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Gold Derby Buzzmeter Takes Flight

| November 25, 2009 | 25 Comments

Tom O’Neil and Patrick Day over that The Envelope’s Buzzmeter have assembled a large group of folks, including Pete Travers and Michael Musto (I hope that Musto and O’Neil do some Oscar videos this year – they were funny and insightful together). He says that they’ll be updating them... (Read More)

The Princess and the Frog

| November 25, 2009 | 18 Comments

I was invited by the kindly folks at Disney to catch The Princess and the Frog at Disney studios for their new movie and event. If you’ve never been to one of these, they generally have them at the El Capitan in Hollywood, charge a pretty penny for your... (Read More)

Predict the National Board of Review

| November 24, 2009 | 60 Comments

It’s all happening! The awards season is finally off. Next week, the National Board of Review will announce their winners and the films that they name will have an automatic head start. Does that mean they’ll be a close match with Oscar? Probably not. With five Best Pic contenders... (Read More)

The Secret in Her, His, Their Eyes

| November 24, 2009 | 30 Comments

by John Villeneuve During the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s Argentina endured a multitude of military coups d‚Äô√©tat (minus the short Per√≥n period that lasted a few months in 1973-1974). Under the stronghold of the military junta, corruption was rife, no more so than in the judiciary, where loyalty to... (Read More)

The Last Station, trailer

| November 24, 2009 | 25 Comments

What would awards season be without a lavish historical European period piece populated with legendary thespians? A lot less literate, that’s what. Would anybody complain if Helen Mirren had two Oscars? (embed courtesy of First Showing)

The Lovely Bones, first UK reviews

| November 24, 2009 | 62 Comments

Peter Jackson’s stylish adaptation of The Lovely Bones had its gala premiere last night, as a Royal Film Performance the Odeon Leicester Square, London. The first reputable reviews come from UK critics: TOTAL FILM: Sensitively cast – Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as Susie‚Äôs parents, Susan Sarandon as vulgar... (Read More)

Chicka Bow Chicka Bow Wow – Hangover

| November 24, 2009 | 46 Comments

Saw this ad today. They’re going for it! Golden Globes Comedy/Musical choices: It’s Complicated Julie & Julia The Hangover Nine 500 Days of Summer In the Loop I must also add in, thanks to the commenters, A Serious Man (how could I forget), and The Informant! I also wondered... (Read More)