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‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘King’s Speech’, ‘Toy Story 3?, and ‘Never Let Me Go’ Ineligible for WGA Awards

29 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Don't expect to see Winter's Bone, King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon nominated for the WGA Awards. The Writers Guild of America have revealed the list of eligible films, and none of the previously mentioned highly acclaimed movies/screenplays are on the ballot. Before you get up in arms, you must realize that the guild's rules restrict nominations to productions aren't produced by WGA members or under WGA guidelines. Other films missing from the WGA ballot include Biutiful, The Ghost Writer, Nowhere Boy, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and The Way Back. Of the animated feature films, Zack Snyder's Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole passed, while more highly acclaimed movies like Pixar's Toy Story 3 and DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon were deemed ineligible. Last year, several of the high-profile award contenders weren't eligible for WGA Awards, »

- Peter Sciretta

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Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2147

17 November 2010 8:29 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here are the new MPAA ratings from Bulletin No: 2147.

All's Faire In Love Rated PG-13 For some sexual content including references. Release Date: Tba 2011 Between Kings And Queens Rated PG-13 For violence, sexual content and drug material. Drive Angry Rated R For strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. Release Date: February 25, 2011 Easy Money Rated R For strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality. Release Date: Tba 2011 The Hit List Rated R For violence and language. Ip Man 2: Legend Of The Grandmaster Rated R For violence. The Killing Jar Rated R For strong bloody violence, and for language. The Last Circus Rated R For brutal and bloody violence throughout, some strong sexual content, nudity and language. My Girlfriend's Back Rated PG-13 For brief sexual content and language. National Lampoon's Dirty Movie Rated R For pervasive crude sexual humor, strong language, »

- Brad Brevet

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Precious Day: A Conversation With Lee Daniels

25 February 2010 1:10 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With 10 days until Oscar, it's time for theme days. Today's special: Precious.

A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to speak with director Lee Daniels of Precious fame. He was in the middle of a commute from one campaign destination to another. He's not running for public office but Best Director (though that's nearly our favorite sort of public office, don'cha know. What's more public than the Oscars?). From roughly October through February, the Oscar grind devours people: festivals, speaking engagements, parties, premieres, awards shows, travel. I imagine you get through it by way of adrenaline, the psychological boost of a coveted nomination from your peers (or the chance of one prior to January), and sheer force of will. A good sense of humor can't hurt. Daniels definitely had one, laughing at the connection glitches we had and riffing on misheard words that come with interviews on the go-go-go. »


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Wadia: 'Enders cast are nervous, excited'

19 February 2010 4:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders actress Nina Wadia has revealed that some of her co-stars are "panicking intensely" over their involvement in tonight's live episode. Wadia, who plays battleaxe Zainab Masood on the BBC soap, told This Morning that there is currently a mix of nerves and excitement on the set of the long-running programme. Today's special instalment will mark the drama's 25th anniversary and feature the long-awaited reveal of Archie Mitchell's killer. Speaking of the challenge that the cast are facing, Wadia commented: "I'm not involved in the live episode but it's still nerve wracking and it's very exciting (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Mannequin' Modeling for a Reboot

18 January 2010 6:54 AM, PST | AMC - Script to Screen | See recent AMC - Script to Screen news »

Remember the 1987 fantasy-comedy "Mannequin" starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall? It was about a guy (MCarthy) who falls in love with a department store mannequin (that only he can see). Yes, I realize that sounds strangely similar to the plot of "Weird Science" and oddly, even the 1980s children's show "Today's Special."

In any event, it appears that "Mannequin" is the next film that producers want to update for the 2010s. says that the newly reformed Gladden Entertainment is in early development to remake the film and that they are currently hunting for a writer and in talks with a studio.

Now, I won't lie. I loved "Mannequin" as a little kid (I was maybe 4 when it came out, so I first saw it on HBO a year later or so), but when I re-watched it a few years ago (during a James Spader-marathon), let's just say »

- Christina Warren

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