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Silver Linings Playbook

Caregiving Goes To The Oscars

Sherri Snelling | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As more than 1 billion viewers gear up to watch the annual Academy Awards this Sunday, it struck me that we have two Oscar Best Picture contenders and one movie overlooked by the Academy but chock full of Oscar gold players and a first-time director which represent some of the most poignant caregiving moments brought to film in 2012.

Who's More Charming?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.22.2013 | Celebrity

Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence have been neck and neck in the Best Actress races throughout awards season, and they've charmed the entire worl...

Put a Face on It

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Anna Deavere Smith

An unusual number of films nominated for Oscars this year deal with real people, real histories, and real dilemmas. Artists brought the tools of big screen virtuosity, humor, beauty and sometimes brutality to images fished from the real world. At the same time, critics and members of the casual public asked that filmmakers be guardians of fact and responsible for the impact of their fiction. Interestingly, this movement dovetailed into calls for Hollywood to speak up about its role in gun violence. That artists are called to be more responsible and "true" is a tip of hat to their power. At this moment, the arts revealed our national politics, our ills and our triumphs. Could arts do yet more to influence our politics?

Oscar Nominees That Inspire Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As we walk out of the theater, we discuss what we just saw on the big screen: the plot, the acting, the costumes. But on occasion, we also dream of travel.

11th Hour Contrarian's Take on the Oscar Noms

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Angela Bonavoglia

Okay, it's late, I know, but I've finally seen most of those Oscar-nominated films and I've got some questions for those judges.

Oscar Odds

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

How about the acting awards? Most critics, as well as my numbers, agree that Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence are the favorites, but let's dig deeper to learn some more interesting facts.

At Restaurant Daniel for the Oscars: Forget Walking the Red Carpet

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

In New York on Oscar Sunday, the red carpet will be more than a runway for hopefuls in borrowed gowns and glitter.

And The Oscar Goes To Stories Of Loss And Hope..

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Great stories make us feel as though we are not alone, and these stories offer us the opportunity to enter into stories of great suffering -- and to cultivate the fervent belief that suffering will somehow, someday, pass.

The 2013 Academy Awards (More or Less)

Spencer Green | Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Welcome to the 2013 Academy Awards, a celebration of rich, attractive people applauding! Tonight, we honor filmmakers unafraid to tell us that slavery was bad and that bipolar people can enter dance contests if they're really hot.

Can 'Silver Linings Playbook' Win Best Picture?

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

I still don't see "Silver Linings" gaining the kind of momentum it would need to call "Argo" back to the runway (only one more week of this metaphor, Chris, I swear!), but the campaign could help Russell win Best Adapted Screenplay and even Best Director.

Sometimes the Right People Show Up

Matthew Quick | Posted 04.19.2013 | Entertainment
Matthew Quick

I'm grateful for the ways the book and film versions of The Silver Linings Playbook have furthered the mental health conversation. All the real-life Pats and Tiffanys out there need to know that no one has to be alone in life and silver linings do exist.

Flawed, But Fabulous!

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

On Valentine's Day, we often hear glorified versions of great and enduring love, Hollywood romances, soaring passion. We even put names and faces to them -- Tracey and Hephurn, Liz and Dick, Brad and Angelina and their expanding brood. This is the stuff of fantasy!

More Oscar Experts Dump Jennifer Lawrence for Emmanuelle Riva in Best Actress Race

Tom O'Neil | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Two leading Oscar pundits just added new drama to the Best Actress race: they ditched Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) for Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), who recently pulled off an upset at the BAFTA Awards.

Jacki Weaver: Second Time Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Jacki Weaver's Academy Award nomination for Silver Linings Playbook is but the latest cherry on top of a long, incredible career. 2013-02-11-weaverpull.jpg

My Celebrity Crush: Bradley Cooper

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

Let me say that their dancing in Silver Linings Playbook is hilarious, embarrassing, and heartwarming. But even more important to me (and any other woman who would rather gain weight than run): Dancing is a fantastically fun workout.

People Say I'm Crazy

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Slotnick

"The only way you could meet my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself." -- Bradley Cooper as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook We all bring our cr...

Joe Biden Meets With Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell

Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

For Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell, Oscar night may be the most important day of the year, but Feb. 7 might hit a close second. ...

WATCH: When Jennifer Lawrence Met Her 'Full House' Crush

Posted 02.07.2013 | Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence told Conan O'Brien about her celebrity crush: John Stamos, best known as Uncle Jesse on "Full House." But when the Oscar nominee ...

Silver Linings Playbook: An Irreverent But Real Look at Mental Illness

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Part of the message of the movie is that it takes a lot of mutual support for people to be their best selves, whether or not mental illness is involved. And that if we're not afraid of mental illness, and we don't try to hide it, we can help people manage their symptoms and live up to their potential.

Robert De Niro Breaks Down Over Mental Illness

Posted 02.06.2013 | Celebrity

Robert De Niro became unusually emotional during an interview with Katie Couric Monday. The typically taciturn actor, appearing with "Silver Linin...

Jennifer Lawrence Is 'A Supernova!'

Posted 02.05.2013 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lawrence's star is shining bright like a diamond these days. The Oscar-nominated actress received the Outstanding Performer of the Year award...

The Other 18 Oscar Categories

David Rothschild | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

While these predictions focus more on mainstream movies, it is not necessarily the ones dominating the main categories: Life of Pi leads in three, Zero Dark Thirty in three, Anna Karenina in two, and Lincoln in only one.

Robert De Niro Hasn't Won An Oscar In A Long Time

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.01.2013 | Entertainment

Robert De Niro is widely regarded as one of the best actors of his generation, so it may surprise you to learn how long he went without making a truly...

Love in the Time of Awards Season

Candy Spelling | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Most people I knew who had seen it, told me to brace myself before watching it. So why then is Amour which has been described as abysmal, depressing and boring winning so many coveted film prizes?

Why Moms And Dads Are The Same Everywhere

Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty

Celebrity parents and parents of celebrities prove once again that they are just like the rest of us when it comes to their children. Just ask Jenn...