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“Get Out” is a very promising filmmaking debut for Jordan Peele

Wed, Feb 22 2017


Horror comedy hybrids are a hard thing to really pull off. You need to mix the two genres in such a way that never overpowers the other. When it works, it can be brilliant. When it doesn’t, the results can be cringe worthy. With Get Out, Jordan Peele has gone and attempted to mix genres with his directorial debut. For the most part, ... READ MORE
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Film Independent Spirit Award predictions

Tue, Feb 21 2017


On Saturday, the day before the Academy Awards, a very different sort of ceremony is held. Yes, I’m talking about the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which come right before Oscar this weekend. The Spirit Awards often ends up containing my favorite nomination slates, as they reflect a broader sensibility than the Academy. To be fair ... READ MORE
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WGA winners include “Arrival” and “Moonlight”

Mon, Feb 20 2017


Yesterday evening, the Writers Guild of America handed out their awards, marking one of the season’s final precursor stops and last guild ceremony. As with many of the guilds this year, a slight curveball was tossed our way, namely in that one potential frontrunner is nominated in a different category at Oscar. You’ll see what ... READ MORE
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Penultimate Oscar predictions

Fri, Feb 17 2017


The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort ... READ MORE
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2016 films that will stand the test of time

Thu, Feb 16 2017


One of the things I like to contemplate as a film year wraps up, right around the Oscars, is which of the contenders will actually be remembered years down the line. Often, the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards is soon forgotten about, seen as an underwhelming consensus choice as opposed to the actual film of the year. Just look t ... READ MORE
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“A Cure for Wellness” is a beautiful looking and haunting mess

Wed, Feb 15 2017


Normally in the early months of a given year, the mainstream wide releases leave a ton to be desired. Sure, there are decent enough ones if you look hard enough, but they’re usually safe genre outings, with more often than not the quality movies being independent releases. Ambition and ambitious filmmakers are in short supply. As su ... READ MORE
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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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BEHIND THE SCENES »

Brad Pitt Brings Sons to ‘World War Z’ Set

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HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt’s in the Southern European country of Malta this holiday weekend, currently shooting the zombie epic ‘World War[...]

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Selena Gomez not spending Christmas with Justin Bieber

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HollywoodNews.com: Although they seem to be rekindling their romance, it looks like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are still taking[...]

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‘Avatar’ tops $1B worldwide & weekend with $68.3M

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Avatar did it again. Another $68.3 million weekend and passing $1 billion worldwide according to The Insider. This is the[...]

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Ricky Gervais Supports Steve Carrell’s Decision to Leave “The Office”

Fri, Jul 2 2010 Add Comment
HollywoodNews.com: Even though it would be breaking the hearts of every loyal fan of “The Office,” Steve Carrell announced his[...]
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Wally Pfister – A Preview of “Inception”

Sun, May 16 2010 Add Comment
By Bob Fisher Hollywoodnews.com: Put “Inception” on your list of must see summer films. Cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC teamed up[...]

CAUSES »

Presenters include Casey Affleck, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Garfield, Kate Hudson, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Kendrick, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lenny Kravitz, Leslie Mann, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Susan Sarandon and Vince Vaughn

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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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Coachella expanding to two weekends in 2012

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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It is one of the biggest outdoor music festivals of its kind in the United States. And[...]

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Celebrity plastic surgeon on “Goldilocks phenomenon”

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By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Playboy centerfold cum “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Kendra Wilkinson has been quite[...]

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Oscar predictions for the first half of December

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All of a sudden, a matter of days can make someone’s predictions feel really out of date, can’t it? My[...]

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2017 movie releases to look forward to

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Welcome to 2017 folks! First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully you had a fun[...]

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George Clooney’s “The Descendants” announces its DVD release

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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off of its Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, “The Descendants” announces its upcoming DVD[...]

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George Clooney’s “The Descendants” announces its DVD release

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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off of its Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, “The Descendants” announces its upcoming DVD[...]

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Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along

Fri, Feb 10 2017 Comments Off on Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along
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“Saving Private Ryan” by Steven Spielberg: Foote In Film

Sat, Apr 10 2010 2 Comments
BY JOHN H. FOOTE SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – Directed by Steven Spielberg (****) So much has been written about the film’s[...]

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Golden Globes’ Red Carpet Photo Gallery Part 1

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Hollywoodnews.com: Like every year the stars looked more like fashionistas than actors. They paraded through the 68th Annual Golden Globe[...]

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Lea Michele talks love of cooking but lack of skills

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HollywoodNews.com: ‘Glee’ star Lea Michele certainly loves to try out her cooking skills in the kitchen, but it sounds like[...]

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“Harry Potter,” Katy Perry clean up at People’s Choice Awards 2012

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By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Pop singer Katy Perry and the final “Harry Potter” film cleaned up at the People’s Choice Awards[...]

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Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along

Fri, Feb 10 2017 Comments Off on Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along
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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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“The Revenant” starring Leo DiCaprio: Oscar predictions for July

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Now fully into the second half of the year (and believe it or not, we’re almost done with July), it’s[...]

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Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along

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Oops John Carter Bombs. What happened?

Sun, Mar 11 2012 3 Comments
By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: It was judgment day for the much-debated John Carter, as Disney’s $250-300 million sci-fi adventure finally was[...]

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Joe Jonas is the “Hollywood Celebrity of the Week”

Sun, Jul 10 2011 3 Comments
Hollywoodnews.com: Years ago, there were the Jonas Brothers. These days, it’s all about Joe. Granted, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter is in the[...]

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Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ – an arduous journey that offers few rewards

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

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By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Stiff competition in the 2010 film season is edging out worthy contenders like “Winter’s Bone”. [...]

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Rogen, Diaz, Chou, Waltz, Gondry and Moritz talk about making ‘The Green Hornet’

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By Todd Gilchrist hollywoodnews.com: It’s taken several years and several dozen delays, setbacks and rumors, but on Friday, January 14, “The[...]

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Robert Downey Jr. talks Iron Man, Avengers at Hero Complex

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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Robert Downey Jr. made a surprise appearance at the Hero Complex Film Festival on Sunday to join[...]

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HollywoodNews.com Wishes You Happy Holidays and a Great New Year

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Warner Music Nashville scraps full albums for double EPs

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BY LINELLE SCHULTZ Warner Music Nashville has decided to scrap the 10-plus traditional album in return for two six-song CDs (more[...]

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Diesel Black Gold/NYFW Livestream!

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‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ earned an impressive $2 million at 10pm/midnight last night

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Let’s do the quick midnight math, shall we? Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful earned an impressive $2[...]

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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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Golden Globe Awards Announce 2014 Nominees

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The race for the 2014 Golden Globe awards is officially underway with the announcement of the nominees, and award watchers[...]

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Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” targets early November release date

Fri, Jul 30 2010 Add Comment
By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Danny Boyle’s follow up to his Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” has a release date. “127 Hours,” a based-on-a-true-story[...]

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Red Carpet Photos at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala

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The gala celebrating the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has grown over the years to become a[...]

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Sean Penn: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

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HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Sean[...]

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Sharon Waxman: No comment on The Hollywood Reporter job

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“Arrested Development” to return with ten episodes and a movie

Sun, Oct 2 2011 1 Comment
By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: The critically acclaimed “Arrested Development” will return to television, its creators have finally announced. [...]

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Mark Wahlberg Trains For and Helps To Cast “The Fighter”

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By Scott Feinberg hollywoodnews.com: I just stumbled upon several YouTube clips that feature Mark Wahlberg – the Oscar-nominated actor (‘The[...]

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Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein on “The Intouchables,” “The Artist” and Quentin Tarantino’s plans for Comic-Con

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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Harvey Weinstein knows a good movie the minute he sees it. His instincts for backing the right[...]

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From sneakoscopes to firewhiskey: what Muggles can expect from the Harry Potter theme park

Sun, Jun 27 2010 3 Comments
By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: Anyone planning on taking a Portkey to Florida for a visit to Hogwarts this summer should make[...]
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Behind the scenes of creating the sounds of dreams in ‘Inception’

Mon, Jul 19 2010 Add Comment
HollywoodNews.com: Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Inception,” has already pulled in over $60 million on its opening weekend. Now, fans can[...]

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Aaron Sorkin: 2011’s comeback kid

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By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: News of a pilot order from HBO for a new series that chronicles the backstage drama[...]

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This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond

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HollywoodNews.com: Two debuting comedies on different ends of the audience spectrum were upstaged by autobots and decepticons as the[...]

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HollywoodNews.com Wishes You Happy Holidays and a Great New Year

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By Carlos de Abreu – Publisher hollywoodnews.com: I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a great[...]

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The Awards Race Network is launched – AwardsRace.com

Wed, Aug 1 2012 1 Comment
HollywoodNews.com: Hollywoodnews.com proudly announces the launch of its Awardsrace.com network, which expands with the addition of Awardscircuit.com as an exclusive[...]

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Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night

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CBS Films acquired comedy “Toy’s House” at Sundance

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CBS Films announced today it has acquired domestic rights to the coming–of–age comedy TOY’S HOUSE. Directed by Jordan Vogt–‘Roberts from[...]

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Farewell My Dear Friend Murray. I’ll be missing you

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Farewell my dear friend Murray. I’ll be missing you. “This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is[...]

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Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ – an arduous journey that offers few rewards

Thu, May 19 2011 Add Comment
HollywoodNews.com: As far as cultural phenomenon are concerned, I admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of the[...]