Month: November 2010

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Swiped this off of HE. They’re really setting this up to be a sex-drenched drama with this poster. I’m afraid, but for two scenes, there isn’t a lot of sex in this movie. On the other hand, this is one ...

Lovers gonna love, haters gonna hate, mockers gonna mock, fans gonna… fanaticize. The interesting thing about the promos we’re seeing for Burlesque is how each trailer and clip serves as fuel for the full range of flames. Want to snicker? ...
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The Fighter was to have a small-ish screening here in LA with lots of Oscar bloggers and critics, presumably, in attendance. But they decided instead to take it the AFI Fest as the surprise screening last night at 9:30pm (which ...

Last night we posted the somber poster and a couple of lovely stills from Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. Tonight Kevin K. and mea culpa tip us to the trailer.
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Some actresses in Hollywood can’t let go of their youth. How difficult it must be to accept the changing of the guard. All About Eve tells us that there is always a new one walking in the door – younger, ...
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De Niro won the Golden Globe Award in 1981 for Raging Bull and has been nominated 8 times. 2001 — Meet the Parents 2000 — Analyze This 1992 — Cape Fear 1989 — Midnight Run 1981 — Raging Bull 1979 ...
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Since we just had an election, it seems like a good time to talk about the terms of politics and how similar it sometimes is to the Oscar race. The only other way you’ll hear that word, “frontrunner” is in ...
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Courtly poster for Jane Eyre, the latest of roughly 2 dozen adaptations of the Charlotte Bronte classic, this time directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre). Starring Mia Wasikowska as the eponymous heroine and Michael Fassbender as Rochester the film also ...
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The Gurus of Gold are predicting The King’s Speech to win the Oscar for Best Picture. They are also predicting Colin Firth for Best Actor and Annette Bening for Best Actress. The King’s Speech could then be in line, if ...

@goldenglobes on Twitter just tweeted the following, “check here tomorrow to be the FIRST to find out who will receive the 2011 Cecil B. DeMille award! Predictions?” Predictions for the Cecil B. DeMille award? Just how would one go about ...
kung fu panda

ok, ok, I know the outcry of conventional wisdom still scorns Kung Fu Panda for sweeping the Annies in 2008 when everybody’s darling was WALL-E. But there’s always been room in my heart for both films and after the dust ...
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2010 can only be called the Year of the Director where the Oscar race is concerned. I wouldn’t presume to say anything deeper than that. Sometimes talking about the Oscar race feels like other contests that are judged superficially – ...
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For your listening pleasure. BoxOffice.com‘s Phil Contrino joins Hollywood-Elsewhere.com‘s Jeff Wells and me with our special guest this week, Tom O’Neil who talks about reviving Gold Derby. We discuss a little bit more about Morning Glory as Jeff tries to ...

Round up the usual suspects. Deadline confirms that Hugh Jackman has declined another invitation to zhush up glam up the Oscars: Jackman hosted two years ago, and he turned down an overture last year because he didn’t want to host ...
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Taking Questions for Oscar Poker today — we have a special guest this week, Tom O’Neil! If you have an inkling, put them down here and I’ll select five questions (if there are enough) to throw out there for Jeff ...

Sunday Sermonette, for those of us who slept through church services this morning. Justification for posting? This cast: Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins. And director Will Gluck, who this year gave ...
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Writing for the Guardian, Philip French praises the Mike Leigh film: Another Year appears to note some undefined malaise in the land, which a Ken Loach movie would certainly locate in the socioeconomic conditions of our time. But what we’re ...
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On this podcast, we are taking an in depth look at the year Leo McCarey won Best Director and The Life of Emile Zola won Best Picture. Many of you said you’d like us to talk more about Oscar history, ...

ruh-roh: “The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. While he’s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.” Variety says Last Night is ...
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Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer scored 7 nominations for the European Film Awards. Samuel Maoz’ Lebanon received 5 nominations, and Semih Kaplanolu’s Bal received 3. (via IndieWire) Nominations for the European Film Awards: European Film Bal (Honey), Turkey/Germany, directed by ...

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