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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

- simonbrew

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TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine Serves Up Barbs and Valentines

30 March 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shirley MacLaine is not saving any of her candor for another lifetime. Going rogue in a Q&A with Leonard Maltin at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Sunday as part of the TCM Classic Film Festivals, she dished on directors and costars both sweet and sour, with occasional nods to the “angel on my shoulder” she quite literally believes has guided her through 60 years of near-constant Hollywood greatness. As Maltin noted, MacLaine’s the only survivor of the studio-contract era still playing lead role today in movies as estimable as Bernie. And the actress didn’t shy away from sharing her

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- Chris Willman

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Hollywood Hills Alive With The Sound Of The TCM Classic Film Festival

30 March 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The TCM Classic Film Festival returned to Tinsel Town for a sixth consecutive year, offering aficionados from across America and even some from abroad a groaning board of over 80 film classics and rarities to feast on. And starry-eyed fans got a chance to see some of their favorites do interviews or introduce films they are known for, including Sophia Loren (Marriage Italian Style) Shirley MacLaine (“The Apartment” and “The Children’s Hour”) and Ann-Margaret (“The Cincinnati Kid”).  The four-day event, which ended Sunday, kicked off with a 50th anniversary screening of a splendidly restored version of “The Sound of Music” […] »

- Jack Egan

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Daily | TCM Classic Film Festival 2015

26 March 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The TCM Classic Film Festival opens this evening in Los Angeles with a 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music and both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will be there. The festival features world premiere restorations of 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the 1928 Buster Keaton comedy Steamboat Bill, Jr. and The Grim Game, a newly rediscovered 1919 silent feature with Harry Houdini. Shirley MacLaine will talk about working with William Wyler and Audrey Hepburn on The Children's Hour, Sophia Loren will be there and on and on. A preview. » - David Hudson »

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Cate Blanchett wants Downton Abbey role: "I did have words"

18 March 2015 5:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cate Blanchett has revealed her wish to star in Downton Abbey.

Speaking on Lorraine, the Oscar-winning actress said that she has enquired about the possibility of making a cameo appearance in the period drama.

She told Richard Arnold: "I did have words and I followed up with my agent, no call has yet been received - but I'm seeing the girls again today, so I'll get them to put a good word in."

George Clooney recently made a cameo appearance in a special Downton Abbey sketch in aid of the Text Santa charity campaign.

Richard E Grant, Paul Giamatti and Shirley MacLaine have also made appearances in the ITV series.

Blanchett's Cinderella co-star Lily James stars in the drama as Lady Rose, and James recently revealed her plans to return to Downton Abbey for its sixth series.

Blanchett recently opened up about adopting daughter Edith, saying that welcoming her »

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Hugh Bonneville confirms Downton Abbey Christmas 2015 special

10 March 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Hugh Bonneville has confirmed that the upcoming sixth series of Downton Abbey will include a Christmas special.

The ITV period drama is currently filming its next run of eight episodes, which will likely air in the autumn.

Bonneville attended the Tric Awards in London today (March 10), where Downton Abbey picked up the Drama Programme of the Year award.

Speaking to Digital Spy and other press, Bonneville teased what fans can expect when the show returns.

"We're in 1925, so the series has nudged on another six months, and Lady Rose has been on her honeymoon and she's now moved to America," he said.

"Tom Branston has gone to Boston, and some faces that we met towards the end of the fifth season may or may not be coming over the horizon to break or make the hearts of Lady Mary and Lady Edith and people like that."

Asked if they will »

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Academy Awards 2015 Live-Blog

22 February 2015 5:23 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's a wonderful night for Oscar... Oscar Oscar... Who will win? Wrong host. Neil Patrick Harris is MCing Sunday (February 22) night's Academy Awards, which is coming down to a "Birdman"/"Boyhood" showdown for the big prize. Thanks to The Guilds, we're all expecting a "Birdman" victory, but could there be exciting upsets in store? Click through, follow along and join (or start) the conversation below... 8:25 p.m. Et. That's a lot of Red Carpet coverage. My favorite moment was Terrence Howard playing "American Idol" nerd with Ryan Seacrest. 8:28 p.m. Really, ABC? You don't need a critical citation to call "American Crime" "an extraordinary new drama"? Well, if you say so yourself! 8:30 p.m. Let's Go! 8:30 p.m. Neil Patrick Harris rises onto the stage like a fire-free phoenix. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest," he says, helping people playing Oscars Bingo at home. 8:31 p. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards: As it happened

22 February 2015 3:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.

Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.

21:15What were your favourite moments from tonight? And what do you think of all the big winners, especially Birdman's victory over Boyhood? Do let us know in the comments box below, and stick around on DS for our full reaction to the ceremony.

21:14Neil Patrick Harris was undoubtedly a bit hit and miss, lacking confidence in the middle more than anything else, but there were »

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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2015 Oscars Live Blog: Updated Winners and Live Commentary!

22 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: AMPAS Oscar Musts: Predictions | Nominees | Presenters | Printable Ballot It's that time of year again and I welcome you to the 2015 Oscars Live Blog with up-to-the-minute live winners, commentary, red carpet coverage and overall merriment. We are kicking this thing off around 4 Pm Pst or so and carrying on until 9 Pm Pst or whenever this thing ends, which means you better have food, water and perhaps a tasty beverage or two because it's going to be a long night. I've already posted my predictions and have collated the reader polls into one, easy-to-read place along with my predictions as well as my Oscar-blogging co-hort and podcast partner Laremy Legel. You can find all three, one after another with the differences highlights right here. As far as my predicting prowess is concerned, last year I went 21 for 24 and I always shoot for at least 20 correct... we'll see how this year turns »

- Brad Brevet

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Oscars mystery: What will 44 presenters do?

22 February 2015 5:47 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The lineup for Sunday's Oscarcast numbers 44 bold-faced name with last year's quartet of acting winners -- leads Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett and featured players Jared Leto and Lupita Nyongo -- leading the way. While we know that they will present the acting awards to their counterparts (i.e., McConaughey will give out Best Actress), what will the other 42 famous folks do? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post.  -Break- Related: Make your Oscar predictions, win $1,000 Another eight Oscar winners are set to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater: Ben Affleck Marion Cotillard Nicole Kidman Shirley MacLaine Gwyneth Paltrow Octavia Spencer Meryl Streep Reese Witherspoon Related: Odds for winners and nominees in All 24 categories A dozen past or current Oscar nominees will also appear, giving them a fleeting chance at holding an Academy Award:  Jessica Chasta »

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Joins 2015 Oscar Presenters

19 February 2015 10:57 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been confirmed as presenter for the 87th Academy Awards, held on Sunday, February 22 and airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on ABC. Terrence Howard, Felicity Jones, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum were announced over the last week. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, "50 Shades" star Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy and Margot Robbie are also among the familiar faces we'll see. Also presenting: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Oscar vet Shirley MacLaineJennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer. 2015 Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also present. Last but »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Shirley MacLaine Wonders If Holocaust Victims Died Due To Karma In Her Book ‘What If…’

18 February 2015 3:09 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Shirley MacLaine has been receiving a lot of criticism after a passage from her book What If…, suggesting the Holocaust was karmic justice, circulated the internet. Shirley Maclaine On Karma MacLaine’s most recent book, What If…, was published in 2013, but has only recently become the subject of controversy. In the book, MacLaine ponders the idea of karma, […]

The post Shirley MacLaine Wonders If Holocaust Victims Died Due To Karma In Her Book ‘What If…’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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Julianne Moore Could Be 11th Actor With Five or More Acting Noms Before First Oscar Win

18 February 2015 8:10 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

At Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Julianne Moore could join the ranks of 10 actors and actresses who have had five or more acting nominations before their first win.

Moore earned her fifth nomination for her portrayal of a professor suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova‘s 2007 novel of the same name. She was first nominated in 1998 for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights.

In Academy history, five actors and actresses have won their first Oscar on their fifth nomination.

Gregory Peck, who was first nominated in 1946 for The Keys of the Kingdom, didn’t win until 1962 for To Kill a Mockingbird. Five years later, Peck was awarded The Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Susan Hayward won her first and only Oscar in 1959 for her leading role in I Want to Live!. She was first nominated in 1948 for Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Terrence Howard And Felicity Jones Named As Presenters at 87th Oscars

17 February 2015 5:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard (2006) and Oscar nominee Felicity Jones will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Howard was nominated for his leading role in 2006’s “Hustle & Flow.” His other films include Oscar-winning Best Picture “Crash” (2004), “Ray” (2004), “Iron Man” (2008), “Prisoners” (2013), “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013) and “St. Vincent” (2014).  Howard currently stars in the hit television series “Empire.”  His upcoming films include “Term Life” and “Cardboard Boxer.”

Jones is nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Theory of Everything.” Her previous film credits include “The Tempest” (2010), “Like Crazy” (2011), “The Invisible Woman” (2013) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014). Jones’ upcoming films include “True Story,” “Autobahn,”  “A Monster Calls” and “Inferno.”

Oscar presenters and performers include:

Presenters:

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, »

- Michelle McCue

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Terrence Howard, Felicity Jones More Among 2015 Oscar Presenters (Updated)

17 February 2015 1:04 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Terrence Howard, Felicity Jones, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum have just been announced as presenters for this year's 87th Academy Awards, held on Sunday, February 22. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, "50 Shades" star Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy and Margot Robbie were added yesterday. We'll also see: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Oscar vet Shirley MacLaineJennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer. 2015 Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also present. Last but definitely not least, we'll see John Travolta, who hopefully won't repeat his infamous 2014 meme-generating "Adele Dazeem" »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Liam Neeson to present at Oscars 2015

16 February 2015 2:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Channing Tatum and Liam Neeson are among the latest star names to be announced as presenters at this year's Academy Awards.

Idris Elba, Jason Bateman and Ansel Elgort have also been named as awards presenters by Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

The seven actors join the list of 32 presenters and three performers who have already been named as attending this year's ceremony.

These include Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts, Shirley MacLaine, Miles Teller, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, David Oyelowo and Sienna Miller.

Nominees including Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also be on hand to present awards.

Lady Gaga was added to the list of performers last week, joining Jennifer Hudson, Anna Kendrick, Rita Ora, Adam Levine and John Legend.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, »

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Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

15 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.

Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones.

“He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said Minne, who is working on a documentary and a book about Jourdan.

In Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 musical confection “Gigi,” Jourdan starred with Leslie Caron and Chevalier in an effort from the “My Fair Lady” team of Lerner & Loewe, turning the Collette tale into a Frenchified version of “Pygmalion.” The New York Times said, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

15 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.

Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones.

“He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said Minne, who is working on a documentary and a book about Jourdan.

In Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 musical confection “Gigi,” Jourdan starred with Leslie Caron and Chevalier in an effort from the “My Fair Lady” team of Lerner & Loewe, turning the Collette tale into a Frenchified version of “Pygmalion.” The New York Times said, »

- Carmel Dagan

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2015 Oscars presenters: Kevin Hart, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pratt

12 February 2015 1:41 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's all happening. Oscars preparations, that is. The set is being finalized, the producers are bound and determined to turn it into the Grammys or the Tonys, hopeful nominees are polishing their speeches and talent is being tapped to make an appearance on the show to present awards and special moments. This year's list of presenters is more or less familiar. It's a cross-section of the industry, hot topics like Dakota Johnson and Chris Pratt roped in alongside legends like Meryl Streep and John Travolta. Last year's acting winners — Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o — have also been asked back, following the tradition of presenting to this year's acting class. Check out the running list of presenters announced so far below. Who are you most looking forward to seeing grace the Dolby Theater stage? Ben Affleck Jennifer Aniston Jason Bateman Cate Blanchett Jessica Chastain Marion Cotillard Benedict Cumberbatch »

- Kristopher Tapley

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