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Dirty Girl

31 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Dirty Girl

Directed by: Abe Sylvia

Cast: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen, William H. Macy

Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: October 7, 2011

Plot: In 1987 Danielle (Temple) is labelled the school’s “dirty girl.” She runs away to find her daddy and takes closeted gay Clarke and a bag of flour with her on her journey.

Who’S It For? Maybe, just maybe this movie will have some sort of effect on a troubled teen and wake them up, but then again they really shouldn’t be watching this R-rated flick.

Expectations: I had none. No one in the cast makes me truly excited, although I used to look forward to anything Macy was in.

Overall

Respect. It’s something that you earn. It is not just granted. Movies aren’t exempt from this thought. Dirty Girl doesn’t earn my respect. Neither does director Abe Sylvia. »

- Jeff Bayer

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'A Christmas Story': 11 things you may not know about the holiday classic

25 December 2011 10:32 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TBS is in the midst of its annual 24-hour marathon of "A Christmas Story," the 1983 movie about a young boy's (Peter Billingsley) quest for a Bb gun that has become as much a part of the season as "It's a Wonderful Life."

But did you know that Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Ralphie's father? So says TBS, which says Nicholson was offered the role and he was interested. The movie's producers became concerned about what they might have to pay Nicholson, however, and went with Darren McGavin instead.

Here are some other little- to well-known facts about "A Christmas Story."

- Author Jean Shepherd, who narrates the movie and whose book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" is the basis for the film, also has a cameo. He's the annoyed man in the department store who tells Ralphie and Randy the line to see Santa starts back there. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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A Christmas movie story: from merriest to muckiest | Sarah Hughes

21 December 2011 9:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

You already know to avoid CGI Tom Hanks when selecting a Christmas movie, but there are many more holiday bombs to be wary of. Here's a round-up of the best and worst

Baby, it's cold outside. So what better way to warm your toes (and your heart) than by curling up with a Christmas movie? But choose wisely, dear reader. Christmas movies can be a minefield of shmaltz. Allow us to present you with our not-quite-definitive list of the best and worst of the genre.

The best ...

It's A Wonderful Life, 1946

It may be an obvious choice and we may nod in half-hearted agreement with the New York Times' original description of the movie as "sentimental" and "facile" but despite that, Capra's ending still makes me weep.

Best moment: "That's a lie Harry Bailey went to war…' A despairing Jimmy Stewart realizes just what he's lost

See also: Miracle »

- Sarah Hughes

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Looking back at Jon Favreau's Elf

18 December 2011 9:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Just in time for Christmas, Louisa looks back at the holiday classic, Elf, one of the big festive hits of 2003...

Stand-up comedians and self-help gurus are right; the world is indeed divided into two groups of people. They’re wrong though, on what cleaves the two halves apart. It’s not the end from which we squeeze our toothpaste tube, or our stance on incompletely filled glasses of water, it’s divided by those who start their Christmas season with a ritual viewing of Elf, and those who don’t.

Film critic Mark Kermode belongs firmly in the second group after describing Jon Favreau’s 2003 comedy as a “godawful festive romp”, while actor John Barrowman sits happily in the first, having named the Will Ferrell fish-out-of-water flick as his favourite Christmas film. The divide is easily explained. It’s all down to one very special performance.

I’d happily wager »

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The 18th Screen Actors Guild Nominations Are In

15 December 2011 5:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

At this time of year the award ceremonies come thick and fast here is the latest to announce its nominations. The Screen Actors Guild is now in its 18th year and today the nominations for the movies and television shows in contention for the prestigious awards are as follows:-

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

DEMIÁN Bichir / Carlos Galindo – “A Better Life” (Summit Entertainment)

George Clooney / Matt King – “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar Hoover – “J. Edgar” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jean Dujardin / George – “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)

Brad Pitt / Billy Beane – “Moneyball” (Columbia Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Glenn Close / Albert Nobbs – “Albert Nobbs” (Roadside Attractions)

Viola Davis / Aibileen Clark – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)

Meryl Streep / Margaret Thatcher – “The Iron Lady” (The Weinstein Company »

- Craig Hunter

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SAG Award 2012 Nominations: Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, The Artist, Bridesmaids

14 December 2011 3:11 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

DEMIÁN Bichir / Carlos Galindo – A Better Life (Summit Entertainment)

George Clooney / Matt KingThe Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar Hoover – J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jean Dujardin / George – The Artist (The Weinstein Company)

Brad Pitt / Billy Beane – Moneyball (Columbia Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Glenn Close / Albert NobbsAlbert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions)

Viola Davis / Aibileen Clark – The Help (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)

Meryl Streep / Margaret ThatcherThe Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company)

Tilda Swinton / Eva – We Need To Talk About Kevin (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Michelle Williams / Marilyn MonroeMy Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh / Sir Laurence OlivierMy Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

Armie Hammer / Clyde Tolson – J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures »

- Steve Montgomery

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Best Ensemble... Except You Corey Stoll in "Midnight in Paris"!

14 December 2011 10:33 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's become something of a tradition here at The Film Experience to take issue with the Screen Actors Guild and their problematic "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture" prize. Year after year they don't even seek to address an issue that you'd think would matter to the 90,000+ guild members: the preferencing of "names" over character actors, no matter the size or importance of the role. As you may know acting is one of those fields were you're lucky to just be working and those who make millions are few and far between. Yet the guild, which should be protecting their less-famous members often lets them be crushed by fame and its perks (aka getting your own title card or high billing). If you don't have your own title card you usually don't end up in the "ensemble" list. Our interest in this situation was first stirred by »

- NATHANIEL R

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SAG Award Nominations Are In, 'Help,' 'Artist' Lead Way

14 December 2011 8:11 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are in, and Emma Stone is leading the way. Her summer sleeper hit, "The Help," nabbed the most movie nominations with four, followed by Oscar-fav "The Artist" with three and a handful of others with two ("Bridesmaids," "The Descendants," "Moneyball").

On the television side of things, "Modern Family" soared to the top of the pack with five nods, while "30 Rock" and "Dexter" each garnered two. HBO reeled in the most total noms with 11.

The SAG Awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et

Read on for the full list of nominations below.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

DEMIÁN Bichir / Carlos Galindo - “A Better Life” (Summit Entertainment)

George Clooney / Matt King - "The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar Hoover - "J. Edgar" (Warner Bros. Pictures »

- MTV Movies Team

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Nomination​s Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

14 December 2011 6:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center.s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG President Ken Howard introduced Judy Greer (.The Descendants.) and Regina King (TNT.s .Southland. and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Social Media Ambassador) who announced the nominees for this year.s Actors®. SAG Awards Committee Chair Jo Beth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29  at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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Meryl Streep Among Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

14 December 2011 6:21 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

20th Century Fox Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”

Meryl Streep was among the nominees when the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning.

Streep was nominated for her role in “The Iron Lady,” a biopic about British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The Help” was one of the leading candidates with the film’s actors getting a nod for outstanding cast; “The Help” stars Viola Davis (leading role) and Octavia Spencer (supporting role) were also tapped for individual nominations. »

- WSJ Staff

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The Help, The Artist, The Descendants: SAG Awards 2012 Top Contenders/Best Cast

14 December 2011 1:07 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help

The Screen Actors Guild will announce its nominees in a few hours. Here are a few last-minute predictions in the following motion picture categories: Best Cast, Best Actor, Best Actress (or Best Female Actor), Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

For Best Cast — which isn't really an equivalent to Best Picture regardless of what some people say — the most likely contenders in our view are the following:

Alexander Payne's The Descendants (George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Robert Forster, Judy Greer) Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist (Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, James Cromwell) Tate Taylor's The Help (Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cicely Tyson, Mary Steenburgen) Martin Scorsese's Hugo (Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law) J. C. Chandor's Margin Call (Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, »

- Steve Montgomery

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DVD Playhouse December 2011

11 December 2011 5:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—December 2011

By Allen Gardner

The Rules Of The Game (Criterion) Jean Renoir’s classic from 1939 was met with a riot at its premiere and was severely cut by its distributor, available only in truncated form for two decades until it was restored to the grandeur for which it is celebrated today. A biting comedy of manners set in the upstairs and downstairs of a French country estate, the film bitterly vivisects the bourgeoisie with a gentle ferocity that will tickle the laughter in your throat. Renoir co-stars as Octave. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Introduction to the film by Renoir; Commentary written by scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by Peter Bogdanovich; Comparison of the film’s two endings; Selected scene analysis by Renoir scholar Chris Faulkner; Featurettes and vintage film clips; Part one of David Thomson’s “Jean Renoir” BBC documentary; Video essay; Interviews with Renoir, crew members, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Bored to Death 3.08 "Nothing I Can't Handle By Running Away" Review

30 November 2011 3:13 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Bored to Death 3.08 "Nothing I Can't Handle By Running Away" Review

Bored to Death season 3 comes to a close with its latest "Nothing I Can't Handle By Running Away,” the second half of a guest-star packed close that sees Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) coming to terms with the truth of his biological father, while George (Ted Danson) offers to host his daughter's wedding and Ray (Zach Galifianakis) finds comfort in a legion of fans obsessed with his comic books.  The momentum from last week mostly fizzles, but is this the last we'll see of Bored to Death?

There’s talk going around of this being Bored to Death’s last season, thereby making “Nothing I Can’t Handle By Running Away” its last episode, owing largely to meager ratings and the increasingly pressed career of its three leads.  That being the case, “Nothing I Can’t Handle By Running Away" certainly »

- Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Elizabeth Banks talks 'Hunger Games,' a cappella, and more from the set of 'Pitch Perfect'

28 November 2011 11:43 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If Elizabeth Banks took a day off in the last year, we’re not aware of it. In the past 12 months, she’s wrapped the first installment of The Hunger Games (love the accent, Effie), shot a movie with the blue guy from Avatar (the Sam Worthington-starring Man on a Ledge), and snuck in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Speaking of which, she also had a baby. Now she’s hiding out in Baton Rouge, where she’s going behind-the-scenes, producing Pitch Perfect*, a big-screen comedy about, of all things, competitive collegiate a cappella groups, along with her husband, »

- Mickey Rapkin

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Do Some Good Today – Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywoodnews.com

24 November 2011 12:47 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Carlos de Abreu

Hollywoodnews.com: Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywoodnews.com. We want to thank all of our friends, associates, filmmakers and supporters for their continuous support and hard work. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Starz Entertainment, American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers, ArcLight Cinemas, Art Director’s Guild, The Casting Society of America, Celebrity Services, Columbia Pictures, Creative Artists Agency, DreamWorks Skg, Entertainment Tonight, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, Gerry Turnbull, The Hollywood Network, HollywoodNews.com, ICM, Ilm, Johnny Crawford Orchestra, Los Angeles Times, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Variety, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., The Weinstein Company and Yahoo! Movies, Inc., among others. »

- Carlos de Abreu

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Hollywood Gives Back® – Hollywood Film Awards and Hollywood Film Festival

23 November 2011 7:05 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Carlos de Abreu

Hollywoodnews.com: Happy Thanksgiving. We want to thank all of our friends and supporters for their continuous support. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative.

“We greatly appreciate all you have done for us through the Hollywood Awards and our “Everybody Can Save a Life!” video contest. Your efforts have saved many lives.” – Paul Dooley, CEO- MatchingDonors.com

“Because of the generosity of The Hollywood Awards, we have just opened our new building at the Academy for Peace and Justice, the first free secondary school serving the very poor in Port-au-Prince… It is because of You that we are able to help change the lives of the poorest children of Haiti — children whose names I would love you to get to know, and »

- Carlos de Abreu

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Bored to Death 3.07 "Forget the Herring" Review

22 November 2011 12:02 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Bored to Death 3.07 "Forget the Herring" Review

Bored to Death season 3 keeps digging deeper with its latest “Forget the Herring,” another guest-star packed half-hour that sees Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) investigating a new lead in the search for his father, while George (Ted Danson) and Ray (Zach Galifianakis) make desperate gambles of their relationship troubles.  But with only one episode of the season remaining, is this the last we'll see of Bored to Death?

Lately it feels like we have two different kinds of Bored to Death episodes, those heavy with celebrity guest appearances, and those focusing on the interpersonal dynamic of its three leads.  “Forget the Herring” falls into the former, though that’s not any kind of level at the show’s humor, only a minor distracting in an otherwise engaging story.

Two weeks ago with “I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth” it was Sarah Silverman, Mary Steenburgen, »

- Kevin Fitzpatrick

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New Grimm & Sanctuary tonight, interviews with Sasha Roiz and Bear McCreary, VFX Minds panel & general updates

18 November 2011 5:50 PM, PST | CapricaTV | See recent CapricaTV news »

Let's start with Friday night TV.

Grimm 1x04, "Lonelyhearts," airs at 9 pm on NBC. Synopsis:

After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect.

In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz). Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star.

Patrick Fischler (Mad Men, Southland, Lost) guest stars. Blastr has a first look at the creatures from tonight's episode, and you can see a few sneak peeks on NBC.com.

Sasha Roiz did a round of radio interviews this morning. You can listen to them on Blog Talk Radio, MrMedia.com and KeyW.com.

Sanctuary 3x07, "Icebreaker," airs at 10 pm on Syfy. Synopsis:

Henry, Declan and a »

- fanshawe

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Mara Setting Up Home With McDowell

18 November 2011 3:16 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Rooney Mara's romance with budding director Charles McDowell is getting serious - the couple has moved in to a $2 million (£1.25 million) mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

The 26-year-old star of the highly-anticipated thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been dating the filmmaker, the son of A Clockwork Orange veteran Malcolm McDowell, since early 2010 and they are now taking their relationship to the next level by renting out a luxury house in Los Feliz to set up home.

Charles McDowell, 28, is Malcolm's son with second wife Mary Steenburgen. The Oscar-winning actress is now married to Ted Danson. »

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'Powers' pilot undergoing reshoots

18 November 2011 8:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Powers is to undergo a series of reshoots at the request of FX. The network ordered that the comic book adaptation be reworked following its decision to drop another of its pilot series, Outlaw Country, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Outlaw Country, a crime thriller starring Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett, Mary Steenburgen and John Hawkes, had been awaiting a decision from FX for some time after undergoing a similar re-tooling. Powers is a (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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