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There are lots of films to get excited about, if you are horror fan in 2011. There will surely be hundreds of horror and thriller releases in 2011, with several more planned for 2012 and 2013. Here on 28Dla, we offer a solid intro' on what to expect from the coming year, as directors Eli Roth, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, J.J. Abrams bring new films, including Scream 4, Fangland, Thanksgiving, and Super 8. Also, the After Dark Originals will release early in the New Year and fans of horror sequels e.g. Hostel III, Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral will be able to whet their appetites with several follow ups to successful film franchises, here.
So, step inside this huge list of horror films, which focuses on over thirty of the biggest productions and a few indies, as well. Let us begin with this horror list for 2011 (titles listed alphabetically)!
51 by Jason Connery.
Status: Completed. »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
The Hot Blog: David Poland claims that “True Grit,” the Coen brothers Western, “has muscled its way into the frontrunner slot to win best picture” as a result of its solid box-office performance over the long Christmas weekend. (It generated $36.1 million, good enough for second place behind “Little Fockers,” which brought in only $9 million more.) Methinks Poland is too smart to actually believe that and is just hoping to generate some late phase one traffic to his site and/or be the one guy who made a crazy pick that somehow came true (as Tom O’Neil attempted last year with “Inglourious Basterds”). Jeff Wells (here) and Sasha Stone (here) seem to concur.
New York Times: Manohla Dargis, Stephen Holden, and A.O. Scott, the newspaper’s three film critics, share their five selections for what/who this year’s Oscar nominees “should be” in this Sunday’s edition. Having obtained an early copy, »
- Scott Feinberg
After hundreds of ticket stubs and thousands of hours spent in a theater this year, we want to share with your our favorite cinematic experiences of 2010. Over the next few pages you will find our favorite films of the year, split up by contributor here on The Film Stage formatted to their liking. The mix of tastes should cover all grounds and give you a few new films you may have missed, or urge you to revisit the ones you loved. I’ll kick things off below with my top 10. As a disclaimer, I’m going by Us 2010 theatrical releases and not counting things I’ve seen at film festivals that have yet to be released.
Jordan Raup’s Top 10 of 2010
This would be the most under-appreciated film of the year – if anyone actually had a chance to see it. Warner Bros. pulled its »
- TFS Staff
It’s always tricky for the Sound On Sight staff to choose their favourite films each year. Since we have contributors across the globe and because many movies have different release dates in various countries, there’s always a few movies that not everyone on our team has the opportunity to watch. These films have a disadvantage. since half of the team can’t vote for them, and so sometimes their is one or two great films that just don’t make it in. However I do believe that each and every year the eclectic mix of movies that appear on our list, really does show how much ground we cover. On our list this year you will find three Canadian films, several genre films, a few foreign language films and a bit of the mainstream. Each Sound On Sight critic submits a list of their ten favourite films in order of preference. »
Chicago – Some films never get a fair shot with audiences. They open in a handful of art house theaters scattered throughout the country before inconspicuously landing on DVD. Passionate movie lovers are left with the task of championing these unjustly obscure titles and helping them to acquire the audience they deserve. Before I reveal my picks for the top five films of 2010 that you probably didn’t see, here are the 10 runners-up.
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The feisty, ever-questioning spirit of Carl Sagan is alive and well in Alejandro Amenabar’s fascinating and haunting historical epic. “Agora” functions as somewhat of an antithesis to “Passion of the Christ,” portraying the ancient ideological battles between Pagans and Christians with complexity, intelligence and a refusal to exploit its inherent violence. Rachel Weisz is at the peak of her radiance as Hypatia, a female scholar specializing in astronomy, philosophy and common sense. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" topped the Online Film Critics Society Nominations. The drama/thriller set in the ballet world starring Natalie Portman scored seven nods including Best Picture, Director (Aronofsky), Actress (Portman), Supporting Actress (Mila Kunis), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Editing.
Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Best Lead Actor
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Armie Hammer, The Social Network Kim Hye-ja, Catfish, Dogtooth In; The King's Speech Out: Online Film Critics Surprises Best Picture Black Swan Inception The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter's Bone Best Foreign Film Carlos Dogtooth The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mother A Prophet Best Director Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan Danny Boyle, 127 Hours Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, True Grit David Fincher, The Social Network Christopher Nolan, Inception Best Actor Jeff Bridges, True Grit Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network Colin Firth, The King's Speech James Franco, 127 Hours Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine Edgar Ramírez, Carlos Best Actress Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right Kim Hye-ja, Mother Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone Natalie Portman, Black Swan Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale, The Fighter Andrew Garfield, The Social Network John Hawkes, Winter's Bone Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech Best [...] »
- Steve Montgomery
December 27, 2010 – The Online Film Critics Society (Ofcs), the international professional association of Internet-based film reviewers, has announced the nominations for its 2010 Ofcs Awards.
The award winners will be announced on January 3, 2011. The Ofcs is online at www.ofcs.org.
The nominees for the 2010 Ofcs Awards are:
Danny Boyle — 127 Hours
Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
James Franco — 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling — Blue Valentine
Edgar Ramírez — Carlos
Kim Hye-ja — Mother
Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone
Best Supporting Actor
- Eric M. Armstrong
The Online Film Critics Society — to which Bad Lit belongs — has released today their nominees for their 2010 Awards. Nominees were chosen by members during a first round of voting. Now, the members have to go back and pick the winners from the below list. Winners will be announced on Jan. 3.
So, now I’m off to go vote and I’ll post the winners up next year! (You can see a full list of Ofcs members who will also be voting here.)
Danny Boyle (-) 127 Hours
Colin Firth (-) The King’s Speech
James Franco (-) 127 Hours »
- Mike Everleth
Online Film Critics Society Announces 2010 Award Nominees The award winners will be announced on January 3, 2011. The Ofcs is online at www.ofcs.org. Best Picture Black Swan Inception The Social Network »
- Sasha Stone
David Fincher's "The Social Network"is emerging as the consensus choice as best film of 2010. Most of the critics' groups have sanctified it, and after its initial impact it has only grown it stature. I think it is an early observer of a trend in our society, where we have learned new ways of thinking of ourselves: As members of a demographic group, as part of a database, as figures in...a social network.
My best films list also appears on my main site, but I am posting it here on the blog so that you can comment on it. In response to the reader protests of recent years, I've returned to the time-honored tradition of ten films arranged in order from one to ten. After that, it's all alphabetical. The notion of objectively ordering works of art seems bizarre to me.
Here are the year's best feature films: »
- Roger Ebert
Edgar Ramirez in Olivier Assayas' Carlos Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Jacki Weaver: La Weekly/indieWIRE 2010 Critics' Poll David Fincher's The Social Network may have been the L.A. Weekly/indiewire poll's top 2010 movie, but Olivier Assayas was its Best Director for Carlos. Runners-up included Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) and Roman Polanski (The Ghost Writer). Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for The Social Network was the expected Best Screenplay favorite, but Maren Ade's work on Everyone Else was a surprise at no. 2. Everyone Else hasn't popped up on any of the North American critics' groups' 2010 award lists. Just as curious, frequent critics' award winner David Seidler (The King's Speech) is to be found at no. 12. Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and Lee Unkrich's Toy Story 3 topped the Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature lists. They've also been critics' groups' favorites as well. »
- Andre Soares
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network The Social Network Tops La Weekly/indieWIRE 2010 Critics' Poll Critics group's fave Colin Firth (The King's Speech) is no. 3 in the L.A. Weekly/indieWIRE poll, following The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg and Carlos' Edgar Ramirez. Black Swan's Natalie Portman, for her part, is behind Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence on the Best Actress list. In the supporting lists, The Fighter's Christian Bale is behind Winter's Bone's John Hawkes, while The Fighter's Melissa Leo is at no. 8, behind the likes of Greta Gerwig, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Williams. Both Bale and Leo have topped most critics' groups lists in their respective categories. Below is the L.A. Weekly/indieWIRE poll's top twelve in the acting categories. The first number is the "weighted vote." The second number is how often the performance in question was mentioned by critics: Best Actor Jesse Eisenberg, »
- Andre Soares
Lo and behold, The Social Network tops yet another critics list--the Village Voice/La Weekly Year-End Poll--by a good margin, followed by Carlos, Winter's Bone and The Ghost Writer. Olivier Assayas won best director for Carlos, followed by The Social Network's David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) and Roman Polanski (The Ghost Writer). The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin won for best screenplay, followed by Maren Ade (Everyone Else), Robert Harris and Roman Polanski (The Ghost Writer) and Todd Solondz (Life During Wartime). A Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg won best actor, folllowed by Edgar Ramirez (Carlos), Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine. Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence led the actresses, followed by Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Kim Hye-ja (Mother) and Tilda Swinton (I Am »
More awards news now, and it comes from the London’s Critics’ Circle who announced the nominations for their 31st Film Awards, which will be held on February the 10th.
The King’S Speech won out over The Social Network this time around, garnering 8 nominations, including two for Colin Firth and his portrayal of King George VI, one in Actor of the Year and British Actor of the Year. True Grit was also given some well-deserved kudos, getting nominations for actor Jeff Bridges, newcomer Hailee Steinfield, and directors Joel and Ethan Cohen. Toy Story 3 also managed to grab a spot in the Sky 3D Award: Film of the Year line up, and indie movie The Arbor secured a coveted spot on The Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year list too. But where is Biutiful and Javier Bardem‘s nomination, strange that it seems to be getting left off many awards lists… »
- Laura Stackhouse
Barca and Pietros from Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Can I ask a serious question? How come, in an era of explicit online pornography, a hot bare bum or passionate gay sex scene in a mainstream movie or TV show still has the ability to drive us so wild? Is it the principle of "less is more" — because they don't show us everything, what we do see is that much more exciting? Or does it have something to do with the fact that we're seeing celebrity flesh, which is the ultimate forbidden fruit?
Whatever the reason, it does drive us wild.
When it comes to male nudity, as well as gay sex in the movies and on TV, gay and bisexual male viewers have waiting a looooong time for anything approaching equal time between naked female and male actors. Clearly, straight male producers and directors have been calling the shots for far too long. »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Britain: it’s a lot like America, only in Europe. Everything we have over here — sandwiches, The Beatles, federally mandated health care — they have over there too, except it’s a British version.
And that includes movie critics — critics who, like their American counterparts, have just announced that “The King’s Speech” and “The Social Network” lead their award nominations.
Yes, the list of nominees for the 31st annual London Critics’ Circle awards is topped by “The King’s Speech,” while “The Social Network” landed five and the British drama “Another Year” grabbed six.
“Another Year,” which stars Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville as an couple in denial about the aging process, was one of several films which got a boost from the fact that the London Critics’ Circle has double nominations for each major category, one for films in general and one specifically for British films. Thus “The King’s Speech, »
- Scott Harris
The nominees for the London Critics’ Circle Awards have been announced.
Another Year and The King’s Speech lead with seven nominations apiece.
The London Critics’ Circle Awards will take place on February 10, 2011 at the BFI Southbank.
Below is the full list of nominees:
Sky 3D Award: Film of the Year:
The Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year:
Foreign Language Film of the Year:
Actor of the Year:
Moet Actress of the Year:
- Jamie Neish
British films The King's Speech and Another Year are leading the charge for this year's London Critics' Circle film awards with seven nominations each, it was announced today.
Tom Hooper's historical drama about the efforts of King George VI to overcome a stammer in the early years of his reign picked up nods for film of the year, actor of the year (Colin Firth) and actress of the year (Helena Bonham Carter), while Mike Leigh's latest drama was named as a contender for best British director, best British actor and actress.
- Ben Child
"The King's Speech" and "Another Year" led the London Critics' Circle Awards nominations receiving seven nods each. Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" received nominations for top categories such as film of the year, actor of the year and actress of the year. Mike Leigh's "Another Year" got top nods including the British director, British actress and British actor categories.
Winners will be announced at a gala on Feb. 10, 2011.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Sky 3D Award: Film Of The Year
Black Swan (Fox)
The Kids Are All Right (Universal)
The King's Speech (Momentum)
The Social Network (Sony)
Toy Story 3 (Disney)
The Attenborough Award: British Film Of The Year
127 Hours (Warner/Pathe)
The Arbor (Verve)
Another Year (Momentum)
The King's Speech (Momentum)
Foreign Language Film Of The Year
I Am Love (Metrodome)
Of Gods and Men (Artificial Eye)
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