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Academy Awards

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  • 'SNL' slams North Korea, Sony

    Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.” The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
  • A teacher, a student and an acclaimed documentary

    Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. It wasn't until about a year into the project that...
  • Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

    Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas
    No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film...
  • ‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

     
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
  • 'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple

    'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple
    "The Circle," Switzerland's official foreign-language film submission for the Academy Awards, is a richly absorbing historical docudrama revolving around Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp, who in 2003 became the first same-sex couple to enjoy legal recognition...
  • The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly

    The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly
    As Sony made the decision Wednesday to scrap the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” casual observers found themselves asking some logical how-could-this-happen questions. A broad and benign Seth Rogen comedy causes an international incident...
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies': 66 images from the finale

     
    Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit” is coming to a close with “The Hobbit: The […]...
  • Seven films advance in makeup and hairstyling Oscar race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that seven films remain in competition in the makeup and hairstyling category for the 87th Academy Awards. Advancing to the shortlist are "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"; "Foxcatcher"; "The...
  • Oscars Announce shortlist for makeup and hairstyling

    Oscars Announce shortlist for makeup and hairstyling
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the shortlist in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for this year's Oscars. The seven films in competition include a mix of fantasy/sci-fi ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy,...
  • What is Christina Hendricks doing after 'Mad Men'?

    What is Christina Hendricks doing after 'Mad Men'?
    Source: Getty Images Hit the road Even if we haven’t yet accepted that “Mad Men” has finished filming, Christina Hendricks is moving on. Variety reports that she’s signed on to star in “Roadies,” the new Showtime...
  • Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays

    Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays
    Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading. In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...