jerome Lundegaard in Fargo, Jackie Treehorn and Jesus Q...

Interview: Brandon T. Jackson of 'Tropic Thunder'

August 13th, 2008 9:57am EDT
Tropic Thunder
(Hollywoodchicago) – For “Tropic Thunder” star and Chris Tucker protégé Brandon T. Jackson, the fictional Booty Sweat literally is his Hollywood calling card.

The Red Bull-like energy drink is a scripted creation of writer, director, producer and star actor Ben Stiller in the new comedy. The film’s talent list, which includes both “A”-list actors and up-and-coming actors, is longer than two or three typical films today combined.

Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller, left) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr., right) are shooting an epic war movie and wind up in a real battle in the action...

Pitt & Clooney Star In New Coen Brothers Pic, 'Burn After Reading'

June 27th, 2008 6:27pm EDT
Burn After Reading
A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official's (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo), Burn After Reading also stars Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.

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Ten Years of 'The Big Lebowski': The Dude Still Abides

March 7th, 2008 11:36am EST
The Big Lebowski
Ever had one of those days when nothing went your way? This was the Dude's life. At least during the now cult classic "The Big Lebowski." In Joel and Ethan Coen's unforgettable and oft-quoted tale of mistaken identity, Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is beaten by a pair of idiot thugs who have mistaken him for the other Jeffrey Lebowski: the "Big" Lebowski (David Huddleston), a local millionaire. They are looking for his wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), who owes money to a lot of seedy characters. As one thug plunges the Dudes head into the toilet, he asks, "Where's the money, Lebow...

Josh Brolin Penned 'No Country' Journal As Wrap Gift

February 26th, 2008 6:30pm EST
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin handed his No Country For Old Men co-stars copies of a handmade bound journal he wrote while shooting the movie when the film wrapped. The actor illustrated his diaries with a sketch of directors Joel and Ethan Coen, carrying rifles.

And Brolin is particularly proud of one journal entry, in which he describes one of the caterers on the set of the film.

It reads, "She works harder than anyone I've ever seen. She's carrying around these great breasts... She flies around the set with those two atom bombs, always with a look of satisfaction."

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Minute-By-Minute Account Of The 80th Academy Awards

February 25th, 2008 8:35am EST
Jon Stewart
Only about 3,000 lucky spectators get to experience the majesty of Oscar night from inside the Kodak Theater, while the rest of us follow the action from our couch.

The following is minute-by-minute account from my couch. The snack of choice - frozen TGI Friday's Potato Skins. The drink of choice - selection of Henry Weinhardt's finest soft drinks.

For photos from the red carpet and show go here.

Now let's go to the play-by-play:

5:30 - So it appears the Oscars are delivered to the Kodak Theater by UPS through a digital dream world inhabited by all movie chase scenes. ...

'No Country For Old Men' Wins Academy Awards With Four Oscars, Full Winners List

February 25th, 2008 12:40am EST
No Country For Old Men
Dark thriller No Country For Old Men was the big winner at the 80th Academy Awards (photos) in Hollywood on Sunday, after claiming four of the eight prizes the film was nominated for.

As well as being named the Best Motion Picture, siblings Joel & Ethan Coen claimed the night's Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay trophies, and Javier Bardem took home the Best Supporting Actor honor for his portrayal of the film's psychotic killer, Anton Chigurh.

The Bourne Identity was a triple winner, collecting accolades for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. And ...

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