Annual Golden Globes Haiku and Contest

AD makes haikus Clever words strung together. Let’s see what you do. A Haiku is defined by three lines. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables and the third line has five syllables. Ideally, these represent three separate thoughts that tie in...
Posted On 12 Jan 2014

A Tale of Two Supporting Actresses: Lupita and Jennifer

The two strongest contenders for Best Supporting Actress are Lupita Nyong’o, the frontrunner, and her challenger, Jennifer Lawrence, who steals American Hustle right out from under everyone else in the film. Both actresses are beautiful, young and charming. But more than...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

14th Annual No Guts, No Glory – Golden Globe Edition

Believe it or not, this is our 14th year (I think) of doing No Guts, No Glory for the Golden Globes! But it has to be a really hard win to call. It can’t be one people expect to see. You have three options. Here are mine. 1. Kate Winslet wins Best Actress for Labor Day 2....
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Jennifer Lawrence, First Woman to Top Annual Box Office in 40 Years

Mark Harris discovers that Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games is the first film to top annual box office in 40 years, since The Exorcist. These numbers have changed. I was watching the box office at the end of the year to see if that would turn out to be true. The last time I...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Predicting the Golden Globes

Don’t forget to enter our contest to predict the Golden Globes. We’re going to be giving away the two winning films on DVD.   The Golden Globes unfurl Sunday, long after Oscar ballots have been turned in.  They can impact winners but not nominees.  They can help shift...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Margot Robbie Gives it Right Back to Leo

I am baffled by this awards season’s obsession with finding flaws with what is, perhaps, one of the best films of all time. Or certainly this year. Here, the great Margot Robbie (misread by certain people as just a barbie doll) taunts Leo for his philandering ways.
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

12 Years a Slave wows Iowa Critics

(thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Best Picture 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Nebraska 3. American Hustle Best Director 1. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) 2. David O. Russell (American Hustle) 3. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) Best Actor 1. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) 2. Oscar Isaac...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

ACE Eddie Nominations!

NOMINEES FOR 64th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): 12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker Captain Phillips, Chris Rouse, A.C.E. Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger Her, Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E. & Jeff Buchanan Saving Mr. Banks, Mark Livolsi, A.C.E. BEST...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Ace Eddie Preview

Tomorrow, the Editors Guild announce their nominees.  The Eddie is so intertwined with Best Picture that it’s nearly impossible to win without having an Eddie nod.  The editors nomination at the Oscars is also crucial to the Best Picture win, almost even more than director...
Posted On 09 Jan 2014

Jessica Chastain as Merida

Photo by Annie Leibovitz.
Posted On 09 Jan 2014