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Thanks to Grizzly. Best Picture: The Hurt Locker Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Best Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air Best Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the […]

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Avatar makes two out of three of the lists, The Hurt Locker all three, (thanks to Hisham for sending) A.O. Scott 1) Where the Wild Things Are 2) The Hurt Locker/In the Loop 3) Summer Hours/Of Time and the City 4) Up in the Air/Funny People 5) Bright Star/Medicine for Melancholy 6) Precious/Coraline 7) Avatar/District […]

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Entertainment Weekly critics agree to disagree about several significant movies in their Best of 2009 lists: Lisa Schwarzbaum The Hurt Locker Up Coraline Up in the Air Where the Wild Things Are Fantastic Mr. Fox A Serious Man Big Fan District 9 Everlasting Moments Owen Gleiberman Up in the Air Inglourious Basterds Precious I Love […]

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Interestingly, the Chicago Reader gives Avatar a rave but highlights not its special effects but its story: More than a decade in the making, James Cameron’s 3-D fantasy about a colony of human astronauts hoping to plunder an alien rainforest represents a quantum leap in movie magic; watching it, I began to understand how people […]

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This is their revised list as their voting hadn’t tabulated. LVFCS 2009 Sierra Award Winners Best Picture ‚ÄúThe Hurt Locker‚Äù Best Actor Jeremy Renner, ‚ÄúThe Hurt Locker‚Äù Best Actress Gabourey Sidibe, ‚ÄúPrecious‚Äù Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, ‚ÄúInglorious Basterds‚Äù Best Supporting Actress Monique, ‚ÄúPrecious‚Äù Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, ‚ÄúThe Hurt Locker‚Äù

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Thanks to Fernando. Best Film: “Up” Best Director: Pete Docter, “Up” Best Actor: Colin Firth, “A Single Man” Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious” Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious” Best Ensemble: “The Hangover” Best Breakthrough Performance: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

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2009 Utah Film Critics Association Winners Best Picture Up in the Air (runners-up: The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds) Best Achievement in Directing Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (runner-up: John Hillcoat, The Road) Best Male Lead Performance Viggo Mortensen, The Road (runner-up: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker) Best Female Lead Performance Carey Mulligan, An Education […]

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Avatar pulls that trickiest of hat tricks, earning perfect metascores of 100 from top critics in the nation’s 3 largest cities coast to coast: LA, Chicago, and now Manohla Dargis in New York: …one of the pleasures of the movies is that they transport us, as Neytiri does with Jake, into imaginary realms, into Eden […]

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“She put herself completely in the hands of the director more than any other actress I have worked with,” director John Huston once said of her. “Jennifer took what you gave her and made it distinctly her own.” More.

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Crazy Heart is getting great reviews, though they focus mainly on the strong performance at the center. Kenneth Turan at the LA Times writes: There’s a powerful symmetry at work in “Crazy Heart” that’s impossible to resist. It’s a parallel between protagonist Bad Blake, a country singer whose entire life has led him to a […]

By | | 28 Comments reports that: James Cameron‚Äôs Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation‚Äôs leading movie ticketing destination. The highly-anticipated 3D adventure, opening tonight at midnight, has already sold out hundreds of showtimes across the country, from Buford, Georgia to Roseville, California. Currently, Avatar is outselling Star Trek in advance ticket sales […]

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Nominations are in! Ensemble An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Nine Precious Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Helen Mirren, The Last Station Carey Mulligan, An Education Gabby Sidibe, Precious Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart George Clooney, Up in the Air Colin Firth, A Single Man Morgan […]

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I promise I won’t do these one by one, folks, but some reviews are events onto themselves and Kenneth Turan’s LA Times review is Cameron‚Äôs version, which he‚Äôs renamed ‚Äúperformance capture,‚Äù has been used to take the inhabitants of Pandora, 10-foot tall creatures with yellow cat‚Äôs eyes, long tails and blue translucent skin called the […]

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This review, I think, captures the state of breathlessness Avatar has the potential to leave the viewer with – clearly not all. The New Yorker’s David Denby: James Cameron‚Äôs ‚ÄúAvatar‚Äù is the most beautiful film I‚Äôve seen in years. Amid the hoopla over the new power of 3-D as a narrative form, and the excitement […]

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What and where – Michelle Monaghan and Chris O’Donnell will read the noms: The SAG Award nominations in five film and eight television categories will take place at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 17. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on TNT and webcast live on TNT.TV and TBS.COM. […]

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