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The Best of A Decade : The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009

4/19/2014 4:00pm EDT
The Best of A Decade :  The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009
It may have been just a few years since these films were released, but the early seminal films of the 21st century have been able to hold their own against Hollywood heavyweight classics. From Roman gladiator epics to unconventional family road trips and all the hamburger phones, bottles of Merlot and deadly coin flips inbetween, the films of the early aught's first decade have already made a strong case for cinematic storytelling in the new millenium. Here are the best movies of 2000-2009.

Gladiator (2000)

Ridley Scott’s thrilling Roman battle epic about revenge and redemption surely ent...

Carey Mulligan Stopped By Police After Red Bull Bender

11/29/2011 11:23am EST
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan was once pulled over by police for "veering around in the road" while driving in Los Angeles - because she was "so wired" after bingeing on an energy drink.

The An Education star had a brush with the law when she was taking her Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn home, but the cop who pulled them over decided not to take further action.

She tells New York Magazine blog Vulture, "We almost got arrested once in L.A. I used to drive him to and from work when we were doing the movie... and one day we shot until two in the morning. I'd never had Red Bull before, and I had, lik...

Carey Mulligan Hasn't Been As Busy As She Looks

7/29/2011 1:00pm EDT
Carey Mulligan in Drive
Since her star making performance in the acclaimed film An Education, it seems like we see Carey Mulligan everywhere. She was in San Diego last week for Comic-Con, where her fall movie Drive previewed some scenes for fans. Speaking with the press at the Hilton Bayfront nearby, she assured us she’d been plenty lazy.

“I stopped,” Mulligan said. “I didn’t work for a year after Wall Street. So I finished that in November. It was the following October that I did Drive. I took a year off. I didn’t do anything at all really.”

Call it movie magic. Hollywood tends to make everything look bigger, i...

Oscar's Big Change And Four Small Changes That Come Along With It

6/16/2011 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a rare moment of clarity, re-opened the possibility of a limited field of nominees for Best Picture each year. In other words, after two years of nonsense, a Best Picture nomination actually matters again.

The new system is very simple. It works similarly to the way Baseball Players are elected to the Hall of Fame. Academy member vote in much the same way as they have the last two years – ranking their nominees from 1 through 10.

Except now, instead of a convoluted vote counting process that leads to scavenging for a tenth no...

Hot Legs: British Beauty Rosamund Pike In London

2/12/2011 12:00pm EST
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike attended the 31st Annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards wearing a short white dress that showed off her long, lean legs.

The British actress made her U.S. acting debut in 2002's "Die Another Day" as the mysterious Miranda Frost. She has also starred in "Pride & Prejudice," "Fracture," "An Education," and "Surrogates."

She will appear in the upcoming film "Clash of the Titans 2."

Click Here For More Rosamund Pike Pictures

Carey Mulligan Dating Eddie Redmayne?

1/31/2011 12:30pm EST
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has found love again after her split from Shia LaBeouf - she's dating fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne.

The An Education star stepped out with the model/actor in New York over the weekend and they were seen holding hands and huddling together as they enjoyed a stroll in the snow.

Mulligan and Redmayne have been acquainted for some time - they presented a prize together at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in 2009 and were spotted chatting at the Costume Institute Gala in New York City in May.

The actress began dating LaBeouf after they met on the ...

Carey Mulligan Is 'Never' Recognized By Fans

1/26/2011 5:24pm EST
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan has retained her anonymity since shooting to fame - she has never been stopped in the street by a fan and is rarely recognized as a movie star.

The 25 year old won international acclaim with her role in 2009's An Education, which garnered her an Oscar nomination. She has gone on to star in movies such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley, but Mulligan is adamant her box office success hasn't changed her life.

She tells Britain's Look magazine, "I don't have to do anything! Hand on heart, I've never been stopped in the...

Carey Mulligan Obsessing Over Her 'Gatsby' Role

12/6/2010 3:02pm EST
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan was so anxious to find out whether she had landed a role in the new movie version of The Great Gatsby she called her agent "every two hours for two weeks."

Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann is taking charge of the new film with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Jay Gatsby. Mulligan fought off competition from a number of high-profile actresses, including Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively, to play Gatsby's love interest, Daisy Buchanan.

And the An Education star admits she was wracked with nerves as she waited to find out whether her audition had been successful. ...

Carey Mulligan To Play Leonardo DiCaprio's Lover In 'Great Gatsby'

11/16/2010 11:10am EST
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan has fought off competition from Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively to land the role of Leonardo DiCaprio's lover in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

The Titanic star has been cast as Jay Gatsby in the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece and rumors were rife over which actress would sign on as love interest Daisy Buchanan.

Gossip Girl beauty Lively was linked to the role after she was spotted enjoying a business dinner with DiCaprio and Luhrmann in New York City earlier this month, while movie insiders claimed Joha...

Carey Mulligan Brushes Off Sleazy Hotel Story

10/26/2010 1:39pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has laughed off reports she has been staying in a down-market hotel in Los Angeles following her rumored split from boyfriend Shia LaBeouf - insisting she actually quite likes her new home.

The An Education star recently admitted she has cooled her relationship with her Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps co-star and she was later reported to have moved out of the home they shared and into a budget motel.

Mulligan has taken up residence at a $102 -a-night Best Western motel in West Hollywood while she films her new movie Drive, but the actress can't understand the fuss about ...

Carey Mulligan Lands Breakthrough Star Award

10/20/2010 2:16pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan is set to be honored as this year's breakthrough star at California's upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The Oscar-nominated An Education star will be celebrated for her work in films Never Let Me Go and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps at the festival's awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 8th.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner calls the 25 year old "an actress of extraordinary talent and versatility," adding, "In her most recent performances as the estranged daughter of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps...

Carey Mulligan Keeps Journals About Her Rise To Stardom

10/18/2010 11:20pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan is keeping journals about her rise to stardom - so she can look back and remember her "crazy ride."

The actress has enjoyed a stellar year, landing an Best Actress Oscar nomination for "An Education" and a leading role in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," where she met current beau Shia LaBeouf.

And the star is so amazed by the way her career has taken off, she has been keeping notes about the most exciting parts - especially when she wins a role she wants.

She says, "When you dream of being an actor when you're six, you dream of lightbulbs around your mir...

Carey Mulligan Planning A 'Seagull' Tattoo

10/15/2010 11:17am EDT
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan wants a tattoo of a seagull on her right wrist - to remind her of the Broadway play she starred in three years ago.

The An Education star played Nina in Ian Rickson's New York production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2007 - and she wants a permanent reminder of her time on stage. Mulligan has asked her friend, illustrator Zoe More O'Ferrall, to create the ink design for her.

However, the actress was too embarrassed to go under the needle in London's trendy Soho district and has opted to book an appointment at a parlor in up-market department store Sel...

Ryan Gosling In A Wife Beater - Hot Or Not?

9/30/2010 4:00pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
We spotted Ryan Gosling walking back to his trailer after shooting a scene for his upcoming film "Drive" in Los Angeles yesterday. We know the tank top is for his movie, but we're thinking "thumbs down" on this look. What do you think?

In the film, a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks also star.

"Wall Street" star Mulligan, who won acclaim for "An Education" last year, plays the girlfriend of Gosling's character.

See more photos of Ryan here!

We Give Carey Mulligan's Longer Hairdo A Big Thumbs Up

9/21/2010 6:30pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan looked sweet at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere in New York on Monday. She wore a long black skirt and feminine brown top with a fabric rose on it. We like her looser, longer haircut. What do you think?

In the film, ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he forges a fragile alliance with one time Wall Street hot shot Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) shortly after Gekko is released from prison.

Carey is currently dating Shia.

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'Glee' Creator Turned Down Carey Mulligan Cameo

9/14/2010 12:00pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Glee creator Ryan Murphy refused to let British actress Carey Mulligan appear in a cameo on the show - because she "wasn't famous enough."

The Oscar nominee is such a big fan of the hit program she approached the makers and asked if she could appear in an episode.

However, the An Education actress was told she wasn't well-known enough to land a special part.

She says, "I really wanted to be in Glee. I did ask about it, but I was told I wasn't famous enough to have a cameo."

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Carey Mulligan: 'I Don't Want To Be The Face On The Poster'

4/28/2010 3:00pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
British actress Carey Mulligan wants to turn her back on leading roles - because she hates "the pressure" of making her movies a success.

The 24 year old shot to fame in last year's An Education and is rumored to have signed up to star in an upcoming remake of My Fair Lady.

However, Mulligan is hoping to take more supporting roles in her future career.

She tells Interview magazine, "I don't think I want to play title roles. I don't want to be the face on the poster. I don't want the pressure of having a film's success ride on my shoulders."

"I just want to play the most interesting ...

Shia LaBeouf Runs To Monk Chants

4/2/2010 7:43pm EDT
Running the Los Angeles marathon was a religious experience for actor Shia LaBeouf - he finished the race by listening to chanting by Tibetan monks.

The 'Transformers" star was among 25,000 runners who took to the city's streets for the 26.2 mile race on March 21.

According to U.S. tabloid Star "(LaBeouf's) trainer suggested he try it because it helps regulate his breathing."

And the trick worked - LaBeouf finished the race in a very creditable four hours and 35 minutes.

The star recently began dating "An Education" star Carey Mulligan.

Click for more great Shia LaBeouf picture...

'And The Winner Is...'

3/7/2010 7:29pm EST
Oscars 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a throwback to more competitive days, Academy Award presenters rehearsed the line "and the winner is ..." instead of the blander "and the Oscar goes to ..." for Sunday's show.

The last time the language was used officially was for the 60th Academy Awards in 1988, when "The Last Emperor" won for best picture. The following year, show producer Allan Carr changed the wording, although some presenters ignored the new guidelines.

"His goal was to make it not seem as competitive," said Lucia Schultz, the motion picture academy's librarian. Other awards shows also followed ...

Carey Mulligan Chooses Family Over Shia LaBeouf

3/6/2010 4:00pm EST
Carey Mulligan
Shia LaBeouf will not be on the arm of his Oscar-nominated girlfriend Carey Mulligan at Sunday's Academy Awards - she's opted for a family affair on the red carpet. The 24 year old Brit is up for the Best Actress trophy at the revered event for her turn in An Education.

However, the actress won't be gracing the red carpet with her actor beau, because she's taking her parents and brother instead.

She says, "(I'm taking) my mom, my dad and my brother."

LaBeouf and Mulligan have been dating since they met on the set of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps last year.

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Wolfgang Puck Gets Ready For Oscar's Big Night (Photos)

3/6/2010 1:00pm EST
2010 Academy Awards
Wolfgang Puck and a whole lot of other folks are busting their humps getting ready for Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The following images will give you a bit of a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of planning that goes into Tinseltown's biggest event of the year.

Here, Chef Puck is readying some of his world-famous cuisine at the Oscar Food and Beverage Preview while the red carpet is rolled out along Hollywood Boulevard in anticipation for the bevy of A-listers (and not A-listers) to rub elbows and answer countless "what...

'Precious' Night For Gabourey Sidibe At Independent Spirits Awards

3/6/2010 8:35am EST
Gabourey Sidibe
Academy Award nominees Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Woody Harrelson got their Oscars weekend off to a great start in Los Angeles on Friday night by picking up top acting prizes at the 25th annual Independent Spirit Awards.

Mo'Nique and Sidibe's Precious was the night's big winner, claiming five honors - including Best Feature. Bridges' Crazy Heart and the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man were double winners and other major awards were shared by The Messenger, (500) Days of Summer and Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Highlights of the night included Bridges' performance of Falling &...

2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

3/5/2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...

March DVD Releases: 'Wild Things,' 'Blind Side' & More

3/1/2010 10:10am EST
Where the Wild Things Are
After the Oscars, catch up on all the best movies of 2009 that you missed.

March 2

Where the Wild Things Are - Buy it

Spike Jonze's masterpiece feels like a Jonze movie (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) in that it blurs the line between reality and fiction. The beasts - created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop - have to be seen to be believed. Max Records stars as the rebellious young Max, backed by a phenomenal supporting cast including the voice talents of James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O supplies one of the best soundtracks of the year, freshly snubbed...

'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

2/22/2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...

82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

2/2/2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...

2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

2/2/2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:


Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

Image © Fo...

'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

2/2/2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...

'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.


Kate Beckinsale, Hilary Duff & Other Celebs At The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala

10/27/2009 9:04am EDT
13th Annual Hollywood Gala Awards
The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala were held last night in Beverly Hills. Check out the major winners and photos of the stars!

Select 2009 Hollywood Awards winners:

Actor: Robert De Niro, "Everybody's Fine."

Actress: Hilary Swank, "Amelia."

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."

Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore, "A Single Man."

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."

Screenplay: Nora Ephron, "Julie & Julia."

Breakthrough Actress: Carey Mulligan, "An Education."

Breakthrough Actor: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."

Breakthrough Director: Lee Danie...