Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Oscars

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    6 comments
    tweet
    0

    Five Things I Learned from the SAG Nominations

    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are more revealing in many ways than the much-touted Golden Globes, because they reveal how the actors think. That's important because the actors branch of the Academy is by far the most dominant, some 1200 votes out of 6000. Thus you can glean from the nom...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Picking the Best Original Songs

    Sixty-three songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures will vie for nominations in the original song category for the Oscars (listed on the jump). On January 12, the music branch of the Academy will randomly screen film clips of each song and then vote for each song with points. No more than...

    Read More »
    MORE: Awards, Oscars
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Avatar's Cameron: Feminist

    When Rebecca Keegan interviewed me for her terrific Cameron book The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron, I made a point of what a feminist he is. From Sigourney Weaver in Aliens to Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, Cameron paved the way for such gun-toting action stars as Angelina Jolie. Ca...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Talk Episode Fourteen: James Cameron's Avatar

    Yes, Kris Tapley and I saw James Cameron's Avatar Thursday night at the Mann Chinese 6 with a house full of eager critics, from David Ansen and Scott Foundas to Karina Longworth and Andy Klein. Kris and I were both wowed by it (here's my review) and devoted the entire podcast to Avatar and its Oscar...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    15 comments
    tweet
    0

    Avatar: Cameron Delivers Joyous Cinema

    James Cameron's Avatar takes you to an exotic world, Pandora, seen through the sad eyes of paraplegic marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he falls in love with tribal princess Neyteri (Zoe Saldana) and her people, the Na'vi.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    10 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Duel: Yes, It's Good, but is Precious An Oscar Movie?

    In this dueling blog, Moviefone's resident Oscarologist Jack Mathews and I discuss the Oscar merits of festival and indie box office hit Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. We both agree that the inner-city drama about a sexually and emotionally abused teenage girl and the dedicated tea...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Will Academy Voters Take Sci-Fi Seriously?

    One of the big questions this Oscar season surrounds the chances of such sci-fi genre fare as Avatar, Star Trek and District 9 to land on Oscar's best-picture Top Ten List. I dig into that question here and come up with some surprising answers.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Jeremy Renner Talks The Hurt Locker

    Jeremy Renner has been breaking out for a long time. The 38-year-old Californian has starred in more than 20 movies, from S.W.A.T. to Dahmer and now, delivers the performance of his career as a fearless, focused dismantler of bombs in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq thriller The Hurt Locker. There's a good c...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Ten Questions for Bright Star's Jane Campion: "I've Never Made a Crap Film"

    Bright Star was brilliantly reviewed on the film fest circuit from Cannes to Toronto. But some critics praise its undeniable visual style and directorial panache (the film won a special cinematography prize from the National Board of Review) but find the 19th-century period drama lacking in deep emo...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    0

    Precious Has a Long Way to Go

    Lionsgate is girding itself for a long haul to the Oscars. They have accomplished a great deal: a movie with tough subject matter about familial abuse, starring an all African-American cast, has become a must-see. And I will argue that although I have encountered folks who are resistant to watching ...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Wow - 'Heaven is For Real" Leads All ...Box Office Insider
  • From the Beginning - An Orphan Black ...Leonard Maltin
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Virunga ...SydneysBuzz