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The accepted wisdom about Jack Nicholson has him comfortably ensconced in the pantheon of great actors whose careers came of age in the 1970s, and who have given us, between them (Nicholson, De Niro, Pacino, Streep, Hoffman et al) a ludicrously high proportion of cinema's most inarguable, evergreen classics. Nicholson alone scorched a trail through that decade, boasting 17 titles between "Easy Rider" (1969) and "The Shining" (1980), including further all-out masterpieces "Chinatown," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Five Easy Pieces," "The Last Detail," and "Carnal Knowledge." The baseline we judge off when it comes to Nicholson is high indeed. And so it's hardly surprising that the accepted wisdom also has Nicholson on a graceful, but perceptible downward curve since then, with the high watermarks of his later career coming further apart, peppering the eighties, but popping up more sparsely in the nineties and noughties. Then again, over the course of the last two decades, »
- The Playlist Staff
I've mentioned before how several years ago I created a list using Roger Ebert's Great Movies, Oscar Best Picture winners, IMDb's Top 250, etc. and began going through them doing my best to see as many of the films on these lists that I had not seen as I possibly could to up my film I.Q. Well, someone has gone through the exhaustive effort to take all of the films Roger Ebert wrote about in his three "Great Movies" books, all of which are compiled on his website and added them to a Letterbxd list and I've added that list below. I'm not positive every movie on his list is here, but by my count there are 363 different titles listed (more if you count the trilogies, the Up docs and Decalogue) and of those 363, I have personally seen 229 and have added an * next to those I've seen. Clearly I have some work to do, »
- Brad Brevet
I've mentioned before how several years ago I created a list using Roger Ebert's Great Movies, Oscar Best Picture winners, IMDb's Top 250, etc. and began going through them doing my best to see as many of the films on these lists that I had not seen as I possibly could to up my film I.Q. Well, someone has gone through the exhaustive effort to take all of the films Roger Ebert wrote about in his three "Great Movies" books, all of which are compiled on his website and added them to a Letterbxd list and I've added that list below. I'm not positive every movie on his list is here, but by my count there are 362 different titles listed (more if you count the trilogies and Decalogue) and of those 362, I have personally seen 229 and have added an * next to those I've seen. Clearly I have some work to do, »
- Brad Brevet
If it seems like a friend has died, that's because Roger Ebert made us feel like we knew him. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose columns read like letters from a pal. He sat next to Gene Siskel on Sneak Previews and At the Movies, but it felt like he was just on the other end of our couches. He democratized film criticism, fought passionately for better movies and showed us what living - and dying - with grace really meant. If that's not a friend, then maybe I'm unclear on the definition. Related: Chaz Ebert: Roger Smiled »
- Alynda Wheat
Festival favorites like "Before Midnight," "Don Jon," "Spring Breakers" and "The Spectacular Now" have made lots of noise at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, but one film exclusive to the Austin gathering that has many whispering notes of praise is "Short Term 12."
Directed by Destin Cretin, "Short Term 12" focuses on a young woman named Grace (Brie Larson), who is fighting as many demons as some of the children she takes care of in a foster care facility (standouts among the supporting cast include actress Kaitlyn Dever and newcomer Keith Stanfield). After the world premiere screening at SXSW on Sunday morning, Cretin cited "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" as inspiration; with Larson carrying such a heavy burden in the leading role, though, "Short Term 12" often recalls the Ryan Gosling film "Half Nelson" in the best ways possible. (Gosling, for what it's worth, received a Best Actor nomination for depicting his troubled educator. »
- Christopher Rosen
The new horror anthology "The ABCs of Death" wants to give gorehounds what they want in alphabetical order by representing each of their 26 segments with a letter. That's fine with us, since we always have plenty of death scenes organized with the Dewey Decimal System, and here are 15 of the most memorable, bloody, and enjoyable ones in the bunch.
Oh yeah, um, spoilers.
Taketoki Washizu in 'Throne of Blood' (1957)
'A' is for 'Arrows'
In one of Akira Kurosawa's many samurai epics with star/badass supreme Toshiro Mifune, the two of them created the kind of arrow-related death that "Lord of the Rings" elf Legolas must dream about at night. By the time this Macbeth stand-in is done for he's got more wood in him than Jenna Jameson and resembles a stoned porcupine. Sayonara, sucker!
- Max Evry
Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won Best Actor Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 1975 and "As Good as It Gets" in 1997. He also won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 1983's "Terms of Endearment."
Here's the rest of the press release:
.Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world,. said Zadan and Meron. .Their participation in this year.s Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today. »
Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and As Good As It Gets (1997). He also won the award for supporting actor in 1983 for Terms of Endearment.
"Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world. Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today. »
This Sunday's Oscars was already slated to boast a slew of past Academy Awards champs. And, on Friday, came the news that one of Oscar's favorite leading men -- Jack Nicholson -- will make his first appearance on the kudocast in five years. (See the full line-up here.) -Insertgroups:12- Nicholson is the only man living with three acting Oscars (Walter Brennan won Supporting Actor three times in 1936, 1938 and 1940). He won Best Actor for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "As Good As It Gets" (1997) as well as the supporting prize for "Terms of Endearment" (1983). This year, Daniel Day-Lewis ("My Left Foot," "There Will Be Blood") is likely to join this exclusive club, winning Best Actor for "Lincoln." -Addprediction:85:4:Click to predict Best Picture Oscar:addprediction- Nicholson last appeared on the Oscars in 2007 when he presented a montage of 80 years »
Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year's Oscar telecast, adding some old- school prestige to the proceedings. They also bring an impressive track record of Oscar victories. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won three statues for his leading performances in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "As Good as It Gets" (1997) and for his supporting work in "Terms of Endearment" (1983). He has also become an Oscars fixture over the years, with his trademark sunglasses and leer enlivening many a telecast. Hoffman has been nominated »
- Brent Lang
Multiple Academy Award® winners Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year's Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and As Good as It Gets (1997). He also won the award for supporting actor in 1983 for Terms of Endearment . Hoffman, who has been nominated seven times, won for his leading performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). "Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world," said Zadan and Meron. "Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and »
Some might say there are certain classic songs, and films, that should be 'listed', with attempts at reproduction strictly forbidden
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Many a musical atrocity has been committed in the name of charity. Take, for example, this Simon Cowell-masterminded cover of Everybody Hurts, on which music world A-listers Jason Orange, Susan Boyle, Joe McElderry and Westlife butchered the Rem song to raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
And then there was the 2004 version of Do They Know It's Christmas?, raising funds for Darfur by getting contemporary pop stars to do a weak approximation of the 1984 original, before tacking on a wildly misjudged rap from Dizzee Rascal just to make sure the whole endeavour was as awful as it could possibly be.
The latest charity record to raise the ire of music fans is this year's Comic Relief single – a cover »
- Adam Boult
With the Oscars just around the corner, you may be running to your local multiplex in the hopes of crossing a few more contenders off your to-watch list. But for those of you who need a break before Hollywood's biggest day -- but still want to pay homage to the craft -- your trusty Moviefone editors have compiled a list of other big winners you might want to watch. Below are some of our favorite Oscar winners of all time. "Schindler's List" (Winner, Best Picture) This dour, intense film won Best Picture in 1993, and rightfully so. A labor of love by masterworker Steven Spielberg, it's the most expensive black-and-white film ever made, and his first R-rated movie. Based on a true story, the film follows German businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) as he slowly comes to realize the atrocities of The Holocaust all around him. Eventually, after witnessing the horror of Nazi persecution, »
- Jessie Heyman
Vimeo user Nelson Carvajal created the following 4:09 minute video, which features a brief snippet from every single Best Picture Oscar winner from Wings to The Artists and everything in-between. He even added clips from this year's nominees -- Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour, Django Unchained and Beasts of the Southern Wild -- at the end in prep for this Sunday's, 2013 Oscar ceremony. I am busy putting together my final predictions for this year's ceremony and at this point I'm not sure there's anything I'd change. I will be posting an article with all my predictions soon enough, but if you'd like to check them out, you can do so right here. I've included a list of all the Best Picture winners directly below the video. 2011 - The Artist 2010 - The King's Speech 2009 - The Hurt Locker 2008 - Slumdog Millionaire 2007 - »
- Brad Brevet
Oscar telecast producers revealed that Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters. Aniston's credits include "The Switch," "Marley and Me," "The Break-Up," "Along Came Polly," "Bruce Almighty," "The Good Girl" and "Office Space." She most recently co-starred with Rudd in "Wanderlust."
Here's the rest of the press release:
Douglas has won Oscars® for his performance as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters on the 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
Douglas has won Oscars for his performance as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Douglas, Rudd, Aniston, and Foxx: 85th Academy Awards ceremony presenters Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, and Best Actor Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Michael Douglas will be presenters at the 85th Academy Awards show, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have said. A former TV star (Friends), Aniston's film appearances includes those in The Break-Up, The Switch, Bruce Almighty, Marley and Me, with Owen Wilson, Along Came Polly, The Good Girl and Office Space. Most recently, Aniston and Paul Rudd were featured in the critical and box-office flop Wanderlust. The screen couple had better luck with the romantic comedy-drama The Object of My Affection, which came out in the late 1990s. Rudd, for his part, has been featured in both leading and supporting roles in more than 50 motion pictures, frequently in broad, low-brow comedies. Among his credits are the Judd Apatow-directed comedy This Is 40, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, I Love You, »
- Anna Robinson
Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Aniston's credits include The Switch , Marley & Me , The Break-Up , Along Came Polly , Bruce Almighty , The Good Girl and Office Space . She most recently co-starred with Rudd in Wanderlust . Douglas has won Oscars® for his performance as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest . Foxx, who garnered a Supporting Actor nomination for Collateral , took home an Oscar for his title role in Ray . Rudd's credits include This Is 40 , I Love You, Man , Role Models , Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin . »
The Exorcist is one of the most haunting and terrifying stories ever committed to celluloid and, despite the litany of possession films and advancements in computer graphics that now dominate the horror landscape, it has remained a classic because it manages to situate the fantastic in the realistic. Director William Friedkin's 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel continues to draw an audience because though it's a terrifying tale, it is also a deeply human story.
At the center of The Exorcist is a young girl, Regan MacNeil, played by Linda Blair, and it is her possession that sets the movie on its course, but the film itself is held to together by Blair's work. Though only 13 years old at the time of shooting, her performance has become one of the most iconic and celebrated in horror. As the film progresses, Regan changes from a sweet young girl into a terrifying demonic figure, »
- Alexandra West
1.) Albert Brooks is returning to voice Nemo's father, Marlin, in Finding Nemo 2. Ellen DeGeneres is also expected to return as the forgetful Dory with Andrew Stanton set to direct. At this point there are no plot details, though a 2016 release date is expected. Deadline 2.) Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is attached to direct an adaptation of John Grisham's "The Racketeer" for Fox and New Regency. The book sees a federal judge murdered at a lakeside cabin and the contents of his safe emptied. The only man who knows the whos and whys is a former attorney serving time in federal prison who hopes to parlay that into getting revenge on the people who put him there. THR 3.) More Twilight fan fiction is targeting a big screen adaptation while Universal tries to figure out what they're going to do with Fifty Shades of Grey. Constantin Film has acquired movie »
- Brad Brevet
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