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Pointedly going for some sense of honesty and "reality" not often seen among the standard fare of romantic comedies, Going the Distance frequently loses itself to this effort, which feels false (and vulgar for the sake of vulgarity) more often than it describes the truth it's after.
Though the film would have benefited greatly from a few more minds scrutinizing many of the details (it is written by new comer Geoff Latulippe, and directed by Nanette Burstein, who only has documentaries under her belt to this point), there is an underlying gravity that pulls the audience along, even if it is offered few chances to take center stage.
It's the story of a long-distance relationship, thoroughly entrenched in being for and about the exact age demographic of its actors, but it manages to conquer its own shtick and make some keen observations about relationships in general. Chiefly, in respect to the long-distance classic question, »
- Marc Eastman
Going The Distance (Blu-ray)Warner/New Line Home Video2010/Rated R/Running Time 103 minsList Price $35.99 – Now AvailableGoing the Distance was one of the last surprises of what was a mediocre summer for 2010. The Drew Barrymore and Justin Long romantic comedy treats the subject of a long distance relationship in a manner that's sweet, hilarious and surprisingly mature. No doubt the picture's strong suit is the onscreen relationship between its two leads and that's obviously due in large part to the fact that they were once a real life couple. But their onscreen love story is given hilarious support by SNL's Jason Sudeikis, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Charlie Day and a genuinely funny Christina Applegate as Barrymore's over-protective older sibling.Even if you've never been in a long distance relationship we can all certainly relate to it. You're unexpectedly driven apart from your significant other or develop feelings »
We know you were losing sleep over it, so we're happy to be the first to tell you that Furry Vengeance and Yogi Bear are both eligible to be nominated for Best Screenplay Oscars on January 25. Also that Marmaduke score that has been wearing out your iPod? It's eligible too. However, the inclusion of these 2010 masterpieces really isn't that big a surprise. With final nominations just over a month away the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 241 screenplays - 134 original and 107 adapted - are eligible for a Best Screenplay nomination and that music from 77 films is eligible for Best Original Score (not including Black Swan, The Fighter or The Kids Are All Right ). Add those to the 248 films eligible  for Best Picture and Oscar voters have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks. Kind of. See the full lists, the favorites and read the rules after the jump. »
- Germain Lussier
The AMPAS have named 241 scripts eligible for the Academy Awards — 134 original, 107 adapted. Unlike the WGA, Winter’s Bone, King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon will be considered.
The AMPAS have also released the list of nominees for best score. The list was narrowed down to 77 scores, which makes Best Original Score the 2011 Oscar the category with the least number of films under consideration. The scores for Black Swan, True Grit, The Kids Are Alright and The Fighter will not be eligible to compete this year. Clint Mansell‘s Black Swan score and Carter Burwell‘s True Grit score were disqualified attributed to a designation within Rule 16 of the Academy’s Special Rules for Music Awards (5d under “Eligibility”), which excludes “scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music.” Meanwhile, the scores for The Kids Are All Right, »
There was a minor kerfluffle last night when it was announced only 76 screenplays from 2010 are eligible for the WGA Awards, leaving out such quality films as Toy Story 3, The King's Speech, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. No need to fret over Oscar consideration: the AMPAS named 241 scripts eligible for the Academy Awards -- 134 original, 107 adapted. The AMPAS is a bit pickier about original scores, though -- Black Swan, True Grit, The Kids Are All Right, and The Fighter were deemed ineligible last week. The list was narrowed down to 77 scores, which makes Best Original Score the 2011 Oscar the category with the least number of films under consideration. Hit the jump to see the full list of films up for the original screenplay, adapted screenplay, and original score categories. Via TheWrap: Original Screenplays Agora All Good Things Alpha And Omega Animal Kingdom Another Year Aparoris Applause Biutiful Black Swan »
- Brendan Bettinger
A long distance romance seems doomed from the start, but for Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long), it is worth a try. Their relationship is new and intense and neither is ready for it to end simply because of geography. What follows is a story of the obstacles and the triumphs of their attempts to follow their hearts, on two different coasts. Be forewarned, this is a mature comedy, aimed at the 30 to 50 year olds, for all others it may seem unintelligible as it requires an acceptance of frank discussions and colorful language in everyday usage, or at least enough to toughen sensibilities. That being said, Going the Distance is wildly funny, »
- June L.
Directed by: Nanette Burstein
Running Time: 1 hr 49 mins
Available Now of Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download
Plot: Garrett (Long) finally finds a woman (Barrymore) he cares about, unfortunately she’s moving in six weeks. They’ll attempt to make the long distance relationship (from New York to San Fransisco) work.
Who’S It For? Guys, are you sick of sitting through romantic comedy crap like The Back-up Plan and Leap Year? Yes, you are, and so are most women though they have a tougher time admitting it. This romance gives you reality, charm and funny.
With Going the Distance, the title is the only bad part. This isn’t a sports movie. But let’s move on to the good stuff.
Most romantic comedies follow a safe »
- Jeff Bayer
We've been reflecting on the films of 2010, and hopefully you've all gotten to cast your votes in my best of entertainment polls. But now I have another, more specific question for you regarding this year's movies. We all have our favorite flicks of the year, but I know that there were standout characters that we each loved. In a movie full of awesome characters, Kieran Culkin's Wallace in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World became my favorite personality, while Rose Byrne blew me away with how funny she was as Jackie Q in Get Him to the Greek. And to me, the best part of Going the Distance was Charlie Day as the eccentric Bff Dan. Now it's your turn - which movie characters were your favorites in 2010? »
- Shannon Vestal
So far I've collected six separate 2010 compilation videos looking back at the this year's collection of films. To the best of my knowledge, these six videos include clips from 303 films and together they total 34:34. I have included the complete list of films on the second page if you are interested. Let me know if I'm missing any, but I think it's pretty safe to say if you liked a film in 2010 one of these following videos will feature it.
So, have a watch and leave your thoughts on which one is your favorite in the comments below and if you find another one online that I should add to the collection shoot me an email.
By: Zack Young
By: The Sleepy Skunk
By: Matthew Shapiro
By: Gen I
By: Kees van Dijkhuizen
On the next page is one final compilation piece, but it plays automatically once the page is »
- Brad Brevet
The following post comes from community member RK2590, who shared it in the Buzz Best of 2010 group. I happened to see a lot of movies in 2010, and while I loved the majority of this year's Oscar frontrunners, there are always a few movies that seem to slip through the cracks. Whether they underwhelmed critics or failed to perform at the box office, here are my favorite underrated movies of 2010. After you read the list, chime in with your own! Going the Distance: Critics didn't take to Justin Long and Drew Barrymore's romantic comedy, but I thought their relationship felt relatable and the jokes were genuinely funny for a change. I'd take this movie over other cheesy romances like Dear John and When in Rome any day. Shutter Island: The film did quite well at the box office but received mixed reviews. I think people were expecting too much from it; sure, »
- Buzz Community
41 Songs were declared eligible for Oscar's least cinematically relevant prize a short while ago. Wheeee!
We only didn't share them yesterday because every single damn thing happens in the same week. I'd be more excited about this category if recent years hadn't seen the big show trending away from original performers singing their original songs. If I can't see Cher doing her Burlesque number(s) on Oscar night, someone is going down.
The Academy will choose up to 5 of these songs as nominees, depending on how their voting goes. I've included video accompaniment when available - listen (and watch up).
Which are you rooting for?
Please god no. No more honors for this eyesore movie.
oooh, now this is more like it. Sadly, it's only a partial video.
a Burlesque suite. »
- NATHANIEL R
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 248 feature films are eligible for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards. According to THR, 274 films were eligible in 2009, and 281 in 2008. If I had to guess which films will be selected I would have to say Inception, Black Swan, Social Network, King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, The Fighter, True Grit, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3 and Rabbit Hole.
To make the cut, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.
Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion »
In 2009, THR reports, 274 films were considered eligible for the Best Picture Oscar, but this year that number has dropped just a small amount it seems. Rules state that to make the cut, for the movie award that every film maker dreams of winning, an eligible feature must a) have a running time of over 40 minutes, b) must open in a commercial picture in L.A. County by the stroke of 12am on the 31st of December and run for seven days, and c) must have been shown in theatres on 35mm or 70mm, or in a qualifying digital format. Tough, eh?
With that in mind, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced on Monday the 248 films that are eligible to win.
Prepare for the long list…
All Good Things
Anton Chekov’S The »
- Laura Stackhouse
tEver look at the Oscar nominations and think, “Seriously how did that get nominated?” Well, a little peak behind the curtains reveals how your Best Picture sausage is made.
The Academy looks over all the feature films released in the present year and then breaks them down for eligibility under the following:
Films must be at least forty minutes long, which is the designation for “feature length.”Films must have their first public exhibition/distribution as a theatrical motion picture; no more than 10 minutes or 10% (whichever comes first) can be displayed in a “nontheatrical medium” prior to the film’s theatrical release.The publicly exhibited film must be within the following specs: 35mm or 70mm film, or in a 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format with a minimum projector resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixelsAnd finally, the film must be available for paid admission in a commercial theater in L. »
- Kristy Puchko
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 248 feature films are eligible for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards. The number is down from previous years -- According to THR , 274 films were eligible in 2009, and 281 in 2008. The list of 248 eligible films have been sent with a nominations ballot to all active and life members of the Academy "who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than ten pictures." The ten films receiving the highest number of votes shall become the nominations for final voting for the Best Picture award. The nominations will be announced live on January 25th 2011 at 5:30am psd. The rules for eligibility is as follows: Films must be feature length (defined as over 40 minutes) Publicly exhibited by means of 35mm or 70mm film, or in a 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format with a minimum projector resolution »
- Peter Sciretta
Going the Distance may not be your typical romantic comedy, but it still has all the flare or lack thereof inherent in your run-of-the-mill rom-com. Instead of a tale about two people who couldn’t be more different falling in love, Going the Distance is about two people who quickly realize they are perfect for each other, but are forced to live lives apart. Drew Barrymore stars alongside Justin Long, as two people who couldn’t be more right for each other. While it’s hard to shake the fact that your watching a love story featuring the “I’m a Mac” guy from the Apple commercials, you quickly fall for supporting actors Christina Applegate and Charlie Day. Jason Sudeikis of SNL fame also co-stars to a lesser extent, but his role feels more like a late add on to spruce up the gags.
Erin (Barrymore) and Garrett (Long) are just getting over a breakup. »
Early this week GenRocks got this year’s film video mash-up ball rolling with the awesome Filmography 2010, (click here to familiarise yourself) now another editing master has stepped up to the challenge. Matt Shapiro (aka YouTube poster oyguvaltshappy) has been The Cinescape for 4 years, since back in 2006. The amount of films he has decided to use isn’t as huge as Filmography 2010, but he’s put in some great clips of some of the best movies to grace our screens this year, including The Social Network, Black Swan, 127 Hours and Tron: Legacy (you can’t deny, visually Tron looked damn good).
Here’s what Shapiro had to say about this year’s effort:
“I am a huge believer in the notion that while some films may be for adults and others for kids, and while some films may be of higher quality than those aimed at the lowest common denominator, »
- Laura Stackhouse
Sorry Gen I, but the sheriff is back in town. Just because your montage was the first to the finishing line, doesn’t at all mean you have won the race.
Here’s Matt Shaprio’s emotionally uplifting, astonishing, jaw-dropping montage celebrating the year in film. He’s once again called it The Cinescape – a fitting title because you can lose yourself in this video, scored to The Killers’ “A Dustland Fairytale”.
Well done Mr. Shapiro. This has more soul, more resonance than Gen I’s. It’s better made, despite not having as high quality clips. For me, this could be Shapiro’s best.
You can check out his 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 vids at those links.
I am a huge believer in the notion that while some films may be for adults and others for kids, and while some films may be of higher quality than those aimed at the lowest common denominator, »
- Matt Holmes
And then there were 41. Below is a list of eligible original songs that have a chance of being nominated for the 83rd Academy Awards. Do you leave like anything is left off? So far, I feel like “If I Rise” from Dido and A. R. Rahman is the inside track. I wish Boxer Rebellion’s “If You Run” would get one. Actually, as long as “if” is in the title, I’ll be happy.
“Alice” from Alice in Wonderland
“Forever One Love” from Black Tulip
“Freedom Song” from Black Tulip
“Bound to You” from Burlesque
“Welcome to Burlesque” from Burlesque
“You Haven‘t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque
“There‘s a Place for Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
“Me and Tennessee” from Country Strong
“Prettiest Girls” from Despicable Me
“Dear Laughing »
- Jeff Bayer
For the last four years, we've been featuring Matthew Shapiro's yearly film video montages (you can watch the videos which highlight previous years here: 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , and 2006 . His latest video, 2010: The Cinescape has been released just in time for the new year. This year Shapiro edited the video to The Killers' "A Dustland Fairytale" , a more upbeat tune than last year's Radiohead. Here is a note from Matt: I am a huge believer in the notion that while some films may be for adults and others for kids, and while some films may be of higher quality than those aimed at the lowest common denominator, escaping into the world of a film is a universal experience that we all crave, no matter who we are or how greatly our tastes differ. The goal of this video is to at least begin to capture the essence of what that lose-yourself-to-film feeling is like. »
- Peter Sciretta
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