Which of this year's actresses deserve the industry’s highest honors?
With many of Hollywood's perenially favorite veteran actresses noticably absent from the big screen in 2012 — or having appeared in movies that simply failed to live up to expectations — the 2013 Best Actress nominees will likely be made up of mostly new faces and skew much younger than in years past. In fact, several of the actresses receiving Oscar buzz are in their '20s and one — Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild — is only 9 years old, which would make her the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar should she get the nod. We already asked you to tell us which movies you thought were the best and which directors are most deserving of Oscar nominations, now tell us which actresses are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress.
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.18.12 by reelz
After a couple first-look photos rounded the bases last month for the upcoming baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, the first trailer has stepped up to the plate and arrived online (now that that's out of our system, we promise no more baseball puns).
Trouble With the Curve stars Clint Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout who takes his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) on a scouting trip to check out a hot new prospect. Picking up where he left off on Gran Torino, Eastwood again plays an angry yet charming man forced to reconcile his past, which included alienating Mickey. Not to worry about the movie being too heavy though, as Justin Timberlake is on hand to play a quippy, rival scout who befriends Gus, even while he has his eye on Mickey. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.08.12 by Ryan
Clint Eastwood is back. To acting, anyway. Or, to be more precise, to acting and not directing. For the first time since 1993's In the Line of Fire, Eastwood is not behind the camera (though he is producing) but in front of the camera for the baseball scout drama Trouble with the Curve. Instead, the directing duties are being handled by first-time helmer Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's longtime producing partner. Trouble With the Curve stars Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems named Gus, who recruits his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to be his eyes for a recruiting trip.
"He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout—and as a dad," Lorenz told Entertainment Weekly. "They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort." EW has also released some first-look photos from the project, which co-stars Justin Timberlake as a rival scout who respects Gus, and soon finds that he has feelings for his daughter as well. check out the photos >> Posted 07.27.12 by Ryan
There's little doubt that Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie is about Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard
It's been five whole years since Paul Thomas Anderson's last movie, the near-perfect There Will Be Blood, but based on the new trailer for his new project, The Master, the writer-director seems to be still be at the top of his game. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (his first starring role since 2008), Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the movie tells the story of a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) who launches a faith-based organization after World War II. A young drifter (Phoenix) becomes his right-hand man, but as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.24.12 by Chris
Last month saw the first teaser trailer for director Paul Thomas Anderson's (There Will Be Blood) upcoming drama The Master. Supposedly based — however loosely — on Scientology, the surreal trailer revealed Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely drifter who is prone to violence and breaking the rules.
Nowhere to be found was Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, the intellectual leader of the faith-based organization who eventually brings in Phoenix as his right hand man. Hoffman does appear in the latest teaser trailer, and quickly shows that the reports of the story being based on Scientology aren't unfounded. Hoffman's character of Lancaster Dodd admits that he is a writer and (among other things) a "theoretical philosopher," which sounds an awful lot like Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, to say nothing of The Master's 1950s setting (Hubbard founded Scientology in 1952). Add to that Dodd's wife, Mary-Sue (Amy Adams, who also appears in the trailer), seems likely named after Hubbard's third wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, and the association is that much stronger. Other than those facts, however, the latest trailer is another excellent exercise in surreal enchantment, alluring the viewer while never fully explaining just what exactly is going on. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.19.12 by Ryan
Since appearing as Sean Parker in the 2010 Facebook drama The Social Network, Justin Timberlake's acting career has been on the rise (we'll ignore providing the voice of Boo-Boo in Yogi Bear for the sake of argument). With Timberlake set to appear in Joel and Ethan Coen's upcoming musical Inside Llewyn Davis to start the year, the singer/actor will follow that with the baseball scout drama Trouble with the Curve, which will put him opposite Clint Eastwood.
The movie will be the first Eastwood has only acted in since 1993's In the Line of Fire, and will see him playing an aging baseball scout who embarks on a working road trip to Atlanta with his daughter (Amy Adams), a rising attorney. THR reports that Timberlake has been cast as a young scout who may be Adams' love interest.
Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's longtime producing partner, will direct Trouble With the Curve, which is set to start production in Atlanta this March. Matthew Lillard (The Descendants) was recently cast as a fellow scout. swift out of Les Mis >> Posted 02.01.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Matthew Fox (Lost) was cast in the upcoming political thriller Emperor. Set at the end of World War II, Fox will play Gen. Bonner Fellers, one of General Douglas MacArthur's leading Japanese experts during a time when MacArthur was temporarily in charge as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces. Fellers struggles with the decision whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal, while also searching for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S.
With Fox set for the lead role, it was only a matter of time before an actor was cast to play Gen. MacArthur, and, according to ComingSoon, director Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising, Girl With a Pearl Earring) has decided on Tommy Lee Jones for the role. "Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero," said producer Gary Foster (Ghost Rider).
Emperor was written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup), and starts shooting later this month in New Zealand and Japan. more actors board the Snow Piercer train, Mattew Lillard and Clint Eastwood? >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan
Recent casting news had actor Richard Schiff (West Wing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) joining director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which seemed a little strange since the movie has already been shooting since August of last year. In an interview with I Am Rogue, Schiff revealed that he had actually been cast "over the summer" but is only now joining the production "for the last six weeks."
Reportedly, Schiff was cast as a character named Dr. Hamilton, which comic book fans instantly thought to be the DC Comics character Dr. Emil Hamilton, a genius-level inventor and former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs who has alternately been Superman's ally and enemy throughout the character's comic book history. Schiff played coy at first, and would not outright confirm that his character is the same Dr. Hamilton from the comic books.
more about Schiff's character >> Posted 01.14.12 by Ryan
I am not allowed to say but I will allow people to draw their own conclusions. They obviously have the same first and last name, so they can draw their own conclusions. I want to live up to the promise to not reveal anything I’m not allowed to reveal.
The soundtrack for The Muppet Movie was nominated for an Oscar, as was the song "The Rainbow Connection," but is the score for The Muppets bound for the same type of critical acclaim?
It seems like it should be a strong contender. Bret McKenzie, from the Grammy-winning duo Flight of the Conchords, wrote three songs for the new movie, and it includes a special appearance by Feist, as well as an a capella Nirvana cover. What's not to love?
The soundtrack was released today, but for fans who aren't sure if they want to purchase the album, there is a preview available. From what we've heard, a rock ballad featuring Jason Segel on vocals sounds like Oscar gold to us. watch the preview, see Piggy's amazing talent Posted 11.21.11 by Mandy