Writers Guild Awards Timeline

2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles...
Posted On 31 Jul 2010

Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as Centerpiece at the New York Film Festival

Indiewire reports that Julie Taymor’s The Tempest will have its North American premier (after playing the Venice Film Fest) at the New York Film Festival in October. Helen Mirren stars as the female ‚ÄòProspera‚Äô in Taymor‚Äôs ‚ÄúTempest,‚Äù a twist on the key role of the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2010

127 Hours, Black Swan Get Release Dates

Two Fox Searchlight pics just got release dates. 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s story of a mountain climber’s survival after a fallen boulder trapped him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Five days of hell, basically, but proof that some can do what’s necessary to...
Posted On 30 Jul 2010

Oscar Watch: The Actors

We did the ladies, now it’s time to focus on the men. With Get Low opening today with decent enough reviews — we have to look at the Best Actor race, and whether a vet like Robert Duvall, who gives a well reviewed performance, can make it for the long haul. Unlike the...
Posted On 30 Jul 2010

Take the Pledge – Waiting for Superman Raises Money for Public Schools

One thing we can be thankful for, whether the general population is paying attention or not, is that we here in America have activist documentaries that not only bring awareness to complex issues but also help to promote change.  One such film is Waiting for Superman, which...
Posted On 29 Jul 2010

Machete Opens as Midnight Film, and Selections for the Venice Film Fest

Robert Rodriguez’ Machete will open the 67th Annual Biennale as the midnight showing. ¬†Apparently, Black Swan is the official opening film.¬†¬†That should make for some pretty eye candy on the Lido. Here are the other selections. From an Oscar eye’s view, Black Swan...
Posted On 29 Jul 2010

The Intervention of Mel Gibson (NSFW)

The Beaver gets a PG rating. Mel’s ranting does not. The Intervention of Mel Gibson from Mondock Entertainment on Vimeo.
Posted On 28 Jul 2010

Best Actress: The Heat is On

So far, the field is already half-filled with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence. But out of Cannes, came three great performances. I saw two of them, Michelle Williams and Lesley Manville. I missed Naomi Watts in Fair Game, but word has it she won’t BE...
Posted On 28 Jul 2010

Made in Dagenham to Preem at TIFF

Sally Hawkins will have a good year in 2010, appearing in several films, including Made in Dagenham, which will have its World Premier at the Toronto Film Fest, courtesy of Sony Pics.  I will take this opportunity to reveal a sigh of relief that movies like this are still being...
Posted On 28 Jul 2010