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Listen To Unreleased Portions Of Jonny Greenwood's Score For The Master

31 December 2012 3:33 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

I'm not entirely sure how, but it would seem that New Year's Eve 2012, at least when it comes to movie news, it's all about remembering some of the best film soundtracks of the year. It began earlier when I posted my top 10 list for the Best Movie Music Moments of 2012, and then, just a little while later, we found an awesome Django Unchained soundtrack commentary from writer/director Quentin Tarantino. And now The Weinstein Company is expanding their Oscar campaign for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master by releasing previously unheard versions of Jonny Greenwood tracks from the film's score. In total the studio has released nine songs, with two of them repeating twice, and while all of them eventually made it on to the final soundtrack, it's interesting to listen to the different versions. To listen to the music, just head over to The Weinstein Company's award site. Greenwood, »

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Listen: Unreleased Tracks From Jonny Greenwood’s ‘The Master’ Score; Quentin Tarantino’s Commentary For ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack

31 December 2012 8:26 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There’s no doubt that the year in cinema has delivered some stellar scores and soundtracks and today we’ve a variation on two of the best. We’ve already featured Jonny Greenwood‘s released score for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, but now, as awards season is in full swing, The Weinstein Company has went ahead and made [...] »

- Jordan Raup

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Listen: Jonny Greenwood's Unreleased Score For 'The Master'

30 December 2012 9:33 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, you've seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" once or twice, maybe even three times, and you're still unraveling the mysteries. Well, it looks like there is even more to uncover from the movie as the complete score by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has made its way online. The Weinstein Company has posted it over at their awards site for the film. And while it contains all of the pieces that appeared on the official soundtrack, there is much more as well including, most notably, a second version of "Able Bodied Seamen" running over six-minutes long, six "Overtones" as well and a few more bits and bobs. It's another way to go down the rabbit hole of the movie all over again. (But oddly enough, "Atomic Healer" features on the official release, but not here). Here's hoping we get an expanded reissue of the score, but until then, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Top Ten Film Scores of 2012

20 December 2012 7:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I have to say that it’s been a particularly great year for film scores. Not only did we see the return of established staples such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Thomas Newman, but we were treated to some strong new talent like Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin and Heather McIntosh. I had a difficult time solidifying this top ten, and an even more impossible time with my top five, of which all could have been my number one. Anyway, enough introduction and here’s my top ten film scores of 2012.

 

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin | Cinereach Music)

Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, also wearing the directorial cap on this picture, teamed up to deliver what I consider to be the best score of the year, brimming with compositions that celebrate the genuine wonder of life while at the same time never losing sight of the »

- Jeremy Caesar

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Three Movies Are Cinematography / Music / Editing Front-Runners This Awards Season

19 December 2012 9:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Life of Pi, The Master, Zero Dark Thirty: Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Editing front-runners [See previous post: "Searching for Sugar Man Tops Best Documentary Category."] Life of Pi, The Master, and Zero Dark Thirty are the leads in, respectively, the Best Cinematography, Best Music, and Best Editing categories this movie awards season. Life of Pi‘s Claudio Miranda has a total of seven wins; The Master‘s Jonny Greenwood has three, and Zero Dark Thirty‘s William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor have four. Additionally, Goldenberg has three [...] »

- Anna Robinson

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'Holy Motors' Best Film in Indiewire's Year-End Critics Poll; 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'This Is Not a Film' and More Recognized

18 December 2012 9:30 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including Toh's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below. 2012 Indiewire Year-End Critics Poll results: Best Screenplay: "Lincoln" (Tony Kushner) Best First Feature: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Benh Zeitlin) Best Undistributed Film: "Sun Don't Shine" (Amy Seimetz) Best Original Score or Soundtrack: "The Master" (Jonny Greenwood) Best Documentary: "This Is Not a Film" (Jafar Panahi) Best Film: "Holy Motors" (Leos Carax) Best Director: "Zero Dark Thirty" (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Performance: "Holy Motors" (Denis Levant) Best Supporting »

- Beth Hanna

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After Breakout Year, Frank Ocean Considering Writing Novel

17 December 2012 9:50 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Few had a better breakout year than Frank Ocean. His album Channel Orange cracked many publications’ “Best of” list, he performed on Saturday Night Live, covered Radiohead and wrote a song for Django Unchained (which ultimately didn’t make the soundtrack, but director Quentin Tarantino called “fantastic”). So what’s left to do in 2013? “I do think – it would be fucking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014! I don’t know!” Ocean said in an interview Guardian. The singer facetiously »

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Chicago Film Critics Choose "Zero Dark Thirty"

17 December 2012 7:59 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards taking home the Best Picture, Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screeplay, and Editing trophies. Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" also did well winning Best Supporting Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Cinematography, and Score. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. For all the other winners/nominees of this Awards Season, click here:

Best Picture

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lincoln

The Master

*** Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

*** Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

*** Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, »

- Manny

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"The Master" Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations

17 December 2012 7:49 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the pack, scoring 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics Awards. Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" followed with 9 nods. Both movies will compete with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Picture of the Year.

Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Awards. For a full list of winners/nominees this Awards Season, click here:

Best Picture

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lincoln

The Master

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jennifer Lawrence, »

- Manny

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"Silver Linings Playbook" Wins Big at 17th Satellite Awards

17 December 2012 7:31 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" danced atop the 17th Annual Satellite Awards winning Best Picture, Editing, Director, Actor (Bradley Cooper), and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). In the supporting acting categories, Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress award for "Les Miserables," while Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for playing the big bad in "Skyfall."

Winners were announced Sunday, Dec. 16, at the InterContinental Hotel at Century City in Los Angeles.

Here's the complete winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 17th Annual Satellite Awards (for a complete list of Awards Season winners/nominees, click here):

Motion Picture

Argo .

*** Silver Linings Playbook

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Les MISÉRABLES

Skyfall

Moonrise Kingdom

The Sessions

Lincoln Dreamworks/Touchstone

Life Of Pi

Zero Dark Thirty

Director

*** David O. Russell -- Silver Linings Playbook

Ben Affleck -- Argo

Kim Ki-duk -- Pieta Drafthouse Films

Ben Lewin -- The Sessions

Steven Spielberg -- »

- Manny

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Film News: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Leads 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

17 December 2012 7:08 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” opening locally on January 4th but screened early for critics, was the big winner for the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2012, winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. It was closely followed by the year’s most-nominated film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” which won Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. Other 2012 winners include “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with two a piece and “Amour,” “The Invisible War,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and “Paranorman” each taking one.

Zero Dark Thirty

Photo credit: Sony

Best Picture: “Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Master

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty

Best Original Screenplay: “Zero Dark Thirty” by Mark Boal »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film News: ‘The Master’ Leads 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Nominees

14 December 2012 6:01 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive “The Master” led the 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees on Friday morning with a stunning ten. Not only was the film nominated for Best Picture and Anderson nominated for directing and writing it but Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were nominated for their performances. Close behind “The Master” was “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with nine nominations, including a remarkable Four for Benh Zeitlin alone (for Director, Screenplay, Score, and Promising Filmmaker). Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” folowed with eight nods a piece and the two-fer of Picture and Director. The full list is below and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2012.

The Master

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Best Picture

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

“Lincoln”

The Master

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

Ben Affleck, “Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master

Kathryn Bigelow, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Golden Globes 2013: Lincoln leads pack, with Django Unchained and Argo behind

13 December 2012 5:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

• Lincoln gets seven nominations

• Django Unchained and Argo are on five

• Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty trail with four apiece

Steven Spielberg's presidential drama Lincoln leads the field at this year's Golden Globe nominations with seven nods, including best director, best drama and best actor. Ben Affleck's Argo and Quentin Tarantino's much-acclaimed Django Unchained are hot on its heels with five, while Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty follow with four apiece.

Trailing the leaders with three nominations are Ang Lee's Life of Pi, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and, more surprisingly, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Both Judi Dench and Maggie Smith have acting nods – the former for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which also is up for best comedy or musical; the later for her role in Quartet. Helen Mirren is nominated best actress for Hitchcock, that film's sole mention. »

- Catherine Shoard

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San Diego Critics Honor Argo, While Las Vegas Awards Life Of Pi

12 December 2012 8:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With all the awards attention that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has been getting, it’s rather refreshing to see critics choose different winners for Best Picture. That’s exactly what critics from San Diego and Las Vegas have done, picking Argo and Life of Pi, respectively, as the Best Films of 2012.

Apparently each group Really liked their Best Picture winners. San Diego critics also gave Argo awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing. Las Vegas Critics also gave Life of Pi Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Score, and the Youth in Film award.

Could we be seeing the end of Zero Dark Thirty‘s reign already? After the Screen Actors Guild nominations this morning, I’m having doubts about its Best Picture chances. For 17 years, SAG has been giving out its Best Cast in a Motion Picture award, with only one instance »

- Jeff Beck

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San Diego Film Critics Choose "Argo!' Check Out Some Surprising Winners!

12 December 2012 10:28 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The San Diego Film Critics Society picked Ben Affleck's "Argo" as the Best Picture winner of their annual awards. "Argo" also won Best Director for Affleck, adapted screenplay, and editing awards.

It is interesting to note that the San Diego Film Critics also showered the underrated "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" giving the Best Supporting Actress honor to Emma Watson and best ensemble for the cast.

Here's the full list of nominations and winners (highlighted):

Best Film .

*** Argo

Django Unchained

Silver Linings Playbook

The Master

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director .

Ang Lee, Life Of Pi

*** Ben Affleck, Argo

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Actress .

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

*** Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Actor .

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

*** Daniel Day-Lewis, »

- Manny

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News Nuggets: Grammy nod for 'Journey' is a milestone for video games

11 December 2012 12:43 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Daytime Emmy winning producer Paul Rauch dies at age 78: "Daytime Emmy winner Paul Rauch, executive producer of daytime dramas 'Another World,' 'Santa Barbara,' 'One Life to Live,' 'Guiding Light' and 'The Young and the Restless,' died Sunday. He was 78, and reports of his death on websites devoted to soap operas described him as legendary. Rauch won two Daytime Emmys, sharing one for 'Another World' in 1976 and another for outstanding children's special for 'Run the Wild Fields' in 2001. He was nominated for a total of eight Daytime Emmys, most recently in 2011 for 'The Young and the Restless.'" Variety 104 scores eligible for Oscar consideration: "The list includes Jonny Greenwood ('The Master'), whose efforts in a previous Paul Thomas Anderson film, 'There Will Be Blood,' were disallowed per Academy rules. 'To be eligible, the original »

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Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Choose "Zero Dark Thirty," Anne Hathaway, ParaNorman

11 December 2012 12:37 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

After showering "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" with multiple nominations, in the end, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics honored Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" with Best Film and Director. "Lincoln" received the Best Actor trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis while "Les Miserables" won Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (Wafca) Awards:

Best Film:

Argo

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

*** Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Ben Affleck (Argo)

Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

*** Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Tom Hooper (Les Misérables)

Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Best Actor:

*** Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

John Hawkes (The Sessions)

Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)

Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actress:

*** Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)

Emmanuelle Riva »

- Manny

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'Lincoln' and 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Movie Award nominees

11 December 2012 12:18 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

A pair of likely Oscar best picture nominees, "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables," are the leading nominees for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" racked up 13 nominations, a record number in the 18-year history of the awards. It's up for best picture, best director and four acting awards (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and best ensemble), along with a host of technical honors.

It will compete in most of those categories against "Les Miserables," which is up for 11 awards. "Silver Linings Playbook" (10 nominations) and "Life of Pi" (nine) also scored big.

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards will air Jan. 10 on The CW. The complete list of nominees is below.

Best Picture

"Argo"

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

"Django Unchained"

"Les Misérables"

"Life of Pi"

"Lincoln"

"The Master"

"Moonrise Kingdom"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Daniel Day-Lewis - »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Nominations for the 18th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

11 December 2012 11:52 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

As a member of the Bfca (Broadcast Film Critics Association) I vote in the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. I’ll be releasing my official ballot later, but for now, here are the nominations. Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013.

Best Picture

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

John HawkesThe Sessions

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

Joaquin PhoenixThe Master

Denzel WashingtonFlight

Best Actress

Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty

Marion CotillardRust and Bone

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle RivaAmour

Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi WattsThe Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Alan ArkinArgo

Javier BardemSkyfall

Robert De NiroSilver Linings Playbook »

- Jeff Bayer

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'Beasts' little girl gets two nominations at Critics' Choice awards

11 December 2012 9:44 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There are a lot of kids’ tables at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards.

By that, I mean there is literally a children’s category among the contenders — best young actor/actress — which separates Quvenzhané Wallis of Beasts of the Southern Wild, who is also nominated in the overall lead actress category, from her adult peers.

And there are also separate “kids’ table”-type groups for not only comedies (which the Golden Globes does, too) but action and sci-fi/horror movies, which isolates those projects and actors from contention in the traditional, non-genre categories. The group also includes a “best ensemble »

- Anthony Breznican

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