14 Films up for Animated Feature

The Academy has released the 14 films up for the Oscar and of these three will be chosen to go on to the big show. “Bolt” “Delgo” “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” “Dragon Hunters” “Fly Me to the Moon” “Igor” “Kung Fu Panda” “Madagascar: Escape 2...

The Tale of Despereaux Trailer

Yahoo has the exclusive trailer posted today but someone also slapped it up on YouTube: The Tale of Despereaux is chock full of heavyweights – Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Jenkins, William H. Macy, Kevin Kline, and Emma Watson.

Waltz with Bashir Got the Shaft

Reuters reports on a move to change the Academy’s rules to allow Waltz with Bashir into the race: Because of the change — which required a one-week qualifying run in New York by August 31 — one of the year’s most buzzed-about documentaries, the Israeli...

A Counter Viewpoint

Karina Longworth takes issue more with Frank Rich writing the piece on Wall-E than with the piece, or the message: I haven’t seen Wall-E, and though I’m sure it’s just as good as everyone insists it is and totally deserves 20 million Oscars (or else it’s a virus that’s...