8 items from 2009
With the proliferation of Top Tens and Best Of lists on the internet at this time of year we wanted to try something a little different.
2009 was an important year for the business of cinema; games were changed with the acquiescence of audiences to the notion of 3D, low budgets met with large returns, old franchises spawned reboots and rebakes with varying success, the British film industry remained strong and gave us some bright new stars in our sky.
We asked our writers to come up with an alternative set of awards which would honour those films, directors and actors who made 2009 such an enjoyable year. Strong emotions are rendered in strong language, be warned if words offend.
So, here now, I present to you our awards for 2009 – The Truffles.
- Jon Lyus
One Good Scare? Whoop-doo!
Rydell the Golden Weiner (a 10 month half lab-half dachshund), has spent the better part of an hour barking at an old Doritos bag drifting in the dark, wet field behind my house. A gust of wind just blew this weird cellophane creature over the fence, giving my poor pooch a terrifying holiday fright.
It's Halloween weekend and I want to be that scared. It's been far too long since something jumped out from behind the closet door, filling me with night terrors. I thought Paranormal Activity would do the trick. But seriously? I saw scarier shit in the shoebox apartment I used to rent out in Burbank. The film gets a Boo! from The Whoop-Doo Nation elite. It's well made for what it is. Sure. But its four good (tiny) scares are all given away in the trailer. There is nothing in the film that makes »
It was just last summer that I would get on a plane every Wednesday morning and fly across the country from New York to L.A. to shoot our show "Fnmtv" live on a Friday night. It was one of the best summers ever, made even better by the wonderful people that worked on the show and their extended families.
Cue Pete Wentz and his wife, Ashlee Simpson. Working on the show was the first time I had ever met Pete and Ashlee properly. At the time Ashlee was heavily pregnant with Bronx, and Pete was juggling his duties with Fall Out Boy, who were back in the studio working on their new album, and his new role as "Fnmtv" host. From day one, they were genuinely the nicest couple ever. We've been friends ever since, so when Ashlee stopped by the studio today, it was great to see her, »
- Tim Kash
The Spike TV  Scream Awards, dedicated to horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, has just announced the nominees for the 4th annual award show. Aside from questionable nominees like Twilight and Transformers 2, many of the smaller genre pictures Sound On Sight has championed in the past year made an appearance in one of the several categories. These films include Splinter for best horror film, Drag Me To Hell, nominated for the Ultimate Scream award, and Moon for best Science Fiction movie. The links below will lead you to the Sound On Sight episode when we reviewed the movies. Take a listen and let us know if you agree with our views. Below I have also indicated our picks from the list of nominees. Enjoy! In the mean time you can also head over to their site and cast your vote. http://www.spike.com/event/scream2009  The ceremony will take place on Saturday, »
Spike TV has revealed the nominees for the 2009 Scream Awards, the cable outlet's fourth annual presentation of this event. Topping the list this year with the most nominations is Star Trek with 17 including The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year category. X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Watchmen both followed with 13 nominations each while HBO's vampire cable series True Blood was next with nine nominations.
As judged by a panel of professionals assembled from the arenas of film, television, books and comics, the 2009 Scream Awards will be handed out on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. Spike TV will air the two-hour awards program on its channel on Tuesday, October 27. Presenters and musical acts slated to appear during the awards ceremony will be announced shortly.
- Patrick Sauriol
“Resistance is futile” this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual Scream, the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17, at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Scream 2009 celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 Pm-Midnight, Et/Pt). Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.
“Eight out of the 10 highest grossing films of all time are in the ‘Scream’ genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of Scream 2009 and senior vice president of event production, »
- Uncle Creepy
For the past four years, Spike TV has been on the map of cable TV award shows with their annual Scream Awards, giving notice to genres and categories that all other award shows overlook. From comic books to horror films, the Scream Awards have made basic cable award shows fun for the rest of us.
The network just released their list of nominees for this year’s show, which have been chosen by their Advisory Board of Hollywood and Genre Leaders. On the board are known genre names such as Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Roland Emmerich, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Eli Roth, Zack Snyder, and more.
The Ultimate Scream
- Matt Raub
With awards season just around the corner, one of the funner award shows has just announced its list of 2009 nominees. Its Spike TV's 2009 Scream Awards, which honors the best in sci-fi and horror. Here is the official press release with all of this year's contenders:
"Resistance is futile" this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual Scream Awards, the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Scream 2009 celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 Pm-Midnight, Et/Pt). Presenters and »
8 items from 2009
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