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Talk about your beasts of the Southern wild! In director Lee Daniels' jacked-up bayou melodrama "The Paperboy," taken from the comparatively sane 1995 potboiler by Pete Dexter, a screen full of charismatic actors do their damnedest not to turn into a...
24 FramesOscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious") is helping to give filmmakers a rare opportunity to turn his words into a short movie through a contest announced Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Participants must submit their...
Gold Derby nuggets: 'Shutter Island' goes for kudos | 'Glee,' 'Modern Family' win Humanitas | Update on Oscar race for docusGold Derbyâ¢ Don't make the mistake of thinking "Shutter Island" is shut out of this Oscar race just because it's no longer in movie theaters. Paramount sent out invites this week to academy and guild members to attend screenings in six areas: Los Angeles, San...
Ministry of GossipOne thing you can say about Lee Daniels -- he never forgets the people who helped him get to where he is today, as he demonstrated this week at the Vision Awards gala in Beverly Hills, where he was one of the honorees. The director/producer of "Precious:...
Gold DerbyNow that Oscarologists have seen James Cameron's "Avatar" â the last major kudos contender of derby season â how do they size up the race for best picture? Here are the latest predix of these leading pundits: Edward Douglas (Comingsoon.net),...
Gold DerbyGold Derby continues to recruit the latest best pix predix from reigning Oscarologists. Following up on our first two batches (here and here), check out the views of Lane Brown (Vulture, New York magazine), Paul Gaita (The Circuit, The Envelope), Dave...
Gold Derby nuggets: 'Precious' tops with African American critics | Tony No. 6 for Angela Lansbury? | 'The Climb' could top UK chartGold Derbyâ¢ Scott Gaita reports that "Precious" was named best film of the year by the African-American Film Critics Assn. The film also won best director for Lee Daniels, supporting actress for MoâNique and screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher (tying with Ron...
Gold DerbyMembers of the New York Film Critics Circle are responding on the record to news that Mo'Nique will not attend their awards ceremony on Jan. 11 to accept her supporting-actress prize for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." On Friday, one...
Pop & HissWe take a look at some of the year's most prominent soundtracks and scores. "Avatar" James Cameron's "Avatar" succeeds in introducing filmgoers to a new world; James Horner's score follows the filmmaker's lead. It's mood-setting music, at times full of......
Gold DerbyNow that I've outted some Oscar pundits cited below for not taking "Inglourious Basterds" seriously early this derby season, a few are scrambling to insist that no, no, no -- they always thought it might be nominated. Really! They just didn't think it...
Gold Derby"The Hurt Locker" swept the awards bestowed today by the National Society of Film Critics during its voting conclave held at Sardi's restaurant in New York. The Iraqi war drama won best picture, director (Kathryn Bigelow) and actor (Jeremy Renner as a...
Our own experts -- the forum moderators -- predict Golden Globe winners: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep & Robert Downey Jr.Gold DerbyUnlike the 19 pro pundits who weighed in with Golden Globe predictions, 7 of our forum moderators think that the main competition for "Up in the Air" as best drama picture is "Inglourious Basterds" rather than "Avatar." While the pros were almost evenly...
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