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Class Act: Shia LaBeouf Suggests Megan Fox Cheated On Her Boyfriend With Him During 'Transformers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2011 5:25 AM
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Harrison Ford Says What We're All Thinking, Calls LaBeouf A "Fucking Idiot"It appears that Shia LaBeouf has a mouth that can't be stopped. Just a few weeks after the actor dumped on his former co-star Megan Fox, claiming her unforgivable "Spice Girl strength" and her inability to handle Michael Bay's meticulous directions on where to point her ass got her fired from this weekend's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Now, a new Details magazine feature on the actor finds him using the opportunity to throw Fox under the bus yet again, albeit this time in a wholly different way.

Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Grammys With The Muppets & At The Oscars With Her Guitar

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 8:39 AM
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After singing in "Country Strong" and on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow isn't going to stop until everyone on the planet has heard her sing a song from the former or her version of Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" which she sang on the latter.

James Franco Calls 'The Social Network' "Classically Made" But Conventional

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 26, 2011 4:18 AM
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Actor/director/writer/painter/Oscar host James Franco stopped by the Movieline suite at Sundance to discuss his latest film, Best Picture nominee “127 Hours,” as well as its competitor and possible frontrunner “The Social Network.” In the candid and clearly uncoached interview (his PR agent is probably having a freak out right now), Franco says that he believes “127 Hours” was the most innovative movie of 2010 and for a movie supposedly about technology, “The Social Network” is actually a very straightforward narrative.

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

What Could Have Been: '127 Hours' Once Eyed By Luke Perry As A Vehicle For Brian Austin Green

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 11:08 AM
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Aron Ralston may have lost an arm, but thankfully, he didn't lose his brain.

Watch: Official Video For A.R. Rahman & Dido's "If I Rise" From '127 Hours'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 8:36 AM
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Though it has unfortunately and undeservedly fallen off the awards season radar, "127 Hours" still remains one of 2010's best films, a frenetic, energetic and harrowing piece of work that uses the story of a man losing his arm to weave a larger thematic web about the importance of human connectivity. So yeah, if you haven't seen it yet use this prime opportunity when theaters are filled with dreck to go check it out.

Simon Beaufoy Talks Alternate Ending To '127 Hours' That Was Cut (Poor Lizzy Caplan)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 1:38 AM
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When we first saw Danny Boyle’s survival tale “127 Hours” at TIFF, we called it “Lean, efficient, despairing, thrilling and ultimately life affirming” as well as one of the best films of the year. By now you know the film is the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco) who was stuck in a Utah canyon for days after his arm became trapped under a boulder. Little did we know at the time that the film’s leanness was partially the result of a major trim to the third act of the film. The film’s writer Simon Beaufoy recently spoke with the NYTimes about this last minute alteration. “We had a much more resolved ending, so they [the audience] had an emotional connection. There’s a long scene with his mother in the hospital, there’s a long scene with the ex-girlfriend where she told him a few hard truths, there was a scene at his sister’s wedding, which he referenced in the movie. So we had this very unusual movie, and we resolved it in this very Hollywood way.”

2011 Writers Guild Nominations Has Some Surprises

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 6:19 AM
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Well, we've already covered the snubs, but in case you missed it, the WGA disqualified a batch of movies from their awards including “Another Year,” “Biutiful,” “Blue Valentine,” “The Ghost Writer,” “The King’s Speech,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Toy Story 3” and “Winter’s Bone” as they were not made under WGA jurisdiction.

No Surprises In 2011 Producers Guild Award Nominations; 'The Town' Becoming An Oscar Contender?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 3:33 AM
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Yawn, another random awards ceremony from yet another industry group, right? Guess again. Last year, when the Academy opened up the Best Picture field to ten nominees, so did the The Producers Guild of America, and nine out of their ten nominees ended up getting Oscar nods as well. So if you're looking for how the Oscar nods will play out when they're announced in a few weeks, this is a pretty strong indicator.

My Top 10 Films Of 2010: Kevin Jagernauth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2010 5:12 AM
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With a team stretching and reaching around the world with editors and writers in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia and beyond, getting a consensus on the top ten films of the year from the entire Playlist team is pretty much impossible. Not everyone has had a chance to see the majority of the films from this year yet, and tastes and preferences differ from writer to writer. Instead, the editors and writers will be presenting their individual lists for the year.

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