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  • Movie review: 'Violet & Daisy' loses its nerve

    Movie review: 'Violet & Daisy' loses its nerve
    Of all the things I imagined Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher might choose for his directing debut, "Violet & Daisy," the story of two teenage assassins on the loose in New York City, was not on the list. Fletcher, who won the Oscar for his screenplay...
  • 'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber

    'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber
    The new trailer for Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” shows an up-from-his-bootstraps man moving, Zelig-like, through U.S. presidential history, demonstrating how “one man overcame his past.” But for at least one of the actors...
  • Tribeca 2012: 'Precious' screenwriter on board for short film contest

     
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious") is helping to give filmmakers a rare opportunity to turn his words into a short movie through a contest announced Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Participants must submit their...
  • Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right

    Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right
    Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic. It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Shutter Island' goes for kudos | 'Glee,' 'Modern Family' win Humanitas | Update on Oscar race for docus

     
    • Don't make the mistake of thinking "Shutter Island" is shut out of this Oscar race just because it's no longer in movie theaters. Paramount sent out invites this week to academy and guild members to attend screenings in six areas: Los Angeles, San...
  • Conan O'Brien ousts Jay Leno and David Letterman from Emmys

     
    As expected, Conan O'Brien was rewarded for submitting himself with an Emmy nomination for his seven-month tenure at the helm of "The Tonight Show." While it isn't so surprising that he edged out the returning Jay Leno -- who won this award once (1995)...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: Starz accepts 'The Proposal'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 25 - May 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies BRIDE-TO-BE: Sandra Bullock (left, with Betty White) stars in the 2009 rom-com “The Proposal,” at 9 p.m. on......
  • Can Taylor Swift make it three in a row at CMT Awards?

     
    No surprise that reigning country queen Taylor Swift is among the leading contenders in Tuesday's announcement of first-round nominees for the ninth annual CMT Music Awards. Swift landed three nominations, including bids for video of the year and female...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'True Blood' goes graphic | 'Precious' talent updates | Carol Burnett reminisces

     
    • "True Blood" is gearing up for a third season on HBO beginning June 13. And in July, fans of the vampire drama starring Oscar champ Anna Paquin ("The Piano") will be able to buy the first installment of a graphic arts version of "True Blood." IDW is...
  • 'The Hurt Locker' wins six Oscars, including history maker for director Kathryn Bigelow

     
    The 82nd Academy Awards followed the script set down by pundits, as the front-runners for all of the major Oscars won Sunday night. "The Hurt Locker" led with six Oscars, including best picture and best director for Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first...
  • Oscars show has no sense of timing

    Oscars show has no sense of timing
    An hour into the telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards, you couldn't help but hope that somewhere backstage at the Kodak Theatre someone was waving a script and yelling: "Tempo, people, tempo." Despite everyone's best efforts, this year's Oscars seemed...