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Feb 13 12

LONDON – Michel Hazanavicius was crowned King of the BAFTAs Sunday night, where The Artist was the runaway winner, converting 13 nominations into awards for best film, director, actor, screenplay, cinematography, original music and costume design.

Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Gary Oldman to take the best actor award, and Meryl Streep was named best actress.

"The recognition of your peers is I think the most important thing," said director and writer Hazanavicius. "I am so happy and touched. I know I'll have some bad days because I am a director, but I will remember this day, today, as a good day, so thank you very much. Merci beaucoup."


Feb 13 12

American cinema audiences were clearly looking to get a head start on Valentine's Day this weekend, as the country fell for Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams dealing with romantic complications in The Vow. The new weepy took in a healthy $41.7 million to launch ahead of fellow new arrivals Safe House and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

The Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds thriller landed solidly in second, earning $39.3 million, while the Journey sequel proved that there are some franchises even The Rock can't quite boost. Still, the fantasy adventure made a decent $27.5 million.

Fourth place went to the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, with an additional $23 million headed into George Lucas' already-overflowing pockets. Despite healthy word of mouth, Chronicle seemed to fall a little, dropping from its first place launch to fifth with $12.3 million, though that means it has now earned $40 million in the US alone, which is a fine result considering it was made for around $12 million. The Woman In Black also took a hit from the new arrivals, falling to sixth and $10.3 million. The Grey was seventh with $5 million and whale pic Big Miracle slipped to eighth with $3.9 million. The Descendants continued to hold decently off the back of its Oscar nominations, taking in $3.5 million at ninth and Underworld: Awakening rounded out the top 10 with $2.5 million.


Feb 13 12

Taking her new overseas, Angelina Jolie took center stage at the "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" photocall during day three of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday (February 11).

Held at the Grand Hyatt, the 36-year-old joined alongside actors Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic ahead of the Bosnian based film's screening.

Of the movie's debut, Miss Jolie told press, "I'm nervous and I'm excited. I'll probably cry through the entire thing."


Feb 13 12

This weekend's Grammy ceremony will be slightly more sombre with news that singing star Whitney Houston has died.

Born into a musical family – her mother was a gospel singer, her cousin was Dionne Warwick and her godmother was Aretha Franklin, Houston showed an early talent for performing, singing in church and joining the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir at the age of 11. She tried her hand at modelling in the early 1980s, but it was her voice that turned her into a superstar, selling more than 170 million albums, singles and videos.

Her personal life was never quite as successful, particularly later in her career, where she battled with addiction and suffered a stormy marriage to Bobby Brown.


Feb 07 12

While it seems everyone is jumping to call The Hunger Games, "The New Twilight," the people behind Summit's massive fang franchise are doing everything within their power to ensure there's no visible link between the two.

Friday night, Insider.com's Mikey Glazer caught up with Twilight star Kellan Lutz at Audi's Super Bowl party, where Emmett Cullen told us he loved The Hunger Games script and really wanted a role in the film -- however, he was quickly informed by the Powers That Be there could not be any "crossover" between the two franchises.

Sounds like Hunger fans will have to look elsewhere for their Finnick!


Feb 07 12

Throw your mind back to late 2010, when we reported on Eli Roth collaborating with filmmakers to produce two very different horrors. Well, one of them – earthquake thriller Aftershock – is now shooting in Chile and it's been revealed that Roth is starring in the movie.

Aftershock was birthed by Chilean director Nicolas Lopez, based on his experience during the 2010 earthquake that hit his country. He wrote the script with Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, cranking out a script that sees inmates escaping from an insane asylum on an island during the tremors. While character info is being kept under wraps for now, Roth has revealed that he's taking the lead and that Selena Gomez is making a cameo.

"I've been a huge fan of Nicolas Lopez since his remarkable debut Promedio Rojoand have watched him grow into one of the best young filmmakers out there," Roth said in a statement picked up by Deadline. "He has the incredible combination of commercial sensibility with an artistic eye, and what he has done here in Chile with their film industry is revolutionary. This collaboration marks the beginning of what we call Chilewood, making genre films for the global market using all the resources Chile has to offer. We are making a smart elevated disaster genre movie with superb production value, something really big. The film's going to be very scary, very intense, and very real."


Feb 07 12

The Academy will honor 30 individuals with their Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, Feb. 11 with Milla Jovovich signed on to play host.

The Resident Evil actress will emcee the event, set to take place at the Beverly Wilshire, presenting a total of 10 awards to the honorees. Portions of the presentation will be included in the Oscar ceremony later this month.

Jovovich can next be seen in Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment in the sci-fi horror franchise. The 3D Paul W. S. Anderson film is slated for a Sept. 14 release.


Feb 03 12

Holding court at her new film's west coast premiere, Vanessa Hudgens brightened up Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday night (February 2).

Accompanied by boyfriend Austin Butler, the 23-year-old brunette beauty looked yummy in yellow as she joined alongside co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, and Kristin Davis for the Tinseltown screening of her action/adventure picture "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island".

Drawing out plenty of star power, other big names in the house at the red carpet spectacle included Vanessa's BFF Ashley Tisdale and "Sherlock Holmes" beauty Rachel McAdams, among others.


Feb 03 12

They're both big-time heartthrobs in their own right, and last night (February 2) Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton were spotted at the premiere of "The Woman in Black" in Los Angeles.

The "Harry Potter" costars both looked handsome as they posed for the paparazzi at the Pacific Theater at The Grove.

And during his promotional appearance for the film on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Daniel made a bet with Ellen that the New York Giants would defeat the New England Patriots in this weekend's Super Bowl.


Feb 03 12

They're both big-time heartthrobs in their own right, and last night (February 2) Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton were spotted at the premiere of "The Woman in Black" in Los Angeles.

The "Harry Potter" costars both looked handsome as they posed for the paparazzi at the Pacific Theater at The Grove.

And during his promotional appearance for the film on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Daniel made a bet with Ellen that the New York Giants would defeat the New England Patriots in this weekend's Super Bowl.


Feb 03 12

Making its long-awaited cinematic debut, Madonna's romantic drama "W.E." has made its way to theaters just in time for the weekend (February 3).

Creating quite a buzz in the months leading up to its release, the films boasts Oscar Isaac, Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, David Harbour and Natalie Dormer on its cast roster.

As for the plot, "W.E." is described as "a two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard."


Feb 03 12

British director Ben Wheatley's latest movie, "Kill List," starts out as a claustrophobic domestic drama that at first blush seems something out of a Ken Loach movie. Jay (Neil Maskell) -- the sort of guy you might see at the end of the bar at the local pub -- has been out of work for 8 months and the money is starting to run out, something that his wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring), is not shy about pointing out. Jay proves to have a volcanic temper and little in the way of impulse control; in a botched trip to the grocery store, he buys 10 bottles of wine but fails to get the one item that was absolutely needed: toilet paper. This section of the film has a very loose, improvised feel to it, which grounds the movie in the mundane. Yet through editing and framing -- the camera always feels just a little too close for comfort -- Wheatley creates this eerie undercurrent. This subtle, deft layering of the quotidian and the creepy pays dividends later when the movie starts getting very, very strange.

During a dinner party, we learn that Jay's unemployment is self-imposed after a bungled gig in Kiev, the details of which are never revealed. Since the movie is called "Kill List," it shouldn't come to a surprise that Jay and with his mate Gal (Michael Smiley) are hired guns. Gal inveigles Jay to get back into the game with promise of a job: a contract killing of three people. And so "Kill List" gracefully shifts from a family drama to a gritty crime flick. Yet even here, something feels off. Just before target number one, a priest, gets whacked by Jay, he thanks him. When Jay makes an unsettling discovery about the sort of business the people he was hired to whack were engaged in, he doesn't just kill target number two, he pulls out some household tools and gets medieval on him. The scene is exceptionally graphic, and even as Gal recoils in disgust, the victim seems oddly pleased with the situation.

The last third of the film takes a sharp left turn into horror weirdness. The less said on what happens, the better, but it is far spookier and scarier than a hitman with a hammer. Stripped of all the bourgeois banality of the first chunk of the movie, we see a surprisingly effective depiction of evil at its most base and elemental. In the end, I'm not really sure if the twist works, but Wheatley deserves credit for going there. "Kill List" is a movie that keeps you guessing, freaks you out and then makes you want to argue over the ending. Any flick that does that is something of a success.


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