Oscar Central: Natalie Portman and James Franco
I find it refreshing to see young actors like Natalie Portman and James Franco acting for acting’s sake regardless of the potential for accolades and box office gains. Thankfully for them, such an approach will likely produce both.
Enjoyed your article on James Franco, but no mention of his Freaks and Geeks character, Daniel Desario? I loved that guy.
In ”25 Movies You Need to See Before Oscar Night,” you listed Burlesque. Wasn’t it pretty much squashed in EW when it was released?
Senior writer Dave Karger responds: I don’t expect Burlesque to score a Best Picture or Best Actress nomination. But the splashy musical is a good bet for at least one nod in the Best Original Song category.
After seeing those photos of Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants (First Look), I think you should consider doing your EW.com ”most anticipated film of 2011” poll over again.
My most anticipated movie of 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger, didn’t make your poll. Steve Rogers, the sickly Army reject who becomes the sinewy-strong Captain America, is a great superhero.
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