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'Blue Valentine' sounds like 'Blue Velvet' only backwards: PopWatch Rewind Goes Lynchian

31 December 2010 10:19 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Blue Velvet is a film directed by David Lynch. It is about a young boy’s journey into manhood. It features such spectacles as a severed ear, Al from Quantum Leap creepily lip-syncing “In Dreams”, some incredible Oedipal sex, Isabella Rossellini in various states of undress and mental health, and young love. Golly!

Keith Staskiewicz: Hey, Darren, what’s that you’re chewing?

Darren Franich: That chewing gum I like is coming back in style. Hey, Keith, what’s that you’re drinking?

Ks: Heineken!

Df: Heineken? F— that s—! Pabst! Blue! Ribbon! Now let’s talk about Blue Velvet, »

- Darren Franich and Keith Staskiewicz

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Brad Pitt Confirmed For Cogan’S Trade, Films in March

30 December 2010 5:34 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

How fitting for the best news story I could possibly hope to hear all year (yes, even more satisfying than hearing Tom Hardy would be in Batman 3), to fall on the last day of 2010.

Megastar Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will star in Cogan’s Trade, the crime/heist film that will re-team Pitt with writer/director Andrew Dominik and most likely actors Casey Affleck (attached) and Sam Rockwell (in talks).

All four men are the major players from the 21st century classic Western The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, a movie I dream, obsess and lust over more than Kevin Spacey does his screen daughter’s high school friend Mena Suvari in American Beauty.

Seriously. I forget to pay my bills because the ideas from the film – the images, the music, the performances, the emotion of the poetic masterpiece keeps creeping into my head. »

- Matt Holmes

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Natalie Portman: Does pregnancy help her Oscar chances?

28 December 2010 1:03 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Yes, I know, it’s kind of a ridiculous question. But as we all well know, winning an Oscar isn’t just about delivering a worthy performance. It’s about how a performer is perceived within the industry. So on the heels of Black Swan star Natalie Portman’s announcement that she’s expecting her first child, I was curious: How have pregnant nominees fared over the years?

Rachel Weisz was noticeably pregnant when she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Constant Gardener. Catherine Zeta-Jones was too when she won the same category for Chicago. Same with Eva Marie Saint »

- Dave Karger

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Toy Story 3's Brilliant Oscar Campaign

28 December 2010 10:08 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let's talk about the best Fyc campaign of the year. The one where Pixar tries to build a case for Toy Story 3 as the Best Picture of the year, not just a nominee. Pixar won't be happy to just get the annual ghetto Oscar for Animated Feature, they want the big one. Do you believe this is possible? I can't say that I do...

Or, rather, it's possible but not bloody likely. A good correlation might be the foreign language film category. They also have their own category and very few have ever been nominated for Best Picture and none have won (the closest to a "foreign" winner is Slumdog Millionaire which is technically a British film but is partially in Hindi).

But let's look at the ads themselves, from worst to best, which use "Not since _____ " to compare TS3 to previous Best Picture winners.

Here's the two I find most problematic. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Robert De Niro Tops List of Most Movie Deaths

27 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »

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Interview: Kevin Spacey On Hitting Jackpot, Abandoning Winnings

25 December 2010 12:23 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend about 20 minutes at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York with one of my favorite actors, Kevin Spacey, who had just flown in from London to do a few interviews about and attend a special screening of the new film “Casino Jack” (Ato Pictures, 12/17, R, trailer), a dramedy directed by the late George Hickenlooper in which he portrays the disgraced Washington, D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and for which he recently received a Golden Globe nod — the sixth of his career — for best actor (musical or comedy). Spacey was clearly exhausted and under the weather after his travels (he sipped on a bowl of matzo ball soup throughout our time together), but he still managed to give me a wonderful interview about his remarkable life and career, and for that I am very grateful.

Click Here To Listen To Audio Of Our Conversation! »

- Scott Feinberg

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Choose The 1998 Academy Award Winners!

23 December 2010 6:30 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I love that a heated discussion over Titanic’s infamous Oscar sweep of 1998 has already begun over at Laurent’s excellent retrospective. I guess it’s just the nature of this particular film. There is something about Titanic that hits a raw nerve in people and they feel a need to defend/criticize it so passionately.

As it happens, I fall in the ‘unconditional love’ category and I’m not afraid to admit it. To this day I have a passion for Titanic, a film that so perfectly matches what a glorious, spellbinding, big spectacle romance against an historic backdrop should be, and those films are so rare, especially when they are made with such precise and meticulous detail from James Cameron.

We shouldn’t be embarrassed over how much we loved Titanic in the 90′s. We should embrace it. So as our third ‘Choose The Winners’ article, we are »

- Matt Holmes

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Giveaway: ‘Casino Jack’ Prize Pack

23 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Today, the fine folks at Ato Pictures have blessed you all with the chances of winning a fairly cool prize pack. So stop thinking about what you’re getting your fat little hands on for Christmas, and start thinking hard about how you’re going to win this. Really, shouldn’t be that difficult. This giveaway includes three DVDs and a poster for Casino Jack signed by the cast. And thankfully, those DVDs are of Spacey’s early, great work. That’s right, none of his early 2000s fluff. So apologies in advance, Pay It Forward and K-pax fans. - The Usual Suspects - Swimming with Sharks - American Beauty No blu-rays, but be thankful these DVDs are of Spacey at his best. It’s suiting too, considering Casino Jack represents the good side of his career. Spacey just got nominated for a Golden Globe for his Jack Abramoff, and even though that award ceremony is a »

- Jack Giroux

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Kevin Spacey-Signed ‘Casino Jack’ Poster Plus ‘The Usual Suspects,’ ‘American Beauty’ DVDs

23 December 2010 12:31 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our latest Kevin Spacey edition of the HollywoodChicago.com Hookup, we have a Kevin Spacey-signed poster for the new film “Casino Jack” up for grabs plus these Kevin Spacey DVDs: “The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty” and “Swimming With Sharks”! Kevin Spacey has just been nominated for a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Jack Abramoff in the new film “Casino Jack”.

The poster is signed by Spacey along with “Casino Jack” stars Jon Lovitz and Barry Pepper. The film also stars Kelly Preston, Rachelle Lefevre, Anna Hardwick, Ruth Marshall, Graham Greene, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, John Robinson, Jason Weinberg, Spencer Garrett, Yok Come Ho, John David Whalen, Matt Gordon, Jeffrey R. Smith, Christian Campbell and Eric Schweig from director George Hickenlooper and writer Norman Snider.

To win your free Kevin Spacey prize pack courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Interview: After “World” Stops Turning, Jake Silbermann Jumps to the New York Stage

23 December 2010 11:11 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jake Silbermann

Although it’s only been three months since CBS pulled the plug on As the World Turns after an astonishing 54-year run, for many gay fans, it feels like an eternity. As any AfterElton.com reader knows, the teen supercouple formerly known as Nuke, played with uncommon depth and finesse by Jake Silbermann (Noah) and Van Hansis (Luke), made history with the first-ever dude-on-dude kiss on daytime TV, setting off a media frenzy and a veritable blizzard in the blogosphere.

Their unfolding relationship polarized fans — the gays cheered, but later, some complained the story line was sporadic and sluggish. Remember our Liplock Clock that counted how long it took between kisses? (It was 211 agonizing days between the first and second smooch.) Meanwhile, right-wingers wanted the duo to disappear altogether.

When the producers finally portrayed the guys having sex, they skipped the actual sex scene and merely showed the before and after. »

- David Kennerley

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Their Best Role: Chris Cooper

22 December 2010 10:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

As an actor, Chris Cooper has appeared in almost sixty films and television shows since 1987 (a remarkable run for any performer), receiving a nomination and winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor eight years ago for 'Adaptation.' 'Adaptation' gave Cooper the opportunity to break away from his typically taciturn, thoughtful, introspective roles. As John Laroche, the "orchid thief," the subject of Susan Orlean's book fictionalized in 'Adaptation,' Cooper turned his performance style on its head. With Laroche oozing a hyper, obsessive, borderline delusional mania for orchids, Cooper was practically unrecognizable. Moviegoers, critics, and the Academy agreed.

In 1999, Cooper appeared in two noteworthy films. One, 'American Beauty,' received eight Academy Award nominations, winning four, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Cooper played a repressed, repressive ex-marine colonel, a standout role that the Academy ignored. »

- Mel Valentin

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Their Best Role: Chris Cooper

22 December 2010 10:30 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

As an actor, Chris Cooper has appeared in almost sixty films and television shows since 1987 (a remarkable run for any performer), receiving a nomination and winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor eight years ago for 'Adaptation.' 'Adaptation' gave Cooper the opportunity to break away from his typically taciturn, thoughtful, introspective roles. As John Laroche, the "orchid thief," the subject of Susan Orlean's book fictionalized in 'Adaptation,' Cooper turned his performance style on its head. With Laroche oozing a hyper, obsessive, borderline delusional mania for orchids, Cooper was practically unrecognizable. Moviegoers, critics, and the Academy agreed.

In 1999, Cooper appeared in two noteworthy films. One, 'American Beauty,' received eight Academy Award nominations, winning four, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Cooper played a repressed, repressive ex-marine colonel, a standout role that the Academy ignored. »

- Mel Valentin

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Jonah Hex Star Megan Fox Warms Us Up With Her New Bikini Pics

20 December 2010 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Here in the UK you may be house bound or sitting freezing your nuts off at work thanks to the arctic chills and snow we have covering the country at the moment. So you need something to warm them nuts up with I guess?? Well let's hope Megan Fox flaunting about on a beach in Hawaii in her bikini does the trick then. The 'Jonah Hex' and 'Jennifer's Body' star was caught by papps on the beach giving us all a glimpse of her hot frame. You can check out Miss Fox in action in our new 'Jonah Hex' giveaway here at the Horror Asylum where you can pick up your own copy of the action flick on Blu-Ray. Josh Brolin ('No Country For Old Men'), John Malkovich ('Con Air'), Michael Fassbender ('Inglourious Basterds,') and Wes Bentley ('American Beauty') all co-star. »

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Fangs, But No Fangs: Thora Birch Fired From Stage Production Of "Dracula": Was Meddlesome Dad To Blame?

19 December 2010 3:33 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

Did Thora Birch's father drive a stake into her chances of starring on stage in Dracula?

 

Actress Thora Birch, who gained fame in American Beauty, is the reluctant center of attention relating to a bizarre scenario that saw her fired from an off-Broadway production of Dracula just days before the opening. Seems her father, who was observing the rehearsals, objected to an actor giving Thora a back rub. When the actor protested that he was simply following the director's orders and that it was part of the scene, the father instructed him to nevertheless cease and desist. Words were exchanged and Birch was summarily fired. Producers haven't commented on whether her dismissal was a direct result of the incident, but insiders say there was no other apparent reason. For more click here »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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SAG recognizes the stars of ‘The Kids Are All Right’

17 December 2010 2:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Funny, I’m just so not tired of writing about ‘The Kids Are All Right’ getting award nominations!

We just don’t have many films about same-sex parents and their children – especially any that reach a mainstream audience, make some decent money at the box office and get all kinds of awards attention.

‘Kids’ stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a longtime couple raising two children whose lives are turned upside down when their daughter, about to leave for college, tracks down her sperm donor father (Mark Ruffalo).

The cast was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award earlier this week for best ensemble, the SAG Awards equivalent of a best picture nod. They compete against the casts of ‘Black Swan,’ ‘The Fighter,’ ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘The Social Network.’

Prediction: ‘The Social Network’ unless ‘The Fighter’ comes on strong.

Miss Bening, who »

- Greg Hernandez

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Meet Candice Crawford — The Girl Tony Romo Picked Over Jessica Simpson!

17 December 2010 12:26 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Candice Crawford and Tony Romo are officially engaged, but who is the 24-year-old beauty behind the killer ring? We have the deetz!

Even Jessica Simpson has met her match in Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s new fiance, Candice Crawford. The 24-year-old Texas native is gorgeous, talented and about to be married to one of the hottest pro-football players in the country — talk about the perfect life!

Here’s what you need to know about Ms. Candice Crawford:

She’s a former American beauty queen: She won the crown as Miss Missouri USA in 2008 and later placed in the Top 10 in the national competition She’s long and lean! According to IMDb, Candice is 5′8″, which is a whopping five inches taller than Jessica Simpson, who is 5′3″ She went to the University of Missouri She’s Gossip Girl actor Chase Crawford’s little sis She’s dated Tony since summer 2009 On »

- jeremy

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Jerry Hall Inspired to Become a Model After Taking LSD

16 December 2010 9:04 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Jerry Hall had an epiphany to become a model after taking LSD as a teenager. The 54-year-old old American beauty was given the powerful hallucinogenic drug at a party when she was in high school and she claims realized what her destiny was whilst staring at her face in a mirror while high.

"A boy gave me a quarter of a tab. I didn't know what it was! I actually had never taken drugs and was very nervous," she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "And I never did take drugs [afterwards] ever, ever. But I locked myself in the bathroom and spent the whole night staring in the mirror, going, 'Oh, my God.' All of a sudden, I thought, 'Wow!' "

She made the decision to move from Texas to Paris, France, to realize her ambition just a few weeks before her 17th birthday. She explained, "I sort of had a turning thing. »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Kevin Spacey Is Keeping His Sexual Preferences To Himself, Thankyouverymuch

16 December 2010 12:45 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

There have been Kevin Spacey gay rumors as long as there’s been Kevin Spacey. And when the Golden Globe nominee for Casino Jack recently met with an interviewer from the Daily Beast, said reporter was not interested in how great it must feel to be nominated. Instead, interviewer Kevin Sessumes asked the American Beauty actor why he refused to come out the closet, despite the fact that everyone and their mama “knows” that he’s gay. “People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box. It’s just a line I’ve never crossed and never will,” replied Spacey. “I don’t live a lie. You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to.” Yup, just the kind of »

- Halle Kiefer

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Back Rub Blow-Up Costs Thora Birch ‘Dracula’ Role

14 December 2010 8:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

American Beauty” and “Ghost World” actress Thora Birch made headlines when she lost her starring role as Lucy in an Off-Broadway production of “Dracula” set to preview in four days at New York’s Little Shubert Theater. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Birch’s dismissal by director Paul Alexander stemmed from threatening behavior by Birch’s father and manager Jack Birch to a fellow cast member for giving his daughter back rubs. “I can’t have one of my actors in a situation where he is physically threatened by the father of anyone,” Alexander said. »

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Back Rub Blow-Up Costs Thora Birch ‘Dracula’ Role

14 December 2010 8:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

American Beauty” and “Ghost World” actress Thora Birch made headlines when she lost her starring role as Lucy in an Off-Broadway production of “Dracula” set to preview in four days at New York’s Little Shubert Theater. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Birch’s dismissal by director Paul Alexander stemmed from threatening behavior by Birch’s father and manager Jack Birch to a fellow cast member for giving his daughter back rubs. “I can’t have one of my actors in a situation where he is physically threatened by the father of anyone,” Alexander said. »

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