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Colin Firth Believes Gary Oldman Is Hung Like 'A Water Buffalo'?

1/19/2012 10:14am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth is still desperate to know if his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-star Gary Oldman is really well hung after his fellow Brit appeared to boast a large manhood in the Spandex outfit he wore for A Christmas Carol.

Oldman played Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim in the motion capture film, opposite Oscar winner Firth - who portrayed Fred, and both stars had to wear specially-made, unflattering black rubber suits so animators could transfer their facial expressions and actions onto the screen.

Nevertheless, while Firth tried to pad his "manhood-cancelling" Spandex bodysuit so...
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'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

1/17/2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Sid & Nancy: Collector's Edition' - AVOID Like The Plague!

1/12/2012 10:45am EST
Sid and Nancy photo
The story of the infamous Sex Pistols bassist and his needy gal pal titled "Sid & Nancy" is finally out in Blu-ray in a ‘Collector’s Edition’ via MGM Home Entertainment. Does the product meet with punk approval? (Hint - it doesn't look good!) The totally uncensored opinion you won't want to miss waits below!

Title: "Sid & Nancy: Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 0

Cast: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Director: Alex Cox

Rating: R

Runtime: 113 minutes

Release Company: MGM

Website: www.mgm.com

The Flick: Only a man with a brilliantly askew sensibility the likes of Dir...
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Christopher Nolan Says Completing 'Dark Knight Rises' Was 'Pretty Emotional'

12/31/2011 8:30am EST
Christopher Nolan
Moviemaker Christopher Nolan is experiencing mixed emotions as he completes editing on his final "Batman" movie after saying farewell to his cast just before Christmas.

The shoot on the hotly-anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises" is complete, and now Nolan is in post-production getting the sequel ready for its summer release.

And he admits his Christmas was tinged with sadness as he realized there were great friends he'd never get the chance to work with again.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "It was pretty emotional as we would finish these characters and say goodbye to Alfred (Michael Ca...
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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' And 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations

12/20/2011 1:17pm EST
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive look set to lead the 2012 London Film Critics' Circle awards after landing six nominations each.

Both movies have been named in the coveted film of the year category, alongside silent movie The Artist and The Tree of Life.

Gary Oldman is up for actor of the year for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, against other contenders including George Clooney (The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame), and Ryan Gosling (Drive).

Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Anna Paquin (Margaret), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), a...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

12/19/2011 10:28am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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Palm Springs International Film Festival To Honor Gary Oldman

12/16/2011 12:22pm EST
Gary Oldman
British actor Gary Oldman is to be honored for his career with the International Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival next month.

Oldman started out working in theatre in 1978 before moving into films, and he shot to fame with his acclaimed portrayal of punk icon Sid Vicious in 1986 biopic Sid & Nancy.

He has since enjoyed a variety of roles in blockbuster movies, including the Batman and Harry Potter franchises, and Palm Springs officials are to celebrate his contribution to Hollywood by handing him the prestigious award, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Festival chairman...
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, And Gary Oldman Dress Up As Infamous Villains For Photo Shoot

12/13/2011 3:00pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Rooney Mara have shed their clean-cut images to channel creepy and villainous characters from Hollywood history for a magazine photoshoot.

The Up in the Air star has taken on the unpleasant role of tyrant Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty, while Pitt has opted to do his best impression of horror film actor Peter Lorre and portray Eraserhead's Henry Spencer for this week's issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Clooney says, "I picked Captain Bligh because I liked his hat. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. In film, the best evil perfor...
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Check Out The Hilarious 'Kung Fu Panda 2' On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 13

12/10/2011 7:16am EST
Kung Fu Panda 2
The saga of Po continues in "Kung Fu Panda 2." The new adventure finds the newly anointed Dragon Warrior (voice of Jack Black) teaming with The Furious Five to safeguard the Valley of Peace.

When a new adversary launches a treacherous bid to seize control of China and obliterate the martial arts, Po must look back to his enigmatic origins in order to unleash his true potential and defeat his most powerful opponent to date.

Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Michelle Yeoh provide addition voices for this sequel directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson from a screenplay by Jon...
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Gary Oldman Says More George Smiley Films Are In The Works

12/8/2011 9:23am EST
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
One of the major literary franchises that has yet to become a movie blockbuster is John le Carre’s George Smiley series. That is about to change. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opens in America this week, after a successful run in England earlier this year. Gary Oldman plays MI6 espionage expert George Smiley, and he says they’re already planning to film more books.

“I think they're seriously now talking about it,” Oldman said. “Smiley's People with probably a slight cross pollination of Honorable Schoolboy, but I think it would be Smiley's People.”

Tinker Tailor had been produced once befor...
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Review: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Slow, Drawn-Out And Distinctively Drab

12/6/2011 4:00pm EST
Tinker photo
I’m all for films that take their time. There’s nothing quite like the bravery of a picture that dares to engage by fleshing out those quiet moments and infusing character insights that longingly linger. In his previous film "Let The Right One In," Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson wielded this delicate bravado like a master swordsman, bringing his slow and methodic style to the done-to-death tale of vampires to illicit freshness. Problem is that in his latest outing "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" the long book and material upon which the film is based and the unrushed pacing of Alfredso...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'New Year's Eve,' & More

12/5/2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk Dec. 9
Things pick back up again this week with the release of the espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Garry Marshall ensemble piece New Year's Eve, the Charlize Theron dramedy Young Adult, the raunchy Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, the Madonna directed romance W.E., the middle age drama I Melt With You, and the tragic tale We Need to Talk About Kevin.

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

During the dark days of the Cold War, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a veteran spy, is called out of retirement to help expose a Soviet mole within MI6.

Di...
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'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

12/2/2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...
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Gary Oldman Sad To See Sid Vicious Hotel Close

11/25/2011 11:00am EST
Gary Oldman
Actor Gary Oldman is sad to hear New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel is closing, even though his experiences there were far from pleasant.

The Dark Knight star stayed there briefly while researching the role of Sid Vicious for the 1986 biopic Sid And Nancy - but the cockroaches in his room drove him out.

He explains, "They (producers) put me up there when we did Sid And Nancy, because they wanted me to absorb the character and Sid and Nancy lived in the hotel.

"I stayed there one night, and when I turned on the light, there were cockroaches crawling over the phone. I immediately checked o...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Shoots Riot Scene In NYC

11/4/2011 8:40am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Chaos descended on the streets of New York City this week as director Christopher Nolan filmed riot scenes for his new Batman movie.

Shocked bystanders watched as a crowd of extras and actors waving fake guns charged along a Manhattan road in a scene for The Dark Knight Rises, which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.

Almost 1,000 extras, along with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing a Gotham City Police Department uniform, took part in the shoot close to the city's financial district.

Filming will continue in the area over the weekend and posters have been put up around the ne...
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Watch The Official 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

7/18/2011 3:00pm EDT
The Dark Knight
On Friday we were so close to showing you the first trailer for the third and final Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises. However, the trailer turned out to be a bootleg and was subsequentlypulled from the internet. However, now we can offer you the official trailer direct from Warner Bros.!

The trailer features a voiceover from Liam Neeson, who played Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins. He apparently died in the first film, but it wouldn't surprise us if he returned.

As mentioned on Friday, Gary Oldman's character Commissioner Gordon seems to...
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Hits The Web, Gets Pulled

7/14/2011 1:00pm EDT
Batman
A bootleg video of the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has hit the web. The trailer will be seen this weekend before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

There is a definite sense of finality within the trailer. Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman, who happens to also play Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series) is laying on a hospital bed in dire straits. He appears to be talking to Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and begging for the return of Batman. There is a flash of Bane (Tom Hardy) but no shot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who will be playing John Blake.

The Dark Knight Rises wil...
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Two Jews' Reviews 'Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows-Part 2': One Gives Standing 'O' To Final Epic Adventure (Video)

7/14/2011 12:00pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
'Two Jews on Film' By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' is the final adventure in the 'Harry Potter' series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

From the first shot...where we see Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) holding his sword up to the darkened sky, followed by Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) staring out into the gloomy courtyard at Hogwarts, you know...you're in for one great ride.

For those of you who haven't read the books ...
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Check Out 'Red Riding Hood' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download June 14

6/14/2011 6:23am EDT
Red Riding Hood
Amanda Seyfried stars in "Red Riding Hood," a dark retelling of the classic fable, set in a medieval village where a werewolf has been terrorizing the citizens.

Though the night has become a more and more dangerous time for the villagers, who never know when the beast will leave more bodies strewn in its wake, Valerie is a girl on the brink of womanhood, and is so preoccupied with her love and lust for an orphaned woodcutter that she risks leaving herself vulnerable -- both literally and figuratively.

Meanwhile, the townspeople hire a werewolf hunter (Gary Oldman) to track down the mons...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' & More

5/23/2011 10:00am EDT
The Hangover Part II
Johnny Depp set sail again last week as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in the series. After viewing the movie, I can honestly say that it’s not the best in the franchise, but certainly not the worst either. While nothing can really top the first one in my mind, this one gets back to the spirit of the original.

Captain Jack runs into an old love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who convinces him to join her on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. Sparrow unwittingly climbs aboard the vessel of Angelica’s father, Blackbeard (Ian M...
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Marion Cotillard & Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Batman' Roles Revealed

4/19/2011 8:49pm EDT
Marion Cotillard
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard will play high-powered socialite Miranda Tate in the latest Batman film.

She and her Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed to reteam with director Christopher Nolan last year, but details of their characters in The Dark Knight Rises have been kept under wraps - until now.

Speculation suggested Cotillard would portray Talia Al-Ghul and Gordon-Levitt The Holiday Killer, but now it appears both will play straightforward characters.

According to CinemaBlend.com, Cotillard's Miranda Tate is a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Batman's alter-ego...
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Review: 'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Meet The Wolf (Video)

3/11/2011 11:10am EST
Red Riding Hood
'Red Riding Hood' is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight Part 1). It stars Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, aka Red Riding Hood.

Once upon a long time ago in a desolate mountain village somewhere in England, lives Valerie, a beautiful girl with big red lips and a peaches and cream complexion. Valerie spends her days roaming around the majestic snow covered forests surrounding the place she calls home. She isn't looking for her Prince Charming however... She's already found him. His name is Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) and he's a hot sexy village hunk who enjoys chopping wood and looking m...
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Brad Pitt Tops Robert Pattinson To Win Hottest Vampire Poll

7/9/2010 2:26pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has shown his teeth and 'bitten' Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson in a poll to find the hottest Hollywood vampire.

Pitt's Louis de Pointe du Lac from 1994's Interview with the Vampire has earned him the top spot in a new WENN.com monster list, putting him just ahead of Pattinson by a handful of votes.

Pitt scored 44 per cent of the 1,000-plus votes, just one per cent more than Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise.

Kiefer Sutherland came in third for his role as a neck-biting teenage rebel in The Lost Boys, ahead of Dracula star Gary Oldman and Bla...
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Check Out 'The Book Of Eli' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download

6/15/2010 7:42am EDT
Book Of Eli
In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in some...
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Daniel Radcliffe Fears 'Harry Potter' Will Return - In 30 Years

5/27/2010 11:59pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe fears he won't be the last kid to play the boy wizard - he has a sneaking suspicion the franchise will be re-imagined for a new generation when he's in his 50s.

The young Brit worries that movie executives won't be able to resist remaking the Potter films as J.K. Rowling's hit books continue to top bestseller lists around the world.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "The books will be around for decades to come which makes me wonder if, in 30 years time, we will be seeing remakes of all these movies.

"I have a very dark suspicion that that will ...
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'The Book of Eli' Shows Us The Power Of Faith

1/15/2010 12:00pm EST
The Book of Eli
I should probably start this review off with a disclaimer: I've always loved Denzel Washington as an actor, and even though I haven't seen all of his movies, I can't think of a single one that I hate.

That being said, "The Book of Eli" directed by the Hughes brothers is a thoroughly entertaining and delightfully original story set in the post apocalyptic world. It's not necessarily the appearance of the world or the reason for its destruction that are so new. In fact, the most refreshing aspect is the conflicting motivations of its main opposing forces.

Religious undertones are pres...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Book Of Eli,' 'Lovely Bones' & More

1/11/2010 10:08am EST
THE BOOK OF ELI
I'm really glad that I finally got the chance to see James Cameron's "Avatar" in 3-D. Visually Cameron creates an incredibly convincing alien world, paying attention to even the smallest details in the environment.

The vibrant jungle scenes bring out the advantages of 3-D and convinced me that as a medium it isn't just a lame gimmick, but rather an opportunity for filmmaking to mature in the coming years.

"Avatar" kept me glued to the screen, captivating me from the moment it began until the moment it finished. While the story and dialogue were predictable, I didn't necessarily c...
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Movies To Watch In Early 2010

12/17/2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Twilight Saga: New Moon,' 'Planet 51' & More

11/17/2009 9:59am EST
Twilight: New Moon
Vampire junkies of all ages hooked on the Twilight saga will get their fix this week with release of "New Moon." Further excitement about the premiere has generated among those obsessed with the series, since rumors of an off-screen romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have recently been confirmed.

Aside from the vampire romance "New Moon," other films hitting theaters this week include "Planet 51," "The Blind Side," "Broken Embraces," "Red Cliff," "Mammoth," and "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans."

PLANET 51

The natives of Planet 51 live in perpetual fe...
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Must-See Holiday Movies

11/4/2009 9:35am EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The holidays are approaching, and if people are not busy running around thinking of Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, they're considering what to do with their family when they actually have to entertain everyone.

Every year there are big blockbuster films that come out around Thanksgiving and Christmas purposely devoted to people looking to enjoy time with their families, or to escape from them for a few blissful hours.

Here's a look at some of the movies coming out for the holiday season:

November 6 - Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney is no stranger to taking beloved tales and ma...
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