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Is Dustin Hoffman going to be nominated for director?

27 December 2012 10:25 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last night, the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honored Dustin Hoffman among others. We are very proud of Dustin Hoffman. His new film and directorial debut,”Quartet,” is doing very well and it has been recognized by many organizations. Dustin Hoffman has long harbored a desire to direct a film, and having only ever done so on stage, he can officially call himself a Director this year with the release of his first feature film “Quartet.” Debuting at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, “Quartet” stars Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Sir Michael Gambon. Based on the play by Ronald Harwood, the film follows four retired opera singers as they attempt to put on a concert to save their beloved home — and celebrate Verdi’s birthday in the process. Of his experience with the first time director, Connolly explains, “Dustin’s a brilliant director because he’s such a brilliant actor, »

- jbblog@hollywoodnews.com (Joseph Braverman)

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Christmas Report: Great Debuts for 'Les Mis,' 'Django'

26 December 2012 2:15 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

As expected, the 2012 Holiday movies audiences were really excited for came out on Christmas Day, not the weekend before: Les Miserables and Django Unchained both got off to fantastic starts on the holiday, while Parental Guidance had a very solid debut as well.Les Miserables led all movies with $18.1 million, which is the top opening day ever for a musical ahead of High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($17 million). It also ranks as the second-highest Christmas Day launch behind Sherlock Holmes ($24.6 million), and fourth among all Christmas Day grosses behind Sherlock, Avatar ($23.1 million) and Meet the Fockers ($19.5 million). All three of those movies ultimately went on to earn over $200 million at the domestic box office. Les Miserables's audience skewed a bit female (56 percent), and gave it a great "A" CinemaScore.In second place, Django Unchained debuted to just over $15 million. That's fifth all-time for Christmas Day (third among debuts), and »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box office update: 'Les Miserables' wins Christmas day with huge $18.2 million

26 December 2012 10:25 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Christmas Day at the box office is always a gift to the film industry, but yesterday, one studio got to unwrap an especially happy present. Universal’s ambitious adaptation of the beloved operetta Les Misèrables started off with a gross that was anything but miserable, earning a tremendous $18.2 million from 2,808 theaters on Christmas Day. That’s the second best Christmas opening ever behind only Sherlock Holmes, which earned $24.6 million on Christmas 2009 (which was a Friday). Overall, Les Mis achieved the fourth best Christmas Day gross ever. Only Sherlock Holmes, Avatar ($23.9 million on a Friday), and Meet the Fockers ($19.5 million on »

- Grady Smith

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The Guilt Trip Movie Trailer

21 December 2012 8:03 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand take a road trip in the mother/son comedy The Guilt TripThe Guilt Trip marks Barbra Streisand's return to movies as a leading lady.

The singer, director, and occasional actress made a welcome comeback in Meet The Fockers playing Ben Stiller's mother in a supporting role. Now the Funny Girl and A Star Is Born actress plays another mother role with another funny guy, Seth Rogen.  And as the title suggests, this road trip is not voluntary.

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As Andy Brewster, Rogen plays a struggling young inventor searching for a lucky break.  As his mother Joyce, Streisand is a pesky parent and vibrant widow ready to unravel her lonely lifestyle.  But when they come together in the front seat of a sub-compact, with years of

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Interview With Barbara Streisand, Seth Rogen And Anne Fletcher On The Guilt Trip

19 December 2012 1:17 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Guilt Trip brings together Seth Rogen, who is one of the funniest actors working in movies today, and Barbara Streisand, who is a bonafide screen and stage icon. In the movie they play Joyce and Andy Brewster, a mother and son who ended up driving together across America to help Andy sell a cleaning product and to reunite Joyce with a long lost love. It’s awfully similar to numerous road movies that we’ve seen in the past, but it has a genuine sweetness that will appeal to moviegoers of all kinds (especially Streisand fans).

Recently, at the film’s La press day, stars Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen, along with director Anne Feltcher, took the time to talk with journalists about balancing the comedy and drama in the film, the approach they took to the characters, why the script attracted them to the film and more.

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- Ben Kenber

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Interview: Talking ‘The Guilt Trip’ with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen

18 December 2012 6:19 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the mother of all road trips when he is guilted into brining his mom Joyce (Barbra Streisand), along for the ride on a cross country adventure that careen through comical curves on the way to a surprising connection. Rogen plays a struggling young inventor searching for a lucky break as Streisand is a pesky parent and vibrant widow ready to unravel her lonely lifestyle. But when they come together in the front seat of a sub compact, with years of family habits and secrets between them, it shakes up both of their lives.

At a recent press conference we had the opportunity to speak with Mrs. Streisand and Seth Rogen about working together, which one is funnier, Barbra’s thoughts on the new camera technology out on the market, what’s the secret to her success and why she really doesn »

- Fernando Esquivel

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Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen Talk The Guilt Trip, Meeting for the First Time, Identifying with the Script, What Convinced Streisand to Sign On, and More

17 December 2012 8:40 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This holiday season, you can celebrate family at the movies with The Guilt Trip, which tells the story of Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen), as he embarks on a cross-country road trip with his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), to turn one of his inventions into a success.  With both funny and poignant moments on their mother-son adventure, each realizes that they just want the other to be happy. During a press conference to promote the film’s December 19th theatrical release, Seth Rogen talked about sussing his co-star out before filming, how he approached playing the role, how crazy his own mother drives him and cracking up on set, while Barbra Streisand talked about what ultimately convinced her to take this role, how she most identified with her character, how she feels about being labeled as a gay icon, what gives her the greatest artistic satisfaction, the most challenging scene, what »

- Christina Radish

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ABC Buys Sibling Comedy From ‘Little Fockers’ Writer And Television 360

20 November 2012 3:53 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In his first foray into television, Little Fockers co-writer Larry Stuckey has sold a single-camera project to ABC through Television 360, the television production arm of Management 360. The untitled comedy is inspired by Stuckey’s relationship with his brother. It centers on Gary Stuckey, for whom sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning when his charismatic, athletic “little brother” opens a restaurant in their hometown and his golden boy lifestyle starts to impact Gary’s wife and kids. ABC Studios is producing, with Stuckey and TV 360 executive producing. This is Television 360′s fifth sale in this broadcast development season, joining comedies Wendy & Peter at Fox and untitled Ellen Rapoport project at NBC, and dramas Expectations at the CW and I Am Victor at NBC. Expectations and Wendy & Peter are executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. Additionally, TV 360, which operates independently with no studio deal, has several cable shows in development, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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‘Quartet’ Trailer: First Look at Dustin Hoffman’s Directorial Debut

29 October 2012 9:19 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Few actors are as acclaimed as Dustin Hoffman. The Academy Award-winning actor – who has starred in everything from classics like Kramer Vs. Kramer and Tootsie to recent releases like Meet the Fockers and the Kung Fu Panda series – has long been a Hollywood legend. However, like leading men Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford before him, Hoffman has now decided to make the transition into directing.

For his first directorial effort, Hoffman has selected Quartet, based on the play by Ronald Harwood. The story is set at a home for retired opera singers, where the arrival of Jean (Maggie Smith) threatens the status quo. There she is reunited with her ex-husband Reggie (Tom Courtenay) and meets his friends Cecily (Pauline Collins) and Wilfred (Billy Connolly). Jean appears just in time to take part in the home’s annual concert, but there’s just one problem: she ...

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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'Silver Linings Playbook' Star De Niro Gets Into Oscar Race with a Push from Santa Barbara

16 October 2012 4:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Robert De Niro may land his first Oscar nomination in 20 years for his moving supporting turn as Bradley Cooper's father in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." De Niro has won two Oscars (for the second "Godfather" film and "Raging Bull") but he has not been nominated since Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear."  Why? Look at his resume. In the intervening years, not to put too fine a point on it, De Niro has been chasing the money and dining on comedies ("The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle," "Analyze This," "Meet the Fockers") that sometimes even make fun of the iconic roles that inspired generations of actors. While he did the odd Indie flick for pals such as Art Linson and Barry Levinson ("What Just Happened," "Wag the Dog"), you have to go back to the 90s to find a cluster of films like "Copland," "Marvin's Room" or "Jackie. »

- Anne Thompson

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Julia Roberts Producing 'The Taming of the Shrew' For ABC

3 October 2012 12:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Julia Roberts is bringing The Taming of the Shrew to TV -- sort of. A half-hour comedy of the same name, which references William Shakespeare's play in name alone, just sold to ABC. The actress' Red Om Films, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of 3 Arts and ABC Studios are producing the workplace laugher, which follows a horrible boss and the employees trying to reign her in.

Marc Hyman (Meet the Fockers) wrote the script, and Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas are both serving as executive producers. The project marks another in a long

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- Michael O'Connell

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Julia Roberts To Produce ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ Workplace Comedy For ABC

3 October 2012 12:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Julia Roberts is reuniting with longtime collaborator Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for Taming of The Shrew, a half-hour workplace comedy, which has sold to ABC. Roberts’ Red Om Films, 3 Arts, where Goldsmith-Thomas is a manager-producer, and ABC Studios are producing the project, which is not related to the classic William Shakespeare play. Written by Marc Hyman (Meet The Fockers), the ABC comedy follows a tyrannical CEO and the office staff who try to tame her. Hyman, Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas executive produce, with Red Om principals Lisa Gillan and Marissa Yeres Gill serving as producers. This marks the first TV development season for Goldsmith-Thomas since joining 3 Arts last fall. Her relationship with Roberts goes back 23 years to the time she was Roberts’ agent at ICM, guiding her career to global stardom. Goldsmith-Thomas then ran Revolution Studios East, supervising films under Roberts’ production deal there. The two have produced together two American Girl films, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Julia Roberts to produce ABC's The Taming Of The Shrew

3 October 2012 11:35 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Julia Roberts and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas sitcom references just the title of the William Shakespeare play. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour comedy which just sold to ABC, is being produced by Roberts Red Om Films, 3 Arts' Goldsmith-Thomas and ABC Studios. The workplace comedy follows a horrible boss and her employees trying to get her under control. Mark Hyman (Meet the Fockers) wrote the script. Roberts was last seen in Relativity's easy-to-watch Mirror Mirror as the Queen, alongside Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane and Sean Bean. The actress is currently filming John Wells' August: Osage County comedy drama alongside Benedict Cumberpatch »

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Julia Roberts to produce ABC's The Taming Of The Shrew

3 October 2012 11:35 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Julia Roberts and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas sitcom references just the title of the William Shakespeare play. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour comedy which just sold to ABC, is being produced by Roberts Red Om Films, 3 Arts' Goldsmith-Thomas and ABC Studios. The workplace comedy follows a horrible boss and her employees trying to get her under control. Mark Hyman (Meet the Fockers) wrote the script. Roberts was last seen in Relativity's easy-to-watch Mirror Mirror as the Queen, alongside Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane and Sean Bean. The actress is currently filming John Wells' August: Osage County comedy drama alongside Benedict Cumberpatch »

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Barbra Streisand once again takes on a leading role in trailer for ‘The Guilt Trip’

3 October 2012 10:13 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Actress Barbra Streisand, while known by many for her impressive singing voice, has also built a reputation for her onscreen performances, with classics such as Funny Girl and A Star is Born under her belt. She has recently slowed down, however, with her last appearance being a supporting turn in 2010′s Meet the Fockers as the mother to Ben Stiller’s Guy Focker. Now, however, she is poised to make her return to feature films with The Guilt Trip, this time around with Seth Rogen playing her son. With a significantly expanded role, Streisand and Rogen are joined by Adam Scott, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Casey Wilson, Brett Cullen, Creed Bratton, and Danny Pudi. The first trailer for the movie has now been released, and can be seen below.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Campaign – review

29 September 2012 4:03 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Malcolm Muggeridge claimed when he gave up the editorship of Punch in 1957 that public life in our times had become so absurdly comic that it was beyond the capacity of humorists to ridicule it. Well, there's nothing in The Campaign, a lumpen political farce about the battle of two South Carolina Republicans to represent a congressional district in Washington DC, to match the recent antics of Romney, Ryan and the Tea Party. The film's co-producers, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, play respectively the lecherous, idiotic hypocrite defending his seat and the dimwit chosen by two rich rightwing brothers (played by John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd and clearly based on Charles and David Koch) to oppose him. All four overact wildly. Among the scatological knockabout there are two passable jokes, one about accidentally socking a baby, another about accidentally punching Uggie, the dog in The Artist.

Jay Roach, the director and co-producer, »

- Philip French

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Campaign

27 September 2012 7:54 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012

Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99

Studio: Warner Home Video

Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go) and Zach Galifianakis (Due Date) get in the election spirit in The Campaign, whose DVD and Blu-ray debut is timed for the 2012 Presidential elections.

The comedy movie depicts a North Carolina district election. Ferrell plays the incumbant, long-term congressman Cam Brady. Galifianakis is Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Looking to gain control over their district, two CEOs thrust Huggins into the political arena as their candidate to oust Brady. Let the mud slinging and back stabbing begin…

The R-rated film was helmed by long-time comedy director Jay Roach, of Dinner for Schmucks, Meet the Fockers and the Austin Powers movies.

Also in the cast are comedy heavyweights Jason Sudeikis (Hall Pass) and Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers) and the wonderful Brian Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes »

- Sam

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Robert De Niro to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards by Josh Abraham

25 September 2012 8:34 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, has announced that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" at the festival's Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony for his fantastic performance in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. He said: "Robert De Niro is not only highly regarded for his body of work as an actor, producer, and director, but also for the passion, integrity, and dedication he brings to his performances on camera, as well as his intense off-camera preparation and study of the characters he brings to life. His performance in the upcoming film "Silver Linings Playbook" is outstanding." The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the "Hollywood Actress Award, »

- Josh Abraham

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Crossfire DVD Review

13 September 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jessy Terrero

Starring: Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro

Running time: 96 minutes

Certificate: 18

Extras: N/A

Unless your hobbies include snorting cocaine off six-packs, having gratuitous (and badly filmed) sex with prostitutes, being incredibly racist, selling drugs to children or murdering random civilians, it’s unlikely you’ll find a character in Crossfire that’s easy to relate to. Or indeed, that’s likeable in any way, shape or form.

Such are the events which make up the 96 minutes of runtime Crossfire somehow manages to fill, lead by none other than renowned, veteran actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. Only kidding. About the veteran bit, that is – Fiddy is indeed in the lead role of this film. Maybe you can see where the problems stem from. Nevertheless, to put all the blame on Jackson is to blame the downfall of the Second Reich squarely on Hitler. He may have a central role, »

- Chris Wharfe

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All In the Family: 12 On-Screen Relatives Who Actually Look Alike

13 September 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Hollywood usually ignores the rules of genetics when it comes to casting family members in movies. Even some of our favorite films of all time, from "The Godfather" to "The Royal Tenenbaums" feature relatives that no combination of chromosomes could have realistically created. But every once in a while, the showbiz powers that be strike casting gold with actors who resemble each other enough to believably share a last name.

Here are 12 pairs of co-stars who you'd swear could be related.

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Jesse Plemons in 'The Master'

Who They Play: Author, philosopher, physicist and religious leader Lancaster Dodd and his skeptical son Val.

Why It Works: You don't have to be an experienced casting agent to see the striking resemblance. The round cheeks, the prominent chin, the fair skin, the blond, perfectly combed hair. But it goes beyond the obvious like hair color and skin tone »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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