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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Phenomenal Allen as Too-Good-to-Be-True U.S. V.P. Candidate in Highly Watchable But Ultimately Coy Political Thriller

26 May 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Contender' movie hero: Joan Allen as the virtuous Sen. Laine Hanson. 'The Contender' movie: Exceptional Joan Allen in intriguing but ultimately wimpy political drama "Principles only mean anything when we stick by them when they're inconvenient," says Senator Laine Hanson, played by Joan Allen in Rod Lurie's The Contender. Senator Hanson should know. In Lurie's political drama, the poor Democratic senator is grilled by a Republican inquisitor with a bad hairdo (Gary Oldman) who wants to prevent at all costs her being confirmed as the next Vice President of the United States. Even if that means destroying Hanson's political career by making public the senator's alleged participation in an orgy during her college days.* Now, why such hatred? Well, the Republican watchdog is certain that the U.S. president (Jeff Bridges) has chosen Sen. Hanson because of her gender instead of her qualifications for the job. Adding insult to injury, »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: WB Queen Davis Sensational as Passionately Cold-Hearted Murderess

7 May 2015 10:42 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Letter' 1940, with Bette Davis 'The Letter' 1940 movie: Bette Davis superb in masterful studio era production Directed by William Wyler and adapted by Howard Koch from W. Somerset Maugham's 1927 play, The Letter is one of the very best films made during the Golden Age of the Hollywood studios. Wyler's unsparing, tough-as-nails handling of the potentially melodramatic proceedings; Bette Davis' complex portrayal of a passionate woman who also happens to be a self-absorbed, calculating murderess; and Tony Gaudio's atmospheric black-and-white cinematography are only a few of the flawless elements found in this classic tale of deceit. 'The Letter': 'U' for 'Unfaithful' The Letter begins in the dark of night, as a series of gunshots are heard in a Malayan rubber plantation. Leslie Crosbie (Bette Davis) walks out the door of her house firing shots at (barely seen on camera) local playboy Jeff Hammond, who falls dead on the ground. »

- Andre Soares

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Empire's Taraji P. Henson Talks Auditioning to Be Olivia Pope and Her Trick to Keeping Sex Scenes Professional

20 March 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taraji P. Henson is no longer Taraji P. Henson. And she's thrilled about that! But before the actress became known to America as Cookie (her character on Fox's breakout hit Empire), she had her sights set on another name: Olivia Pope. The Oscar nominee, 44, told Angie Martinez on her Power 105.1 radio show that she auditioned to play Scandal's Beltway fixer, but she knew it was a long shot."When I went in to read for Shonda Rhimes, in my mind I was like, 'This is Kerry Washington. Why am I even in here?' It was hers. It was her job, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Empire's Taraji P. Henson Talks Auditioning to Be Olivia Pope and Her Trick to Keeping Sex Scenes Professional

20 March 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taraji P. Henson is no longer Taraji P. Henson. And she's thrilled about that! But before the actress became known to America as Cookie (her character on Fox's breakout hit Empire), she had her sights set on another name: Olivia Pope. The Oscar nominee, 44, told Angie Martinez on her Power 105.1 radio show that she auditioned to play the Scandal's Beltway fixer, but she knew it was a long shot."When I went in to read for Shonda Rhimes, in my mind I was like, 'This is Kerry Washington. Why am I even in here?' It was hers. It was her job, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Big names boost 'The Wrecking Crew' documentary poster and promo spot: Exclusive

6 March 2015 11:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Oscar-winning doc "20 Feet From Stardom" put a massive limelight onto the singers who helped to back some of the most beloved tracks in popular music history. Similarly, "The Wrecking Crew" aims to celebrate some of the most vaunted session musicians who amplified an important era in the rock 'n' roll annuls and formed what would be called the West Coast Sound. The Wrecking Crew was the group of musicians that played some of the Beach Boys' best known songs on record, for Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Herb Alpert and the Byrds; for great theme songs and jingles, as part of Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound" formula and beloved Motown records... As the exclusive TV spot above says, the Wrecking Crew were star-makers by simply being the behind-the-scenes stars themselves. You just may have never met them properly. So extend your hand: "The Wrecking Crew" heads to »

- Katie Hasty

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Review: 'Cinderella' conjures some new magic from a classic tale

2 March 2015 3:32 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the past half decade Walt Disney Studios has spent a great deal of time and money to create live action versions of some of their own animated classics.  While these films have performed at the box office, creatively they were often lacking.  The studio may have finally found its own fairy godmother in the form of director Kenneth Branagh and his new adaptation of “Cinderella.” The Oscar nominated filmmaker is best known for shepherding new versions of "Hamlet" and "Henry V" to the big screen.  The former was released almost 20 years ago, but Branagh earned a reputation for bringing a modern sense of realism to Shakespeare's creations even if the stories were still set in the distant past.  This talent made him a smart choice to direct the underrated "Thor" and an even better hire for a movie that could have been just another shell for Disney’s consumer product division. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Review: "Assignment K" (1967) Starring Stephen Boyd And Camilla Sparv, Sony Choice Collection DVD

1 February 2015 3:55 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

I have seen virtually every James Bond clone released by major studios during the 1960s but "Assignment K" had eluded me until it was released as a burn-to-order title by the Sony Choice Collection. I was expecting another low-brow effort done on a small budget and perhaps affording some guilty pleasures throughout. However, "Assignment K" was a pleasant surprise. It's an intelligently written, well-acted espionage yarn that goes to some lengths to avoid Bondisms in favor of a realistic scenario populated by realistic characters. The film was directed by the woefully under-rated Val Guest, whose talents were generally dismissed at the time as workmanlike competence but which today seem much more impressive. (Guest had some spy movie experience, having previously directed key segments of the multi-director farce "Casino Royale".) 

Stephen Boyd stars as Philip Scott, a high-powered executive of a London-based toy company. When we first meet him, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Q&A: Bradley Cooper on ‘American Sniper,’ Packing on 40 Pounds and Turning 40

5 January 2015 1:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even if “American Sniper” missed out on Golden Globe nominations, it still emerged as one of the big winners of the holiday season. Clint Eastwood’s drama about Navy Seal Chris Kyle has grossed a stellar $2.2 million since it opened in only four theaters on Christmas, and the Warner Bros. release expands on Jan. 16.

The Oscar best-actor race is especially overcrowded this year, but as ballots are due on Wednesday, voters should take a look — if they haven’t already — at Bradley Cooper’s career-best performance. It’s a transformation that had Kyle’s widow Taya in tears the first time she saw the film, and she’s been talking about how Cooper captured her husband’s essence. In the last few weeks, many actors, including Ben Affleck, Jane Fonda, Julia Roberts and Jonah Hill, have also been singing Cooper’s praises.

To play Kyle, Cooper spent six months working out 4.5 hours a day, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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