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Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash clip

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Todd McCarthy, THR: “Anyone who’s ever had a high school or college teacher make it a point to manipulate or mess with students’ lives will no doubt have relatable, and possibly painful, memories revived by this vivid portrait of a music school at which the program, run by its star instructor, closely resembles the boot camp presided over by R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket… Teller, who greatly impressed…

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New Trailer for Bill Murray in St Vincent

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Do you love Bill Murray or do you LOVE Bill Murray?

Oscar Contenders Make GQ’s Men of the Year Covers

Oscar Contenders Make GQ’s Men of the Year Covers

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Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewyn Davis), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and the dearly departed James Gandolfini (Enough Said) are some of the covers running concurrently for this month’s GQ mag.

Who Will Win Best Supporting Actor? A Poll

Who Will Win Best Supporting Actor? A Poll

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Nate Parker Makes Variety’s Ten Actors to Watch

Nate Parker Makes Variety’s Ten Actors to Watch

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Stealing the show in Arbitrage, Nate Parker has made Variety’s Ten Actors to Watch list.  He, along with the rest of the names, will be honored at the Hampton’s Film Fest in September. Parker joins a tight ensemble in Arbitrage and more than holds his own against Richard Gere.  Other actors chosen by Variety include Scoot McNairy, who is also pretty darned good in Killing Them Softly, Dree Hemingway (Muriel’s…

Talking Best Supporting Actor

Talking Best Supporting Actor

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For another in our ongoing series, Thelma Adams, Susan Wloszczyna and I discuss the preliminary stage of the Best Supporting Actor race. It could and will likely shift, but how I believed it is standing right now is: Jonah Hill Christopher Plummer Albert Brooks Nick Nolte Max Von Sydow Von Sydow wins. Best guess right now. SUSAN: I would give it to Max, too, performance unseen. He should have gotten…

Andy Serkis – The Performance of the Year (so far) – And Other Standouts

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If there is one central performance that currently stands out from the rest so far it’s the somewhat controversial work done by WETA and Andy Serkis in creating Caesar — the ape leader in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  What is great about Serkis’ work here is that finally, motion capture has delivered on its promise to create seamlessly emotional, realistic performances. Two years ago, this notion…

Andrew Garfield’s Passion and Purpose

Andrew Garfield’s Passion and Purpose

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“You better lawyer up, asshole, because I’m not coming back for 30%. I’m coming back for EVERYTHING.” It’s one of the most memorable movie lines of 2010, in the most climactic scene of the acclaimed film The Social Network and it’s spoken by Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin. The stunned Saverin has just discovered that he has been betrayed by his best friend Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg). Garfield’s sympathetic performance…

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New posters for The King’s Speech

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Artwork for The King’s Speech seems at last to be finding the proper voice. The Spanish design after the cut might be my favorite so far. As spotlessly formal as an official State Portrait, it benefits from being beautifully lit and the sight lines convey an emotional authenticity that previous versions have lacked.

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SAG Ballots Out Today

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Today, the 2,100 randomly selected Screen Actors Guild nominating committee members are getting their ballots. They will then have a few weeks to see everything before jotting down their choices. Votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be received by the Guild‚Äôs official teller, Integrity Voting Systems, by Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 5 p.m (PT). Nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors…