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12 Best Films of 21st Century

Time to revisit 'Mulholland Drive'

(Newser) - BBC set out to find the best films of the 21st century by polling 177 critics around the world. They've decided that David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive is the one most likely to end up a classic, as it sits atop the list of 100. The... More »

Inside Llewyn Davis Among Coens' Best

Critics rave about musical tale

(Newser) - The Coen brothers' latest film tells the dark tale of a folk musician in Greenwich Village in 1961. Though you might not want to befriend Llewyn, his story is well worth a watch—in fact, some critics are calling Inside Llewyn Davis a candidate for the Coens' best. A sampling... More »

Coen Brothers Marvel: We're 'the Mainstream Guys'

In NYT interview, Joel and Ethan surprised they're 'the establishment' now

(Newser) - Joel and Ethan Coen give an interview to movie critics AO Scott and Manohla Dargis of the New York Times in which they marvel at the fact that they are now "the mainstream guys," shed a bit of light on their collaborative writing, and even offer a defense... More »

Billy Bob Thornton to Star in TV Version of Fargo

It's coming to FX next year

(Newser) - Billy Bob Thornton will star in the TV version of the film Fargo. The Oscar winner has signed on to a limited series based on the 1996 Coen brothers' flick. It's scheduled for a 10-episode run on FX next year. Fans of the movie shouldn't expect to see... More »

Coen Brothers Creating TV Show

Filmmakers will have a television project for the first time

(Newser) - Good news for Coen brothers fans: Soon you won't even have to leave your house to get a fix. The Oscar-winning filmmakers are creating an hour-long TV series for Fox, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The single-camera comedy Harve Karbo will center on a Los Angeles private investigator, his... More »

Big Lebowski for Rent on Facebook

You can 'like' specific scenes and lines

(Newser) - It's now the easiest it's ever been to share your favorite The Big Lebowski quote with strangers. The Coen brothers' cult classic is available to rent on Facebook , where you can "like" and comment on specific scenes and lines as you progress through the movie, reports Mashable... More »

Real People Who Inspired Movie Crazies

Christian Bale looked to Cruise to inspire 'American Psycho'

(Newser) - Some things are too good to be true, but that's not the case for these fictional movie characters: BuzzFeed has a list of 10 popular movie icons that you'd never believe were inspired by actual people. A sample:
  • Big Lebowski's The Dude: Producer and political activist Jeff
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Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi

Coen brothers, Scorsese, Tarantino could give Cameron a run

(Newser) - With Avatar whipping up Oscar buzz for James Cameron, io9 nominates five great directors who could make magic with the “wondrous freedoms” available in the science-fiction genre:
  • Paul Greengrass: The man behind The Bourne Ultimatum thrives on a “mixture of chaos and intimacy”—perfect to document the
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Notable Golden Globes Snubs

Lee Daniels misses Best Director race, The Road shut out, and more

(Newser) - The Golden Globes are “as notable for the films and performances that members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association omit as for those that they celebrate,” writes Chris Lee in the Los Angeles Times , and yesterday’s nominations “had no shortage of surprising snubs.” Lee, and... More »

A Look Back at Movies of the '00s

Which films will be remembered, and which ones deserve it?

(Newser) - The shifting sands of entertainment technology make a look at the past decade's movies a tricky proposition simply because standing the test of time means something different almost daily. "The possibility of a digital, on-demand afterlife guarantees at least a theoretically universal long-tail immortality to blockbusters and curiosities alike,... More »

Burn Leads Box Office Boom

Comedy thriller records biggest opening ever for Coen brothers

(Newser) - The Coen brothers' Burn After Reading led an unexpectedly strong box office weekend by nabbing top spot with $19.4 million, Variety reports. With overall sales up 35% over this frame last year, Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys took second with $18 million, followed by Righteous Kill ($16.... More »

Non-Mainstream Seduced Oscar

Non-Americans are dominating as increasing revenue comes from overseas

(Newser) - For a Hollywood award, Oscar wasn't too fond of Tinseltown last night. The Academy Awards were dominated by a crew of crack European actors—and a pair of maverick brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, operating far from the Hollywood mainstream. It was a record year for the number of Oscars... More »

Clooney Sees No Country Sweep

The actor shares his Oscar picks ahead of tomorrow's ceremony; tells Time he's never wrong

(Newser) - If you’re betting on Oscar results this weekend, Time has an odd piece of advice: Listen to George Clooney. The actor says he's never been wrong about winners, the magazine reports, and he shares this year’s picks: The Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men will sweep, netting... More »

Brit Honors to Day-Lewis, Atonement & Coen Brothers

Step closer to Oscar at BAFTA

(Newser) - In what many see as a prologue to the Oscars, Atonement was named best film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards yesterday, and Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor award for his power performance in There Will Be Blood, reports Variety. In a surprise win French... More »

Atonement Gets 7 Globe Nods

Charlie Wilson's War follows with 5

(Newser) - The WWII-era romance Atonement leads today's Golden Globe nominations with seven, including best drama, best actor, and best actress. Also among the seven drama contenders—there are typically five—are There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, The Great Debaters, American Gangster, Michael Clayton, and Eastern Promises. No ... More »

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