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One of the most important and divisive presidential elections in the history of our country is only days away, but we're movie people so we can't help but compare the candidates to our favorite movie presidents and the actors who played them. Hit the link below to see which presidents (and one presidential candidate) got our vote and to "write in" your own favorites. Then, tune in to The Countdown for our comprehensive look at movie presidents.
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The Oscars are still months away, but that doesn't mean we don't already have a surprisingly good idea what voters will be picking. A few of these pictures have already been released, but as usual most of the real front-runners have been kept for the final weeks of the year. The assumption is that voters usually choose whatever happened to be the last flick they saw in theaters (which, sadly, seems to be true in quite a few cases). The expanded Academy Awards Best Picture category once again means that up to 10 movies may be nominated.
We've made our predictions about which 10 movies will get Best Picture nominations, and ordered the list by likelihood of winning. We also pick five more that we think won't quite make the cut.
see our Best Picture Oscar predictions >> Posted 11.10.11 by reelz
The Ides of March, about a new presidential candidate getting a crash course in dirty politics, stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. Ides is the latest in a long line of political-themed movies, and we’re counting down your favorites. Whether political thriller, drama, or comedy, cast your vote for Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
Vote for your top 10 political movies >> Posted 09.14.11 by reelz
George Clooney began his directing career with 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which explored the wild claims from Chuck Barris' autobiography that, outside of being a known game show host and producer, he worked as an assassin for the CIA. Clooney followed his directorial debut with two distinctly different movies — the 2005 Academy Award–nominated historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck. and the 2008 comedy Leatherheads.
Clooney's latest, the political drama The Ides of March, stars Ryan Gosling as an ambitious press secretary who becomes involved in a scandal while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The movie recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which has led Clooney to open up about the movie, telling Flicks and Bits why he felt The Ides of March was an important story to tell.
watch the clips >> Posted 09.06.11 by Ryan
We want to do stories that ask more questions than they answer, we want to do things that have people involved in a discussion after the movie — I like that, I’ve always like that. I grew up as a child of the 70’s film culture that had some of the great filmmakers making some of the great films, in arguably one of the most turbulent times — with the civil rights movements, the women’s rights movements, the drug counter culture, anti-war movement. We have another time now in the US and in the world that is very turbulent, I think it’s always good to talk about issues, and not necessarily be able to provide those answers.
A new preview clip has been released from The Ides of March, the upcoming political drama written (with Grant Heslov) and directed by George Clooney, who also stars. Described as "an intense tale of sex, ambition, loyalty, betrayal and revenge," the movie takes place during the final days of a highly contested Ohio presidential primary and centers around a brilliant and ambitious press secretary (Ryan Gosling) whose involvement in a political scandal could destroy his candidate's (Clooney) shot at the White House. The last preview clip depicted a lighthearted, awkward moment between Gosling's character and a beautiful young intern played by Evan Rachel Wood. But, lest you start thinking The Ides of March is actually a romantic comedy trapped inside a political thriller, the new preview clip that was just released is all about politics. watch the preview clip >> Posted 09.05.11 by BrentJS
The first poster and trailer for actor-director-writer George Clooney's The Ides of March, were released in July, but with the political drama opening up the Venice Film Festival today, Columbia Pictures has offered a new poster and the first preview clip from the upcoming movie.
Based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North — which was loosely based on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean — The Ides of March follows Ryan Gosling as an up-and-coming press secretary who learns about dirty politics while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The first clip isn't too staunchly political, instead showing a moment of levity as Gosling struggles to remember Evan Rachel Wood, who is working as an intern for the campaign. watch the clip >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan
The first teaser poster and trailer for George Clooney's new political drama, The Ides of March, have been released online. In addition to starring in and directing the movie, Clooney co-wrote the sreenplay for Ides of March with Grant Heslov, who also collaborated with Clooney in writing his last directorial effort, Good Night, and Good Luck. The movie is based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North, which is loosely based on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean, and follows an up-and-coming press secretary (Ryan Gosling) as he learns about dirty politics while on the campaign trail for a presidential candidate (Clooney). Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymor Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood also star. WATCH THE TRAILER >> Posted 07.28.11 by BrentJS
Right after Resident Evil: Afterlife enjoyed a successful opening weekend when it became the first Resident Evil movie to go No. 1 worldwide, franchise star Milla Jovovich confirmed that another Resident Evil sequel was a "definite." Almost six months later, Resident Evil 5 has a release date.
ComingSoon reports that Sony Screen Gems has scheduled Resident Evil 5 for a September 14, 2012, release date. Whether Jovovich's husband, Paul W.S. Anderson will be involved is unknown, though considering he has produced and penned the screenplay for all four Resident Evil movies and directed both Afterlife and the 2002 original, it's hard to think that Anderson won't be involved. It's also probably safe to assume that Resident Evil 5 will arrive in 3-D, considering the boost it gave Afterlife.
Arriving a month after Resident Evil 5 is George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March, based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. Clooney is directing the movie and stars opposite Ryan Gosling, who plays an idealistic staffer who learns a lesson about dirty politics as he works for a new political candidate (Clooney) on the campaign trail. Willimon loosely based his play on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean.
THR reports that Sony will open The Ides of March on October 14, 2012. Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood co-star. Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan