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Oscarwatch: Best Actress Heats Up

There probably isn't a better actress working in Hollywood who hasn't yet won an Oscar than Glenn Close.  Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock have all collected their Oscars.  So to say that…

The Help Kicks up a Firestorm

Probably those who greenlit The Help never imagined it would be birthed into a racially contentious time in our history.  It's 2011 and we have our nation's first black president - the shit has mostly hit the fan, but let's face it - race…

The women of ‘The Help’

First stills from The Help, Dreamworks promising adaptation of one of last year's most significant literary events. Kathryn Stockett's novel chronicling small town America in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement rose to top…

Weinstein Vs. Miramax

Dave Karger has found a potential showdown between Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. and Miramax in two very tight races. Viola Davis versus Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep versus Kate Winslet. I don't know why I never thought of…

Just Til June

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iy23LVFG1w It occurs to me that Supporting Actress is still wide open. With Kate Winslet out in that category, the favorite becomes Penelope Cruz. And she has the advantage of being hot as well as…

Viola Davis’ Knockout Performance

Of the three in Doubt, Viola Davis seems to be capturing the hearts of critics. NPR's Bob Mondello says: The film's most wrenching performance, in fact, comes from Viola Davis, who plays the boy's worried mother as a woman who is in no…

Doubt Gains Credibility

A brief waver on the threshold of its premiere has steadied onto more confident footing, and Doubt is suddenly looking like a major player again. Building strength and acclaim over the past few days, it continues to earn strong reviews…

Doubt, trailer

Doubt trailer also available in various flavors for viewing and download at Apple. Poster after the cut.