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If the Western is a dying art form, then the 2010 version of "True Grit" is a solid argument for immediate resurrection.
This is the second film adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name, and both movie versions received their share of awards and nominations. John Wayne won his first and only Academy Award in 1969 playing crusty U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, and now Jeff Bridges ably dons the eye patch and speaks in the marble-mouthed manner of the unforgettable Western character.
Young Hailee Steinfeld beat out a reported 15,000 other actresses for the lead role of Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl hell-bent on avenging the death of her father, who was killed by Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) for two pieces of gold and a horse. She seeks out and hires Rooster because she hears he has "true grit," and that he does... along with an unconventional approach to just about everything. Get More »
What do George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Robert Pattinson have in common? (Aside from being incredibly good-looking?) They've all been recipients of the MTV Movie Award for Breakout Star.
This year's nominees -- which include two youngsters who aren't old enough to drive yet -- hope to follow in their footsteps, having turned heads in 2010 as superheroes, vampires and budding entrepreneurs. Here's hoping these bright stars will end up with the careers of some of this award's past winners, rather than the offscreen exploits of some others (ahem, 2004 winner Lindsay Lohan).
So much for the Oscars being predictable.
A year after the David vs. Goliath slugfest between "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker," this year's theme appears to be Young Hollywood vs. Old Hollywood, with "The Social Network" (the movie that defines a new generation?) battling against "The King's Speech" (the more traditional Oscar crowd-pleaser for the 40-and-over set). Get More »
Since her Oscar-nominated performance as the never-say-die Mattie Ross in "True Grit," Hailee Steinfeld has become one of Hollywood's hottest young stars.
But what do you do next when you're fourteen years old and already up for an Academy Award?
You stick with the studio that got you this far, this fast.
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has just closed a deal for screen rights to "Forgotten," a novel by Cat Patrick that comes out this June, which it plans to craft as a star vehicle for Steinfeld. Get More »
When looking at the upcoming Academy Awards race, there are dozens if not hundreds of experts or pundits you could turn to for insight.
Seth Herzog is not one of those people.
All the more reason why you should watch the funnyman who's appeared on/in "30 Rock" and "Role Models" (fun fact: he's also Jimmy Fallon's warmup comic) break down the Best Picture race in a series we call -- wait for it -- Seth Herzog Breaks It Down. Get More »
If a movie isn't based on a comic book these days, it seems there will at least eventually be a comic book based on the movie.
"True Grit" is the last film we'd expect to get the comic book treatment in any way whatsoever, but the adventures of Rooster Cogburn are getting the funny-papers treatment with "True Grit: Mean Business," according to Slashfilm. Get More »
As expected, "The King's Speech" reigned over this year's Oscar nominees, and Natalie Portman and James Franco received their Best Actress and Actor nods for "Black Swan" and "127 Hours," respectively.
Still, as always, there were plenty of surprises and snubs that had us raising our eyebrows: "The Town" was shut down, Mark Wahlberg and Andrew Garfield were somehow left out of the party, and Mila Kunis is probably drowning her sorrows at the barre.
Our nominations for the biggest shockers:
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"My favorite movie is always whatever great film I've seen most recently, so right now it's 'The Social Network.''
"I thought the writing was brilliant, and Jesse [Eisenberg] and Andrew [Garfield] did an amazing job. I loved that movie from beginning to end. It was such a captivating film about friendship and greed and betrayal.
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Hailee Steinfeld is nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in "True Grit."
This is it -- the last hurrah for a year's worth of movies, a crown for the reigning champ -- and the last installment in our race-by-race breakdown of tonight's Critics' Choice Movie Awards (see also Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress).
Who have the critics deemed worthy to contend for the top prize of 2010? Find out which movies made their list and who we think stands the best chance of coming out on top. Get More »
The Coen Brothers' "True Grit" is a bona fide success. Just this weekend prior the western wrangled the number one spot at the box office from the grubby, cold hands of "Little Fockers," hogtying Ben Stiller behind City Hall.
We wager the next step for these men in boots is striking gold at the Oscar mine out west. Talkie star Jeff Bridges seems to lasso the buzz without so much as breaking a sweat on that creased, dusty foreheads of his. Get More »