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  • Has Elvis Costello joined the 'Hate Israel' club?

     
    Being a fan these days isn't easy. What do you do when someone you respect and admire takes a political stand that you find abhorrent? I think Sean Penn is a stone-cold brilliant actor, but there is no way to......
  • 'Avatar' sweeps Saturn Awards with 10 wins

     
    "Avatar" trounced the competition at Thursday's Saturn Awards, winning all 10 of its bids, including best sci-fi film, the four acting prizes for leads Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana and supporting players Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, and two...
  • Dennis Hopper Walk of Fame: Praised by Viggo Mortensen

     
    Dennis Hopper's friend Viggo Mortensen spoke at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony Friday (Mar. 26). A frail and gaunt Dennis sat on the podium, his hand and head bandaged by a fall caused Thursday by a shouting paparazzi outside his...
  • 'Valhalla Rising' is itching for a fight

     
    One of my least pleasant childhood movie memories is of seeing Richard Fleischer's 1958 “The Vikings” on the big screen. The sight of an eagle clawing out Kirk Douglas's left eye was a bit much for my tender 8-year-old sensibilities. (Did it actu...
  • Viggo and Amy join cast of On the Road–the Kerouac film

     
    Yeah, the youngsters have already been cast — Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst. They're playing the romantic Beats at the center of On the Road. But the characters based on William S,. Burroughs and his wife? They're...
  • David Cronenberg Circles Denzel Washington Thriller

    David Cronenberg is in negotiations to direct "The Matarese Circle," a thriller set to star Denzel Washington. The MGM production is based on a 1979 spy novel by Robert Ludlum and would mark the latest zig (or zag) in Cronenberg's zig-zagging directorial...
  • Oscar season is off to a slow start, with winners hard to predict

    Oscar season is off to a slow start, with winners hard to predict
    Award season usually tends to put the business of Hollywood on hold for close to four months -- Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and world events slip into the background until Oscar cognoscenti have heard the contents of every red-wax-sealed envelope on...
  • Actors Squabble as SAG Deadline Looms

    Some actors are lining up behind Tom Hanks. Others are backing Jack Nicholson. This is not an Oscar race. It's the campaign over a new contract for Hollywood actors, and the two movie stars are on opposing sides regarding what to do about it. With the...
  • Speak softly and carry a big sword

    CREDIT Johnny Depp and his pirate pals. Or thank Viggo Mortensen and the inhabitants of Middle-earth, or all those lightsaber-wielding Jedis. But the bottom line is that even after the advent of more advanced weaponry, swords are cool. Enter the...
  • Hey, that ad-lib wasn't in the script!

    Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole had been riding all day, chasing bad guys across the chaparral in the western "Appaloosa." As actors Viggo Mortensen (who was playing Hitch) and Ed Harris (Cole) sat around a campfire filming a scene on the Galisteo, N.M.,...
  • Superstars storm Globe noms

    Superstars storm Globe noms
    Though some awards seasons leave voters wondering whether there's enough talent to warrant nominations, let alone awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. apparently had so many favorites it gave nods to them all. Vying for the 65th annual Golden...