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In Theaters This Holiday Weekend: June 30, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Last Airbender (PG): starring Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel (directed by M. Night Shyamalan)  **opens July 1**
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13): starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner (directed by David Slade)  **opens June 30**
  • Great Directors* (NR): (directed by Angela Ismailos)
  • I Hate Luv Storys* (NR): starring Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sammir Dattani (directed by Punit Malhotra)  **opens June 30**
  • Love Ranch* (NR): starring Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bai Ling (directed by Taylor Hackford)  **opens June 30**

*limited release


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 22, 2010

Green Zone DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Blu-ray 3D
  • Death Race 2000: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fuel: DVD
  • The Good Guy: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Green Zone: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Station: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Maid: DVD
  • Red Desert: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Remember Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • She’s Out of My League: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Star is Born: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Casting Corner: Julie Christie, Kevin Bacon and More

Julie Christie

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Julie Christie: The Away from Her star and Gary Oldman are both in talks to join The Girl With the Red Riding Hood, a “gothic” adaptation of the classic tale. Amanda Seyfried has already been cast in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed film as the woman who is terrorized by a werewolf in a medieval village. Christie would play Seyfried’s grandmother while Oldman hunts down the animal. Max Irons and Shiloh Fernandez will co-star.

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The 2010 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

Oscar statues

When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.

Although many believe the will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?

To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!

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2010 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Award nominations 2010

After the list of nominees were announced this morning, two movies rose to the top of the pack. Avatar and The Hurt Locker - helmed respectively by James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow - both lead the field with nine nominations each. Thankfully, the formerly married directors still get along.

Even though this will be the first time since 1943 (when Casablanca won) that ten films will go up for Best Film, this year’s list only revealed a handful of surprises. Those who have been following other ceremonies during this awards season saw very little changes in the acting categories.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions/omissions from today’s nominations:

  • Many had hoped The Hangover, Star Trek and/or (500) Days of Summer would go up for Best Picture. Many were left disappointed.
  • Is this the first time Daniel Day-Lewis wasn’t nominated for simply breathing?
  • Acting queen is up now up for her sweet 16th nomination for her role in Julie & Julia. (I believe I will one day see her 20th.)
  • Speaking of leading women, there will be three newcomers going up against vets Streep and (The Last Station): Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)—someone who wasn’t even an actress to begin with!
  • Disney/Pixar’s will be double-dipping it this year. The feature has been nominated in both the Best Film and Best Animated Film categories.

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Will Helen Mirren Work with Tarantino?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Casting, Rumors,

Helen MirrenDame is being lined up to play a foul-mouthed monarch.

The Last Station actress has been approached by to play an aggressive queen in his upcoming movie - which is expected to be set in England’s Middle Ages.

“It will feature his trademarks - bloody violence and foul language. Helen has never worked with Tarantino and is interested. If the film goes into production it’s likely she will play a part,” a source told The Sun newspaper.

The 64-year-old actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in , admitted she would love to do sequel because portraying the long-serving monarch was one of her most satisfying roles.

The Queen was such an individual, idiosyncratic film. It was one of a kind. You can’t repeat that. People have asked, ‘Is there going to be a sequel?’ Yes, let’s do the golden jubilee. That would be interesting,” Mirren said.

Helen also played a queen in 2005 when she starred in Elizabeth I, a British TV mini-series which looked at the second half of the royal’s 45-year-long reign over the UK and Commonwealth.

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In Theaters This Weekend (1/15)

The Book of Eli

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Book of Eli (R): starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis (directed by Allen & Albert Hughes)
  • The Spy Next Door (PG): starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus (directed by Brian Levant)
  • 44 Inch Chest* (R): starring Ray Winston, Ian McShane, John Hurt (directed by Malcolm Venville)
  • Fish Tank* (NR): starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing (directed by Andrea Arnold)

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Last Station’s Helen Mirren on Her Inspired Performance

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sony, Biopics, Drama, Period, Celeb News,

Helen Mirren in The Last StationDame Helen Mirren’s Russian heritage inspired her performance in .

The Academy Award winning actress, who plays the wife of War and Peace author Leo Tolstoy, Sophya, in the movie, said that her Russian family came from a similar background to the Tolstoys.

“My family very much came from the world that the Tolstoys came from. My family back in Russia came from that level of that kind of a class of intelligence and low aristocracy,” she revealed.

Helen also claimed that the film is visually engaging and many people would be able to immerse themselves in it.

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2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (Film)

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Precious

On January 17, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will award their choices for the 2009-10 film season. But on January 23, the people who star in those movies will declare their winners at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • , Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air lead the pack with three mentions each.
  • Although Nine received a nomination for Best Ensemble, there were no individuals honored. (Could that be a Daniel Day-Lewis first?)
  • He may have been snubbed by the Golden Globes, but Jeremy Renner is getting his love now. The Hurt Locker star is up for Best Actor category.
  • Since the SAGs don’t differentiate between comedy and drama, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon will have to settle for one nom each.

The will air Saturday, Jan. 23 on both TBS and TNT.

(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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2010 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

Up in the Air

The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the nominations. The event - which will be hosted by funnyman Ricky Gervais - will take place just over two weeks before the Academy Award contenders are revealed.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • leads all film nominations with six. The musical Nine follows with five while Avatar and Inglourious Basterds tied with four.
  • As expected, Meryl Streep has received another two mentions—unfortunately, they are both in the Comedy category (Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated). On the surprising end, Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, The Proposal) and Matt Damon (Invictus, The Informant) both have two nominations as well—thankfully, in different categories.
  • Talk about drama! An ex-husband and wife will be competing against each other in the Best Director race. (Avatar‘s James Cameron and The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow.)
  • Despite backing from both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, is not a contender for Best Film. Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe were both recognized for their excellent acting though.

The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs Jan. 17 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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