Gran Torino News

Cinemablend points us to Moviehole’s nab of Warner Bros.’s Gran Torino plot and cast breakdown. The official synopsis: Walt Kowalski is a widower, a grumpy, tough-minded, borderline-hateful, unhappy man who can‚Äôt get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a...

35th Daytime Emmy Award Nominees

Nominations were announced this morning for the Daytime Emmy Awards in roughly 2300 categories. You can wade through the 20-page pdf to find out if your favorite “Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control” guy made the cut. TOP...
Posted On 30 Apr 2008

Doc News

Variety’s Robert Koehler raves about the French doc, Beloved: Lovely, extremely heartfelt film helps redefine the term “homemovie” as the director examines the sad, multilayered life of his grandmother Therese, who died of tuberculosis at 36. Desplechin once...

White is the New Black

Kris Tapley has redesigned his Incontention site and added a few more contributers. He promises it to be a more lively and active blog, not just Oscar focused but industry focused. Check it out.

McKellen is Gandalf Again

Reuters prints the quotes from Empire Magazine’s interview with Ian McKellen, as follows: “Yes, it’s true. I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it’s not...

This is the World We Live In

Well, someone’s got to say it. In case you haven’t been following the latest distraction (do people really care about shit like this?) of Miley Cyrus, the “topless” photo and Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair has decided to showcase the talented...

New Burn After Reading Stills

The Coens’ film has had few, if any, actual stills from the film. But First Showing has some of them (via Oh No, They Didn’t). Tilda, George, John and Brad! Here’s to hoping the Coen crowd doesn’t becoming like the Soderbergh crowd where all the cool kids...

Is ‘Lost’ Nowhere to Be Found?

In our discussion on the Emmys selection for drama a few interesting items popped up. One of them is worth taking a deeper look at, I think, and that is whether or not Lost is gone forever. The Jack writes: Lost started out as a show about these characters and how they interact...

Blindness to Open Cannes, What Just Happened to Close It

Variety reports that Fernando Meirelles’ Blindness will indeed play at Cannes and will, in fact, open it. This should come as good news to the AD readers who kept bugging us to give the film some coverage. What Just Happened stars Robert DeNiro as an aging producer who is...

EmmyWatch – Drama

Last year it was: Boston Legal Grey’s Anatomy Heroes House The Sopranos It’s easy to see why The Sopranos took it. Grey’s Anatomy and Heroes could have probably been dumped. Sure, they’re highly rated and successful but really THAT good? It seems to me...