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The 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards!

13 March 2009 5:11 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

After a few years’ absence, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are back in their original format, giving you the chance to vote for the best genre films, filmmakers and actors from the past year. There was such a bumper crop of good stuff released in 2008 that narrowing down the nominees to five in certain categories was truly tough; a couple of movies (most notably Splinter) will wait till next year when they’ve gotten more DVD exposure.

E-mail your votes (be sure to vote in all categories; personal e-mails only, no mass ballots) to postalzone@starloggroup.com. For the Fango Hall of Fame, be sure not to vote for Dario Argento, Rick Baker, Clive Barker, Mario Bava, Rob Bottin, Doug Bradley, Tim Burton, Bruce Campbell, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs, Don Coscarelli, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Cushing, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund, »

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2009 Warner Brothers Picture Preview: ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Harry Potter 6,’ ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ More

20 January 2009 10:55 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Warner Brothers has released a slate of images from their entire 2009 schedule of films, the first half of which are were highlighted in a 25-image slideshow last week with the second half of the exciting 2009 Warner Brothers slate featured below.

This 26-image slideshow contains official press images and schedule information for the recently announced slate of films to be released by Warner Brothers Pictures in the second half of 2009 including new movies starring Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Radcliffe, Matt Damon, Kate Beckinsale, Jude Law, Vera Farmiga, and James Marsden.

These 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures include “The Hangover,” “My Sister’s Keeper,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “The Orphan,” “Shorts,” “Final Destination: Death Trip 3D,” “Whiteout,” “The Informant,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Box,” and “Sherlock Holmes”. All films have images in the slideshow below.

The release dates, cast lists, and filmmaker information for these Warner Brothers »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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British Academy Film Awards Announce Longlist Nominations

6 January 2009 11:09 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Boy oh boy, the British Academy sure meant it when they said longlist, 'cause folks, their nomination list is long!

Just an example, under the Best Picture category, 15 films are nominated!

Leading the pack are "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" with 14 nominations each.

"Slumdog Millionaire," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road," "Changeling" and "The Dark Knight" received 13 nominations each, and "Milk" and "Burn After Reading" 11.

The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London.s Royal Opera House.

Click Read More to see the complete list, or, longlist of nominees.

Longlist for the British Academy Film Awards:

Best Film

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

"Burn After Reading"

"Changeling"

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

"The Dark Knight "

"Doubt"

"Frost/Nixon"

"In Bruges"

"I've Loved You So Long"

"Milk"

"The Reader"

"Revolutionary Road"

"Slumdog Millionaire"

"Wall-e"

"The Wrestler"

Adapted Screenplay

"The Baader Meinhof Complex"

"The Boy in the Striped »

- Manny

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The BAFTA Long List is Looney

6 January 2009 7:24 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The BAFTA long lists have been announced. "The What now what list?" I hear awards newbies screaming. Basically the British Oscars have a "semi-finals" round which narrows things down in all categories. Unfortunately it's still (mostly) the same films again. The following films might be nominated for the British Oscar for Best Picture:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Burn After Reading, Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, In Bruges, I’ve Loved You So Long, Milk, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-e and The Wrestler [Warning: Rant averse readers should scroll away to another post now]

The big thorn in my side this awards season --there's always a thorn -- has been the shabby treatment that Rachel Getting Married keeps getting. As much as I love Anne Hathaway's performance I think the film is even better than she is. Somehow other Best Actress vehicles that aren't as strong, as whole movies go, »

- NATHANIEL R

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