Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, FOCUS, Disney, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Musicals, Period, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Thrillers, Awards
Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.
In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)
Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:
- Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
- Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
- Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
- Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
- 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
Read More | Golden Globes
ET Online provides the first look at the trailer for Brothers, a love-triangle drama starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The film, a remake of 2004’s Brødre, chronicles the story of Grace Cahill’s (Portman) developing relationship with her brother-in-law Tommy Cahill (Gyllenhaal) after her husband (Maguire) is believed to be dead. Sure enough, her husband makes a miraculous return to her, only to be suspicious of the relationship she has with his brother.
Read More | Entertainment Tonight
The official trailer for Where the Wild Things Are debuted this morning on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and immediately caused many to start frothing at the mouth due to it’s high level of awesome. We must say, after watching it a few times, this has got to be one of the most beautiful movie trailers we’ve seen in, well, ever. For those unfamiliar, Where the Wild Things Are is an adaptation of a children’s story written by Maurice Sendek about a disobedient boy named Max who gets sent to bed without supper (or, dinner, as we call it.) He then creates an imaginary forest world that is inhabited by wild creatures who crown him as their ruler.
The movie hits theaters on October 16th, 2009.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: DreamWorks, Disney, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Adaptation, Animation, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Independent, Musicals, Period, Political, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Awards, Lists
Although a looming SAG strike may threaten next year’s Academy Awards, the Golden Globes ceremony should finally go on as planned. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air on Sunday, January 11th, just 11 days before the Oscar nominations are announced.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:
- Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button both led the field with five nominations each.
- Despite being chosen Best Film by the New York Film Critics, Sean Penn was the only nod Milk received by the HFPA.
- Meryl Streep earned two nominations for her work in Doubt and Mamma Mia.
- Kate Winslet is also up for two awards. Her films - Revolutionary Road and The Reader - are also up for Best Picture.
- Heath Ledger did get a posthumous nomination as expected.
- Although he was recently recognized for his acting work in Gran Torino, director Clint Eastwood (Changeling) was only acknowledged for his musical achievements.
(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
Read More | Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Since Warner Bros. has chosen to delay the next Harry Potter premiere, this international preview gives a whole new definition to the word “tease.”
If you can’t wait until next year, just keep flipping back and forth between the first and second trailer and pretend you have a whole movie.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theater on July 17, 2009.
Read More | Trailer Addict
It was probably one of the most buzzed about reunions since Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were brought back together again. Now it looks like we might have to wait another 8 years to see it happen.
Back in September, it was announced that Brad Pitt and Edward Norton would join forces for the political drama, State of Play. The two, last seen together in 1999’s Fight Club, were next set to spar in the political arena. Pitt was cast as former campaign manager-turned-reporter while Edward was scheduled to play a congressman whose research assistant is murdered. I use the word ‘was’ because Play’s two core stars have since dropped out.
Unhappy with the final script, Pitt eventually backed out of the film. Although Russell Crowe had agreed to step in, his late arrival pushed the starting date from November to January. This change unfortunately posed a scheduling conflict for Norton, who was then forced to exit as well. It is now hoped that Ben Affleck will slide in his place. (I for some reason doubt the Crowe/Affleck chemistry could even come close to the original pairing’s.)
Read More | Variety
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Adaptation, Animation, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Independent, Music, Musicals, Period, Political, Romance, Comedy, Thrillers, Awards, Lists
Assuming the ongoing writers’ strike doesn’t put a wrench into everyone’s plans, the 65th Annual Golden Globes ceremony is scheduled to air on Sunday, Jan. 13th. (The NBC telecast will come just 9 days prior to the Academy Award nominations.)
Here are the most notable omissions/additions in this year’s list of film honorees:
- Atonement led the nominations with seven; Charlie Wilson’s War came in second with five.
- Musicals (Sweeney Todd, Across the Universe, Hairspray) dominated the Comedy/Musical category.
- Cate Blanchett received two acting nominations (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, I’m Not There).
- Philip Seymour Hoffman was also a double-nominee (The Savages, Charlie Wilson’s War)
- Hoffman’s Savages co-star, Laura Linney, was not nominated for her performance.
- The Kite Runner was nominated in the Foreign Film category.
- Javier Bardem was the only actor nominated from No Country for Old Men.
- Into the Wild was left out of all major categories.
(Click below for the full list of film nominees; click here for the TV nominations.)
Read More | Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Fox Searchlight, New Line, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Independent, Music, Period, Romance, Comedy, Sports, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases
Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:
- The Golden Compass (PG-13): starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue (directed by Chris Weitz)
- Atonement* (R): starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saorise Ronan (directed by Joe Wright)
- Billy the Kid* (NR): (directed by Jennifer Venditti)
- Dirty Laundry* (PG-13): starring Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Jenifer Lewis (directed by Maurice Jamal)
- Grace is Gone* (PG-13): starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Zach Grey (directed by James C. Strouse)
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Fox Searchlight, Weinstein Company, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Independent, Mystery, Period, Political, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases
- Awake (R): starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard (directed by Joby Harold)
- Badland* (R): starring Jamie Draven, Linda St. George, Linda Naney (directed by Francesco Lucente)
- Chronicles of an Escape* (R): starring Rodrigo De La Serna, Pablo Echarri (directed by Adrian Israel Caetano)
- Divine Intervention* (R): starring Wesley Jonathan, Jazsmin Lewis, James Avery (directed by Van Elder)
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly* (PG-13): starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner (directed by Julian Schnabel)
- Oswald’s Ghost* (NR): (directed by Robert Stone)
- Protagonist* (R): starring Hans-Joachim Klein, Mark Pierpont, Joe Loya (directed by Jessica Yu)
- The Sasquatch Gang* (NR): starring Jon Gries, Jeremy Sumpter, Justin Long (directed by Tim Skousen)
- The Savages* (R): starring Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco (directed by Tamara Jenkins)
- Sex and Breakfast* (R): starring Macaulay Culkin, Alexis Dziena, Eliza Dushku (directed by Miles Brandman)
- Teeth* (R): starring John Hensley, Jess Weixler, Hale Appleman (directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein)
*limited and/or gradual release
From the first time I saw the trailer, I had a bad feeling about the dramatic, music-themed August Rush, which doesn’t seem to have a strong cast or even a believable storyline. Early reviews are in, and so far the criticism isn’t good.
Freddie Highmore plays a young boy with innate musical talent, who embarks upon a quest to find his parents. That, in a nutshell, is the plot. There is one scene were the young boy stands in a field and hears music on the breeze, which inspires him to head to the big city of New York to find his mom and dad (because that’s a highly likely thing for a boy under fifteen to do). His parents are played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (you know, Henry VIII), and Keri Russell (I know, who?), both musicians themselves, who meet and conceive a baby. The mother’s father has the resulting baby (Highmore) given up for adoption, telling his daughter the baby died. But don’t let this soap operatic plot be the thing that deters you – be deterred by over-the-top acting instead.
Read More | MSNBC
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