Month: November 2012

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Kathryn Bigelow, doing the best work of her career at 61.

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In the past year, Omar Sy has gone from being a French comedy writer and actor, to a star known internationally for his dramatic performance in The Intouchables. In February of this year Sy won the Cesar Award (France’s Oscar) ...

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Four more after the cut. (Thanks to Igor)

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by Jordan Ruimy One thing you first notice in Rian Johnson’s Looper is how it builds up its sense of dread with each successive, tension-filled scene. Nobody is safe here. The plot only builds up as layer after layer is ...

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There isn’t anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how many screenwriters there are in Los Angeles (rumor has it, there are more screenwriters here than people), there are precious few of them who can ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in ...

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Exciting note from Rolling Stone this morning with a link to their exclusive stream of the entire Special Edition of The Hobbit soundtrack. (thanks to Ra as well) Neil Finn had dwarves on the mind when he wrote “Song of ...

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 ...
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“Sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit spits something back.” When we drill down to sum up The Dark Knight trilogy in simplest terms, what many will see emerge is a guy in a bat suit. There ...

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “The ...

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By Guest Contributor Chris McEwen “These are films that have really presented an epic vision of America that goes well beyond the parameters of what we might think of when someone says ‘comic book movies,’” noted Film Society of Lincoln ...

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Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant,  Tom Hooper, David O. Russell gather for the director’s edition of THR‘s roundtable series. Some choice quotes after the cut.

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It’s hard to believe a whole year has flown by that we were all studiously predicting The Tree of Life and Hugo to win Best Picture at the New York Film Critics only to then see that award go to ...

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Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award The Third Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership. Additional awardees will include Ava DuVernay, Molly Haskell, Rose Kuo, and Pat Mitchell. New York, NY – ...

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With Flight charging towards $100 million, Zemeckis’ most successful film of late, the Palm Springs International Film Fest has seen fit to honor him with Director of the Year. “For 35 years, Robert Zemeckis has been creating some of the ...

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The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: “Breaking Bad” (AMC) Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett “Downton ...

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“Slavery sir? It’s done.” Hoping to scrape whatever’s left of their dignity off the floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third ranking House Republican is bringing Spielberg’s film to DC so that perhaps the Grand Old Party could be reminded of ...

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by Craig Kennedy I recently sat down to a couple of one on one interviews for the upcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The first was with the film’s co-star Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) and the second was ...

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