Danny Trejo Finally Gets His Due As ‘Machete’

“The only difference in doing the lead is I got to kiss Jessica Alba.” That’s how much-beloved veteran character actor Danny Trejo describes the difference between being the star of a movie instead of one of the supporting players, which he’s finally getting the chance to do with Robert Rodriguez’s over-the-top exploitation flick Machete, in […]

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Timothy Olyphant Shoots To Kill In FX’s ‘Justified’

In FX’s new drama ‘Justified‘ (March 16, 10 p.m.), Timothy Olyphant takes center stage as Raylan Givens, a quick-drawing U.S. Marshal with a fondness for Stetson hats and a weakness for beautiful women. After successful roles in critically praised ensemble dramas ‘Deadwood,’ and ‘Damages,’ the 41-year-old Olyphant has been handed the big guns this time […]

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Oscar Winners On Demand Now: The Hurt Locker & More

As we bask in the post-Oscar glow of The Hurt Locker winning its bounty of Academy Awards and shutting out the overblown Avatar in most of its categories, perhaps now you’re interested in actually seeing the films that won these trophies. Fortunately, you can check out that Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best […]

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Live Report from the Academy Awards

Tonight’s the night. In about half an hour, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will start broadcasting live from Hollywood, California. There are many, many attractive people here, and out on the red carpet, Avatar star Sam Worthington made a point to tell the entire crowd that “this is f-ing unbelievable.” I’m sitting here live in […]

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Interview: Roger Corman’s Lifetime Achievement Includes “Sharktopus”

(This is the third of film critic F.X. Feeney‘s interview with filmmaker Roger Corman, whose body of work is being honored with a special Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards on May 7. On Demand from Comcast is celebrating Corman’s work through mid-March by showcasing a number of his movies, and Fancast also has a […]

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Notes & Quotes from The Academy Awards Luncheon

The annual Academy Award Nominees Luncheon was held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and some of the nominees took some time out to answer some questions from the assembled press. One of the amusing highlights was Christoph Waltz using his time at the podium to loudly scold the people in […]

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Oscar Reactions From The Nominees

Here’s a gathering of some of the reactions to the Academy Awards nominations, which were announced this morning. More to be added as they come in. “It’s a huge, huge compliment to the entire cast and crew. It was a very difficult shoot of heat and sun and windstorms and sandstorms and they had to […]

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