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Christian Bale Arrivals at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
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Christian Bale Red Carpet Arrivals at the BAFTAs
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Christian Bale married former model and make-up artist Sibi Blazic in 2000, and five years later Sibi gave birth to...

Oscar Leaderboard: Evaluating Christian Bale, Meryl Streep and Everyone Else Running in Last Place

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Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill. (Getty Images)Not everyone who deserves an Oscar gets one. Every year at least a few poor, really deserving, souls are forced to smile politely for the cameras while a rival walks to the stage and takes sometimes the only real shot they'll ever have at Oscar greatness. It's tough, but that's life.Of course, for every one of those near misses there are many more also-rans who never had a shot and were reminded constantly, by any media outlet bothering...Read Full Story

Tom Hanks Gets Shut Out, Sally Hawkins Comes Up Big, and More 2014 Oscar Snubs and Surprises

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Oprah Winfrey in The Butler; Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips; and Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine. (From The Weinstein Co. | Sony Pictures | Sony Classics)The Oscar nominations are here, and while there weren't too many unexpected announcements this morning, we were surprised by a few of the Academy's decisions. We have to imagine Tom Hanks is a little bummed today after losing out on two potential nods. Meanwhile it's an exciting day for Sally Hawkins, who came up big for her role in Blue...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - Forget 3D and CGI, 'American Hustle' is True Entertainment

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(Columbia Pictures)Long story short: This movie is high octane fun—stylized shots, glamorous costumes, a story that doesn't quit, and a cast that just kicks it.American Hustle will remind you of: Casino, Goodfellas, Boogie Nights, Saturday Night Fever, Silver Linings Playbook, Review: It's hard to believe anyone could do itbetter. Using an ensemble of acting talent from his last two films, director David O. Russell's American Hustle is the most raucous, enthralling American film of the year...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'Out of the Furnace' High Tension in the Backwoods

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Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace. (Relativity)Long story short: Scott Cooper's second feature is a typical revenge tale elevated by excellent performances and an overwhelming sense of doom.Out of the Furnace will remind you of: Winter's Bone, Shotgun Stories, We Own the Night, Killing Them Softly, Warrior, The Deer Hunter, Mean Streets, Mud Review: Set in the Rust Belt steel mill town of Braddock, PA around the time Barack Obama was elected and the country was slipping into recession, Out...Read Full Story

Why Do A-List Actors Keep Doing Doomed Gritty Crime Dramas?

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(FilmDistrict | Relativity | Weinstein Company)As the only wide release hitting theaters this weekend, Out of the Furnace should have an edge on the competition. Christian Bale is winning praise in some corners for his "haunted" portrayal of a man taking on a minor crime boss (Woody Harrelson) to rescue his brother (Casey Affleck). But a haunted performance doesn't seem to be what audiences are into right now.Just one week after the massive flop-of-the-year wide release of Oldboy (less than...Read Full Story
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