Oscar’s Chance to Make History

Both David Poland and Jeff Wells are going forth and pushing Zoe Saldana for an acting nod. Poland says: When I first saw the film, the remote possibility of Ms. Saldana getting a nomination for her performance was tantalizing. I rationalized that Sigourney Weaver’s turn, part...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009

Online Film Critics – Hurt Locker and Basterds Lead

Avatar shut out for Best pic (lol) — The Online Film Critics.¬† They are well-intentioned but don’t really predict nor influence the Oscars. They have always reflected, in my view, the “if the internet ran the Oscars.” They step outside the box, which will...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009

Avatar’s Box Office

Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale on Avatar’s potential box office: “More than one-third of its $232 million to date has been earned between a Monday and Thursday, and its $19.4 million this past Monday ‚Äî its 11th day of release ‚Äî is entirely...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009

Karger’s Predix Up

In the past we used to compare Karger’s predictions to the Academy’s – but I don’t think I have time to dig them up at the moment — however, let’s just sum it up by saying he’s usually not more than one off in the categories. Best Picture...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009

BBC’s Tom Brook’s Top Five

The BBC’s movie reporter, Tom Brook, chooses five of the year’s best (video): 5. District 9 4. Lebanon 3. Precious 2. Avatar 1. Up in the Air And Kris Tapley at In Contention says 2009 is the best year of filmmaking the decade has seen.
Posted On 31 Dec 2009