May 16, 2006
"Underdog" Woos the "Junebug" Gal
Amy Adams, the doe-eyed doll who dazzled literally everyone with her "Junebug" performance, has signed on to play the female lead in Universal's live-action "Underdog" adaptation, in which she'll co-star with Peter Dinklage and the voice of Jason Lee.
May 3, 2006
Ebertfest 2006: Festival Ends "Bad"-ly
Saturday at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival -- the last full day of screenings -- was a day that challenged the audience's sense of ethics and empathy.
March 6, 2006
Indie Spirit Awards Distributed
Lost in the shadow of the weekend's Oscar coverage was the annual Independent Spirit Awards presentation, which is where you'll find ... a lot of accolades similar to the Academy Award winners.
January 31, 2006
2005 Oscar Nominations Are In!
Like most pathetic movie geeks, I was up at the crack of dawn (ok, 8:30am eastern time) to see how my nomination prediction ballot would measure up. (I was perfect on all 20 acting nods and all 10 screenwriting nods, but I erroneously predicted that "Walk the Line" would get nominated over "Capote" for Best Picture, and I picked Croneberg for director over Benett Miller.) Anyhow, here are the nominations for us to rant and rave about for the next five weeks...
January 13, 2006
Ohio Film Critics Offer Up Their Year-End Picks
The film critics of Central Ohio have chimed in with their own year-end picks, and they came up with quite a few solid surprises, actually. How about "A History of Violence" as best film of the year?
January 10, 2006
Broadcast Film Critics Dole Out Their Awards on National TV
The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual awards presentation live on The WB network, with plenty of mildly corny jokes, appreciative acceptance speeches, accolades galore, and even a few cool surprises. (Oh, and their favorite film overall was "Brokeback Mountain.")
January 10, 2006
Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations
The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.
January 6, 2006
DGA & SAG Chime in with Their Nominations
Yesterday we got the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild, so simple logic dictates that today should bring news from the directors (DGA) and the actors (SAG). As always we thank Movie City News for divulging every single nomination on the planet.
January 4, 2006
Ebert & Roeper Share Their Favorites from '05
TV's biggest and most (relatively) beloved movie critics, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, have announced their top ten lists for 2005, and you can either listen to the banter on their official site, or you can hang out here and just read 'em. Our way is quicker.
January 3, 2006
Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations
Thanks to Movie City News for sharing the scoop on the Windy City critics and their favorite flicks of 2005.The Chicago film journalists will announce their year-end winners on January, 2006.
December 21, 2005
Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks
The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll.
December 20, 2005
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards
December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll.
December 14, 2005
San Fran Crix Make Their Year-End Picks
SAN FRANCISCO -- The love story "Brokeback Mountain" won three major awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the group announced Monday.
December 13, 2005
Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks
If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.
December 12, 2005
BFCA Nominees Announced; "Brokeback" Leads Pack
The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its Critics Choice Awards, and "Brokeback Mountain," Ang Lee's revisionist western, leads the pack with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams).
October 5, 2005
Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #3: The Best of the Limited Releases
In the hot summer months, everyone's looking for a way to cool down. This summer, movie audiences decided one of the best places to beat the heat was in the barren, 47-degrees-below-zero but otherwise splendid climate of Antarctica. The runaway (or waddle-away, as the case may be) limited release success of the summer, "March of the Penguins," melted the critics' hearts as well, notching a big 94 percent on the Tomatometer.
February 11, 2005
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires "Junebug"
Phil Morrison's "Junebug" has been acquired for release domestically by Sony Pictures Classics, Variety reports. "Junebug" premiered in the Sundance Film Festival with its star Amy Adams winning the American Dramatic Special Prize. Sony is planning to release the movie sometime in August.
January 31, 2005
"Forty Shades of Blue" Takes Top Award at Sundance
Ira Sachs' "Forty Shades of Blue" took the grad prize for drama at Sundance, the New York Daily News reports. "Hustle & Flow," directed by Craig Brewer, won the audience prize; "Why We Fight," directed by Eugene Jarecki, received the documentary award. Amy Adams, who stars in "Junebug," and Lou Pucci, starring in "Thumbsucker," received special jury prizes for acting.