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80s Nostalgia, Pirates! & Frankenweenies: Which Film Will Win The Oscar For Best Animated Feature?

February 24th, 2013 2:30pm EST
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Two years after winning this Oscar for Toy Story 3, Disney's back in the mix with not one, but two animated features amongst the five nominees in the category.

The studio will have better odds of winning -- but it's not a question of if one of their two films will win, it's a question of which one will win.

The clear choice here is Wreck-It Ralph, the highly nostagic story of a retro, 80s-style video game bad guy who just wants to be a good guy.

There should be little competition from the two Halloween-themed films: Tim Burton's lacking Frankenweenie and the equally 'meh' ParaNorman.

Bu...
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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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'Think Like A Man' Again Tops Weekend Box Office; 'Engagement' Disappoints

April 30th, 2012 8:17am EDT
Think Like A Man
In a surprise twist, "Think Like A Man" landed a second week at the top of the box office. In the film, four men realize their significant others have been taking relationship tips from Steve Harvey's best-selling book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man." The men then use the book's teachings to give the ladies a taste of their own medicine.

The comedy stars Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and Michael Ealy and took home $18 million. It has made over $60 million in 10 days.

"The Five-Year Engagement," starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, was expected to be number one but instead took in a di...
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Hugh Grant Insists His Ex-Girlfriend Is 'A Brilliant Mother'

April 28th, 2012 10:40am EDT
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant heaped praise on the mother of his baby daughter during a TV interview on Thursday in an effort to address criticism aimed at her by the Chinese media.

During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which aired on Friday, the movie star revealed his former girlfriend, Chinese model Tinglan Hong, has been hurt by nasty comments in the press, accusing her of abandoning the couple's child, Tabitha.

Grant said, "She's a brilliant mother, wonderful. I have to say that because the whole Chinese press has decided that she's abandoned the baby.

"She texted me earlier and said, 'P...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Five-Year Engagement,' 'The Raven' & More

April 23rd, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
This week there will be a little something for everyone in theaters. You’ll have the chance to see the Jason Segel relationship comedy “The Five-Year Engagement,” the John Cusack gothic thriller “The Raven,” the swashbuckling animated adventure “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” the Jason Statham action vehicle “Safe,” the indie drama “Sound of My Voice,” the foreign crime thriller “Headhunters,” the dark dramedy “Bernie,” and the coming-of-age flick “Girl in Progress.”

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: The Five-Year Engagement

Later in the week, I will be covering IFF Boston, so look out for reviews o...
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Salma Hayek Shows Off Her Curves At The Goya Awards

February 20th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek looked dazzling in dark purple at the Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday.

Her recent film, "Puss In Boots," is available on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. Swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) fights to save his town with the help of Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).

She stars in several upcoming films, including "Savages," "Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Here Comes the Boom."

Check out more pics of the curvaceous actress...
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