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Angelina Speaks out on “Culture of Impunity” and Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

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Gotta love that Angie.


World Premiere Trailer, Poster for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

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Thanks to Hollywood-Elsewhere. Nolan’s Intersteller The trailer for Interstellar premiered at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum as a surprise treat for the school kids who attended the museum and a screening of Hubble 3D, presumably to showcase that Interstellar will be coming soon to an IMAX near you. Washington Post reports: After a brief announcement, the trailer unspooled to show Matthew McConaughey driving his truck through corn fields while…


Maleficent to Test Angelina Jolie’s Box Office Clout, Women Overall

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Jennifer Lawrence is a tried and true box office star. She draws both men and women, has won an Oscar and seems to have everything a star needs now, male or female, to bring in ticket buyers. The last one like her was Julia Roberts but she never had to endure what every actor/actress has to now: how to shimmy up the pole of the fanboy demographic. Lawrence has done…


Oscar Charity Events Dumps Beverly Hills Hotel Amid Hate Scandal

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The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive continues to illustrate that the anti-gay laws soon to be instituted by the owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Sultan of Brunei: The Night Before party, which draws Hollywood’s biggest stars and every top executive in town, has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel since its inauguration in 2003. The brainchild of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Night Before has raised more than…


Trailer: Mads Mikkelsen in The Salvation

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This film will be shown in Cannes for the Midnight Movie. It stars Mads Mikkelson, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Directed by Danish Kristian Levring.


First Look at JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

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Linda Ge’s Up and Comers just posted the scans from EW’s preview with the first look at Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year. The year is 1981 and Isaac and Chastain play married couple Abel and Anna. He’s a “principled businessman” but finds himself needing to get his hands a little dirty as his gas company runs up against the criminal underworld. Luckily, Chastain’s Anna is…

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Dreamgirls and Robert Altman, the “Alternative Oscars” from 2006 by Ben Zuk

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In anticipation of the 2006 flashback podcast, Ben Zuk has written in ruminating on that year. Zuk says that he often makes “alternative Oscars” lists and decided to share his from 2006: I’ve nominated ten films from 2006 in order to reflect the academy’s recent transition to this number of nominees, but I have also ranked my choices in this category for anyone who might be curious what would’ve been…


Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014

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Wonderful actor and Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins has passed away at 71. He was nominated for, and won, many awards: Los Angeles Film Critics National Society of Film Critics Los Angeles Film Critics Golden Globes Cannes Film Fest Boston Kansas City The Oscar, however, went to long overdue Paul Newman for The Color of Money. That’s a hard one to argue with considering Newman should have won years prior for…


Vocativ Hands out Awards for Film Critics, Uses Faulty System

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Someone was bound to, sooner or later, come down on the critics for one thing or another. So these two writers, Adam K Raymond and Matan Gilat, decided to gather up all of the Metacritic scores and rank the critics from most agreeable to least. I wouldn’t ordinarily mind this particular method of ranking critics if it weren’t based on the premise: who most agrees or disagrees with the fully…

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What it Feels Like for a Girl: Olivia Wilde on the “New Normal” of Sexism in Hollywood

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: