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Lin-Manuel Miranda Signs with DreamWorks to Create Secret Animated Musical
By Monica Herrera | 03/03/2009 - 13:20

The good news keeps pouring in for Lin-Manuel Miranda. On the heels of leaving his Tony-winning hit, In the Heights, to focus on new projects, the musical theater savant has inked a development deal with Dreamworks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) to help create animated musical films.


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Antonio Banderas Joins the Cast of Director Woody Allen's New Film
By Monica Herrera | 02/27/2009 - 10:10

Does Woody Allen have a thing for Spanish heartthrobs? The Hollywood Reporter says that the legendary director has handpicked Antonio Banderas to co-star in his next movie, an as-yet-untitled project that starts shooting in London this summer.


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Movie Review: "Crossing Over"
By Jack Rico | 02/27/2009 - 09:00

Rated: R for pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity.

Release Date: 02.27.2009 NY and/or LA

Starring: Alice Braga, Ray Liotta, Harrison Ford, Sean Penn

Director(s): Wayne Kramer


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Javier Bardem Skips Penelope's Oscar Night; Pedro Almodóvar Weeps for Joy
By Monica Herrera | 02/23/2009 - 10:34

While half of our Oscar fantasy came true last night thanks to Penelope Cruz's big win, we're still bummed that Javier Bardem was not there to witness his girlfriend's historic moment. What happened to the onstage embrace we were all dying to see?


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Video: Penelope Cruz Wins the Oscar!
By Monica Herrera | 02/22/2009 - 22:51

Congratulations, Penelope Cruz! The Spanish actress was officially chosen as this year's Best Supporting Actress by the Academy Awards on Sunday night, for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona


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Gael's New Movie Booed, Peruvian Drama Wins Top Prize at Berlin Film Festival
By Monica Herrera | 02/18/2009 - 11:26

Gael Garcia Bernal's movies are typically received with open arms and worldwide acclaim, but this time? Not so much? The Mexican A-lister's latest independent film project, Mammoth, was loudly booed by attendees at the Berlin Film Festival, and it's being described as "Babel on tranquilizers," which is definitely not something we'd like to see.


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POLL: Who Should Play Cantinflas in His Biopic? (Hint: Diego Luna!)
By Monica Herrera | 02/13/2009 - 16:43

Now that a movie about the life of iconic Mexican funnyman Cantinflas is officially happening, it's time to start speculating about who will play the part!


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Video: Sneak Peek at "Sugar," Dominican Immigrant Tale Turned Indie Film Hit
By Monica Herrera | 02/11/2009 - 09:29

Even the most praise-lavished movies on the festival circuit can take a year or more to make it to the general public, and Sugar is no different. This touching indie film, about a young Dominican baseball player whose talent brings him to Major League baseball tryouts in the U.S., first popped up on our radar when it premiered to much hype at last year's Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the fest's top honor, the Grand Jury Prize.


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Poll: Who Was the Worst Actress in 2008?
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/10/2009 - 16:00

As we finalize the winners of the second annual Lazzies, where we celebrate the worst of Hollywood, we'd like you to please weigh in on a very important category. Vote now, and look for our complete list of Lazzie winners early next week!


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Camilla Belle to Star as the Virgin Mary in "Mother, Mary of Christ"
By Monica Herrera | 02/06/2009 - 12:00

Someone's Hollywood stock just shot up big time. Camilla Belle, the Brazilian American actress best known for dating Joe Jonas and starring in the so-so action movie Push (out today), has just signed on to star alongside Peter O'Toole and Jonathan Rhys Myers in Mother, Mary of Christ, a film based on the New Testament.


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