Month: January 2010

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Jim Cameron’s Avatar is just a smidge away from toppling Titanic’s domestic box office record, something no film has been able to do since 1997. It is truly astounding, the money. With a $30 weekend take, it shows little signs ...

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The NY Post’s Larry Getlen takes a second look at Avatar and sees more in the film than he could have imagined: ‚ÄúThe idiosyncrasies of how people‚Äôs faces work ‚Äî the order in which their muscles flair ‚Äî that varies ...

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Look, folks, better late than never. With Ryan sick and me in the state of moving from one place to another, we haven’t had much time to update today. And I’m someone who cares very little about the Grammys – ...

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There have been a very small handful of women who have gotten Directors Guild nominations. None had any chance of winning. Sixty two years of awards and not a single woman or black man (or black woman) has ever won ...

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Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker TV Movie: Taking Chance Television Series: Mad Men Comedy Series: Modern Family Documentary – The Cove Musical/Variety – Obama Inauguration Reality TV – Build it Bigger

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(via IndieWire) Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: Winter’s Bone Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Winter’s Bone Directing Award, Dramatic: 3 Backyards Dramatic Audience Award: happythankyoumoreplease Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: Restrepo

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Over at Gold Derby, Tom O’Neil is convinced that Jim Cameron is your winner: “The Hurt Locker” juggernaut sweeping the Hollywood film industry and America’s movie critics right now may be largely isolated to those groups. DGA is comprised of ...

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Jason Reitman took to the Oprah Winfrey show on Friday and brought with him some of the folks who had been fired in real life and whom appeared in his film. The Oprah.com site has more in depth writing on ...

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Recently, I had the occasion to speak with Quentin Tarantino (will be posting the interview soon) and I told him that my three favorite scenes in Inglourious Basterds both involved Landa and the way he toys with people.   In all ...

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I told David Poland I didn’t want to participate in the Gurus of Gold this week because he was doing percentages. My experience awards watching has taught me that even when something is a sure bet, there are large groups ...

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Kris Tapley says that Jim Cameron will take the Directors Guild top prize. He gives his reasons here: The answer is in the populist leanings of the guild, a vast, diluted membership that is TV-heavy, rules against sending screeners (which ...

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This is a pretty handy chart they’ve created over at Entertainment Weekly. There are tabs for each contender. The hardest one to grasp is Best Actress, which is all over the place. Picture and Director after the cut. It’s nice ...

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UPDATE: Today’s the last day to vote if you haven’t already. Rob Y has delivered the final ballot to decide the winners of the AD Nominations announced last week. Click through to cast your votes. Deadline to complete your ballot ...

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Michael Giacchino is the big winner with 9 nominations. FILM CATEGORIES: FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR • AVATAR, music by James Horner • DRAG ME TO HELL, music by Christopher Young • STAR TREK, music by Michael Giacchino • THE ...

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Here is Adam Shankman in USA Today: “Dancing is so a part of the American public consciousness right now,” he says. “It’s a fabulous time for dancers.” He interrupts an interview to cajole the room full of auditioners, who are ...

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The Miramax name was never meant to go on without Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Once it was sold out from under them, they went on to form The Weinstein Co. and Miramax went on releasing great movies. There is a ...

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Thanks to the GooGooboo for the link (and HuffPo as the source):

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Just a shout-out to many of the new Oscar blogs I see cropping up. I won’t list them here but fair warning – the lawyers at the Academy are serious about protecting their brand. They might be inclined to notify ...

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January 1, 1919 – January 28, 2010 Salinger famously didn’t let Hollywood get its greasy paws on The Catcher in the Rye. His letter, after the cut.

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