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year in review part whichever
I use the term "worst" loosely as I am generally not paid to see the obviously terrible films that open all year round. Plus, I'm not feeling the negativity this year. Or, rather, I'm trying not to feel it. With Bridesmaids and Melancholia both speaking so eloquently on the subject of depression this year like some perfect if unlikely double feature (more on that soon) why should I wallow in my own? No, 2011 was a good year for cinema. So here is a very quick purge of the things that momentarily led me to believe otherwise.
Hell's multiplex has noisy audiences, crying babies, constant texting, and 50 million miniature screens showing only 50 movies, a million microscopic screens for each sorry movie! All of them requiring 3D glasses... even the ones in 2D. I wisely avoided the films I thought might play there -- if »
- NATHANIEL R
Of the 265 films eligible  for Oscars at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February, 97 of them have been deemed worthy to be nominated for Best Original Score. Thomas Newman (The Adjustment Bureau, The Debt, The Help, The Iron Lady) and Michael Giacchino (Cars 2, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Monte Carlo, Super 8) lead all eligible composers with four films this year while Alexandre Desplat (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Ides of March), Tyler Bates (Conan the Barbarian, The Darkest Hour, The Way), Mark Isham (The Conspirator, Dolphin Tale, Warrior) and Henry Jackman (Puss in Boots, Winnie the Pooh, X-Men First Class) all have three. Other familiar names are on the list too such as John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse), James Newton Howard (Green Lantern, Water for Elephants) and Danny Elfman (Real Steel, Restless) who along with Alberto Iglesias (The Skin I Live In, »
- Germain Lussier
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that ninety-seven scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 84th Academy Awards®.
The eligible scores along with the composer are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:
“Answers to Nothing,” Craig Richey, composer
“@urFRENZ,” Lisbeth Scott, composer
“Atlas Shrugged Part 1,” Elia Cmiral, composer
“Cedar Rapids, »
- Michelle McCue
I was actually beginning to believe Cliff Martinez's score for Drive may actually have a shot with all the love it has received in the precursor awards, but last night the Academy announced the list of 97 scores eligible for Best Original Score at the 2012 Oscars and, oops, what do you know, both Drive and Attack the Block didn't make the cut. The only other score I had on my current list of predictions for the category to not make the cut was Howard Shore's music for David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. Why? Well, I would assume somewhere inside there the rules for requirement weren't met. As per the Academy, "To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer. Scores diluted by the use of »
- Brad Brevet
Beverly Hills, CA – Ninety-seven scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The eligible scores along with the composer are listed below in alphabetical order by film title: “The Adjustment Bureau,” Thomas Newman, composer “The Adventures of Tintin,” John Williams, composer “African Cats,” Nicholas Hooper, composer “Albert Nobbs,” Brian Byrne, composer “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer “Anonymous,” Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser, composers “Another Earth,” Phil Mossman and Will Bates, composers “Answers to Nothing,” Craig Richey, composer “Arthur Christmas,” Harry Gregson-Williams, composer “The Artist,” Ludovic Bource, composer “@urFRENZ,” Lisbeth Scott, composer “Atlas Shrugged Part 1,” Elia Cmiral, composer “Battle: Los Angeles,” Brian Tyler, composer “Beastly,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer “The Big Year,” Theodore Shapiro, composer “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Alan Silvestri, composer “Cars 2,” Michael Giacchino, »
- NIKKI FINKE
As we established in our list of the 25 Best Movies of 2011, it was a pretty damn good year at the multiplexes.
But in what you are about to read below, well, there is no "good."
5. 'What's Your Number?'
We all thought the hilarious, effervescent Anna Faris was launching the next missile in the "Bridesmaids" duh-women-can-be-funny war with her sex-romp rom-com "What's Your Number?" How wrong we were. What could have been a lighthearted lesson in judging a girl's character before her dating history was actually a monstrosity of outdated slut-shaming. We know: Ultimately, one hot guy was fine with her apparently horrifying 19 one-time sex partners. The shock and dismay of every other character in the movie -- »
- NextMovie Staff
Who Doesn’T want to go on spring break with lovely celebs like Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts? Then toss in a little James Franco? Yes, you heard me. If you’re a fan, then get a load of this unusual movie casting scoop.
Harmony Korine wrote Kids, which premiered back in 1995. the picture was super controversial. It centered around a gaggle of sexually active teens in New York City. His other films, such as Gummo, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers only solidify the man’s reputation as an “indie film provocateur”. For that reason, it has been unlikely, until now, that you would breath the name Harmony Korine and Disney at the same time.
What has changed? Well, he is hard at work on an upcoming film called Springbreakers. It will follow four college-age gals who decide it »
- Sasha Nova
Justin Timberlake's sci-fi thriller has audiences and critics divided.
By Kara Warner
Photo: 20th Century Fox
What do you get when you mix a futuristic, time-as-money/life-or-death premise; a cast of pretty young things, including Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Matt Bomer and Cillian Murphy; plus the sound sci-fi sensibilities of writer/director Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "The Truman Show") and appropriately stylized cinematography by Roger Deakins ("True Grit," "The Reader")? "In Time" is what, a complex, visually appealing sci-fi thriller that has audiences and critics somewhat divided. (The critical collective over at Rotten Tomatoes is at 36 percent rotten, while its audience rating sits at 76 percent fresh.)
Take a few moments to check out the film's ticking points, if you will, as we sift through the "In Time" reviews!
"The premise builds on the notion that time is money. In the movie's dystopian future, »
It's been a year after Zac Efron split from Vanessa Hudgens, but he reportedly still has a feeling for her. Rumor has it, the actor who will soon be seen in star-studded romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" wants to rekindle his romance with the "Beastly" actress.
A source close to Zac claims to Star magazine that the 24-year-old actor has been trying to win Vanessa's heart back. "Zac realized that he's miserable without her," so says the source. "He's tired of meaningless hookups."
However, the source states that Vanessa is still hesitating to reunite with Zac. She reportedly wants to make sure that her ex-boyfriend is serious about committing before deciding to be back on with him. "She's going to make him work hard before she forgives him completely," reveals the insider.
Zac and Vanessa split in December 2010 after four years dating. Back in March this year, Vanessa revealed to »
Vanessa Hudgens sparks new dating rumor despite her recent admission that she's single. The "Beastly" actress was caught on camera smooching actor Austin Butler while enjoying some milkshakes at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, California at 2:45 A.M. early Sunday morning, September 18.
Donning white ensemble, the former girlfriend of Zac Efron was spotted sitting in the same booth with the 20-year-old actor/model. The twosome had their faces only about 2 inches from each other most of the time. Looking head-over-heels with the "Aliens in the Attic" actor, the former Disney darling was also seen at some points grinning from ear-to-ear with him.
Before the late night outing, both Vanessa and Austin attended the 30th birthday bash of Ashley Tisdale's sister Jennifer at Lexington Social House. A source told People of the pair, "They were together but in a large group. They were not doing anything to show that »
Neil Patrick Harris.Wait For It.Nails It With First Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
Neil Patrick Harris, co-star of .How I Met Your Mother. was honored today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony was held in celebration of the upcoming DVD release of How I Met Your Mother Season 6: The New is Always Better Edition on September 27th.
Equally successful on stage and screen, Neil Patrick Harris continues to demonstrate his creative versatility. He can currently be seen as the womanizing Barney Stinson on the hit CBS comedy series, .How I Met Your Mother,. a role which has garnered him four Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a People.s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics. Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
In 2010, Neil won his first two »
- Melissa Howland
Hudgens showed a little talent in the abysmal SuckerPunch, shined a little brighter in Beastly, and even cut her hair for the upcoming Gimme Shelter, but Deadline brings word that she’s putting her acting skills to the test in the new thriller directed by Scott Walker, who also wrote the script.
Frozen Ground is based on real-life serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted more than 24 women in 12 years. After kidnapping them, he’d fly them to Alaska, where he would then turn them loose, hunt them down, and kill them. In what has to be the greatest casting shock in history, Cusack has been tapped to play Hansen.
Hudgens’ character is based on Cindy Paulson, »
- Marty Shaw
Vanessa Hudgens seems to be trying to distance herself from her High School Musical days after supporting turns in this years Sucker Punch and Beastly, it appears the 23 year-old maybe turning towards more serious projects lately. Along with her role in next years drama Gimme Shelter, as a teen thrown out on the streets by her father after becoming pregnant, deadline reports that the actress has been cast as the surviving victim to John Cusack’s (The Raven) serial-killer that aids Nicolas Cage’s (Face/Off) cop to his capture in Frozen Ground.
The film, based on true events, chronicles the 12 year search for serial-killer Robert Hansen, who kidnapped and murdered up to 24 women during the seventies and eighties after flying them out to the Alaskan wilderness to kill and bury their bodies in a twisted game of human-hunting.
Frozen Ground is written and directed by Scott Walker and is »
- Craig Hunter
The Sucker Punch actress joins Cage and John Cusack in the upcoming thriller which is being hailed in the same vein as crime classics Seven and The Silence of the Lambs. Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Nicolas Cage) sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Vanessa Hudgens (Beastly) will portray a 17-year-old escapee, who manages to avoid being murdered by an elusive serial killer. Hudgens' character will assist the detective investigating the string of murders in Alaska by trying to find the killer before he lands his next victim. The Frozen Ground is directed by Scott Walker and stars Nicolas Cage, John »
- Keven Skinner
Vanessa Hudgens will join Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the upcoming thriller The Frozen Ground , written and directed by Scott Walker. Deadline says shooting begins next month in Alaska. Hudgens starred in this year's Beastly and Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch . The Frozen Ground is described as being in the vein of Seven and The Silence of the Lambs It follows Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Cage) who sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Detective Flothe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer and risks his life to find him before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year »
Vanessa Hudgens and her long-time Bff Ashley Tisdale have etched new tattoos on their skin while they were in New York City to attend Fashion Week. The "High School Musical" co-stars stopped by East Side Ink on late Thursday night, September 8 to get inked by tattoo artist Bang Bang.
For her new body art, the "Sucker Punch" actress decided to etch a symbol of "Om" on the back of each of her hands. Meanwhile, her best friend Ashley opted to ink a French phrase that reads "jamais seule" and means "never alone" on the outer side of her right foot.
Ashley and Vanessa seemingly had great time together considering the tweet posted by Vanessa's younger sister that read, "booo!! super jealous. u girls have fun(:" In return, Ashley wrote, "@stellahudgens we miss u!!!! Ur sister and I r crazy, I'm sure u heard lol. Love u and see u soon! »
Steven Soderbergh's upcoming male stripper flick, Magic Mike, has been on the horizon for a while now. But he's been so busy with other projects, like Contagion and Haywire, there hasn't been a lot of news on the movie that Deadline colorfully refers to as Soderbergh's "hunkfest." Now, word is finally leaking out about the film's casting and plot.
Magic Mike will star Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Matthew McConaughey (freakin' everything, dude), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Joe Mangianello (True Blood) and Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show!). IMDb also lists Demi Moore as part of the cast. This makes sense since she knows a thing or two about stripper movies.
In Magic Mike, Tatum plays a stripper named Mike, with Pettyfer as The Kid, his protégé, and Munn as Amber, Mike's love interest. McConaughey will be playing an ex-dancer who owns the »
Thanks to the popularity of such criminally bad cinema as the Twilight series, the past few years have seen a rise of a new sub-genre of Teen films. Based on classic Gothic fairytales (or at least upon the mythical creatures of these stories) films like Red Riding Hood and Beastly have taken these age-old stories and transformed them into modern tales of angst-ridden teenage romance. Released yesterday on Blu-ray and DVD, Beastly is simply the next in this particular strand of cinema that will undoubtedly be around for a number of years…
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) is a rich, spoiled teenager, whose only cares in the world are his – self-described – dashing good looks and subsequent popularity. Running for Student Body President in his prep school elections, Kyle makes his feelings on looks patently clear, enraging Kendra (Mary Kate Olsen), the school ‘freak’ who’s Gothic wardrobe and facial tattoo cause »
- Stuart Cummins
By Adam Frazier
Horn is the daughter of Warner Bros. President & COO Alan F. Horn and has recently starred in FX’s “Rescue Me.”
Tatum, who is also producing, will appear as the film’s titular character — a mentor to the dancer played by Pettyfer and the love interest of Horn’s character.
Actress Demi Moore is also rumored to be involved to the project. »
Vanessa Hudgens may always insist that she's currently enjoying her single life, but she recently got snapped enjoying time with a mystery man. The "Beastly" actress and the unidentified guy were spotted having lunch together at Studio City in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 21.
Donning sleeveless maxi dress paired with slippers and sunglasses, the actress who will play a pregnant teen in an upcoming drama "Gimme Shelter" is seen walking side by side with the mystery hunk. She was also photographed sitting comfortably next to him, while he's talking on the phone.
After sharing the lunch, the "High School Musical" star went to a car wash to get her car cleaned up. Over the weekend, the 22-year-old actress and her sister Stella attended the Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, where they decorated their car with their favorite bands like Mgmt, The Black Keys and Muse.
Vanessa has split from »
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