All posts tagged "Jack Nicholson"

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    Circuit Madness Final Two Voting Open! – Daniel Day-Lewis vs. Jack Nicholson

    We’re finally here!  The Circuit Madness final vote of the season.  Two breathtaking Lead Actor winners pitted...

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    Circuit Madness Final Four Games Begin! Nicholson vs. Hopkins and Day-Lewis vs. DeNiro

    We’re near the end of Circuit Madness and we’re down to the final four Lead Actor winners....

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    Circuit Madness Final 16 Open! Best Actor Winners Doing Battle NOW!

    We are down to 16 Lead Actor winners. Our annual Circuit Madness games continue today with the...

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    Good Reads: “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” & “Dog Day Afternoon”

    The second instalment of ‘Good Reads’ takes us back to 1975 with two classics winning the top...

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    Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Mark Johnson)

    When considering the greatest screen performances of all time, you have to acknowledge the fact that not...

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    Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Michael Balderston)

    I hate the word ‘greatest’ when it comes to making a list like this. The word is...

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    Six Spot #7: Best Actor 1997

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2007 Best Director Six Spot,...

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    Jack Nicholson Retires from Acting Due to Memory Loss?

    UPDATE (9:46pm) – Maria Shriver as confirmed that Jack Nicholson is not retiring from acting and is actively...

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    Historical Circuit: Terms of Endearment (**½)

    Familial tear jerks have always been a popular staple in cinema, but boy were they popular in...

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    Circuit 3: Jack Nicholson

    John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in New Jersey. Upon moving to Hollywood, Nicholson worked running errands for William Hanna and Jack Barbera, the famous animation giants, at their MGM studios. Wanting to pursue a career in acting, he declined an offer to work for them as an animation artist....

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    Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman Named as Oscar Presenters

    Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman – two acting legends with five Oscars between them – are the latest names to be added to the Oscar ceremony as presenters. One of the last times we saw Jack present at the Oscars was when he famously announced Crash as the Best Picture winner for 2005....

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    Casting News for Jack Nicholson, Kit Harington, and Brandon T. Jackson

    Warner Brothers is courting Jack Nicholson for their upcoming courtroom dramedy, The Judge, in which they hope the 3-time Academy Award winner will play the alienated and Alzheimer’s-stricken father of a lawyer played by Robert Downey Jr. In the film, Nicholson’s character is a judge who is the prime suspect in the murder...

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    Will The Real Adam Sandler Please Stand Up?

    When I see movie trailers for the first time, I busy myself with thinking about whether it’s meant to showcase the actors, director or plot. Recently, when I see a trailer for an Adam Sandler movie, the only thing I can do is groan in disgust. This once great comedian made very...

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    The Blu Circuit

    Since film aficionados are always looking for something to watch, we decided to round up some Blu-ray and DVD releases for you to seek out. Some of these titles are already out, some will be out soon – the one thing that can be said for sure is that this is quite...

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    Remaking Cinema – Before 1970

    OK, I am the studio head and have access to two hundred million dollars. I have been asked to remake ten classics made before 1970, and attach actors to the projects to speed up the casting process. In some cases, I see more than one actor or actress in a role, and...

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    Lead Actor Overstuffed

    This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five worthy actors right now. However there are still many more performances to be unveiled, work that will end up in the category, work that will not, disappointing...

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    TIFF: Wright Falters while Room 237 doesn’t “Shine”

    ANNA KARENINA (**) In 1977 Sidney Lumet gave audiences his film version of the superb, award-winning stage play Equus (1977) about a boy who blinds six horses with a hoof pick. Superbly staged with actors wearing massive horse head crowns that towered over the actors, their height increased by the “hooves” they stood on, the...

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    Best of the Decades: 1980s

    The great and the good films of the eighties were often box office failures, re-discovered within a few years by audiences and critics on video, as home entertainment brought a whole new world to audiences and the movies. Suddenly audiences could watch the films at home, on their TV by renting a...

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    Oscar Shocks: Best Actor

    Yes I was horrified when Roberto Benigni won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life is Beautiful (1998), but the Screen Actors Guild had prepared me for the fact it might happen when they awarded him their Best Actor prize a few weeks earlier. There had been such a groundswell of...

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    Why is Nobody Talking About Sean Penn?

    Is there any question left that Sean Penn is the finest actor of his generation? Can there be any further doubt that Penn stands alongside Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, early Al Pacino and early Robert de Niro as one of the screens greatest actors?

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    Too Many Actors, Too Little Spaces – A Look at Best Actor

    Oscar Predictions, how I love thee yet how I hate thee.  As I revealed the newest set of predictions this time around and took a look at the next five months, I haven’t dived into serious awards analysis in a while.  A lot of the reason was I felt it was too...

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    Understanding the Character: The Joker

    Though he will not appear – or even be mentioned, for that matter – in The Dark Knight Rises, no discussion of the film or its eponymous character can be reasonably made without his arch nemesis, The Joker.  He is arguably the most famous comic book villain in history and has been...

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    Historical Circuit: The Dark Knight (***½)

    30 Days of Batman continues… I’ve revitalized my review from 2008 of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight with a hybrid, truly analyzing the film with hindsight and perspective: Director Christopher Nolan has created the newly invented and ultimately prestigious, The Dark Knight, the sequel to his revolutionary Batman Begins. Nolan has completely...

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    Historical Circuit: Batman (1989)

    “30 Days of Batman” Continues…. Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), remains one of my favorite superhero films to hit the big screen.  Showcasing the many talents of director Tim Burton, when he was still innovative and fresh, while exhibiting two outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  Being born in the mid-1980’s,...

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    Tom Cruise — Ten Best Performances

    When Tom Cruise sits down to speak with you he gives you his full attention, his eyes locked with yours, his smile easy and often, the welcoming handshake firm and strong.  You feel that the two of you are alone in the world at that moment; he has that effect when he...