Writers Guild Awards Timeline

Writers Guild Awards Timeline

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2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.


Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as Centerpiece at the New York Film Festival

Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as Centerpiece at the New York Film Festival

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Indiewire reports that Julie Taymor’s The Tempest will have its North American premier (after playing the Venice Film Fest) at the New York Film Festival in October. Helen Mirren stars as the female ‚ÄòProspera‚Äô in Taymor‚Äôs ‚ÄúTempest,‚Äù a twist on the key role of the play. Her co-stars in the film are Russell Brand, Reeve Carney, Tom Conti, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn…


127 Hours, Black Swan Get Release Dates

127 Hours, Black Swan Get Release Dates

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Two Fox Searchlight pics just got release dates. 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s story of a mountain climber’s survival after a fallen boulder trapped him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Five days of hell, basically, but proof that some can do what’s necessary to survive. James Franco stars. Boyle directs, and co-wrote the adaptation with Simon Beaufoy. Meanwhile, Black Swan will get a December 1 release date. Black Swan is…


The New Social Network Trailer

The New Social Network Trailer

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Oscar Watch: The Actors

Oscar Watch: The Actors

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We did the ladies, now it’s time to focus on the men. With Get Low opening today with decent enough reviews — we have to look at the Best Actor race, and whether a vet like Robert Duvall, who gives a well reviewed performance, can make it for the long haul. Unlike the Best Actress race, the Best Actor race is still buried in the haze of expectations and unknowns….


Take the Pledge – Waiting for Superman Raises Money for Public Schools

Take the Pledge – Waiting for Superman Raises Money for Public Schools

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One thing we can be thankful for, whether the general population is paying attention or not, is that we here in America have activist documentaries that not only bring awareness to complex issues but also help to promote change. ¬†One such film is Waiting for Superman, which takes a close look at our failing public school system. ¬†It’s a controversial issue, of course, and teachers find themselves increasingly difficult working…


Machete Opens as Midnight Film, and Selections for the Venice Film Fest

Machete Opens as Midnight Film, and Selections for the Venice Film Fest

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Robert Rodriguez’ Machete will open the 67th Annual Biennale as the midnight showing. ¬†Apparently, Black Swan is the official opening film.¬†¬†That should make for some pretty eye candy on the Lido. Here are the other selections. From an Oscar eye’s view, Black Swan and Somewhere appear to be the big gets. Black Swan Darren Aronofsky Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder La Pecora Nera Ascanio Celetini…


The Intervention of Mel Gibson (NSFW)

The Intervention of Mel Gibson (NSFW)

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The Beaver gets a PG rating. Mel’s ranting does not. The Intervention of Mel Gibson from Mondock Entertainment on Vimeo.


Best Actress: The Heat is On

Best Actress: The Heat is On

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So far, the field is already half-filled with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence. But out of Cannes, came three great performances. I saw two of them, Michelle Williams and Lesley Manville. I missed Naomi Watts in Fair Game, but word has it she won’t BE IGNORED, Dan. And then Tilda Swinton received her usual acclaim for I Am Love, which puts her in the running. But there are…


Made in Dagenham to Preem at TIFF

Made in Dagenham to Preem at TIFF

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Sally Hawkins will have a good year in 2010, appearing in several films, including Made in Dagenham, which will have its World Premier at the Toronto Film Fest, courtesy of Sony Pics. ¬†I will take this opportunity to reveal a sigh of relief that movies like this are still being made. Despite its awkward title (I’m assuming there is a point to it), this one goes right to the top…

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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: