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Oscar Winner Tom Hooper To See PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Today

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2011 5:23 AM
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Harvey Weinstein Noticeably Goes Unmentioned In Acceptance SpeechWalking away from last night's Oscars with three big awards -- including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture -- the buzz around "The King's Speech" won't stop anytime soon, but some of that hype may be for an issue that continues to pit producer Harvey Weinstein against the film's director and the cast.

Oscarbation: The Road To The Oscars 2011 & Predictions

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 7:52 AM
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Last year, the Academy Awards expanded the field of Best Picture nominees to ten, ostensibly to give the public the feeling of having influence on what awards committees deemed the finest films of the year. Some argued the move was intended to level the populist playing field in 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was not nominated for a Best Picture award, and the public seemed to be outraged over this move. But one could say the strategy backfired, as the winner was Kathryn Bigelow’s tense war picture “The Hurt Locker,” one of the lowest grossing Best Picture winners in the last few decades. And of course it lost out to the MOR-player "Avatar," now the highest grossing film of all time.

What Lurks In The 'DMZ'? A New Action-Thriller From 'Transformers' Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2011 2:15 AM
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While Korea is currently producing some of the most exciting cinema in the world (the imminent "I Saw the Devil" being only the most recent example), the country's been somewhat under-represented in Hollywood cinema. The Korean War never captured the imagination of filmmakers in the way that Vietnam did (outside of "M*A*S*H"), while Seoul has never held the same appeal as a jetsetting location as, say, Tokyo or Hong Kong.

Harvey Weinstein May Have His Groove Back & The Greatest Hits From Recent Vanity Fair Profile

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 16, 2011 3:01 AM
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Watch Out British Helmer Richard Ayoade, Harvey Scissorhands May Be BackAdmittedly, we might be behind the times and some of us just started parsing Vanity Fair's fairly massive Hollywood Issue tome. Written by Bryan Burrough, (the author of " Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34" which spawned Michael Mann's 2009 movie) the thesis of the article is essentially what you see in its (and our) headline: Harvey Weinstein is back. Maybe a slightly more mature, warm and fuzzy Harvey Weinstein with 70% less temper tantrums and outbursts, but one that still knows how to make noise and get his hands dirty with his films for better or worse.

Michael Moore Takes The Weinsteins To Court Over Money Owed For 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 9:00 AM
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It looks like the friendly relationship between Michael Moore and Bob and Harvey Weinstein -- who have been involved with the director's last three films -- has come to an abrupt halt.

Tom Hooper Says He Won't Cut 'The King's Speech' For PG-13 Rating; Weinstein Says F-Bombs Hurt Pic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 7:08 AM
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With "The King's Speech" now the odds on favorite to take home a significant chunk of Oscar gold in a few weeks, Harvey Weinstein is looking to ride that momentum by getting as many eyeballs on the film, and asses in the seats as possible. Just this past weekend -- the first Friday after the Oscar nominations were revealed -- the film expanded to over 2,500 screens but there's just one little problem. An R-rating -- mostly found in one key sequence -- is keeping the film away from even bigger crowds and apparently educators who want to screen the film for their students. Last week, Harvey Weinstein revealed his desire to re-cut the film to pass the MPAA's rigorous standards, but director Tom Hooper isn't having it.

Harvey Scissorhands Wants To Honor Top Oscar Nominee 'King's Speech' By Cutting It For PG-13 Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 11:43 AM
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After this morning's Oscar nominations, where "The King's Speech" stacked up a dozen nods, it seems Harvey Weinstein still isn't quite done maximizing the potential of the product he has out there in the theaters.

'The Social Network' Producers Reteam To Have 'Sex On The Moon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:23 AM
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We’re not sure anyone saw the success of “The Social Network” coming. A year ago the Aaron Sorkin-written, David Fincher-directed film was still being skeptically referred to as “the Facebook movie”, even by fans of its filmmakers. A year later the film has topped over $200 million in worldwide grosses and has become an unstoppable awards magnet. Producers Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are clearing space on their mantel for their forthcoming Oscars but are already hoping for lightning to strike twice with their next outing.

Vin Diesel Locked And Loaded For A Sixth 'Fast And Furious'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2011 6:51 AM
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We suppose it's better than "The Pacifier 2."

Paul Greengrass May Direct 'Memphis,' A Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Thriller

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 13, 2011 7:08 AM
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Well, so much for "Cleopatra." Vulture reports that director Paul Greengrass is eying, for his next directorial effort, a script he's penned titled "Memphis." The story centers on the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the springtime of 1968, when he was trying to help the city's sanitation workers find common ground. As Vulture notes, this was a tumultuous time for the former preacher: he was facing heat from the President over his opposition to the Vietnam War while fighting marginalization due to his insistence on focusing his efforts on the poor working class.

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