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The Oldest Living "Best Actress" Nominees

29 December 2011 2:43 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let's hear it for ladies of a certain age!

Mary Tyler Moore, television icon and an Oscar nominee for a terrifically icy variation on one of Oscar's favorite archetypes 'the monster mom' in Ordinary People (1980) turns 75 years old today. The last picture I can find of her out and about is the one to your left taken at the premiere of "Follies" starring Bernadette Peters (Do Not Miss It If you're In NYC!) which is just about the most appropriate show an aging diva can be seen at since it's all about aging showgirls looking back on their lives. (It's also one of the best musicals ever written but let's not get distracted...)

Mary Tyler Moore got me to thinking about the endurance of our beloved Best Actress nominees. There have been various media Oscar mash notes over the years that have claimed that winning an Oscar helps you live »

- NATHANIEL R

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church of awesome: beautiful tiny paper sculptures by an anonymous artist

20 November 2011 4:39 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

As Robert Krulwich explains at Krulwich Wonders, the NPR science blog, these miniature works of art and others have been left mysteriously at libraries, an arthouse cinema, a book festival, and other book-related venues in Edinburgh since this past spring: Many more at Central Station and Krulwich Wonders, where Krulwich examines how the anonymity of the artist adds to their exquisiteness, and how the city of Edinburgh has decided not to want to know who made these. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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How I Met Your Mother Round Table: "Noretta"

26 October 2011 1:14 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It wasn't just the gang's table at MacLaren's that was overfilled, this week's How I Met Your Mother was completely packed with guest stars.  But were there too many that the return of James Stinson barely went noticed?

We answer this tough question and more in our latest round table.  So join as we discuss Loretta, Nora, and, of course, her hybrid, "Noretta."

Favorite Himym quote of the episode?

Chris: I really liked Barney's response to Nora saying she forgot her raincoat. "That makes one of us," was made that much better by him flashing the roll of condoms and then using his illusionist skills to make them magically disappear when Nora turned around. It was a subtle move but vintage Barney.

Leigh: Pork Authority is closed, looks like it's Hands Central Station for you buddy. Nobody can volley lines like the Stinson brothers.

Eric: "I've been waiting two »

- eric@tvfanatic.com (Eric Hochberger)

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'Avengers' Trailer, By The Numbers

12 October 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

We break down the super sneak peek, from explosions to Tony Stark's quips.

By Kara Warner

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in "Avengers"

Photo: Marvel

Now that the "Avengers" trailer has finally premiered, we can spend the next few hours, days and weeks overanalyzing it and trying to decipher the many messages director Joss Whedon chose to tease in that preview's action-packed one minute and 45 seconds.

After multiple, careful viewings, here's a closer look at a few interesting things that stand out, by the numbers:

12+: Explosions in the first 25 seconds. The FX team did not discriminate here, as we see cars, a few city blocks, Grand Central Station, a plane, an unidentified Avengers hangout and buildings go up in smoke.

3: Gratuitous "suiting-up" shots, wherein we see Cap/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) checking out his new uniform and then trying out his new shield; Thor (Chris Hemsworth) getting »

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Glasgow: the unlikely favourite location for Hollywood film-makers

16 September 2011 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Having recently doubled up as Philadelphia for a Brad Pitt zombie movie, the city is about to transform into San Francisco

Glasgow in the chill air of autumn may not be your idea of a dead ringer for northern California. But the makers of Cloud Atlas, the film adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 novel, disagree.

This weekend film crews begin shooting San Francisco-set scenes in the city with Oscar-winner Halle Berry; the film also stars Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Ben Whishaw, and is co-directed by the Matrix trilogy's Wachowski brothers and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer.

It is only weeks since Glasgow was the location for another high-profile shoot, as scenes from World War Z, a zombie film starring Brad Pitt, were shot around the city's grandiose George Square, doubling as Philadelphia. Unlikely as it may seem, Glasgow appears to have become the latest favourite location for Hollywood producers.

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- Charlotte Higgins

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Latest Batch of Avengers Set Photos Showcase Hawkeye, Black Widow & Cap Costumes

3 September 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Grand Central Station in New York City has become a disaster zone for Marvel Studios' ensemble superhero film which is scheduled for theatrical release on May 4th, 2012. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world »

- Eric Whitman

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Scoop: Latest Avengers Movie Set Photos Feature Quinjet Crash Scene

2 September 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Grand Central Station in New York City has become a disaster zone from Marvel Studios' ensemble superhero film which is scheduled for theatrical release on May 4th, 2012. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world »

- Eric Whitman

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Telluride-bound: Why I’m headed to Colorado this year

29 August 2011 11:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For the last couple of years, September has, along with the beginning of the school year, meant one thing: the Toronto International Film Fest has again reared its head. This year, though, things turned out differently. Way back in April, I applied to be one of fifty students admitted to the Telluride Film Festival’s Student Symposium, a process that involved writing an essay. The essay question: “If you were being sent into the distant future, and you could take just one film with you, which would you take, and why?”

The following was my response:

My choice of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1984) is a personally loaded one. I first saw Brazil when I was about fourteen years old, growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where there was only one video store worth frequenting – Halifax Video. (That’s still the case.) I was quickly developing elitist tastes in music – much »

- Simon Howell

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Pitt Hires Private Train To Take Family And Crew From London To Scotland

16 August 2011 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Brad Pitt knows how to travel in style - he chartered a private train to take himself, partner Angelina Jolie and their family and members of his World War Z film crew from London to Scotland on Tuesday.

The superstar couple and their brood were allowed to drive from the street to the platform as they arrived at Euston station to board a privately hired train, which would take them to Glasgow, where Pitt will film on location.

The Virgin charter, which is a bespoke service regularly used by English soccer clubs, pulled into Glasgow Central Station several hours later.

People.com reports 350 associates and crew joined the famous family for the train trip. »

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Brad Pitt Hires Private Train for Family and 350 Crew

16 August 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brad Pitt has described his family as being like "a military mobile unit" when they're on the road. Tuesday they proved it by boarding a privately hired train to take them and the World War Z crew from London to Glasgow, where Pitt, 47, is filming next. "Three cars suddenly drove onto the platform from the street, pulled up alongside the train and then they all got out," an onlooker tells People. "Brad was in one car with some of the kids and Angelina was in another with the others. They were all smiling and looked really happy, but then I »

- Phil Boucher and Helen I Hwang

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Behind the Scenes: 'The Avengers' Blow Up Cleveland and Amy Adams Spotted on 'Man of Steel' Set

16 August 2011 9:46 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

These past two weeks have brought us a whole ton of behind-the-scenes images from some of the most anticipated upcoming superhero films as they stage huge action set pieces in public areas, making it practically impossible for the studios to keep it all hidden. Last week The Dark Knight Rises was busy tearing up Pittsburgh, and now this week The Avengers heads to Cleveland for an equally-as-large set piece that involves transforming downtown Cleveland into New York City (or, more specifically, the exterior of Grand Central Station) for what we can only imagine is one big fight between good and evil. Splash News was on the scene in Cleveland capturing some of the action there. While none of the Avengers were spotted in costume (save for Chris Evans out of his Captain America...

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- Movies.com

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Clip joint: Unexpected dancing

10 August 2011 6:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Movie hits and misses on the dancefloor as clip joint looks at the be- Everybody Dance Now!

A Japanese proverb lurks behind this week's Clip joint: "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."

As probably our earliest form of storytelling, dance is an elemental expression of our humanity. It can embody every emotion, from love to sorrow to the yearning for legwarmers.

Frowsty film buffs might be wary of the form, perhaps due to associations with emotionally inauthentic pop videos and musicals. Perhaps that's why, sometimes, dance is smuggled into film, barely hinted at by all that has gone before. The surprise can be funny, magical and/or jarring. It can gild the viewer's goodwill or dash it to smithereens in one fell kick ball change. Let's one-two-step through five of the best examples:

1) The Fisher King sees Terry Gilliam swap the Holy Grail »

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How Grand Theft Auto III’s Open-World Changed Gaming Forever

4 August 2011 12:41 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Many games have been considered as groundbreaking; often defining an entire generation. In the last ten years, no game has been as influential or trendsetting as Grand Theft Auto III was in 2001. Playing it for the first time was a moment of significance for many gamers, with most still able to fondly remember their first few hours playing the game.

It was an immense thrill to explore the vast open-world of Liberty City; a exaggerated and stylised recreation of New York. Unprecedented in its scope and ambition, gamers who had become accustomed to linear mission structures and a lack of freedom now found themselves playing a game which encouraged exploration, giving its players the choice to do whatever they wanted.

Grand Theft Auto III remains the moment the popular and controversial series introduced a particular style of open-world gameplay. In the years that followed, its influence could be felt in »

- Stephen Leigh

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Arthur Blu-Ray Review And Giveaway

1 August 2011 8:36 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

When news hit that Arthur was being remade, many fans were irritated to say the least, myself included. Not only a classic, it's a film of an age, and one long gone. No one is drunk like Dudley Moore, no one could match his wild charm, and it's hard to imagine a positive reaction to the outlandish excesses of the insanely wealthy right now.

Russell Brand's Arthur is a very different fellow though, and apart from the wealth issue, the film manages to sidestep most of the problems it faces.

Brand has his own charm, and his own treatment of the scamp billionaire works well. He doesn't need to deliver in quite the same way, overcoming the fact that we're watching a drunk, because while he might act like he's got a slight hangover at times, and is seeing drinking almost non-stop, he never acts drunk.

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- Marc Eastman

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Kristen Stewart smells like grass, says movie producer

27 July 2011 11:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Hollywood producer has claimed that Kristen Stewart smells like grass. Arthur Cohn, who has financed films such as Central Station and The Chorus, said in a German interview that the Twilight star does not wear perfume, according to Hollywood Life. "[Kristen] smells like freshly mown grass, she never uses perfume," Cohn said. Stewart recently dropped out of starring in K-11, the independent drama to be directed (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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Kristen Stewart smells like grass, says producer

27 July 2011 11:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Hollywood producer has claimed that Kristen Stewart smells like grass. Arthur Cohn, who has financed films such as Central Station and The Chorus, said in a German interview that the Twilight star does not wear perfume, according to Hollywood Life. "[Kristen] smells like freshly mown grass, she never uses perfume," Cohn said. Stewart recently dropped out of starring in K-11, the independent drama to be directed (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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Friends with Benefits

25 July 2011 7:02 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Friends with Benefits

Directed by: Will Gluck

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Clarkson

Running Time: 1 hr 49 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: July 22, 2011

Plot: New friends Dylan (Timberlake) and Jamie (Kunis) attempt to have a sexual relationship while sharing only platonic feelings for one another.

Who’S It For?: Friends with Benefits might be best enjoyed by hip folk who love Katherine Heigl comedies but wonder why they don’t have as much sex as an American Pie movie.

Overall

“F**k you, Katherine Heigl!”

Friends with Benefits begins by saying what all real romantics have been shouting in movie theaters and at TV screens for years. It becomes your friend at first. Even its pure vulgarity during intimate, no-holds-barred intimate scenes make the movie to feel truly amicable. All with the intent of giving Hollywood’s lying Katherine Heigls and Kate Hudsons a run for their pride, »

- Nick Allen

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We all need "Friends with Benefits"

22 July 2011 2:38 PM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

When it comes to mainstream romantic comedies, I break them down into either Katharine Hepburns or Katherine Heigls. In a Hepburn, the woman is strong, whip-smart and can hold her own. In a Heigl, she's neurotic, officious and somehow a failure because she's still single. Bringing Up Baby? All night long. 27 Dresses? I'd rather clean my bathroom. Hell, I'd rather clean your bathroom.

I usually stay away from the recent rom-coms because they all seem to be Heigls. (The sole exception being When Harry Met Sally, because it was written by the amazing Nora Ephron, and it's more classic than modern at this point.) Plus, I don't really care about the mating rituals of straight people.

But when I saw Friends with Benefits, which opens today, I was surprised to find that I liked it. I liked it so much, it made me wish we had a movie like this of our own — something big-budget, »

- Dara Nai

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See Where Robert Pattinson Is Filming ‘Cosmopolis’ Right Now!

14 July 2011 11:42 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Rob is just one day away from finishing up filming in Toronto for ‘Cosmopolis’ — do you think he had any idea of the rich history behind one of his filming locations?

Robert Pattinson might have gotten a history lesson without even knowing it! The 25-year-old actor has been filming Cosmopolis nonstop while in Toronto, but Rob — a self-proclaimed history buff — probably loved shooting at Toronto’s famous Union Station!

Union Station is the largest railway station in Canada, and it’s the third version of the original station opened by Edward, the Prince of Wales in 1927. How fitting since Rob’s from across the pond!

Not only has he had several overnight shoots, but he went an entire month without seeing his girlfriend Kristen Stewart. We’ve seen Rob shoot different scenes at Union Station, but it’s unclear as to what scenes in particular they were.

The gorgeous and »

- Chloe Melas

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Retro Review 1981: Pixote

5 May 2011 8:06 PM, PDT | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Pixote: a Lei do Mais Fraco (Original Release Date: 5 May 1981)

Hector Babenco's Pixote is a movie about kids trying to survive in a world that doesn't seem to want to let them.  Outside of a documentary short like Ciro Durán's Gamín, my guess is that era reviews didn't have much to compare Pixote to beyond Luis Buñuel's Los Olvidados or Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist. I'd also guess that not all of these comparisons were flattering. Babenco's direction here lacks the visual punch of Buñuel's, and his characters are nowhere near as well-formed as Dickens's. With any Buñuel comparison, one must contend a sophistication that, to this day, leads people to argue over how much of the work is earnest, and how much of it is ironic or parodic. (This excludes film students.  I'd say film students still love to debate whether Las Hurdes is a »

- Thurston McQ

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