Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars 2011: The Complete Winners

Oscars 2011: The Complete Winners
The King's Speech wins big

Oscars 2011: The Complete Winners

The 2011 Academy Awards, a night that looked like being one the most by-the-book of recent years, ended with one or two surprises. The King's Speech collected four Oscars, including Best Film, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Original Screenplay and the night's closest-thing-to-a-shock, Best Director for Tom Hooper.

Otherwise, the gongs were evenly distributed. Inception monopolised the technical categories; The Social Network had only Aaron Sorkin's Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score and Best Editing to show for its heavy backing, and Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Christian Bale won their respective acting categories.

Whether any of this came a surprise depends on how you saw the buzz around The King's Speech. It came out of the blocks at a gallop around the time of the Toronto Film Festival, but seemed to lose ground to The Social Network. But not at the Academy. David Fincher's Facebook origin story looked likely to snag Fincher his first Oscar, but Hooper it was who walked away with the golden man.

The Londoner looked a little less surprised than the rest of us - we're putting that down to the British sang-froid which he exudes by the bucketload - as he waxed lyrical about "the triangle of man-love that was Colin Firth, Jeffrey Rush and me" (a movie we definitely wouldn't like to see in 3D). In a true aw-bless moment, he also thanked his mum for introducing him to the stage play of The King's Speech in the first place.

Colin Firth's ascension to the firmament has been longer in arriving. He was astonishing in A Single Man last year and unlucky to come up against Jeff Bridges at the officially designated Jeff Bridges Moment. He gave a typically funny and understated speech, too, thanking, among others, Harvey Weinstein for "taking me on 20 years ago when I was a mere child sensation". Not just one of the funniest line of the night, but a reminder of Weinstein's influence in getting The King's Speech over the line.

Natalie Portman, meanwhile, was a popular and gracious (and tearful) Best Actress for her terrific, graft-filled turn in Black Swan, thanking director Darren Aronofsky, Mike Nichols and Luc Besson, among others, in her speech.

To no-one's massive surprise Bale took home the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance as The Fighter's wiry ex-boxer Dicky Eklund. Bale's generous and moving speech shared the spotlight with the real Eklund, watching on from the balcony above, as well as his wife and young daughter. There was one minor grumble, though: with The Dark Knight Rises shooting soon, here's hoping he gets to a decent barber. Bruce Wayne's not going to get into any of those chi-chi parties looking like Worzel Gummidge.

Christopher Nolan, unlucky to be overlooked in the Best Picture category, got plenty of vicarious appreciation from the stage. Inception won three technical awards (Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing). It's still a surprise that the man who oversaw all that technical innovation wasn't deemed worthy of a nomination, but Nolan's time is clearly still ahead.

Academy love for The Social Network was surprisingly limited to Best Editing and Best Score for Trent Reznor and Ross Atticus' edgy, atmospheric soundtrack.

No great surprise in the Best Documentary category where Inside Job, giving Charles Ferguson a chance to lambast the SEC, the FSA and the other toothless regulators who've failed to prosecute corrupt bankers. "Not a single executive has gone to jail," he thundered (politely), "and that's wrong". If there was an Oscar for serving it to the godless, we'd give him that too.

The complete list of winners are below:

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Director
David O. Russell – The Fighter
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David Fincher – The Social Network
Joel And Ethan Coen – True Grit
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole

Best Actor
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King's Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter
John Hawkes – Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King's Speech
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Screenplay
Another Year - Mike Leigh
The Fighter - Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
Inception - Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right - Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech - David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours - Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 - Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
True Grit - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone - Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3
The Illusionist
How To Train Your Dragon

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dog Tooth (Greece)
In A Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Score
How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
Inception – Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech – Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours – A.R. Rahman
The Social Network – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Song
Coming Home from Country Strong – Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
I See the Light from Tangled – Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
If I Rise from 127 Hours – Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Cinematography
Black Swan – Matthew Libatique
Inception – Wally Pfister
The King's Speech – Danny Cohen
The Social Network – Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit – Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
I Am Love – Antonella Cannarozzi
The King's Speech – Jenny Beavan
The Tempest – Sandy Powell
True Grit – Mary Zophres

Best Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland – Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
The King's Speech – Eve Stewart , Judy Farr
True Grit – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland –Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian
Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter – Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Inception – Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2 – Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Best Sound Editing
Inception – Richard King
Toy Story 3 – Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Tron: Legacy – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit – Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable – Mark P. Stoeckinger

Best Sound Mixing
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Documentary Feature
Exit through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Waste Land

Best Live Action Short Film
The Confession
The Crush
God Of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

Best Animated Short Film
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Thing

Best Documentary Short Subject
Killing In The Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Comes Up
The Warriors Of Qiugang

Best Editing
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Best Make-up
Barney's Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

Source: EmpireOnline

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fox Has Delirium

Fox Has Delirium
Based on Lauren Oliver's novel
Source: Deadline

Fox Has Delirium

Depending on how you look at it, love can either be the greatest thing since sliced bread or, if you believe one song in particular, it can tear you apart. But what if the government decreed that love was simply a weakness in humanity, and a something that should be wiped out? That world doesn’t sound like a fun place to visit, but Fox 2000 thinks it has the ingredients for compelling teen-focused drama, and has bought up the rights to Lauren Oliver’s book Delirium, which has exactly that concept as its driving narrative.

Of course, the fact that Oliver’s novel went straight into the New York Times bestseller list didn’t hurt either. It also already has a prior relationship with the writer, having snapped up her previous book, Before I Fall – which features an equally joyful take on life, since it follows a high school girl reliving her last day on Earth.

And it would appear that the studio arm definitely wants to be in business with Oliver, signing on to a first look deal with the company that she co-founded, Paper Lantern Lit, likely hoping that she’ll either write a few more bestsellers that can be sent to the movie factory or track down other authors who can do the same…

Source: EmpireOnline

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Battle: Los Angeles Clip Online

New Battle: Los Angeles Clip Online
'We're boxed in!'

Source: Yahoo Movies

New Battle: Los Angeles Clip Online

Fancy starting your day with a bang? Then consider this new clip from Battle: Los Angeles, which should wake you up no matter how groggy you're feeling. Oh sure, it may start small, with an adorable doggy running up to greet the army unit that are the focus of the story, but soon there's the running and the screaming and the things going boom.

The film, as you will no doubt be aware by now, is set during a massive alien invasion of Earth, and sees a US Marine platoon trying to evacuate a group of civilians from the centre of Los Angeles while aliens of all shapes and sizes try to, well, kill them and probably eat them. You know aliens: they're not picky eaters.

This is shaping up pretty darn well if you ask us; Battle: Los Angeles is out on March 11 here in the UK.

Source: EmpireOnline

DJ Caruso Directing Preacher

DJ Caruso Directing Preacher
Can he get Garth Ennis' tale on screen?

Source: The Playlist

DJ Caruso Directing Preacher

While we’re still far from convinced that the sprawling, complicated, awesome Preacher comics created by Garth Ennis can really be served properly as a film (or even a series of films), I Am Number Four director DJ Caruso is the latest name looking to convince us that the opposite is true. And he’s hit the Twitters (via the Playlist) to announce that he’s now locked in a deal to give it a whirl.

Caruso’s name has previously been linked with the project, and in an interview with Spinoff Online, he admitted his enthusiasm for the comic: “I love the Wild West, man. I really love Preacher. It’s fantastic. I think that’s what would sell me on taking on a comic book project again. I don’t know if this is still what’s going on with it, but Sam was going to direct it, Sam Mendes, and John August was writing the screenplay.”

Yes, Mendes was just the latest name to be linked to the adaptation, hired by Sony and producer Neal Moritz to give it a whirl before ditching the idea to focus on the next Bond film. The likes of Joe Carnahan have had their names bandied about, and Mark Steven Johnson tried for a while to get it made as an HBO miniseries.

Preacher, for those who have never discovered the glory of the series, follows the misadventures of ex-preacher Jesse Custer, who has a lot on his mind. Specifically, he’s possessed by Genesis, asupernatural force that resulted when an angel and a demon decided to get frisky. The moment the beastie was born, God abandoned Heaven and his responsibilities to mankind, and so Jesse sets out to track Him down and make Him answer for His actions. He’s joined on his travels by assassin girlfriend Tulip and Cassidy, a booze-loving vampire. That mix doesn’t exactly make for the easiest story to boil down into a script or two…

But if the idea of the man behind Eagle Eye and Taking Lives tackling Preacher fills you with either glee or horror, hold off your celebration/voodoo doll carving for now, as don’t forget that Caruso also spent a while trying to figure out how to bring another respected/tough comic book project, Y: The Last Man, to the screen without success. And Preacher has so far resisted all attempts at moviefication. We’re going to take a wait and see approach on this one.

Source: EmpireOnline

New Sucker Punch Trailer

New Sucker Punch Trailer
You're probably quite prepared by now

Source: Yahoo Movies

New Sucker Punch Trailer

Sucker Punch’s UK release date is now just over a month away, and to keep it in our minds, Warner Bros. has released another trailer for Zack Snyder’s latest, which you can watch below thanks to the magic of embed-o-vision.

If you’re not already salivating at the prospect of Snyder bringing his specific visual style to a genre-blending mash-up of The Matrix, 300, Kill Bill, Terry Gilliam, comic books and more, then we doubt this new promo – essentially a music video sliced from the film to accompany Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups – will do much to convince you. Particularly as it’s content to show off the leading ladies doing their thang more than trying to explain why anything is happening on screen.

What this latest trailer is really about is getting you to head over to the official Sucker Punch site to play with the new “trailer painter,” essentially a tool that lets you take a frame of the trailer and draw all over it with Photoshop-like software, then upload your masterpiece for all to see.

As for the plot, you likely know by now that it focuses on Babydoll (Emily Browning), an unfortunate lass condemned to a mental institution by the evil stepfather who has designs on her body. Babydoll is facing the prospect of a lobotomy, so to escape her dire reality, she retreats into a fantasy world, where she’s joined on a mission by the kick-ass likes of Jamie Chung, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish and Jena Malone on a mission that might just help her escape her fate.

Sucker Punch is out on April 1.

Source: EmpireOnline

Mitchell Hurwitz Is The Boss Of It All

Mitchell Hurwitz Is The Boss Of It All
Remaking the Lars von Trier comedy?

Source: The Wrap

Mitchell Hurwitz Is The Boss Of It All

Well, this won’t help the Arrested Development movie push its way any closer to the screen: Mitch Hurwitz, the talented (and very funny) brain behind the Bluth family, has been busy developing a remake of Lars von Trier’s Norwegian comedy The Boss of It All for Universal.

Von Trier’s original film – Direktoren For Det Hele in its native tongue – chronicles what happens when the owner of a small IT company decides to invent a boss above himself so he has a straw man to blame when delivering bad news.

Trouble is, he then sells the company and the new owner wants to meet this mythical manager, so our hero convinces a down-on-his-luck actor to play the part.

It’s not 100% official just yet, since The Wrap’s report was from its sources, with no firm comment from Universal. But it certainly sounds like the sort of project Hurwitz would be involved with, and apparently has Emma Forrest attached to write the script for him to direct.

If you’re still missing the wit and madness of AD, you can comfort yourself with the web chat that Hurwitz and Will Arnett participated in at Empire Towers recently.

Source: EmpireOnline

Louis Leterrier On Board For G

Louis Leterrier On Board For G
He's signed for the sci-fi disaster pic

Source: Heat Vision Blog

Louis Leterrier On Board For G

Back in June last year, Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier was rumoured to be involved with a developing sci-fi disaster blockbuster with the working title of Gravity (no, not the Alfonso Cuaron one). Now it would seem that things have moved on apace, as the Heat Vision blog reports that he’s signed on to tackle the behemoth, now just going by the Sesame Street-friendly title G.

There’s still no real plot info and the film doesn’t even have a script yet. While the original spark was an idea by one of Leterrier’s managers, Guymon Casady, the filmmakers are now talking with screenwriters to get something written. That said, the original report (by Pajiba’s Hollywood Cog source) mentioned a concept where the world stops spinning, gravity vanishes and a father has to search for his son. Which certainly sounds like it could fit the one-letter title.

Given that the movie is still sitting in development, it won’t be Leterrier’s next job. That honour appears reserved for almost equally high concept heist thriller Now You See Me, which sees a team of illusionists pulling off bank robberies during their performances and handing out cash to the crowds. All the while avoiding an FBI team on their trail...

Source: EmpireOnline

Uma Thurman Is Playing The Field

Uma Thurman Is Playing The Field
With Jessica Biel in the sports comedy

Source: Variety

Uma Thurman Is Playing The Field

How’s this for film synchronicity? On the same day that we report on Gabriele Muccino entering talks to direct supernatural romantic tale Adaline comes word that Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel have joined his current project, sports comedy Playing the Field.

All-round nice bloke Gerard Butler is starring in that one, playing a former football player (proper footie, not that American nonsense) who has lived a wild and crazy life. But he realises that his hi-jinks have kept him from bonding with his son, so he agrees to coach the boy’s team and get some quality father/son time.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), it also makes him the target for a pack of under-loved soccer moms, including Uma Thurman’s character. Biel, meanwhile, will play Butler’s ex-wife, who is preparing to marry her new man.

Robbie Fox, whose last produced screenplay was 1993’s Mike Myers comedy So I Married an Axe Murderer, is behind the script for this one, which Muccino is aiming to start shooting next month.

Source: EmpireOnline

Carell Talking With Dogs Of Babel?

Carell Talking With Dogs Of Babel?
He's attached to the drama

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Carell Talking With Dogs Of Babel?

Blimey, Steve Carell’s not waiting around to fill his freshly available shooting time now he’s about to be free of The Office. Just a couple of days ago, we brought word that he was negotiating to join the cast of David Frankel’s comedy Great Hope Springs, which would see him acting alongside Meryl Streep. Now The Hollywood Reporter has news that Carell is looking to get a little more serious, and is attached to Mandate Pictures’ Dogs of Babel.

The script is based on Carolyn Parkhurst’s 2003 novel about a linguistics professor (Carell, assuming he stays attached) who arrives home one day to find his wife dead in the backyard. Though the police rule her death an accident, the prof is not so sure, and since the only witness to the death was the couple’s dog, he attempts to teach it to speak so he can discover the truth. Despite the seemingly comedic flavour of that last bit, it’s really not a laugh-a-minute tale.

Looks like this one will be a little further down the line as it doesn’t have a director yet. It’s not for want of trying though: Todd Phillips was set to direct when Focus Features had the film and Boy A’s John Crowley had thrown his name into the ring when Mandate snapped up the rights. Harry Potter producer David Heyman will be working with Carell on locking someone down as soon as they can.

Source: EmpireOnline

Gabriele Muccino Up For Adaline

Gabriele Muccino Up For Adaline
He may direct the supernatural romance

Source: Variety

Gabriele Muccino Up For Adaline

After directing Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds, Italian director Gabriele Muccino has been flitting between making Italian films and working on developing projects in America. He’s currently gearing up to work with Gerard Butler on sports comedy drama Playing the Field, but he’s also looking to line up work beyond that, entering talks to direct Lakeshore Entertainment’s long-gestating supernatural pic Adaline.

The plot follows a young woman involved in an accident just as the 19th century ticks over into the 20th. The incident renders her ageless and for years she’s content to live her seemingly immortal life alone. But then she meets a man and starts to think that maybe she’s ready to give in to the forces of time.

Adaline – which started life as The Age of Adaline – has had a patchy development history so far. Katherine Heigl was attached last year but left the project last November and The Bounty Hunter’s Andy Tennant had signed on to direct. Now it looks like the producers are sweeping the deck clear, aiming to nab a new director and hunting around for a likely star…

Source: EmpireOnline

Red Band Bad Teacher Trailer Reports

Red Band Bad Teacher Trailer Reports
Cameron Diaz gives an F

Source: Myspace Trailer Park

Red Band Bad Teacher Trailer Reports

If you're at work, we're suggesting headphones might be the way forward, should you want to enjoy the super-sweary delights of this red-band trailer for Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. Minors, of course, will be thoroughly unable to negotiate the draconian age-restriction page, so society is safe... (snigger).

Diaz is the example-setting pedagogue of the title, recently dumped by her fiancé, and coasting through a job barely teaching seventh-graders and fending off the attentions of PE teacher Jason Segel. Things start looking up with the arrival of rich and altruistic new colleague Scott (Justin Timberlake). But there's a spanner in the works, in the shapely form of Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch). At which point, it's on...

Trailer highlights include the double-act of Diaz and her colleague Phyllis Smith; a thoroughly enjoyable nod to that scene from Cool Hand Luke; some creative educational use of Dodgeball (the sport, not the movie); and any number of f-bombs, wielded with surgical comic precision. The title obviously brings to mind the filthy gem that is Bad Santa, and Bad Teacher looks set to continue that fine tradition. Maybe every job could have a Bad movie. Bad Journalist. Bad Fireman. Bad Paperboy... Oh wait, that last one's already happening.

The script is by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, of the US Office, Year One, and the projected Ghostbusters III (which is still being pinned down in the underworld by the plasticene hounds of Gozer, and Bill Murray). Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, the brilliant Zero Effect) is the director, and it's out in the UK on June 24.

Source: EmpireOnline

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minnie Driver Lands Hail Mary

Minnie Driver Lands Hail Mary
A new, quirky crime procedural pilot

Source: Deadline

Minnie Driver Lands Hail Mary

As the American TV networks hunt around for what they hope might be the next batch of popular shows for this autumn’s schedule, it appears that British actors are still heavily in demand. Hot on the heels of Jason Isaacs scoring a new pilot yesterday comes word that Minnie Driver is headed back to TV for a show called Hail Mary.

Well, we say show – but like Isaacs’ gig, it’s also just a pilot. And, like that potential series, it also offers a twist on the police genre. Because if there’s one thing that stops US TV network executives from lying awake sweating with fear at night, it’s the idea that there really is one more idea to be wrung from crossbreeding crime-solving with other plotlines.

In this case, Driver will be playing a suburban housewife who teams up with a cunning hustler to catch murders, robbers and the like. Hey – it worked for Nathan Fillion’s Castle, which has a crime novelist helping the cops to find killers…

And Driver will be crossing her fingers that it finds some traction, though she might also, in the back of her mind, still wish that her last stab at TV – crook family drama The Riches – made it past two seasons.

Source: EmpireOnline

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Kevin Costner Wanted For Superman

Kevin Costner Wanted For Superman
Could he be Pa Kent?

Source: Deadline

Kevin Costner Wanted For Superman

Now that Zack Snyder and producer Chris Nolan have tracked down Henry Cavill as the man they want sporting Superman’s tights, the filmmakers are looking to fill in some of the other main roles. There’s been plenty of speculation about possible female leads, but now Deadline reports that there is also “heightened interest in Kevin Costner” snagging a key part.

While “heightened interest” has us picturing Meerkats standing on a desert sand mound, the story mentions that Costner – who’ll be back on our screens next month in a small supporting in John Wells’ The Company Men – is seriously being considered.

But for what role? While Deadline didn’t have the details, Latino Review consulted their sources and learned that he’ll apparently be playing Jonathan Kent, Supes’ adoptive human father. It’s not really a shocker, since the web has been abuzz with that idea ever since the original story broke.

And of course, hearing from sources does not equal Costner either being cast or exactly what role he’d play – and the Superman team are unlikely to confirm anything until the contracts are signed and sealed. But it’s certainly a solid idea: Costner exudes the sort of easy American charm that fits well with Pa Kent, and though he’s largely stayed away from blockbusters in recent years, this could be a decent choice for him. Plus, he has experience with strange happenings in corn fields...

Source: EmpireOnline