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September 5, 2007

RTIndie: Early Fest Reviews For Into the Wild, The Darjeeling Limited, and Margot at the Wedding

This week at RTIndie, we check out the early buzz from Telluride and Venice, where some of the fall's most anticipated indies have premiered. And our DVD Pick of the Week is a doc that takes a closer look at the Lost Boys of Sudan. More…

August 23, 2007

Squid and the Whale Star Signs on for Greg Mottola's Superbad Follow-Up

It's been sort of lost in all the hoopla surrounding Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera, but one of the nicest stories to come out of the hit comedy Superbad is the return of its director, Greg Mottola, who took the job after a ten-year layoff from film. Now that Superbad is a success, it's opening more doors for its principals -- including Mottola, whose next project has just been announced. More…

July 18, 2007

Ron Howard Signs On to Direct The Emperor's Children

We know he's already got adaptations like "Frost/Nixon" and "Angels & Demons" on the way, but what's another directorial assignment for the always-busy Ron Howard? More…

October 5, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: "Departed" Arrives with a Bang

Movie studios are offering something for every age group over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Mature adults will go undercover with Martin Scorsese's cop thriller "The Departed," twentysomethings looking for a scare get the horror prequel "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," while teenagers have a chance to laugh with the new comedy "Employee of the Month." More…

March 8, 2006

Kidman & Black Sign On for Baumbach's Next Movie

Noah Baumbach, writer/director of the critically admired "The Squid and the Whale," is gearing up to begin production on his next film, which is currently without a title but boasts a solid cast. Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh join Baumbach on April 2nd to begin production on the presently nameless tale. More…

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... More…

January 16, 2006

OFCS Announces Its '05 Winners

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) cast their ballots over the holiday weekend in an effort to pick the group's favorite flicks from 2005, and I think we did a pretty solid job, all things considered. More…

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. More…

January 5, 2006

Writers' & Producers' Guilds Deliver Their '05 Noms

As usual we rely on Movie City News to bring us the "best of 2005" picks from the critics, and now come the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). More…

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. More…

December 22, 2005

Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites

It's tough to keep up with all the critics' awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic's groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario. More…

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. More…

December 13, 2005

Golden Globes In: Gay Cowboys on Top Again

Adding to the awards frenzy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chimed in with their nominations for the 2006 Golden Globes. Who's winning this rodeo roundup of accolades? Take a guess: it's not a gay cowboy movie?it's a love story! More…

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. More…

December 8, 2005

Jeff Daniels Does "Lookout" Duty for Disney

Well-admired character actor Jeff Daniels will star in a thriller entitled "The Lookout" for Disney and Spyglass, a project that will mark the directorial debut of an excellent screenwriter named Scott Frank. More…

September 27, 2005

In Other News...Wedding Bells, Part II: Jennifer Jason Leigh & Noah Baumbach

They've kept it under wraps for weeks now, but another Hollywood pair has announced news of their nuptials. "Single White Female" star Jennifer Jason Leigh is single no more after marrying "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" co-scripter, writer-director Noah Baumbach, earlier this month in Los Angeles. More…

February 9, 2005

"The Squid and the Whale" Swim Toward Distributors

The Sundance hit "The Squid and the Whale" has been purchased by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline, was directed and written by Noah Baumbach, who took home the best director prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting award from Sundance. More…

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. More…