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9 stories about the making of 'Good Will Hunting'
It's been 20 years since "Good Will Hunting" hit movie theaters and made household names of its screenwriters and stars, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. A critical darling, "Good Will Hunting" won two of the nine Oscars for which it was nominated, including one for Affleck and Damon and another for
'Dumbass' Ai Weiwei Heavy Metal Video Rants Against State Control
The opening moments of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s new video (available on the artist’s website) set the tone for the next five minutes and 13 seconds. Against pounding guitar chords reminiscent of a Metallica classic, Ai is seen handcuffed and wearing a black hood in...
Fracking Group Buys Ads to Run in Front of Matt Damon's 'Promised Land'
When the new movie "Promised Land" featuring Matt Damon opens in theaters around the country today, viewers in one state may be surprised by what they see: a commercial from the natural gas industry. The movie, written by Damon and John Krasinski, is a fictional account of a Pennsylvania town
Oscar Contender 'On the Road' Burns the Candle on Both Ends
Early on in Walter Salles and José Rivera's adaptation of the classic 1957 Jack Kerouac novel On the Road , the film's narrator, Sal Paradise, makes clear what drives him on his search across America's highways: The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad
‘Twilight’ Star in Gay Flap Gets Apology
The Australian edition of GQ magazine has issued an apology for an interview with Twilight actor Taylor Lautner that referenced the sexuality of two of his Hollywood colleagues. The article mentions that Lautner recently had dinner with director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin...
Hollywood's It Girls: Nine Rising Stars
For it's 16th annual Hollywood issue, Vanity Fair spotlights the young female ingénue. This year's cover, photographed once again by Annie Leibovitz , includes nine of Hollywood's hot young actresses from Abbie Cornish to Evan Rachel Wood. Among the new and familiar faces, two, Carey Mulligan and
Seven Rising Hollywood Stars to Watch in 2010
If the fresh faces turning up now during the Hollywood award season are any indication, there's a new crop of stars eager to claim the Hollywood throne. Of course, Meryl Streep may not be moving over anytime soon. Streep is competing against herself at the Golden Globes with two best actress
Alfred Hitchcock: Watch the Classics, Skip the Remakes
Today may be the 110th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's birth, but the fruits of his five-decade long career in film are as fresh as a daisy laid on a newly dug grave. Across the country celebrations of Hitchcock, who died in 1980, started early and often: This month, you can see "The 39 Steps"
Octuplet Mom, Barry Bonds to Princess Diana: People and Events That Changed History
From 'Octomom' to Monica Lewinsky, What Does it Take to Become a Cultural Touchstone?
Golden Globe Nods: Top 10 Movies Scoring Oscar Buzz
It happens around the same time every year. Between the feeding frenzy of Thanksgiving and the spending spree of the holidays, buzz builds, tension mounts and the leaders in Hollywood's annual Olympics emerge. Oscar season is in full swing. This morning's Golden Globe nominations added to the hype,