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5 items from 2011


Horror at the Oscars Part III

12 March 2011 4:25 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Tremors? Nightbreed? Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat? 976-evil? Are all on the list this year. And though there were not huge horror wins in sound editing through screenplays, the Technical Awards never cease to bring out the horror veterans. Notably Tim Drnec who contributed to such VHS classics as Alien Seed, Destroyer, and Prison won for his work on “Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.” An award also shared with Ben Britten Smith and Matt Davis who both also worked on Constantine.

But among all the winners, the Academy also honored some great loses in 2010. And though they mentioned some of our heroes, Dennis Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Dino de Laurentiis (King Kong), they did not mention Zelda Rubinstein or Corey Haim. But we will in this last section and the others lost to us last year.

So farewell fight fans and remember, »

- Heather Buckley

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Troubadours Wins Santa Barbara Film Festival Audience Award

7 February 2011 4:01 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Taylor, Carole King in Morgan Neville's Troubadours The winners of the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival were announced Sunday morning at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. [Full list of Santa Barbara Film Festival winners.] Among the winners was Morgan Neville's Troubadours, which received the Audience Award. Neville's documentary offers a portrait of the Los Angeles music scene from the late '60s to the early '70s, focusing on the still-popular Troubadour in West Hollywood. James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Martin, and Elton John are some of the music world celebrities interviewed in Troubadours. The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema, "given to a unique independent feature made outside mainstream Hollywood," went to Michael Rymer's Face to Face, an Australian "courtroom" drama — held outside a courtroom. At a "community conference," a group of people are supposed to decide the fate of a young [...] »

- Andre Soares

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'The King's Speech,' 'Modern Family,' Natalie Portman Crowned SAG Winners

30 January 2011 7:18 PM, PST | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

'The King's Speech,' "Modern Family," "Boardwalk Empire," Colin Firth and Natalie Portman were among the big winners at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, and we have the show highlights! Get the complete list of winners Here! The Movie Accolades 'The King's Speech' players were named Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture over such competition as the thespians of 'Black Swan,' 'The Fighter,' 'The Kids Are All Right' and 'The Social Network.' Taking the stage alongside stars Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, a jubilant Geoffrey Rush told the audience, "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the uplifting award." Moments earlier, the king's wealth was shared with Firth, who was named Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of King George VI, besting Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, »

- TheInsider

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SAG Awards 2011: The MTV News Live Blog

30 January 2011 4:50 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards delivered a serious déjà vu experience, with most of the evening's winners being repeats of the previous weekend's Golden Globes extravaganza. Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"), for instance, triumphed at both ceremonies. This year's SAG Awards take place two weeks after the Globes. Will the results be the same?

That would mean a dominating performance from "The Social Network," which nabbed four Globes, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director. But "The King's Speech" is on the rise, locking up 12 Oscar nominations last week after Colin Firth won best dramatic actor at the Globes. And never count out, for that matter, "True Grit," which rebounded from a shutout in the Globe nominations to become a surprise box office hit ($148 million and counting) and then garner 10 Oscar nods. Oh, and today is Christian Bale's birthday, and the birthday »

- Eric Ditzian

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Will Disney always be Tangled in the American psyche

21 January 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Disney 50th animated film arrives, relics from their studio's history aren't hard to find. Not least, says John Patterson, in the heads of baby boomers

We all live in a world that Walt Disney shaped for us over half a century ago, but I actually do live in the same world Disney lived in during his creative peak years. From one of my favourite breakfast places, I can look across Vermont Avenue to Kingswell Street at Disney's first La office, a lacklustre two-room unit that's now a copy shop, an unlikely looking launchpad for such a colossus. I shop at the Gelson's supermarket on Hyperion Avenue that was once his first animation studio proper, where he supervised Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Fantasia, but also where he hosted a 1938 visit by Leni Riefenstahl – the only studio head foolhardy enough to meet her, and right after Kristallnacht »

- John Patterson

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