"What They Had" finds welcome humor in a tragic setting                Glenn Close, Hugh Jackman and Director Damien Chazelle to Receive Hollywood Film Awards                Ben Foster continues a hot streak with “Galveston”                Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan have captured brilliance with "Wildlife"                Amandla Stenberg, John David Washington, Yalitza Aparicio, Felix Van Groeningen & Crazy Rich Asians To Receive Hollywood Film Awards                David Gordon Green puts his stamp on "Halloween" and crafts a terrific sequel                "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" deliciously pairs Richard E. Grant with Melissa McCarthy                "22 July" sees Paul Greengrass effectively depict another tragic historical event                Timothée Chalamet and Rachel Weisz to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are gunning for awards with "Beautiful Boy"                "Bad Times At The El Royale" is overstuffed yet pulpy fun from Drew Goddard                87 films will contend for Best Foreign Language Feature this year                "First Man" is another stunning achievement for Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling                Updated Academy Award predictions for early October                Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with the Oscar frontrunner "A Star Is Born"        

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“Winter’s Bone”: usually a bridesmaid, rarely a bride

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Stiff competition in the 2010 film season is edging out worthy contenders like “Winter’s Bone”. With an impressive 68 nominations spanning 23 recognizing entities, “Winter’s Bone” has secured 21 wins, yet few in conjunction with Hollywood’s most prestigious awards. The plot follows a teenage girl[...]

$500 buys a PA spot on Wayne/Lauren Film Company’s next production

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: It’s an untraditional—but creative—way to raise funds for an indie film needing wider distribution. Yet, the Wayne/Lauren Film Company, the production house for “Girlfriend”, is now taking donations. Its goal is to raise $110,000 in order to make the film available to a wider[...]

Exclusive video: Neil Marshall at the SXSW premiere of ‘Centurion’

BY TODD GILCHRIST Among the many films that debuted at last week’s South By Southwest Film and Music Festival, Neil Marshall’s premiere of Centurion was among the festival’s worst-kept secrets. As expected, the film went over like gangbusters to a genre-loving crowd at the storied Alamo Drafthouse, thanks in no small[...]

Exclusive Video: the SXSW premiere of ‘Red White & Blue’

BY TODD GILCHRIST Last week during the blitzkrieg of screenings and events at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Film Festival, writer-director Simon Rumley held the premiere of his new film Red White & Blue. Starring Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter and Noah Taylor, the film follows three people whose lives are inextricably[...]

Exclusive: Jim Bigham, director of ‘For Once In My Life’ – Hollywood In Ten

Jim Bigham hoped that participating in this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival would help his documentary, “For Once In My Life,” find its audience. It’s safe to say he succeeded. Bigham’s film, which details the musical program at Goodwill Industries in South Florida, won the Audience Award in the[...]

Will Forte and Jorma Taccone talk about blowing up ‘Macgruber’ to feature length

BY TODD GILCHRIST On Monday night, Austin, TX played host to the first-ever public screening of MacGruber, director Jorma Taccone’s feature-length adaptation of the Saturday Night Live skit of the same name. On Tuesday, Taccone and the film’s star, Will Forte, spoke to the press and fielded questions about bringing MacGruber[...]

SXSW: John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill talk “Cyrus” – Hollywood In Ten

BY SEAN O’CONNELL “Cyrus” is an uncomfortable relationship comedy from co-directors (and brothers) Jay and Mark Duplass. It stars John C. Reilly as a sad sack named John who, on the rebound from his divorce to Jamie (Catherine Keener), meets and falls head-over-heels in love with Molly (Marisa Tomei). The only[...]

SXSW: And the winner is …

BY SEAN O’CONNELL With the film portion of South By Southwest winding down, and the music portion about to kick into high gear, the Jury and Audience Award winners were handed out Tuesday night at the closing awards ceremony. Comedian Eugene Mirman hosted the event, which honored winners in the Narrative[...]

The cast and crew of ‘Kick-Ass’ discuss throwing punches, profanity

BY TODD GILCHRIST Over the weekend at Austin’s storied South By Southwest film and music festival, Lionsgate’s underdog comic book adaptation Kick-Ass arrived in town to offer a preview of the film and interview opportunities with members of its cast and crew. Following a panel during the festival, director Matthew Vaughn,[...]

SXSW: Remember the Alamo (Drafthouse)

BY SEAN O’CONNELL South By Southwest got the better of me. Horror stories about long lines at film festival venues circulated through the masses on Sunday. Organizers were doing their best to accommodate, though. A second screening of the anticipated “The People vs. George Lucas” reportedly was added to so that[...]
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