#OscarBait: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor Hunt for a Killer in The Secret in Their Eyes


Hollywood has remade Juan José Campanella's superb 2010 movie El Secreto de sus Ojos (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film). It stars Julia Roberts as an FBI investigator whose teenage daughter is found dead in a dumpster ("bleached inside and out")(whatever that means). ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Lillian Hellman

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June 20, 1905- I am a fan of the writing & life of Lillian Hellman. I find her great play The Little Foxes to have a top place in the cannon of the Best American Theatre Works. But mostly, I was crazy about her 3 volumes of memoirs: An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir (1969), ... See the Rest

2015 Oscars! TOOT it or BOOT it?! VOTE NOW!

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It's your turn to TOOT and BOOT the fashions from the 2015 Academy Awards! Who do you think killed it at the Oscars? Who do you think totally missed the mark? Who was your TOP TOOT?! Click over and vote now!  ... See the Rest

#BAFTAs: Some Male Celebs Answer The Boring Questions Females Get Asked

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It's standard on almost any red carpet these days to ask a woman, "What are you wearing?"... and the men get asked occasionally but this reporter at the BAFTAs (the equivalent of the Oscars in England) took it as far as she could. She's more than a bit condescending and finally ... See the Rest

Must-See: The Hottest Looks at the Grace of Monaco Premiere

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The 2014 Cannes Film Festival is only a few hours old, but I'm calling BEST DRESSED OF THE WEEK right here. Russian television personality Elena Lenina brings the crazy to the Grace of Monaco premiere with her over-the-top pageant queen tiara and bowling-ball sized hairpiece. I ... See the Rest

“Like a 104-minute Chanel Ad, Only without the Subtlety and Depth”: Reviews from the Cannes Premiere of Grace of Monaco

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Here's what the critics are saying about Nicole Kidman's latest debacle, Grace of Monaco (hint: it ain't pretty) ... See the Rest

Watch Now: The Grace of Monaco Trailer

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Nicole Kidman, of course, LOOKS nothing like Grace Kelly, SOUNDS nothing like Grace Kelly, ACTS nothing like Grace Kelly – it's an ABSOLUTE TRAVESTY, I tell you, a MISCARIAGE OF CINEMATIC JUSTICE.  I put her performance as Grace of Monaco in the Pantheon of Perverse Casting, on ... See the Rest

The Diana Teaser Poster


I'll admit it. I'm looking forward to this. Really. The Brits know how to make some good Oscar-caliber bio-pics i.e. The Queen, The King's Speech, The Iron Lady, and My Week with Marilyn. So, they're pretty much kicking Hollywood's ass in terms of cinematic substance. And judging ... See the Rest