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Famed Nixon Interviewer David Frost Dies

Journalist suffered apparent heart attack aboard cruise ship

(Newser) - British journalist Sir David Frost, perhaps best known for his iconic 1977 interview of former President Richard Nixon, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 74, reports the BBC . Frost died last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, notes the AP , which departed England yesterday... More »

HBO Plans Film Version of 2008 Election Book

Film will look at events from candidates' perspectives

(Newser) - HBO Films has picked up Game Change, a book about the 2008 election, to adapt for the small screen. The book, to be published next year, takes a character-driven look at the campaigns from the perspectives of the candidates and their camps, says Variety. The option continues the network’s... More »

Oscar-Nom Films Still Slumping; Here's Why

(Newser) - Is the so-called "Oscar bump" fading? Academy favorites like Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon are stalled at the box office this year; only The Reader has filled more seats since being nominated. Yes, a stream of bona fide Hollywood hits has held them back, but it's more than that,... More »

Slumdog, Winslet Scoop BAFTA Honors

Benjamin Button , Frost/Nixon lag as Oscars near

(Newser) - Kate Winslet and Slumdog Millionaire won big at last night's BAFTA ceremony—one more sign that the actress and film are steaming toward Oscar wins, reports the Independent. Here's the line up for the British awards:
  • Winslet won Best Actress for The Reader, competing against her own second nomination for
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Doubt Dominates SAG Noms

Streep, Hoffman earn nods; Pitt, Jolie, Penn join them

(Newser) - The Screen Actors Guild released its award nominees today, and left no Doubt which flick had the most star power in 2008. As with the Golden Globes, all four Doubt leads earned nods, which, combined with a best ensemble nomination, gave it the most potential honors overall.  Brangelina again... More »

Four Christmases Tops for Week No. 2

Twilight sinks teeth into second place

(Newser) - Four Christmases stayed north of the competition on a typically slow post-Thanksgiving box office weekend with $18.2 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. Twilight ($13.2 million), Bolt ($9.7 million), Australia ($7 million), and Quantum of Solace ($6.6 million) rounded out the top five, but new release Punisher: War ... More »

Frost/Nixon Even Better on Film

Solid interview, good play, better movie

(Newser) - Frost/Nixon is “less a political movie than a boxing film without the gloves,” writes Kirk Honeycutt in the Hollywood Reporter, and it’s knocking out critics. The film is based on a much-honored play, and “the surprising news is that Frost/Nixon works even better on screen,”... More »

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