11 items from 2012
I’m a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer…
Wow, I must’ve thrown you off guard there for a moment. I say that first statement because my love of that show led me into my subsequent love of Angel. I wouldn’t have given it a fair shake but because I’ve been proven wrong before, I popped on the series premiere and I liked it but I felt it needed improving. So, I watched the entire series run of Angel, sometimes four or five episodes at a time. And man, there were some absolute standouts among them all. I really didn’t see any great episodes from the beginning but the episodes started to pick up after the season two premiere and just went on from there. I handpicked my top five and here we go:
And obviously, spoilers lie beyond here.
5. “Waiting in the Wings,” episode »
- Nathan Smith
We still have a bunch of things to share from this past weekend's New York Comic Con, and we had a particularly busy day on Saturday with tons of interviews, lots of movie presentations and very little time (or Wifi) to get it all up right away. One of the odder movies to show up at this year's con was Warner Bros.' Beautiful Creatures , an adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and produced by Alcon Entertainment. The movie's written and directed by Richard Lagravenese, whose last two films Freedom Writers and P.S. I Love You would not make one think he'd ever have a movie presented at Comic Con. In fact, Lagravenese also wrote Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King and Alfonso Cuarón's A Little Princess , two pivotal films that »
The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Oct. 18 • 'Assistance (Greed)', Pa• 'Gee's Bend', Ar • 'Hard Times: An American Musical' • 'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' • Nyfa, 'Love Song' • Nyu, 'Leftovers' • 'The Lion King', Dancers, B'way & Tour Fri. Oct. 19 • 'Assistance (Greed)', Pa • 'Gee's Bend', Ar • 'Million Dollar Quartet', Us Tour • 'Silence! The Musical' Sat. Oct. 20 • 'Puppet Romeo & Juliet' • Restoration NYC Metro Area Mass Choir • Sarah Lawrence College Short Film Projects • 'The History Boys' • Wesleyan, 'Driven' • 'Woman, Behold, Thy Son!' Sun. Oct. 21 • 'The History Boys' • 'A Christmas Carol', NYC & Costa Rica Mon. Oct. 22 • 'A Christmas Carol', »
Big Idea Entertainment is proud to release their newest DVD VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess . God.s Little Girl, available at Christian retail stores August 11th and everywhere August 14th and M&C.s giving away a VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess Prize Pack - which includes a Penniless Princess DVD, Girl's Journal and Activity Book, Princess and the Popstar DVD, Songs for a Princess CD and more. In this Veggie-version of the children.s book A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Larry the Cucumber stars as Captain Crew and helps to teach an important lesson about knowing your own true worth to his young daughter, Sarah, even if only through his spirit. Sweet Sarah has everything a little girl could want. »
- Patrick Luce
Saying that most movies, whether independent or blockbuster, star men is such an extreme understatement that it's like saying the ocean is wet. Sadly, even when women are given the lead, they're frequently just passive damsels in distress. That's equally true with child roles. The standard for young female characters is that even when they're smarter, their male counterpart ends up with all the glory (Harry Potter, we're looking in your direction).
Fortunately, we're not the only ones who've noticed this pattern, and a few movies have begun featuring girls in starring roles — ones where they not only don't play second fiddle to men, in some, they even get to make their own honest-to-goodness choices. Pixar joins the trend with its latest, Brave, the studio's first movie to feature a female lead. In honor of its release, we put together a list of our favorite movies starring spunky young women. »
- reelz gustafson
Emmanuel Lubezki won the top prize from the American Society of Cinematographers for lensing "The Tree of Life." He also claimed top honors from both the Gotham and L.A. film critics for his lensing of this Terrence Malick film and is the frontrunner in Best Cinematography Malick's last three movies -- "Days of Heaven" (1978), "The Thin Red Line" (1998), and "The New World" (2005) -- were all recognized in this race with "Days" winning. Lubezki lensed "The New World" and has contended at the Oscars three other times: "A Little Princess" (1995); "Sleepy Hollow" (1999); and "Children of Men" (2006) which also won him the Asc prize. Robert Richardson reaped his seventh Oscar nomination for "Hugo." He won in 2004 for another Martin Scorsese film "The Aviator" and earned his first Oscar for "JFK" (1991). His most recent »
Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life Following numerous Us-based critics' citations, Emmanuel Lubezki's work on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life has earned him the American Society of Cinematographers' Award at the Asc's 26th annual awards. The ceremony was held Sunday night at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. An Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography, The Tree of Life is a complex family drama starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film marked the second time the Mexican-born Lubezki took home the Asc Award; he had previously won for Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men (2006). An earlier Asc nomination for Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) preceded Lubezki two victories. Additionally, Lubezki has been nominated for five Academy Awards. Besides his three Asc movies, he was also shortlisted for Cuarón's A Little Princess (1995) and Malick's The New World. »
- Andre Soares
Effects-laden visual feasts of the imagination are all very well and brilliant, but they are also, apparently, a total hassle to make. Coupled with the levels of studio interference, hostility, and arguments that ensued, Terry Gilliam found himself in the position of just wanting to make something relatively simple. Hence The Fisher King, released in 1991. A budget of $24 million returned a box office of roughly $42 million; it was as critically acclaimed as ever, but a very different beast from the director's previous films.
Written by Richard Lagravenese (writer of Cuaron's A Little Princess, Eastwood's The Bridges Of Madison County, and, sadly, writer and director of two-hour guff fest Ps. I Love You), The Fisher King is a very 90s (fashion, music, yuppie culture, Jeff Bridges' »
Emmanuel Lubezki won the top prize from the American Society of Cinematographers for lensing;"The Tree of Life." He has already won top honors with both the Gotham and L.A. film critics for his lensing of this Terrence Malick movie and is one of the five Oscar nominees. He won this award in 2006 for "Children of Men" and contended in 1999 for "Sleepy Hollow." He reaped Oscar bids for those two films, as well as "A Little Princess" (1995) and "A New World," his last collaboration with Malick, but has yet to prevail at the Academy Awards. Lubezki's strongest competiton at the Oscars may well be Robert Richardson. He reaped his 10th Asc nom for the 3D filming of "Hugo." While Richardson has won two of his previous six Oscar races -- "JFK" (1991) and "The Aviator" (2005) -- he has yet to win over his guild. Make Your Oscar Predictions: What will win Best Cinematograph. »
Some of my favorite movies happen to feature wonderful child actors, such as A Little Princess (the Cuarón version), About a Boy, Mostly Martha and Little Miss Sunshine. I say that to preface this statement: I can't recall the last time I've been so annoyed by a child actor as I was during the preview screening of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This is a problem, as precocious Oskar Schell (played by newbie Thomas Horn) is in most of the film. And it may have been the character as much as (if not more than) the actor that made me want to walk out of the theatre halfway through.
Oskar is a very troubled child. His father Thomas (Tom Hanks) was killed on 9/11, and they had an extremely close relationship. Thomas had told his son about a lost sixth borough of New York, and Oskar began investigating what had happened to it. »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
Wednesday's announcement of the five contenders for the American Society of Cinematographers prize in the feature film category is topped by Emmanuel Lubezki for "The Tree of Life." He has already won top honors with both the Gotham and L.A. film critics for his lensing of this Terrence Malick movie. He won this award in 2006 for "Children of Men" and contended in 1999 for "Sleepy Hollow." He reaped Oscar bids for those two films, as well as "A Little Princess" (1995) and "A New World," his last collaboration with Malick, but has yet to prevail at the Academy Awards. Lubezki's strongest competiton may well be Robert Richardson who reaped his 10th bid for the 3D filming of "Hugo." While Richardson has won two of his six Oscar races -- "JFK" (1991) and "The Aviator" (2005) -- he has yet to win over his guild. Make Your Oscar Predictions: Which films be nominated »
11 items from 2012
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