New Yorker Raves Avatar

This review, I think, captures the state of breathlessness Avatar has the potential to leave the viewer with – clearly not all. The New Yorker’s David Denby: James Cameron‚Äôs ‚ÄúAvatar‚Äù is the most beautiful film I‚Äôve seen in years. Amid the hoopla over the new...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

No Guts, No Glory – SAG Edition

What and where – Michelle Monaghan and Chris O’Donnell will read the noms: The SAG Award nominations in five film and eight television categories will take place at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 17. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on TNT...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

Iron Man 2 trailer

A palate cleanser between the precursors. Thanks to Kay, and FirstShowing.net.
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

And the Original Song Contenders Are…

Here are the songs eligible for Oscar this year: “All Is Love” from “Where the Wild Things Are” “Almost Over You” from “My One and Only” “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” “AyAyAyAy” from “The Maid” “Back to Tennessee” ...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

Women Film Writers speak out about Women in Film

Though it’s framed as a survey of reactions to recent nominations for female filmmakers, today’s round table discussion at womenandhollywood serves as a comprehensive look back at a year of iconic lodestones and significant milestones for women in the industry. Golden...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

The State of the Race: The SAG Preview

I’ve said it too many times to be funny anymore –we are entering the fertile period, ovulation, if you will – the moment that ballots go out and contenders make their target is sum and total of an entire year of Oscar watching and campaigning. December 28th,...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

Chicago Film Critics Go “Wild”

Where the Wild Things Are and Up in the Air lead with six (thanks to Erik and Brian) BEST PICTURE The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds A Serious Man Up in the Air Where the Wild Things Are BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow (-) The Hurt Locker Joel & Ethan Coen (-) A Serious Man...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

Dallas Forth Worth Critics

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association have announced their winners (thanks N8 and Frank): Best Picture: Up in the Air Best Director: Jason Reitman, Up in the Air Best Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education Best Supporting Actor:...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009

African-American Critics honor Precious

The African-American Film Critics Association has named Precious as the Best Picture of 2009 (thanks to LKH85 in the forums). Morgan Freeman was selected as Best Actor 2009 for “Invictus.” Nicole Beharie earned AAFCA recognition as Best Actress 2009 for “American Violet.”...

Toronto Film Critics Awards

Thanks to Alan of Montreal. The Toronto critics split their awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay. (via AceShowbiz) Winners of 2009 Toronto Film Critics Association: Best Picture: “Hunger”, “Inglourious Basterds” (tie) Best Performance, Male: Nicolas...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009