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Winning an Oscar represents the culmination of years of labor and faith in the careers of those who work in film. When your name is called, it's etched in stone forever, never to be taken away by anyone or anything. And that's all fantastic.
There's one final detail that can still go terribly awry, however; something that can, fair or unfair, eternally undermine your win and your performance in the film: A botched acceptance speech.
Don't **** up the acceptance speech.
Here are nine unfortunate incidences of a less-than-stellar moment in the Oscar spotlight. Get More »
But ... but it's the highest-grossing movie of all time! And moneymaking equals goodness!
Hey, we all love "Avatar." And you do, too, whether you realize it or not. There's just something about Pandora and its crazy creatures and amazing scenery and tree-hugging natives that casts a cinematic spell of charm and delight.
But, okay, yeah ... it's not a perfect film. It has a few flaws. Maybe even more than a few. We'll admit that if only because you know James Cameron won't. And we love him for it. Get More »
In the span of their seven minute opening monologue, they managed to sneak in a few mildly amusing jokes, a couple of eyebrow-raisers and one real zinger.
Now we're trying to picture Jason Bourne all tall and blue and Na'vi-like.
Matt Damon could've starred in "Avatar" and is still kind of upset that he didn't, according to Hollywood.com. The "Promised Land" star was James Cameron's first choice for the lead role of Jake Sully.
"I particularly wanted to work with James Cameron, and still do," Damon said in an interview with Playboy. "He knew he was the star of that movie and that everyone was going to see it anyway. When he said, 'Look, I'm offering it to you, but if you say no, the movie doesn't need you,' I remember thinking, 'Oh God, not only do I have to say no because of scheduling, but he's going to make a star out of some guy who's going to to start taking jobs from me later.'" Get More »
James Cameron is not one to rest on his laurels.
While many assumed that after he completes his "Avatar" trilogy (sometime before the end of this decade), he would immediately dive into his long-planned Japanese manga adaptation "Battle Angel," it's apparently not so.
It seems Iron Jim wants in on the whole "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"/"Bourne Identity" bandwagon as he sets his sights on adapting Taylor Stevens' novel "The Informationist," which The Hollywood Reporter says his Lightstorm Entertainment has just purchased for him to make at 20th Century Fox. Get More »
This week: Wes Anderson's latest heartfelt comedy, "Moonrise Kingdom," chronicles the great romance between two 12-year-old runaways during the summer of 1965.
Also new this week is the animated sequel "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," the found footage-ish horror flick "Chernobyl Diaries," the Adam Sandler comedy "That's My Boy" and an edition of "Avatar" on Blu-ray 3D that one can buy without it being bundled with a hardware purchase. Get More »
Damn you, James Cameron. Our thirteen-year-old hearts were broken for naught!
The wily "Mythbusters" duo Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman took to task the ending to one of Hollywood's most ill-fated romances and discovered that Kate Winslet's socially angsty Rose could have easily shared her space on the little makeshift floating board with her "never let go" love ... with a little life-jacket maneuvering. Get More »
Long before "Avatar" changed the way we see movies with its mind-blowing 3-D CGI, there was another film that revolutionized the world of Hollywood special effects: Steven Spielberg's 1993 smash "Jurassic Park."
So it only makes sense that Cameron revealed in an interview with the Huffington Post that he once tried to secure the rights to "Jurassic Park" himself. The surprising part? How glad he is that he failed. Get More »
Some performances are just so indelible that you can't imagine anyone else possibly taking on the role. Sigourney Weaver is Ellen Ripley. Al Pacino is Michael Corleone. And could anyone possibly have played the star-crossed lovers of "Titanic," Rose and Jack, other than Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio?
Well, how about Kate Winslet and... Jeremy Sisto?
Yeah, we have a feeling you're going to want to see this. Get More »
This week: Kristen Stewart is the fairest one of all in "Snow White and the Huntsman," an action-packed update of the fairy tale featuring Charlize Theron vamping it up as the evil queen and Chris Hemsworth as the titular Huntsman.
Also new this week is a gaggle of actors in the pregnancy farce "What to Expect When You're Expecting," a 3-D Blu-ray edition of "Titanic" and a 3-D Blu-ray presentation of James Cameron's "Titanic" companion piece "Ghosts of the Abyss." Get More »