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“The Descendants” takes Los Angeles Film Critics

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association are revealing their year-end selections Sunday afternoon, handing out Best Picture honors to Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” The director has had a ton of success with the LAFCA over the years, so the win comes with little surprise. At least it[...]

‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony. The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased[...]

Why the successes of “The Debt” and “Our Idiot Brother” matter

HollywoodNews.com: Normally I would not spend a column championing a small $5 million comedy that is on track to gross over $30 million as anything other than a ‘gee, I like when that happens’. And while there are many reasons to praise the $14 million six-day opening of The[...]

Al Pacino’s “Wilde Salome” opens in Venice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There has been a lot of chatter around the amount of time Glenn Close has poured into “Albert Nobbs,” which she guided to the screen over the course of several years, serving as a producer, co-screenwriter and star. Al Pacino feels her pain. The Oscar-winning screen legend[...]

Weekend Box Office: The Help is still on top

HollywoodNews.com: Summer must be over, as grownups as seemingly returning to the marketplace. In what was always going to be a light moviegoing holiday weekend, the low-key adult thriller (on 1,826 screens) defeated the more heavily advertised and wider-playing genre entries. First of all, The Help once again[...]

Helen Mirren’s “Debt” picked up by Focus Features

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Debt,” an espionage thriller with Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren, held its premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Four months later, it found a home. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International have agreed to distribute the film for Miramax, choosing Wednesday, Aug. 31 as the[...]

Sam Worthington attached to intergalactic “Dan Dare” franchise

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sam Worthington — star of the latest “Terminator,” the remade “Clash of the Titans,” and James Cameron’s “Avatar” — continues to be one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. This morning at Comic-Con, it was confirmed by Variety that he’s now attached to star in “Dan Dare”[...]

Sam Worthington signs onto “Texas Killing Fields”

BY LUIS CAMONIS “Avatar” star Sam Worthington has signed on to star in “Texas Killing Fields,” a murder mystery that follows two police officers trying to solve twenty years worth (more than 60 victims) of disappearances in the industrial wastelands surround refineries. The film begins production in April in Louisiana. Other[...]

Miramax to cut 80 jobs

Miramax will be closing the New York and Los Angeles offices of the movie studio costing 80 people their jobs. This comes at a point where they still have 6 movies waiting to get picked up for distribution, among them “Last Night,” “The Debt,” and “The Tempest.” This is a sad[...]