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Great Movies For A First Date

7/21/2015 8:00pm EDT
20 Awesome First Date Movies That Will Set The Mood
Nothing sets the mood quite like a movie on the night of your big first date with somebody. It's important that the first flick you watch with a potential future partner is a good one, whether it makes you laugh or cry, or just scares the living crap out of you. But there are also some duds out there that can really put a damper on the night; that's what we're trying to avoid here. Sit back, relax, and look through 20 of the best first date movies.

“50 First Dates”

Back when Adam Sandler hadn’t gone completely off the deep end with the quality of his movies, he put out this gem of a r...

17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades

4/20/2014 2:00pm EDT
17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades
With the endless sequel-reboot environment consuming the Hollywood landscape, it can be easy to claim that movies’ best days are already over. But just by looking at the crop of high-quality pictures from this decade alone, the era of top notch filmmaking is still far away from closing credits. From psychotic ballerinas to robotic romances and every top-notch indie and mainstream pic in between, these pics prove that the golden age of Hollywood may just be starting. Here are 17 movies that prove the 2010’s will be one of the best decades in film history.

The Avengers

Marvel movies wer...

Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

1/10/2013 10:13am EST
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 ...

'Silver Linings Playbook' And 'Moonrise Kingdom' Lead 2013 Spirit Awards Nominations

11/27/2012 9:06pm EST
Silver Linings Playbook
Critically-acclaimed dramas Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom have landed five nominations apiece for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.

Both films will compete with Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On for Best Feature, while filmmakers David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) and Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) have each earned nods for Best Director, alongside Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) and Julia Loktev (The Loneliest Planet).

The two movies will also battle for the Best Screenplay honor - Anderson an...

'Moonrise Kingdom' Wins Best Feature At Gotham Independent Film Awards

11/27/2012 8:29am EST
Moonrise Kingdom
Director Wes Anderson and actor Jared Leto received top honors at the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday.

Anderson's quirky drama Moonrise Kingdom scooped the Best Feature Award, making it hotly tipped to win big at next year's Oscars.

The Gotham prize giving traditionally kicks off the film world's awards season, and winners often go on to nab Academy Awards nominations and trophies.

Leto picked up the Audience Award for his film Artifact, a documentary about the making of his band 30 Seconds to Mars' album This Is War.

Beasts of the Southern Wild land...

'The Master' And 'Moonrise Kingdom' Among Nominees For Gotham Independent Film Awards

10/18/2012 7:30pm EDT
Moonrise Kingdom
Paul Thomas Anderson's critically-acclaimed The Master and Wes Anderson's quirky Moonrise Kingdom will battle it out for the Best Feature title at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

The two movies will face stiff competition from thriller The Loneliest Planet, drama Middle of Nowhere and director Richard Linklater's black comedy Bernie, which has also scored a nomination for Best Ensemble Performance.

The casts of Moonrise Kingdom, Safety Not Guaranteed, Your Sister's Sister and Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro's Silver Linings Playbook are also up for the top prize, although The...

Check Out 'Moonrise Kingdom' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & More Oct. 16

10/13/2012 6:37am EDT
Moonrise Kingdom
Director/co-writer Wes Anderson teamed up with screenwriter Roman Coppola for "Moonrise Kingdom," a period comedy-drama set in the 1960s, in which a pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, the film follows two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in eve...

You Read That Right: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Sets Box Office Record

5/29/2012 10:33am EDT
Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom now has something common with The Avengers - they both set box office records. Wes Anderson's latest film has broken Dreamgirls' record of making the most money per theater.

The comedy-drama averaged over $130,000 for each of the four theaters it was in, making $669,000 total over its first four days. In 2006, Dreamgirls set the mark at $126,000 a theater.

Focus CEO James Schamus said, "Moonrise is a story of love's improbable triumph, and for Wes Anderson and his team a labor of love from start to finish. How wonderful it is to congratulate him, on behalf of everyone at ...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Men in Black III,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & More

5/21/2012 1:00pm EDT
Men in Black
I didn’t end up watching “Battleship” last week, because I wasn’t in the mood to knowingly subject myself to a bad movie that night. Friends who caught it, told me that it’s as terrible as they thought it would be, giving it a D grade. Critic Matt Patches hilariously called it “as stiff and lifeless as the plastic pieces used to play (the board game).” After hearing things like that I’m glad I didn’t bother with “Battleship.”

This week includes the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster “Men in Black III,” but I’m more interested in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” since it feature...

Diane Kruger & British Director Address Allegations Of Sexism At The Cannes Film Festival

5/17/2012 9:18am EDT
Diane Kruger
The Cannes Film Festival in the south of France kicked off on Wednesday. During the 12-day gala, a total of 22 movies will be screened for the coveted Palme d'Or prize. Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share" and David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" are some of the films in contention.

Critics recently pointed out the lack of female filmmakers in competition for the prestigious prize. A group of French filmmakers wrote an open letter to the media accusing Cannes organizers of failing to give proper recognition to projects made by female directors.

German actress Dia...

Cannes Fashion: Eva Longoria, Lana Del Rey & More Stars Dazzle On The Red Carpet

5/17/2012 8:51am EDT
Eva Longoria
Many celebrities turned out for the opening night of the 65th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The stars attended the "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere held at the Palais des Festivals on the famous Croisette Avenue.

Eva Longoria, whose show "Desperate Housewives" aired its final episode on Sunday, looked incredible in a pale pink dress with an enormous fluffy train and intricate beading.

Singer Lana Del Rey was gorgeous in a black gown that showed off her red hair. Diane Kruger looked like a magical sprite in a light turquoise gown, and Freida Pinto wore a strapless dress with colorful sequins...

A Very Plaid Bill Murray Talks 'Moonrise Kingdom' At Cannes

5/16/2012 11:40am EDT
Bruce Willis & Bill Murray
Bruce Willis and Bill Murray attended the photocall for "Moonrise Kingdom" at the Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in France today.

The "Caddyshack" star wore some interesting duds - plaid pants, a plaid jacket and a plaid button-down shirt. Naturally, none of the plaids matched.

Wes Anderson directed and co-wrote "Moonrise Kingdom," a period comedy-drama set in the 1960s. A pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy.

According to Reuters, Mur...