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Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

May 8th, 2012 3:03pm EDT
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According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...
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Check Out 'Shakespeare In Love' On Blu-ray Jan. 31

January 30th, 2012 6:58am EST
Shakespeare In Love
William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block.

Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "R...
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Geoffrey Rush Named Australian Of The Year

January 25th, 2012 10:41am EST
Geoffrey Rush
Actor Geoffrey Rush has received the coveted Australian of the Year trophy from the country's prime minister.

The King's Speech star, who was the first Australian-born actor to win an Academy Award, was handed the accolade by Australian leader Julia Gillard outside Parliament House in the capital city of Canberra on Wednesday.

Gillard praised Rush's achievements in his long running career in show business, his commitment to the arts and his charity work.

Rush took the opportunity to praise the Australian arts industry and voiced his hope that more young stars will be able to follow in...
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Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift & Lea Michele Vie For 'Les Miserables' Role

November 30th, 2011 11:30am EST
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Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Lea Michele are all competing for a coveted role in the upcoming "Les Miserables" movie, according to a report.

Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the popular stage show, based on Victor Hugo's book, already boasts a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

A number of famous female stars are still in competition for the role of Eponine, and country star Swift, who appeared in 2010 film "Valentine's Day," has already auditioned for the part, according to New York Post gossip colu...
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'Shakespeare In Love' Headed For The Stage

October 22nd, 2011 9:30am EDT
Shakespeare In Love
Celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard has teamed with Disney bosses to adapt his Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love script into a theatrical blockbuster.

Stoppard, who dabbled with Shakespeare in his play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," is to revamp his screenplay for the stage, according to Variety.

The play is expected to premiere in London, although no dates have been announced.

There are also no casting details available.

Gwyneth Paltrow won her only Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a cross-dressing noblewoman chasing Joseph Fiennes' Will Shakespeare.
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Blu-ray Review: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

October 19th, 2011 12:22pm EDT
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Will a fourth go round involving the fountain of youth finally mean some real booty treasure (and not just the feminine type!) for old Jack Sparrow? Check out the review of the latest Captain Jack installment "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" out this week in Blu-ray from Walt Disney Home Video. Mermaid...and very opinionated infested waters below!

Title: "Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

Grade: 3

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush

Director: Rob Marshall

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 136 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

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Anne Hathaway Top Pick For 'Les Miserables' Role

September 1st, 2011 9:43am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has become the frontrunner to land the iconic role of Fantine in a new movie version of musical "Les Miserables."

The actress, who is currently playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie, belted out "On My Own" from the musical at the Oscars in February, and now it looks like that performance may have earned her a leading role in the movie.

Hathaway's pal and one-time Academy Awards duet partner Hugh Jackman will play leading man Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also being co...
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Review: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' - On Stranger Tides' - 'Two Jews On Film' Says Number Four Finds The Gold (Video)

May 17th, 2011 11:44am EDT
Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides
'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' directed by Rob Marshall is the fourth film of this franchise...And in my opinion, the best.

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow but this time, except for Geoffrey Rush (Captain Hector Barbossa) and Kevin R. McNally (Joshamee Gibbs) there's a whole new set of characters that may or may not want to do him harm...including the beautiful, enigmatic, Pirate...Angelica (Penelope Cruz).

After an edge of your seat sword fight, Angelica knocks Jack out. When Jack awakens, he finds himself a prisoner aboard a ship called 'Queen Anne's R...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' & 'Midnight in Paris'

May 16th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
I still have not had the opportunity to see the much talked about “Thor,” which seems to be receiving mixed reviews from everyone I know. Some people I’ve spoken to have loved it, while others have despised it, so I will have to see it for myself soon.

Last week though, I checked out the indie drama “Hesher” starring Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt which I loved. It’s definitely not your typical story of recovery from grief, mainly because of the character Hesher, played by Gordon Levitt. The squatter invites himself into the home of Paul (Wilson) and his son TJ ...
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Penelope Cruz's Black Velvet Snowflake Dress - Thumbs Up Or Down?

May 12th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz attended the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. What do you think of her snowflake dress?

It's not a very spring-like dress, but we get the reference to Russia.

In the film, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and his daughter Angelica (Cruz) are after it too.

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Blu-ray Review: 'The King's Speech'

April 18th, 2011 10:35am EDT
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A DVD, Blu-ray, gold-sealed invitation, printed cup, saucer and assorted teas – Anchor Bay and the Weinstein Company know how to release an Oscar winner. Arriving in an inconspicuous brown box, the collectible goodies accompanied both the DVD and Blu-ray release of the 2011 Academy Award winning Best Picture "The King’s Speech" (hitting shelves April 19!), making it a classy affair all the way. Marking the Weinstein Bros. return to gold statue form, the film captured the hearts of the Academy and is now heading for home release. We’re gonna take a gander at the flick (both Blu-ray and DV...
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Get 'The King's Speech' On DVD & Blu-ray April 19

April 15th, 2011 7:30am EDT
The Kings Speech
Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper ("John Adams") teams with screenwriter David Seidler to tell the story of King George VI in "The King's Speech."

When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the Unite...
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And The Oscar Will (Probably) Go To...

February 27th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Oh, the pesky business of predicting Oscar winners. Depending on Academy voters’ moods, a pundit can come off as brilliant or dumb as a post. This seems to be an awfully predictable year – but be warned, that could mean upsets are in the air.

That said, here are my predictions for who will take home the gold at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in the major categories. I’ve devised my own odds system, which is completely made up; but, it does give a sense of how strongly I view the chances of each nominee.

What do you think? Am I way off base anywhere? Which categories are easiest to pred...
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'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network' for Best Picture

February 26th, 2011 10:11am EST
Oscar
What do the Academy Awards and March Madness have in common? Both are singular events that everybody can gamble on. Who doesn’t like an event in which everybody you know can fill out a pool sheet or bracket, go to a party and stand amongst everyone in the room with their fists up to their mouths as they agonize over the results? Like March Madness, the Oscars are great because you don’t need to be an expert on all movies to win. In fact, you don’t even have to have seen many of the films. If you stay plugged in, chances are you’ve heard all about all the buzzworthy titles, and can and are i...
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Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

February 26th, 2011 8:35am EST
Black Swan | Photo Credits: Fox Searchlight
Will The King's Speech stage a royal flush at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Or will The Social Network prove to have the most friends in all the right Hollywood places? We'll find out Sunday, but for now, let's make some predictions. So put on your thinking caps, bust out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to the big night.

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 5 ET/2 PT with Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, followed by Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison at 6 ET/3 PT. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards start at 8:3...
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'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

February 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...
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Inside The Interview Room At The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 8th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jeff Bridges
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit with approximately fifty other journalists to interview the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees at the annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. It is a terrific opportunity for all of the honorees to celebrate their accomplishments in film for 2010 without the pressures of the red carpet, a global audience, and the fact that only one person will go home with that coveted Oscar statuette. The luncheon is a very private and supportive event where nominees individually receive a certificate honoring their nomination. The interview room is pretty...
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Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

January 25th, 2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...
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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

January 25th, 2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

* Javier Barde...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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Captain Jack Is Back In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' (Watch Trailer!)

December 14th, 2010 10:04pm EST
Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
Fans were the first to get an exclusive look at the brand-new trailer for Walt Disney Pictures "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in 3D Monday night at the AMC Downtown Disney Theatre 12 in Anaheim, California, as part of an exclusive “Pirates Fans First!” event.

“Fans First!” winners were also the first to experience the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that started it all.

In addition to being the first to see the new trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and ride on the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park attraction, the lucky fans were also treated t...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Black Swan,' 'All Good Things,' & More

November 30th, 2010 9:33am EST
Black Swan
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving filled with good food and excellent company. As part of a tradition in my family, we watched the movie “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” starring John Candy and Steve Martin. This road trip comedy which no doubt influenced this year’s “Due Date,” tells the story of a man (Martin) racing home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family.

His journey is terrorized by an obnoxious stranger (Candy) he can’t seem to shake. The odd couple is forced to travel together, enduring a comical series of catastrophes, while unwittingly forming a frien...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies- 'Tangled,' 'Burlesque' & More

November 22nd, 2010 11:30am EST
Tangled
I caught “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” last Monday, which turned out to be largely uneventful. While there are moments in the beginning and end that are quite stimulating, most of the movie involves tedious set up for the final film. If you have not seen my review yet definitely check it out here.

In addition to “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” I had the opportunity to see the Paul Haggis thriller “The Next Three Days,” starring Russell Crowe. Crowe is surprisingly believable as an everyman character forced to make tough choices to save his family. That’s why it’s so surpris...
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Review 'The King's Speech': 'Two Jews On Film Give Double Bagel Award (Review)

November 21st, 2010 1:00pm EST
'The King's Speech' directed by Tom Hooper, simply put is a beautiful, Oscar worthy film. After the death of his father, King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward V111 (Guy Pearce, Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all of his life, is suddenly crowned King George V1 of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start...
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'127 Hours,' 'The Social Network' & 'The King's Speech' Are Early Oscar Contenders

November 6th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
The Social Network
The King's Speech and The Social Network have emerged as clear Oscars favorites for movie of the year in the first serious odds chart of the upcoming awards season.

Experts at top awards show website GoldDerby.com have ranked their top picks and have suggested "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February.

The GoldDerby editors have Colin Firth's "The King's Speech" as the film of the year, just ahead of "The Social Network" and James Franco's gripping new survival movie "127 Hours."

They have Firth as the favorite to win Oscar gold...
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2011 Early Oscar Predictions: And The Oscar May Go To...

October 27th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. And only a few days after that, critics groups will start doling out year-end best-of movie awards. Oscar season is officially underway.

This is the time of the season where anything could happen. But in just five weeks or so, most films’ Oscar prospects will be much, much clearer. Only a few things are virtually certain: ‘The Social Network’ will ride its buzz to a Best Picture nomination, and Jeff Bridges will be in the Best Actor race for the second consecutive year. Oh, and Sandra Bullock will not be so lucky.

Let’s break it down by the majo...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Resident Evil Afterlife,' 'The Virginity Hit,' & More

September 7th, 2010 9:32am EDT
Resident Evil Afterlife
Over the Labor Day weekend, I caught Robert Rodriguez’s action epic “Machete,” which is bullet riddled, eye candy, not intended for the faint of heart. Originally a fake movie trailer in the 2007 double feature “Grindhouse,” it wowed audiences with its brutal subject matter and wild visuals. It was not long afterward, that viewers demanded that “Machete” be made into a feature length film however it took Rodriguez a couple of years to make the project happen.

“Machete” is delightfully over-the-top with its many explosions and extensive gore that skillfully pay homage to the exploitation ...
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Literary Characters=Oscar Love

March 19th, 2009 10:28am EDT
The Edge Of Love
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of awarding actors who portray real people. For example: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles (Ray), Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos (Monster), Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena (Boys Don't Cry), Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin (The Last King Of Scotland), Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen), and most recently Sean Penn as Harvey Milk (Milk).

Lesser recognized is the Academy's favor for actors who play literary figures or exist in their spheres. It's quite possible the stars of the recently released The Edge of Love, the st...
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Blanchett Shines While 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Burns

October 11th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
It is hard to know what to expect when coming into Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a delayed sequel of a film that 10 years prior had been a heavy player at the Oscars. Back then, the film centered around the performance of Cate Blanchett, who stunned viewers with her complex portrayal of the loose cannon lover who becomes England’s famous virgin monarch. (A Queen and Oscar buzz? Sound familiar? It should! See Oscar Queen Facts at bottom of page.)

Blanchett does a superb job, but this film has a hard time finding its center and its pains dull the effort of a strong cast.

Directo...
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