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  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business
    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game

    Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game
    It's a pretty safe bet that when the Screen Actors Guild announces its film ensemble award nominees Wednesday morning, we won't be seeing the casts from "All Is Lost" or "Gravity" on the list. When it comes to this award, SAG voters are all about...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development
    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates

    Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates
    When Malcolm Lee's reunion comedy "The Best Man Holiday," which features a primarily African American cast, grossed an impressive $30.6 million at the box office this weekend, some in Hollywood were quick to say the movie "overperformed" — prompting...
  • 'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?

    'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?
    It had already been a strong year for films with predominantly black casts—the kind of year that makes bloggers pull out their laptops and write posts about a “new moment.” "Fruitvale Station" was the sensation of the Sundance Film...
  • 'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11

    'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11
    Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Variety's Justin Chang Feted At AAFCA Awards

    It was a night of laughs and tributes to "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and other pics at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Assn. awards. Variety chief film critic Justin Chang was also honored by the...
  • Bruce Dern on AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: 'Welcome to the Geezers Dinner!'

    Just because you need to be 50+ to be AARP-eligible doesn't mean the club doesn't know how to have a good time. AARP The Magazine's 13th annual Movies for Grownups awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Feb. 10 honored outstanding writing, acting and...
  • Bruce Dern, Susan Sarandon honored at AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala

    Bruce Dern, Susan Sarandon honored at AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala
    The event: Bruce Dern called Monday’s shindig “the geezers’ dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP. Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly...
  • 'The Butler,' 'Prisoners' Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like "American Hustle" and "Dallas Buyers Club" were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season's derby. In the feature film category, "Lee...