Month: February 2009

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This award was presented to Eastwood a few months before the Cannes Film Fest launches. The statement about Eastwood said was “the talent of a grand master at the summit of his craft.” Jacob said it also was a “testimony ...

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Thanks to reader Fer for pointing us to this slamdunk response and perspective from Nick Hornby on Slumdog Millionaire, the intent of its filmmakers, and its odd position of now being on top: There’s a lot packed in here: the ...

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Alden Michaels sent this in from his site, Iconoclast Entertainment, Can you do it without googling? I know at least one of the first one. Best Picture SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE… is the first best picture winner to be set exclusively in ...

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There are only two I can think of off the bat — The first is in wide release – Coraline for Animated Feature. The other was An Education, which spring-boarded out of Sundance thanks to the raves for its star, ...

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9-13-2008, 3:00pm, ladylurks calls it for Slumdog Millionaire Can I take a minute to reflect on the past year and the truly amazing predictive powers of our readers? One of the things Sasha does that nobody really knows about or ...

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Jon Pace writes in the comments section that we should start to look at those actors who could use a comeback a la Mickey Rourke about now. He suggests: 3. Ally Sheedy – She got nice reviews in High Art, ...

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I’m trying to drop it but others keep bringing it up and if they’re going to bring it up, well, what can do but go back on the offense. Sorry, readers, guilty. David Poland writes this: One of the blog ...

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I wrote a preview piece for the Oscars 2009 way back on February 9 for Variety. Here are the films that seem to have a great potential to be good, whether or not they trip the light fantastic at the ...

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I was waiting to hear something from Scott Foundas at the LA Weekly, as he seems to be the one critic lately who can be counted upon to call out the Academy for their safe choices. The thing I’ve realized ...

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The day the Oscar ceremony was held, I had come down with a pretty bad cold. The season had taken its toll on me at last.  That made me slightly funny in the head so that I forgot to, for ...

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From squalor to star spotting: Rubina poses with one of the film’s eight Oscars (click to enlarge) Can’t argue with last week’s conclusion that a billion dollars is better than an Oscar. This week Danny Boyle beats that deal all ...

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Simultaneous tipsters, Nadeem guides us to a video companion to go along with vcb‘s link to a still for Amenabar‚Äôs ‚ÄúAgora,‚Äù with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella. According to Variety, Agora, Amenabar’s second English-language film after The Others is set ...

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Keith Olbermann speculates that speeches at this year’s Oscars addressed political issues with a freedom that was often frowned upon during the Bush era. Of the 40 hours of TV Oscar analysis I’ve seen in the past 48, the depth ...

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(click to enlarge) So, unless I’m mistaken, the Inglourious Basterds are sort of like the Boy Scouts, right? And these posters represent merit badges in Sports, First Aid, and um, Woodcarving? Grim, brutal and dripping with the impact of potent ...

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Even though the Oscars were more in touch, I’d say, than they’ve been since I started watching them (I will always have a fondness in my heart for the clunky old timey versions too), and even though their choices were ...

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The winner of Awards Daily’s first place prize is Joseph Vosti, with a score of 23. The second place winners are Christopher Dickie and Mike Cersosimo, with a score of 22. Congratulations to you two. Please send an email with ...

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(click to enlarge) Sent to me last night by Ari Presler (featured in yesterday’s post about the Slumdog Millionaire’s cinematography), Wally Pfister congratulates Anthony Dod Mantle at the ASC Awards on February 16th.

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Joaquin Phoenix, subject of a very funny parody by Frank Coraci at the Spirit Awards Saturday and a considerably less funny parody by Ben Stiller during last night’s Oscars — and that’s not even counting the probable self-parody that Phoenix ...

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Yeah, of course it’d be Mark Lisanti, who is now working over at Vanity Fair. His rundown is the best and the funniest I’ve read thus far. He pays tribute where it’s deserved and mocks where it’s deserved: The Sweded ...

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“I wasn’t kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth.” — Chico Marx Los abrazos rotos (Broken Embraces) opens March 18th in Spain. Teaser trailer after the cut. (thanks to glimmer & vcb)

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