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  • Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a wrench in the Oscar race -- or not, remember when they nominated "Burlesque" for best picture? -- but there were an unusually high number of snubs and surprises this year. That's probably because the...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • Oprah Winfrey lauded at 'Power 100' Women in Entertainment Breakfast

    The event: The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, honoring Oprah Winfrey with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented to her by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The program: TV host...
  • OSCARS: 114 Original Scores to Compete for Top Prize

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its list of 114 feature film scores that will be competing for the five nominations. The roster includes films that are considered front-runners as well as documentaries, foreign-language films and...
  • Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)

    Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)
    Let’s take a collective deep breath and begin with the good news from this morning’s sufficiently ridiculous Golden Globes nominations. -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Enough Said”) and Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”)...
  • Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

     
    Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There's never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing...
  • Justin Chang's Top 10 Films of 2013

    If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
  • Fall 2013 Movie Preview

    Fall 2013 Movie Preview
    Lee Daniels' The Butler PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 12-16, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Lee Daniels' The Butler Distributor: The Weinstein Co. The director of "Precious" and "The Paperboy" plays things relatively...
  • Will Awards Season Reward Harvey Weinstein's Hustle?

    This is the time of year when the film industry re-defines itself. Suddenly the dialogue is no longer fixated on franchise fatigue; instead the chatter is about festivals and awards strategy. And that, of course, means it's Harvey time. Most of the...
  • At 'Butler' premiere, Oprah's big-screen return marked with fanfare

    Oprah Winfrey has said that taking a role in "The Butler" -- her first big-screen turn in 15 years -- was a scary prospect. But after being engulfed by a media mob at her new movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, Winfrey might be thinking...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...