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Ah, France — good wine, great mimes, the best accordion players you could ever find. It's a bastion of culture in an uncultured world; just ask anyone from France and they'll tell you. And as the new international blockbuster "Les Misérables" (now on DVD and Blu-ray) proves, it's also a country filled with amazing history that is perfectly suited for big-screen epics. Get More »
Parisienne Léa Seydoux has only been acting for a few years but she's been racking up credits in big-name American films and art house gems alike. (She is also the gamine face of Prada Candy perfume and has appeared in ad campaigns for Prada Resort.)
Seydoux's resume includes "Inglourious Basterds," "Robin Hood," "Midnight in Paris" and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," as well as foreign films like "Farewell, My Queen" with Diane Kruger and "Mysteries of Lisbon" by the late Raoul Ruiz. Her latest film, "Sister," is a drama about a preteen boy who steals and sells ski equipment at a fancy Swiss resort to support himself and his older sister. Louise, played by Seydoux, can't or won't keep a job and occasionally disappears for days on end to leave wily Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) to fend for himself. "Sister," which was directed and co-written by Ursula Meier, is Switzerland's official Oscar submission, so between that and Seydoux's upcoming films, you'll be seeing a lot more of this gorgeous actress in the future. Get More »
Later this week (or is it earlier next week?) you'll be able to catch the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Bruce Willis time travel adventure "Looper." I, on the other hand, have already seen it. Not because I've journeyed to the future, but because I've been to Canada (which is really, really not the same) and saw its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
As I wrote in my review for NextMovie's Mirror Universe site Film.com (and we'll be talking about parallel dimensions another day) "in an age where filmmakers are more likely to shrug and suggest you simply embrace mystery, writer-director Rian Johnson draws a line in the sand and says 'no.'" There's a great moment when Bruce Willis says to his younger self that he doesn't want to start discussing the nitty gritty of time travel lest they start making diagrams on the table with straws. However, "Looper"'s great win is that it doesn't have to tell you how it works, it shows you. Get More »
Woody Allen doesn't just have a knack for writing screenplays and directing movies. He knows how to pick gorgeous leading ladies better than, well, anyone.
From Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page in his latest, "To Rome With Love," to his trio of trips down Scarlett Johansson lane, the bespectacled one has spent the better part of the last decade with the biggest female up-and-comers and the hottest young starlets.
He's spent quality time with "Slumdog Millionaire"'s Frieda Pinto, "The Town"'s Rebecca Hall and the gorgeous Rachel McAdams. Plus, he'll soon be spending quality time with Cate Blanchett in his untitled flick slated for next year.
Not enough evidence? Take a good look through our Woody-Worthy Women gallery and see for yourself.
Woody Allen's next film hasn't even hit the screens yet, but the hard-workin' New Yorker is already casting his next. The latest actor to join Allen's ensemble is Michael Emerson, whom you might remember as Linus from the epic TV show "Lost" or even the more recent "Person of Interest."
Allen's next film is still untitled, but some details have emerged. He'll be returning Stateside for filming after sojourns to Italy in "To Rome with Love," France in "Midnight in Paris" and Spain in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It was previously reported that Copenhagen was on his radar for his post-"Rome" project, but luckily he'll be returning to his old stomping grounds in to NYC and San Fran for this one. Get More »
Comedy Central announced the nominees for the second annual Comedy Awards earlier today and it was no laughing matter.
"Bridesmaids" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." are about to face off in a two-way race for the most lauded flick, as each landed five nominations in the film categories.
"Midnight in Paris" followed with four nods, while "The Artist" and "Horrible Bosses" were close behind with three nominations each. Get More »
As a rather formal and fancy affair (at least in our humble opinion), the Oscars tend to shy away from controversial hosts — and Billy Crystal, who has now done the gig a whopping nine times — seemed like a safe choice.
Until he appeared in a "Midnight in Paris" parody alongside Justin Bieber… in blackface.
The 62-year-old comedy legend donned black makeup to reprise his famous "Saturday Night Live" impression of Sammy Davis, Jr. and asked the other (white as could be) version of himself, "Billy, is Biebs the young Sinatra or am I nuts?" Get More »
Awards season may have come and gone, but sci-fi fans still have something to look forward to with today's announcement of the Saturn Award nominees.
The awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, recognize excellence in these genres, which are often underrepresented at other awards shows.
Have you ever pondered what every Oscar-nominated film would be like if it were performed by kindergarteners? Was that just us?
No it wasn't, and we have the video to prove it! The folks at Jest have rounded up some of the most adorkable elementary schoolers this side of Charlie Brown and had them reenact all the 2012 Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture including "The Help," "War Horse," and "Midnight in Paris," the latter of which includes a mini-sized (literally) Woody Allen cameo. Get More »
Updated Feb. 23, 2012.
Here's some inside intel for casual movie fans contemplating their Oscar predictions: By the time the Academy Awards roll around, we know who's going to win in pretty much every major category.
Sure, there can be surprises and the occasional too-close-to-call race, but after so many other award functions play out in the lead-up to Oscar night, from the Critics Choice to the Golden Globes to the all the guild gatherings, patterns emerge and some favorites appear unbeatable.
That's why if you're about to head to Vegas (Editor's note: NextMovie does not condone gambling, unless you're sharing …) and lay down some scratch on "The Artist" winning Best Picture, the rewards, at this point, won't be too tempting. Get More »