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Watch: 8 Clips From Halle Berry's Former Awards Season Bait 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 12:13 PM
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Frankie & Alice
A 1970s set drama about a young black woman suffering from personality disorder? If that doesn't tick a few obvious Oscar boxes, we don't know what does, and Halle Berry certainly thought she'd have another shot at an award. Way back in 2010, "Frankie & Alice" was being positioned as a contender, but it barely made ripple and wound up sitting on a shelf for four years awaiting the light of day. Well, that day arrives this weekend and eight clips have dropped to compel you to give in to your curiosity.

Watch: Trailer For Halle Berry's Former Oscar Contender 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 11:44 AM
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Frankie & Alice
Once upon a time, way, way back in 2010, Halle Berry was gunning for her second Oscar nomination (after winning for "Monster's Ball") with "Frankie & Alice." At the time, it was an indie film without a major studio behind it, but that didn't deter the actress, who was hoping her turn as a mentally ill woman would garner some attention. It didn't. Now here we are four years later, with the movie quietly headed to theaters.

The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? Part 1

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  • January 14, 2011 6:22 AM
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The Answer Is Probably Not, But Hey, What The Hell...Our exhausting coverage of the films coming out in 2011 continues and yes, we're tired, hungry and a bit cranky. We used to call this our Least Anticipated Films feature, but this year our New Year's resolution was to be a tiny bit more positive. Frankly, the sentiment applies, but this is also the leftover films of 2011 we just don't know what to do with. Many of them look abysmal, some of us glass-half-full Playlist types (yes, there are a few among us) think, "hey, that picture might not be so bad," while other members of the group stare in shock that such an idea could be possibly floated. So yes, basically these are the films that we don't hold out too much hope, the ones we think look downright cheap and dreadful, made only to turn a buck and the occasional few that look half-decent (and may just not have fit in the character count of our Escapist Features, sue us) --- though before you bombard our comments section, please actually read what we have to say about these films before assuming we're completely writing them off. Also, while it wasn't intentional, some of us do find it amusing that most of the cast of "Twilight" fill these halls. Another trend we just realized? Leighton Meester pretty much means box-office poison (poor cute, "Gossip Girl"). Also, Hollywood seems to be banking on the mostly unknown Alex Pettyfer, but he truly looks like a charisma-free zone of blandness. Onwards to 2011, though, not necessarily upwards in this case....

Oscarbation: The AFI, NYFCO, Boston And Los Angeles Critics Freak For 'The Social Network'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2010 2:55 AM
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Sending a signal to Oscar prognosticators, the fake-intellectuals who mock "Iron Man" and masturbate to "The King's Speech," a phalanx of critics organizations revealed their top honors this weekend, drawing a line in the sand. Their message? "The Social Network" is on one side of that line, and all other movies are on the other. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society Of Film Critics selected the David Fincher drama as the year's best film, while the AFI listed the film as one of the year's (unranked) 10 best.

Watch: Trailer For 'Frankie & Alice' Reveals Halle Berry's Racist Alter Ego

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 2:51 AM
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Just last week, we got a our first real look at Halle Berry in her Hail Mary attempt at awards season plaudits in "Frankie & Alice." While the the 1970s-set drama centers on a young woman with a personality disorder (Berry) who struggles to contain her racist alter-ego, the early clips kept Frankie's troubling other identity hidden.

Watch: Two Clips From Halle Berry's Oscar Contender 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 7:06 AM
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The end of the year isn't that far away and if Halle Berry wants to vault herself into the Best Actress race, her and the team behind the forthcoming "Frankie & Alice" are going to have to get things moving. We've seen a poster for the film, and it has screened started screening for critics, but the public at large is still pretty much unaware of the project though that is likely to change after Thanksgiving. But now we have our first taste of the film, courtesy of a couple of clips that have made their way online.

Poster For Halle Berry's Oscar Hopeful 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2010 10:03 AM
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With "True Grit" being the only film left to screen for critics, you might think the Oscar race is pretty much over. Guess again. Halle Berry is making a late stage gamble for some awards season glory with the drama "Frankie & Alice" and now we have a poster for the film. As you can tell, Berry has her eyes on the prize.

Oscar Best Actress Race Far From Over: Halle Berry To Make A Run With 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2010 9:59 AM
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This year's Best Actress race is one of the most competitive in years. With no clear front runner and a number of fantastic performances throughout the year, this one remains the biggest wildcard on the ballot and the field will be bracing themselves as another strong competitor enters the fold.

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