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October 2009

British Independent Film Awards nominations

(Katie Jarvis in Fish Tank) Thanks to ladylurks, who points out that 3 of the 5 nominated directors are women. BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM An Education Fish Tank In The Loop Moon Nowhere Boy BEST DIRECTOR Andrea Arnold…

Ricky Gervais to Host Golden Globes

I am remotely posting the news that Ricky Gervais will be the Golden Globes host! Very exciting. Its as good a time as any to talk about Golden Globes possible ten - divided into drama and musical/comedy. Since I'm texting while…

Dead and Famous Women in the Oscar Race

This year, especially in the Best Actress category, it feels like there are more true-ish stories being told than fictional ones. Manohla Dargis points this out in her article on all of the dead women being revived this year: For…

Ze Answers to Ze Quiz

What surprised me most about the quiz was how many different answers there could be to one question. I also see that, in some cases, I didn't quite phrase the question correctly, which led to some confusion. Since it was our first quiz…

Nine, Japanese poster

It'll be interesting to see if this layout is part of a synchronized design for a worldwide campaign. Click to see the full-size graphics. Maybe one of our readers from Japan can help translate the text. (thanks to sister aloysius…

Helen Mirren wins Rome prize for The Last Station

Helen Mirren takes Best Actress honors at the Rome Film Festival: Helen Mirren won Rome‚Äôs Silver Marc‚ÄôAurelio award for best actress for her performance as Leo Tolstoy‚Äôs devoted wife in Michael Hoffman‚Äôs The Last Station.…

Precious Wins at the Chi Town Film Fest

The Big Picture brings the news that Precious has racked up another audience award, this time for the Chicago Film Fest. The Big Pic says that Lions Gate could be looking at its first Best Pic win since Crash.

Oscar Quiz

This is a quiz for you expert readers. Feel free to answer all or any of them. 1. Name the movie: Four Oscar nominations, one win, but not Best Picture.¬† Hint: Someday Oscar winner in smallish but pivotal role.¬† Dead giveaway: Critics…

Grass Roots Campaign for Sam Rockwell

Man Made Movies is gunning for an Oscar nod for Sam Rockwell in Moon and has put up an online petition. With support from Slash Film and Jo Blo, they are reporting upwards of 1,000 signatures so far. They're hoping for 1,000,000. The…

One Letter Off Movies

Folks on Twitter find various ways to entertain themselves. What is kind of amazing to watch is how fast one of these "trending topics" spreads. The latest one is #oneletteroffmovies. They ranged from the silly to the profane. You might…

The Men Who Stare at Goats, trailer 2

Ewan McGregor interviewed in the LATimes last weekend: How much of what goes on in "The Men Who Stare at Goats" do you think is true? The LSD, the telekinesis, the military secrecy . . . Most of it's true! In fact, the most…

New Avatar Trailer Hits the Web

I am so geeked out with anticipation I will lose my mind before it's all over with. The Avatar trailer hit theaters and moments later, hit the web -- someone got a camera and filmed it, then slapped it on the web. I know this is illegal.…

Three Minutes of Invictus?

This Variety story says that at the end of an awards ceremony this past week at the Lyon Film Festival in France, they showed a three minute clip of Clint Eastwood's Invictus. Eastwood was there to receive the Prix Lumiere. Strangely…

“The Whole Film is About the Hair”

Allure Magazine has revealed some of the hair and makeup tricks to make Nine come to life. Hair: "We went through 50 to 60 large cans of hairspray during filming. All of the dancers were in heated rollers everyday. The director, Rob…

New Avatar Shots

These were just posted on Iconvision. It's a bit hard to tell if we've seen them before -- I like the one with the humans mixed with the aliens.

The Oprah Effect on Precious

Tom O'Neil asked a few of us to send in our thoughts on this idea that the Gothams snubbed Precious and that somehow Oprah was involved. Or maybe there are two different ideas being floated - one is that Oprah and Tyler Perry are making…