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‘The Hurt Locker’ Wins PGA Award

The Producers Guild of America has given The Hurt Locker more momentum towards a Best Picture win at this year’s Oscars. The guild has awarded their top prize to Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war film, increasing its momentum after it won the Critics Choice Award last weekend and wracked up a massive amount of precursors. This […]

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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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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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TRACKING THE OSCARS: Best Animated Feature

For only the second time in the categories 9 year history we anticipate that there will be five nominees for this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar. There couldn’t be a better year for this to be the case with a veritable clustercuss of excellent animated films in contention for the big prize. In past years, […]

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2009 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Films

Creating an annual top ten list is really a high pressure endeavor. Many of the films listed below I have only seen once and although they made a great initial impression on me, it’s hard to know if they have lasting power. Usually I re-assess my top ten list in June/July of the following year […]

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Detroit Goes for ‘Up’, Utah Prefers ‘Up in the Air’

Detroit Film Critics are listed below. Utah after the jump. Detroit Film Critics Awards 2009 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 […]

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San Diego Film Critics Association Awards 2009

It’s more love for Inglourious Basterds from the San Diego Film Critics Association (SDFCA). Quentin Tarantino’s dominated their awards taking Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Ensemble, and even Production Design. They also give Up a stronger lead in the Best Animated Film precursor race, after it lost some ground to the recent surge of […]

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Of the Day – 12.15.09

Read of the Day: The top 25 documentaries of the decade. It’s a fantastic list that makes me want to re-watch all of them (or see a few for the first time). [The Playlist] News of the Day: The film adaptation of the dynamic Broadway musical In the Heights was announced a while ago and […]

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Of the Day – 11.30.09 – ‘Nine’ vs ‘8 1/2’ Ladies, Greengrass Out of ‘Bourne 4’, ‘Basterds’ and ‘Up’ Big Oscar Bucks

Read of the Day: Lou Harry directly compares the women of Nine to the women in the same roles in 8 1/2. Advantage? Honestly, I’d have to say Nine. [Variety] News of the Day: Paul Greengrass has dropped out of the fourth Bourne film. The film already is not based on one of Robert Ludlum’s […]

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NEW ON DVD: November 10, 2009

DVD/Blu-Ray Picks of the Week for November 10, 2009 BUY Up (2009) Directed By: Pete Docter This fantastic animated film from director Pete Docter and the team at Pixar has captured the hearts of adults and children everywhere. The film is incredibly simplistic in its storytelling, which makes it all the more fantastic. The jury […]

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Of the Day – Episode 12 – 11.09.09

Read of the Day: New York Magazine has an interview with one of this year’s best directors – Pete Docter, who brought us Up. [Culture Vulture] News of the Day: The team who made the movie Seven is re-teaming to adapt The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. David Fincher is back in the directors seat, no […]

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2009: A Good Year

It’s getting to be that time of year when movie-goers and critics alike are looking back to form solid opinions on the year so far. There is still a long way to go in 2009. The Awards season has just barely begun and there are a plethora of films that have yet to be seen […]

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