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    Helen Mirren Slams Critics at Awards Show

    "They absolutely have no idea. Which is why the critics always bloody well piss me off. What do they know?"

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    Empire Magazine's Jameson Awards Honor 'Skyfall' as Best Film of 2012, Helen Mirren Makes Plea for More Women in Film

    The Jameson Empire Awards for the best films of 2012 were handed out in London on March 24, with Sam Mendes taking top honors as Best Director, and 23rd Bond installment "Skyfall" receiving Best Picture as well as the Empire Award. Helen Mirren, who was honored with the Empire Legend award, noted th...

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    'Skyfall,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Sightseers' All Big Winners At 2013 Empire Awards

    Thought the awards season was long done? Not quite. Last night saw the 18th annual Jameson Empire Awards, presented annually by the UK film magazine, the biggest in the world, and one of the largest such ceremonies to have their winners voted for by the public. This year, there's been a big push for...

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    In 'Phil Spector,' David Mamet Turns a Real Trial Into a Queasy Hollywood Fable

    How to describe what Al Pacino does in "Phil Spector"? He dons the wigs and the time-warped fashions, he gnashes his teeth and rolls his eyes and bellows to the heavens about shaping the music industry and how he knows how the game is played: "They kill men for telling the truth!"

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    Review: 'Phil Spector' Killed Lana Clarkson, But David Mamet's Movie Presupposes, Maybe He Didn't?

    With production on the film starting all the way back in the summer of 2011, it's been a curiously long wait for David Mamet's "Phil Spector," and from the first moment, one gets the impression that HBO's lawyers were a bit nervous about the effort. Before we even see one frame of the picture, an op...

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    Al Pacino, 'Phil Spector,' and Media Justice

    The gigantic frizzed-out wig on Al Pacino's head might be enough to make you curious about Phil Spector, the new HBO drama written and directed by David Mamet. In a multitude of wigs as conspicuously creepy as the actual Spector's, Pacino plays the fantastically successful music produ...

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    Review Roundup: 'Phil Spector' a Sinfully Entertaining Treat Starring Wigged-Out Al Pacino

    HBO's "Phil Spector" (March 24) directed by David Mamet and starring a tantalizingly wigged-out Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, is mostly receiving praise from critics. Pacino's performance is being touted as "compelling, both despite and because of the wigs," while Mamet's direction is called "sinfully...

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    Watch: Al Pacino Does Phil Spector in the Full Trailer for David Mamet's HBO Biopic 'Phil Spector'

    Al Pacino goes full Phil Spector in the trailer, below, for the biopic of the infamous record producer written and directed by David Mamet for HBO.

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    Watch: Al Pacino Wears A Wig, Yells A Lot In First Full Trailer For 'Phil Spector'

    Going in front of cameras all the way back in the summer of 2011, it has been an unusually long wait for HBO's starry "Phil Spector," with Al Pacino in the juicy lead role, alongside Helen Mirren, in a movie written and directed by none other than David Mamet. And yet, wait is what we&...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For David Mamet's HBO Film 'Phil Spector' With Al Pacino & Helen Mirren

    Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more excited about HBO’s upcoming slate of original programming, we now have a teaser for David Mamet’s “Phil Spector.” The TV movie starring Al Pacino as Phil Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney is just two m...

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