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Chicago Critics: Collegiate Men and Serious Little Girls Dominate.

20 December 2010 4:58 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Chicago Film Critics are the latest critics association to announce their awards and they've gone, like virtually everyone else, with The Social Network.

 These 52 critics love Sorkin & Fincher's warring young entrepeneurs. They also like their actresses real young and their prizes spread out.

Best Picture The Social Network

Best Director David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actress Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Actor  Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), the captain of True Grit's ship. If you assume that Helena Bonham-Carter, and The Fighter girls are safe in the Supporting Actress race, does this rush of Hailee Steinfeld wins prophecy that she'll be stealing Jacki Weaver's spot? If so how will we ever forgive these (and other critics) who inexplicably ruled in Hailee's favor? Or will Hailee take Mila Kunis's spot? Or does it signify »

- NATHANIEL R

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James Franco Hosting Oscars Because Everyone Told Him Not To

20 December 2010 2:45 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

There are some people who just can’t help but rebel against The Man, like how James Franco is hosting the Oscars because everyone told him not to. Wait, what? According to the stoned man’s James Dean, “When we finally met and discussed it in person, all my representatives were saying, ‘No! Of course not! So that always sparks something in me. So I said, ‘Yes, of course!’ Because that reaction that they have is based on conventional wisdom of what makes a good career. And that can be boring — really boring.” See, everyone else on the planet rebels by getting an ill-advised Taz tattoo on their butt; only Franco sticks it to the powers that be by hosting the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Franco, who is also up for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, says he doesn’t even care if he’s terrible… »

- Halle Kiefer

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Winning Jeopardy gets Whiz Kid 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' with Stephen Daldry

16 December 2010 5:45 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Hollywood casting agents can now look no further than Jeopardy when searching for smart, young talent. Thirteen year-old Thomas Horn has signed on to star in Stephen Daldry’s film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” after winning $31,800 in prize money on Jeopardy back in October. His pay day on the film should make those winnings look like play money. Daldry, best known for directing The Hours and The Reader, required an exceptionally intelligent kid to fill the title role penned by Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth of Forrest Gump and Munich fame. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullocks have also signed on to play Horn’s parents in the film and the young actor will undoubtedly learn a great from the two veteran actors. Scott Rudin is producing the film, which is a co-production between Warner Bros. and Paramount. Shooting is set for late-January in New York City. »

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13-Year-Old Jeopardy winner can be 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

16 December 2010 1:33 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Warner Bros. has hired 13-year-old Thomas Horn to play the young male lead in the big screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's post 9/11 novel "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. will co-produce with Paramount.Scott Rudin, who has been developing the film since 2005 when the book was published, is producing. Eric Roth wrote the adaptation and Stephen Daldry ("The Hours," "The Reader") is attached to direct.Warners and Paramount co-produced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which Roth also wrote."Extremely Loud" focuses on a 9-year-old boy (Horn) who finds a key in a vase that belonged to his father, who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and searches »

- Adnan Tezer

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‘Jeopardy’ Boy Genius to Play Tom Hanks’ Boy Genius

16 December 2010 6:48 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

If you want to convince the world you can play a child prodigy, it doesn’t hurt to win $31,800 on Jeopardy at the age of 12.

That’s exactly what Thomas Horn did when he cleaned up on the popular quiz show this past October. Now, according to Variety, he’s leveraged his big win into an even bigger prize: a role in the Tom Hanks/Sandra Bullock drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

The movie, helmed by Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader) and based on a book by Jonathan Safran Foer (“Everything Is Illuminated”), tells the story of a boy named Oskar (Horn), on a quest to find the lock for a mysterious key previously owned by his father who died in the 9/11 attacks. Hanks plays the deceased father, while Bullock plays Oskar’s mother.

Deep stuff, but the casting of newbie Horn shouldn’t scare you – it’s pitch perfect. »

- Matt Patches

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12-Year-Old 'Jeopardy' Winner to Star in Daldry's Latest

15 December 2010 2:05 PM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

When an adorable 12-year-old named Thomas Horn won $31,800 in prize money on ‘Jeopardy’ this past October, no one really thought he’d have any notoriety beyond a few local newspaper interviews and well...being adorable.  But The Reader and The Hours director Stephen Daldry is hearing none of that. 

Daldry also directed a young Jamie Bell in Billy Elliot.

Daldry has cast Horn in the lead role of Oskar Schell in his 2012 adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestseller Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer’s follow-up to 2002’s semi-autobiographical  “Everything is Illuminated. »

- Cristen J Brinkerhoff

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12-Year-Old Jeopardy Winner Cast in Tom Hanks' Extremely Loud

15 December 2010 1:44 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in October, "Jeopardy!" invited kids to compete on the show and 12-year-old Thomas Horn ended up winning $31,800 plus an all expenses paid vacation to Alaska. Now, Horn has been cast to play the lead in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. The film is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel and focuses on Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old boy who is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. "Extremely Loud" is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot) from a script by Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Forrest Gump). »

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12-Year-Old ‘Jeopardy’ Genius Lands Role Alongside Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock

15 December 2010 11:02 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Simply being smart does get you somewhere in life after all. Deadline is reporting that 12-year-old Jeopardy! winner Thomas Horn has been cast by director Stephen Daldry in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer‘s novel was scripted by Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and will star Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

Horn will fill the role of 9-year-old Oskar Schell, “an exceptionally intelligent kid…whose father is killed in the World Trade Center collapse.” The story follows the boy finding a “a key left behind in his father’s belongings, and sets out on a cathartic journey to uncover the lock.” Hopefully Horn gets paid more than the $31,800 in prize money he took home from Jeopardy! This will mark Daldry’s first film after the disappointing, yet Oscar-nominated, The Reader in 2008.

Were you fan of The Reader? Are you looking forward to this? »

- Jordan Raup

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“Blue Valentine” wins MPAA Appeal

8 December 2010 6:34 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: Following a hearing this afternoon, The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that it has won a unanimous appeal of the Nc-17 rating initially given to its feature film Blue Valentine by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration had bestowed the Nc-17 due to one scene, a sexually intimate sequence between a married couple trying to repair their broken relationship.

The rare unanimous decision by the appeal board strengthens the ability of the film to reach audiences as an acknowledged award-season contender, already nominated for a Gotham Award and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. It has also received wide kudos from critics such as Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger, who wrote, “If there’s any justice, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams will both earn Oscar nominations for their raw, arresting performances.”

“All of us – the filmmakers and cast – were united in our »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Tom Hanks Confirmed to Star in Kathryn Bigelow’s Triple Frontier

30 November 2010 7:47 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last month, we reported that Tom Hanks was “seriously considering” a starring role in Triple Frontier, the new film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).  Producer Charles Roven now tells ComingSoon that Hanks is officially on board.  Roven added that they were still casting the other roles and they were aiming for a mid-March 2011 shoot.  He also referred to the project as “Triple Frontier” and not as its other rumored title, “Sleeping Dogs”.

Written by Hurt Locker scribe Mark Boal, the film centers on a border zone of South America known as “la triple frontera”, and is a haven for drug cartels.  There’s a strong Middle Eastern community who have long been linked to Islamic extremists and their money laundering activities.  Hit the jump for more on Triple Frontier and a refresher on Hanks’ other projects.

Other big-name actors have previously been named in connection with the project including Sean Penn, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Anne Hathaway and James Franco Set to Host 2011 Oscar Telecast

29 November 2010 8:44 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced James Franco and Anne Hathaway will step in as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, filling the shoes vacated by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin last year. I'm sure Hathaway's involvement with Hugh Jackman's song and dance number at the 2009 Oscars, which you can see to the right, definitely had an impact on her being called on this year.

Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer made the announcement today saying in a joint statement, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons-- fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27... We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that."

Franco and Hathaway have both been »

- Brad Brevet

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SAG Awards 2011 Nomination Ballots Mailed Today

24 November 2010 5:38 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

  Ballots for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations will be mailed to this year’s SAG Awards film and television nominating committees today. According to SAG's press release, "votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be received by the Guild’s official teller, Integrity Voting Systems, by Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 5 p.m (Pt)." The release adds that "the nominees for performances in 2010 … will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 SAG members from across the United States that were randomly selected in April 2010. … Requests for nomination consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing were submitted by actors or, with the actor’s permission, by producers, studios/networks, agents, managers or publicists." That's why Kate Winslet was nominated (and eventually won) as a supporting actress for The Reader at the SAG Awards, but ended up [...] »

- Anna Robinson

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Hollywood Divorces: Celebrity Couples who finally called married lifestyle and romance quits

17 November 2010 4:02 PM, PST | Green Celebrity | See recent Green Celebrity news »

With the recent news that broke earlier on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the year that wasn’t… err, rather the year that has not been considered a banner year for celebrity couples. Here is a look at just a few well known celebrity couple breakups. Sam Mendes-Kate Winslet: Alas, another celebrity actress falls victim to the Oscar curse. Celebrity actress Kate Winslet, who won the coveted Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader, announced her divorce from celebrity director Sam Mendes back in March. The celebrity couple was married for seven years and have one son together. Courtney Cox-David Arquette: Celebrity actress and current Cougar Town star Courtney Cox announced her divorce from celebrity actor David Arquette in October after 11 years of marriage. In an announcement made together, the celebrity said that they have »

- Doug Mead

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David Hare’s ‘Page 8′ to Star Weisz and Fiennes

14 November 2010 2:42 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

David Hare, best known as the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Hours and The Reader, has completed his most recent screenplay, Page 8. First Showing not only reports that Hare will direct the film — to date, his experience behind the camera isn’t as polished as his work on the page — but also that Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes will co-star in the film. You will recall that these two co-starred in The Constant Gardener, and Fiennes also gave a crucial performance in The Reader. Needless to say, there should be some built-in chemistry with this cast and crew.

The supporting cast will include Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, and Judy Davis. While our knowledge of the storyline is cloudy at best right now, the report does include a brief synopsis that tries to narrow things down:

In the BBC backed thriller Nighy will play an Mi-5 operative who believes Weisz’s character »

- Danny King

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Rachel Weisz & Ralph Fiennes Reunite for David Hare's 'Page 8'

12 November 2010 9:46 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After working together in Fernando Meirelles' 2005 drama The Constant Gardener, it looks like Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes will be back on screen together again. The Daily Mail reports screenwriter and playwright David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) will direct the duo in Page 8, an espionage thriller which he also wrote himself. Though a logline isn't given, the title refers to the eighth page of a highly classified, secret document, which will likely drive most of the characters' motivations throughout the film. This also stars Michael Gambon (The Book of Eli), Bill Nighy (Pirate Radio) and Judy Davis (Marie Antoinette). In the BBC backed thriller Nighy will play an Mi-5 operative who believes Weisz's character poses a threat to him while Michael Gambon plays the director general of the Security Service. It's unclear what roles Fiennes and Davis will be taking, and while the thriller will certainly be grounded »

- Ethan Anderton

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Movie News Quick Hits: Paul Giamatti Joins the 'Hangover 2' Gang

12 November 2010 9:15 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

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- Paul Giamatti is the latest character actor ready to fly out to Thailand to be a part of 'The Hangover Part II,' which will begin filming (with all of the original's core cast returning) in a matter of weeks.

- David Hare (screenwriter behind 'The Reader' and 'The Hours') will write and direct 'Page 8,' a spy thriller featuring Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Judy Davis and Ralph Fiennes. Plot details are sparse, but The Playlist tells us Weisz will be the main character, a "beguiling woman of mystery."

- Fox 2000 has purchased film rights to 'Pure,' a new trilogy of books from Julianna Baggot about a post-apocalyptic world where people are divided into two classes (those who survived untouched and those who didn't). All of this occurred before 'Pure' has even found an actual publisher. »

- Peter Hall

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Movie News Quick Hits: Paul Giamatti Joins the 'Hangover 2' Gang

12 November 2010 9:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

- Paul Giamatti is the latest character actor ready to fly out to Thailand to be a part of 'The Hangover Part II,' which will begin filming (with all of the original's core cast returning) in a matter of weeks.

- David Hare (screenwriter behind 'The Reader' and 'The Hours') will write and direct 'Page 8,' a spy thriller featuring Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Judy Davis and Ralph Fiennes. Plot details are sparse, but The Playlist tells us Weisz will be the main character, a "beguiling woman of mystery."

- Fox 2000 has purchased film rights to 'Pure,' a new trilogy of books from Julianna Baggot about a post-apocalyptic world where people are divided into two classes (those who survived untouched and those who didn't). All of this occurred before 'Pure' has even found an actual publisher. »

- Peter Hall

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Rachel Weisz joins “Page 8;” Out of the “Dark Knight” race?

12 November 2010 6:48 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: You might be able to scratch one actress’s name of the list of potential female performers lining up for a part in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”

That’s because Rachel Weisz — who yesterday was on a short-list of Batman candidates alongside Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and every other beautiful starlet in a five-block radius – has flipped over to David Hare’s spy thriller “Page 8, which begins shooting in January.

The title, according to the Daily Mail, refers to the eighth page in a top-secret document. Weisz joins a spectacular cast that reportedly includes Bill Nighy as an MI5 operative, Michael Gambon as the director general of the Security Service, Judy Davis, and Ralph Fiennes, whom she worked with on her Oscar-winning vehicle, “The Constant Gardener.”

David Hare was nominated for two Oscars for penning “The Hours” and “The Reader.” But »

- Sean O'Connell

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Your Daily Fix Of Oscar: 11/10/10

10 November 2010 12:09 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

24 Frames: Steven Zeitchik spreads the word about last night’s not-so-”secret Hollywood screening” of David O. Russell’s much-anticipated boxing drama “The Fighter,” a month before its theatrical release, at Grauman’s Chinese Theater as part of the ongoing AFI Fest. (The film will next be screened on tomorrow evening in New York for east coast critics/pundits, who will then be treated to a Q&A with Russell and Mark Wahlberg, the film’s best actor hopeful.)

Gold Derby: Tom O’Neil recounts the history of producer Scott Rudin (“The Social Network”) and studio chief Harvey Weinstein (“The King’s Speech”), who used to work together but had a falling out a few years ago. In 2008, the two bucked heads while gunning campaigning for Kate Winslet, who was eligible for both the Rudin-produced “Revolutionary Road” and the Weinstein-distributed “The Reader.” (The Academy ultimately nominated — and awarded — her the »

- Mary Skawinski

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Actress of the Decade (Almost)

4 November 2010 5:19 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)

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Best Actress

2002 – Renee Zellweger – Chicago

2002 – Nicole KidmanThe Hours

2003 – Keisha Castle-HughesWhale Rider

2003 – Samantha Morton – In America

2004 – Hilary SwankMillion Dollar Baby

2004 – Kate WinsletFinding Neverland

2005 – Reese WitherspoonWalk the Line

2005 – Charlize TheronNorth Country

2006 – Judi Dench – Notes of a Scandal

2006 – Helen MirrenThe Queen

2007 – Marion CotillardLa Vie en Rose

2007 – Ellen PageJuno

2008 – Meryl StreepDoubt

2008 – Kate WinsletThe Reader

2009 – Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

2009 – Carey MulliganAn Education

Every year we select the best in films and let our Tsr fans score each and every one. Now it’s time to look back.

This is just one of 24 categories in The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost). The nominations from above are the top two finishers from each year of The Scorecard Review Movie Awards.

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- Jeff Bayer

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