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March 5, 2013
Back in January, Moviefone was invited to a special preview of "Iron Man 3," where we were treated to some early footage and a sitdown with Robert Downey Jr.; producer Kevin Feige, who's been shepherding the franchise on Marvel's behalf; Shane Black, who’s taking over directing duties. They were cagy about certain details but did talk at length about the new villain the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and making sure Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) has more to do than just yell "Tony!"
November 20, 2012
If you're going to shoot a film about the making of "Psycho," you've got to have the perfect Anthony Perkins, and British actor James D'Arcy (of "Cloud Atlas") is a dead ringer for the late actor. In fact, as "Hitchcock" star Anthony Hopkins said during Perkins's audition, the resemblance was "uncanny."
November 12, 2012
In a film of impressive performances, Tommy Lee Jones nearly steals the show in "Lincoln" as Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, who fought hard for abolition and whose blistering insults of his opponents in Congress made him both feared and hated.
January 30, 2012
For the release of the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Mary Badham talked to Moviefone about her rather fuzzy memories of making a classic all those years ago, her memories of co-star Gregory Peck, why she quit acting, and what it was like to return to the profession (if only for one film) nearly 40 years later.
January 26, 2012
Steven Spielberg already dramatized the horrors of World War Two in 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Schindler's List,' but when he chose to bring 'War Horse' to the screen, he became one of a select few filmmakers to tackle the first "Great War." Now that the men of 'Downton Abbey' are marching off to enter World War I, we salute actors like Gary Cooper and directors like Howard Hawks who told the story of what was once thought to be the "war to end all wars." Read more.
July 9, 2011
We're getting our first glimpses of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' and Glenn Close as a Victorian woman passing as a man in 'Albert Nobbs.'
Can there be any doubt these two will be going head to head at the 2012 Academy Awards? The race will very likely come down to these two powerhouses, but we've got a pretty good idea who else might get a nomination, even though most of their films haven't even opened yet.