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James Cameron Hoping to Reunite with Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet in Titanic

would love to work with Kate Winslet again, but isn’t sure about Leonardo DiCaprio.

The director - who worked alongside Kate and Leonardo when they played the lead roles in , one of the highest grossing films of all time - said he loved the way The Reader actress worked.

He told Playboy magazine: “I’d certainly work with again; she’s very talented. Whereas Leo DiCaprio switches his acting on and off like a faucet, Kate’s acting process is to internalize all this stuff and use it.”

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Kate Winslet Takes on Joan Crawford Role


Big mistake. Rumor has it that Mildred Pierce, the 1945 joint that won Joan Crawford an Oscar, is going to be remade as a TV miniseries. Further rumor has it said series will air on HBO. And who’s starring in the title role? .

Don’t get me wrong. I mean, she’s a fine actress. But ? Even Faye Dunaway later regretted trying to take on this silver screen icon.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 2, 2009

Defiance DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Air Force One: Blu-ray
  • Anaconda: Blu-ray
  • Bruce Almighty: Blu-ray
  • Defiance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious (25th Anniversary Edition): DVD
  • Fletch: Blu-ray
  • Glory: Blu-ray
  • The Graduate: Blu-ray
  • He’s Just Not That Into You: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Inside Man: Blu-ray
  • Navy Seals: Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 28, 2009

Bride Wars DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Bride Wars: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Brideshead Revisited: Blu-ray
  • The Da Vinci Code: Blu-ray
  • Hotel for Dogs: DVD, Blu-ray
  • JCVD: Blu-ray
  • Jetsons: The Movie: DVD
  • The Reader: Blu-ray
  • The Uninvited: DVD, Blu-ray
  • What Doesn’t Kill You: DVD, Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 14, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Spirit DVD

  • 8 Mile: Blu-ray
  • Anna Karenina (1961): DVD
  • Dark Matter: DVD
  • Hiding Out: DVD
  • Imax: Deep Sea: Blu-ray
  • Irreconcilable Differences: DVD
  • The Last Kiss: Blu-ray
  • Mean Girls: Blu-ray
  • Pillow Talk: DVD
  • The Reader: DVD
  • The Spirit: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Strange Wilderness: Blu-ray
  • The Thirteenth Floor: Blu-ray

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The 2009 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

The Oscars

After a year away from live Oscars coverage, I’m thrilled to be back for the 2009 Academy Awards.

Even though Dark Knight‘s snub will probably keep a number of viewers away (how many can honestly say they’ve seen The Reader?), I’m eagerly anticipating several moments from this evening’s broadcast.

Will Heath Ledger’s family bring the house to tears? Is Mickey Rourke going to make the producers wince? Will the cameras pan to Brangelina after Jennifer Aniston’s presentation? Are Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron really (really?) going to do a song and dance number?

To find out if this will be the year of the Slumdog or the underdog, stay tuned here for the live results!

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No More Nudity for Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet in Vanity Fair

If an Oscar nomination isn’t reason enough for you to finally see The Reader, consider this: That may be the last film ever strips down for again.

In the current issue of Time, the two-time Golden Globe winner and current Oscar nominee claims her days of opening up for the camera are completely over. “I think I won’t do it again: a) I can’t keep getting away with it, and b) I don’t want to become ‘that actress who always gets her kit off’,” the 33-year-old explained.

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Five Lovable Big Screen Couples

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Adaptation, Musicals, Romance, Comedy, Casting,

Grease - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

Love is in air in February - or at least, it’s all over the entertainment industry. Retailers vie for our money, love-soaked television episodes hope for big ratings. The sappier the better, because doesn’t romance put everyone in a spending mood? In Hollywood, love stories are popular all year ‘round - but which lovable big screen couples continue to endure when other romances seems to fade? Some leading ladies and big screen hunks seem to have more chemistry than the average pair, and we love to watch them fall in love again and again.

Let’s look back at five lovable big screen couples, and see what happens when pretend romance is done right.

Olivia Newton-John and - They were both in their twenties when they filmed Grease, but they were the perfect High School couple. The enduring tale of bad-boy-falls-for-good-girl is perhaps best represented with rollicking music and 50s-era fashion - or at least, it’s more enjoyable that way. It’s all thanks to Sandy and Danny, who are so very lovable together.

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Winslet, Rourke Awarded with BAFTAs

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

Kate Winslet in The Reader

While it’s looking pretty clear that will take home the Oscar later this month, the race for Best Actor and Best Actress remains a bit muddy.

At yesterday’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and Kate Winslet (The Reader) both took home the top honors for acting. Although this is similar to how they performed at the Golden Globes, neither actor was a winner at the recent SAG Awards. (Sean Penn and Meryl Streep took home the statues that evening.)

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2009 Academy Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

Oscar statues

Despite no major wins for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Jan. 11’s Golden Globes, the film lead all entries at this morning’s Academy Award nominations. The Brad Pitt feature will go into next month’s ceremony with 13 opportunities to walk away with at least one statue. (Slumdog Millionaire will have 10 chances.)

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from today’s press conference:

  • (The Reader) - a double-winner just a few weeks ago - only received one nomination this morning. Meryl Streep will only get one chance as well for her role in Doubt.
  • Although it wasn’t represented at the Globes, Frozen River was recognized several times today.
  • ‘s nomination (on the anniversary of his death!) was expected; The Dark Knight‘s omission was a disappointment.
  • Four acting nods for Doubt didn’t equate to an honor for the film.
  • Several pleasant announcements in the Best Actor/Supporting Actor categories: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and (Tropic Thunder). Shannon got the only major nom for his picture.

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