Category: FILM NEWS


This week on The Film List, I take a look at the Fall TV premiere dates for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.  Want to know when your favorite shows are returning?  (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy)  Want to know what new shows will be on this fall? (Blue Bloods, Hawaii-50, Lone Star)  This is the podcast for you.  I go in detail when to set your DVRs and what shows I’m looking forward to viewing.

I also talk about Homicide : Life on the Street,  Buried,  Shade,  The Sting,  Pirana 3-D, among other shows and films.

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THE FILM LIST : SEASON 2 EPISODE 5

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Yes, Buried at the Sundance Film festival was a huge success.  It sold to Lionsgate for 3.2 million, the first film to sell at the festival.  The budget was around 1 million dollars.  I play a small role at the end of the film and I’m proud of my good friend, writer Chris Sparling for his new found success and a perminate say in the Hollywood arena.  You did it brotha!

Here is an article from :  Jevon Phillips, 24 frames blog from the LA Times :

Before “Buried” screened to a capacity crowd, some of which got in by standing in line for six hours, star Ryan Reynolds set the tone by telling the audience: “I hope you enjoy this film as much as I hated making it.” The film was not only an ordeal for the star and filmmakers. Many in the audience commented afterward — verbally and through numerous tweets that smart phone wielders instantly sent — that their hearts were still racing and their hands still felt as if they were gripping the arm of their theater seats. The Brangelina breakup talk filtering through the audience was quickly forgotten as the film began. Ryan Reynolds’ Paul Conroy opens the film in the dark, in a box. A guy who already has to take anxiety medication is not the most well-suited to be in this situation, but that’s where we find the contractor/truck driver. He’s been buried there by terrorists in Iraq, or as one of the characters in the film says, “people just like you and me,” except that they resort to kidnapping for ransom when they’re in dire straits. Inside of this box, which looks to be about 9 to 10 feet long and about 3 feet tall, is the Zippo lighter that Paul brought with him, the anxiety pills, a flask of alcohol, and, as Conroy later learns, a cellphone and a bag left by the terrorists with assorted goodies in it — including a flashlight that doesn’t always work. The film is often mostly lighted, as director Rodrigo Cortes later confirmed, using Paul’s lighter (and light from the cellphone). Reynolds adds a touch of angsty comedy, but this suspense-filled film kept the audience on edge as they listened to Conroy’s frantic phone calls for help and to connect with his family. FBI, state officials, and even people on the ground in Iraq seem to be little consolation as time ticks on and the kidnappers’ demands are not met. It’s a solitary intense Ryan Reynolds, all the time (no cutting back to family — worried or not). And then there was also a stressed-out snake (again, according to Cortes). The crowd cheered and gave the film rousing applause when it ended. Besides director Cortes and star Reynolds, screenwriter Chris Sparling came up on stage in the post-film Q&A. Reynolds’ mind-state inside of the confined space, Cortes’ choice to stick with one actor onscreen the whole time, and Sparling’s inspiration for writing the movie were just some of the many questions brought up. For Sparling, the idea was born of necessity. “I thought: ‘What would be the cheapest movie to make ever.’ I just thought of smaller and smaller locations, and less and less actors.” Cortes also answered a lot of questions, including some from us as he stopped to have a chat, still basking in the post-screening glow.

2010 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS!

I’m a big Golden Globe fan, love that Hollywood Foreign press.  But no Lost as best drama!  No Terry O’Quinn?  No Josh Holloway?  Come on foreign press.  Michael Emerson did get a nomination, as he should.  But I’m a bit bitter that the rest of the cast didn’t get nods.

I am excited for George Clooney and Matt Damon, well deserved.  Plus Sandra Bullock  getting 2 nominations for The Proposal  and The Blindside, I love her.  But who I expect for to win and also take home oscar gold in February : QUENTIN TARANTINO (Picture/Director and CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Actor) – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

So here is the list, haven’t examined it yet, but I’ll be commenting on them as we get close to the big night on january 17th, 2010 on NBC.

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS LIST FOR 2010 :

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
EMILY BLUNT – THE YOUNG VICTORIA
SANDRA BULLOCK – THE BLIND SIDE
HELEN MIRREN – THE LAST STATION
CAREY MULLIGAN – AN EDUCATION
GABOUREY SIDIBE – PRECIOUS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
JEFF BRIDGES – CRAZY HEART
GEORGE CLOONEY – UP IN THE AIR
COLIN FIRTH – A SINGLE MAN
MORGAN FREEMAN – INVICTUS
TOBEY MAGUIRE – BROTHERS

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
THE HANGOVER
IT’S COMPLICATED
JULIE & JULIA
NINE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR
MUSICAL

SANDRA BULLOCK – THE PROPOSAL
MARION COTILLARD – NINE
JULIA ROBERTS – DUPLICITY
MERYL STREEP – IT’S COMPLICATED
MERYL STREEP – JULIE & JULIA

For more, follow me after the jump!

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY
OR MUSICAL

MATT DAMON – THE INFORMANT!
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – NINE
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – SHERLOCK HOLMES
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT – (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
MICHAEL STUHLBARG – A SERIOUS MAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
CORALINE
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
UP

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BAARIA (ITALY)
BROKEN EMBRACES (SPAIN)
THE MAID (CHILE)
A PROPHET (FRANCE)
THE WHITE RIBBON (GERMANY)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

PENÉLOPE CRUZ – NINE
VERA FARMIGA – UP IN THE AIR
ANNA KENDRICK – UP IN THE AIR
MO’NIQUE – PRECIOUS
JULIANNE MOORE – A SINGLE MAN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

MATT DAMON – INVICTUS
WOODY HARRELSON – THE MESSENGER
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER – THE LAST STATION
STANLEY TUCCI – THE LOVELY BONES
CHRISTOPH WALTZ – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
KATHRYN BIGELOW – THE HURT LOCKER
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR
CLINT EASTWOOD – INVICTUS
JASON REITMAN – UP IN THE AIR
QUENTIN TARANTINO – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
NEILL BLOMKAMP – DISTRICT 9
MARK BOAL – THE HURT LOCKER
NANCY MEYERS – IT’S COMPLICATED
JASON REITMAN – UP IN THE AIR
QUENTIN TARANTINO – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“CINEMA ITALIANO” — NINE
“I WANT TO COME HOME” — EVERYBODY’S FINE
“I WILL SEE YOU” — AVATAR
“THE WEARY KIND (THEME FROM CRAZY HEART)” — CRAZY
HEART
“WINTER” — BROTHERS

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BIG LOVE (HBO)
DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
HOUSE (FOX)
MAD MEN (AMC)
TRUE BLOOD (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA

GLENN CLOSE – DAMAGES
JANUARY JONES – MAD MEN
JULIANNA MARGULIES – THE GOOD WIFE
ANNA PAQUIN – TRUE BLOOD
KYRA SEDGWICK – THE CLOSER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
SIMON BAKER – THE MENTALIST
MICHAEL C. HALL – DEXTER
JON HAMM – MAD MEN
HUGH LAURIE – HOUSE
BILL PAXTON – BIG LOVE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 ROCK (NBC)
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
GLEE (FOX)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
THE OFFICE (NBC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

TONI COLLETTE – UNITED STATES OF TARA
COURTENEY COX – COUGAR TOWN
EDIE FALCO – NURSE JACKIE
TINA FEY – 30 ROCK
LEA MICHELE – GLEE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ALEC BALDWIN – 30 ROCK
STEVE CARELL – THE OFFICE
DAVID DUCHOVNY – CALIFORNICATION
THOMAS JANE – HUNG
MATTHEW MORRISON – GLEE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JANE ADAMS – HUNG
ROSE BYRNE – DAMAGES
JANE LYNCH – GLEE
JANET McTEER – INTO THE STORM
CHLOË SEVIGNY – BIG LOVE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

MICHAEL EMERSON – LOST
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
WILLIAM HURT – DAMAGES
JOHN LITHGOW – DEXTER
JEREMY PIVEN – ENTOURAGE

Comic Con 2009  is in full swing.  I mean full swing.  Our good friends from The Transmission are there.  Jay and Jack (Nudia.TV) are doing daily recaps from The Con.  Many many folks are scrambling to get the Ben Linus bobblehead, going to their favorite panels, getting knock down by a Wookie or smelling the order of a freaky fan.  Comic Con is crazy and everyone is just loving it.

So if you are sick of searching for footage and everytime you do a Comic Con search you come with Twilight New Moon this, Twilight that, here is the basics.  Just some simple tidbits of some main findings at Comic Con 2009 :

1.  Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance, for a minute, with Tim Burton at the ALICE IN WONDERLAND  panel.

2.  Elisabeth Mitchell (LOST’s Juliet) promoted her new show V.  She also joined a host of Wonderwoman (Sigourney, Eliza, Ahura) for a panel.  She was asked about Juliet’s fate in season 6 of Lost.  She was coached and pretty much gave a Darlton answer : we’ll see if what Jack did worked.

3.  The new Tron 2 trailer was released.  It looked awesome.  Jeff Bridges was shown in the trailer and the crowd roard!!!!

4.  Dominic Monaghan was announced to be joining the cast of Flash Forward.  He was announced at the end of the panel as “The bassist from Driveshaft!”  He is not in the 2 hour pilot but will debut in epsiode 2. (See my Dom : Confirmed article for more info)

5.  James Cameron hosted the AVATAR panel.  Fans got to see 20 plus minutes of footage.

6.  An all-encompassing  Battlestar Galactica panel paved the way for all things BSG now that the flagship series has come to a close.  The panel was held to preview to major events, the BSG TV movie The Plan and the new series Caprica.

7.  Also debuted was a super-sized trailer for the Guy Ritchie-directed “Sherlock Holmes,“ starring Robert Downey jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

8.  During the Warner Bros. panel, director Jimmy Hayward revealed footage of his next film,  JONAH HEX.  They also revealed the kick butt poster, oh Ms. Fox…

I like me some Fox

I like me some Fox

9.  The most leaked panel was for Twilight : New Moon.  Kristen stewart looked liked she partied late last night with Keith Richards.

See what I mean....

See what I mean....

10.  The panel for The Book of Eli  generated a lot of buzz.  they premiered the trailer.  On the panel were directors Albert & Allen Hughes, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington.  Gary Oldman revealed that Batman 3  filming will begin in 2010, with a release most likely in summer of 2011 or 2012.

11.  Producers of the cancelled series Jericho announced continuing the season 3 (Civil War) storyline in a series of comics.

12.   A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET presented the very first trailer of the revival from the iconic 1980s horror film of the same name.  Among the people on the panel were producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller, director Samuel Bayer, and Jackie Earle Haley

 

Jackie is the new Freddy

Jackie is the new Freddy