All posts tagged "Chicago"

  • Article
    Six Spot #11: Best Picture 2002

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s Very Special Edition of the...

  • Blu-Ray/DVD
    ‘Chicago: Diamond Edition’ Newly Remastered for Blu-ray Combo Pack And Digital HD Arrives February 11

    Press Release: Over a decade since winning six Academy Awards® including Best Picture (2002),Chicago is set to razzle dazzle...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer for the Documentary ‘Spinning Plates’

    SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what...

  • News
    Oscars® to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade

    Well this is some interesting news. AMPAS has decided to honor three movie musicals from the past decade – Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), and Les Misérables (2012) – during the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The details aren’t too clear yet, but it might be fun to see the casts of each film reunite on stage...

  • Editor
    Les Miserables (****)

    In what seems like an eternity, Tom Hooper’s long-awaited Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway has finally been screened and finished.  Director Hooper came out to introduce his film at the Alice Tully Theater at Lincoln Center on Friday, November 23, 2012 and explained that he had just...

  • Editor
    Oscar Question of the Day – The Movie Musical

    With Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables about to seen by the first set of eyes this coming Friday, many pundits predict this could be the first musical nominated for Best Picture since Rob Marshall’s Chicago (2002). The question I pose to our readership today is which movie musical would you have nominated for...

  • Article
    Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

    When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for...

  • Article
    7 Films Oscar Shouldn’t Have Been Scared Of

    Last year I made a sad observation for the comedy genre that often gets overlooked time and time again.  As Halloween is canceled on the East Coast due to the storm, I realized the Horror genre gets the finger more often than its comedic counterpart.  How many horror films would you throw...

  • News
    “Stand Up Guys” with Pacino, Walken, and Arkin Get Qualifying Oscar Run

    Another potential Oscar player added to the books ladies and gentleman.  Stand Up Guys starring Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are getting an Oscar qualifying run in December as the film is set to open wide January 11.  The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by...

  • News
    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce the 85th Annual Academy Awards!

    For months, rumors swirled about who would produce the Oscars, and today the Academy has finally found their men. The Academy has tapped Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, themselves Oscar winners for Chicago, to produce the 85th annual Academy Awards. This is a pretty good get for the Academy considering that the...

  • Article
    Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” – Ten Years Later

    Has an entire decade passed since Martin Scorsese’s massive and flawed, and massively flawed Gangs of New York (2002) thundered onto screens for the first time? It seems like yesterday that I was reading the film’s release date being delayed a full year in light of 9/11, which also permitted Scorsese to...

  • Article
    Getting Pumped for Les Misérables

    No secret among readers, the musical is not my choice of genre. In fact I daresay I can name six musicals that I consider to be great films, and they would be the energetic Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the dark and foreboding Cabaret (1972), the rock opera Tommy (1975), the mesmerizing...

  • Community
    2002 ACCA & Davis Award Winners!

    2002 ACCA Winners Best Picture – Chicago Runner Up – Adaptation Best Director – (TIE) Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers & Roman Polanski for The Pianist Runner Up – Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs...

  • Community
    ACCA 2002 Final Voting Open!

    It’s that time!  The Awards Circuit Community Awards must now choose their favorite films and performances from 2002.  In case you missed it, Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” led the way with twelve nominations each.  Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours” garnered nine nominations while...