June 9, 2008
L.A. Times Celebrates Directors' Feuds
The recent feud that culminated with Clint Eastwood telling Spike Lee that he should "shut his face" was just the latest in a long, proud line of directorial dustups -- and the Los Angeles Times has compiled a list of some of the best.
July 20, 2007
Catalina Sandina Morena Joins Soderbergh's Che Films
Did you know that Steven Soderbergh was making a movie about Che Guevara? Starring Benicio Del Toro in the title role? Yeah, me too. But somehow I missed the news that he was making TWO films about the historical figure.
February 22, 2007
Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside!
There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions.
January 30, 2007
SAG Award Winners Revealed, Oscar Predicting Hits Full Steam
Known as a big predictor of what'll go down Oscar night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony took place last Sunday to a rapturous Hollywood crowd without a hitch (or surprises or upsets). Check out the full winners list below, along with analysis on how the SAG results affect the Oscar nominees' chances.
January 29, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Epic Movie" Conquers Box Office
Proving that there's always money in spoof comedies, Fox's "Epic Movie" shot straight to number one over the weekend in its debut frame beating out three other new releases plus a handful of expanding Academy Award contenders. In fact, the immature laugher outgrossed all five Oscar nominees for best picture combined.
November 28, 2006
Globes and Oscars Speak Different (Foreign) Languages
OK, this is all a little confusing, but I think I got the gist of it: Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" and Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima" WILL be eligible for "best foreign language film" at the Golden Globes -- but NOT at the Oscars, because they're technically considered "American" movies. American movies in which nothing but "foreign" languages are spoken.