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7 items from 2010

Christoph Waltz Gives an Award for a Change

26 April 2010 4:08 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

receving awards for Inglourious Basterds, is now giving them out. There he is (left) giving Best Actress to barefoot Sibel Kekilli at Germany's Oscars "The Lolas". I've never seen anyone accepting a Best Actress trophy while barefoot before but I hope to see someone do so sometime real soon.

If you've never heard the name Sibel Kekilli before, please do yourself a favor and rent Fatih Akin's erotic drama Head On (aka Gegen die Wand) She's got thunderclap force in that movie.

The Winners

Picture (Silver), Editing & Score: Hans-Christian Schmid's Storm, a war crime drama

Picture (Bronze) & Actress: When We Leave starring Sibel Kekilli

Supporting Actor: Justus von Dohnnanyi in Men in the City.

Children's Film: Lena Olbrich & Christian Becker's Vorstadtkrokodile which translates to something like Suburban Crocodiles

Documentary: Ernst Ludwig Ganzert and Ulli Pfau's The Heart of Jenin about a Palestinian father who donates his »


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The White Ribbon Ties It Up to DVD and Blu-ray on June 29th

22 March 2010 1:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You can bring home Michael Haneke's new film home on both DVD and Blu-ray at the end of June. The White Ribbon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.95 Srp while the Bd will be priced at $38.96 Srp. We don't have any cover art images as of yet but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi and Burghart Klau&#195&#376ner.

On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual.

Special Features:

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Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato Up for 2010 Young Artist Awards

21 February 2010 11:44 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are placed in competition against each other at the upcoming 31st Annual Young Artist Awards. As the Young Artist Foundation unveiled this year's nominees, it is revealed that the two Disney stars and best friends are vying for Leading or Supporting Young Actress title in a category for TV movie, mini-series or special.

Both Selena and Demi received the nomination for their performance as Carter Mason and Rosalinda respectively in "Princess Protection Program". Beside each other, they are also up against two other hopefuls, Tori Barban of "The Christmas Hope" and Patricia Raven of "Dear Harvard".

The two teen stars are not the only Disney's leading lady to get nominated for 2010 Young Artist Awards. Miley Cyrus has earned a nod for Leading Young Actress in TV series for her role on "Hannah Montana". She is listed among four other contenders that include the star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly", Miranda Cosgrove. »


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31st Annual Young Artist Awards Nominations

21 February 2010 2:52 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The nominees of the 31st Annual Young Artist Awards have been announced. "Hotel for Dogs," "Twilight Saga: New Moon," and "My Sister's Keeper" are among the nominees.

The Young Artist Awards benefits the Young Artist Foundation -- a non-profit organization which awards scholarships to financially and/or physically challenged young people seeking a future in the entertainment industry.

Winners will be announced at a gala be held on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Beverly Garland, Studio City, California.

Nominees of the 31st Annual Young Artist Awards (feature film categories):

Best Performance In A Feature Film

Leading Young Actor

Jake T. Austin .Hotel For Dogs.

Jimmy Bennett .Alabama Moon.

Max Records .Where The Wild Things Are.

Taylor Lautner .Twilight Saga - New Moon.

Devon Bostick .Adoration.

Best Performance In A Feature Film

Leading Young Actress

Emma Roberts .Hotel For Dogs.

Abigail Breslin .My Sister's Keeper.

Jolie Vanier .Shorts.

Yara Shahidi .Imagine »

- Manny

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White Ribbon, The (Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte) | Review

18 February 2010 8:59 PM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Michael Haneke Writer: Michael Haneke Starring: Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Burghart Klaussner, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rainer Bock, Susanne Lothar Welcome to the cold and grey environs of the Protestant north-German village of Eichwald during the fall harvest of 1913. Not long before the outbreak of World War I, Eichwald is still functioning as a semi-feudal society. The lord of the manor – the baron (Ulrich Tukur) – possesses a majority of the wealth and workforce of the village; the pastor (Burghart Klaußner) and the doctor (Rainer Bock) also wield some power due to their societal status. The three men enjoy absolute moral authority over the women, children and peasants of Eichwald. The baron treats his workers like slaves, caring little of their health and safety – one woman falls to her death through rotten floorboards of the baron’s sawmill, yet no one seems to care but her children. The »

- Don Simpson

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Movie Preview & Trailer: The White Ribbon (2010), Starring Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch

23 January 2010 10:36 AM, PST | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

Something strange and sinister is happening in a small Protestant German village just prior to World War I, and no one is talking. The White Ribbon (2010) is a German film that depicts the lives of a baron, a large landowner who also serves as the moral leader of the community, his estate manager (the village pastor), a widowed doctor, and a school teacher who is about to get married. The story is told from the teacher's perspective, many years after the events have transpired. As the normally quiet and peaceful village of Eichwald moves from harvest to harvest, extraordinary things begin to occur. Crops are destroyed, children are abused, a farmer commits suicide, a doctor is severely wounded in an accident on his horse. Some of these incidents appear to be accidental in nature, but most appear to be malevolent. It has the villagers concerned, and leaves them feeling vulnerable and confused. »

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Interview: Cinematographer Christian Berger Unravels ‘The White Ribbon’

15 January 2010 8:29 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The international reputation of director Michael Haneke (”Caché,” “Funny Games”) is due in no small part to his longtime collaboration with cinematographer Christian Berger, who photographed Haneke’s latest film, “The White Ribbon.”

The White Ribbon is a sorrowful, arduous journey about a small village in pre-WW1 Austria whose rigid class structure becomes cracked as a result of a series of mysterious tragedies. With its critical overview of religion, morality, rich vs. poor and the lines crossed within the middle class, The White Ribbon is another exceptional statement in the filmography of Michael Haneke.

Shades of Gray: The Young Villagers in ‘The White Ribbon

Photo credit: © Sony Classics

Side-by-side with this master filmmaker is cinematographer Christian Berger. After first collaborating with Haneke in 1992’s “Benny Video,” Berger has been the perpetrator of the director’s look and feel for four more productions including The White Ribbon.

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