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Underestimated, 'Jesse James' Nailed Two 2007 SFFCC Awards

December 12, 2007 05:14:38 GMT


Though often disregarded by Film Critics Awards, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" walked away from the 2007 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards with two kudos. On the 6th San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards held on December 10, the Andrew Dominik's action drama was hailed as the Best Picture and also brought Casey Affleck the Best Supporting Actor prize.

Despite having nailed the Best Picture, "Jesse James" didn't managed to bring the Best Director award as the prize went to Joel and Ethan Coen, the directors of "No Country for Old Men". At the same time, the Best Actor and Best Actress awards fell onto the noteworthy hands of George Clooney for "Michael Clayton" and Julie Christie for "Away from Her".

Then She Found Me to Open 19th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival

December 12, 2007 04:15:54 GMT


On Tuesday, December 11, the Palm Springs International Film Society announced that "Then She Found Me" will open its 19th annual film festival. The movie which marked the directorial debut of the Academy Award winning actress, Helen Hunt, will be showcased at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at the Palm Springs High School auditorium. Following the premiere screening of the comedy drama movie, an Opening Night Reception will be held at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

The movie which also stars Colin Firth, Bette Midler and Matthew Broderick resolved around Hunt's character, April. April is a 39-year-old schoolteacher whose life crumbling around her when her adoptive mother passed away and her husband left her. At that time, she met her famous biological mother who claimed that she wanted to know her long-lost daughter. Making her life even complicated, she then met a new man, the father of one of her students.

'Into the Wild' Nailed 7 Nominations at 2007 Critics' Choice Awards

December 12, 2007 02:40:31 GMT


"Into the Wild" scored big in the nominations of 2007 Critics' Choice Awards. On Tuesday, December 11, the adventure drama movie collected seven nominations as the nominees for the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards were announced by Broadcast Film Critics Association in New York.

The movie that is based on a true story of Christopher McCandless received nominations for Best Picture, Best Song for Eddie Vedder's "Guaranteed", as well as Best Director and Best Writer for Sean Penn. Additionally, its actors and actress, Emile Hirsch, Hal Holbrook and Catherine Keener, picked up nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

Predator Home Planet Indeed Featured in Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem!

December 11, 2007 09:53:36 GMT


Previous tidbit about the possibility for the home planet of Predator being presented in the upcoming "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" turns out to be legit indeed.

A new production still from the action thriller sci-fi, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, has featured the first image of the planet against the backdrop of bright sunlight as seen down below. This home-world of the Predator had never been depicted before in big screen installments of "Predator" franchise though there is a suggestion from the original comic book series that they originate from an entire star system instead of a single planet.

Nicolas Cage Cast in Thriller Pic Knowing

December 11, 2007 09:13:34 GMT


Looks like Nicolas Cage prefers to get more involved in thriller genre lately. Variety has come up with a report stating the Oscar winner is about to topline Alex Proyas-directed "Knowing" after previously was positive to star in other flick of the genre "Vanished" for Focus Features.

In the movie, Cage will be billed as a teacher who examines the contents of a time capsule found at his son's elementary school. Startling predictions in the time capsule that have already come true then lead him to believe the world is going to end at the close of the week and that he and his son are somehow involved in the destruction.

Three Big Names Eyed for Aretha Franklin Biopic


December 11, 2007 08:36:52 GMT


Picking up celebrated names in entertainment industry, Aretha Franklin reportedly is keen to have Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry also "American Idol" winner from third season Fantasia Barrino to portray her in a film feature about her life.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer insists that the threesome have already been in the run for the part, but admitted that she still can't decide who is the most proper one to play it in the project.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Gets Four New Clips Online

December 11, 2007 08:01:12 GMT


Less than two weeks away from launching "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story", Columbia Pictures has posted four more hilarious clips from the comedy on the net for fans to learn more about the movie prior to its scheduled release on December 21 this year.

Watch all of the clips down below or go to AceShowbiz's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Trailer page, which also contains a link to the first ten minutes of the flick.

There Will Be Blood Hit New York for Premiere

December 11, 2007 07:30:53 GMT


Fresh from being deemed Best Picture at both this year's LAFCA and NYFCO Awards, Paul Thomas Anderson-directed "There Will Be Blood" encountered a shining New York Premiere on Monday, December 10, 2007 at the city's Ziegfeld Theater, thanks to the starry attendance of its cast and some VIP guests.

Male lead Daniel Day-Lewis turned up cheerfully in a three-piece suit, joined by co-stars Ciaran Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dillon Freasier, and Paul Dano, who opted to dress in classic black suit and white shirt for the occasion. In the drama, Day-Lewis is billed as Daniel Plainview, a down-and-out silver miner transforming into a self-made oil tycoon.

'No Country for Old Men' Snagged More Awards From 2007 NYFCC

December 11, 2007 05:22:17 GMT


Though brought home only one award from the 2007 New York Film Critics Online, "No Country for Old Men" proved that it deserves at least a spot at Oscar as it nailed four awards from the 2007 New York Film Critics Circle.

On the announcement made by the New York Critics on Monday, December 10, the thriller movie was named as the Best Picture and its helmers, the Coen brothers were awarded Best Director and Best Screenplay. Besides snagging those three prizes, "No Country" also helped Javier Bardem to win Best Supporting Actor.

Wayans Brothers to Make Cop Parody

December 11, 2007 04:31:47 GMT


The Wayans Brothers are teaming up once more to make another parody movie. According to reports, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans have come together to prepare a yet untitled cop genre action movie spoof for Paramount Pictures.

Reportedly, the capricious brothers will write the script and star in the movie. At the same time, Keenen Ivory will direct the movie and Rick Alvarez will lend a hand in their production team.

'There Will Be Blood' Joins 2008 Berlinale Movie Line-Up

December 11, 2007 03:14:47 GMT


The year of 2007 proved to be another good year for helmer Paul Thomas Anderson as his movie "There Will Be Blood" won 2007 LAFCA Awards and 2007 NYFCO Awards. To top that on Monday, December 10, the 2008 movie line-up for the Competition program has been announced by the Berlin International Film Festival and his drama film is chosen to join the listing.

In the 58th annual Berlinale, the movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis will compete against seven other movies for the Golden Bear Award. Its competitors are Errol Morris's "S.O.P. Standard Operating Procedure", Doris Doerrie's "Hanami", Wang Xiaoshuai's "Zuo You" (In Love We Trust), Fernando Eimbcke's "Lake Tahoe", Damian Harris' "Gardens of the Night", Andrzej Wajda's "Katjn", and Jose Padilha's "Tropa de Elite" (The Elite Squad).

Winners Announced for the 2007 BFSC Awards

December 10, 2007 10:11:35 GMT


Joining other film critics organization in revealing the best works in film industry, the Boston Society of Film Critics has picked up acclaimed big screen titles and names to be the honorees of its BSFC Awards this year.

For the Best Picture, the group turned out to have the same taste as National Board of Review and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association did, giving the title to Coen Brothers-directed "No Country for Old Men." Furthermore, it also deemed star Javier Bardem the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Anton Chigurh.

First Inkheart Trailer Gracing the Net

December 10, 2007 09:33:43 GMT


Just released "The Golden Compass" last Friday, December 7, 2007, New Line Cinema has come up with the first trailer for another fantasy adventure produced under its banner, none other than "Inkheart", based on the first book of "Inkworld" trilogy by Cornelia Funke.

Take a peek on the piece through Inkheart Trailer section at AceShowbiz, or simply watch it down below.

The Golden Compass Scores Gold at Domestic Box Office

December 10, 2007 08:57:43 GMT


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Boasting starry cast, impressive special effects, and adventurous story, New Line Cinema's "The Golden Compass" found its way to go straight to the top place of weekend U.S. Box office after opening at $25.8 million on Friday, December 7, 2007.

The number the fantasy flick raked in, however, was way below expectation as the studio had hoped the movie to collect between $30 million and $40 million during its first three days. Pic, on the other hand, hit big in international market, doubling its U.S. takings by drawing in $51 million from 25 overseas territories.

2007 WAFCA Awards Recipients Unveiled

December 10, 2007 08:16:28 GMT


Announcing the result of votes for the best achievements in film-making held among its members, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association listed up winners for this year's WAFCA Awards on Sunday, December 9, 2007.

Most honors went to the acclaimed "No Country for Old Men" as the crime drama thriller scooped up four kudos in total, particularly top prize Best Film of 2007. Three others were those of Best Director for brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Ensemble, and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem.
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