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Film Score Icons Williams, Morricone and Horner Loom Large in Oscar Race

9 December 2015 12:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to movie maestros, few are held in higher esteem than John Williams, Ennio Morricone and James Horner, all of whom have scores in contention during the current awards season.

Williams, 83, touts a record 49 Oscar music nominations (and five wins, for such classics as “Jaws,” “Star Wars” and “E.T.”) and may well earn a 50th for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” his seventh score for the franchise.

“When we did the first film in London, we all thought, that’s a nice little film,” Williams says. “It captured the world’s imagination in a way that I certainly couldn’t have anticipated.”

For the new edition, Williams has written a handful of themes for characters including Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Poe (Oscar Isaac), along with “a major march piece” for the Resistance and a choral fanfare for Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) that inspired »

- Jon Burlingame

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James Woods Trashes Obama for ‘Shocking Failure to Lead’

19 November 2015 3:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You need not wonder what James Woods thinks of President Obama, or the President’s refugee policy; he’ll tell you without even asking. “Once Upon a Time in America” actor and outspoken conservative Woods has once again made his opinion on the matters of the day known, this time trashing Obama for his apparent “shocking failure to lead.” The assessment came as Woods reflected on the current debate over allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. Also Read: James Woods Loses Legal Bid to Learn Twitter Foe's Name in 'Cocaine Addict' Lawsuit Woods linked to an article in which »

- Tim Kenneally

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James Woods Loses Legal Bid to Learn Twitter Foe’s Name in ‘Cocaine Addict’ Lawsuit

30 October 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Woods has failed to sniff out the identity of the person who called him a cocaine addict on Twitter. A judge has shot down the “Once Upon a Time in America” actor’s bid to reveal the name of his social-media nemesis, who Woods is suing for $10 million. In an order issued Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana, denied Woods’ motion for discovery to determine, among other things, the identity of the defendant, who tweets under the handle Abe List. Also Read: James Woods Slams Bernie Sanders: 'You Utter Moron' “As to discovery of defendant Abe List’s identity, »

- Tim Kenneally

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10 Classic Movies That The Critics Originally Hated

29 October 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Film critics are paid to do the job they have for one reason: they make mistakes less frequently than everybody else who has an opinion on film. All that talk of “everybody should make their own mind up” and “everyone’s a critic” surely becomes moot when you hold a review written by Roger Ebert next to that of the average IMDb commenter. The film critic earned that position by being a trusted guide, whereas the average viewer, to put it plainly, just hasn’t.

Still, no one is infallible – even the trusty movie critic gets it wrong on occasion. When critics across the board get it wrong, though? That’s another deal entirely. Put it down to the danger of groupthink, or the movie under review simply being too ahead of its time for the critics circle to fully appreciate it, but sometimes movie critics come together to make almighty errors in judgement. »

- Brogan Morris

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James Woods Slams Bernie Sanders: ‘You Utter Moron’

20 October 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hey, here’s a shocker — James Woods isn’t a big fan of Bernie Sanders. Or at least Bernie Sanders’ thoughts on China. The “Once Upon a Time in America” star and outspoken conservative put Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Sanders on blast via Twitter Monday, tearing into the politician and calling him an “utter moron.” Woods hurled the insult in response to a tweet sent by Sanders that read, “China – not exactly seen as a model when it comes to human rights – provides 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. The Us provides zero.” Also Read: James Woods Slams Obama. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Top Hollywood Stars That Compete In The World Series Of Poker

8 October 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Celebrities and poker go together like peas and gravy… to quote Forrest Gump. The World Series Of Poker is a series of poker tournaments held in Las Vegas every year, and for many years, the event has attracted a number of celebrities to the poker rooms of Caesar’s Palace. You’d be surprised as to who likes to hit the tables, stack their chips and go for gold in the Wsop, as many of them are some really quite well-known actors. Here. we take a look at a few of them.

Ray Romano

First up is Ray Romano, he of Everybody Loves Raymond fame. The actor, who popped up in a movie called Rob The Mob last year, is a regular at the World Series Of Poker, and in 2013 achieved a personal best by making it to the third day of play. This year, Romano appeared at the Wsop once again, »

- The Hollywood News

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Scorsese and De Niro together again in 2016?

3 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

It’s no secret that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors that ever lived. Just look at the list of classics: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, »

- Jordan Ruimy

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James Woods Slams Obama Over Oregon School Shooting Reaction

3 October 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actor James Woods has ripped into President Obama over the chief executive’s response to the deadly shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. The “Once Upon a Time in America” star took to Twitter and lambasted the president on Friday. Woods was apparently irked by what he felt was Obama’s insufficient attention to reports that the suspected shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, singled out Christians in Thursday’s rampage. “Hate crime massacre of Christians finally silences Obama,” Woods wrote, adding the hashtag, “#LiberalLaryngitis.” Also Read: 'The View' Refuses to 'Glorify' Oregon Shooter: 'We Aren't Saying His Name' Woods continued to trash Obama on Saturday, »

- Tim Kenneally

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1984

8 September 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The year that gave us Gremlins, Ghostbusters and The Temple Of Doom also gave us these 20 underappreciated movies...

It's been said that 1984 was a vintage year for movies, and looking back, it's easy to see why. The likes of Ghostbusters and Gremlins served up comedy, action and the macabre in equal measure. James Cameron's The Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's star status and gave us one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of the decade.

This was also the year where the Coen brothers made their screen debut with the stunning thriller Blood Simple, and when the Zucker brothers followed up Airplane! with the equally hilarious Top Secret! And we still haven't even mentioned Beverly Hills Cop, This Is Spinal Tap, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and the unexpectedly successful romantic comedy, Splash. Then there was Milos Forman's sumptuous period drama Amadeus, which »

- ryanlambie

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Actor Woods Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Targets Twitter Users: Slander Case or Attack on Freedom of Speech Online?

31 August 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Woods in 'Videodrome.' James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the potentially dangerous precedent of a $10 million lawsuit the 68-year-old entertainer filed against a Twitter user last July. The lawsuit was followed by a subpoena demanding that the social media giant reveal the user's identity and that of another user with whom Woods has been embroiled in the (generally) no-holds-barred Twitterverse. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, these days the two-time Oscar-nominated Woods is best known for a supporting role as a right-wing sociopath in Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as a liberal-minded U.S. president despised by Woods' character), and for his relentless, »

- Zac Gille

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Ariana Grande to appear on Andrea Bocelli's new album

21 August 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Ariana Grande is to feature on Andrea Bocelli's new album. The 22-year-old pop star and the 56-year-old Italian have teamed up for the emotion-filled duet 'Once Upon a Time in America/Malena', with the song set to feature on Bocelli's new album 'Cinema', Entertainment Tonight reports. The eagerly-awaited new record is inspired by the greatest movie songs and has been recorded in five different languages - Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian. Bocelli has revealed 'Cinema' is a dream he's ''harboured for decades''. He explained: ''If films are a 'dream factory,' the music that supports them embraces these dreams and heightens all of the magic and emotional vitality. ''My invitation, my token is for these immortal 'classics' to merge with the experiences, with the most precious memories, with the emotions of every listener, to become the inimitable soundtrack to their life.'' Another artist who is keen »

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Blu-ray Review – Videodrome (1983)

17 August 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Videodrome, 1983.

Directed by David Cronenberg.

Starring James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Les Carlson, Peter Dvorsky and Jack Creley.


A cable TV channel owner wants to broadcast ‘Videodrome’, the most extreme programme on the network, but discovers that the show is front for a sinister global conspiracy.

Videodrome was the right film at the right time for director David Cronenberg (The Brood/Rabid). Cronenberg’s previous two movies – 1979’s The Brood and 1981’s Scanners – had seen the director rise above the grimy aesthetic of his early works and the quality of his productions get smoother but still retain his core themes of body horror, mutation and disease, and with the burgeoning home video market bringing all sorts of fears about moral corruption into the media headlines, Cronenberg was at the right place in his career to make a statement in his own unique way.

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- Gary Collinson

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Dismal 'Four': Worst domestic opening weekend of big budget superhero movie in recent memory?

7 August 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Fantastic Four' 2015 with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, The Thing (Jamie Bell) and Michael B. Jordan. 'Fantastic Four' 2015 box office: A costly domestic flop in the making? Fantastic Four 2015, a 20th Century Fox release “in association with Marvel Entertainment,” is about to become the biggest big-budget superhero(es) dud at the domestic office since at least The Green Hornet (not to be confused with the equally underwhelming Green Lantern) four years ago. Directed by Josh Trank, who dissed the film's final edit on Twitter (see more details below), Fantastic Four stars Kate Mara (Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman), Miles Teller (Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm / The Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm / The Thing). A while back, Fantastic Four became the subject of ardent arguments because of Michael B. Jordan's ethnicity: unlike the Fruitvale Station actor, the comic books' Johnny Storm is white. »

- Zac Gille

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James Woods Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over Cocaine Addiction Claim

30 July 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Woods would like to make one thing crystal-clear: He’s no coke addict. “Once Upon a Time in America” actor Woods has filed a $10 million lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user for allegedly accusing Woods of being hooked on coke. According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday,, a Twitter user who goes under the handle Abe List has engaged in a campaign of “childish name-calling” against Woods since at least December 2014, calling him “prick,” “clown-boy,” “joke,” “ridiculous” and “scum.” Also Read: Lindsay Lohan Sues Fox News for Allegedly Smearing Her Reputation But according to Woods’ complaint. »

- Tim Kenneally

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James Woods sues Twitter user for $10m after being called 'cocaine addict'

30 July 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-nominated actor has filed a defamation lawsuit against ‘Abe List’, who has targeted him with ‘reckless and malicious’ insults

James Woods is taking legal action against a Twitter user who has sent defamatory tweets to the actor, labelling him a “cocaine addict”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Once Upon a Time in America star has filed a $10m lawsuit against a user known as “Abe List”. Woods’ actions were triggered specifically by Al’s accusation that he is a “cocaine addict”.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Ennio Morricone announces a 2016 world tour, is visiting London in February

3 June 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Composer Ennio Morricone is going on a worldwide tour to celebrate 60 years in the film industry.

Morricone will travel across the globe from January 2016 to cities including Prague, Dublin and Amsterdam.

The tour will arrive at Dublin's 3Arena on February 14 and London's O2 Arena on February 16.

During his years in the industry, Morricone has composed music for more than 500 films and TV shows, including Django Unchained, The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (June 5). Further cities will be announced soon.

Morricone said: "Performing my work live in all these different cities for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience."

The Ennio Morricone 2016 tour dates as they stand:

January 15 - Prague, O2 Arena

January 17 - Budapest, Papp Laszlo Arena

January 19 - Bratislava, Slovnaft Arena

February 14 - Dublin, 3Arena

February 16 - London, »

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A Moon In The Water conversation with Gay Talese, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 May 2015 3:18 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Gay Talese in China: Through The Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in front of Anna May Wong's Travis Banton dress from Alexander Hall's Limehouse Blues. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Grandmaster director Wong Kar Wai, as artistic director of China: Through The Looking Glass, magically merges film with fashion and the museum's collection. Michelangelo Antonioni's Chung Kuo - Cina, Jiang Wen's In the Heat Of The Sun, Yonggang Wu's The Goddess, Zhang Yimou's Hero, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Flowers Of Shanghai, D.W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms, Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In America, Richard Quine's The World Of Suzy Wong, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, Vincente Minnelli's Ziegfeld Follies and Wong's The Hand From Eros, are among the clips selected that tie in beautiful layers of meaning.

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- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Movies This Week: May 8-14, 2015

8 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

This weekend, the Austin Film Society is bringing She's Lost Control back to town. Caitlin caught the film on opening night at SXSW 2014. She reported: "An intense and dark slice of life, the film focuses on a woman who works as a sex surrogate while she finishes a Master's degree in psychology in New York City. Often hard-hitting and true but sometimes a little frustrating, I can't fully call this a "must-see" but I know this movie will definitely stick with me..." It plays tonight and again on Sunday afternoon at the Marchesa.

On Sunday evening, Afs will be presenting the work of two master animators. Don Hertzfeldt's award-winning short World Of Tomorrow is being paired with Cheatin', the most recent feature film from Bill Plympton. Richard Linklater's schedule last week didn't allow him to be in attendance for the Sid & Nancy screening, so another screening has been »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Artie Lange on his inevitable 'Howard Stern' flameout: 'It ended the only way it can end'

20 April 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All due respect to "Mad TV" and "Dirty Work" fans, but for this writer Artie Lange's greatest performance will always be his eight-year run on "The Howard Stern Show." From 2001 to 2009, the gravelly-voiced comedian worked as the King of All Media's brash, no-nonsense, fan-beloved sidekick, a role that brought him his greatest career success ("It was the closest I ever felt to being a rock star") but also brought his personal demons to the fore. His stint on the show came to an abrupt and chilling end in January 2010, when Lange, at that time addicted to heroin, was hospitalized for eight months following a suicide attempt (an episode he has discussed publicly and wrote about in his 2013 memoir "Crash and Burn"). Five years on from his terrifying downward spiral, Lange has rebounded and continues to work, performing standup gigs and making guest appearances on TV shows including "Louie" and Californication. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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