Bette Davis Knocks It Outta The Park In ‘Jezebel’

The definition of “jezebel” per dictionary.com is: a wicked, shameless, scheming woman. I didn’t know that going in, which made the movie of the same name starring Bette Davis all the more alluring. Had I’d known, my experience would have lacked. In 1938, Davis won her second and (amazingly) last Academy award for her role…
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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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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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The Best (and Worst) Supporting Oscars Hosts

By Steven Rea McClatchy News Will James Franco pull a poem out of his tux, or read an excerpt from one of his short stories? Will Anne Hathaway break into song? Will the two of them, virgin cohosts of the 83d Academy Awards, dazzle the Kodak Theatre crowd Sunday night — and more important, dazzle…
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OSCARS: Toy Story 3 Up For Best Picture

Toy Story 3 tugged at my heart strings like it did for most viewers. If you haven’t seen it, prepare for spoilers. It hit so many themes that adults can relate to: feeling obsolete due to layoffs, saying farewell to their childhood or any other phase of their lives, recalling simpler times when the economy…
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