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Steven Spielberg & George Lucas Warn And Predict 'Implosion' In Film Industry

June 14th, 2013 9:21am EDT
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas
Movie icons Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have predicted and expect an "implosion" and massive change in the film industry.

During festivities to mark the opening of the University of Southern California's Interactive Media Building on Wednesday, both Spielberg and Lucas explained their revelation as well as how the Oscar winning epic Lincoln almost became a TV movie.

The two movie moguls explained to USC students at the ceremony that we are in a time of massive change that could lead to less choices for moviegoers and higher ticket prices - as well as how its becoming more difficult...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Lincoln'

April 26th, 2013 9:30am EDT
Lincoln
Ready to check out a past president…from the privacy of your own home?  Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray flick "Lincoln" out now from Touchstone Home Entertainment.  The pres and his extras wait below!

 

   

   Title: 'Lincoln'

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones

   Director: Steven Spielberg

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 150 minutes

   Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment

   Website: www.thelincolnmovie.com

 

The Flick: As a flick only half of the over-bloated "Lincoln" works in keeping the audience intrigued.  Th...
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The 10 Most Memorable & Shocking Moments At The 2013 Oscars

February 25th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Ben Affleck wins Oscar for Argo
If you missed the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we have a roundup of some of the best (and most shocking) moments from the ceremony:

1.) Before the stars arrived, the toilets overflowed, flooding the lobby at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, according to TMZ.com. Fortunately, custodians were able to vaccum the mess before Hollywood royalty descended.

2.) "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart surprised fans after arriving to the event on crutches. She apparently stepped on a piece of glass a couple days earlier but later that evening presented an award without the aid of the medical device.

3.) Ho...
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'Argo' Triumphs At The 2013 Oscars (See The Full List Of Winners)

February 25th, 2013 12:15am EST
Argo
Despite a snub for Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category, Argo landed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 85th Oscars, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lawrence picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook; while Daniel Day-Lewis landed Best Actor accolades for his role in Lincoln -- the only award each film received.

The night's big winner was Life of Pi, which landed four awards, including Best Cinematography and accolades for Ang Lee, who upset favorite Steven Spielberg in the Best Director category (scroll down for the ...
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Best Director - Who Will Win ?

February 24th, 2013 5:40pm EST
Amour
A snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category shows that all signs seem to point toward Steven Spielberg for his brilliant vision of 1860s America and the passing of the 13th Amendment.

But don't count out David O. Russell, whose Silver Linings Playbook just scooped up all the big awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards last night.

Also in the running are Michael Haneke for his minimalist approach in Amour, taking long camera shots and filming nearly the entire film about an elderly woman's declining health and her loving husband who cares for her in a two-bedroom Paris apartm...
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'Argo,' 'Lincoln' Frontrunners To Win Best Picture

February 24th, 2013 5:10pm EST
Argo
This year's Oscars promises to be full of drama and surprises as there are only a handful of sure locks to win awards.

The biggest question of all is which film will take home the award for Best Picture, with Ben Affleck's Iran Hostage drama Argo and Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leading the pack.

While Lincoln looked to be a sure bet early on, it wasn't until the Golden Globes that Argo began gaining all of the momentum; scooping up numerous awards, including Producers and Directors Guild Awards.

But that still doesn't mean it'll win Oscar gold. The Producers Guild has ...
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Join Us Live On The Red Carpet Of The 85th Academy Awards (Live Stream)

February 24th, 2013 8:00am EST
Oscars 2013
Are you ready for Hollywood's crown jeweled event of the year? Yes, tonight is the big night, its the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Maybe you're hosting an Oscar themed party this year or hunkering down with a few BFF's for the big event? Then you'll want to be running our special two-hour live stream from the Red Carpet on Starpulse.com.

See who is wearing what – check out first hand who might make the best/worst dressed list. Hear from celebs themselves as they enter Hollywood's Dolby Theater for the biggest event in moviemaking.

Bookmark this page and join us live sta...
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Celebrities Reveal Their Oscar Predictions

February 23rd, 2013 8:00am EST
85th Academy Awards
Who will take home Oscar gold this Sunday? Several stars are chiming in with their picks for the coveted awards.

Viola Davis, Best Actress nominee for "The Help" in 2012, insists she's rooting for "everyone," but she "loved Lincoln."  She added, "I love Daniel Day-Lewis, everyone does." She also gave props to his co-stars Sally Field and Tommy lee Jones.

She gushed: "I felt like I spent two and a half hours with Lincoln."

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF OSCAR  NOMINATIONS HERE!

Olivia Munn is looking forward to the Best Actor race. She also praised Day-Lewis but has another man on her min...
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Oscars 2013: What Will Win, What Could Win And What Should Win

February 22nd, 2013 7:54am EST
Oscars 2013
The 85th Annual Academy Awards – airing this Sunday at 8:30 PM EST on ABC – are sure to get a little rowdy this year. Ceremony notwithstanding, the categories themselves are all over the place, and for the first time in years, there are no dead-locks and certain promises in any of the categories (except, perhaps, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, but we'll get to that). Still, pundits have weighed in and the scales are tipped in several favors. Here are our predictions for what will likely win, what might upset and what films and performances deserve a golden statuette in some of the ...
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Two Jews On Film Give Their 2013 Oscar Picks

February 20th, 2013 7:30pm EST
Oscar picks 2013
2012 was a great year for films.

We had an old fashioned spaghetti western that blended over the top comedy, violence and the horror of slavery from the always exceptional Quentin Tarrantino ('Django Unchained).

There were several films based on real life events - one that took us on an edge of your seat journey involving the hunt and capture of Osama Bin Laden ('Zero Dark Thirty' - directed by Kathryn Bigelow) and the other...

The rescue of 6 American hostages during the Iran 1979 revolution ('Argo' - directed by Ben Affleck).

Speaking of history, we saw all the manipulations and pol...
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Connecticut Congressman Writes Steven Spielberg Over 'Lincoln' Factual Flaw

February 6th, 2013 8:37pm EST
Lincoln
A Connecticut congressman has a problem with Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated Lincoln.

Connecticut representative Joe Courtney has written the director in hopes that he changes the film's conclusion. In a roll call vote on the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which outlaws slavery, two of the three Connecticut delegates voted to instead uphold slavery.

In real life, all of the state's representatives actually voted to abolish slavery. Courtney writes, "I could not believe my own eyes and ears. How could Congressmen from Connecticut - a stat that supported President Lincoln and lost t...
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Daniel Day-Lewis Honored At Santa Barbara International Film Festival

January 27th, 2013 12:39pm EST
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis was honored for his career achievements at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California on Saturday.

The actor, who is tipped for success at this year's Oscars for his role in Steven Spielberg's epic Lincoln, was handed the prestigious Montecito Award, and Day-Lewis reminisced about his work during a question and answer session at the event.

Addressing his choice to take roles in several historical movies, the actor admitted, "It certainly was never my intention to kind of claw my way through one century after another. I hope that I might eventually emerg...
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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Role Should Have Gone To An American'

January 25th, 2013 8:31am EST
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis felt apprehensive about playing a U.S. president in Lincoln because he was convinced the lead role should have been given to an American.

The Gangs of New York star was born and raised in London but also has Irish citizenship because of his father's connections to the country, and he admits his British background made him feel like a fraud for taking on the role of beloved President Abraham Lincoln.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I was very aware of the responsibility involved as I didn't want to be the person who desecrated the memory of the most loved pre...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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'Lincoln' Dominates BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

January 9th, 2013 8:42am EST
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis' historical drama Lincoln will be the movie to beat at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards after scoring a massive 10 nominations.

The film, which is hotly tipped for glory at the upcoming Academy Awards, was unveiled as the favorite when the BAFTA nominations were announced by actors Alice Eve and Jeremy Irvine in London on Wednesday morning.

The haul of 10 nominations puts Lincoln ahead of Les Miserables and Life of Pi, which both scored nine nods from the British Academy.

All three will compete for the coveted Best Film prize, along ...
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Two Jews On Their Top Ten Films Of 2012

January 6th, 2013 10:55pm EST
Life of Pi
2012 was a great year for films - studio films as well as Indy titles all scored big.

From the exquisite writing, directing, special effects, I found myself laughing hysterically from a foul mouth, over-sexed pot smoking bear, to a bunch of folks freaking out at the prospect of turning 40.

We had cutting edge performances from Matthew McConaughey ('Killer Joe' & 'The Paper Boy), Nicole Kidman ('The Paper Boy'), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt ('The Sessions') as well as Daniel Day Lewis ('Lincoln') Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) and the whole cast of 'Django Unchained'.

As usual, John and I didn...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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'Lincoln' Leads 2013 Golden Globe Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2012 10:02am EST
Lincoln
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln looks set to dominate the 2013 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The historical epic will go head-to-head for Best Motion Picture (Drama) with Argo, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi.

Meanwhile, Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays former President Abraham Lincoln in the project, scored a mention for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama), while Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones picked up nods for their supporting roles and Steven Spielberg landed a nod for Best Director.

Lincoln is also nominated in categories fo...
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'Lincoln' And 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead 19th Annual SAG Award Nominations

December 12th, 2012 12:12pm EST
Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln is set to battle Silver Linings Playbook at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards next year after the movies picked up four nominations each.

Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln, alongside Bradley Cooper for his emotive turn in Silver Linings Playbook. Other contenders include John Hawkes (The Sessions), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), and Denzel Washington (Flight).

Day-Lewis' co-star Tommy Lee Jones also receives a nod in the supporting ...
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'Lincoln' Lands 13 Critics Choice Movie Awards Nominations

December 11th, 2012 2:21pm EST
Lincoln
Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln has been tapped for glory at the Critics Choice Movie Awards after landing a record-breaking 13 mentions.

The film will compete against the likes of Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, The Master, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty for the event's top prize, Best Picture, at the 18th annual ceremony in Los Angeles on January 10th.

Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays former President Abraham Lincoln in the film, will fight for the Best Actor title, as will Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), John Hawkes (The Sessions), H...
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'Twilight,' 'Skyfall,' And 'Lincoln' Combine For Record-Breaking Box Office Weekend

November 26th, 2012 10:28am EST
The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn 2
Returning films Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall, and Lincoln combined with new movies Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi, and Red Dawn to break 2009's Thanksgiving box office record.

Movies made $290 million over the 5 day period, topping 2009's $273 million tally. The three day weekend numbers became the best as well, taking in $206.7 million and also beating 2009's mark at $175.2 million.

For the three day weekend Twilight led the pack with $43 million, which is the most for a film in the series in its second weekend. Skyfall added $36 million to its total, making it far-and-away...
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Review: 'Lincoln' - Spielberg And Daniel Day-Lewis Do The 16th President Proud

November 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
Lincoln
I know what some of you may be thinking about Abraham Lincoln. Boring right? Let me assure you this film is anything but boring.

Steven Spielberg has directed a riveting, intense, exciting, fascinating film about our 16th President of the United States – who put everything on the line to pass the 13th amendment to the constitution, which would end slavery throughout the country.

And let me tell you...that was no easy task. Thank goodness Lincoln had anti-slave Congressman Thaddeus Stevenson (Tommy Lee Jones - who's never been better) and Secretary of State William Seward (David Strathai...
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Steven Spielberg To Mark Anniversary Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

October 4th, 2012 4:33pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Director Steven Spielberg is heading to Pennsylvania next month to mark the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

The Jaws filmmaker will serve as the keynote speaker at a Dedication Day ceremony on November 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery, where he will help to celebrate the historic speech, which was delivered to reiterate the importance of human equality during America's Civil War.

The event will take place three days after the release of Spielberg's upcoming biopic about the politician, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Oscar winner joins a long l...
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Daniel Day-Lewis Referred To As 'Mr. President' While On 'Lincoln' Set

September 28th, 2012 6:33pm EDT
Lincoln
Revered method actor Daniel Day-Lewis was so taken over by the role of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's new historical epic Lincoln that even the director referred to him as Mr. President on set.

Co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Lincoln's son Robert in the much-anticipated film, admits he never met the real Day-Lewis on the set - because he was always deep in character.

The Dark Knight Rises star says, "He's not silly about it... but he does stay talking in that voice; he spent a year coming up with how he wanted the voice to sound and I never heard his (real) voice and I n...
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Steven Spielberg Holding Back 'Lincoln' Film Until After Election

September 21st, 2011 12:36pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has decided to halt the release of his upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic until after the 2012 election, because he doesn't want the movie to be used as "political fodder".

The legendary director has hired Daniel Day-Lewis to play the 16th U.S. president, who was assassinated in 1865, in Lincoln, alongside Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Filming is due to kick off in Virginia this autumn, but Spielberg has now revealed fans won't be able to see the movie until after America goes to the polls for the 2012 presidential election next November .

He tel...
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A Salute To Irish Actors On St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Colin Farrell
There’s something undeniably sexy about an Irish accent. Add celebrity into the mix, and you have a pretty powerful combination. Here are some of the Irish actors whose charisma, talent and lilting speech have made them favorites among moviegoers and TV fans:

When you think "Irish actor," Colin Farrell immediately comes to mind. A reformed bad boy who reportedly dated Britney Spears and made an infamous sex tape with former girlfriend and Playboy model Nicole Narain, Farrell has altered his priorities in the past few years.

Farrell recently showed his tender side when he opened...
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