Some late night quick bits for you featuring a new image from the Prometheus viral campaign, some snazzy looks behind the scenes of Black Swan, rumors Josh Trank may be directing the Spider-Man spin-off Venom and you can watch Todd Phillips' 1998 documentary Frat House.
Yesterday I posted a picture of Jean Reno and Natalie Portman from The Professional, simply because I stumbled across the photo about a week or two ago and felt it fit a slight lull in content. Then a few people began ranking and discussing Portman's other films, which got me to thinking about what my... Read more »
DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED Topsy-Turvy (Criterion Collection) I have not yet had the time to dive into Criterion's Blu-ray release for Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy, a film I only saw for the first time last December when I mentioned it in my What I Watched... Read more »
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out a few hours ago and Black Swan won in all four categories it was nominated in including Best Picture, Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Actress (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique). Winter's Bone earned the most nominations at seven and dominated the supporting categories with wins... Read more »
I am putting together my final Oscar predictions for posting today and one of the categories that will be changing will be Best Costumes and I wouldn't say last night's results from the Costume Designers Guild was the reason for the change, but it certainly helped solidify my decision. I already updated the Oscar Overture... Read more »
Putting the psychological aspect of Black Swan aside for a second, Fox Searchlight debuted the following featurette dedicated to Natalie Portman's preparation for her role.
I mentioned in my weekly DVD/Blu-ray column that one of these days I am going to do a marathon reviewing session of Tyler Perry's films since I haven't seen a single one of them yet. One commenter suggested I work on it now as Perry's next film Madea's Big Happy Family hits theaters on April... Read more »
This is more amusing than anything else, but I got a kick out of it. I'm not exactly sure what inspired the folks at The Shiznit to just go after Best Picture nominees (and a couple extra for good measure), but I'd say their approach to most of these are rather spot on. However, I'm... Read more »
Tonight the Screen Actors Guild held their annual awards program and if you were following my live blog you saw that it wasn't exactly an exciting show, but it does help those of us trying to go 100% on our Oscar predictions a little help with our forecasts. Just to get it out of the... Read more »
Natalie Portman in Black Swan Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Look Effects Black Swan was not nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar on Tuesday morning. It didn't even make the Oscar shortlist. Actually, it wasn't even listed on the Academy's shortlist of 15. Black Swan did earn an effects nomination from the Visual Effects Society... Read more »