Tag: the artist

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Tuesday Releases: 21 Jump Street & Wrath Of The Titans

JUNE 26TH, 2012 A few big releases this week, including a favorite comedy of mine this year, 21 Jump Street. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as an odd couple police partners who are sent back to high school in an undercover unit, the comedy in this film is superior to anything released this year. More of a “bro” comedy than anything, 21 Jump … Read More Tuesday Releases: 21 Jump Street & Wrath Of The Titans

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Tuesday Releases: Contraband

APRIL 24TH, 2012 Better late than never on this week’s new releases: Mark Wahlberg fans rejoice. Two big releases this week, sprinkled along with some semi-big titles as well. Contraband, the “one last heist” film starring Markie Mark and the always impressive Ben Foster captivates with just enough action to keep things interesting. Minus the striking resemble of this story compared to Gone In … Read More Tuesday Releases: Contraband

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2012 Oscars Challenge: 84th Academy Awards Predictions

My official Oscar predictions: Best Picture: The Artist Best Actor in a Leading Role: George Clooney, “The Descendants” Best Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, “The Help” Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoper Plummer, “Beginners” Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, “The Help” Best Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” Best Animated Feature: “Rango” Best Animated Short: “La Luna” Best Art … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: 84th Academy Awards Predictions

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [4] The Artist & 10 Nominations

[42 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[32 DAYS TO OSCARS] Ask any Academy follower and they will tell you that “The Artist” is a huge front-runner in this year’s Oscar race. Trailing only to “Hugo”, “The Artist” bagged 10 nominations and looks to be the film to beat in most categories. Personally, imagining a black-and-white silent film winning Best Picture in the year 2011-2012 sounds … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [4] The Artist & 10 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nominations

Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers “Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers “Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers “The Tree of … Read More Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

In less than two weeks, the Academy Award nominations will be announced, therefore, now is about the time predictions start to surface. Though I have yet to see a lot of the films that are most likely to be nominated, given word-of-mouth, the awards they have already received, and personal preference, I have compiled my predictions. Below the line are my wishful thinking and/or … Read More Oscars Watch: 84th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture The Artist Best Director Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Best Actor Michael Fassbender – Shame Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan – Shame Best Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain – Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter Best Ensemble Carnage Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Documentary Tabloid

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

Best Film of the Year Winner: The Artist Runner-up: The Descendants Other Finalists: Coriolanus, Drive, Hugo, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Muppets, The Skin I Live In, Super 8, The Tree of Life Best Animated Film Winner: Rango Runner-up: Winnie the Pooh Best Foreign Language Film Winner: The Skin I Live In Runner-up: 13 Assassins Best Documentary Winner: Project Nim Runner-up: Into the Abyss … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

BEST PICTURE THE ARTIST BEST DIRECTOR MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist BEST ACTOR MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter MICHAEL FASSBENDER for Shame GARY OLDMAN for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy BEST ACTRESS MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady” BEST ENSEMBLE CAST BRIDESMAIDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ALBERT BROOKS for Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS MELISSA MCCARTHY – Bridesmaids BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Tree of Life, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Artist” Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball” Best Actor: Brad Pitt for “Moneyball,” and “Tree of Life” Best Actress: Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady” Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for “Drive” Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

BEST FILM –
WINNER: THE ARTIST DRIVE HUGO 
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 
THE TREE OF LIFE BEST DIRECTOR –
Winner: Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE 
Martin Scorsese, HUGO Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST 
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS BEST ACTRESS –
Winner: Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards

Best Film The Artist runner-up: The Descendants Best Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) runner-up: Terrence Malick (Tree of Life) Best Actor George Clooney (The Descendants) 
runner-up: Ryan Gosling (Drive) Best Actress Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) runners-up – tied: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks (Drive) runner-up: Alan Rickman (Harry … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards