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Matthew Jacobs

Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick And More Look Back At 'Election'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment

In April 1999, when "Election" opened in limited release, moviegoers were only just getting to know Reese Witherspoon. "Man in the Moon," "Fear" a...

Christopher Rosen

What It's Really Like To Make A Movie With George Clooney

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

"The Monuments Men" gave co-writer, director and star George Clooney his best debut yet as a director. The Sony release earned $22 million over its th...

Past, Present, Future: 3 Women's Voices in Film and How 3 Writers Wrote Them to the Red Carpet

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Particularly tricky is writing strong and memorable female characters when you are a dude. Sure, from Shakespeare on, its been done but the challenge remains.

Dr. Cary's Academy Award Nominations for Best Health Movie

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You have not heard about these nominations, because the Academy really doesn't have a category of Best Health-Themed Movie of the Year. But as a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations.

Bruce Dern On His Oscar Nomination And Talks With Tarantino

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Bruce Dern's day got off to an amazing start when he scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor on Thursday morning (Jan. 16) for his work in "...

Red Pencilling the Oscar Noms

Jon Eig | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Their picks. (My deletions.) My picks. Not all that different. Except where they are extremely different.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Bruce Dern: I'm Not Campaigning For An Oscar

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Awards-season prognosticators have long had their eyes on Bruce Dern, who is a favorite for a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars for his star turn in...

Mike Ryan

With 'Nebraska,' Will Forte Leaves MacGruber Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

On the day we meet for this interview, Will Forte is lamenting his performance from the night before on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He had sun...

Nebraska

Francis Levy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The Descendants was a complex movie, but the word for Nebraska, Alexander Payne's latest outing, is good intentioned. Not since Preston Sturges' Sull...

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance.

Lunch with a Legend: Bruce Dern

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After a best actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, there's no stopping Bruce Dern. As Woody in Alexander Payne's masterpiece "Nebraska," fe...

Hit and Myth: Nebraska

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

In Nebraska, Bob Nelson and Alexander Payne make a strong statement about a Midwest way of life that's dying in America, a rustic, simpler existence: small towns filled residents who never leave.

Popcorn Preview: Nebraska

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Nebraska (2013) Cast includes: Bruce Dern (Monster, Django Unchained), Will Forte (MacGruber), June Squibb (About Schmidt), Bob Odenkirk (Breaki...

Christopher Rosen

June Squibb's Friends Love 'That Young Boy' Will Forte

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Will Forte has earned some very strong reviews for his performance in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," but perhaps none greater than those bestowed upon ...

Christopher Rosen

An Overnight Success 10 Years In The Making

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment

Further proof that no one really becomes an overnight success is found in the story of Bob Nelson. The 56-year-old wrote what would become Alexander P...

Alexander Payne On Making 'Nebraska'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Payne is equal parts filmmaker and film buff. The Omaha-born filmmaker, for example, found time while premiering his late...

The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.15.2013 | Entertainment

Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson's Midwest-set dramedy, "Nebraska," is rooted in its clever di...

Interview: Bruce Dern Speaks... and Speaks

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In one sense, actor Bruce Dern is an interviewer's dream: He's pithy, quotable and voluble. In another sense, Dern is an interviewer's nightmare: You ask one question and never get the chance to ask another, because he's got so much to say.

Mike Ryan

Bruce Dern Has Read Your Internet Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

In 1977, Bruce Dern received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Captain Bob Hyde in "Coming Home" -- a film that includes a...

Movie Review: Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's interesting to see the way filmmakers stake out certain emotional territory as their own over the course of a career. Over the course of six films, Alexander Payne has created a body of work that focuses on the effects of and rebellion against disappointment.

Christopher Rosen

June Squibb Waited 84 Years For This

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

"Nebraska" star June Squibb celebrated her 84th birthday at Paramount's New York office on Nov. 6 with bread pudding and ice cream. "They do screening...

Mike Ryan

Alexander Payne Is Not Making Fun Of People From The Midwest

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.10.2013 | Entertainment

Alexander Payne takes a direct approach to interviews. He's certainly not there to make the interviewer feel comfortable, but it's rarely ever truly c...

First Trailer For Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

Paramount debuted the first trailer for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" on Tuesday, just one month before the film's U.S. bow at the New York Film Festiv...

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.