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Reeling it in: Everest disaster made for the big screen

...climbing tourists, mostly rich, up the side of the world's highest mountain. Hall is ably played by Jason Clarke, a good actor, but not necessarily showy enough to carry a film completely on his own.On his team is Doug, played by John Hawkes...
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Reeling it in: Actors' performances carry 'Black Mass'

...just another wig and make-up job, but I maintain that Depp's ability to completely transform makes him one of the best actors working today, whether his movies are always the best or not. As Connolly, Aussie Joel Edgerton also does a remarkable...
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Op-ed: Debates vs. debates

...but Douglas-Home declined, saying, "You'll get a sort of 'Top of the Pops' contest. You'll then get the best actor as leader of the country and the actor will be prompted by a scriptwriter."Given today's political system, Douglas-Home...
Reeling it in: 'Wild Card' worth a roll of the dice

...Card" is the latest Jason Statham action flick, a characteristic that doesn't necessarily bode well. Statham is a good actor, but he signs on to some truly terrible movies. What interested me is that "Wild Card" is based on the 1986 Burt...
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Reeling it In: 'American Sniper' an expertly crafted film

...and then unexpectedly lauded by both audiences and the Oscars (it garnered six nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor, though Eastwood was shut out of the director's race.)The reaction to the film isn't exactly surprising. "American...
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Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

...Edward Norton, as Mike, is delightfully obnoxious and a huge pain to work with, but backs it up by being a really good actor - just like the real Edward Norton. There are myriad parallels to real life in "Birdman," not the least of which...
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...the face of David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" and was famously left out of the best actor nominees, during the rousing performance of the song "Glory" from the film. Immediately afterward, Common and Legend...
'Boyhood' tops Golden Globes, 'Grand Budapest' upsets

...Birdman" still came away with best actor in a comedy or musical for its lead...most hotly contested categories, best actor in a drama, Eddie Redmayne's star, Jeffery Tambor, landed best actor in the category, dedicating his...
Reeling it in: 'Fury' a grim but effective war film

...true impact. I was particularly impressed with the performances in the film. Brad Pitt is one of his generation's best actors, but his weakest characters are those like Collier, soldiers, gruff and grim. Here, though, he manages to make...
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Hercules a rare disappointment from "The Rock" out of improving mediocre films with his winning personality and incredibly charismatic performances. He is a good actor, if not necessarily a great one, but he tends to boost the quality of just about any project he's associated with...
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