Month: September 2011

First Showing first, then The Film Stage, these images emerged.  2011’s Prince of Darkness, David Fincher, whose film has to be the year’s most anticipated.  Dark and dirty.  Loving it. [nggallery id=3]  

Sooner or later someone had to do it.  It might as well be Charlie Kaufman.  He doesn’t really explain what his next project will be but it sounds like he’s ready to start ruminating on the craziness here online – ...

Mallory McDuff at the Huffington Post draws an interesting parallel between Moneyball, the Wall Street protests and the Republicans protesting President’s Obama’s call to have the very rich pay their fair share of taxes: The game of baseball, as depicted ...

Little by little we’re getting more of Williams done up like Monroe. It’s impossible to capture what Marilyn had. There was never anyone like her and there never will be anyone like her. She had so many things going on ...

So, I can’t really let this go by unnoticed.  I just have to say it because no one else really is.   No one is talking about the possibility, the serious possibility, that The Artist could not only be nominated ...

Thelma Adams is assembling a few of us women Oscar peeps for an ongoing discussion of the Oscar race.   This is my favorite one of the bunch so far because the thing about Thelma Adams and Susan Wlosczcyna, Kim ...

The new trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close just dropped – needless to say, it is as tear-inducing as the script I read. Meanwhile, Kris Tapley at In Contention was emailed about a test screening for Extremely Loud, Incredibly ...

Breathtaking photos of the pretty thing.

[normally this column appears on Tuesdays, except for this week] When this year began with The Artist, and after I saw it at Cannes, my immediate thoughts about 2011 Oscar year to come was that we were done with the ...

A couple of filmmakers have been hard at work putting together a film on the typewriter and how it fits into our modern world.  Apparently there is a wave of support as younger people (re)discover the typewriter and all of ...

Thanks to our pal iggy for tipping us to Spain’s official Oscar submission, Pa Negre (Black Bread) which he summarizes thusly: a terrific (but not your typical) coming of age movie during Spanish Civil Post-War with an amazing female ensemble ...

  Welcome to our annual roundtable, third year running.  We pose some questions to some of the writers and bloggers we know for insight.  The participants this time are Inside Oscar‘s Damien Bona; The Oscar Warrior at Coming Soon; Edward ...

[press release] – Monday, October 3, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 84th Academy AwardsŽ. Complete entries must arrive at the ...

And so it begins. Thanks to @johnnymonteith on Twitter

‘No, she’s not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she’s far more complex than a superhero. She’s been compromised. She’s been subjugated. She’s been marginalised. She’s been swept into the gutter and she’s had a part ...

Audience Favorite Feature 50/50 Directed by Jonathan Levine (USA, Summit Entertainment) Runner-up THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR Directed by Philippe Le Guay (France, Strand Releasing) Audience Favorite Documentary-shared BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY Directed by Constance Marks (USA, Submarine ...

Why does it seem like the beginning of October is already too late to push through an Oscar contender?  If you’re a big star in a big movie you’re already on the radar of those who write about Oscar buzz, ...

[Press Release] The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce honorees that will be recognized for their achievements at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place at ...

Just announced by Mandate Pictures, Julianne Hough and Russell Brand will star in Diablo Cody’s first directorial effort about a young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild ...

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