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The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Winners

January 11, 2006 01:49:47 GMT

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The gay cowboy romance flick "Brokeback Mountain" is a big winner at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards held Monday Jan 9. Gaining eight nominations, the movie gloriously brings home 3 awards, including the all-important Best Picture prize, which is considered a key Oscar prognosticator. Moreover, the film's creator, Ang Lee, also is voted the year's Best Director.

Meanwhile, the film's cast Michelle Williams is handed Best Supporting Actress award which she shares with Amy Adams of "Junebug." Paul Giamatti is the Best Supporting Actor thanks to his portrayal in "Cinderella Man." Best Actor award goes to Philip Seymour Hoffman of "Capote," while Best Actress prize goes to Reese Witherspoon of "Walk the Line." A complete roundup of the 2005 winners click http://www.bfca.org/nomineesWinners.html.

The Winners of the 2005 NSFC

January 10, 2006 04:31:36 GMT

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While "Brokeback Mountain" is a big winner at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards, "Capote" on the other hand is the Best Film of 2005 according to the National Society of Film Critics. The event held at Manhattan eatery Sardi's on Saturday Jan 7th named "A History of Violence" as its 2nd Best Movie and "2046" the 3rd.

Bringing home the Best Actor prize is Philip Seymour Hoffman, with Jeff Daniels of "The Squid and the Whale" as the 2nd and Heath Ledger of "Brokeback Mountain" as the 3rd. For more look on the complete list of the 2005 NSFC winners visit http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20060110/en_movies_eo/18110.

The North America Box Office Tale

January 09, 2006 03:56:31 GMT

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This is the North America Box Office tale. The new release "Hostel" debuts at top, selling $20.1 million worth of tickets in its first three days, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. The low-budget horror film consequently sends last weekend's champion, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" to 2nd with $15.4 million.

The giant ape "King Kong" apparently only wins the 3rd place with $12.5 million. Comes at No. 4 is "Fun with Dick and Jane" taking in $12.2 million, just one place ahead of "Cheaper by the Dozen 2," which scores $8.3 million. In the meantime, the controversial drama "Munich" makes $7.5 million to be at No. 6, while "Memoirs of a Geisha" secures the No. 7 position with $6 million.

Friedman & Bencich to Connect the "Missing Link"

January 07, 2006 04:11:44 GMT

In a brief yet distinct report, The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich are re-teaming with Walt Disney Pictures for the live-action family comedy "The Missing Link."

While other details remain undisclosed, the flick is described as a monkey spy adventure. Keep it here for further information.

The Good Shepherds Heading for Dominican Republic

January 07, 2006 03:51:05 GMT

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Robert De Niro is bringing his latest project, drama mystery thriller "The Good Shepherd," to the Dominican Republic. The actor would like to have the flick shot there, and thus Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon who are among the cast also heading for the country.

Felix Manuel Lora, spokesman for the national film office, said that the actors should arrive by Saturday while adding "The government is going to help the crew with the logistics so they can do their work without any inconveniences." Production of the film is set to remain in the country for one week.

Enjoy A 'New World' in Palm Springs Festival

January 07, 2006 02:48:35 GMT

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January the 5th has marked the opening of the 17th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, a special event in which Terrence Malick's epic "The New World" was shown off to filmgoers. Set in America in the 1600s, the adventure flick provoked abuzz among the attendances who soon after the screening said the film was either brilliant or awful.

Spotted attending the festival was "The New World" producer Sarah Green and co-star Q'Orianka Kilcher. To note, the fest which runs through Jan. 16, will show 232 films from more than 70 countries. The lineup includes four world premieres with 31 North American premieres and 51 U.S. premieres. In addition, the schedule includes 51 of the 56 films submitted for consideration in the foreign-language film category for the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

Stars in Talks to Star in "Wild Hogs"

January 06, 2006 08:30:03 GMT

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"Wild Hogs" that's how Touchstone Pictures named its upcoming comedy adventure set. The flick being produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions will have Walt Becker to direct from a script by Brad Copeland.

Famous movie stars, John Travolta and Tim Allen, have both in talks to star in. "Wild Hogs" revolves around a group of frustrated middle-aged biker wannabes who hit the open road in search of adventure, only to encounter a real Hell's Angels group.

The Sequel of "Narnia" Is on the Way

January 06, 2006 07:54:39 GMT

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Following the success of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," Walden Media, which produced the Disney release flick, reportedly is preparing for the sequel.

To bring the project into life, director Andrew Adamson and the four children - Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell - have signed on again for the highly anticipated "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian."

Producers Deal with the 'Secret Drawer Society'

January 06, 2006 06:21:02 GMT

New screenwriter Sharon Scott is about to develop her script, "The Secret Drawer Society," into a feature focused on the supernatural. Thus, she's teaming up with producers Daniel Alter and Howard Sun to bring the project into life.

An action adventure genre, "The Secret Drawer Society" revolves around the practice at East Coast inns of guests leaving behind letters, often accounts of encounters with ghosts, for future occupants to find. Scott's script follows two sisters and their friends seeking to unravel the mysteries surrounding a hidden treasure.

Reno 911!: Miami on Work

January 06, 2006 02:13:26 GMT

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The Hollywood Reporter said that 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures will both co-produce "Reno 911!: Miami." An action comedy genre, the film will be directed by the TV series' co-creator, Robert Ben Garant.

Judged as an improvisational-based project, "Reno 911!: Miami" is the story about the officers visiting a national police convention in Miami Beach at the height of spring break. When the convention center is bio-attacked, it's up to Reno's "finest" to save the day.

Holmes & Blunt Experience the "Wind Chill"

January 06, 2006 01:55:57 GMT

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Ashton Holmes and Emily Blunt experience the "Wind Chill" as the twosome are about to star in the upcoming horror thriller directed by Greg Jacobs.

As of its story "Wind Chill" concerns two college students who share a ride home for the holidays but break down on a deserted stretch of road, where they are menaced by the ghosts of all those who died there.

Coming Soon, Ocean's Thirteen

January 05, 2006 03:46:41 GMT

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What's new from movie industry is the report mentioning "Ocean's Thirteen" is ready to roll. Is that true? Well, maybe as producer Jerry Weintraub is said to already working on a plot for the second sequel to "Ocean's Eleven."

Weintraub is said to have been working on a plot with director Steven Soderbergh and his Section Eight partner George Clooney. Meanwhile, Brian Koppelman and David Levein are both in hand to write the script.

The 2006 Producers Guild Awards Nominees

January 05, 2006 02:39:11 GMT

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The WGA nominees have been announced and now come the nominees for the 2006 Producers Guild Awards.

The Producers Guild of America have chosen the likes of "Brokeback Mountain", "Capote", "Crash", "Good Night, and Good Luck", and "Walk the Line" to compete for Best Film category.

Carla Gugino to Spend the Night at the Museum

January 05, 2006 02:07:01 GMT

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Recently starred in CBS' short-lived drama "Threshold," actress Carla Gugino is in final talks to star alongside Ben Stiller in the Fox comedy project entitled "Night at the Museum."

The flick revolves around a hapless museum guard (Stiller) at a natural history exhibit who unwittingly triggers an ancient jinx that animates the long-deceased critters and brings chaos to the city.

"Prairie" to Open the 2006 SXSW Film Festival

January 04, 2006 09:30:47 GMT

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Robert Altman's screen adaptation of "A Prairie Home Companion" got the honor to open the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival or known as the SXSW Film Festival, so the event's organizer has announced on Tuesday. "I can't think of a more perfect opening night film than A Prairie Home Companion," Matt Dentler, the producer of SXSW Film Festival, commented. "Not only do you have great masters like Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor involved, but it's also a celebration of entertainment and the creative spirit."

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, and Lindsay Lohan, the movie will head to the theatres in June following its North American premiere at the festival.
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