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  • 'The Great Debaters'

    'The Great Debaters'
    Opponents found it easy to underestimate the 1930s debate team of Wiley College, a small, all-black institution in a remote corner of Texas, but they did so at their peril. The same will likely hold true for those who underestimate the new film on the...
  • Acting, Inspiration Make Compelling Argument for 'Debaters'

    Good story, well told. Interesting concept. I wonder if people will go for it. Director Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters" is pure Hollywood, not without its share of storytelling cliches and golden-toned inspirational teaching moments, but you...
  • A proud graduate of the 'School of Janet'

    A proud graduate of the 'School of Janet'
    In Denzel Washington's new film "The Great Debaters," we are introduced to a young woman who is poised, talented and determined to succeed as a college debater against a field of men, but who knows that to accomplish that goal she will have to overcome...
  • 'Into the Wild' dominates SAG awards

    'Into the Wild' dominates SAG awards
    "Into the Wild," Sean Penn's harrowing drama about Christopher McCandless, a young man who traveled the country after graduating from college only to perish in Alaska, dominated the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced this morning....
  • James McAvoy makes us weepy

    James McAvoy makes us weepy
    In "Atonement," Joe Wright's compelling film adaptation of Ian McEwan's powerful bestseller, Golden Globe nominated James McAvoy plays Robbie Turner. He is a Cambridge-educated housekeeper's son who falls for Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley), the...
  • Denzel Washington snags two nods for 'Debaters' and 'Gangster'

    Denzel Washington snags two nods for 'Debaters' and 'Gangster'
    The jubilation in Denzel Washington's voice Thursday was unmistakable. "Can you tell? I'm just happy all the way around," said Washington just hours after learning that two of his projects had scored key Golden Globe nominations. The two-time Oscar...
  • No time for cigars for director Denzel

    No time for cigars for director Denzel
    DENZEL WASHINGTON has the slightly dazed look of a man in the home stretch. "It's all good," he says, flashing that $20-million grin in a postproduction suite on the Sony lot. "I'm not tired. Well, I'm tired, but I'm happy." The two-time Oscar winner is...
  • Broadcast film critics shine light on 'Into the Wild'

    Broadcast film critics shine light on 'Into the Wild'
    With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging. The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
  • 'No Country for Old Men' No. 1 with N.Y. film critics

    'No Country for Old Men' No. 1 with N.Y. film critics
    Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men" received best picture honors today from the New York Film Critics Circle. The gritty film noir based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy dominated the critics' picks, winning a total of four awards. Besides best...
  • Board of Review picks 'No Country'

    Board of Review picks 'No Country'
    "No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's visceral crime thriller based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, was named best film of 2007 Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. George Clooney was named best actor for his role as a...
  • Casting cull for the next big hunk

    Casting cull for the next big hunk
    Call it the hunt for the new male movie star — a youngster to step into the shoes of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt or even Leonardo DiCaprio, who's already hit the ripe old age of 32. In the next year, Hollywood is betting literally a billion dollars on a...
  • Academy reaches around the globe

    Academy reaches around the globe
    Most days, everyone in Hollywood assumes that the world revolves around them. But as the nominations for the Academy Awards proved, show business is now revolving around the world. In saluting movies that were often made outside the nation's borders...