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Terrifying First Look Set Pic Of 'Grudge Match' Is A Chilling Reminder Of Where De Niro's Career Can Go

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2013 6:36 PM
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Will all of Robert De Niro's great "Silver Linings Playbook" work be undone in a blink of an eye? The actor has a solid shot at winning Best Supporting Actor tonight despite the fact that Tommy Lee Jones won the SAG award for "Lincoln" earlier this year (the best Oscar augur there is). But his work in David O. Russell's film will go down as one of his finest whether or not he wins. It was an incredibly authentic and charged performance imbued with the anger, frustration and heartache of being a parent struggling with a problem child, on top of the the realization he may have failed said offspring.

First Official Images Of Nicole Kidman As Grace Kelly In ‘Grace Of Monaco’; Weinstein Company Pick Up Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 4:50 PM
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Are we already looking at one of next year's Best Actress nominees? With three Oscar nominations and one win under her belt, Nicole Kidman is no stranger to the awards season, and while The Weinstein Company is hoping to see some love for "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Django Unchained" at the Dolby Theater tonight, they've already got their eyes on next year. In recent days they snapped up the rights to the Idris Elba-starring biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," and now they've got another true-life tale added to their slate.

Watch: Andy Samberg's Opening Sketch & Monologue From Independent Spirit Awards 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 2:33 PM
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If somehow you still watched The Independent Spirit Awards late last night, despite the winners being announced hours earlier, then this is old news. But if you're like most of us and didn't, well here's a little bit of catch-up before the Oscars roll out in just a few hours.

Watch: Kristen Stewart Wins Best Handjob At The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 2:20 PM
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There will be a lot of awards handed out tonight at the Oscars, but one you won't see is for Best Handjob. But luckily, the folks at Funny Or Die have managed to give out the honor themselves, and believe it or not, happy endings featured in more than a few movies this year.

‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Star & Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Confirmed To Play ‘Annie’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 2:11 PM
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If you don't know how to pronounce her name yet, you might want to start learning as big things are on the horizon for Quvenzhané Wallis. The breakout star and Oscar nominee for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is making the leap from indie darling to blockbuster lead.

Check Out Jack Kirby's Real Artwork For The Fake 'Argo'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 24, 2013 10:19 AM
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You know that great scene in “Argo," the one towards the end in the airport? Oh, spoilers for "Argo" coming up here, by the way. The scene we’re talking about is probably the most tense in a movie positively brimming with tension, where Scoot McNairy’s character comes through at the last minute and shows the airport security guards the artwork from their fake movie, saving the group’s collective bacon in the process. Well here’s a treat for the movie’s fans ahead of a weekend where "Argo" will probably be treated to a Best Picture Oscar itself, because the original artwork for the real fake movie (this is getting confusing, isn’t it) have surfaced.
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Kodi Smit-McPhee Reunites With Matt Reeves For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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In a season that saw big, expected hits like "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Green Lantern" fumble hard, 20th Century Fox's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the surprise summer hit of 2011. Released in early August, many weren't expecting a lot from the film (especially critics) given its motley crew cast and its lead, James Franco, who seemed like he was performing in the wrong movie. It didn't matter. The MVPs of the film were the extraordinarily realistic (and suprisingly emotional) CGI apes, the motion capture work of Andy Serkis as lead ape Caesar, and director Rupert Wyatt, who quickly saw his name shoot up to the most-wanted list. The film took in close to $500 million worldwide and so obviously, a sequel was green lit.

Exclusive: Matthias Schoenaerts Joins 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2013 2:56 PM
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While he stars in the Oscar-nominated short film "Death Of A Shadow," Matthias Schoenaerts got to celebrate early last night, as he took home the César Award for Best Newcomer for his fantastic performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone." No doubt, the actor will have his fingers crossed for up-and-coming filmmaker Tom Van Avermaet on Sunday night where 'Death' will be hoping to take home a statue. But once the festivities are over, it will be back to work, and first up will be a reunion with his "Bullhead" director who first helped him break out on the international scene.

Joe Carnahan Exits 'Death Wish,' Studio Wants Bruce Willis To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 6:19 PM
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The remake of "Death Wish" is an interesting prospect, particularly with Joe Carnahan at the helm, who signed up just over a year ago. The original, a distinct B-movie, but one a bit more accomplished than most, still resonates today with its vigilante theme and big guns dispensing justice. And Carnahan, whose movies are pumped through with testosterone, was an interesting choice to take it on, but he has now moved on over the standard tune of "creative differences."

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Snitch' & 'Dark Skies' To Have A 'Stand Off'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • February 22, 2013 5:32 PM
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Oh thank heavens. Finally, it's Academy Awards weekend. On Sunday evening, we'll all tune in to watch a parade of the anoited in sparkly haute couture gowns and even sparklier diamonds hand out golden statues of little nude men. And groan and nod sagely and screech out, "I told you so!" as the winners are announced. And be utterly thankful that at long, long last the awards season is over.

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