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Richard Gere’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career deserves to be recognized. This year his outstanding performance in “Arbitrage” has been embraced by both the critics and the public at large. Gere plays the most self-serving Wall Street bastard since Gordon Gekko in Nicholas Jarecki’s “Arbitrage.” Actor and humanitarian Richard Gere can currently be seen starring in Nicholas Jarecki’s “Arbitrage” opposite Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth. Gere is known for his diversity of roles, from his Golden Globe winning performance in “Chicago” to the critically acclaimed “Pretty Women,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “American Gigolo,” and “Primal Fear.” He was last seen in “Amelia” alongside Hilary Swank and Ewan McGregor and in Anton Fuqua’s “Brooklyn’s Finest,” starring Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke. Other recent credits include “Nights in Rodanthe,” “I’m Not There,” “The Hoax,” “The Hunting Party,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Bee Season.” Gere’s »
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A funny thing happened on the way to the Oscars. Not to the Oscars. To me. I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of... happened to itself. Most of the time, it causes me no pain at all. But my left leg won't bear any weight, nor can I walk on it. This pain is off the charts. It has nothing to do with cancer. It's plain bad luck.
The good news is that I've seen the films of one of the best recent years in cinema. I wrote more than 300 reviews in 2012 -- a record -- and it was unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote "best" films in 11th place.
Here are the Best Films I saw in 2012:
1. • "Argo"
This film takes first place on my best movie list because it is above »
- Roger Ebert
Richard Gere has expressed hopes that he will get an Academy Award nomination for Arbitrage. Gere has earned critical praise for his portrayal of a hedge fund manager whose life is thrown into chaos due to his financial impropriety. The actor has already been nominated for a Golden Globe for Arbitrage, but admitted to CNN that he is most hoping for an Oscar nod. "It would feel great, of course. Everyone wants to feel appreciated," Gere explained. He went on to say: "I like the movie, and I think Nick Jarecki, who wrote and directed it, did a really great job. I'm happy with my performance in it. "I don't think any actor is ever totally delighted with what they do, but you get easier on it later." (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Over the next few weeks, Vulture is talking to the screenwriters behind 2012's most acclaimed movies about the scenes they found most difficult to crack. What pivotal sequences underwent the biggest transformations on their way from script to screen? Today, Arbitrage writer-director Nicholas Jarecki reveals how Richard Gere helped shape the financial thriller's most pivotal scene. He told his story to Kyle Buchanan: It's the scene with Robert (Richard Gere) and his daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) in Central Park after she discovers all these financial improprieties in the company. When I originally wrote that scene in the earliest draft, he was giving his confession to his right-hand man, and it wasn't his daughter. Additionally, in the very last scene of the movie, a random extra was the one who introduced Robert at this charity event, not his daughter. Now I had a reading of the script about a year »
- Kyle Buchanan
By Joey Magidson
Age is just a number, folks. When it comes to the film industry, especially this year, we’ve seen terrific work from actors, actresses and filmmakers, both young and old. Of course, seniority does bring respect, and there are a number of awards contenders who are on the older side. The business favors the young, though, but the good ones don’t vanish when they’re on the wrong side of 30 or 40.
There are a number of strong Oscar hopefuls this year who are over the age of 55, so the purpose of this week’s list is to highlight and honor them a bit. Not all of them will wind up with nominations, but at least some of them will hear their names called. Regardless, all have added at least one more terrific bit of work to their already stellar resumes.
Some of the people listed below appear as tandems, »
- Joey Magidson
By Roger Ebert
A funny thing happened on the way to the Oscars. Not to the Oscars. To me. I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of...happened to itself. Most of the time, it causes me no pain at all. But my left leg won't bear any weight, nor can I walk on it. This pain is off the charts. It has nothing to do with cancer. It's plain bad luck.
The good news is that I've seen the films of one of the best recent years in cinema. I wrote more than 300 reviews in 2012--a record--and it was unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote films in 11th place.
Here are the Best Ten Films I saw in 2012:
1. • "Argo." This film takes first place on my best movie list because it is above all else a movie--pure, »
- Roger Ebert
Despite his extensive resume, including award-winning films like "Chicago," Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar. Can he earn his first for "Arbitrage"? He discusses his Golden Globe nominated performance with CNN. Anne Hathaway was widely criticized for her Oscars co-hosting gig opposite James Franco, but she offers advice to upcoming host Seth MacFarlane: "'This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience,' Hathaway tells EW. 'You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you’re nuts.'" Entertainment Weekly Oscars tend to favor dramatic performances, so "Parental Guidance" stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think there should be separate honors for comedy. Says Midler, "What about Eddie Murphy in 'Nutty Professor'? I mean, my God! Who has ever done that? That was amazing!"  »
This week: Milla Jovovich goes to the heart of the Umbrella Corporation to stop the global zombie epidemic in "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth movie in the popular sci-fi action series that sees the return of original "Resident Evil" badass Michelle Rodriguez.
Also new this week is the Southern-fried pitch-black comedy "Killer Joe" starring Matthew McConaughey, the bike-messenger thriller "Premium Rush" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the romantic drama "The Words" with Bradley Cooper and the financial thriller "Arbitrage" with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon.
Box Office: $42 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 31% Rotten
Storyline: In this fifth installment of the enduring zombie apocalypse series based on the video game, Alice (Milla Jovovich) escapes from her cell inside Umbrella's prime research facility and finds that old friends have become new enemies. Director Paul W.S. Anderson's "Retribution" brings back Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Sienna Guillory and more from previous installments. »
- Robert DeSalvo
It really can’t be true, can it? Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar? Really? Let’s check again. For Chicago, surely. Nope. Officer and a Gentleman? Nope. Unfaithful, The Hoax, Primal Fear? Eh-eh. Damn… Dude’s due.
With Arbitrage, Gere might finally land that elusive nomination. In the Sundance hit from first-time writer/director Nicholas Jarecki, Gere plays a Bernie Madoff type who needs to unload his financial company before Wall Street figures out he’s short $412 million. It’s a subtle, daring performance, but also one that reminds you how consistently remarkable the 63-year-old has been for more than 35 years, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Richard Gere was about as far away from Hollywood as you can get on the day the Golden Globe nominations were announced — in Goa, India, after a trip to a remote spot inland for about a week. He hadn't been getting good cell service, so he left his phone off for the most part. But when he got to the beach, he turned it back on. "There were about 50 messages, and so of course, my first instinct was that there was something wrong," he told Vulture at a lunch yesterday for his movie Arbitrage. "All the dates were the same, so I thought something had happened. Someone had died. But then all the e-mail subject headings started coming up, 'Congratulations,' 'Congratulations,' 'Congratulations.' Congratulations for what?""Every two years they say, 'This is your best performance in years,'" he laughed. "'He's finally fulfulling his potential!'" Laughing »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Killer Joe" What's It About? A trailer park father-son combo (Thomas Haden Church, Emile Hirsch) need to come up with thousands to pay off drug dealers; their only option is to kill off their wicked step-mother (Gina Gershon) and collect the insurance. To pull off the dirty deed, they hire "Killer" Joe (Matthew McConaughey) a corrupt cop who moonlights as a hitman. See It Because: "Joe" is a showcase of skills you didn't know McConaughey had in him. The movie walks a fine line between brutally grim and darkly funny, and it earns its Nc-17 rating. But "Joe's" redneck noirish flavor is a late career high mark for director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist," "The French Connection"), who has always been able to deliver genuine heart-stopping drama. New on Blu-ray & DVD "Arbitrage" What's It About? Richard Gere plays billionaire hedge-fund manager Robert Miller, who »
- Eric Larnick
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won the Best Picture award at the annual African-American Film Critics' Association awards. But the Best Director trophy went to Ben Affleck for "Argo." Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere" was the film which received the most awards, however, winning Best Actress (Emayatzy Corinealdi), Screenplay, Independent Film, and Music.
Here's the complete winners list of the 2012 African-American Film Critics' Association awards. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Best Foreign Language Film: "The Intouchables"
Best Documentary: (tie) "The House I Live In" and "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution"
Best Animated Feature: "Rise of the Guardians"
Best Independent Film: "Middle of Nowhere »
The African-American Film Critics' Association gave Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" their told award, while Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere" won the most awards overall (best actress, screenplay, independent film, music). Full list of winners below. Check out all the awards so far this season here. Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty" Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo" Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, "Middle of Nowhere" Best Actor: Denzel Washington, "Flight" Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, "Lincoln" Best Supporting Actor: Nate Parker, "Arbitrage" Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay, "Middle of Nowhere" Best Foreign Language Film: "The Intouchables" Best Documentary: (tie) "The House I Live In" and "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution" Best Animated Feature: »
- Peter Knegt
The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Richard Gere with the Chairman’s Award on January 5 at the Awards Gala. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Hosted by Mary Hart, the Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees the cast of Argo, Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis. The Festival runs January 3-14. “Throughout his career Richard Gere has established himself as an accomplished actor and producer and yet still finds time to support crucial cultural and humanitarian causes,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Over the years we’ve seen Mr. Gere in many memorable roles, however with Arbitrage, he turns in one of his strongest career performances to date, bringing to life a hedge-fund magnate whose world is upended amid personal and professional turmoil that threatens to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Josh Abraham)
Continuing their pre-Oscar fanfare, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor veteran Richard Gere, who nabbed a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," with the Chairman's Award on January 5 at the awards gala. (We flipcammed Gere here.) Past recipients of the Chairman's Award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman. Other honoree recipients at the 24th Psiff include Helen Mirren, the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis. »
- Beth Hanna
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards taking home the Best Picture, Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screeplay, and Editing trophies. Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" also did well winning Best Supporting Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Cinematography, and Score. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. For all the other winners/nominees of this Awards Season, click here:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
*** Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the pack, scoring 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics Awards. Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" followed with 9 nods. Both movies will compete with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Picture of the Year.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Awards. For a full list of winners/nominees this Awards Season, click here:
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Another day, another Palm Springs Film Festival honoree. (I totally missed the addition of Helen Mirren to the list last week, but I imagine even she can't keep up with the honorary awards she racks up these days.) The latest one is "Arbitrage" star Richard Gere, who'll receive the Chairman's Award -- following Bradley Cooper, he's the second actor tapped for a gong at this year's festival. After a slow start to the season that saw him miss out on an Indie Spirit nod, Gere has rallied a bit in the last week: this publicity-friendly Palm Springs honor consolidates a semi-unexpected »
- Guy Lodge
Vvs Films will release director Nicholas Jarecki’s suspense thriller "Arbitrage" on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, December 21, 2012, starring Richard Gere, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta and Nate Parker :
"....'arbitrage': the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency or commodities in different markets...
"New York hedge‐fund magnate 'Robert Miller' (Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed.
"Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife 'Ellen' (Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir‐apparent 'Brooke' (Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art‐dealer 'Julie Côte' (Casta).
"Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, a tragic »
- M. Stevens
Chicago – Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive “The Master” led the 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees on Friday morning with a stunning ten. Not only was the film nominated for Best Picture and Anderson nominated for directing and writing it but Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were nominated for their performances. Close behind “The Master” was “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with nine nominations, including a remarkable Four for Benh Zeitlin alone (for Director, Screenplay, Score, and Promising Filmmaker). Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” folowed with eight nods a piece and the two-fer of Picture and Director. The full list is below and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2012.
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