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Out Of The Furnace: A Fiery Thriller

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

This raw, unrelieved portrayal of the underbelly of America is not an easy picture to take, but has an authentic if harrowing Appalachian ring. No spring in sight here (except perhaps at Oscar night).

Hangout and About, Part 2: Ryan Bingham Will Ring Your Decibels

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ryan Bingham might look, act and talk like a cowboy, and maybe that's where his crazy heart ultimately lies. But there's more to the singer-songwriter...

Movie Review: Janie Jones

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The name of the title character of Janie Jones is meant to resonate with a certain generation: "Oh, like the Clash song," someone says early on in the...

The Dude, The Buddha And A Joyful Mind Make Beautiful Music Together

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

With Jeff Bridges' new album, Dudeists have music to go along with their scriptures. Could a Dudeist liturgy be on the horizon as well?

Educating Yourself About Your Loved One's Addiction

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

I recommend to clients that they educate themselves about substance abuse to discover as much as they can on a personal level. We all know knowledge is power.

What if Jeff Bridges Were a Woman?

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Daly, PhD

Hollywood narratives simply cannot accommodate women beyond the marriage plot. Once she passes Dora the Explorer's age, a woman's story (note the singular) revolves around sex and romance.

WATCH: Was Jeff Bridges High While Accepting Oscar?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bad Blake: was he good at least year's Oscars? Given Jeff Bridges' ultra laid back persona, his demeanor on the stage that night, and, of course, h...

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Crazy Heart to Depression, Ryan Bingham Is More Than an Oscar-Winner

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Bingham has had a circus ride of a year. He picked up the best song Golden Globe and Oscar for "The Weary Kind" from the film Crazy Heart. He describes the six-month-long award season as "surreal" madness.

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on m...

Jeff Bridges Wins Best Actor Oscar 2010 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in 'Crazy Heart,' beating out George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner and Colin Firth. He tha...

"Precious" Sweeps Indie Spirit Awards (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"Precious" swept the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Friday, nabbing awards in each of the five categories it was nominated, including Best Pic...

The Our Gang Oscars

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.

Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal Gets Possessed by a Crazy Heart and an Oscar Nom

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

In this recent interview, Maggie Gyllenhaal freely mused on the role that got her into the Academy's category of Best Supporting Actress, and, among other things, motherhood.

Predicting the Oscars: No Country For Blue Na'vis?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When was the last time an Oscar Best Picture reflected the times we live in? The Departed? Not so much. No Country For Old Men? Not quite. Crash? Mayb...

Jeff Bridges: A Unique American Icon

Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd

There's something about the appeal of Jeff Bridges that goes deeper than his engaging performances, good looks, charm, brains and acting chops. That was the mystery that I may have stumbled into figuring out.

Waylon, Bad Blake and Me

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Jeff Bridges becomes Waylon Jennings in Crazy Heart. Looks like him, dresses like him, sings like him.

Jeff Bridges, and the Grizzling of the All-American Boy

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.

The Weary Kind: One Journey ends, another begins

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cathleen Falsani

I expected to love Crazy Heart, a beautiful film about real redemption. I wasn't anticipating being deeply moved spiritually -- transformed by it, in some small way.

Bob Woodruff: Never Heard Of Him? A Shame, He's Saturday Night, Foot-Stompin' Music

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In the early '90s, Bob Woodruff came to Nashville, a New York kid hopped up on country music with a bushel of songs in his pocket. He may have been great, but he never made it.

Not So Fast, Avatar: Predicting the Oscar Predictions

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This year's Oscar telecast won't exactly have the element of surprise. Here's my predictions of who will get nominated in most categories.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review: Avatar Crosses $400 Million U.S.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

With $1.33 billion in the worldwide bank, Avatar is just over $500 million away from breaking Titanic's seemingly unsinkable $1.8 billion record.

Crazy Heart: The Dude Can Sing

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In Crazy Heart, the debut film from writer/director Scott Cooper, the charismatic Jeff Bridges is at his down-home best as washed-up country star Bad Blake.