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Hosting the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards is serious business. And hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are taking it seriously, as today, just hours before the Critics' Choice Movie Awards air live on VH1 tonight at 8 p.m., they've sat down with one of this year's most serious stars for an exclusive interview: The horse from "War Horse."
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On December 15, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. In predictable form, their choices consisted mainly of performers and films practically engineered for awards-season attention, save for a few left-field (but entirely safe) nominations that demonstrated the HFPA's so-called eclecticism.
Now that almost all the films are in theaters, we're taking a look at the nominees to predict who seems destined to win, and who might end up disappointed on January 15 when the winners are announced. Get More »
Happy New Year to "Bridesmaids," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Ides of March."
The three fringe awards contenders got the biggest boosts from today's Producer's Guild of America nominations, which pundits and handicappers regularly look to in predicting Oscar's Best Picture candidates.
While frontrunners like "The Artist," "The Descendants" and "War Horse" also made the cut, "Bridesmaids," "Dragon Tattoo" and "March" edged out critical favorites like "The Tree of Life" and "Drive" for three of the 10 coveted spots. Get More »
It may be a new year, but it was the same old story at the box office this weekend as "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" lead the way once again with an estimated $29.6 million according to Hollywood.com.
With no new wide releases at the cineplex over the New Year's weekend, the rest of the box office chart was rounded out by holdovers as well, with "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows" coming in second ahead of the family-friendly "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked," which continued to perform strongly despite universally bad reviews.
For full figures and the rest of the box office top five, head over to Hollywood.com.
Just before Steven Spielberg took a chance on Jeremy Irvine to star in "War Horse," Jeremy Irvine was appearing in the chorus of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as a tree. Despite his lack of feature-film experience, Irvine impressed Spielberg during auditions for this epic adaptation of both a bestselling children's book and an award-winning Broadway show. The film depicts a boy (played by Irvine) and his horse inexorably transformed by World War I. Now that he's been anointed by the legendary director, Irvine's starring role promises to change his life as well. Get More »
Tom Hiddleston has fast become a fanboy (and girl) favorite for his layered portrayal of slithery sibling Loki in the summer hit "Thor," and his infamy will only grow when he reprises the role (as villain numero uno) in May's hotly anticipated superhero ensemble "The Avengers."
Director Steven Spielberg's got "Tintin" on the big screen, but his other Christmas gift to moviegoers is "War Horse," an old-fashioned epic saga in the tradition of John Ford and "Gone With the Wind." It tells the classic story of friendship between a boy and his horse, but not in a creepy "Equus" sorta way.
Albert (Jeremy Irvine) is a 15-year-old boy who trains and bonds with a horse named Joey (played by many well-fed horses). Joey is sent off to the battlefields of World War I, and Albert makes it his mission to reunite with his friend. Get More »
Behold, the complete list of the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards nominations. Winners will be announced Jan. 12 on VH1.
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"
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Christmas may still be a full lunar cycle away, but your first present arrives this weekend.
Steven Spielberg is hosting special word-of-mouth screenings of his latest sure-to-be-blockbuster, "War Horse," on Nov. 27 in 10 cities across the US, nearly a month before its Dec. 25 release. Get More »
'Shame' (Dec. 2)
Michael Fassbender as a sex addict? When you look as good as this guy, we imagine it must be hard NOT to be a sex addict, what with all the babes and, yes, dudes likely throwing themselves at your doorstep. The film itself concerns a man whose perverted little world is disrupted when his sister Cissy (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay with him. Given the film's NC-17 rating, prepare yourselves to see Fassbender go Full Magneto.
'New Year’s Eve' (Dec. 9)
How many huge stars does it take to screw in a lightbulb? We're not sure, but this movie has at least half the amount needed, including (but not limited to) Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank and Jon Bon Jovi. Director Garry Marshall is trying to get you laid again with the season's ultimate date movie, a spiritual successor to his previous hit, "Valentine's Day."
'The Sitter' (Dec. 9)
David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") already gave us his irreverent take on sword and sorcery with "Your Highness," but decided to double-dip this year by casting Jonah Hill in an F-bomb-laden riff on "Adventures in Babysitting." With Hill still in his pre-"21 Jump Street" chunk-style glory, he's given free rein to watch over three kids with the kindness and sensitivity you'd expect from the screen's most slovenly man-child. Car chases, explosions, and drug deals gone wrong ensue.
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' (Dec. 9)
Remember when spy movies didn't have to have shaky cams, car chases, or Matt Damon beating up dudes with books? We needed a flick like this to remind us of the pleasures a ripping slow-burn thriller can bring. Gary Oldman plays George Smiley, a former British intelligence spook brought out of fruitless retirement to smoke out a mole during the height of the Cold War. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson, whose "Let the Right One In" was one of the best movies of the last decade, makes his English-language debut.
'Young Adult' (Dec. 9)
If you prefer your humor less juvenile and more caustic, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, the team that made "Juno," might have just the thing for you. A pitch-black comedy if there ever was one, this stars Charlize Theron as an insanely self-centered woman who returns to her hometown hellbent on getting her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson) back. Patton Oswalt costars as Theron's crony, and if the trailer is any indication, this will be one twisted ride through Delusionville.
'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' (Dec. 16)
The game is afoot once again as Holmes and ever-faithful Dr. Watson are pulled into another web of intrigue, woven by the sleuth's archnemesis Professor Moriarty. Jared Harris, the token Brit from TV's "Mad Men," beat out a slew of potential Moriartys (including Daniel Day-Lewis) for the part; and it's a testament to director Guy Ritchie that he cast a great actor, as opposed to a star, in the plum villain role. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's quippy chemistry will make this a must-see.
'The Iron Lady' (Dec. 16)
Meryl Streep's inner demons clearly won't be satisfied until she becomes the first woman to receive a thousand Oscar nominations, and is also crowned first Emperor of Mars. Okay, so maybe Streep doesn't want to run a planet, but she is playing one of the most powerful political figures of the 20th century, UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The great Jim Broadbent costars as Thatcher's stalwart husband/First Gentleman Denis.
'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' (Dec. 16 IMAX only, Dec. 21 wide)
Tom Cruise wants to be young again real bad, and he's gonna rappel down the world's tallest building -- the Burj Khalifa -- to prove it. We get it, Tom, you're super intense! Chill! Brad Bird, genius animator behind "The Incredibles," makes his live-action debut with a fourquel that brings back series regulars (Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) and positions Jeremy Renner as successor to Cruise's Ethan Hunt. If they do Part 5, Renner will have to jump a motorcycle over all four Mt. Rushmore heads to top this.
'The Adventures of Tintin' (Dec. 21)
Early word from the UK, where this computer-animated blockbuster has already been released, is that the supergroup combo of director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson has nailed the spirit of one of the globe's most enduring pop culture icons. The intrepid reporter Tintin (as motion-captured by Jamie Bell) along with pet dog Snowy are practically bigger in Europe than Jesus, but will his adventurous antics translate to Americans who, by and large, don't know a Hergé from a hole in the ground?
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (Dec 21)
The early trailer promised "The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas," but it feels so good. Who better than David Fincher to translate the worldwide literary phenomenon into a franchise for adults who like their mysteries dark and their heroines bisexual and/or on a motorcycle? An unrecognizable Rooney Mara toplines as the eyebrow-less Lisbeth Salander, hacker extraordinaire and Generation Y's answer to Sherlock Holmes. She teams with Daniel Craig to uncover some nasty family business, and maybe knock some boots as well.
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (Dec. 23)
Angelina Jolie's directorial debut had been hovering somewhere between "vainglorious vanity project" and "huh?" on the buzz-o-meter until the recently dropped trailer came out and actually made the film look ... good. Set during the Bosnian war, it's about the relationship between Serbian soldier Danijel (Goran Kostic) and Bosnian captive Ajla (Zana Marjanović), and the repercussions of such a coupling.
'We Bought a Zoo' (Dec. 23)
Ahh, the "feel-good dramedy," also known as a "Cameron Crowe special." The man behind "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire" has hit a few snags in recent years, but when he's on his game you can bet hearts will be melted faster than butter on toast. Matt Damon plays a recently widowed dad who dedicates his family to renovating a struggling zoo, and falls in love with Scarlett Johansson. Perhaps they'll even make a sequel, "We Bought an Aquarium," without jumping the shark.
'The Darkest Hour' (Dec. 25)
Emile Hirsch is out of the wild and ready to help us forget "Speed Racer" ever happened. In this Russian-made sci-fi pic from producer Timur Bekmambetov of "Wanted" fame, a group of young folk battles some sinister aliens with lasers or lightning bolts or something. The always cute Olivia Thirlby will bring the heat.
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' (Dec. 25)
Too soon? Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are betting you a box of Kleenex that you're gonna bawl your little eyes out at this drama built around the events of 9/11, and based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Former "Teen Jeopardy" champion Thomas Horn is the actual star, playing a kid looking for a lock to match a key his father left behind when he was killed during the terrorist attacks on our country.
'War Horse' (Dec. 25)
With Steven Spielberg behind the wheel of this touching story, we know that nothing will come between Albert (newcomer Jeremy Irvine) and his beloved horse Joey, not even a frickin' World War. Already speculated to be a front-runner for Best Picture, this stunning-looking epic from a master filmmaker harkens back to uplifting films from the golden age of Hollywood. If this movie is corny, then corn us up, 'cause it looks tremendous.