Aycee Awards : Round 7

The 7th [ and final….FINALLY!!!] part of the Aycee Awards is here!  This last set includes Original and Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and of course, Best Film of 2010. Here is a recap of all the Aycee Awards categories: Best Animated Documentary Comedy Action Film Special Effects Cinematography Character Quote Song Score Trailer Poster Most Overrated Most Underrated Breakthrough Male …

Will Melissa Leo Cost Herself the Oscar?

There is some talk going around about how Melissa Leo may have hurt her chances at taking home an Oscar later this month for her performance in The Fighter.  Having won a load of critics awards, a Golden Globe, and the SAG, most pundits have Leo out in front for Oscar, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) …

Tony Curtis and Me, A Brief Encounter

 When I read the obit of actor Tony Curtis last September I uttered “thank God!” under my breath.    Not thank God that he was dead, but thank God that by a stroke of serendipity I had somehow managed to have a brief, interesting encounter with him about this time a year ago, a mere …

Art Directors Guild Award Winners

 The Art Directors Guild Awards honor films in three genres, so they pretty much cover all the bases.  Although there might not be a whole lot to learn about who will win the Oscar for this category, you might get a glimpse of who might be out of it.  Alice in Wonderland is considered one of the front runners to win …

‘Dragon’ Dominates the Annie Awards

After wiping the floor with Toy Story 3 at the Visual Effects Society Awards, How to Train Your Dragoncontinues to rake by winning 10 Annie Awards Saturday night.       But don’t get too excited, Dragon fans.  A big part of the reason Dragon won 10 Annies was due to Disney/Pixar boycotting the 38th annual presentation with complaints they have about the voting process.  …

Super 8 Super Bowl Spot

 The Steven Spielberg produced, J.J. Abrams directed film that has me on pins and needles to see debuted some footage during the Super Bowl.  Super 8 looks absolutely amazing from what we have seen so far.  But how else do you expect me to feel about a movie brought to us by the guys who gave us E.T. and LOST?!   It …

Woody Allen & Diane Keaton: The Annie Hall Duo Reunited?

 It’s fair to say that among those who love movies (and who doesn’t?), most have screen couples, movie teams they especially adore.     For me, I’ve always  enjoyed Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Ladd and Lake, Hope and Goddard, Ford and Hayworth, Garbo and Gilbert, Robinson and Bennett. These and others were unforgettable screen …

Hooper Takes DGA, The King’s Speech Will Win Best Picture At Oscar

The Directors Guild Award went to Tom Hooper for his work behind The King’s Speech.  And with it, the Oscar race is now all but officially over.  The PGA, The DGA, and the leading 12 Oscar nominations all add up to Oscar gold:  The King’s Speech will be your winner for Best Picture 2010.  You can take that to the bank.  I …