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  • Harris Savides dies at 55; cinematographer on 'Zodiac' and 'Milk'

    Harris Savides, who was widely considered one of the most influential contemporary cinematographers, earning acclaim for his canny visual sensibility on such films as "Zodiac" and "Milk," died Wednesday. He was 55. The Skouras Agency confirmed the New...
  • 'Animal Kingdom' and 'Mother and Child' are first DVD screeners of Oscar season

     
    Being first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
  • Movie Review: “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”

     
    Woody Allen's oft-repeated modus operandi is that he has an idea, jots it on a slip of paper, shoves it into a desk and then takes it out later and makes a movie out of it. What was on the the slip of paper that led to “You Will Meet a Tall Dark...
  • Woody Allen's European travels take ensemble 'To Rome With Love' ✭✭

    Woody Allen's European travels take ensemble 'To Rome With Love' ✭✭
    If it's a zinger capped by the phrase "leper colony," if there's a hotel room being broken into by house detectives, if it's Penelope Cruz spilling out of an outfit borrowed from Mira Sorvino in "Mighty Aphrodite," then it's time for the new Woody Allen...
  • Larry David talks about 'Whatever Works'

    Larry David likes being the curmudgeon. He works at it, pushes that grumpy image. A reporter is calling him from Orlando? "Lakers in five!" he tactlessly chortles. His big beef with the world these days? "People who make left turns and who don't go...
  • Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts Join Woody Allen's 'Whatever Works'

    Freida Pinto will go from the slums of Mumbai to the heart of New York City. The "Slumdog Millionaire" star and Naomi Watts have agreed to co-star in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works," according to Variety. The story follows an older man's love life and his...
  • Oscar voters get three more DVDs: 'Coco Before Chanel,' 'Damned United,' 'Whatever Works'

     
    On Thursday, Oscar voters received the second, third and fourth DVD screeners sent to the full academy — all three from Sony Pictures Classics, which thus becomes the first major studio out of the gate: "Coco Before Chanel," "The Damned United" and...
  • Screeners update: When Oscar voters received DVDs

     
    Over the next two weeks, Oscar voters will receive the last key DVD screeners in the mail. This Tuesday, Paramount will ship discs of "Up in the Air," "Star Trek" and "The Lovely Bones." Between Monday and Dec. 14, Weinstein Co. will send out "Nine," "The...
  • Oscar screeners update: When voters received campaign DVDs

     
    The general membership of the motion-picture academy received these DVDs around these dates: DEC. 12: "Me and Orson Welles," "Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" DEC. 11: "Invictus," "Star Trek," "The Lovely Bones," "Up in the Air," "Creation," "Inglourious...
  • DVD update: When Oscar voters received these campaign screeners

     
    Oscar voters are just now receiving their nomination ballots. Below are the dates that the general membership received these campaign DVDs. Other DVDs were shipped to members of specific branches. DEC. 28 — "Sherlock Holmes," "The Lightkeepers" DEC....
  • Oscar voting begins! Here's when academy members got DVD screeners

     
    Oscar voters are just now receiving their nomination ballots. Below are the dates that the general membership received these campaign DVDs. Other screeners were shipped to members of specific branches. But appartently not "Avatar"! DEC. 31 — "The...
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...