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Reeling it in: 'Jump Street' sequel in on the joke

...Schmidt's art major girlfriend turns in a flat performance, you have to wonder, is it just because she's not a good actress or that the writing isn't very good, or is the flaw intentional because sequels tend to be shoddy rehashes? Hard...
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Movie review: 'Silver Linings Playbook' good, but is it Oscar-worthy?

...She is stellar in this role. Lawrence just gets better and better with every new role. At just 22, she now has two Best Actress Oscar nominations under her belt. And with three more "Hunger Games" films on the way, as well as at least one more...
Arts & Entertainment for "Evergreen" in 1977. She also sang the theme from "A Star Is Born" that night.She won the Oscar for best actress for 1968's "Funny Girl."The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced Wednesday that British...
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...craft and dealing with the ups and downs of this industry."Intriguingly, Quvenzhane is up against the oldest-ever best actress nominee, 85-year-old French veteran Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour." Rounding out the field are Jessica Chastain...
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Film review: 'Taken 2' should be taken away

...he's earned it - but I sincerely hope Famke Janssen, who plays Lenore, turns another sequel down. Janssen is a very good actress who is reduced to a simpering piece of background furniture in this film. They could have had a mannequin play the...
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Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...were forecast to. "King's Speech" took actor, director, picture and screenplay, and Natalie Portman was awarded Best Actress for completely deconstructing in "Black Swan." And, naturally, "Toy Story 3" won Best Animated Film. The show...
'Brave' performances right, message wrong

...thrill of feeling justified and empowered, to the inevitable misuse of that power. Jodie Foster, who is likely the best actress of her generation, plays Erica Bain with a beautiful mix of fragility and nervous energy, making us believe that anyone...
?Reaping?: Plagues aren?t that bad, but the plot is

...foretell the future of Hilary Swank?s career. We?ve seen where Halle Berry?s career has gone since she won her Best Actress award. Hopefully Hilary can read the signs and choose a better script next time. Grade: C ?The Reaping? is rated...
Some movies bring on the romance, others fall short

...definition of adorable. In her day, Elizabeth Taylor may have been more beautiful, and Katherine Hepburn may have been a better actress, but no one was as appealing as Audrey. In this lighthearted romp with dapper man-about-town Gregory Peck, the city itself...
Gone with the Wind

Opens Friday, Nov 22, 2013 Synopsis: Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "We're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly 192 million dollars, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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