Writers Guild of America Disqualifies Several Films for their Awards!

Via Kris Tapley over at HitFix/In Contention, he took a look at the ballot for the Writers Guild of America upcoming awards and took note of several omissions that include Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Michael Haneke’s Amour.  He counted fifteen in total. Tarantino […]

The Sound of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Say what you will about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (I happened to have enjoyed it a lot), but there is no denying the excellent work delivered from the craft side of the film, perhaps most notably, the sound. As the good people of Sound Works Collection always do, they have put together a detailed […]

7 Features Advance in Race for Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar®

The Bakeoff Nominees continue.  Seven films will become the three Makeup nominees at the Oscars this year.  Check out the full press release down below: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy […]

Promised Land (***)

Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land was announced as a late entry earlier in the season.  The film screened for critics and guilds and the word has been mute thus far.  Many have just dismissed it as an unfocused, political statement film with no real message to convey.  I’m here to state that those statements are in […]

Spotlight on Scores: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’

The fantasy epic. Full of beautiful vistas, big sequences involving CGI, and usually a large than life score to emphasize how grand the proceedings are. Today’s Spotlight on Scores will focus on two adapted epics, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Cloud Atlas. If this is your first time reading this series, I’ve tried grouping […]