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Jonah Hill's Struggle With 'Cyrus' Role

August 5th, 2010 11:21am EDT
Jonah Hill
Funnyman Jonah Hill struggled with his dramatic role in new dark comedy Cyrus, insisting he couldn't "shake off" his mentally disturbed character after filming ended.

The actor plays the 21-year-old title character who has an unnatural attachment to his mother, played by Marisa Tomei, and he admits it was a "stretch" from his normal comedic parts.

He tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "It's definitely more of a dramatic stretch for me. I'd say it was the first time ever it was difficult to go home at the end of the day and shake off what I was doing earlier in the day and just hang wit...
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TNT Renews 'Southland' For Third Season

April 27th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Southland
TNT has booked a third season of its critically acclaimed drama "Southland." The network has ordered 10 episodes for the third season, which is slated to begin airing in January 2011.

Created by Emmy winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies), "Southland" takes a raw, authentic look at police work in Los Angeles. The series focuses on officers, detectives and members of a gang unit as they endure the triumphs and tragedies that populate their lives both on and off the job. The series is shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

"Southland's" ensemble cast incl...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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The Best Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

October 22nd, 2008 9:57am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Synecdoche, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, opens in select theaters Oct. 24. Hoffman plays a wild-eyed theater director who attempts to build a life-sized replica of New York City in preparation for an ambitious play. Check out our list of some of Hoffman's greatest works:

Cold Mountain

The star-studded "Cold Mountain" is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War.

Boogie Nights

"Boogie Nights" is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt R...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

September 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...
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Judd Apatow's Hilarious Comedy, 'Knocked Up,' Comes To DVD September 25

August 20th, 2007 6:10pm EDT
Knocked Up
From Judd Apatow, the producer of this summer's hit teen comedy SuperBad, comes the hilarious and unforgettable must-see comedy hit of the year! Ben and Alison's story was supposed to be over after one night but unexpected consequences bring them together in a wildly funny series of events Rolling Stone calls, "hilarious in ways you have to see to believe." Starring Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and Jonah Hill, Knocked Up arrives on DVD in Unrated and Rated versions as well as an Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition on September 25, 2007.

On the heels of 2005's bloc...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

July 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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Check Out 'Infamous,' Now on DVD

February 13th, 2007 12:21pm EST
Infamous
Toby Jones plays Truman Capote in the surprisingly intriguing Infamous. Unfortunately released in the shadow of the more well-known film Capote, "Infamous" follows Truman as he becomes increasingly involved with a prisoner (James Bond star Daniel Craig) who inspires his book "In Cold Blood."

Manhattan was a party in 1959, and none of the society people shone brighter than Truman Capote. But when he saw a story in The New York Times about the murder of a farm family, the party ended. Capote plunged into the murder case that inspired his great "nonfiction" novel "In Cold Blood" and led h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

September 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...
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Not Many Gay Characters in Upcoming TV Season

August 21st, 2006 4:00pm EDT
Showtime
The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted representations on the six major broadcast networks will comprise only 1.3% of all series regular characters on the networks' 2006-07 schedule, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

After a landmark year of audience, according to an analysis conducted by GLAAD.

"In the last year, we've seen a tremendous amount of visibility on the big screen, reaching a large audience anxious to see our stories," says GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. "The networks, though, are not tapping into this...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

July 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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New Movies on DVD, March 21

March 21st, 2006 8:00am EST
Chicken Little
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Chicken Little on DVD. An old fable gets a high-tech update in this computer-animated comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. Chicken Little causes widespread panic after he tells everyone the sky is falling when in truth it was just an acorn that fell from a tree. Determined to restore his reputation, Chicken Little and his friends venture out to save the world after a real piece of sky lands on Chicken Little's head. Also in stores this week: Dreamer, The Squid And The Whale, Capote, Derailed and Paradise Now.
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And The Oscar Goes To ...

March 6th, 2006 9:45am EST
George Clooney
Although Brokeback Mountain wound up walking away with a few Academy Awards last night, the big winner was Crash, which took home statues for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. Thrice-nominated George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana. Read more for a complete list of winners ...

78th Annual Academy Awards Winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

David S...
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Survey Says 'Crash' Should Win Best Picture

March 2nd, 2006 2:24pm EST
According to a new Harris poll, 20 percent of U.S. adults say Crash should win the Best Picture Oscar this year. Only 13 percent believe Brokeback Mountain should win, followed by 10 percent who each say Good Night and Good Luck and Munich should take home the award. The fifth nominee Capote has the support of just 4 percent of adults.

What may be worrisome for the producers of the Academy Awards is that 24 percent of adults say they are not sure who should win, and 18 percent think none of these five should win. Without being invested in a movie, will they tune in to watch the awards?...
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Courtney Love Canoodles With Capote Director

March 1st, 2006 9:29am EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is reportedly romancing Oscar-nominated director Bennet Miller. The troubled rocker, the widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was spotted canoodling with the 'Capote' director at the Chateau Marmont hotel and bar, in Hollywood. A source told The Sun newspaper: "They're crazy about each other.

They clicked after they were introduced at a party by 'Capote' star Catherine Keener. They are officially an item." Love's new romance follows her disastrous relationship with British actor Steve Coogan.

The former Hole singer and the comic star had a short-lived and temp...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Outperforms Other Best Picture Nominees

February 7th, 2006 12:21pm EST
Brokeback Mountain
Solidifying its nationwide appeal, Brokeback Mountain has become the top-grosser among the five films nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award this year. As of yesterday, the film topped $60 million domestically, outpacing the domestic grosses for fellow Best Picture nominees Capote ($18 million to date), Crash ($54 million final gross), Good Night, and Good Luck ($27 million to date), and Munich ($43 million to date).

Brokeback Mountain was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director), more than any other film this year. Following the nominations...
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Complete List of 2006 Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006 10:58am EST
Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger
As expected, Brokeback Mountain is a favorite among Oscar voters, rounding up eight nominations, including those for best motion picture, director, actor, and supporting actor and actress. Crash and Good Night, And Good Luck follow with six nominations each. Walk the Line was surprisingly shut out of the best motion picture category, but the film earned five nominations, as did Capote, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Munich. Continue reading for a complete list of Oscar nominees...

78th Annual Academy Awards Nominations:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hof...
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'The Constant Gardener' Gets Most BAFTA Nominations

January 19th, 2006 9:50am EST
The Constant Gardener
British thriller The Constant Gardener has been nominated for 10 BAFTAs from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The adaptation of the John Le Carre novel, which stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, is up for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and seven other awards. Ang Lee's gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain and racial drama Crash both received nine nominations.

The awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place at the Odeon, in London's Leicester Square, on February 19. The Constant Gardener will face stiff competition in the Best Film category...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Snags Top Honors at Golden Globes

January 17th, 2006 9:14am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Gay cowboy drama Brokeback Mountain was the big winner at last night's Golden Globe awards scooping four honors - including Best Motion Picture. The movie - which had seven nominations at the prestigious ceremony - also won Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Screenplay and Best Original Song. But lead actor Heath Ledger lost out on the Best Dramatic Actor award to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the award for his performance in Capote.

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were both honored for their performances in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. The film also won the award for Best Mo...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Garners Most SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:15am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. Brokeback Mountain leads the pack in film with four nominations, followed by Capote and Crash (each with three nominations).

The film nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Russell Crowe / CINDERELLA MAN – Jim Braddock

Philip Seymour Hoffman / CAPOTE – Truman Capote

Heath Ledger / BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Ennis Del Mar

Joaquin Phoenix / WALK THE LINE – John R. Cash (

D...
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Screenwriters Nominate Top Films of 2005

January 4th, 2006 1:47pm EST
Good Night, And Good Luck
The Writers Guild of America just announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2005 season. Nominees for original screenplay are: Cinderella Man; Crash; The 40-Year-Old Virgin; Good Night, and Good Luck; and The Squid and the Whale.

Nominees for adapted screenplay are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, The Constant Gardener, A History of Violence, and Syriana.

Films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were produced signatory to the Writers Guild minimum basic agreement, and released in the year 2005 under the jurisdiction of Writers Guild of Amer...
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Ebert & Roeper To Present Their Top 10 Film Picks of 2005

December 27th, 2005 9:35am EST
The New World
Film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, hosts of television's most popular and respected movie review program, will announce their individual top 10 lists of 2005's best films this weekend on "Ebert & Roeper: The Best of 2005." Their selections will be revealed and discussed on the annual special, which will air this weekend (Dec 31, Jan 1) in national syndication.

The critics' individual top 10 lists share five films in common, yet the critics had no agreement when ranking their selections. In no particular order, some of Roger Ebert's favorites include Junebug, King Kong a...
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More Awards for 'Brokeback Mountain'

December 20th, 2005 10:05am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was the big winner at the Satellite Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, picking up four accolades. Ang Lee picked up Best Director for the film, which was also named Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Editing and Best Song for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," at the 10th annual awards, which are organized by the International Press Academy.

Meanwhile, Philip Seymour Hoffman was named Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for Capote, while Felicity Huffman garnered Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for Transamerica.

In the Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy catego...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Gets More Accolades

December 13th, 2005 12:24pm EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was named “Best Picture of 2005” while director Ang Lee was named “Best Director” for the same film by the New York Film Critics Circle. The 30 member group just voted for its 71st annual awards for excellence in cinema.

Werner Herzog was honored for two of the “Best Non-Fiction Films” for his documentaries Grizzly Man and White Diamond. 2046 directed by Wong Kar Wai was selected as “Best Foreign-Language Film” and “Best First Film” was given to filmmaker Bennett Miller for Capote. Best animated feature went to Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adventure Howl’s Moving Castle...
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AFI Honors the Top 10 Movies, TV Shows in 2005

December 12th, 2005 2:57pm EST
Syriana
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI Awards 2005, AFI's almanac, which records the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television, as well as significant moments in the world of the moving image.

The honorees are listed below in alphabetical order:

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR -- OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

CAPOTE

CRASH

THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

LUCK.

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

KING KONG

MUNICH

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

SYRIANA

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR -- OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

24

BATTLESTAR GAL...
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'Brokeback Mountain,' Others Get LAFCA Awards

December 12th, 2005 10:50am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was voted "Best Picture of the Year" by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was A History of Violence. LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

- Runner-up: David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone

- Runner-up: Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents

ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

- Runner-up: Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

SCREEN...
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
Capote
The Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more fir...
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