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Amy Adams Joins Bradley Cooper & Jeremy Renner In New David O. Russell Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:54 PM
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We can' t have been the only one that felt that Amy Adams got a little cheated at the Oscars a few years back. Melissa Leo is a wonderful actress, and was very good in "The Fighter," but she wasn't even in the Best Supporting Actress in that film, let alone among the nominees. That particular honor went to Adams, who was tremendous in David O. Russell's film, and if we'd had our way, it would have been her walking away with the statuette in February 2011, not Leo.

Watch: Supercut Video Essay Featuring "135 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Cinema"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:38 PM
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We can't say that we're necessarily the biggest fans of the 'supercut,' those viral videos that take a bunch of examples of a particular thing -- people cussing, or saying a particular line, or whatever -- pull them together with some natty editing, and then just hang around collecting views. Generally speaking, they feel like kind of a waste of time, and are sort of indicative of a depressing pick & mix engagement with culture. But having said that, Christian Marclay's "The Clock," which cuts together moments of instances of time in film over a 24-hour period, is one of the most amazing things we've ever seen, and that's essentially an extension of the supercut principle, so we're certainly open to it. 

Spot The Difference: Uncanny New Image Of Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren In Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:22 PM
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Toby Jones must get a little frustrated when he starts making a biopic. The chamelonic character actor got the role of a lifetime when he played Truman Capote in "Infamous" (giving a terrific performance in the process), but despite a starry cast including Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig, had his thunder stolen when the film's release was delayed for nearly a year, allowing "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, to sweep in with acclaim, and an Oscar victory.

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.

Honest Abe Vs. James Bond: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Goes Head To Head With 'Skyfall' On November 9th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 12:25 PM
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Most of the big awards contenders set out their stalls on the release calendar long ago: even Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" had picked out its December release date months before it actually went into production. But there was one exception, and it's potentially the heaviest hitter of them all: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Shocker: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Will Be Rated R

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 11:33 AM
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Paul Thomas Anderson has directed five feature films. They have all been rated R.  And guess what? "The Master" will be too.
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Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For Award Winning Documentary 'Somewhere Between'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 11:01 AM
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For most of us, it's not difficult to decipher where we come from and who we are. Looking at parents, siblings and relatives, one can determine which traits came from which side of family, and determine where we fit in not only at home, but in the community at large. However, the award-winning documentary "Somewhere Between" takes a look at a group of young women whose lives have taken root in the United States, but whose family tree reaches far overseas.

Fred Willard Hasn't Heard Anything About Returning For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 10:42 AM
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It's hard to believe, but it's true: Ron Burgundy really and truly is returning for another big-screen outing. Two teaser trailers released this spring for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" affirmed that everything is moving forward, but a script still needs to be banged out. Details have been scarce, mostly because Adam McKay is still putting it together (though he did let on that Ron will find himself in a newly diversified media world and dealing with a custody battle), and aside from the main cast -- Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate -- there's been no word who else from the massive ensemble of the first film might pop by. But surely Ed Harken won't be left behind?

Bat-Dorks Force Rotten Tomatoes To Turn Off Comments For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 10:21 AM
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Well, this just went from dumb to dumber. As you might recall, earlier this week reviews started arriving for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and, believe it or not, some people just don't dig Gotham. A couple of negative reviews hit, and like some kind of bat signal for the fanboy moths, they descended en masse to Rotten Tomatoes unleashing their vitriol on those who dared to voice an opinion that didn't declare 'Rises' to be the greatest movie of all time. Now standing at a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site has had it with Bat-dorks.

Watch: Clip From Spike Lee's Documentary About Michael Jackson's "Bad"; Theatrical Release Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 9:44 AM
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While there is still no official title or release date, those details are likely right around the corner as the first clip from Spike Lee's documentary about Michael Jackson's Bad has arrived. And yeah, it looks like it's going to be some fascinating stuff.
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