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Sunday, January 27, 2013

The SAG Awards Spread the Love; 'ARGO' Comes Out On Top


Yes, awards season is as usual predictable each year--and the ten thousand precursor awards don't help the matter. But tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards at least honored four different movies in five film categories, which is a lot of diversity for them. Here is the full list those winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

Argo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

And take a look at some of the photos from the event:



 





A Recap of the Sundance Film Festival on Today's 'CINEMA IN NOIR'


Travis Hopson from the blog Punch Drunk Critics calls in to this week's "Cinema in Noir" to chat about his experience at this year's Sundance Film Festival--the highs, the lows, and the standing ovation for FRUITVALE. He also confirmed some of my fears for the film LOVELACE, even saying the movie is not as nuanced as it pretends to me. And he lauded the Isaiah Washington starrer, BLUE CAPRICE (pictured above).

In addition to the Sundance recap, the ladies and I also share which movies we're most excited about this year, including TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, OLDBOY and CATCHING FIRE, and get down to the nitty gritty of the CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON sequel that's in the works.

Missed the show? Listen to an encore of the episode:


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Watch Last Night's Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony


In case you missed the live stream last night, Sundance Film Festival was cool enough to release the video of their awards ceremony, with host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, on their website. Below is the full list of winners:

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic:   Fruitvale (pictured above)
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary:   Blood Brother
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic:   Jiseul
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary:   A River Changes Course
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic:   Metro Manila
Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary:   The Square
Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura:   Fruitvale
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura:   Blood Brother
Audience Award: Best of NEXT:   This is Martin Bonner
Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic:   Afternoon Delight
Directing Award: U. S. Documentary:   Cutie and the Boxer
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic:   Crystal Fairy
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary:   The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic:   Lasting
Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary:   Dirty Wars
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic:   Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic:   Mother of George
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary:   Who Is Dayani Cristal?
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking:   Inequality for All
U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking:   American Promise
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting:   Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design:   Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall, Upstream Color
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award:   Circles
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit:   Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary:   The Summit
Editing Award: U. S. Documentary:   Gideon’s Army
Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic:   Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic:   In A World…
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize:   Computer Chess
Short Film Grand Jury Prize:   The Whistle
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction:   Whiplash
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction:   The Date
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction:   Skinningrove
Short Film Jury Award: Animation:   Irish Folk Furniture
Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting:   Joel Nagle, Palimpsest
Short Film Special Jury Award:   Kahlil Joseph, Until the Quiet Comes
Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube Catnip: Egress to Oblivion

Watch the complete video of the event after the jump:

Friday, January 25, 2013

7 New Images from the Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy Comedy 'IDENTITY THIEF'


I'm a Jason Bateman fan, and I'm also a Melissa McCarthy fan (from way back when you folks were not watching her nuanced genius on the underrated TV show "Gilmore Girls"). But I was not a fan of the trailer for the pair's upcoming comedy, IDENTITY THIEF. It just seemed....hammy. See for yourself:



Right...but I'm hoping for the best. Here's a synopsis of the film if you're not familiar with it (from Collider):

Horrible Bosses’ Jason Bateman and Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.


The film also stars Amanda Peet, Robert Patrick (currently starring in Gangster Squad), Morris Chestnut, Jon Favreau and Eric Stonestreet (TV's "Modern Family"). Oh, and rapper T.I. is evidently in the movie. Seth Gordon, who directed Bateman in Horrible Bosses (which I found hilarious) helmed the project, while Craig Mazin (who scribed The Hangover sequels) penned the film. 

Again, hammy. But this may be the type of film that is propelled by the actors who bring it to life. And Goodness knows, Bateman and McCarthy can certainly turn a script around with his deadpan humor and her silly but no-holds-barred banter. It may just work. In any case, here are a couple of new images from the movie to tickle your funny bone:







IDENTITY THIEF hits theaters February 8th. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Trailer for Ethan and Joel Coen's 'INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS'


If you know anything about Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo), better known as "The Coen Brothers," you know and appreciate the fact that they don't necessarily abide by the rules, and have essentially branded their own version of humor. And as directors, it's extremely important to have a style, a voice so to speak, that will trademark each project. And, hate them or love them (with the exception of very few films, I fall under the latter persuasion), the Coen brothers have that down to a science.

The duo's upcoming film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, is more evidence of that. Part O Brother, Where Art Thou?, part Barton Fink, the film follows a lone and seemingly struggling folk singer (Oscar Isaac) as he navigates the 1960s.

There's not a whole lot of plot information available about it, but Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake (yeah, I know, but he did release a music video just this morning), so that should also count for something. The trailer seems very Coen-esque, but possibly with more existentialism. Check it out:



In the Coen brothers I trust (only they could get your hyped for a trailer featuring a folk musician and a cat). The clip doesn't exactly leave me too intrigued, but I remain hopeful. What say you?

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS releases in theaters February 8th.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Trailer for 'OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN', Starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart

I can't say I'm too enthusiastic about another action movie where the White House--or the president--is somehow compromised by a crazy terrorist and it's up to one guy to save everyone (unless it's the supposed 24 movie, because I am all for that).

But at least director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest) is behind the upcoming film OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. And the cast, with the exception of once promising star Gerard Butler, is pretty righteous. More on the movie below (from Collider):

When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.

Apparently Butler is that heroic presidential guard who saves the day, as usual. But maybe he'll surprise me and make me care about him in a movie again? I'd love that....

Eckhart plays the president, and the film also stars Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermot, Melissa Leo and Robert Forster.

I have to say, I'm surprised to see Judd in a movie. How long has it been? Even though, judging by the trailer alone, it looks like her role is a brief one. On the other hand, I'm desperate to see Bassett in a role worthy of her talent, but I don't think this is going to be the one. Anyway, check out the new trailer below:



OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN releases in theaters March 22nd.

'MOTHER OF GEORGE' Star Isaach De Bankolé Gushes Over the Art of Fillmmaking at Sundance


While reviews of his new film MOTHER OF GEORGE begin to pour in, actor Isaach De Bankolé (Casino Royale, TV's 24) reflects on his road to Sundance and what inspired him to act. He says, "I never thought this kind of work existed in the world. Every day I get to be a different person."

In the video, released from the film institute, Bankolé discusses the film, which details the lives of Nigerian-American newlyweds Adenike (The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Bankolé) as they settle in New York City.

The film also stars Yaya Alafia (The Messenger, Tron: Legacy). 

Bankolé also remarks about the first film that inspired him to act -- Strangers in Paradise. Check out the full clip below:

Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman Talk 'LOVELACE'



Another film that's been gaining a lot of buzz, both good and bad, has been LOVELACE, which follows the rise and fall of Hollywood's "Deep Throat" porn princess Linda Lovelace. The film stars Les Misérables actress Amanda Seyfried in the title role. More on it below:

Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the ‘poster girl for the sexual revolution’ revealed a darker side to her story.

And it's that "sexual revolution" the two directors of the film talk about in an interview at the Sundance Film Festival shown below:



The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Adam Brody, Sharon Stone and Hank Azaria. If anything, folks will certainly be talking about this.

Bill Pullman Discusses the Joys of Indie Filmmaking and His New Sundance Film, 'MAY IN THE SUMMER'


Humility is always refreshing from a renowned actor like Bill Pullman. The Independence Day star sat down to share his thoughts on independent filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend, and you can tell that he loves what he does. After nearly thirty years in Hollywood, still beams with pride when he talks about the indie film process, even saying that "the most interesting work is in independent pictures."

He discusses the journey to his latest film premiering at Sundance, MAY IN THE SUMMER. Full synopsis after the jump (from IMDB):

High off the success of her first book and planning to marry ZIAD, her sensible, stable and studious fiance, MAY BRENNAN has it all. At least that's what she'd like people to believe. Reunited with her family in Amman, she's thrust back into the chaos of her former existence. Her headstrong mother NADINE, a born-again Christian disapproves of her Muslim fiance so thoroughly she plans to boycott the wedding. Her younger sisters DALIA and YASMINE behave like her children. And her estranged father EDWARD is suddenly and suspiciously interested in making amends. As her wedding day looms, May finds herself more and more confronted by the trauma of her parents divorce. And soon, her once carefully structured life spins hopelessly out of control. 

Take a look at the full interview below:


Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Cinema in Noir" Interview with Independent Spirit Award Nominee and 'MIDDLE OF NOWHERE' Star David Oyelowo


On today's "Cinema in Noir" podcast, we chatted with the ubiquitous Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln and Jack Reacher star David Oyelowo. He gave us the lowdown on working with director Ava Duvernay and candidly shared his thoughts on the Hollywood machine and his Independent Spirit Award nomination for Middle of Nowhere.

And we also dedicated some time to a pretty heated discussion of the hit TV show "Scandal," which continues to gain viewers but has turned some of us off with its suggestive themes and other topics. As someone who fell from watching the show back in November, I particularly didn't care for the soapy romance and the poorly constructive characters (no matter the fact that the show is helmed by Shonda Rhimes and stars the talented Kerry Washington).

Lastly, co-host Rebecca Theodore-Vachon gave her review of the new Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe movie, Broken City, and we all chimed in about the below new trailer for the upcoming Lifetime TV movie, Betty & Coretta (starring Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Mary J. Bige as Betty Shabazz):



Checked out the full "Cinema in Noir" episode here:


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich Take On Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins in the New Trailer for 'RED 2'

As a die-hard Expendables fan, I'd normally be all about action figures of a certain age emptying machine guns and defying the laws of gravity and arthritis aches to save the world from eternal damnation using their fists and snide remarks.

But, 2010's Red just didn't cut it for me. Perhaps it was for its lack of zest or slick plot, but it it just didn't gel well.

In any case, the studio has moved ahead with a sequel to the film, aptly titled RED 2. And it looks like it's more of the same, except the addition of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins. More on the film below (from Movie Fanatic):

In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world -- and stay alive in the process.

Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich and Hopkins' Hitchcock costar Helen Mirren have all reprised their roles from the first film. Check out the new trailer:



What do you think? RED 2 hits theaters August 2nd. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Octavia Spencer, Evan Rachel Wood and Other Stars Debut New Films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival, the ultimate gathering of independent and soon-to-be smash hits, is now under way in Park City, Utah. And, as usual, the event is hosting a plethora of films starring seasoned and upcoming talent (from Julianne Moore to Nate Parker). Below are just a few of the movies bustling about at the festival this year:


A.C.O.D.

CAST: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman) — Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past.


BEFORE MIDNIGHT

CAST: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Richard Linklater, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater— We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.


BREATHE IN


CAST: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, Mackenzie Davis.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Drake Doremus, Screenwriters: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones) — When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.


DON JON'S ADDICTION

CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Joseph Gordon-Levitt) — In Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s charming directorial debut, a selfish modern-day Don Juan attempts to change his ways.


THE EAST

CAST: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Patricia Clarkson.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Zal Batmanglij, Screenwriters: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling) — An operative for an elite private intelligence firm goes into deep cover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations. Bent on apprehending these fugitives, she finds her loyalty tested as her feelings grow for the group's charismatic leader.


THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE


CAST: Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: George Tillman Jr., Screenwriter: Michael Starrbury) — Separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone, two boys hide from police and forage for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world.


jOBS

CAST: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Joshua Michael Stern, Screenwriter: Matt Whiteley) — The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life. jOBS is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently.


LOVELACE

CAST: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone.
SYNOPSIS: (Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Screenwriter: Andy Bellin) — Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” revealed a darker side to her story.





THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN

CAST: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Til Schweiger.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Fredrik Bond, Screenwriter: Matt Drake) — Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel, her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.



PRINCE AVALANCHE

CAST: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: David Gordon Green) — Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.


STOKER

CAST: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Nicole Kidman.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Park Chan-Wook, Screenwriter: Wentworth Miller) — After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her mother, Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, India suspects that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives but becomes increasingly infatuated with him.


SWEETWATER

CAST: Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Steven Rude, Amy Madigan.
SYNOPSIS: (Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller, Screenwriter: Andrew McKenzie) — In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.


VERY GOOD GIRLS

CAST: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Naomi Foner) — In the long, half-naked days of a New York summer, two girls on the brink of becoming women fall for the same guy and find that life isn't as simple or safe as they had thought.


THE WAY, WAY BACK

CAST: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James.
SYNOPSIS: (Directors and screenwriters: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash) — Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there.


AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS

CAST: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine.
SYNOPSIS: U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: David Lowery) — The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. 


EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES

CAST: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Jimmi Simpson, Aneurin Barnard.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Francesca Gregorini) — Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. 


FRUITVALE

CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Ryan Coogler) — The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008. 


KILL YOUR DARLINGS 

CAST: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: John Krokidas, Screenwriters: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas) — An untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of an entire generation – their Beat revolution. 


THE LIFEGUARD

CAST: Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Amy Madigan, Joshua Harto.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Liz W. Garcia) — A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager. 


THE SPECTACULAR NOW

CAST: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: James Ponsoldt, Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber) — Sutter is a high school senior who lives for the moment; Aimee is the introvert he attempts to "save." As their relationship deepens, the lines between right and wrong, friendship and love, and "saving" and corrupting become inextricably blurred. 


TOUCHY FEELY

CAST: Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, Josh Pais.
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Lynn Shelton) — A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's foundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.” 


TOY'S HOUSE

CAST: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie.
SYNOPSIS: (Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Screenwriter: Chris Galletta) — Three unhappy teenage boys flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny. Or at least that’s the plan. 


MAGIC MAGIC

CAST: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Augustín Silva. 
SYNOPSIS: (Director and screenwriter: Sebastián Silva) — An American girl vacationing in remote Chile mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Saturday Night Live" Vets Prove to be the Biggest Winners of Tonight's Golden Globes


Let's be real, the real winners tonight were the hosts of the Golden Globes, former "Saturday Night Live" cast mates Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who were hilarious as usual throughout the whole ceremony. In case you missed it, here's their opening monologue:



And the award for the best presentation of an award--of any kind-- goes to other SNL vets Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell. Take a look:



They pretty much sum up how many of us feel (at least about Salmon Fishing in the Yemen).

The actual winners in the film categories are as follows:

Best Motion Picture - Drama: "Argo"

Best Actress - Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor - Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: "Les Miserables"

Best Actress - Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actor - Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"

Best Animated Feature Film: "Brave"

Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life Of Pi"

Best Original Song: "Skyfall," Adele from "Skyfall"

Cecil B. Demille Award: Jodie Foster

"Cinema in Noir" Takes on the 2013 Oscar Nominations


It's been a few days since the Academy chose their favorite films from 2012, but it's now time for Cinema in Noir to share our thoughts on them....and they're not all pretty. Yes, we go over each category--from Ben Affleck's lost best director nomination for Argo and all the deserved love for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

We also discuss the latest in film news, including rapper Jay-Z signing on to score the The Great Gatsby soundtrack. We all love Jay-Z, but this news is particularly confounding, to say the least.

Check out the full show here:

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