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Event's director hopes initiative will revive La as a go-to location and result in a new clutch of classic movies
When Hollywood reigned supreme in the film industry, movie buffs were frequently able to spot characteristic landmarks of Los Angeles on the big screen.
From the distinctive boulevard palms in Beverly Hills Cop to the Green Harbour bridge for the bungee jump in To Live and Die in La and the compelling backdrop for Chinatown, the city made its mark on the movies. Now, with the industry shrinking and studios moving to countries with bigger subsidies and incentives for film-making, Hollywood's attention is returning home.
The Los Angeles film festival celebrates the city's movie culture with a new section devoted to movies made in and about La. The local industry reached its peak in 1996, the year Tom Cruise starred in Jerry Maguire, when the number of feature film location shooting »
- Lin Jenkins
This would be Zellweger's first movie in four years. Perhaps "The Whole Truth," an indie directed by Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River"), can help revive her once-acclaimed career. In the early 2000s, the actress enjoyed many critical and commercial successes, from "Jerry Maguire" to "Chicago" to the "Bridget Jones Diary" movies. And she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Cold Mountain" in 2004.
Choosing the indie route could be a smart strategy for the 44-year-old. Hey, look what it did for her former "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" co-star, »
- Kelly Woo
Danny Trejo (Machete) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) star in the action-packed follow-up to the 2012 cult hit Bad Ass with Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses, sucker punching its way onto Digital HD March 25 and on Blu-ray and DVD April 8 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Returning writer and director Craig Moss (Breaking Wind, 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) brings our two unlikely heroes together to deliver the most hard-hitting, butt-kicking movie experience to hit home entertainment this year.
Vietnam vet Frank Vega (Trejo) now runs an East L.A. community center where he trains young boxers to survive in and out of the ring. But when his prize student falls in with the wrong crowd and turns up dead, Frank teams up with his pal Bernie (Glover) to take matters into their own fists and prove that justice never gets old. »
As much as we talk about the stats and trends of the Oscars, each year of the awards seems to present us with a new piece of history. This year, Dallas Buyers Club could make history as the first film to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a film that did not receive a Best Director nomination. While Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto seem to be locked into their wins, this did provide an interesting jumping off point to look at the recent history of this category.
Here are the films in the past 25 years that have managed a Best Actor and Supporting Actor nomination:
1989: Driving Ms. Daisy – Morgan Freeman and Dan Ackroyd
1993: Schindler’s »
- Terence Johnson
Giving a memorable Oscar acceptance speech is almost as important as giving a great performance. I mean, how else will people remember if you even won or not if they can’t remember your acceptance speech? To wit, VH1 has come up with 5 easy tips every Oscar winner should remember when they accept their award this Sunday night.
1) Make The Music Your Own Personal Soundtrack
The Oscars don’t have their own pit orchestra to entertain the audience in between segments. The musicians are there to “politely” signal to winners that their time is up and they should vacate the stage immediately.
However, actors are hams and actors don’t want to give up their moment in the spotlight. Most winners awkwardly dip out when the music starts to play, but those people are amateurs.
Consider Julia Roberts‘s win for Erin Brockovitch in 2001. Now, I don’t remember much »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Watch All the Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes in Under Three Minutes These beautiful people won a little gold man for their little gold men. By Matt Toder Some great actors really put everything into a role, while others take it all off. Check out this sexy supercut of 22 actors and actresses who bared their bodies in Oscar-winning movies – from Charlize Theron's steamy turn as a serial killer in Monster to Geoffrey Rush's ultra-sensual trampoline moves from Shine. There are boobs and butts galore, so make sure you're somewhere will people will appreciate your, um, love of cinematic history before pressing play. Find full list of unclothed honorees below. Can you match them up to the clips in the movie? Kevin Spacey, American Beauty Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets Maggie Smith, California Suite Cuba Gooding, Jr, Jerry Maguire Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard Charlize Theron, Monster [...] »
- Matt Toder
Cameron Crowe is an absolute favourite of mine but he still doesn’t have a title for his new film starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, although, maybe it’ll just become Untitled for some clever marketing reason? No? We don’t know either.
Anyway, the Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire director has also plucked the talents of John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Rachel McAdams, Jay Baruchel, Alec Baldwin, Michael Chernus and Ivana Milicevic for his Hawaii-based narrative, and Bill Murray was also previously rumoured. All we know so far is that Cooper plays a contractor named Brian Gilcrest who lives on the island and ends up working with Emma Stone – an Air Force pilot of some sorts and maybe called Ng – to stop a weapons satellite. We also know that they might well have a bit of a past and a connection to Jack Johnson and the Dharma Initiative. Those »
- Dan Bullock
If you want to get inspired this Valentine.s Day, look no further than the world of cinema! From professing about your undying devotion to the minutiae of this thing we call love, Hollywood has given us a treasure trove of one-liners that provoke and entertain. I bet you that the romantic movies I picked have quotes that you still remember to this day.
So without further adieu, here.s my list of the Top 10 Best Romantic Movie Lines.ever!
Here are the movies featured:
1. "Jerry Maguire"
3. "Gone with the Wind"
5. "Dirty Dancing"
6. "Brokeback Mountain"
7. "Notting Hill"
8. "As Good As It Gets"
9. "The Notebook"
10. "Love Story"
Is Jerry O’Connell trolling Shia Labeouf? The “Stand By Me” and “Jerry Maguire” star has set up shop in a Los Angeles gallery next to Labeouf’s art installation #IAmSorry and invited fans to enjoy his own performance piece #IAmSorryToo. Also read: Shia Labeouf Stays Silent, Bag on Head, During #IAmSorry Performance Art Q&A Funny or Die is believed to be behind the project, TheWrap has learned, though a representative for the company did not immediately respond to our request for comment. Labeouf began receiving visitors on Tuesday to silently apologize for plagiarizing a Daniel Clowes comic and »
- Jeff Sneider
Coming off a strong supporting turn in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has signed on to star in the upcoming action-thriller “Gridlocked,” which will be financed and produced by Canada-based Hackybox Pictures. The “Jerry Maguire” star will play a former Swat team leader who’s being shadowed by an arrogant movie star researching a role. When a team of mercenaries attacks a training facility, the unlikely duo must organize its survivor members and fight for their lives. Also Read: Barack Obama Praises Oprah Winfrey’s Acting, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Jokes In ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler »
- Jeff Sneider
So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.
courtesy of totalfilm.com
20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Joshua Gaul
Are you ready for some football…movies? In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl Xviii, we took a look at the unforgettable super football movies that made us laugh, tear up and brought us to our feet. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise), for example, had us at "hello," when he screamed "Show Me the Money" to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Rod Tidwell. And Oscar-winning Sandra Bullock had us glued to the screen as she played Leigh Anne Tuohy, a real life Memphis mom who took young Michael Oher of the streets, adopted him and helped him develop his passion for football—which led to a full-blown NFL career. Check out more of our picks for the best super football movies! »
That Awkward Moment fits in that awkward place between a wry, witty New York sitcom and a tired, tidy romantic comedy. For every moment of vibrant energy of single life in the big city that writer/director Tom Gormican nails, another scene of hackneyed romantic gooeyness comes along to dull the film’s comedic edge.
Fortunately for Gormican, this inconsistent relationship comedy gets the best efforts of an ace cast of twenty-somethings, including potent work from Sundance darlings Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan and the most assured performance of Zac Efron’s career. The stellar cast gives Gormican’s debut script both the charm and weight it lacks on the page.
The film focuses on three best friends. Mikey, a doctor played by Michael B. Jordan, finds out his wife, Vera (Jessica Lucas), is cheating on him with a much older divorce attorney – and that attorney is currently preparing »
- Jordan Adler
At night, best friends played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan — aka the player, the goof, and the romantic — pop Viagra and head to the bar. In the mornings, they discuss their conquests over brunch. They never say the names Samantha, Carrie, and Charlotte, but they've gotta see the parallels. After all, they're so pop culture-obsessed they quote Jerry Maguire and insult each other with zingers like "What are you, Bridget Jones?" and the funny but flummoxing "You're like the Judge Reinhold of Beverly Hills Cop about not getting in a relationship, except y »
A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly sweet blood. It knows how to mock cliché big things, like jokes about set-dressing and music video montages; it’s also wise about small matters, right down to the font and the framing device. Molly (Amy Poehler) is a lovable klutz who owns a small candy shop in New York; Joel (Paul Rudd) is a good, non-threateningly handsome man who happens to work for the candy mega-corporation that’s about to knock Molly’s tiny shop out of business. Any similarities to “You’ve Got Mail”—or “When Harry Met Sally,” or “Jerry Maguire,” or “Along Came Polly” or any one of »
- James Rocchi
With the Oscar nominations announced, speculation is running wild on who got subbed and who is undeservedly praised. Most notable on everybody’s snub list is Oprah Winfrey, who was considered a shoe-in for a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Winfrey, who had not appeared in a feature film since 1998’s Beloved, received a Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Award nomination as well as a BAFTA nomination for her role, but was left out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) when they failed to nominate her for a Golden Globe.
Despite the Golden Globe snub, many still considered Winfrey a top Oscar contender. If nominated, this would have been Winfrey’s second nomination. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1986 for her work in The Color Purple. Winfrey was passed over in favor of nominees Luita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave »
Dwyane Wade's baby explanation seems to be blowing up in his face ... all thanks to Gabrielle Union's Instagram account, which could prove they weren't really "on a break" when he knocked up another woman.Plus, a real-life Jerry Maguire situation is unfolding with Teddy Bridgewater ... with sports agents scrambling so hard to sign the top NFL prospect, they're driving his mom crazy!! Tell Us Whatyou Think Other Topics An Ncaa Star Busted for »
- TMZ Staff
Since 1988, there have been 30 instances where the actor and supporting actor for the same film were nominated. This year, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are hoping to make it 31 films as both are in contention for Oscar nominations. With that, I decided to take a look at the past 25 years in Oscar to see what might bear out this year for these actors.
List of Films with Actor and Supporting Actor Nominations
1989: Driving Ms. Daisy – Morgan Freeman and Dan Akroyd
Oscar Fate: 9 nominations/4 wins (Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay and Makeup)
Oscar Fate: 10 nominations/2 wins (Art Direction, Costume Design)
Oscar Fate: 9 nominations/4 wins (Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, and Film Editing)
Oscar Fate: 6 nominations/1 win (Original Screenplay)
1993: Schindler’s List »
- Terence Johnson
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