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Dreamworks launches FYC campaign for Dragon

| September 2, 2010 | 27 Comments

Dreamworks takes flight with the first FYC inception of the season. Thanks to Kevin K. for the tip via In Contention. An invitation to experience How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen, this promotional calendar is a bold preemptive strike reminding voters to see one of the... (Read More)

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Black Swan, UK critics weigh in

| September 2, 2010 | 51 Comments

David Gritten at the Daily Telegraph concurs with yesterday’s first wave of praise Every film festival benefits hugely from a strong opening film, and they don‚Äôt come a lot stronger than Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs psychological thriller set in the world of New York ballet. Powerful, gripping and always... (Read More)

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Next Three Days Poster, and Secretariat

| September 1, 2010 | 20 Comments

Alex and First Showing just posted this artwork for Paul Haggis’ Next Three Days. Looks interesting. In other poster news, the Secretariat poster hit a few days ago. Despite the fact that it’s not net-film-blogger friendly, I am excited to see the film.

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Off To Telluride

| September 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out of these three festivals can immediately bring an unknown... (Read More)

Michael Douglas talks about cancer & Wall Street 2

| September 1, 2010 | 26 Comments

The headline is frank and pragmatic because Michael Douglas is too. Last night’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman focused on the movie that’s opening later this month. But that sequel will have to be something very special indeed to trump the other outstanding performance Douglas delivered... (Read More)

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Natalie Portman Comes on Strong

| September 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

The reviews for Black Swan have me wondering whether or not Natalie Portman can become the leading Best Actress contender. Aronofsky’s leads dip to the dark side, as in the case with Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – but Portman is already such a squeaky clean and... (Read More)

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Black Swan wows critics at Venice premiere

| September 1, 2010 | 41 Comments

Black Swan had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last night, and many critics are leaping around in grand jet√©s of praise: Todd McCarthy, Indiewire: As a sensory experience for the eyes and ears, ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù provides bountiful stimulation. Aronofsky and cinematographer Matthew Libatique choreograph the camera... (Read More)

Rank the Top Contenders for Best Picture

| August 31, 2010 | 75 Comments

Awards Daily readers cast 12,000 votes on last week’s poll — and some of the titles we included received fewer than 20 votes. The results serve as fast and sloppy way to separate the wheat from chaff. Even though we’re flying blind on 45 unseen movies, perception matters and... (Read More)