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SXSW: Festival preview, and off to a rough start

BY SEAN O’CONNELL We all have computer horror stories, where laptops die at the worst possible time. Here’s my latest. Roughly 24 hours before I’m due to board a plane for Austin to cover my first South By Southwest Film Festival, an annual Mecca for lovers of film, music and interactive[...]

Green Day Rock Band game scores release date

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Circle your calendars, American Idiots. MTV Games, Harmonix and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records have announced that the anticipated “Green Day: Rock Band” will be unleashed on June 8. A standalone music video game, “Green Day” puts players on stage as a member of the San Francisco power[...]


It is no longer news that Mauro Fiore, ASC took home an Oscar for his artful rendering of live-action images in Avatar. But, the reality is that cinematography tends to fly under the radar at the Academy Awards. Maybe it’s because none of the nominees was wearing a[...]

“The Hurt Locker” Wins Best Feature

BY LINELLE SCHULTZ The suspense is finally over as we come to a close to the awards season. Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” has taken home the coveted Best Picture prize beating out rival “Avatar.” Bigelow also took home the Best Director award, beating out ex-husband James Cameron to become the[...]

Why 10 Best Picture nominees means more winners (including us)

BY TODD GILCHRIST As the minutes tick away until Sunday evening when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its awards, credentialed reporters and armchair experts alike continue to prognosticate and pick what films and filmmakers will come away as winners. While this is commonplace every year, 2010[...]

Ready for your closeup, Oscar

By ROBERT W. WELKOS “The Hurt Locker” vs. “Avatar.” Bullock vs. Streep. Cameron vs. Bigelow. If this sounds like matchups at a sporting event, well, the Academy Awards is all that and then some. Who was it who said the Oscars are women’s Super Bowl? Well, a lot of men will be watching,[...]

“Precious” nabs top Indie Spirit awards

BY STAFF Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Precious and Crazy Heart at this evening’s 25th Spirit Awards. (500) Days of Summer, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, An Education, Humpday, The Messenger, and A Serious[...]

Top Celebs not among Oscar voters

It has come to the attention that many of the top celebrities are not Oscar voters. Those included are Taylor Lautner, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Rupert Murdoch, Pedro Almodovar, and Sascha Baron Cohen among others. Even top heads of studios are missing from the list such as NBC Universal chief[...]

Oprah dreams of taking Gabourey Sidibe to the Oscars

Oprah has admitted that her dream date would be to take Gabourey Sidibe to the Oscars. Sidibe will be bringing her mom along her side to the big awards show but Oprah would love to be in her spot. Sidibe stated, “Oprah called me and was like, ‘Hey girl, do[...]

Wolfgang Puck has big night planned ahead for the Oscars

Wolfgang Puck is going to be providing the food for 1,600 guests who will attend the post-Oscar Governors Ball for the 16th year. The Governors Ball is where all the nominees where will be including George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Quentin Tarantino, and Meryl Streep. Puck has employed nearly 1,000 people[...]
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