Volver

2006, Movie, R, 121 mins

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Short Cuts: Howard Stern, TV's Sexiest Moms and More!

Last year's chart-topper, Howard Stern, dropped to No. 12 on Talkers magazine's annual ranking of radio's hottest hosts. Rush Limbaugh claims the No. 1 spot this year, trailed by Sean Hannity and Michael Savage.... Volver has been slotted for an Apr. 3 DVD/Blu-ray release.... Showtime will air Al Gore's Oscar-nominated An Inconvenient Truth on Mar. 11 at 8 pm/ET.... Earl's Joy? Heroes' Nikki? Cast your vote for TV's sexiest momma in TVGuide.com's latest poll. read more

And the Oscar Questions Begin Rolling In....

Question Im confused about the nomination of Water in this years best-foreign-film category I thought that for a movie to be considered in that category it had to be in the language of the country where it was made Water is set in India and acted in Hindi but its Canadas submission Dont get me wrong I thought it was a great movie I just dont get how the rules work GregFlickChick Certain rules governing the foreign-language-film category have changed It used to be that a films dialogue had to be primarily in the majority language of the country submitting it in order to be eligible for Oscar consideration in the foreign-language category Hindi is clearly not even a primary language in Canada but the guidelines were changed this year While foreign-language submissions must still be in a language other than English duh they dont have to be in the language of the country of origin Instead the submitting country must certify that creative talent of that read more

At the Movies: Volver Visits More Venues

Buoyed by the Oscar nod for Penélope Cruz — the first Spanish actress to glom a lead nom — Pedro Almodóvar's Volver will expand to 700 screens this weekend.... A May 4 release date has been set for September Dawn, based on the 1857 Mountain Meadows massacre and starring Terrence Stamp (as Brigham Young), Jon Voight and Dean Cain. read more

The Junk in Penelope Cruz's Trunk, and More...

Question My friend and I just saw Volver and I hope you can settle an argument I say Penelope Cruz was wearing some kind of butt booster under her clothes and he says she wasnt Whos right GregFlickChick You are In interviews about Volver director Pedro Almod243var has spoken at some length about the way he wanted Penelope Cruz to look for her role as a sexy put-upon working-class housewife He envisioned her character as voluptuous and earthy like Sophia Loren in her prime Though Cruzs bosom made the grade if Almod243var werent openly gay his appreciative remarks about her cleavage would probably be grounds for a sexual harassment suit her backside did not So Cruz was padded The look is exaggerated by the cut of her costumes theyre really really tight Question I recently rented Brick and realized Ive seen Lukas Haas in a music video But I cant remember what it was Do you have any idea AngelaFlickChick Former chil read more

National Board of Review Loves Clint's Letters

Speaking of the awards season... Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima, the companion film to this fall's earlier-released Flags of our Fathers, has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. Martin Scorsese was named best director for The Departed, while Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) and Helen Mirren (The Queen) nabbed the top acting prizes. Volver won best foreign film, Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth was declared top documentary, and Cars led the animated-entries pack. read more

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