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Anne Hathaway Will Have 'The Low Self-Esteem Of Lizzie Gillespie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 8:50 PM
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So, Mindy Kaling is having a bit of moment. The comic actress got her first big break on "The Office" where she started as a staff writer, took on the role of Kelly Kapoor, and eventually worked her way up to co-executive producer. She's published a memoir "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)," and this fall she's got a new show on Fox, "The Mindy Kaling Project" which just got picked up with a full season order. And now her talents are attracting Oscar nominees.

Oscars: Taking A Look At The Wide Open Best Supporting Actress Field

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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Our Oscars coverage has, over the last few months, principally focused on the Best Picture race, which makes sense as what films look like possibilities continues to come into focus. But with the dust now settled on the festival season (well, except for the New York Film Festival getting underway today), we want to come in a little tighter, as it were, and start to think about the individual categories.

Anne Hathaway Doing A One Night Only Concert In New York Plus New TV Spot For 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 11:25 AM
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No matter how "Les Miserables" is received, one thing will be clear by the end of the year -- Anne Hathaway can sing. While there have been hints of her powerful pipes in the past, the Tom Hooper-directed Oscar contender will be the biggest showcase yet, but before that movie hits theaters, she'll be giving New Yorkers a sneak preview of her talents.

Anne Hathaway May Face The 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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Before we get to the casting news, it appears that departing 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman has landed on his feet quite nicely. He has been announced as a producer on Steven Spielberg's brewing "Robopocalypse," which will be jointly produced by DreamWorks and, you guessed it, 20th Century Fox. It will be his first collaboration with Spielberg, but given his long history with big budget pictures, it's a relationship that should develop quite nicely.

Christopher Nolan Talks The Politics & Influences Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More From the Film's Press Tour

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 10:00 AM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is finally in theaters, and has been inspiring furious debate all weekend and into this week. But what there's relatively little of, compared to most major blockbusters, is thoughts on the film, and its production, from the filmmakers and cast themselves. Christopher Nolan is relatively press-shy (he doesn't do online press at all, outside press conferences), and compared to the onslaught of interviews that most tentpoles unleash, "The Dark Knight Rises" knew it was a sure thing, and didn't feel the need to chuck out the same sound bites endlessly.

What Worked & What Didn't In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 23, 2012 3:20 PM
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Over an unexpected and sad weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises," a film anticipated by millions for several years at this point, finally came to theaters. And judging by the film's opening weekend, thought to be around $160 million and the biggest ever for a 2D film, most of you caught it this weekend, unbowed by the sad events of early Friday morning in Colorado.

Anne Hathaway Interested In A 'Catwoman' Movie, But Only With The "Right People"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:14 PM
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“For me, Gotham and these characters, I’m done. I’ve told our story and I’m moving on,” director Christopher Nolan said earlier this month when asked about a "Catwoman" movie for Anne Hathaway, while adding: “I certainly think she deserves it, she’s incredible.”

Before The Bat: The Best Performances Of The Cast Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2012 10:00 AM
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At this point in time, Christopher Nolan must have actors lining up around the block to work with him. For someone who works, these days, on the scale he's accustomed to, for all the spectacle he puts on screen, he also doesn't forget to draw out stunning performances from his actors, from Guy Pearce's indelible turn in "Memento" to Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning Joker in "The Dark Knight."

Last Gasp: 10 New 'Dark Knight Rises' Photos Show Off More Of Anne Hathaway & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 1:41 PM
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Well here we are. 48 hours or so to go until "The Dark Knight Rises." In fact, it rolls out in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and elsewhere tomorrow, so it comes even sooner if you're in that part of the world. The reviews are out, and they're mostly good, although as has been discussed at length already, good isn't apparently enough for the army of infants whose mental well-being depends on the film maintaining a Rotten Tomatoes score above 90%, and who treat Marvel and DC like Sunnis and Shi'ites not realizing that normal people don't care, and are capable of enjoying films from both companies, as well as, shock horror, some that aren't even based on comic books at all.

Review: Visceral 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is A Cinematic, Cultural & Personal Triumph

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • July 16, 2012 3:00 AM
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In a season filled with big movies that somehow ask even bigger questions, “The Dark Knight Rises” feels like the superego to its competition’s id. An action opus that manages at to be both viscerally and intellectually engaging, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated third Batman film comes full circle, examining both the Dark Knight and the society that produced him without sacrificing any of the sweeping thrills for which the series is known. A literate, thoughtful and invigorating finale, “The Dark Knight Rises” delivers everything audiences ask for and then some, albeit in fewer of the ways that they might expect.

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