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Comedy contenders look to Golden Globe glory

BernieHope SpringsHyde Park on HudsonLes MiserablesMagic MikeMoonrise KingdomThe Perks of Being a WallflowerThis is 40This field is considered wide open, especially since the HFPA has admitted as many as seven titles to its top categories in the recent past."Bernie"Classic precursor: ...

Overseas wants to see stars

Ryan GoslingTom Cruise on 'El Hormiguero' TV show in Madrid, Will Smith outside BBC Radio One office in London.Indie financiers say their ability to put together big commercial projects is being hampered by a gulf between Hollywood and the international ...

Corporate baddies suit up this season

'Bernie''Arbitrage'One thing's clear this awards season -- the U.S.'s economic climate has had an impact on movie villains and bigscreen protagonists. Blame it on the 2008 worldwide financial meltdown, the BP oil spill, Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff ...

In the mix: Lead actor

Though these folks may not be considered frontrunners, they remain firmly in the discussion for Oscar considerationBen Affleck 'Argo' There's more awards talk about Affleck's sharp direction of this snappy political thriller, but that's not to dismiss his sturdy but ...

Shock of the new

Anthony Gonzalez of M83Laura Viers' applied her melancholy style 'Hello I Must Be Going'Film scoring has long been a bastion of established composers, but the number of alternative musicians scoring pics has been reaching critical mass. Those considered film score ...

Kid thesps galvanize elite pics

Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman of 'Moonrise Kingdom' were among the young actors shouldering big burdens in 2012 films.Typically, awards-season attention is directed at lead actors and actresses who have at least attained voting age. But 2012 should be remembered ...

Thesps discover damaged good

Bradley Cooper stars in 'Silver Linings Playbook'Joaquin Phoenix plays a tormented soul in 'The Master'Denzel Washington battles substance abuse in 'Flight'Getting the leading role in "Silver Linings Playbook" was scary for Bradley Cooper.He knew playing Pat Solitano, a manic-depressive prone ...

Walter Hill: A mountain of talent

Walter Hill’s 'Bullet to the Head' with Sylvester Stallone unspools at the fest,Honoree Walter Hill directs Action auteur, scribe and producer Walter Hill, who is being feted with the Rome Film Fest's Maverick Director Award, is unquestionably among the most ...

Org offers P&A coin to spur distribs

Marcos Prado's 'Artificial Paradises' is set in the drug-rave scene.Traditionally, movies from Brazil have not benefitted from the kind of public funding and international distribution support systems that, in Europe, often decide whether a film gets distribution at all, be ...
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