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Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?

February 28th, 2014 8:01pm EST
Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?
For the most part, the major categories at the Oscars are fairly easy to predict. But some years there are upset winners (‘Shakespeare in Love,’ Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Binoche, Adrien Brody, to name a few) that remind us that anything can happen.

This year is a little different. Who remembers a year where the race for Best Picture is down to three films, two of which are so close that they tied at the Producers’ Guild? It seems like there are some definite locks this year (Hello, Cate Blanchett) but you read it here: Nothing is guaranteed. Nothing.

That said, here are the most likely...
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Weird Celebrity News: Matt Damon & Judi Dench's Butt Antics, Barbara Walter's Sex Toy

February 22nd, 2014 8:00pm EST
Weird Celebrity News: Matt Damon & Judi Dench's Butt Antics, Bar
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Matt Damon sent Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel a fax of his butt after they mocked him over his reluctance to join Twitter. The teasing began when Kimmel shared a link on Twitter of a charity auction that Damon and Affleck are involved in.

Affleck then tweeted: "I thank you buddy. And @easterncongo & @water thank you. Matt on the other hand? Matt you there? Right. We will fax you."

Damon responded with a fax of his rearend that read: "Dear Ben & Jimmy, here's my fax. ...
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SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

December 11th, 2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...
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New 'Skyfall' Trailer Features James Bond Back From The Dead

August 1st, 2012 8:20am EDT
Skyfall
The second trailer for James Bond film "Skyfall" has arrived. It shows 007 (Daniel Craig) getting shot and apparentely killed in a mission gone wrong. Naturally, he doesn't actually die. Instead he fakes his death, similar to Sean Connery's 007 in "You Only Live Twice."

Craig's Bond re-enters the spy game when a villain attacks British agency MI6 in an attempt to get at M, Bond's boss played by Judi Dench.

The latest 007 trailer features some new faces, including Ralph Fiennes as M's eventual replacement, Ben Whishaw, a young gadget savy master Q. There's also villain Silva, played by a b...
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New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Shows Her Curves In A Red Dress At The Empire Awards

March 26th, 2012 1:24pm EDT
Berenice Marlohe
She may not be a household name yet, but Berenice Marlohe will be once "Skyfall" hits theaters on November 9, 2012.

The French actress predominently made her name on television in her native country, but if she continues to dress like this she's going to be known for her beauty as well.

In the 23rd official James Bond outing, James Bond (Daniel Craig) returns as the secret agent who is torn between his dedication to the agency and his superior, M (Judi Dench).

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Blu-ray Review: 'My Week With Marilyn'

March 15th, 2012 12:23pm EDT
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Michelle Williams channeling...Marilyn Monroe. See if some like it hot with a look at the new to Blu-ray flick "My Week With Marilyn," out this week via The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment. The air blowing review grate is below!

Title: "My Week With Marilyn"

Grade: 3

Cast: Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne

Director: Simon Curtis

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: As an actress, performer and image icon, Marilyn Monroe had a surface veneer that most nev...
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Judi Dench: 'I Am Not Going Blind'

February 20th, 2012 7:48pm EST
Judi Dench
Veteran British actress Judi Dench has played down reports she's going blind, insisting stories about her deteriorating eyesight have been "overblown".

The 77-year-old screen icon recently revealed she's been receiving treatment for the age-related condition macular degeneration, which her mother also suffered, and admitted that she now relies on family and friends to read scripts to her.

She told Britain's Daily Mirror, "I can't read scripts anymore because of the trouble with my eyes. And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story. It's usually my daughter or my ...
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Judi Dench Losing Eyesight

February 19th, 2012 10:00am EST
Judi Dench
British actress Judi Dench is battling to save her eyesight after she was diagnosed with a disease which can lead to blindness.

The 77 year old acting legend has been receiving treatment for age-related condition macular degeneration, which her mother also suffered, and she now relies on family and friends to read scripts to her.

Dench tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I can't read scripts anymore because of the trouble with my eyes. And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story.

"It's usually my daughter or my agent or a friend and actually I like that, because I s...
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Check Out 'J. Edgar' On Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download Feb. 21

February 19th, 2012 6:49am EST
J Edgar
Acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars in "J. Edgar," director Clint Eastwood's richly detailed biopic exploring the life and career of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

For nearly 50 years, Hoover (DiCaprio) fought crime as one of the most powerful law enforcers in America. During Hoover's extended stint as Director of the FBI, however, his penchant for bending the law in the name of seeking justice and using the secrets of high-profile leaders to gain personal leverage won him just as many supporters as detractors.

Little did many other than his loyal colleague Clyde ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Best Picture - Five Film Collection'

February 1st, 2012 2:45pm EST
Shakespeare in Love photo
What’s more passionate then owning an Academy Award winning flick on Blu-ray? How about five! That’s the premise of the new Lionsgate/Miramax collaboration Blu-ray out Jan 31 containing five best picture flicks including "No Country for Old Men," "Shakespeare in Love," "Crash," "The English Patient" and "Chicago." Check out the review of the 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Star Collection' below!

Title: 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Film Collection'

Grade: 3

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 634 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Mir...
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Armie Hammer Felt Out Of His League On 'J. Edgar' Set

January 7th, 2012 9:30am EST
Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer has confessed he felt out of his depth shooting scenes with Hollywood heavyweights Leonardo DiCaprio and Judi Dench for Clint Eastwood's new movie "J. Edgar."

Eastwood stepped behind the camera to direct the film about former FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, and he cast Hammer as Hoover's deputy Clyde Tolson.

Hammer admits he was terrified when he showed up for the first day of his shoot, but the "Dirty Harry" star immediately put him at ease.

He tells GQ magazine, "My first day, I walked in and there was Clint, Leonardo DiCaprio and Judi Dench. I was like, 'I am so out of my leag...
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' And 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations

December 20th, 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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Two Jews' Review 'My Week With Marilyn' And See Oscar Nod For Michelle Williams (Video)

November 22nd, 2011 3:00pm EST
My Week With Marilyn
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: When the film 'My Week With Marilyn' directed by Simon Curtis, begins we see Marilyn Monroe on a stage singing 'That Ole Black Magic'... That's who I thought it was, anyway.

It actually took me a few seconds before realizing that I was watching not Monroe, but Michelle Williams. That's how good she is in her portrayal of the damaged, insecure, extremely sensual, extremely vulnerable Hollywood icon/sex symbol known as Marilyn Monroe. Or to put it simply, Michelle William's performance blew me away.

And the rest of the film is pretty wonderful a...
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Two Jews' Review 'J. Edgar' And Duke It Out Over Eastwood's Biopic (Video)

November 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
J. Edgar
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind. That's exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's new film, 'J. Edgar.'

What makes a great performance are the subtle things an actor does. Things that inform the character… a gesture, a look, body language, the tilt of the head. DiCaprio obviously understands this because he absolutely nails the part.

Equally brilliant, is Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Clyde Tolson, Hoover's long ti...
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New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Looks Red Hot At 'Skyfall' Photocall

November 3rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe attended the photocall for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, in London today. The film's official title was released at the event.

Berenice is a French actress who has starred primarily on TV shows in her native country.

Film execs recently scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India. They chose to film the scenes in South Africa after negotiations fell through.

"Skyfall" also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. The film is set for release in November 2013.

CHECK OUT SOME PHOTOS OF O...
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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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Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar ' Will Open AFI Festival

September 7th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood's much-anticipated new J. Edgar Hoover movie will open this year's American Film Institute annual festival.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in J. Edgar as the former FBI director, alongside Naomi Watts and Judi Dench - and the biopic has been given the prestigious honor of opening the movie event.

AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale says, "Clint Eastwood is an American icon - one whose work as a director, actor, producer and composer not only stands the test of time, but also continues to add new, rich chapters with each passing year."

The 25th annual AFI Fest will take place fro...
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Judi Dench Honored In Czech Republic

July 3rd, 2011 10:55am EDT
Judi Dench
Veteran British actress Judi Dench was handed a top prize as she helped launch the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic this week.

The Oscar-winner jetted to the city to introduce her new film Jane Eyre, which was picked to open the 46th annual international event on Friday.

She was later honored with a Crystal Globe award for her outstanding contribution to world cinema at the opening ceremony, which was also attended by Czech President Vaclav Klaus.

The Big Lebowski star John Turturro is set to be recognized with the President award at the festival, which ends on the July 9...
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Judi Dench Dating Conservationist?

May 29th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Judi Dench
Judi Dench has sparked speculation she is enjoying a new romance 10 years on from the tragic death of her husband after she was spotted on the arm of a British conservationist.

The veteran actress was left devastated in 2001 when her partner of 30 years, Michael Williams, passed away following a battle with lung cancer.

Dench was pictured dancing with conservationist David Mills at a party last month, sparking gossip of a budding relationship, and the Bond star fueled rumors of a romance last weekend when they were spotted dining together near her Surrey, England home.

The actress was al...
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Hottest Women Over 50

May 27th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Hottest Women Over 50
Helen Mirren has topped a poll of the world's hottest women over 50.

The 65-year-old actress caused a stir in 2008 after she was snapped showing off her svelte figure in a bikini and it seems fans are still impressed by her looks, placing her first in the "Hotter Than Ever Women Over 50" survey for home shopping retailer Isme.com.

British supermodel Twiggy, 61, was a close runner-up, while former Bond girl Joanna Lumley, 65, was in third.

"Shout" hitmaker Lulu, 62, and "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall, 54, came in fourth and fifth position, respectively, while 53 year old Michelle...
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Q&A: Cary Fukunaga And Mia Wasikowska Dish On 'Jane Eyre,' Working With Judi Dench, And More

March 10th, 2011 2:40pm EST
Cary Fukunaga
You may remember director Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 hit Sundance film “Sin Nombre,” for its vivid depiction of class struggles in Central America, but even if you don’t recall it, you most likely know actress Mia Wasikowska, who has starred in movies like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2010 Best Picture Nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

Fukunaga’s latest project “Jane Eyre,” is yet another adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel by the same name, about a shy governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with her employer, a charming man (Michael Fassbender) with secrets. W...
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Review: 'Jane Erye' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets The Romance With This Classic Remake (Video)

March 8th, 2011 1:33pm EST
Jane Eyre
'Jane Eyre' is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and stars the wonderful Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and the very sexy Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Bastards)

In case you haven't read Charlotte Bronte's classic novel or seen the 18 other film versions of 'Jane Eyre', this is the story of an orphan girl named Jane Eyre (Ms Wasikowska) who is left in the custody of a very rich and very mean woman, Mrs. Reed (Sally Hawkins) Mrs. Reed sends Jane away to a super horrible boarding school where she is subject to very harsh treatment and extremely meger living conditions. But...
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Christopher Lee Expects Tears At His BAFTA Honor

February 13th, 2011 10:51am EST
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee will have tissues on hand when he receives a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship on Sunday, insisting there will be "tears on the night."

The Hammer Horror and Lord of the Rings legend will pick up the Academy's highest accolade for his contributions to the British film industry.

The 88-year-old actor admits he's touched to be recognized, and doubts he will be able to hold back his emotions at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in London.

He tells The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, "It means a lot to me because it is a pat on the back from th...
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Judi Dench On Board For Seventh James Bond Movie

January 27th, 2011 9:20pm EST
Judi Dench
Judi Dench has confirmed she'll be back as James Bond's boss in the much-anticipated 23rd 007 adventure.

The British thespian has played MI6 boss M in six Bond films and she'll return for her seventh this year.

She says, "I'm looking forward hugely to working with Daniel (Craig) again and with (director) Sam Mendes, who I've only ever worked with in the theater."

The new Bond film is expected to go into production later this year and will hit cinemas in November, 2012.
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'The Queen' Is Film Fans' Favorite Movie Monarch

January 18th, 2011 7:05am EST
The Queen
Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen is movie fans' favorite royal role, according to a new online poll.

In anticipation of Colin Firth's Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for The King's Speech, and his assured Oscar nomination, websites WENN and Fandango.com staged a weekend vote to find the best movie monarch.

Mirren topped the poll with 47 per cent, while Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth I came in second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Judi Dench came in third and fourth with her portrayals of Elizabeth I (Shakespeare in Love) and Queen Victoria (Mrs. Brown), and Nigel Hawt...
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Emma Watson Joins Marilyn Monroe Film

September 24th, 2010 1:15pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson has landed her first post-Harry Potter film role in an upcoming movie about Marilyn Monroe.

The 20-year-old actress finished work on the final installment in the wizard franchise earlier this year but has shunned Hollywood to concentrate on her university studies and launching her eco-friendly fashion line People Tree.

She has now accepted her first film role after the Potter franchise in new Monroe movie My Week With Marilyn, which will see Michelle Williams playing the blonde bombshell. The film tells the story of Colin Clark who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on 1...
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Judi Dench Perplexed By 'Solace' Plot

September 13th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Judi Dench
Judi Dench shares Bond fans' frustration over Quantum Of Solace - because she struggled to follow the plot too.

Daniel Craig's second outing as the suave superspy, the follow-up to 2006's Casino Royale, baffled many cinemagoers with its speedy direction, fast-paced action scenes and intricate storyline.

And Dench, who plays 007's demanding boss M in the movie, sympathizes with viewers - she found it hard to keep up with as well.

She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "Yes, I know, it was hard, wasn't it? I didn't have a clue what was going on. I just did my bit, as I was told. I shou...
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Joss Stone Joins 007 Video Game

July 17th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Joss Stone
Soul singer Joss Stone can add Bond girl to her resume after landing a new role in a 007 video game.

"The Tudors" star will appear in video form in Activision's upcoming James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

Current Bond Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench will recreate their movie roles for the game.

Stone has also recorded a song, "I'll Take It All," for the project.

See more photos of Joss here!
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Nicole Kidman At The NYC Premiere Of 'Nine'; What's All Over Her Face?

December 17th, 2009 3:15pm EST
Nicole Kidman, Nine, Nine Premiere, Nicole Kidman powder face
Nicole Kidman stepped out with her fellow castmates for the premiere of their new film "Nine" in New York City on Tuesday night; but the big question is, what the heck is all over her face?

Either Nicole was running late for the event and rushing to get ready, or whoever does her makeup just needs to be fired! Who knows, maybe she "freshened up" in the back of her limo on her way to the premiere but didn't have a mirror. Or maybe she did have a mirror and that white stuff is another kind of powder for her nose.

"Nine" is based on the Federico Fellini's Tony award winning musical "8...
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