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9 Movie Families You Wouldn't Want to Spend Thanksgiving With

The Shining Warner Bros.

Ah, Thanksgiving: the time of year we pause, count our blessings and enjoy time with the family try not to murder our loved ones.

While it's true that most of us go into this holiday with only the best of intentions, it seems few of us escape the sit-down dinner with our nearest and dearest unscathed. Uncle Rick had too many cocktails. Mom forgot to turn on the oven. Someone threw the raw turkey through a picture window. Okay, maybe that's less common than we'd like to think. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'J. Edgar,' 'Tower Heist' and More

J. Edgar
Warner Bros.

This week: Leonardo DiCaprio plays the FBI's most enigmatic leader in "J. Edgar," Ben Stiller teams up with Eddie Murphy for "Tower Heist," a "Shrek" favorite spins off on his own in the animated "Puss in Boots," and Elizabeth Olsen escapes from a dangerous cult in "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Get More »

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'Take Shelter,' 'Beginners' and 'Drive' Lead Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in Drive

It's official: Awards season is on, and it's about to be kicked into high gear.

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Gotham Awards, which surprised crowds when the Best Feature honor was bestowed on two movies, "Beginners" and "The Tree of Life," comes the announcement of nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes feature films that are made using "uniqueness of vision" and an "economy of means." Get More »

Filed Under: Awards | Source: Independent Spirit Awards

Elizabeth Olsen Wows in Slow-Burning 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

Martha Marcy May Marlene
Fox Searchlight

Mary-Kate and Ashley had better watch their backs -- there’s a new Olsen girl on the scene.

Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to the most famous twins in America, makes her feature-film acting debut in the Sundance award winner "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and it's the type of performance sure to garner awards recognition and lots of attention. Call it the Jennifer Lawrence phenomenon. Get More »

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Q&A: Elizabeth Olsen on 'Martha Marcy,' Oscar Buzz and Sister Acts


Elizabeth Olsen
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Elizabeth Olsen was well prepared for it. She knew that if she ever "made it," the comparisons to her more famous older twin sisters (you know them as Mary-Kate & Ashley) would be incessant.

But why not think of it as a Hollywood family dynasty? And then just let her work help make her own name for herself?

That goal is fast becoming a reality for Olsen, even if she refuses to believe her own (Oscar) hype. The 22-year-old was the breakout star of Sundance '11, and is now generating plenty of awards buzz for her role in Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," a psychological thriller in which she stars as a tormented woman struggling to adjust to a normal life after fleeing a cult. Get More »

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Gotham Awards Dish Season's First Dose of Adulation to Nominees

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in "The Descendants"
Fox Searchlight

The greatest cross to bear for a thespian is the realization that a career in their chosen art form, no matter how nominally successful, will forever be thankless.

Just kidding! Those suckers get praised all the damn time, and today is no different, with the announcement of the Gotham Independent Film Award nominees.

Today's nominations mark the first round of awards announcements for the season, to be followed up in the next few months with nominations for the Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the industry's other major award for independent film, the Independent Spirit Awards. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards Movie News | Source: The Wrap

Next Factor: 'Martha Marcy' Star Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen
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All across the snow white tundra of Park City this year, the name Elizabeth Olsen buzzed on the chapped lips of movie lovers, critics, and industry folks alike. Who is that wide-eyed actress giving these ferocious performances? And then the collective whiplash came: "There's another Olsen?" Elizabeth (Lizzie to her friends) is way more than a pretty face or a Hollywood sister, though. Read on and find out why she's your favorite new actress. Get More »

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Younger Olsen Shines in 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Trailer

BorderLine Films

For the past two decades, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have lived their lives in the glare of the media spotlight. Which might be one reason why their younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, has managed to slip under the radar.


Until now.

Because you may not have known who Elizabeth Olsen was five minutes ago, but once you get a look at the new trailer for her breakout Sundance hit "Martha Marcy May Marlene," we have a feeling you won't be able to get her out of your mind. Get More »

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The 9 Best Films of Sundance 2011

BorderLine Films

After 10 days of movie marathons, studio acquisitions and the unearthing of up-and-coming talent, a frigid Sundance 2011 has come to an end. The tears we've shed upon departure are still frozen to our faces.

There were over 100 films that played at this year's festival, and we've picked the best of the best of the bunch, most of which will see the light of day sometime in 2011. Read on and take notes - these are the movies you need to see. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Sundance

Elizabeth Olsen Breaks Out From Mary-Kate and Ashley's Shadow

Elizabeth Olsen
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It wasn't too long ago that when you heard the last name Olsen, you only thought of the Hollywood partying pair Mary-Kate and Ashley. But the tabloid-prone twins' little sister Elizabeth has been making serious headway at Sundance for her own acting capabilities.

"I never wanted to be a brand, I wanted to be an actor," Elizabeth told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival. "I just wanted to make movies, make theatre, do work."

The baby Olsen was at Sundance promoting her two new films "Silent House" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene." She strongly hopes that "whatever press comes about from Sundance will further the films hope for getting distribution."

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Filed Under: Movie News Sundance | Source: Hollywood Crush
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