What if the Oscar frontrunners were out of the running?

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Lead Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Lead Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood These four actors have championed prizes in their respective categories from the three award shows—SAG, BAFTA, and Golden Globes—that are instrumental for a success at the ...

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J.K. Simmons in Whiplash trailer


The kind of intensity we feel from J.K. Simmons’ performance is often a magnet for gold. “Whiplash” follows Andrew (Teller), a first-year college student as he begins his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country. Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline ...

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Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl, has set an unpredictability in motion most of us have never experienced.  “I just want unpredictability” people always say. Well, be careful what you wish for because when predictability goes out the window so does ...

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De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town

Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are everywhere.  Since it’s basically, or seemingly, a wide open race this has put the campaigns into hard core overdrive. Robert De Niro got his footprints in cement at the Mann’s Chinese theater in Hollywood. They’re having a De Niro tribute at ...

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John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview

John Goodman turns in two movie-stealing performances this year, one in Argo (“Argofuckyourself”) and one in Flight. In this interview he talks about New Orleans, alcoholism and Denzel Washington’s character in Flight hitting close to home. It’s an uncharacteristically revealing interview with the great Goodman (aka Walter for all time): ...

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“Lyrical, grand and immersive,” Lincoln scores an A from EW


EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most authentic biographical dramas I’ve ever seen.” As the title character of Steven Spielberg’s solemnly transfixing Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis is tall and elegantly stooped, with thatchy gray-black hair, sunken cheeks, and a grin that tugs at ...

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