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DGA Predictions

The danger of the information age! The DGA nominations have not been completed yet which means that, in all likelihood, these predictions by pundits (I don’t know what else to call this thing we do except to give the standard disclaimer that, though we can all take a look at ...

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Online Film Critics Nominations

I don’t think we posted these already but I’m just a confused old lady. Who are the Online Film Critics Society, or OFCS? Their member list can be found here. Snagged these off of Hollywood-Elsewhere: THE 2008 OFCS nominees (previous years’ nominees after the cut): BEST PICTURE The Curious Case ...

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Producers Guild Nominations TBA

Last year, they were announced around 10:30am 11am Pacific time (It’s 8am now). So you can all chillax for the time being. They can sometimes be unpredictable, like two years ago they announced them to Variety a full day before they said they would on their own calendar. I would ...

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Kansas City Film Critics Winners

Thanks to Keith: BEST FILM-Slumdog Millionaire BEST DIRECTOR-Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler BEST ACTOR-Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler BEST ACTRESS-Meryl Streep, Doubt BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR-Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS-Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY-Robert D. Siegel, The Wrestler BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY-Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE ...

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Oscars.org Gets Overhaul

This is the most exciting news to happen all year. Reader Michelle directed us to AMPAS’ new site, which has been very quietly overhauled, top to bottom. More user-friendly, pretty as can be, and actually makes it seems almost as though they want the public to know about them. They ...

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Wall-E, Not Buying It

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY8uUrl42Jo[/youtube] The Carpetbagger ain’t buying the Wall-E hype for Best Picture. I agree that it’s a crazy long shot but I can also imagine voters putting it down as one of their favorites of the year. The impossible is always probable at this stage of the game, though, and all ...

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We Don’t Care About the Oscars, Wait, We Do

They say they don’t care about the Oscars but that didn’t stop the NY Times critics, Manohla Dargis, AO Scott and Stephen Holden from presenting their “For Your Consideration” picks. This is great because it reminds me of the old days of Oscarwatch, before the critics and the Academy were ...

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The Great Eddie Izzard

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjC3R6jOtUo[/youtube] MCN linked to this story that describes after an injured Mumbai terror victim missed Eddie Izzard’s performance. The victim requested a note from Izzard: Izzard refused. Instead, the star of The Riches and Valkyrie showed up at the hospital and performed his entire 90 minute stand-up set at [Will] ...

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National Society Watch

Thanks to Ross for reminding us that the National Society of Film Critics announces today (I don’t think they’ve announced yet). Last year, they sort of backed up what the LA Film Critics had said when they named Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood as their choice for the ...

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Producers Guild Preview — Announcing Monday

The Producers Guild matched the Oscars last year, when No Country for Old Men was sweeping nearly every award for which it was nominated. But before that, the last time they matched was when Return of the King was sweeping everything. We don’t yet know if we are in the ...

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Updated Top Ten of the Top Tens

Movie City News’ Top Ten chart has been updated, with a few switches here or there. The top ten now stands at: 1. Wall-E 2. The Dark Knight 3. Slumdog Millionaire 4. Milk 5. The Wrestler 6. Benjamin Button +1 7. Happy-Go-Lucky +1 8. Rachel Getting Married -2 9. Man ...

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Revolutionary Road – Best Film of 2008

Mark my words, this Sam Mendes film will be one that is “discovered” by critics many years too late.¬†¬† SFGate’s Mick LaSalle called it the Best Film of 2008 and lists his reasons why. Here are a few of them. Thanks to Davey for the tip. 5. Sex and despair: ...

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Paying Homage to 2008

Okay so the ridiculously talented Matt Shapiro, who created the 2007 video we all love and adore, kindly sent me the link to his compilation for this year. It begs the question, are the movies this good or is Matt just great at making us see how good they were? ...

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Timing and Box Office

David Poland’s latest column looks at Slumdog, which is the favorite to win Best Picture right now, and how it’s faring at the box office: Slumdog Millionaire got to $20 million on Monday. They are still on 614 screens. Searchlight has slowly rolled out into the places where a foreign ...

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Oscar Flashback: Jaws, 1975

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ACYu_ZNNA[/youtube] Genre films have long gotten the shaft from the Academy, partly because there is something inherently disrepectful, perhaps, about them. If “the people” like them they must not be that good. They aren’t “important” enough, and “important” meaning, politically or socially relevant in a way other than the film ...

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In Tribute

Thanks to reader Zizo who passed this along, a compilation done by TCM to honor those who left us in 2008. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcTFsZwUAQ8[/youtube]

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Tech Category Glance Over

By Daniel Kenealy As we see out 2008 and welcome 2009 I thought I’d pen a few thoughts on this year technical races. Yes, they will crystallize significantly over the coming weeks as the guilds announce their nominees but it’s never too early to take a stab at some predictions. ...

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