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  • And the Oscar Nominees Are...

    Golden Globes favorites fared well at the 2009 Academy Awards nominations: Kate Winslet, who won two Globes, was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. " Slumdog Millionaire," the Globes' darling, got the nod for two major awards (Best Picture and Best...
  • Overheard

    “Wait a minute, the Clippers always lose­­—why do you have to pay to watch them?” —Kid of about eight to his parents in line at Staples Center “I’m so glad he is not dead.” —Moviegoer walking out of the Landmark after seeing Mickey Rourke in The...
  • Oscar movie preview 2009

    Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
  • 'The Wrestler' wins Venice Film Fest top award

    'The Wrestler' wins Venice Film Fest top award
    Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" has won the top award at the Venice Film Festival. The film awarded the Golden Lion on Saturday stars Mickey Rourke as a wrestler forced into retirement who strikes up a romance with an aging stripper played by Marisa...
  • The many faces of Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke's career has gone through some remarkable transformations in the last two decades. He's gone from being a promising young boxer to a bad-boy movie star, from a failed pro boxer to a coulda-shoulda-woulda Hollywood has-been. But it's not...
  • AFI Fest selects 'Che' and 'The Wrestler'

    AFI Fest selects 'Che' and 'The Wrestler'
    Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Steven Soderbergh's "Che" will serve as the Centerpiece Screening presentations at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, which also marks both films' West Coast premieres. "The Wrestler" tells the story of...
  • Realism on tap at AFI Fest

    Realism on tap at AFI Fest
    Film fans, it's time to get your passports stamped. When the AFI Fest begins Thursday night, it will kick off 11 days of screenings and events that will bring some of the best films from the international festival circuit here to Los Angeles, including...
  • Hollywood takes a backseat at Venice film festival

    Hollywood takes a backseat at Venice film festival
    Big Hollywood studios will take a back seat at this year's Venice film festival, with the competition lineup highlighting independent U.S. cinema, Italian productions and Japanese animation movies. Festival director Marco Mueller said the lighter...
  • 'The Wrestler' well worth seeing, but not for squeamish

     
    Finally saw "The Wrestler" Saturday night, which is sort of in my jurisdiction, as it is about a sort-of sport. As advertised, Mickey Rourke is excellent, as is Marisa Tomei. (She's 44? Really?) The movie works mostly as a character......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 411 on 'Nine' | Two perspectives on 'Avatar' | Four toons top 50 Oscars snubs

     
    • Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston talked in great detail to Harry Haun about the journey of "Nine" from screen (as "8 1/2") to stage and back to screen. "There are only two ways to approach Broadway shows becoming movies," Yeston says. "One of them...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: Mickey Rourke gets a grip on a great role

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 in PDF format This week's TV Movies 'THE WRESTLER': Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, left, gives a poignant performance in director Darren Aronofsky's potent 2008 drama......