Academy unveils 84 Olly Moss posters celebrating Best Picture winners

We are ramping up to the Oscars and the Academy has released some new poster art to celebrate the occasion. Olly Moss, the talented designer, was commissioned to create a poster inspired by past Best Picture winners and came up with the wonderful creation you see on the right. The poster was made in conjunctions […]

First Poster and Clip From Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’

Noah Baumbach’s newest film, Frances Ha, debuted last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is described as a comedy about growing up, and stars Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote the film). Frances Ha has a May 17th release date, but you can read Clayton’s review here in the meantime from the New York Film Festival.  After the jump, have a […]

‘Chicago’ Cast To Appear At Oscars – But Not As You Might Have Hoped

The last musical to win the Best Picture Oscar was 2002’s Chicago. AMPAS has announced today that four members of the cast – Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones – will be appearing at the 85th Academy Awards. However, they will not be joining acts like Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, or Adele with […]

Oscar-Winning Director Martin Scorsese is Executive Producer on Luc Besson’s ‘Malavita’

Luc Besson’s (The Professional) newest gangster drama, Malavita (which we spoke about briefly on this week’s Power Hour), will be produced by someone who knows a little something about mob films – Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones headline the cast. Have a look at the press release after the jump.

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 40: BAFTA, Screenplays, and 2014 Contenders!

The Awards Circuit Power Hour generates some lively discussions this week among the staff.  I’m joined by Terence, Joey, and Mark to dive into the Oscar race as well as other various topics: We talk about the BAFTA Awards that took place on Sunday where Argo reigned supreme.  How many awards will Ben Affleck’s film […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

And the Nominees are: Adam and Dog (Director Minkyu Lee) Fresh Guacamole (Director Adam Pesapane) Head Over Heels (Director Timothy Reckart) Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ (Director David Silverman) Paperman (Director John Kahrs) While the Animated Feature films each year often get the most attention, some years actually feature the best animation being done […]

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award goes to Roger Deakins

Just when it was looking like Claudio Miranda’s to lose, Roger Deakins has won the ASC awards for his camera work on Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.  The group announced the winner last night when Deakins won over competitors Miranda (Life of Pi), Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln), and Danny Cohen (Les Miserables).  Deakins won […]

Snippet Reviews: ‘Lore’ and ‘The Gatekeepers’

Lore (***) – Submitted to the Academy Awards this year for “Best Foreign Language Film,” Australia’s Lore revisits a painful time in history that most would rather sweep under a rug. It’s both a brave and bold task convincing audiences to sympathize with German defenders of the Nazi regime, but writer-director Cate Shortland effortlessly carries […]

Box Office (02.10.13)

In many countries, ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ (Par.) has taken to the top of the charts. Europe favors ‘Django Unchained’ (Wein.) and many of the Oscar nominees flash on the charts. This week, on the domestic charts, zombie romance, ‘Warm Bodies’ (Sum.) takes the lead, followed by the witch hunters and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ […]