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Acting Vet Duvall Wins High Praise for Get Low & Gets Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Robert Duvall is now considered one of the Olympians of Hollywood. With a crinkle to his eyes, a big smile and that good ol' boy geniality, the Texas native makes for a perfect interview subject.

True Grit vs. Gruesome Grit

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan Z. Shore

In the case of the new True Grit -- the highly touted opus of the Coen brothers -- the gap between the original film and the remake couldn't be more treasonable... and more disturbing.

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

Tara Reid Makes Major Fail, Filmmakers Mock Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In the mid-to-late-90's, Tara Reid made her name playing dumb blondes. If she has any complaints about type casting, this may not help. Speaking at a...

Bobby Lee Of "MADtv" Talks Obama, Charlie Sheen, Oprah (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bobby Lee may be best known for his eight seasons as a cast member on "MADtv," but before and after his run on the show, he has tirelessly performed s...

Jeff Bridges On 'Mature' Hailee Steinfeld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeff Bridges may have his name on the marquee, but he thinks Hailee Steinfeld is the true star. Bridges spoke with MovieLine.com about their Oscar-...

What Sort Of Book Wins An Oscar?

goodreads.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Unsurprisingly, several of the Best Picture nominees were adapted from books. Adaptations have historically done well at the Academy Awards, with over...

True Grit and the Truth about Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.

Oscar Talking Points

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

You can see the full list of nominees at the Academy's official site. With so much to discuss, it's necessary to break it down into manageable talking points.

A Guide to the Oscars From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

The Oscar nominations were announced this week! It's time to do your homework to get ready for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Examining Our Nation's True Grit: Can We Change Our Minds?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

I find it striking that the courage of conviction, attitude and tenacity of Jeff Bridges' marshal in True Grit may be closer to our collective American character than we think.

PHOTOS: Oscar Best Picture 2011: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As Hollywood readies for Sunday night's Academy Awards, movie fans around the world wonder who will take home the Oscar for Best Picture. 'The Social ...

What Oscar Noms Got Right

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.

Oscar Picks and Predictions: A Year of Few Surprises

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.

I (Heart) The Fighter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.

Weekend Box Office: Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher Top Charts With No Strings Attached

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Ivan Reitman romantic-comedy, No Strings Attached, was a solid win for both Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

'True Grit' Book Sales Up, Thanks To Movie

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For True Grit, Oscar buzz intersects with book buzz. And there's more buzz: Angelina Jolie pens a blurb for Gayle Lemmon's Dressmaker of Khair Khana, ...

Fight On -- A Chance to Tell Your Story

Derrick Ashong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Derrick Ashong

If I could use a music video as a vehicle to share MY vision of my community, then why couldn't anyone?

Golden Globes Got a Lot of it Right: Not so With Host Ricky Gervais

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I was also delighted when Katey Sagal won for Sons of Anarchy. Kudos also for Chris Colfer's win for Fox' Glee. But then we had to listen to Gervais again.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review: Green Hornet Dominates MLK Holiday

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

For months, if not a year, The Green Hornet was pegged as a costly sure-fire flop. But then the film started screening for geek crowds to mostly positive responses.

An Environmentalist's Review of True Grit

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

[SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot revelations; don't read past the second paragraph if you don't want to know how the story ends.]We can be fa...

Sanitizing Twain -- to the Nth Degree

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurence Hughes

Huckleberry Finn is a product of its time. Hate it, debate it, deplore it, ignore it, but don't take it upon yourself to change it to suit your own mores and values.

Jeff Bridges: I Get Trashed After Every Film

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Dude would abide this: Jeff Bridges breaks out the party after every film he wraps. Long known as a party guy, the 'True Grit' star has mellowe...

Lea Michele Sorry For Making Hailee Steinfeld Cry

Celebuzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There's been much ado about Lea Michele's snub of Hailee Steinfeld during the newcomer's True Grit audition on the Paramount lot. Lea wants the world ...

Box Office Review: True Grit Tops, Oscar-Bait Holds Strong

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This crowd-pleasing, critically-acclaimed Coen brothers western remake/adaptation took the box office crown in its third weekend of release, setting itself up as a major Oscar contender.