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Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.

With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.

Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.

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Helen Mirren Hated Hitchcock

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren hated Alfred Hitchcock when they first met.

The Oscar-winning actress plays the iconic director's wife Alma Reville in new biopic Hitchcock, but she has revealed she once endured a disastrous audition for the filmmaker's thriller Frenzy in the early 1970s because she felt he disliked the way she looked.

"When I was a very young actress I was sent for an audition with him. I don't think he would have auditioned me; I think he either thought you looked right or you didn't. I was arrogant and ignorant and, at that time, he was just not my kind of film director... So, I didn't really like him, and I know he didn't like me very much. He certainly didn't cast me. He took one look at me and went, 'Oh, good God. She's going to be a nightmare'... I didn't want to do it because all those roles were horrible anyway," she told The Huffington Post.

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Cinecast: Kidman Channels Grace Kelly, Uma Joins Von Trier Film

Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop+ Photos of Nicole Kidman getting into character as Grace Kelly have been released. Kidman will portray the Hollywood starlet-turned-royalty in the biopic Grace of Monaco, set in 1962. Not surprisingly, she looks as effortlessly chic and classy as the late Oscar winner.

+ The Killing star Joel Kinnaman was snapped up in Toronto while filming scenes for the upcoming remake of RoboCop, which sees him starring as the eponymous character.

+ The intriguing dynamic between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma is on display in the new trailer for Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock. One can easily see from the clips that both Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are clear Oscar contenders with their potrayals of the married couple.

+ Uma Thurman is the latest actress cast in Lars von Trier's controversial Nymphomaniac. There is no word yet as to who she will play in the film, which marks her first collaboration with the Danish auteur.

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Helen Mirren: Queen Role Will Be a Challenge

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren admits that portraying Queen Elizabeth on stage will be a "challenge."

The 67-year-old actress - who has previously played the monarch in hit movie The Queen - is to star in The Audience in London's West End next year and admits the role will be tough as she has to portray the royal from when she took the throne aged 25 right up until the modern day. "That'll be a challenge," she said.

However, the actress has given the role some thought and thinks the monarch's "unbelievable consistency in everything" will help with the transition, and she is also studying the changes in her speech patterns. "Her voice has changed and I can use that - she had a terribly posh voice when she was young. But now even the queen, while she isn't quite dropping the ends of her lines - though her grandsons do - there's a tiny bit of estuary creeping in there. I can use all that to signify the age range and we'll come up with other things," she explained to The Daily Mail.

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Helen Mirren to Play Hitchcock’s Wife?

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Dame Helen Mirren is set to play Alfred Hitchcock's wife in a new biopic.

The Arthur actress looks likely to join the cast of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho as Alma Reville alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has been attached to play the legendary filmmaker for around a year, though insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that negotiations are still in the early stages.

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In Theaters This Weekend: December 10, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Quote of the Day: Halle Berry on Hot Helen Mirren

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards, Celebrity Gossip


"The last thing I want to say is that the last bastion of civil rights in the movie business is ageism. And Helen, you have single-handedly, all by yourself, broken down that barrier because you can age, you can do films that are successful, and you can still be hot as hell!"

-Halle Berry honoring Sherry Lansing Leadership Award recipient .

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 9, 2010

Grown Ups Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Antichrist: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Arsenic and Old Lace: DVD
  • Charlie St. Cloud: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Christmas Carol: Blu-ray
  • Grown Ups: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Love Ranch: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Man Who Would Be King: DVD
  • Ocean's 11 (50th Anniversary): Blu-ray
  • Ramona and Beezus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tremors: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Deconstructing Diana: Which Hollywood Lady Will Play the Princess?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Biopics, Drama, Casting, Rumors

One of Hollywood’s leading ladies is about to become royalty … for one movie, anyway. An upcoming Princess Diana biopic will give one actress the chance to play the iconic role.

Brit Keira Knightley is the top contender for the role, according to gossip, though blonde bombshell Scarlett Johansson is also being considered. Producers are hoping to get Helen Mirren, who played the title role in The Queen, to play Diana’s mother Frances Shand Kydd.

The movie will follow Diana's life from early childhood to her untimely 1997 death.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 24, 2010

The Back-Up PlanHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Abandoned: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Back-Up Plan: DVD, Blu-ray
  • City Island: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dorian Gray: DVD, Blu-ray
  • George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Long Good Friday: Blu-ray
  • Machine Gun McCain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mona Lisa: Blu-ray
  • Over the Hedge (Full Screen Edition): DVD
  • Shogun Assassin (30th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • The Square: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Time Bandits: Blu-ray
  • Withnail and I: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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