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“She put herself completely in the hands of the director more than any other actress I have worked with,” director John Huston once said of her. “Jennifer took what you gave her and made it distinctly her own.” More.

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Crazy Heart is getting great reviews, though they focus mainly on the strong performance at the center. Kenneth Turan at the LA Times writes: There’s a powerful symmetry at work in “Crazy Heart” that’s impossible to resist. It’s a parallel between protagonist Bad Blake, a country singer whose entire life has led him to a […]

By | | 28 Comments reports that: James Cameron‚Äôs Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation‚Äôs leading movie ticketing destination. The highly-anticipated 3D adventure, opening tonight at midnight, has already sold out hundreds of showtimes across the country, from Buford, Georgia to Roseville, California. Currently, Avatar is outselling Star Trek in advance ticket sales […]

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Nominations are in! Ensemble An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Nine Precious Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Helen Mirren, The Last Station Carey Mulligan, An Education Gabby Sidibe, Precious Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart George Clooney, Up in the Air Colin Firth, A Single Man Morgan […]

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I promise I won’t do these one by one, folks, but some reviews are events onto themselves and Kenneth Turan’s LA Times review is Cameron‚Äôs version, which he‚Äôs renamed ‚Äúperformance capture,‚Äù has been used to take the inhabitants of Pandora, 10-foot tall creatures with yellow cat‚Äôs eyes, long tails and blue translucent skin called the […]

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This review, I think, captures the state of breathlessness Avatar has the potential to leave the viewer with – clearly not all. The New Yorker’s David Denby: James Cameron‚Äôs ‚ÄúAvatar‚Äù is the most beautiful film I‚Äôve seen in years. Amid the hoopla over the new power of 3-D as a narrative form, and the excitement […]

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What and where – Michelle Monaghan and Chris O’Donnell will read the noms: The SAG Award nominations in five film and eight television categories will take place at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 17. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on TNT and webcast live on TNT.TV and TBS.COM. […]

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A palate cleanser between the precursors. Thanks to Kay, and

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Here are the songs eligible for Oscar this year: ‚ÄúAll Is Love‚Äù from ‚ÄúWhere the Wild Things Are‚Äù ‚ÄúAlmost Over You‚Äù from ‚ÄúMy One and Only‚Äù ‚ÄúAlmost There‚Äù from ‚ÄúThe Princess and the Frog‚Äù ‚ÄúAyAyAyAy‚Äù from ‚ÄúThe Maid‚Äù ‚ÄúBack to Tennessee‚Äù from ‚ÄúHannah Montana The Movie‚Äù ‚ÄúBeing Bad‚Äù from ‚ÄúDuplicity‚Äù ‚ÄúBlanco‚Äù from ‚ÄúFast & Furious‚Äù […]

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Though it’s framed as a survey of reactions to recent nominations for female filmmakers, today’s round table discussion at womenandhollywood serves as a comprehensive look back at a year of iconic lodestones and significant milestones for women in the industry. Golden Globe Nominations: Reactions from Women Film Writers and Critics poses to following topics as […]

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I’ve said it too many times to be funny anymore –we are entering the fertile period, ovulation, if you will – the moment that ballots go out and contenders make their target is sum and total of an entire year of Oscar watching and campaigning. December 28th, Oscar ballots are mailed. January 23 they are […]

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Where the Wild Things Are and Up in the Air lead with six (thanks to Erik and Brian) BEST PICTURE The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds A Serious Man Up in the Air Where the Wild Things Are BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow (-) The Hurt Locker Joel & Ethan Coen (-) A Serious Man Spike Jonze […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association have announced their winners (thanks N8 and Frank): Best Picture: Up in the Air Best Director: Jason Reitman, Up in the Air Best Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Waltz, Inglourious Basterds Best Supporting Actress: Mo‚ÄôNique, Precious Best Screenplay: […]

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The African-American Film Critics Association has named Precious as the Best Picture of 2009 (thanks to LKH85 in the forums). Morgan Freeman was selected as Best Actor 2009 for ‚ÄúInvictus.‚Äù Nicole Beharie earned AAFCA recognition as Best Actress 2009 for ‚ÄúAmerican Violet.‚Äù With the first unanimous vote in an acting category in the organization‚Äôs history, […]

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Thanks to Alan of Montreal. The Toronto critics split their awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay. (via AceShowbiz) Winners of 2009 Toronto Film Critics Association: Best Picture: “Hunger”, “Inglourious Basterds” (tie) Best Performance, Male: Nicolas Cage, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” Best Performance, Female: Carey Mulligan, “An Education” Best Supporting Performance, Male: […]

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