At MTV Award Shows, Party Matters More than Prizes

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Katy Perry dripping with green slime. Jack Black, in his underpants, shooting fireworks from his crotch. Sacha Baron Cohen‘s alter-ego, Bruno, landing his bare backside on Eminem‘s face. These sure aren’t Oscar moments. MTV Networks – which include Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and VH1 – specialize in […]

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Oscar Breakdown: Surprises and Snubs

The 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and one would think the expansion of the Best Picture category to include ten films instead of five for the first time since 1944 would cut down on the talk of films getting snubbed, but that doesn’t seem to be the case so far. Morgan […]

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2009 Golden Globe Movie Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The Academy Awards bellwether ceremony, aka the Golden Globe Awards, have announced their nominations. You can check out the TV nominees here, but the movie nominees are an interesting selection. See if you agree with what the Hollywood Foreign Press had to say about 2009’s cinematic offerings. They really […]

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Opening Wide: Invictus, The Princess & The Frog

Here’s what’s opening nationwide in theaters everywhere this weekend. Perennial favorite Clint Eastwood returns with Invictus, a stirring story about healing the divides between whites and blacks in South Africa that should put to bed all of Spike Lee’s knee-jerk criticisms about Flags of Our Fathers. There’s also The Princess and The Frog, Disney’s long-awaited […]

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New on DVD: Nobel Son, Gran Torino, The International, Fired Up!

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Nobel-Son/95657/950516498/Nobel-Son%3A-Fight/embed 420 355] Nobel Son Alan Rickman plays a Nobel Prize winner who is so self-absorbed that when his son (Bryan Greenberg) is taken for ransom, he has to be browbeaten by his wife (Mary Steenburgen) to part with his prize money, and this also inspires his son to begin to sympathize with his […]

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On Demand in HD Today: Gran Torino, New In Town

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Gran-Torino/148398/907092094/Gran-Torino%3A-Trailer-1/embed 420 355] Gran Torino Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this story about a growly loner Korean War vet and ex-auto worker in Detroit whose casual (and strangely hilarious) racism is challenged by his new Asian neighbors, whose lives he gets involved with once a street gang starts to terrorize them. (more…)

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