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ShockYa's Top 10 Reasons To Love A Christmas Carol

25 December 2011 4:23 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been a Christmas classic for decades. Everyone knows the story by heart, but still, we always want to see the latest version when it comes to the movie theater or television. Since it’s such a beloved tale, here are the top 10 reasons why “A Christmas Carol” is one of the greatest parts of the Christmas season. 1. The many Scrooges: Each version of “A Christmas Carol” has a a great actor to headline the film as Ebenezer Scrooge. Patrick Stewart, Bill Murray (“Scrooged”), James Earl Jones (“Bah, Humbug”), Lionel Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, and more. Even women have played Scrooge in different tellings of »

- monique

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2011: Celeb lists, unavoidable stars and sick

23 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

More lists, taking in Gregg Wallace's happiest feelings and Rihanna chucking up ribbons

8 movie characters you wouldn't want to fuck with, by Jordan Rizzle Kicks

1 Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills (in Taken)

Literally slaps up most of Paris in 96 hours.

2 Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil (in Snatch)

One-hit wonder.

3 Gary Oldman as Stansfield (in Leon)

No one plays gun-toting villains like Gary Oldman.

4 Vincent Cassel as Jacques (in Mesrine)

He holds up a judge at gunpoint. Enough said.

5 Keanu Reeves as Neo (in The Matrix)

Can literally do anything.

6 Denzel Washington as Eli (in The Book Of Eli)

Can batter people while wearing a backpack.

7 Samuel L Jackson as Jules (in Pulp Fiction)

Just wants to be the shepherd.

8 Ben Kingsley as Don Logan (in Sexy Beast)

Doesn't take no for an answer.

Rizzle Kicks' single Mama Do The Hump is out on Boxing Day

Alistair Darling's finest »

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2011: Celeb lists, unavoidable stars and sick

23 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

More lists, taking in Gregg Wallace's happiest feelings and Rihanna chucking up ribbons

8 movie characters you wouldn't want to fuck with, by Jordan Rizzle Kicks

1 Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills (in Taken)

Literally slaps up most of Paris in 96 hours.

2 Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil (in Snatch)

One-hit wonder.

3 Gary Oldman as Stansfield (in Leon)

No one plays gun-toting villains like Gary Oldman.

4 Vincent Cassel as Jacques (in Mesrine)

He holds up a judge at gunpoint. Enough said.

5 Keanu Reeves as Neo (in The Matrix)

Can literally do anything.

6 Denzel Washington as Eli (in The Book Of Eli)

Can batter people while wearing a backpack.

7 Samuel L Jackson as Jules (in Pulp Fiction)

Just wants to be the shepherd.

8 Ben Kingsley as Don Logan (in Sexy Beast)

Doesn't take no for an answer.

Rizzle Kicks' single Mama Do The Hump is out on Boxing Day

Alistair Darling's finest »

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Film News: Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ Wins Four 2011 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

19 December 2011 5:04 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” led the way for film in the eyes of the Chicago Film Critics Association, as they have dubbed it the Best Picture of 2011. Malick also took Best Director for his long-delayed labor of love, while the Cfca also chose the cinematography and the work by Jessica Chastain as the Best Supporting Actress work of the year. “Drive” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” came in second with two wins a piece.

In some incredibly close acting races, Chicagoan Michael Shannon took Best Actor for “Take Shelter” and Michelle Williams won Best Actress for playing a legend in “My Week With Marilyn.” Joining Chastain as a choice for the best supporting work of 2011 is Albert Brooks in “Drive.” All four acting winners will be honored at a ceremony on January 7th, along with recently-announced special awards for Shirley MacLaine, James Earl Jones, Dennis Farina, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film News: Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ Leads 2011 Chicago Film Critics Association Nominees

16 December 2011 5:03 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It may have had a controversial journey to the big screen, but the Chicago Film Critics Association thought that Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” was worth the wait, nominating it today for a leading seven awards, including Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Promising Performer (Hunter McCracken). Joining “The Tree of Life” in the race for Best Picture is “The Descendants” and “Drive,” each with six nominations total, and “The Artist” and “Hugo.” each with five.

Overall, a remarkable 43 films were chosen as some of the best of 2011, with other multiple nominees including “Martha Marcy May Marlene” with four nods, and six diverse films granted a pair of nominations — “A Separation,” “Melancholia,” “My Week With Marilyn,” “Shame,” “The Help,” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”

As they often do, the Cfca made some inspired choices, including several unexpected picks. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Odyssey Network Television To Debut On FilmOn

14 December 2011 7:06 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

FilmOn.com is going to have a new network to add to their lineup of online entertainment. The Carvell Company will launch Odyssey Network Television, a new Iptv network dedicated to classic science-fiction, horror and fantasy. The network will debut on FilmOn January 1, 2012. Odyssey will also be available worldwide on TV through set-top devices, Andorid and iPhone and iPad devices. According to the press release, Odyssey will have well-known and little known movies and television series starring Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., James Earl Jones, Jack Palance, Bill Paxton, Mark Hamill, Brandon Lee, Robert Patrick and more. Also shown on the network will »

- monique

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Van Dyke To Honour TV Wife At Sags

14 December 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Movie veteran Dick Van Dyke will present his one-time TV wife Mary Tyler Moore with her Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award next year.

The pair played the Petries on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Moore will be honoured for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.

Past recipients of SAG's Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood and Moore's Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner.

The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on 29 January. »

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Dick Van Dyke to Present SAG.s 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

13 December 2011 7:47 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur

Dick Van Dyke will present Screen Actors Guild.s 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.

Screen Actors Guild is honoring Mary Tyler Moore for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of SAG.s Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season.s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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James Earl Jones: 'I Can Live In The Shoes Of Racists'

7 December 2011 3:19 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

James Earl Jones opened up about the "most racist person" he has ever known: his grandmother.

During an interview with BBC News, the actor and famous voice of Darth Vader, shared information about growing up in rural Mississippi with his grandmother whom he said was profoundly racist, despite her Cherokee, Choctaw Indian and African American roots.

"She was the most racist person, bigoted person I've ever known," Jones told BBC's Stephen Sackur. "She trained us that way. She would consider it defensive racism, but it's still racism, it's still the same poison."

Jones said he credits his grandmother with giving him his "first need for independent thinking" after he moved from Mississippi to Michigan, and giving him the ability to empathize with racists.

I'd go to school with white kids and Indian kids. I knew they weren't the devils that she said they were. I had to start thinking for myself, »

- bbc.co.uk

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'Lion King,' 'Apes': The Five Best Movie Animals Of 2011

7 December 2011 1:06 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Lions and tigers and a panda bear. Lizards and elephants and werewolves and dogs and cats and rabbits and monkeys. Yes, from the supernatural woods of "Breaking Dawn" to the seafaring adventures of "Tintin," it was a good year for animals at the movies. And since we're lovers of both animals and movies, we naturally had to look back at the past 12 cinematic months and select our favorite non-human creatures from the kingdom Animalia.

5. Rango, "Rango"

The problem with a movie that comes out in March is that by the end of the year everyone tends to forget about it when talking about what Hollywood had to offer. Which is a shame, because Johnny Depp's Rango is a gem of a character: weird, insecure, artistically ambitious, instantly likeable and a snazzy dresser. Oh, and he's easily Depp's finest performance in years.

4. Animal, "The Muppets"

Is he a muppet or a man? »

- Eric Ditzian

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George Clooney's Signed Jacket Up For Auction To Benefit Rfk Center

5 December 2011 6:30 AM, PST | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Celebrities spanning the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment have joined together for The Robert F. Kennedy Center’s annual Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction.

Icons including Madeleine Albright and George Clooney have donated exclusive experiences and VIP access to raise funds for the organization’s integral human rights work. Bidding is currently live and runs through December 15th at leading charity auction site charitybuzz.com at www.charitybuzz.com/RFKHoliday2011.

Michael Moore, Martin Sheen, Mark Hamill and many more celebrities have donated exclusive experiences to raise funds for the 42-year-old organization dedicated to providing an ongoing base of support to human rights defenders around the world. Additional notable participants include: Jenna Fischer, George Clooney, Rosie Perez, Debra Messing, Bill Maher, Michael Lombardi, John Starks, Ray Romano, James Earl Jones, Chris Matthews, Marc Summers, Florence Henderson, Kate Mulgrew, Jay Leno, Joe Scarborough, Steve Case, Robert Wolf, Austan Goolsbee, Paul Volcker, »

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What's On Stage? Jude Law, Kevin Spacey Up For Theater Awards

2 December 2011 1:36 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

London - There's a Hollywood cast for Britain's Whatsonstage theater awards, with James Earl Jones, Jude Law and Kevin Spacey competing for best actor in a play.

Jones is nominated for "Driving Miss Daisy," Law for "Anna Christie" and Spacey for "Richard III," alongside Benedict Cumberbatch for "Frankenstein," James Corden for "One Man, Two Guvnors" and David Tennant for "Much Ado About Nothing."

The prizes, run by theater website whatonstage.com, are decided by public vote.

Best actress contenders announced Friday include Vanessa Redgrave for "Driving Miss Daisy" and Kristin Scott Thomas for "Betrayal."

In the musical categories, there are multiple nominations for the movie-inspired romance "Ghost" and Roald Dahl-based "Matilda."

Winners will be announced Feb. 19. See below for the full list of nominees.

Watch previews of some of the nominated plays:

The Full List Of 2011/12 Nominations

Best Actress in a Play

Eve BestMuch Ado About Nothing at »

- AP/The Huffington Post

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McCormack Heading Back To Broadway

2 December 2011 11:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Will & Grace star Eric McCormack is heading to Broadway for an upcoming revival of political drama The Best Man.

The Canadian actor will join a star-studded cast and portray Joseph Cantwell, a U.S. senator vying for a presidential nomination in the production.

McCormack, who last hit the stage in 2006 for Some Girl(s), will appear opposite theatre veterans James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Angela Lansbury, Michael McKean and Candice Bergen.

The show will be directed by Michael Wilson and is slated to begin previews on 6 March.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man received a Tony Award nomination in 2001 for Best Revival of a Play during its last New York City run. »

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Darth Vader is the Grinch in 'The Sith Who Stole Christmas' -- Video

29 November 2011 12:05 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Darth Vader is one of the great movie villains, but something about the character just seems built for parody. Maybe it’s because — with his jet-black evil-samurai-robot suit and his stentorian speech patterns — he’s the definition of evil incarnate. Or maybe it’s because he’s wearing a mask, so it’s easy to dub in hilarious new dialogue. There’s a whole parade of great Vader spoof videos: “Vader Sessions,” which brilliantly mixed in dialogue from other James Earl Jones movies; the beloved “Chad Vader” series; “Darth Vader Being a Smartass,” possibly the best use of Final Cut »

- Darren Franich

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Redgrave And Earl Jones Raise $22,000 For Theatre Charity

29 November 2011 8:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones have been applauded for helping to raise more than $22,000 (£13,750) for charity through their West End show Driving Miss Daisy.

The acting legends have pulled in huge crowds and rave reviews since the production opened in London this autumn.

They staged an appeal for theatre charity Acting for Others last week (ends27Nov11), urging the audiences to donate whatever they could - and they even signed posters for sale to boost the fund.

It's now been revealed the campaign raised $22,155 (£13,847) for the scheme, and Redgrave is delighted with the total.

She tells London's Evening Standard, "I am so happy our fundraising was so warmly welcomed by our audiences." »

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Peter Fonda Photo: Governors Awards 2011

24 November 2011 3:22 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Peter Fonda, Parky Fonda Oscar-nominated Actor Peter Fonda (Ulee's Gold) and wife Parky attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] Actor James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar recipient, as Jones is co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (The Cardinal, Death Becomes Her, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was handed the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Son of Oscar winner Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) and brother of two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home), among Peter Fonda's credits are The Wild Angels, The Trip, Easy Rider, with »

- D. Zhea

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Star Wars Stormtroopers Photo: Governors Awards 2011

23 November 2011 3:32 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Stormtroopers, Star Wars Stars Wars' Stormtroopers attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (Starman, Altered States, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Stormtroopers are seen making life difficult for the Star Wars saga heroes in the original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, etc. George Lucas directed the first Star Wars, one of the biggest blockbusters in history. »

- D. Zhea

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John Travolta, Kelly Preston Photo: Governors Awards 2011

23 November 2011 3:32 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

John Travolta, Kelly Preston Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston, Travolta's wife, attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage; veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (Amadeus, The Sentinel, Taxi Driver), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for the Steven Spielberg movie The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. John Travolta has received two Best Actor nominations, for Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Pulp Fiction (1994). Other film credits include Primary Colors, Blow Out, Mad City, Face/Off, Broken Arrow, Staying Alive, The Punisher, Hairspray, From Paris with Love, »

- D. Zhea

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Diane Warren Photo: Governors Awards 2011

23 November 2011 3:32 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Diane Warren Oscar-nominated Songwriter Diane Warren attends the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage; veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (The Fan, Ghost Story, The Hunger, Nighthawks), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Diane Warren has received six Oscar nominations for her song compositions. The nominated films were Mannequin, starring Andrew McCarthy; Up Close & Personal, with Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer; Con Air, with Nicolas Cage; Armageddon, with Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Bruce Willis, and Billy Bob Thornton »

- D. Zhea

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Sidney Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier Photo: Governors Awards 2011

23 November 2011 3:31 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Sidney Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier Oscar-winning Actor Sidney Poitier and actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (Forever Young, Sweet Home, Dad), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Sidney Poitier was the first black actor to win an Academy Award for a leading role — in Lilies of the Field (1963). Other Poitier movie credits include Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones, with Tony Curtis; Paris Blues, »

- D. Zhea

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