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‘Dear John’ Ends the ‘Avatar’ Streak

At the beginning of last week when I posted the poll about which film would finally topple Avatar at the Box Office, the Channing Tatum/Amanda Seyfried romantic drama Dear John wasn’t even on my radar. I didn’t think the stars were big enough or the film was marketed enough to make a big splash. However, […]

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‘Avatar’ Reigns for the 7th Week in a Row

James Cameron’s Avatar became the highest worldwide grossing film of all-time earlier this week and it further distances itself from the pack with a $30 million haul this weekend. This brings its total worldwide gross to $2.04 billion, the first film ever to break $2 billion. Avatar is now just shy of Titanic‘s $600 million+ […]

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BAFTA Shows Love for ‘An Education’

Unsurprisingly, the British Academy Film Awards have shown a lot of love to some of their countrymen. An Education, which is directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, but produced in England, lead the 2010 BAFTA nominations, which were announced early this morning. An Education received 7 nominations including for its previous Awards hopefuls Carey Mulligan […]

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TRACKING THE OSCARS: Sounding Off on the Nominees

One of my observations from the weekend’s Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations is that Nine no longer stands a chance in many of the major Oscar categories, but what about the tech categories? Musicals have long been an Academy favorite for their cinematography and art direction. However, one category has been unfairly skewed in […]

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Shocking: ‘Avatar’ Leads VES Nominations

There are a lot of Oscar categories that seem to be set in stone at this point, but none more so than Avatar‘s Best Visual Effects win. The technical achievement in Avatar is the reason that they have a Visual Effects category and if it manages to lose somehow, it will be a downright travesty. […]

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Golden Globe Award Winners 2010

OVERALL PREDICTIONS: 8 for 14. BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA) Prediction: Avatar Winner: Avatar BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA) Prediction: Carey Mulligan – An Education Winner: Sanrda Bullock – The Blind Side BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA) Prediction: George Clooney – Up in the Air Winner: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart BEST […]

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Golden Globe Predictions 2010

Several hours from now the stars will be seated for one of the biggest Awards ceremonies of the night and Ricky Gervais will be ready to insult them. I’m really hoping that Gervais pulls no punches tonight and remains as hilarious as he’s been in his brief Awards show appearances of the past. The Globes […]

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10 Observations from the 2010 Critics Choice Awards

Time for one last post about the Critics Choice Awards. I’ve divided my observations in “yays” – things I approve of, “boos” – things I dislike, and “considers” – things to consider about the awards race going forward. 1) YAY – Michael Giacchino wins Best Score. It wasn’t presented during the broadcast, but brilliant composer […]

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Writers Guild Awards Nominate What’s Left

After eliminating films like Inglourious Basterds, Up, and In the Loop from competition, the Writers Guild of America makes some unusual nominations from what is left. Most of the films that received nominations will probably not go on to receive Oscar nominations in one of the years that will have some of the least crossovers […]

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‘Avatar’ Continues to Smash Box Office Competition

Earning $48.5 million this weekend, James Cameron’s Avatar has now surpassed Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to become the highest grossing 2009 release. It has also smashed the record for highest grossing 4th weekend of all-time, almost doubling the numbers of Titanic. The film has also positioned itself at the 7th highest grossing […]

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Art Directors Guild Announces 2010 Nominees

When it comes to predicting the Oscars for Art Direction, the Art Directors Guild is of little help. They break down their awards into three categories, five nominations each, based on the type of film. This makes it quite difficult to find a crossover between an Art Directors Guild nomination and an Oscar nomination. Traditionally, […]

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