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'Nebraska' Review: Bruce Dern Gives Performance Of His Life In This Exquisite Alexander Payne Film

November 15th, 2013 9:57am EST
Nebraska
When it comes to movies everyone knows it's all about the visuals. Yes, dialogue is important, but it's the pictures that have the most impact. This is certainly the case when it comes to the black and white film 'Nebraska,' which is brilliantly directed by Alexander Payne.

Simply put, this film is absolutely exquisite - and equally exquisite is Bruce Dern's performance. This is the best performance of his career and come Oscar time his name will certainly be on the Best Actor list.

Bruce plays Woody a man nearing the end of his life, who may or may not have dementia. 
This is a man who d...
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Check Out Critically Acclaimed 'The Descendants,' Now On DVD & Blu-ray

March 20th, 2012 7:14am EDT
The Descendants
Alexander Payne's seriocomic "The Descendants," an adaptation of the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, stars George Clooney as Matt King, a middle-age Hawaiian who runs a trust responsible for millions of dollars worth of untouched real estate that has been passed down to him and various cousins.

He is preparing to sell the area, and make millions for everyone in the trust, when his wife suffers severe head trauma during a boat race. As he attempts to get her affairs in order, he learns that she had been having an affair.

With his two daughters in tow, along with his oldest daughter's ...
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Jim Rash Denies Mocking Angelina Jolie's Leggy Oscars Pose

February 27th, 2012 4:20pm EST
Jim Rash
Comedian Jim Rash insists he mimicked Angelina Jolie's striking, leggy Academy Awards pose as he collected the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay as a "loving tribute" to the Hollywood beauty.

The Community star and co-writers Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon picked up the award for their work on The Descendants at Sunday's big event, and Rash raised a laugh onstage by copying the strong pose Jolie had adopted while reading out the nominees minutes earlier.

Flaunting her long right leg through the slit of her black velvet Atelier Versace dress, Jolie wowed the audience and TV viewers, but i...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Sharon Stone Receives AARP Lifetime Achievement Award

February 7th, 2012 10:25am EST
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone broke down in tears as she accepted a lifetime achievement prize from Martin Scorsese on Monday.

The veteran star became emotional as her Casino director presented her with the trophy at the 11th Annual AARP Magazine Movies for Grownups Awards in Beverly Hills.

Fighting back tears, Stone told reporters, "I must've died and gone to heaven. I've gotten a lifetime achievement award from Martin Scorsese!"

"I am so grateful for this day. I'm grateful I'm here in this moment. I'm grateful I'm here, because it wasn't always a sure thing."

Other big winners at the star-studded ...
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Directors Guild Awards Awards Include David Fincher, Oust Steven Speilberg

January 10th, 2012 9:25am EST
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
The Directors Guild Awards announced the nominees for the best film director award yesterday. There were a couple of surprises that may change the shape of the Oscar race.

There are only five nominees at the DGAs. This year, they are:

Woody Allen for ‘Midnight in Paris’

David Fincher for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

Alexander Payne for ‘The Descendants’

Michael Hazanivicius for ‘The Artist’

Martin Scorsese for ‘Hugo’

The most surprising inclusion here is Fincher. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ has gotten good reviews, and while the box office is steady, it’s not exactly a run...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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Review: 'The Descendants' 'Two Jews On Film' Miss The Heart In Clooney's Latest Dramedy (Video)

November 14th, 2011 8:10pm EST
The Descendants
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: When 'The Descendants' directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways) started, I really expected to love it. I mean, the film is set in Hawaii, there's a woman in a coma, and it stars George Clooney.

Unfortunately, I had quite a different experience. I didn't hate this film, but I did find my mind wandering...thinking about my overweight dog that needs to go on a diet... Definitely not a good sign.

Okay, so here's the story... George Clooney plays Matt King. Matt is married but not the greatest of husbands. He has two children... but not the greates...
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'Hung' Creators Discuss Their New HBO Series Starring Thomas Jane

July 10th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Hung
"Hung," the new HBO series -- starring Thomas Jane as Ray, a middle aged high school basketball coach that feels he's lost everything so resorts to male prostitution because of his, well... no reason to shirk the facts with a well timed metaphor: the man has a large penis -- has just begun its first season on Sunday nights at 10 pm. We joined the husband and wife series creators -- Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin -- for a roundtable discussion (with other writers) as we asked them about the Detroit setting of the show.

Mike: The show takes place [outside of Detroit] Michigan. How did yo...
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See The City Of Light Through A Series Of Vignettes In 'Paris Je T'Aime,' Featuring Natalie Portman

May 2nd, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Natalie Portman
In Paris, Je T'aime, celebrated directors from around the world, including the Coen Brothers, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Alexander Payne and Olivier Assayas, have come together to portray Paris in a way never before imagined.

Made by a team of contributors as cosmopolitan as the city itself, this portrait of the city is as diverse as its creators' backgrounds and nationalities. With each director telling the story of an unusual encounter in one of the city's neighborhoods, the vignettes go beyond the 'postcard' view of Paris to portray aspects of the ci...
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