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31 Great '80s Movies on Netflix Streaming

22 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What's in Netflix's '80s grab bag? Swoony Merchant-Ivory films; a trio of John Hughes romantic comedies; early films with Sean Penn and Matt Dillon; Oscar-winning turns by Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Daniel Day-Lewis; and a few classics you already know by heart.

Mixed in are probably a few critically acclaimed films you've never seen but always meant to, whether it's B-movie fun like "Big Trouble in Little China" or ultra-arty Nc-17 fare like "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover."

(Availability subject to change. DeLorean and pink prom dress not included.)

1. "A Room with a View" (1986) Nr

Helena Bonham Carter is torn between freethinker Julian Sands and stuffy fiancé Daniel Day-Lewis in this sumptuous (and very funny) Merchant-Ivory period romance.

2. "The Accused" (1988) R

It's tough viewing, but Jodie Foster is mesmerizing as a rape victim who faces down her assailants in court.

3. "Bad Boys" (1983) R

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- Sharon Knolle

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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National Lampoon’s Vacation reboot back on track

7 July 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in March we brought you news that the reboot to National Lampoon’s Vacation was moving forward to start shooting in the summer, but then news broke that the movie was put on hold. Well, now it seems that it’s back on again!

The reboot is planned to start shooting before the year is out. From what Moviehole are claiming, this is more of a belated sequel than a traditional reboot and will star Ed Helms (The Hangover) in the Chevy Chase role as Clark’s now-adult son Rusty and Christina Applegate (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) in the Beverly D’Angelo role as Rusty’s wife. The movie is written and directed by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

Here’s what their sources say:

“Rusty (Ed Helms), wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and sons Kevin and James are off to Astroland – as opposed to Wally World, »

- Luke Owen

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Based on a True Story: A Study of Authenticity in Cinema, ahead of the release of Fruitvale Station

6 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This week sees the release the incredible Fruitvale station. The debut feature by director Ryan Coogler shows the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life, before he was shot and killed by a member of the Oakland police force. The film begins with the real footage of Grant and his friends at Fruitvale Station right up until the point where Grant was shot, but the rest of the film is a dramatised version of true events. The film is said to be almost entirely accurate, give or take on or two scenes which Coogler claims were only fictitious as nobody could account for what Coogler was doing at that time. Coogler obviously decided to stay as close to the truth as was possible, perhaps because Grant’s family were involved and he had access to certain information, but how much does sticking to the truth actually matter?

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- Nia Childs

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Emmys: Jodie Foster on Why She Wanted to Direct 'Orange Is the New Black' (Q&A)

3 June 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. There was little that Jodie Foster hadn't done as an actor, director and writer, which is why she jumped at the chance to broaden her résumé last year with two TV directing gigs. Here, the two-time Oscar-winning actress (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs) and feature director (The Beaver) shares the lessons she has learned as a TV newbie and why it's Ok to sometimes just let things happen. How did you get the gig to direct Orange Is the New Black? Interestingly, I

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- Stacey Wilson

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Oscars 2014: 10 of the all-time best Academy Awards ceremony moments

28 February 2014 6:46 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Jack leching over Jennifer to John Wayne's farewell and Brando's no-show, these are just some of the greatest moments at the Oscars ceremonies ever

1. When Jack met Jennifer

This is perhaps my favourite Oscar moment ever, and it is from last year: the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. Tellingly, it does not take place up on stage, in the often tense and frozen ritual of the awards ceremony itself, but happens in the cheerful buzz of the post-show melee backstage. This single, endlessly replayed clip probably did more for Jennifer Lawrence's public profile than anything on the big screen.

Reading on mobile? Click here to see Jack Nicholson surprise Jennifer Lawrence

George Stephanopoulos, the former Bill Clinton aide who later made a career in TV, was conducting on-the-hoof interviews for ABC and had grabbed 22-year-old Lawrence to talk about her best actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. The »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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86th Academy Awards: Streep Shatters Nominations Record

16 January 2014 3:56 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth — whose Rush was completely shut out — made the announcements, including that of Best Actress contender Meryl Streep, in the running for her performance in John WellsAugust: Osage County. Streep’s competitors are her Doubt and Julie & Julia co-star Amy Adams for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Sandra Bullock for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Judi Dench for Stephen FrearsPhilomena, and likely winner Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. (Emma Thompson’s absence from the Best Actress roster — for her performance in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks — was quite a surprise. »

- Steve Montgomery

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Will Jennifer Lawrence become youngest ever two-time Oscar winner?

15 January 2014 2:51 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

If Jennifer Lawrence takes home another Oscar this year, she will become the youngest person to ever win twice for acting. With a Golden Globe already on her shelf for "American Hustle," she is certainly a frontrunner to achieve this feat. Lawrence was only 22 last February when she prevailed as Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook." She would be just 23 on March 2 if she triumphs as Best Supporting Actress for "American Hustle." The record is currently held by Luise Rainer, who was the first actress to win consecutive times, for "The Great Ziegfeld" (1937) and "The Good Earth" (1938) when she was 27 and 28 years old. Next on that list is Jodie Foster, who was 26 when she won at the 1989 ceremony for "The Accused" and age 29 three years later for "The Silence of the Lambs." Bette Davis is just after Foster with a win at age 27 for "Dangerous" and age 30 fo »

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