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Both Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone got early career praise for their turns as big screen pugilists. De Niro nabbed his second Oscar win for portraying the complicated and oft vicious Jake La Motta in the now-classic Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull" and Sly, well, he's still pumping out those "Rocky" movies, the first one of which earned him his only two Academy noms way back in '77.
This week: Halle Berry goes above and beyond the call of duty as a 911 operator trying to save a kidnapped teenage girl from a serial killer in the thriller "The Call."
Also new this week is Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey in the Vegas magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," David Duchovny and Ed Harris in "Phantom" and the Blu-ray debut of The Beatles' "Help!" Get More »
This week: Steven Soderbergh's supposedly final film "Side Effects" is a psychological thriller starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. We tell you why it's a final work worth checking out.
Also new this week is the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to leading-man status in "The Last Stand," the YA supernatural romance "Beautiful Creatures," Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in "Stand Up Guys" and a 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "National Lampoon's Vacation." Get More »
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
Comedy, like magic, is an art and a skill that is almost impossible for the average person to quantify or explain. Being able to consistently make people laugh is one of the most difficult tricks of all; it makes sawing a person in half seem like child's play (note to children: Do not try to saw anyone in half).
So what happens when you combine comedy and magic? You get the fantastic first trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Ben Affleck proved he's an ace behind the camera with "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," but now he's gunning for Oscar with his newest picture titled "Argo."
Based on a true story of six Americans who evade capture during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979, and the CIA man (Affleck — yep, he stars in this one, too) who gets the bright idea to get them out of the country under the cover story that they're making a cheesy sci-fi movie. Their chances might be slim, but the odds are good you're gonna love these clips...
Al Pacino and Christopher Walken have both played wise guys in so many different films you might think they'd get tired of it. But whether or not that's the case, one thing is sure: We certainly don't get tired of seeing it, which is why we're so stoked about the new trailer for "Stand Up Guys."
Walken and Pacino together? Fuggedaboutit. Get More »
Julianna Margulies may be earning rave reviews these days for "The Good Wife" -- she's won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as lawyer Alicia Florrick, just for starters -- but she first rose to fame on the long running medical drama "ER." So old school Margulies fans are in for a special treat today, as Deadline is reporting that Margulies is heading back to the hospital for the upcoming Al Pacino flick "Stand Up Guys."
Nurse Carol Hathaway, report to the emergency room, stat. Get More »
It's time for another stab at that old tale of star-crossed lovers and squabbling families by way of New York City. No, not another "West Side Story." Instead of singing teen gangs, "The Locals" will take a crack at updating the story of Romeo and Juliet "by injecting a Jewish/Italian twist."
So, kind of like "West Side Story" but with more guilt and food and less singing and knife fights. Get More »
With his 2007 film "Gone Baby Gone," Ben Affleck reminded the movie-going public why he won an Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" all those many years ago. His performance didn't snag him gold -- it was the writing. Writing and directing "Gone Baby Gone" was Affleck flipping the bird to people who poo-pooed him for "Armageddon" and "Gigli" and a way for the star to get his hands dirty behind the camera. A reinvention.
But really, who expected Affleck to completely shake off the acting bug? Get More »