7 items from 2011
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
Sean Young Actress Sean Young 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 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 (Ghost Story, The Fan, The Hunger), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV talk show personality Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Among Young's credits are James Ivory's Jane Austen in Manhattan, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, David Lynch's Dune, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, Roger Donaldson's Now Way Out, and Joel Schumacher's Cousins. Also, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Boost, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Motel Blue, and Poor White Trash. Her leading men included Harrison Ford, »
- D. Zhea
It's that time of year again - pumpkins line porches, bags of candy fill the drugstore shelves, and children everywhere are encouraged by their parents to ring the bells of strangers' houses and demand handouts.
Halloween season also is the one time of year where it's pretty much impossible to avoid horror movies. If you're a horror fan like I am, there's really no change in your viewing habits because you were probably going to be watching Suspiria and The Abominable Dr. Phibes tonight anyway. But if you're only a seasonal horror fan, it can be a bit daunting to navigate the sea of bloody entertainments that flood the airwaves this time of year.
To that end, we've put together a list of over 50 horror movies that are as funny as they are scary (whether intentionally or by accident). Hopefully with the list below as a reference, even the most »
- Brian Juergens
Anyone who’s familiar with my writing will know that I have a great love of under-appreciated actors. I’ll use any opportunity available to praise their work, and draw attention to films and performances that sometimes pass by relatively unnoticed.
Michael Biehn, for my money, is the most under-appreciated actor of them all. I’m sure most of our readers hold him in high regard, since he’s starred in several of the greatest films ever made, but to the general public, he’s less widely recognised.
Recently, we had the tremendous opportunity to have a rather lengthy and incredibly in-depth one-on-one chat to screen legend, Michael Biehn, spanning his entire career from The Fan, back in 1981, to his forthcoming directorial debut, The Victim (which I hasten to add he's very excited about).
During the course of the interview, the topic of the Terminator films inevitably arose, with Biehn being kind enough to humour us with his audition story through to his scepticism about initially becoming part of the first film. He was extremely frank in conversation, and as you'll see below, has taken no involvement in the last two Terminator films at all, through a sheer lack of interest.
Biehn has always maintained the same stance over the years towards the sequels, though, »
Lauren Bacall (top); Bacall, Mimi Rogers in Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces (bottom) In her 2005 autobiography By Myself and Then Some, Lauren Bacall's updated version of her 1978 bestseller By Myself, the two-time Tony Award-winning actress (for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981) candidly discusses the ballyhoo surrounding her first — and to date only — Academy Award nomination for Barbra Streisand's 1996 romantic comedy-melodrama The Mirror Has Two Faces. Apart from a few film career lulls, Bacall had been working steadily in front of the camera since her film début in Howard Hawks' 1945 adventure-drama To Have and Have Not. But whether as mere on-screen decoration (Key Largo, Bright Leaf, Young Man with a Horn) or as a reliable leading lady (How to Marry a Millionaire, Woman's World, The Fan), she had been invariably ignored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [...] »
- Andre Soares
Lauren Bacall, Mimi Rogers in Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces Julie Christie, Judi Dench, Peter Fonda: Oscar Veterans 1997 Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Barbra Streisand's domineering mother in the Streisand-directed melodrama The Mirror Has Two Faces. In one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history, Bacall lost to Juliette Binoche, who was one of the leads in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient. The Mirror Has Two Faces earned Bacall her first Oscar nomination. She began her film career in Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not in 1945. Among Bacall's other film credits are Hawks' The Big Sleep (1946), John Huston's Key Largo (1948), Jean Negulesco's How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and Ed Bianchi's The Fan (1981). »
- Andre Soares
7 items from 2011
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