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Robert Pattinson's Twilight crush

31 December 2009 3:04 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Robert Pattinson auditioned for 'Twilight' because he had a crush on Kristen Stewart. The heartthrob actor - who played vampire Edward Cullen in the hit movie franchise based on the best-selling book by Stephenie Meyer - admits his main motivation to win the role was getting to know the actress, who had already been cast as love interest Bella Swann. He said: "I read the script and I barely knew that they were books too. The only reason I went to the audition was to see Kristen, because I'd just seen 'Into The Wild'. "Of course I had a crush on her but we are just very good friends." Robert - who has denied claims he and Kristen are enjoying »

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Robert Pattinson's Twilight crush

31 December 2009 1:45 AM, PST | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Robert Pattinson auditioned for 'Twilight' because he had a crush on Kristen Stewart. The heartthrob actor - who played vampire Edward Cullen in the hit movie franchise based on the best-selling book by Stephenie Meyer - admits his main motivation to win the role was getting to know the actress, who had already been cast as love interest Bella Swann. He said: ''I read the script and I barely knew that they were books too. The only reason I went to the audition was to see Kristen, because I'd just seen 'Into The Wild'. ''Of course I had a crush on her but we .. »

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Pearl Jam's Vedder sued over song lyrics

31 December 2009 1:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Musician Gordon Peterson is reportedly suing Eddie Vedder after the Pearl Jam singer covered one of his songs. Vedder recorded a version of Peterson's tune 'Hard Sun' for the Into the Wild movie soundtrack. Peterson is now suing Vedder for changing some of the track's words, says the New York Post. In the suit, Peterson alleges that "Vedder altered certain key lyrics (more) »

- By Mike Moody

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He Said – He Said … Top Films of the Decade

28 December 2009 4:18 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

He Said – He Said … The Top 7 Films of the Decade

Our lists are done. We’ve checked them twice (and then some). Now there is only one thing left to do, complain, rant and argue. It’s time for the He Said – He Said … Top 7 Films of the Decade.

It’s He (Jeff Bayer) and his list …

7. Inglourious Basterds

6. Moulin Rouge!

5. Michael Clayton

4. Memento

3. Wall-e

2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

1. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind


He (Nick Allen) and his list …

7. The Band’s Visit

6. Superbad

5. The Lives of Others

4. Adaptation

3. The Dark Knight

2. Talk to Her

1. There Will Be Blood

Complete Coverage of Top 7 Films of the Decade

Top 7 Films of the Decade by Jeff Bayer

Top 7 Movies of the Decade by Nick Allen

He Said – He Said … Top 7 Films of the Decade

Amazing. Not one movie in common. I’ve decided to let »

- Jeff Bayer

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The Best Films of the Decade (aka "The Naughties")

27 December 2009 9:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Best Films Of The Decade (aka The Naughties) From Alex & Terry

List # 1

By Alex Simon

When Terry and I initially discussed writing these lists, I had a tough time thinking back on 20 films over the past decade which I was really taken with, thinking that movies have sunk so low over the past ten years, that even choosing a dozen would be a short-order job. Thirty minutes into it, my list had nearly 60 titles! After much cutting, pasting, and re-cutting and pasting, here are my top 20 films (in no particular order) of the first decade of the 21st century, dubbed by many as “the naughties.” --A.S.

1.No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007) An elegiac blend of stark beauty and full-throttle despair from two of our finest filmmakers, set in the contemporary American West. Every frame is damn near flawless, and would have been an even more perfect vehicle for the late Sam Peckinpah. »

- The Hollywood

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Peter Liechti's 'The Sound of Insects' Wins Efa Award

12 December 2009 6:25 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Hot Docs, Silverdocs, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary selected doc that has been mentioned in some programs as an Into the Wild-like in nature has won European Documentary Film Award's 2009 Prix Arte prize (for Best Doc). - A Hot Docs, Silverdocs, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary selected doc that has been mentioned in some programs as an Into the Wild-like in nature has won European Documentary Film Award's 2009 Prix Arte prize (for Best Doc). Peter Liechti's The Sound of Insects -- Record of a Mummy was cited for "it's skillful exploration of minimalist means to create an extraordinary visual story between life and death". I'll would have made a call out for a screener copy, but I'll be catching the doc at Ridm Montreal next month - the trailer below basically demonstrates how you can do a lot with very little. Based on the novella "Until I am »

- Staff

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Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyer's Guide 2009

11 December 2009 1:55 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Note: This Will Be Posted At The Top Of Our Headlines Throughout The Weekend! Happy Shopping! With the holiday shopping season officially upon us, I figured it might be a good idea to start making some recommendations for the lucky horror-loving folks on your lists!

Blu-ray players once again are going to be pretty hot items this year, but what of the movies available for them? If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I'm here to answer all of your questions in the second annual ...

Before we get into my picks, let's take a second to explain how I rated them. They're broken down into three categories:

Can't Miss -- Must Haves: These are the cream of the crop! The purchases that are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone's face. Items no one with the tech should be without. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Quiz: Which movies reaped bids from the guilds but weren't nominated for best picture at the Oscars?

9 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year, "The Dark Knight" nabbed top nominations from three of the key union kudos -- the producers, writers and directors guilds -- but it wasn't nominated for best picture at the Oscars! That same outrage occurred with several other films in past years. They include two movies pictured below. Can you spot them? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link underneath the photos. Answer: "Almost Famous" and "Being John Malkovich." They also had Screen Actors Guild nominations for best ensemble. "Into the Wild" was nommed by the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, but not the Producers Guild of America. "The Incredibles" was nommed by the PGA, but »

- tomoneil

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Johnny Marr to write debut film score

3 December 2009 3:13 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The former Smiths guitarist is to compose the music for a movie starring Antonio Banderas and Snoop Dogg. Don't hold your breath for a Morrissey cameo though ...

Johnny Marr will compose the score to a forthcoming film starring Antonio Banderas and Snoop Dogg. The former Smiths guitarist has been asked to write original music for The Big Bang, a detective film by director Tony Krantz.

"This will be Johnny's first film score and he was just ranked the number one greatest guitarist of all time by Virgin Media," producer Reece Pearson told MovieScore magazine. But while Marr is celebrated for his riffs, he is a relatively unknown when it comes to soundtracks. However, he has already announced a partnership with Ian Brown to score three television dramas, but it is unclear when these programmes will air.

The Big Bang is the story of a private detective, played by Banderas, as »

- Sean Michaels

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Leonard Maltin Interviews Hal Holbrook (That Evening Sun) on Next Secret's Out

2 December 2009 3:22 AM, PST | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

In Hal Holbrook's new movie, That Evening Sun, he plays an aging Tennessee farmer who returns to his homestead and finds that his son has leased the property to an old enemy. Holbrook's performance has been called "towering" and is gaining Academy Awards buzz.

The veteran actor, who was an Oscar nominee for last year's Into the Wild, sits down with Leonard Maltin on the next Secret's Out. Along with That Evening Sun, Holbrook discusses the advice that made him the actor he is today.

Tune in for the Secret's Out premiere on Friday, December 4, at 6:30 Pm Et/ 3:30 Pm Pt. Or catch one of its encore showings.

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 12/2/2009 by reelz

Leonard Maltin's Secret's Out | Leonard Maltin | Hal Holbrook | That Evening Sun »

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Wanna See the 'New' Face of Freddy Krueger?

1 December 2009 10:00 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Warner Bros. has released new images from the forthcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, several of which you can see over at Omelete, including a large version of Freddy Krueger, which you can see below.

Some of the images, including the ones on this page, are high res stills from the trailer, but give you a pretty good idea of what Freddy Krueger's burned face is going to look like.

In the film, a group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another...but when they sleep, there is no escape.

The question on everyone's mind is, of course, will Jackie Earle Haley do justice to the iconic role? And will a new generation come to embrace him (poor choice of phrases, »

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That Evening Sun's Hal Holbrook: A Candid, Emotional Movieline Interview

19 November 2009 11:00 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

It's time to move Hal Holbrook off the Oscar bubble and into the fold. The 84-year-old actor delivers arguably the performance of his career in That Evening Sun, director Scott Teems's terrific adaptation of the William Gay short story "I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down." Holbrook plays Abner Meecham, a Tennessean banished by his lawyer son (Walton Goggins) to a nursing home he'll soon flee in disgust. Returning to his farm, Abner discovers the Choate family -- led by ne'er-do-well patriarch Lonzo (Ray McKinnon) -- occupying the house he and his late wife built from scratch. When Abner decides to set up house in the tenant's quarters, the ensuing battle of wills between he and Lonzo zig-zags from comic to gothic to disturbingly violent -- thanks much to Holbrook's scenic route along the spectrum between righteousness and utter sociopathy. Imagine his celebrated character in Into the Wild »

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Kristen Stewart looks beyond Bella

18 November 2009 | | See recent news »

I admit that the standing-in-line-for-days furor around New Moon mystifies me. I mean please, this is not The Final Ever Until Lucas Gets Another Idea Star Wars movie.

I also admit that I am old and a bit of a snob.

But last week, a young bisexual friend of mine put it in perspective for me with two words: Kristen Stewart.

My friend explained to me that while she certainly is a huge fan of the Twilight franchise, she would go see Kristen Stewart in anything. She just can’t take her eyes off of her. And it dawned on me: Stewart is my friend’s Meryl Streep. And judging by the responses of readers at any mention of Stewart, not to mention Hot 100 status, she’s not alone.

I have followed Kristen since Panic Room. She was able to make an impression even sharing the screen with Jodie Foster — no easy task. »

- thelinster

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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 11/17/2009

17 November 2009 9:00 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

I'm a little late on posting the list this week (I usually hit you with it on Sunday), but didn't want to miss my next-to-last pre-Thanksgiving chance to say "Gobble, Gobble! Motherfucker!" (Thankskilling, see below) again. Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this week in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List.

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Basement Jack

Karen Cook was your average high school student... until the night evil invaded her life. She would soon be known as the lone survivor of a seven-day killing spree perpetrated by a seventeen year old boy the world would come to call "Basement Jack". For the next eleven years, Karen Cook lived in fear that one day Basement Jack would be released. Then, a court hearing in 2006 found that Jack Riley had not received a »

- (James Zahn)

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Interview: Hal Holbrook And That Evening Sun Director Scott Teems

17 November 2009 12:52 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Writer-director Scott Teems knew he'd written himself into a corner with That Evening Sun, an adaptation of William Gay's short story about an 80-something Southern man fighting to keep his house in the face of advanced age, surly renters and an indifferent son. Teems realized that there were very few elderly actors who could handle the role, much less the Southern accent, but he knew one guy who'd be perfect for it-- Hal Holbrook, the veteran actor recently Oscar nominated for Into the Wild, who knows a thing or two about remaining steadfast and stubborn into your 80s. In That Evening Sun, Holbrook plays Abner Meecham, a man who escapes from the retirement home to move back to his old farm, only to find that his son has rented out the place to another family, led by Lonzo Choat (Ray McKinnon), who hates Abner as much as Abner hates him. »

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New Moon Round-Up: Kristen Stewart's 'Truth Machine,' Twilight House For Sale

16 November 2009 2:00 PM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

About 79 hours remain before New Moon makes its midnight debut, which can only mean navigating a steady torrent of related news as the hype flood swirls around us. Find below a few of the more compelling subplots to consider as you prepare for zero-hour:

· Kristen Stewart isn't aloof, reports the Nyt -- she's just guarding herself against the horrors of abject teen stardom. To that end, says her Into the Wild director Sean Penn, she's a "truth machine" who admirably endures public scrutiny that would be "an obscenity on anybody's life." Stewart herself looks forward to the film's mall tour with the reassuring observation: "[T]hey could totally assassinate me at any time if they wanted. When so much energy is thrown at you, it has to throw you for a loop." Great. This may be the first time Kevlar is added to a tour rider. »

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Alabama Moon | Review

16 November 2009 10:52 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Tim McCanlies Writer(s): Watt Key (novel, screenplay) Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Uriah Shelton, Clint Howard Moon (Jimmy Bennett) and his Pap (J.D. Evermore) are living the Libertarian dream – Ayn Rand and Ron Paul would be proud of this duo – illegally homesteading in the backcountry of rural Alabama. Pap raises Moon to never trust anyone, especially the government. That’s all well and good until Pap dies, leaving eleven year old Moon all alone in the wilderness. Moon opts to foot it towards Alaska (the Libertarian, survivalist and secessionist Mecca). It is not long before the local constable (Clint Howard) – who must have learned everything he knows about policing from Roscoe P. Coltrane – and his hound dog are hot on Moon’s trail. Moon is apprehended and sent to a boy’s prison called Pinson, but his inner wild child cannot be held by any cage. Moon »

- Don Simpson

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Sliff 2009 Review: St. Nick

13 November 2009 9:26 AM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s time to put the giant-sized Muppets in the closet.  Whereas Where The Wild Things Are, or, at least, Spike Jonze version of that story, is about the wondrous and magical places children transport themselves to when they are off on their own, David Lowery’s St. Nick is about the realities children face when they can no longer live inside their own heads.  It’s a film about survival, not so much in the physical sense a la Into The Wild, but about the emotional and psychological survival one must endure when they are alone and wandering the world without experienced guidance.

Real-life siblings Savanna and Tucker Sears, who are without question captivating in every scene of the film, play a nameless girl and boy who have left their home behind.  In the film’s opening moments, the boy wanders aimlessly first into and then through a seemingly abandoned house. »

- Kirk

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Exclusive Video: Hal Holbrook Stands in That Evening Sun

12 November 2009 6:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Hal Holbrook has had a long and distinguished career. Best known for his legendary role as the Watergate conspiracy lynchpin Deep Throat in All the President's Men, the actor was introduced to an all new audience in 2007 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. A veteran of over one-hundred and twenty film and television projects, the actor has appeared in such movies as John Carpenter's The Fog, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wall Street, Fletch Lives and The Firm, not to mention countless performances on popular television programs like Evening Shade, The West Wing and The Sopranos. It's safe to say that at age eighty-four, Holbrook shows no signs of slowing down as he is currently getting rave reviews for his performance as a Tennessee farm owner dealing with being forced off his farm and into a retirement home in That Evening Sun, »

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Kristen Stewart Says 'New Moon' Was 'Labor-Intensive'

12 November 2009 3:00 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'I would have to be dead, zombie Bella who's just absolutely destroyed, to waking up again,' she says.

By Larry Carroll

Kristen Stewart

Photo: MTV News

Beverly Hills, California — Asking fans to name the best "Twilight Saga" actor inevitably results in a debate only slightly less passionate than the topic of whether "Breaking Dawn" was a worthy finale for the novels. No matter who your pick is, however, it's hard to deny that at the tender age of 19, Kristen Stewart has positioned herself to become a dominant Hollywood actress for decades to come.

With more than 20 movies under her belt, acclaim in such wide-ranging flicks as "Into the Wild," "Panic Room" and "Adventureland," and praise from the likes of Jodie Foster and Ryan Reynolds, KStew is undoubtedly an actress to watch.

But according to her, it was next week's "New Moon" that demanded some of the most difficult work yet in her young career. »

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