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Hulu Plus and Criterion enter exclusive partnership

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Hulu Plus just got cooler. The online content provider announced an exclusive partnership with the Criterion Collection to house a comprehensive library of the Criterion Collection archive. For a list of the titles being made available, click http://www.hulu.com/criterion. Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa,[...]

Vanessa Hudgens up for “Journey 2” role

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Zac Efron effectively has distanced himself from the “High School Musical” franchise that launched him into the stratosphere. He turned heads in “Hairspray,” earned positive remarks for his comedic timing in the otherwise forgettable “17 Again.” And has tried his hand at drama – with mixed results[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Social Network’ to add millions of friends

HollywoodNews.com: Three adult-skewing titles hit the multiplex this weekend – “The Social Network,” “Let Me In” and “Case 39.” Of the three, Sony’s “Social Network,” a biopic about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his unscrupulous ascent with the social website looks to outdistance itself from the competition with about[...]

Jack Black will rock laughs again with director Linklater in ‘Bernie’

HollywoodNews.com: Jack Black is working with director Richard Linklater again. The duo will team on the dark comedy “Bernie.” Black and Linklater originally worked together on the tween pleaser “The School of Rock” which made over $131 million worldwide in 2003. Shirley MacLaine is slotted to co-star with Black in “Bernie.” [...]

‘Inception’ three-peats as ‘Dinner For Schmucks’ opens well, but ‘Cats and Dogs 2’ tanks

By Steve Mendelson Hollywoodnews.com: ‘Inception’ was number one for the third straight weekend, as it fended off three challengers and neared the $200 million mark. Dropping just 35%, the Chris Nolan thriller grossed another $27.5 million for a new total of $193 million. It will likely cross the $200 million mark[...]

‘Inception’ holds strong, ‘Salt’ opens well, ‘Kids are All Right’ excels in wider release

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: It was another ‘everybody wins!’ weekend at the box office, as holdovers held well and openers opened to reasonable expectation-levels. Inception was again number one, with $43.5 million in its second weekend. That’s a borderline-shocking drop of just 30%, which is almost unheard of in this[...]

Orson Welles’ ‘The Stranger’ to be screened at Oscar Noir series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Stranger” (1946), directed by and starring Orson Welles, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The[...]

“Reds” by Warren Beatty: Foote In Film

By John H. Foote REDS (1981) – Directed by Warren Beatty (****) With the release of the new Peter Biskind book Star, a biography and study of actor-director-producer-writer Warren Beatty, I took a look at Reds (1981) the other night, his seminal study of John Reed and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, as[...]

Vanessa Hudgens approves Ashley Tisdale’s spinoff

Vanessa Hudgens has moved on from her role in “High School Musical,” which basically launched her into success and enabled her to meet her now boyfriend Zac Efron. Recently, the two of them have gone on to play more serious roles in the entertainment industry. Efron has tackled “Me and[...]

Miley, Efron, Lautner, Stewart to present at Oscars

BY STAFF Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will present at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. This will be Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance, and Lautner and Stewart’s debut on an Academy Awards telecast. Cyrus, who is best known for her[...]
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