Rest In Peace, Elizabeth Taylor

Hollywood lost an icon today. Elizabeth Taylor passed away at age 79 from congestive heart failure. I remember her in  BUTTERFIELD 8 and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, which happen to be the two films for which she received Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role. (She was nominated for CAT ON A HOT…
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Red Riding Hood’s Formula Is Tween Gold

Catherine Hardwicke decided to bank on the for-sure money-making demographic: tweens, and direct the new film, RED RIDING HOOD, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. Hardwicke hit the jackpot with TWILIGHT, the first film of the hit saga. But for No. 2 in the series, she was replaced with director Chris Weitz (seemingly because he…
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Battle: Los Angeles, The Cloverfield Wannabe Of The West Coast

If you’re into alien/apocolyptic/war/action movies, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES is right up your alley. However, with all that’s going on in Japan, you might not need this. (I went to Thursday’s midnight showing and came home to news and video of the earthquake/tsunami aftermath.) But if you’re curious, here goes. The film’s pretty simple. Aaron Eckhart…
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Charlie Sheen One-ups The Oscars

The Oscars. Most of the banter Monday was about Melissa Leo dropping the F bomb during her lengthy acceptance speech for best supporting actress in “The Fighter,” Kirk Douglas’ appearance as a presenter, and Charlie Sheen … who was not nominated for an Academy Award, but was interviewed on the Today Show Monday morning, and…
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OSCARS: One Opinion On Best Supporting Nominations

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo have a fighting chance at supporting-actor Oscars By Rafer Guzman Newsday Where’s Justin Timberlake? In “The Social Network,” he had the small but crucial role of a slick-talking dot-commer who walked away with a slice of the Facebook pie. Critics were impressed, but when Oscar nods were announced, Timberlake’s name…
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