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Check Out The 'Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection' On Blu-ray June 4

6/3/2013 6:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Get the "Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection" on blu-ray June 4, just in time for Father's Day.

Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood grew up in Depression-era California. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army, where he was a swimming instructor during the Korean War. At Fort Ord near Carmel, Calif., he first became interested in acting.

By the end of the 1960s and starring in a string of westerns, Eastwood had become one of the biggest stars in the world.

While he was laying the foundation for what turned out to be an acclaimed and award-winning career as a director, Eastwood jo...

Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

1/19/2011 12:34pm EST
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...

New Movies On DVD, May 22

5/22/2007 8:00am EDT
As the foundation of the Mayan civilization begins to crumble, one man's previously idyllic existence is forever changed when he is chosen as a sacrifice needed to appease the gods in director Mel Gibson's mythic, end-times adventure Apocalypto. Also on DVD: Epic Movie, Letters From Iwo Jima, Venus, The Good German and Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker.

The Public Is Divided About Who Should Win Best Picture Oscar

2/22/2007 10:05am EST
Letters From Iwo Jima
In the race for Best Picture Oscar, there is no clear "runaway" hit according to the American public. One in five U.S. adults (19 percent) say Letters from Iwo Jima should win the Oscar for Best Picture, while 13 percent each say the Oscar should go to The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine.

Eight percent of adults say The Queen should win Best Picture and 4 percent say the award should go to Babel. The largest groups, however, are the 20 percent who say none of the nominated movies should win, and the 21 percent who are not sure.

Though the nominated movies may have critical accla...

AARP Announces Winners of the Sixth Annual 'Movies for Grownups Awards'

1/25/2007 10:12am EST
The Last King of Scotland
AARP The Magazine just announced the winners of its sixth annual "Movies for Grown-ups Awards." From Best Movie to Breakaway Accomplishment to Best Actor and Actress, the awards honor a range of cinematic accomplishments in 13 categories, all of which are featured in the March/April issue, available February 1.

Top honors went to The Last King of Scotland -- an unblinking look at the rise and brutal reign of Uganda strongman Idi Amin -- which was named this year's Best Movie for Grownups.

"It's great that Hollywood is finally realizing that actresses 50 and over can be as compelli...

And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

1/23/2007 10:30am EST
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year


The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...