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For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actresses Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 4, 2013 3:05 PM
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Received wisdom says that most years, including this one, the Best Actress field of contenders for the Oscars is "weaker" than their male counterparts, with a fairly limited group of possibilities who are plausible nominees. To which we can only say: horseshit. Every year, but this one in particular, we watch scores of fine female performances be overlooked because they're in small indie movies or because they were overshadowed in reviews by male co-stars or because they're not Meryl Streep.

Jared Harris Joins Guy Ritchie's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' & 'Poltergeist' Remake

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 6:24 PM
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Jared Harris
Jared Harris is one of those actors who, no matter the size or quality of the role, we still get excited about seeing onscreen (case in point: the otherwise abysmal "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"). Harris, the son of the legendary Richard Harris, makes any movie infinitely more memorable by his mere presence, adding some much-needed color to even the dreariest of studio affairs. Thankfully, a couple of said studio affairs are getting significantly less dreary thanks to Harris: the actor has recently signed on to costar in both Guy Ritchie's big budget "Man from U.N.C.L.E." and the "Poltergeist" remake for "Monster House"-director Gil Kenan.

'Mad Men' Star Rosemarie DeWitt Joins Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn In 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 17, 2011 1:24 AM
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Anne Hathaway might have gotten most of the plaudits for Jonathan Demme's excellent "Rachel Getting Married" (and rightfully so), but the film was home to another terrific performance from an actress -- Rosemarie DeWitt, who played the titular Rachel. De Witt is a long-time TV & film veteran, probably best known for her turn as Don Draper's bohemian mistress Midge in "Mad Men," and she's deservedly gotten a boost from those two projects, landing parts in projects like "The United States of Tara," "The Company Men" and next year's "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."

Rosemarie DeWitt, John Krasinski & Olivia Thirlby Line Up 'Nobody Walks' Co-Written By Lena Dunham

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2011 2:51 AM
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Hoo boy, we can hear the haters sharpening their knives on this one already, so let's get right to it.

Review: 'The Company Men' A Bland, Out-Of-Touch Look At Job Loss

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • January 20, 2011 4:04 AM
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“The Company Men,” aka “The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People” or “Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie,” tries to be timely, but it’s as out of touch as Pat Buchanan. It aims for “Up in the Air”-level relevance and poignancy with its plot centering on layoffs at a New England company, but it’s more likely to garner yawns than tears. What’s worse is that this isn’t a substandard movie with an equally substandard cast. Instead, first-time feature director John Wells has somehow managed to attract top-level talent Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Maria Bello (and Kevin Costner).

Rosemarie DeWitt & Dianne Wiest Joining 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2011 2:11 AM
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In something of a golden age for TV drama, AMC's "Mad Men" stands gloriously at the front of a very impressive pack. Only the same channel's "Breaking Bad" can compete with it, but the Matthew Weiner-created show has a Great American Novel sweep to it that makes it feel somehow more significant, with writing and direction that frequently comes close to being transcendent. As we eagerly await movement on a fifth series of the show, the program's uniformly excellent cast are starting to make waves on the big screen.

Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz In Lynn Shelton's Untitled Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2010 3:23 AM
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With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust.

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