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13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors

May 3rd, 2014 3:00pm EDT
13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors
Very few actors are afforded success and fame in the brutally competitive film landscape. Those who miraculously do make have trouble-holding relevancy, as Hollywood trades aging veteran actors for relative and good-looking newcomers immediately destined to be the next big thing. But these screen presences who’ve been able to hold Hollywood’s attention even into their later years have also found a strong niche behind the camera, directing Oscar worthy films and Hollywood blockbusters that encapsulate audiences’ attention while reaping critics’ acclaim. Move over Scorsese and Spielberg, beca...
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Blu-ray Review: 'All Is Lost'

February 13th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'All Is Lost'
Stuck out to sea without a paddle...or boat? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray drama "All Is Lost" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the sinking ship below!

Title: "All Is Lost"

Grade: 3

Cast: Robert Redford

Director: J.C. Chandor

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "All Is Lost" is a mixed bag with arguments on both sides. There is some damn fine work by a solo Robert Redford playing a man stranded on a sinking boat out at sea. In total non-dialogue rid...
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Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

January 17th, 2014 12:00pm EST
2014 Oscar Nominations
The 2014 Oscar nominations have arrived in a busy week filled with Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and SAG Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filled this competitive film year with quite a few snubs. Left off the Oscar list are big names like Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford. Movies that seemed to be sure-things in September are nothing but a distant memory to Oscar voters like Saving Mr. Banks and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Who will come out on top? Well, it no longer seems to be handed to 12 Years a Slave because Gravity and American Hust...
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Robert Redford 'Not Disturbed' By Oscar Snub, But Blames Distributor

January 17th, 2014 11:02am EST
Robert Redford
Even at Sundance, Robert Redford couldn't escape questions about his new film All Is Lost going unrecognized at the Academy Awards nominations.

Redford was considered a favorite in the Best Actor category earlier in the year, only to go without a nomination yesterday morning.

During the Sundance Festival's opening press conference (you can watch it here), Redford was asked about the nominations by the Salt Lake City Tribune. The question resulted in boos from the crowd who disagreed with the Academy voters. "Why don't we let them speak for me," the actor replied with a smile.

He continue...
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The Biggest Snubs From The 2014 Oscar Nominations

January 16th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Captain Phillips
Not everyone or every movie can be nominated for an Academy Award, but that won't stop us from declared who was snubbed by the Academy this morning when the nominations were announced.

Inside Llewyn Davis: Many of today's snubs felt like it was the Academy saying, "give someone else a chance." After six Oscars and countless nominations, Joel and Ethan Coen were stricken from the record this awards season - other than cinematography and sound mixing nods. The film has an astonishing 94% on Rotten Tomatoes after over 200 critic reviews, but it did not receive one best picture nomination from...
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Robert Redford To Play S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

April 3rd, 2013 8:56am EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has confirmed he is to star in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he will play the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Spy Game actor has signed up for the Marvel superhero sequel and will portray the boss of the law enforcement agency, the superior of super-spy Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson. Robert was enthusiastic to appear in the action movie because he wanted to take on a role that was completely different for him.

Speaking at a publicity event for his latest film The Company You Keep, he revealed: "(I'm playing) the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. The 'Captain America' thing is just a v...
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Robert Redford Shows No Love For Paris Hilton Attending Sundance Film Fest

January 22nd, 2013 4:12pm EST
Paris Hilton
Robert Redford has accused socialite Paris Hilton of lowering the tone of his Sundance Film Festival by attending the event just to "party".

The reality TV star jetted into Utah last week and has spent her time there skiing and attending parties.

However, festival boss Redford was not happy with her presence and has criticized the TV personality for using the film festival to promote her profile, rather than celebrating independent movies.

Speaking during a panel discussion, the Sting star told reporters, "She didn't have anything to do with the films. What movie is she in? She and her h...
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Neon Trees Cancel Sundance Show Over Ticket Price Dispute

January 22nd, 2013 11:55am EST
Neon Trees
Neon Trees have scrapped an upcoming show at the Sundance Film Festival following a dispute over ticket prices.

The band was due to play a concert in Park City, in their home state of Utah, on Wednesday during Robert Redford's famous movie event, which runs until January 27th.

However, the rockers discovered tickets were being sold for more than they originally agreed and they axed the show when they failed to reach a compromise with organizers.

A statement posted on the band's Facebook.com page reads, "Our show this Wednesday at Sundance in Park City Utah is cancelled... Originally a...
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Robert Redford Starring In Film With No Dialogue

January 18th, 2013 6:13pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking by starring in a movie without dialogue. 

The Indecent Proposal star plays a man lost at sea in a new film from Oscar-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor, and he is the only member of the cast. 

Redford has now revealed his solo performance in All Is Lost, which focuses on his character's battle to stay alive, doesn't include any talking. 

Speaking during a press conference to launch his Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week, Redford admitted the film has "no dialogue" but he remained tight-lipped about the rest of the details....
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Robert Redford In Talks To Bring Sundance To NYC

January 11th, 2013 8:35am EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is poised to take on Robert De Niro's annual New York City film festival by bringing his own Sundance event to the Big Apple.

The Hollywood veteran wants to expand his independent movie showcase, which is held annually in Park City, Utah, to the Brooklyn area, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.

According to the publication, Redford is in talks to launch a "large-scale New York festival" which would rival the city's yearly Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro co-founded in 2002 with producer Jane Rosenthal.

A Sundance spokesperson says, "We continue to seek ne...
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Robert Redford Launches Scholarship Program With Santa Fe University

December 13th, 2012 3:15pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is collaborating with officials at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design to launch a new scholarship program for emerging artists and filmmakers.

The Sting star is endorsing the scheme, which will start in 2013, and will personally select the lucky recipients each year in conjunction with the Milagro Initiative, a local and global research drive.

The Unique Voice Scholarship covers all tuition and living costs of the chosen student who must "represent the voice of indigenous people from the U.S. or around the world."

The Emerging Artist Scholarships will be presente...
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Robert Redford Lends His Name To Environmental Research College

November 20th, 2012 5:05pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has told of his delight after a new nature conservancy at a Californian college was named in his honor.

The 12-acre Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College in Claremont will house research and education facilities for environmental issues.

The state-of-the-art department was set up following a $10 million donation from Hyatt hotel heir Nicholas Pritzker and his wife Susan.

Speaking at the naming ceremony on Monday, Redford said, "This is the city I grew up in, and it's the city I grew disappointed in because I saw it disappear...
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Robert Redford To Be Honored At Houston Cinema Arts Festival

October 16th, 2012 5:42pm EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is set to receive a special prize in recognition of his work as a director and founder of the annual Sundance Film Festival.

The Natural star will be presented with the Levantine Cinema Arts Award from production company Levantine Entertainment when he takes part in the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in Texas next month.

The trophy is in honor of his artistic achievements as an actor, filmmaker and creator of Sundance, a film festival launched in 1981 which champions arthouse and independent movies.

Levantine Films President and Creative Director Hisham Bizri says, "Over ...
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Ryan Gosling And 10 Other Actors That Direct Movies

September 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Earlier in the week it was announced that Ryan Gosling will be making his directorial debut with the film adaptation of the screenplay "How to Catch a Monster." It takes a successful actor to be considered and given the role of director, and Gosling is just that. He's starred and performed in many respected rolls and now is taking a turn behind the camera. Here are some other Actors that have been directors.

Mel Gibson

Mel may be a tabloid favorite these days but he has two Oscars, one for Best Director and the other for Best Picture, both are for Braveheart (1995).

Robert Redfor...
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Top 10 Baseball Films That Will Make You Get Emotional

April 4th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Top Ten Baseball Films That'll Get You Emotional
It’s Opening Week in Major League Baseball, Hollywood’s favorite go-to for emotional films. Baseball fans are a unique group. They look to the past to determine how their team will fare. Baseball isn’t “just a game” to diehard baseball fans; it’s their lives. Most Americans can relate to the individuals playing the game. Whether you hope for the rookie to make his mark or for the veteran to have one last shot at immortality, baseball affects people on a stronger emotional level than just about any other sport. Because of that emotional connection, once every few years (since 1898 when Tho...
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Robert Redford Producing A Watergate Documentary

April 3rd, 2012 1:21pm EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has signed up to produce a new Watergate documentary - more than 30 years after playing a journalist who exposed the scandal in All The President's Men.

The Hollywood icon will also narrate All The President's Men Revisited, an upcoming two-hour TV special about the infamous political outrage that led to President Richard Nixon's downfall.

Redford tells The New York Times, "I'm confident that it's the right time to take a look at this moment in history to inform the present."

The actor portrayed Bob Woodward - a Washington Post reporter who helped uncover the scandal - ...
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Robert Redford And Son Film Colorado River Documentary

March 26th, 2012 4:36pm EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has made an eye-opening documentary about the Colorado River to highlight the need for water conservation in the U.S.

The veteran actor teamed up with his son Jamie to make Watershed, about the unsustainable and growing demands placed on the Colorado River system, which runs from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California.

In Watershed, which is narrated by Redford, the father-and-son duo argues that the river will soon be unable to provide for the millions of families who depend on it.

And Redford, a longtime eco-campaigner, hopes the film will serve as a stark warn...
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10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...
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Robert Redford's Outrage Over Jeju Naval Base Construction

February 8th, 2012 12:21pm EST
Robert Redford
Eco-warrior Robert Redford has turned his guns on South Korea, urging officials to abandon their plans for a military base on the volcanic island of Jeju.

Politicians in the Far Eastern republic want to build a naval installation on the paradise isle to bolster their national security.

However Redford, who recently celebrated after President Barack Obama scuppered proposals for a huge oil pipeline across the States, has called on campaigners to block the plan, insisting it will damage the local environment.

In a blog post for OnEarth.org, the actor/director writes, "It would destroy t...
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Robert Redford Praises President Obama Over Oil Pipeline Ruling

January 19th, 2012 8:53am EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has praised President Barack Obama for "standing up" to the oil industry by shelving plans for an enormous pipeline stretching across the States.

The Oscar-winning actor/director has been a vocal opponent of the Keystone XL project, which would result in a new transportation pipe running from Canada to Texas.

Obama announced on Wednesday he agrees with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recommendation that the proposal should be rejected - and Redford has hailed the president for avoiding an "economic disaster".

In a blog for The Huffington Post, he writes, "Let'...
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Betty White Wants To Celebrate 90th Birthday With Robert Redford

January 9th, 2012 10:47pm EST
Betty White
Veteran TV star Betty White wants Robert Redford for her 90th birthday.

The former Golden Girls star celebrated her milestone birthday with celebrity pals like Morgan Freeman, Valerie Harper and Ellen DeGeneres at a taped-for-TV Los Angeles gala on Saturday - and she made it clear there was only one thing she wanted for her birthday - the star of The Natural.

She said, "I don't want to impose on him, but it would be very nice."

And ever the joker, White added, "Don't tell George Clooney I'm dating Robert Redford. You know how they are."

White actually turns 90 on January 17 and her tele...
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Salma Hayek To Be Honored In France

January 3rd, 2012 8:29am EST
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is to receive France's highest culture prize - the Legion d'Honneur.

The Mexican movie star, who is married to Frenchman Henri Francois Pinault, has been named among the 2012 recipients of the accolade by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Founded by Napoleon exactly 210 years ago, the Legion d'Honneur is awarded to native and international figures for their service to France.

Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro, and Lenny Kravitz was handed the medal in November.

The news of the award comes as Hayek's father-in-law, retired businessman Francois...
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David Hasselhoff Bids For 'Baywatch' Movie Rights

December 12th, 2011 11:31am EST
David Hasselhoff
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is trying to purchase the rights to a movie of the TV hit - and he wants to make it a beach-based version of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

Fans of the classic '90s show, which launched the acting career of Pamela Anderson, have long hoped to see their favorite characters on the big-screen, but the rumored project has never materialized.

Now Hasselhoff, who played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, is vying for the rights to the film, and he wants to base it on Paul Newman and Robert Redford's 1969 cowboy classic - starring himself as a mentor to a you...
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Kevin Bacon Launches Animal Protection Crusade

November 17th, 2011 2:21pm EST
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon has launched a new campaign against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bid to protect the rare spirit bear.

Environmental activists have been campaigning to prevent the building of the pipeline, which will transport oil reserves from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, and last week, President Barack Obama shelved the controversial plan until after the 2012 election - to allow for a review of the proposal.

However, the delay has conservationists worried the added time will give oil giants a chance to gain more support.

And the Footloose...
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Robert Redford Thanks President Obama For Oil Pipe Delay

November 11th, 2011 11:18am EST
Robert Redford
Eco-warrior Robert Redford has thanked President Barack Obama for "standing up" to oil giants by refusing to sign off on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline plan.

Environmental campaigners have been aiming to prevent the building of the pipeline, which will transport oil reserves from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico.

On Thursday, Obama announced the plan would be shelved until after the 2012 presidential election to allow for a new review of the proposal - and Redford has recorded a short message thanking the U.S. leader for making the "tough" decision.

I...
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Mary Tyler Moore To Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

September 9th, 2011 10:25am EDT
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore will receive SAG’s Life Achievement Award at the awards ceremony in January 2012.  The actress, who will turn 75 in December, is of course being honored for her unforgettable TV work in ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and her own self-titled sitcom.

SAG is also said to be impressed by her film roles, her work on Broadway, and her humanitarian efforts.  Moore suffers from Type 1 Diabetes, a condition that has left her health fragile.  She frequently speaks about the disease, lobbies for more research and funds, and wrote a book about her experiences with it in 2009.

For the most ...
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Robert Redford Calls On President Obama To 'Stand Up' For The Environment

September 7th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Robert Redford
Hollywood veteran Robert Redford has called on President Barack Obama to "stand up" and honor his pre-election pledge to get tough on environmental issues.

The Sting star is a vocal campaigner for green issues and was a prominent supporter of Obama during his 2008 election campaign.

But he's now written a stinging column for the Huffington Post in which he outlines his doubts over the U.S. leader's commitment to environmental protection.

He writes, "One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Conspirator'

August 22nd, 2011 9:55am EDT
The Conspirator pic
Ready to get some historical insight courtesy of an all-star cast? Then look no further then the current release "The Conspirator," now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate. Check out the specs of old below!

Title: "The Conspirator"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline

Director: Robert Redford

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: With a very slow and arduous start, "The Conspirator" emerges as a pretty riveting little piece of history. Starting with the assassination of ...
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With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...
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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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