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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...

6 Of The Best Car Chase Films Of All Time

6/29/2013 1:00pm EDT
Bad Boys II
Car enthusiasts everywhere go crazy for explosive, heart-pounding car chases, especially on the big screen. From the classics of past years to more recent movies, car chase scenes have entertained moviegoers for decades. Here are six of the best car chase movies to ever hit the big screen. 

Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II, the sequel to the 1995 film, boasts a car chase that doesn't disappoint. Directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the level of explosions in this scene is off of the scale. Will Smith stars as Mike Lowry, a Miami Narcotics Division Detective, and Mart...

Check Out 'The Town' Ultimate Collector's Edition On Blu-ray & DVD March 6

3/4/2012 7:15am EST
The Town
Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them "The Town," an adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves."

The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break.

Over the years, Doug's ...

Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Inspired Real-Life Burglars

10/19/2011 10:10pm EDT
The Town
The alleged leaders of a New York burglary ring have told cops they used tips from Ben Affleck's movie The Town to rob a series of convenience stores and delis.

Police claim the suspects, who were arrested over the weekend, have revealed they poured bleach on cash drawers in an effort to destroy DNA evidence - after watching Affleck and Jeremy Renner in the hit 2010 film.

The accused are suspected of robbing a series of shops and stores in Brooklyn and Queens.

Hacker Sends Message To Blake Lively, Claims Second Batch Of Nude Photos Is Her

6/2/2011 8:54pm EDT
Blake Lively
A day after actress Blake Lively found herself at the center of a scandal in which photos of a blond woman standing naked in front of a mirror shooting pictures of herself with her iPhone were said to be the Gossip Girl star, more photos have surfaced.

On Wednesday, five images were released by a hacker who claimed the nude woman in the photos was Lively; but her representative quickly released a statement claiming the photos were fake and threatening to take legal action.

"The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and Zap2it are 100 pe...

America's '25 Fittest Guys' Include Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans & Joel McHale

4/22/2011 1:00pm EDT
Fittest Guys
Men’s Fitness magazine is honoring its "25 Fittest Guys." From the boardroom to the classroom, the big screen to the small, these guys are at the top of their game. They’re record breakers, superheroes, and regular Joes.

Check out the celebrities on the list:

Chris Evans, The Action Hero, 30

Evans starred as Marvel Comic Superhero, Captain America. Evans took the role seriously, working with a personal trainer to build bigger biceps and tone his abs, transforming his body into the jacked frame of Marvel Comic’s super soldier.

Alex O’Loughlin, The Five-O, 34

The Australian-born actor...

Blake Lively's Red Ice Skater Dress - Thumbs Up Or Down?

4/1/2011 12:00pm EDT
Blake Lively
Blake Lively attended the CinemaCon 2011 Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino in Las Vegas yesterday looking like she just stepped off the ice.

What do you think of her red getup?

The actress received the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award. CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser said, "Blake recently captivated audiences and critics around the world with her stunning turn in The Town, and Green Lantern is one of the most anticipated films of the year. We are thrilled to honor such a wonderful young talent."

Click for more Blake Lively pictures:

Blake Lively Named CinemaCon's Breakthrough Star

3/24/2011 12:31pm EDT
Blake Lively
Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is set to be recognized as Hollywood's top emerging talent at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention.

The actress will receive the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award at the annual CinemaCon convention, hosted by the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds will be handed CinemaCon's Male Star of the Year award at the gala in Caesars Palace on March 31st.

CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser says, "Blake recently captivated audiences and critics around the world with her stunning turn in The Town, and Gree...

The Oscar Nominations: Surprises, Snubs And Flubs

1/25/2011 10:48pm EST
The King's Speech
As reported earlier, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning. As in recent years, everything went according to plan. There were a few surprise inclusions, but most of them weren’t shocking. And the snubs weren’t too surprising either.

‘The King’s Speech’ led with 12 nominations, more than most predicted. ‘True Grit’ was close behind with a strong 10 – an astonishing turnaround from its ridiculous zero nominations at the Golden Globes – while ‘The Social Network’ trailed with a somewhat disappointing 8 nominations.

Joel and Ethan Coen of ‘True Grit’ likely edged out Christo...

Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

1/25/2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...

Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

1/25/2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

* Javier Barde...

The Oscar Race: Any More Clear With PGA and WGA Nods?

1/5/2011 1:43pm EST
The Oscar race just got a little more clear – but barely. The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, with 10 nominees for the Best Picture Award. The only real surprise is that ‘Winter’s Bone’ – thought to be a possible Best Picture Oscar contender – was left off the list. Here’s a rundown of the movie nominees:

'127 Hours'
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson

'Black Swan'
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver

Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

'The Fighter'
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg

'The K...

'Black Swan,' 'Inception' & 'Fighter' Land Top Movie Nods For Writers Guild Awards

1/4/2011 2:24pm EST
Black Swan
Ballet drama "Black Swan" is set to face off against sci-fi thriller "Inception" and sporting drama "The Fighter" at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards after earning nominations in the top feature film category.

The movies will also battle family dramas "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" for the best original screenplay prize.

Meanwhile, writer Aaron Sorkin earned a nomination for best adapted screenplay thanks to his work on film "The Social Network." "True Grit," "127 Hours," "I Love You Phillip Morris" and "The Town" will also compete in the category.

Earning ...

'Two Jews On Film' Pick Their Top 10 For 2010 (Video)

1/3/2011 4:05pm EST
True Grit
2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'

Ben Affleck Is No Holiday Helper To Jennifer Garner

12/26/2010 1:08pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck relies on his wife Jennifer Garner to do the family's holiday shopping - because he spends the entire run-up to Christmas trying to find the perfect present for her.

The Good Will Hunting star puts all his effort into hunting down the ultimate Christmas gift for Garner and as a result the actress gets no help picking out items for their family and friends.

But Affleck admits he often ends up scouring shops at the last minute for the right gift to leave for his wife under the tree.

He tells talk show host Ellen Degeneres, "I'm not particularly proud of it. But it's a bit of a ...

2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

12/14/2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...

Check Out 'The Town' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & Download Dec. 17

12/11/2010 6:54am EST
The Town
Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel -Prince of Thieves.

The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break.

Over the years, Doug's fear...

National Board of Review: 'The Social Network' To Sweep Oscars?

12/3/2010 11:20am EST
The Social Network
The first pre-Oscar awards have been bestowed. The National Board of Review - traditionally the first awards pick of the year - announced its winners today. And 'The Social Network' - one of the earliest Oscar front-runners - is a big winner. The movie won Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), and Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg).

Best Actress went to Lesley Manville ('Another Year'), Supporting Actor to Christian Bale ('The Fighter') and Supporting Actress to little-known Jacki Weaver ('Animal Kingdom').

In addition to Best Picture, the Natio...

The Social Network Triumphs At National Board Of Review Awards

12/2/2010 10:55pm EST
The Social Network
Director David Fincher's The Social Network has been hailed by America's National Board of Review after sweeping the board with four top awards, including Best Film Of The Year.

The movie's star, Jesse Eisenberg, has been named as Best Actor, while Fincher was honored as Best Director and scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin claimed Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, which chronicles the invention of

The organization announced the awards for the top movie talent of 2010 on Thursday. The board's picks often claim Oscar gold at the Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, Lesley Manville was prais...

'Wall Street' Sequel Wins Weekend Box Office

9/27/2010 8:10am EDT
Michael Douglas
Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel is big business at the box office - the film has debuted at number one with an opening week $19 million take.

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" stars Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin and Shia LaBeouf.

Animated adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" opened in second place with $16.3 million and Ben Affleck's "The Town" drops to three.

Blake Lively's Sexy Black Tights & High Heel Boots

9/26/2010 12:00pm EDT
Blake Lively
A collegiate looking Blake Lively filmed a scene for "Gossip Girl" earlier this week wearing an oversized gray blazer, skirt, and sexy heeled boots near Columbia University in NY.

Blake's new film "The Town" did surprisingly well for it's opening weekend last week. Star power from Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, and Jon Hamm helped the film take in a winning $23.8 million in earnings.

Blake stars in the upcoming film "Green Lantern," playing Carol Ferris. The film follows a test pilot who is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as memb...

Ben Affleck 'Shocked' By Reaction To 'The Town,' Which Topped Box Office

9/20/2010 8:08am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is "shocked and excited" his bank heist film "The Town" stole the top spot from his competition at the box office this weekend.

Affleck wrote, directed and stars as a young criminal ready to change his life in the new movie - his second foray into directing since his critically-acclaimed 2007 debut "Gone Baby Gone."

And starpower from Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively helped the film take in a winning $23.8 million in earnings.

At a gala screening of The Town in London on Sunday, Affleck told Upbeat Productions' Filmbeat: "Reaction (to) the film has been ...

'The Town' With It All: The Best Boston Based Films

9/17/2010 11:00am EDT
On Tuesday night, Boston’s historical Fenway Park switched it up a bit and went from baseball to the box office, as Ben Affleck held the premiere of his highly anticipated crime thriller, The Town, inside the world famous stadium.

Along with the cast and crew of The Town, Matt Damon was also in attendance to support his long-time pal. Set in Charlestown, MA, The Town centers upon four masked bank robbers that have romantic, legal, and life threatening problems surrounding them. Affleck wrote, directed, and starred in the thriller, and with its Friday opening, it won’t take long to find out...

Ben Affleck Is Terrified Of Flying

9/16/2010 10:55pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has been terrified of flying ever since his airplane caught fire in mid-air when he was nine.

"The Town" director flew alone from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. for an acting job, but he was left fearing for his life when the plane was struck by lightning.

He recalls, "The pilot came on and said, 'One of the engines is on fire.' So I got really scared and really nervous."

To make matters worse, the young star had just watched a frightening TV program about child molesters that "scared the lights out of me the night before."

And he can't shake the memory of crying ...

Ben Affleck Befriended Criminals For 'The Town'

9/14/2010 3:30pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck was so determined to ensure his new heist film The Town was a realistic portrayal of life as a bank robber, he befriended a string of incarcerated criminals to research the project.

The actor serves as writer, director and star of the movie, about a young criminal ready to change his life. And he credits long chats with tough-talking prison inmates in his native Boston, Massachusetts with helping him to deliver a realistic performance.

He says, "I talked to some bank robbers, through (search engine) Google. I swear to God, I Googled these robberies in these neighbourhoods i...

Blake Lively: Hot Blonde In A Red Dress

9/13/2010 8:06pm EDT
Blake Lively
Va va voom! Blake Lively attended the premiere of "The Town" at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival wearing a figure-hugging red sequined dress. The only thing we don't like is the extra bunchy fabric around her hips.

The film centers on Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), who falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them. The movie is an adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves."

Without any knowledge of her "Gossip Girl" role (he supposedly thought she was fre...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Town,' 'Easy A,' & More

9/13/2010 9:37am EDT
The Town
I still have not seen George Clooney’s latest film “The American,” however it is high on my list right now. My new neighborhood has a theater where it is playing, so hopefully I can catch it soon. I’m interested to see Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort “The Town,” a Beantown crime drama premiering this week, which has received excellent buzz so far.

In addition to Affleck’s Boston-based thriller “The Town,” at the theaters this week you will have the opportunity to see the Emma Stone teen comedy “Easy A,” the elevator horror movie “Devil,” the drama “Never Let Me Go,” the romanc...

Blake Lively Shoots Scenes For 'Gossip Girl' In A Beige Blazer & Blue Dress - Hot Or Not?

9/10/2010 9:30pm EDT
Blake Lively
We spotted Blake Lively in a beige blazer and navy blue dress while filming a scene for "Gossip Girl" on the front steps of a building in New York City on Wednesday.

The actress recently talked about her film career. She told Marie Claire, "I wanna take risks, I don't wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment, but I'm 22 and I don't need to yet."

She stars in the upcoming film "The Town." Ben Affleck was so impressed by her audition that he rewrote the part of Krista, a drug-addicted single mother ...

Blake Lively Talks Ben Affleck, Fashion, 'Gossip Girl' And More In Marie Claire

9/6/2010 7:07pm EDT
Blake Lively
Marie Claire UK talked to Blake Lively about her new film, "The Town," starring and directed by Ben Affleck.

Without any knowledge of her "Gossip Girl" role (he supposedly thought she was fresh out of acting class), Affleck was so impressed by her audition that he rewrote the part of Krista, a drug-addicted single mother and ex-girlfriend of Affleck's character in "The Town," especially for her.

Blake Lively on cooking and staying at home:
Despite her natural warmth and cosy front - she'll insist later how she prefers cooking to going out, ("That's my true talent, acting pays the bill")


Sandra Bullock Is Sexy On The Cover Of The New EW

9/4/2010 4:00pm EDT
Sandra Bullock EW
Sandra Bullock wasn't buying the hype. Speaking to EW last fall, weeks before the opening of a little heart-warmer of a movie called The Blind Side, the actress - who had reemerged earlier that year from a two-year hiatus with her biggest hit ever, the romantic comedy The Proposal - predicted that her newly reinvigorated career would soon cool down again. She brushed off The Proposal's success as a cosmic fluke: "I don't pump my fist in the air. I don't want anything karmically crashing down on me." She dismissed the idea that she might score an Oscar nomination for The Blind Side: "The stu...