| Jan 22, 2008
Now in theaters -- or not
Need to catch up on your marquee Oscar nominees? Here's how you can find the films nominated in the acting, directing, animation and best picture categories:
"No Country for Old Men"...in theaters
"There Will Be Blood"...in...
| Jan 23, 2008
THIS year's nominations for original and adapted screenplay ask the question why -- as in, why do we need a Y chromosome? In an unprecedented surge of recognition for female creative forces, the academy chose to nominate four women for individual...
| Jan 26, 2008
Robert Elswit won the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award in a feature film Saturday for the oil epic "There Will Be Blood."
The dark drama, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, about greed and oil prospecting has earned...
| Jan 27, 2008
The Directors Guild of America named Joel and Ethan Coen the best directors of 2007 for "No Country for Old Men" Saturday night. It marks the first time a sibling team has won the guild award in this category. The last time a directing team took the...
| Feb 6, 2008
Quick trivia No. 1: What are the only three films since 1980 to win both the box-office crown and the Academy Award for best picture? Read on while you ponder.
As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prepares its perennial pageant, one might...
| Feb 7, 2008
There will be catchphrases. Even from the least likely of sources.
Case in point: the misanthropic oilman played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" -- his devastating taunt to a bewildered foe, "I . . . drink . . . your ....
| Feb 8, 2008
On Monday, Feb. 4, AMC's entertainment roundtable show "Shootout" came to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to grab time with some Academy Award nominees after their annual luncheon, for the "Shootout Oscar Special," to air at 10:30 p.m....
| Feb 11, 2008
The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday.
The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
| Feb 12, 2008
By Jay Bobbin, Zap2it.com
|| || "WHY DID I GET MARRIED?": Tyler Perry proved himself a force at the box office again, following "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea's Family Reunion" with this hit comedy-drama about four...
| Feb 20, 2008
HOLLYWOOD -- bright lights, big city . . . small town? Apparently so, if you look at this year's Oscar acting nominations. The Screen Actors Guild may have some 120,000 members, but this year's nominees seem to be swimming in an awfully small bowl. So, in...
| Feb 20, 2008
"Atonement" cinematographer Seamus McGarvey on shooting the Dunkirk beach scene.
THE first part of "Atonement" is set in 1935 on the hottest day of the summer. I shot with Dior stockings on the lens to give the film a balmy, lustrous glow. When it came...
| Feb 20, 2008
Character is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year.
While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...