4 items from 2014
One of the bright spots this past film year was the success of Disney’s Frozen. On the strength of it’s more modern princesses and an infectious score, the film set box office records and has garnered two Oscar nominations, Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”, its infectious hit. In honor of Frozen’s nomination, we figured it was time to take a look at the history of animated movies in Original Song.
The history of animated films picking up nominations and wins in Best Original Song is a tale as old as time (see what I did there?). Since the 1930s, animated films have won this award 13 times and over 50 nominations, which you can see below. This is an even greater feat when you think about the consideration that animated films get when lists of musicals are made (they »
- Terence Johnson
Movie producer James “Jim” Jacks, who worked with independent-minded filmmakers including the Coen brothers, Richard Linklater, Sam Raimi and Billy Bob Thornton, died Monday of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
Though his most commercially successful venture was the “The Mummy” franchise, which he launched in 1999 with longtime producing partner Sean Daniel through their Alphaville Films banner, Jacks was known for championing American auteur filmmakers even while working in the studio system at Universal. Alphaville launched in 1992, and the shingle produced Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Tombstone,” John Woo’s “Hard Target” and Kevin Smith’s “Mallrats.”
After studying to be an engineer and getting an Mba, Jacks pursued screenwriting and worked as an entertainment analyst. »
- Dave McNary
Justin Bieber, you are one lucky man. After all your adventures with strippers and alleged prostitutes recently, it’s amazing that Selena was willing to give you another chance. So don’t blow it!
Justin Bieber, I hope you’re thanking the Lord that ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, has been willing to open her heart to you again. Selena Gomez is more forgiving than most women would ever be, even if you are Justin Bieber. That’s because — not many women, can forgive and forget the kind of heartbreak that you’ve put Selena through, even though you two have been split up for several months. Justin — you have to admit that you went more than a little wild with women on your South American and Australian tour.
Shall we remind you that you spent three hours at the infamous Rio de Janeiro brothel, »
- Bonnie Fuller
Things are definitely heating up between Justin and Selena after their Jan. 2 reunion and subsequent romantic beach getaway to Aptos, Calif. These two just can’t seem to stay away from each other, and that’s because Justin is totally ‘obsessed’ with Selena, a friend of the Biebs’ says.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber look so perfect and happy together that it’s almost as if they never split! But is their rekindled romance built to last? Not according to one of Justin’s friends, who says, “They won’t reunite for good.”
Selena and Justin were each other’s first loves so it’s no wonder they keep coming back to each other.
“She’s not over him. She can’t let go,” a source tells Us Weekly.
And the feelings are mutual for Justin. »
4 items from 2014
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