Virtual Newsstand:, December 2009

December 2009


An Actor and a Gentleman
Catching up with The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner, the talented star of the year's best movie.

Open Wounds
The Messenger's Ben Foster comes to grips with his latest emotional role.

Star Light, Star Bright
The passion of Bright Star's Abbie Cornish.

A lively discussion with director Michael Haneke about The White Ribbon -- what might be his most accessible film yet -- among other things.

Screen Gems
American screen icon Ellen Burstyn on finding lost treasure in the forgotten writings of Tennessee Williams.

President of the A/V Club
Beastie Boy and Oscilloscope head Adam Yauch on his new DVD club, his cancer recovery, and Beastie Boys' Coachella plans.

Terry's Funhouse
A wide-ranging, cuss-heavy, finger-pointing discussion with Terry Gilliam, the irrepressible director of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

A Single Man's Man
As the longtime partner of Colin Firth's devastated college professor in A Single Man, Matthew Goode makes another strong impression.

Zoe, Uncomplicated
We catch a moment with the busy rising star of It's Complicated, Me and Orson Welles and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

The Na'vi Buster
Stephen Lang capped a busy year -- first Public Enemies, then The Men Who Stare at Goats -- playing the memorable breakout baddie in James Cameron's Avatar. After 35 years in the biz, it's finally the part that will make him a household name.

About a Man
Nicholas Hoult first made an impression in 2002's About a Boy. Boy no longer, the handsome 20-year-old stars in A Single Man and Clash of the Titans next.


Ballad Wars
Leona Lewis' I See You Vs. Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On: Battle of the James Cameron Love Themes

Pandora, F*ck Yeah!
The Mash-Up of the Year

Blinded By the Light
9 First Impressions of Avatar

Ballad of the Green Measles
Can This Photo Help Avatar Enter the Best Actress Oscar Race?

Avatar B.C.
Movieline Timeline: James Cameron's 15-Year Odyssey To Realizing His Avatar Vision

So How Is This Thing, Anyway?
In Theaters: Avatar

Can We Talk About Avatar's Weirdly Dated Slang for a Minute?

The Top 10 Nagging Avatar Questions of the Decade

Chasing Titanic
So How Much Money Can Avatar Make, Anyway?

Is Sam Worthington a Star?


Funny Girls
5 Legendary Female SNL Writers, In Honor of Lorne Michaels's New Hire

5 Nominees for the Best New Artist Grammy Who Were Already Veterans.

The Fist Foot Way
5 Things Steven Seagal Taught Us on Lawman

Team Meryl
Is It's Complicated Simply Twilight for Older Women?

9 Groundbreaking Moments From Michael Bay's New Victoria's Secret Commercial

EXCLUSIVE: Spider-Man 4 Circling John Malkovich, Anne Hathaway

10 Actors Who Found Success as Screenwriters

The Cold Shoulder
Remembering the Night the Obamas Froze Out Hollywood

Chewing the Fat
Movieline Interviews the Jilted 238 Pounds Shed By The Biggest Loser's Newest Champion

Globe Trotters
7 Stories and Subplots To Watch Among the '09 Golden Globes Film Nominees

The Golden Shaft
5 Snubs and Surprises to Expect From the 2009 Golden Globe Nominations

Once More, With Feeling
What Were the Worst Hollywood Remakes of the Decade?

Mauling Television
MTV's History of Violence: A Movieline Timeline

Graphic Images
The Decade's Best and Worst Graphic Novel Adaptations

Gone Too Soon
Movieline Revisits Three Great Brittany Murphy Talk-Show Appearances

The Hateful Beloved
The Decade's Best Television Villains

Unsung Heroes
7 Masterpieces of the '00s You've Likely Never Seen

Never Saw It Coming
The 10 Best Movie Twist Endings of the Decade

Come On Down!
The 10 Best Game Show Moments of the Decade


A Festival For the Rest of Y'All
The Sundance 2010 Competition Lineup is Here!

The Sundancies
Movieline Proudly Announces Its 2010 Sundance Competition Lineup Announcement Awards!

Park City Picks
Movieline Picks 8 Competition Films to Watch for at Sundance 2010

Sundance FAQ
6 Burning Sundance 2010 Questions Answered!

Shorts Weather
EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Spike Jonze Lead Sundance Shorts Lineup

Film Stills
The Films of Sundance 2010: A Gallery, Part One

A Slam Sandwich
Steven. Spalding. Slamdance.

Sundance To Go
Which 8 Sundance 2010 Films Are Screening in Your City?


In Theaters

Up in the Air


The Lovely Bones


A Single Man

Crazy Heart



It's Complicated

Sherlock Holmes

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The White Ribbon

An Alan Smithee Column: By Mark Lisanti

Movieline Proudly Announces Its 2010 Sundance Competition Lineup Announcement Awards!

The Two-Minute Verdict: It's About Time Someone Gave Those Apatow Comedies The Totally Unfunny Business!

Scoring Letterman's Tiger Woods Monologue

5 More Innovative Dating Show Ideas To Spice Up ABC's Schedule

Adventures In Regretsy: The Movieline Gift Guide

Movieline Timeline: James Cameron's 15-Year Odyssey To Realizing His Avatar Vision

The Jersey Shore on Conan: By The Numbers

The Top 10 Nagging Avatar Questions of the Decade

Bad Movies We Love

James Cameron's Piranha Part Two: Where Avatar Began

Bad Movies We Love on DVD: The Movieline Gift Guide


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