Articles tagged kathy bates

Let the Golden Age Begin: Woody Allen’s Parisian Affair

Allen's Midnight in Paris redefines the traditional summer film, and redefines the auteur yet again...but don't call it a comeback!

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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19 Feb 2009 // 3:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn’t have put her

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Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008’s ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.

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Michael Shannon’s small part in ‘Revolutionary Road’ made a big impact

“There were no movie stars on that set,” actor Michael Shannon said Monday of his latest film, “Revolutionary Road.” Celebrity chroniclers and film fans might

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22 Jan 2009 // 1:58 AM

Kathy Bates listened to her bra. “In the costume fitting is where I really begin to see my characters,” the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress said

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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In ‘Revolutionary Road,’ Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a not-so-happy couple

NEW YORK - In “Revolutionary Road,” Leonardo DiCaprio does not play a CIA agent, a reclusive multimillionaire or a South African diamond smuggler. Instead, he

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Winslet and DiCaprio Shine in ‘Revolutionary’ Drama

As long as they had Paris, they had hope. Actually, as frustrated suburban housewife April Wheeler would later reveal, it didn’t have to be

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24 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Revolutionary Road

In Revolutionary Road, April is turned into the prize Frank wants to own and the puzzle he seeks to solve.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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5 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Bombing of Bonneville

Bonneville is firmly committed to the “Female Gaze” in an industry where everything is geared towards only what men want to see.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:00 PM

P.S. I Love You

For all his plain-speaking, down-homey affect, Harry Connick, Jr. remains something of a mystery.

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Titanic: 10th Anniversary Edition

While it's understandable that after raising one of film history's most massive success stories from the depths of potential financial ruin, Cameron might rest on his laurels a bit, you sometimes get the feeling that he has spent a good chunk of his post-Titanic life still thinking about Titanic.

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5 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

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"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America.

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