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20 items from 2016


'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: 'It Broke All the Rules'

8 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

I was terrified at the Academy Awards," screenwriter Ted Tally says. "I can't describe how nerve-racking it is. You go in the bathrooms, and people are boozing it up, smoking, doing lines of coke. You never saw so many famous people so nervous."

Twenty-five years ago on this coming Valentine's Day, The Silence of the Lambs opened in movie theaters. An intense, gritty crime odyssey, in which an FBI cadet (Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling) hunts down a serial killer (Ted Levine as Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb) with the help of another, »

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Gallery: Best silver screen kisses

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William Holden (1918 - 1981) belatedly discovers the charms of chauffeur's daughter Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) in 'Sabrina', directed by Billy Wilder.

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January 01, 1954| Credit: John Kobal Foundation

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Dustin Hoffman kisses Ann Bancroft in a scene from the film 'The Graduate', 1967.

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January 01, 1967| Credit: Archive Photos

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Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994) and Deborah Kerr(1921 - 2007) in a scene from 'From Here to Eternity', Halona Cove, Oahu, Hawaii, 1953. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann, for Columbia Pictures.

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January 01, 1953| Credit: Columbia Pictures, Getty Images

Cary Grant (1904 - 1986) and Ingrid Bergman kiss in 'Notorious'. Title: Notorious Studio: Rko Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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January 01, 1946| Credit: Hulton Archive

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Sean Connery and Japanese actress Mie Hama locked in a passionate embrace on a boat during the filming of 'You Only Live Twice', on location in the village of Akime, in South Japan.

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August 01, 1966| Credit: Keystone Features, Getty Images

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Grace Kelly (1929.1982) and Cary Grant (1904.1986) kissing in »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Remembering National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Pêra

10 February 2016 7:28 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Born Marília Soares Pêra on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio, she was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute Sueli, who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva in Hector Babenco's well-received social drama Pixote / Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981),[1] a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged members. In one pivotal – and widely talked about scene – she lets the titular character (da Silva, at the time 12 years old)[2] suckle her breast. In another, she pulls down her panties and sits in »

- Andre Soares

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

9 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Oscar Trivia: Facts About the Academy Awards

8 February 2016 8:03 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the Oscars quickly approaching, here are some fun facts about the Academy Awards throughout the years.

 Oscar Facts:

Q) Which films have won the most academy awards?

A) It was a three-way draw between Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord of Rings: Return of the King at 11 each.

 

Q) Which films have the most Oscar nominations?

A) All About Eve and Titanic are tied for the most nominations, with 14 each.

 

Q) What was the longest film to ever win the Best Picture Oscar?

A) Gone With the Wind at 3 hours and 56 minutes.

 

Q) Which was the shortest Best Picture winner?

A) Marty at 90 minutes.

 

Q) Which sequels have won Best Picture?

A) The Godfather Part 2, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

 

Q) Which movies won best picture but were not nominated for Best Director?

A) Wings (1928), Grand Hotel (1931), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Argo (2012)

 

Q) What was the »

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Wrap-Ranker Oscars Poll: Who’s the All-Time Best Actress Winner?

4 February 2016 10:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Many legendary actresses have walked off the Oscar stage in victory. True, there are also many who haven’t but we’re not here to worry about them. Which actresses who have won were the best? Katharine Hepburn holds the record with four Academy Awards for Best Actress, including for classics like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Lion in Winter.” With the next best total sitting at two wins, is this even a contest? While Hepburn may have the most wins, Meryl Streep leads the field with the most nominations: 15 just for this category, and 19 total Oscar nominations. »

- Matt Hejl

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10 people who have more Oscar nominations than Meryl Streep

3 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Meryl Streep, indisputably one of the greatest living actresses (if not the greatest) has earned an astounding 19 Oscar nominations in just twice as many years. That’s more nominations than any other actor ever. Yes, Streep has surpassed Katharine Hepburn’s 12 noms (though Hepburn currently has the most wins ever for an actor, with four statuettes). But there is a short list of filmmakers who have Streep beat with nominations in other categories. With the 88th Academy Awards just around the corner (the ceremony is on Sunday, February 28), read on to brush up on your Oscars trivia on 10 people who have more Academy Awards nominations than Meryl Streep — including one man who earned his 50th nom this year, one who is the patriarch of a family of Oscar winners, and one who learned about his big Best Picture win when he read his newspaper during breakfast the morning after »

- Emily Rome

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Jane Fonda Is 'Mesmerized' by Jennifer Lawrence: 'She's the Real Deal'

2 February 2016 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Watch this on The Scene. Jane Fonda has a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence, and she's not afraid to admit it. "For me, she's the real deal. There's very few that come along like that," Fonda told Vanity Fair for the magazine's 22nd annual Hollywood Issue. She added, "I'm just mesmerized by her." The 25-year-old Joy star and Fonda, 78, paired up for their portrait in the annual issue, both wearing plain black shirts while posing with their arms around each other. Fonda is also a little envious of the other women in Lawrence's life - namely, pals like Amy Schumer. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Jane Fonda Is 'Mesmerized' by Jennifer Lawrence: 'She's the Real Deal'

2 February 2016 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Watch this on The Scene. Jane Fonda has a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence, and she's not afraid to admit it. "For me, she's the real deal. There's very few that come along like that," Fonda told Vanity Fair for the magazine's 22nd annual Hollywood Issue. She added, "I'm just mesmerized by her." The 25-year-old Joy star and Fonda, 78, paired up for their portrait in the annual issue, both wearing plain black shirts while posing with their arms around each other. Fonda is also a little envious of the other women in Lawrence's life - namely, pals like Amy Schumer. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Lubitsch Pt.II: The Magical Touch with MacDonald, Garbo Sorely Missing from Today's Cinema

31 January 2016 2:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Merry Widow' with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Minna Gombell under the direction of Ernst Lubitsch. Ernst Lubitsch movies: 'The Merry Widow,' 'Ninotchka' (See previous post: “Ernst Lubitsch Best Films: Passé Subtle 'Touch' in Age of Sledgehammer Filmmaking.”) Initially a project for Ramon Novarro – who for quite some time aspired to become an opera singer and who had a pleasant singing voice – The Merry Widow ultimately starred Maurice Chevalier, the hammiest film performer this side of Bob Hope, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler – the list goes on and on. Generally speaking, “hammy” isn't my idea of effective film acting. For that reason, I usually find Chevalier a major handicap to his movies, especially during the early talkie era; he upsets their dramatic (or comedic) balance much like Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese's The Departed or Jerry Lewis in anything (excepting Scorsese's The King of Comedy »

- Andre Soares

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Wrap-Ranker Oscars Poll: Who’s the All-Time Best Actress Winner?

28 January 2016 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Many legendary actresses have walked off the Oscar stage in victory. True, there are also many who haven’t but we’re not here to worry about them. Which actresses who have won were the best? Katharine Hepburn holds the record with four Academy Awards for Best Actress, including for classics like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Lion in Winter.” With the next best total sitting at two wins, is this even a contest? While Hepburn may have the most wins, Meryl Streep leads the field with the most nominations: 15 just for this category, and 19 total Oscar nominations. »

- Matt Hejl

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Contemporary films reflecting on Hollywood’s Golden Age

25 January 2016 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sara Hemrajani on Hollywood’s love affair with its Golden Age…

Since there’s no business like show business, it’s unsurprising that one of Hollywood’s favourite topics is itself. The recent wave of award nominations for Trumbo, including a best actor Oscar nod for Bryan Cranston, is fresh evidence of the industry’s fascination with the so-called Golden Age.

In Trumbo, Cranston plays real-life writer Dalton Trumbo who was jailed and blacklisted for his ties to the American Communist Party. Despite the ban, Trumbo and his peers managed to flout the system using pseudonyms and support from eager filmmakers. He went on to write screenplays for classics such as Roman Holiday and Spartacus.

Following swiftly in its steps is Hail, Caesar!, the Coen brothers’ throwback to the glossy studio pictures of the 1940s. The trailer reveals characters reminiscent of Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, as well as producer »

- Sara Hemrajani

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'Agent Carter' season 2 kicks off with suspense, wastes no time connecting to Doctor Strange

21 January 2016 3:26 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If I could describe “Marvel’s Agent Carter” to someone who has never seen the show, this is what I would say: If you’re a fan of intrigue, mystery, murder, mayhem, secret societies, and fast talking foreign agents, then “Agent Carter” is for you. While it is directly connected to the comic book world of Marvel and a slew of Marvel films like “Captain America” and “The Avengers”, it’s also a fantastic serial mystery show that will satisfy the tastes of any armchair detective looking to test their powers of deduction. Season two begins with a robbery and a double cross -- Russian assassin Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan, “White Collar”) is holding up a bank to steal a silver lapel pin from the safety deposit box of a secret society. Her heist is interrupted when our heroine, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) busts »

- Lauren Gallaway

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Cate Blanchett's Top 10 Roles

14 January 2016 1:39 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

There’s no stopping Queen Cate.  Masterful, elegant, and oozing talent, Cate Blanchett is one of our generation’s greatest actresses.  Now, with two Oscars under her fashionable belt, she’s going for a third thanks to her latest role in the 1950’s drama Carol.

Blanchett is an actress like no other, who can effortlessly convince us she’s the Queen of England in Elizabeth and Elf Queen of the Forest in The Lord of the Rings, a hot mess in Blue Jasmine, and classic screen queen Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator

Sure, there’s been a few missteps along the way – while Blanchett totally nails lip syncing to “Holding Out for a Hero” while chopping vegetables in Bandits, the rest of the film is utterly forgettable.  We like our Blanchett to be in the spotlight and in control, or at least really, really evil and well-dressed like her scene-stealing »

- Rachel West

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 2: #75-51

12 January 2016 5:49 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.

Click here for Part 1 (#100-76)!

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 10-1

9 January 2016 4:55 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Well, we’ve finally reached the summit: the 10 most definitive romantic comedies of all time. Unlike the other sections of this list, there is not a movie here that approaches “bad.” As always, some are better than others, despite the order. But one thing is for sure: if you plan to have a rom-com binge-a-thon soon, this is where you start, no questions asked. In fact, after reading this, you should go do that and report back.

courtesy of reverseshot.com 10. Some Like It Hot (1959)

What’s funnier than men dressing in drag? Depends on who you ask. It’s Billy Wilder again with a fictional story of two musicians – Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) – who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago and leave town. But, since the mob has ties everywhere, they need to disguise themselves as best they can: as women in an »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 20-11

9 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.

courtesy of totalfilm.com 20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks had been the leading man in romantic comedies before (e.g. Splash). But the same year he took home his first Oscar (Philadelphia), he also starred opposite Meg Ryan in this »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 40-31

9 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Welcome back to the Definitive List, where for the inaugural top 50, we’re counting down the best romantic comedies. The majority of numbers 50 through 41 weren’t so traditional. A secret-admirer movie, a period piece, a “These two don’t make sense together” movie, and a French fantasy among them, but we still managed to squeak in a Wes Anderson movie and a surrealist masterpiece. It doesn’t get any more traditional from here, as numbers 40 through 31 jumps around just as much, from sub-genre to sub-genre. Regardless, these films have made their mark on the industry and still hold a place in the pantheon of the rom-com hall of fame.

#40. Groundhog Day (1993)

Bill Murray was nominated for an Oscar after his dramatic turn in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. He has shown great promise in Wes Anderson’s films. But his best performance to date came in this Harold Ramis »

- Joshua Gaul

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TV News Roundup: Kerry Washington Is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year; ‘Veronica Mars’ Alum Joins ‘iZombie’

6 January 2016 3:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kerry Washington is heading to Harvard and “Veronica Mars” actor Enrico Colantoni is heading to “iZombie” in Wednesday’s TV news roundup …

Awards

Scandal” star Kerry Washington has been named Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2016 Woman of the Year.

The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award was established in 1951 and is the organization’s oldest honor. It is given to performers who have made a lasting, impressive contribution to the world of entertainment. Past winners include Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Helen Mirren and Amy Poehler.

“We are so excited to honor Kerry Washington as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and welcome her to Cambridge to celebrate her many achievements. Kerry is an amazing actress with many fans in the company, and the perfect choice for this honor,” said Kennedy Edmonds, the producer of this year’s ceremony.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of »

- Jacob Bryant

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Judy by the Numbers: "The Land of Let's Pretend"

6 January 2016 4:43 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Judy at 8. In just ten years time she'll have a mini "Juvenile" Oscar!Editor's Note: With Anne-Marie in grad school we're taking it easier on her for 2016. After her invaluable deep dives into Katharine Hepburn with "A Year With Kate" and female directors in "Women's Pictures" something much shorter but reliably tuneful for you each Wednesday morning in '16: Judy Garland numbers! 

Anne Marie returning to you. Welcome to a new series exploring Judy Garland through the music she made famous and the songs that made her a star. Before she was Judy Garland, Frances "Baby" Gumm was the youngest of a three sister Vaudeville act. The child of Vaudeville performers, a family story states that she made her stage debut at 30 months singing "Jingle Bells." She was so entranced by the footlights that her father had to remove her after she sang the song - 7 times.

The Movie: "Bubbles" (Vitaphone Short, »

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