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'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Django Unchained' Are Must-See Holiday Movies

20 December 2012 7:20 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Peter Travers has no coal – just three holiday season must-sees on this week's At The Movies. First up is Kathryn Bigelow's spectacular Zero Dark Thirty, which stars Jessica Chastain as a CIA desk warrior leading the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. Next is Tom Hopper's film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables – starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russel Crowe – which nixes clunky vocal overdubbing for live singing. Travers promises, "even if you hate musicals, this is the musical »

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Overheard At The Oscars

27 February 2012 5:31 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Los Angeles — Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards.

Celebrities reunite on the red carpet, mingle during commercial breaks and experience impromptu star-crossings in the wings – and we've got our eyes and ears trained on those moments.

From arrivals to after-parties, here's a running account of what you didn't see on TV:


3:22 – "Is the house open?", a casually dressed Billy Crystal asks a backstage security crew a little more than two hours before the Oscar show is to begin. Wearing jeans, a sweater, sneakers and his Oscar credential, Crystal gazes out at an empty theater as he hits his marks and silently rehearses his monologue. A few minutes later, he's gone.


3:26 p.m. – Outside the theater, things are beginning to heat up, thanks in no small part to the arrival »

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2012 Razzie Awards Nominations

26 February 2012 12:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With three critically-panned movies released by his Happy Madison Productions, 2011 was A Berry Bad Year for Adam Sandler, who now totally dominates the list of contenders for The 32nd Annual Razzie Awards. Sandler has more than doubled Eddie Murphy's old record for the most nominations accrued by an individual in a single year. As an actor, writer and/or producer on Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star and Just Go with It, the former SNL star has amassed a whopping 11 Razzie nods, dis-honoring last year's Worst Achievements in Film.

Leading the pack for Worst Picture is Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack and Jill, which received 12 nods in all (becoming only the 4th film in the Tacky Trophy's history ever to get more dings than the awards have categories). Besides having the inside track to "win" the top award, Jack and Jill is also contending for Sandler »

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This Week At The Movies Episode #8: The Woman In The Fifth, Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

17 February 2012 9:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We are extremely sorry and incrediblyl ate in posting this week’s edition of This Week At The Movies – it is after all half term over here in the UK and the movie releases are very few this week, so here’s a very short episode of our weekly previews show featuring clips and spots from this week’s releases at UK cinemas.

This week, we take a look at the Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas thriller The Woman In The Fifth, the second film in the Ghost Rider series, Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance and the 9/11 themed film from Stephen Daldry, Extrememly Loud And Incredibly Close.

Here’s the show.


- Paul Heath

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This Week At The Movies Episode #5: The Grey, The Descendants, Like Crazy, Intruders, A Monster In Paris

25 January 2012 5:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s that time of the week again where we take a look at the films at UK cinemas set to open this coming weekend. It’s a strong weekend once again with the likes of Joe Carnhan’s The Grey, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Clive Owen starrer Intruders, romantic comedy Like Crazy and the animated fare A Monster In Paris all opening on Friday 27th January.

In this week’s show we also take a look at those films playing in selected release, and we have a very special look at a film starring a certain pig, frog and erm, Jason Segal.

Sit back, relax, and watch the latest edition of This Week At The Movies.

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- Paul Heath

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This Week At The Movies – Episode #2: Goon, The Iron Lady, Mother And Child

4 January 2012 12:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s Wednesday, so it must be time for this week’s installment of our movie magazine ‘This Week At The Movies.’ Released this week is the Seann William Scott ice hockey comedy Goon, the Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher movie The Iron Lady, and the very delayed drama Mother And Baby, starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. All are released in cinemas from Friday, 6th January.

This Week At The Movies is rolled out exclusively on The Hollywood News every Wednesday.

Check out Episode #1 of This Week At The Movies here


- Paul Heath

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