Tag Archives: bright star

Industry shocker: Bob Berney burns bridges with Apparition

By Hollywood News Staff Hollywoodnews.com: A shocking turn moments before the start of the Cannes Film Festival, indie cinema iconoclast Bob Berney has left Apparition, the distribution label he founded with financier Bill Pohlad almost a year ago. The move sideswiped Pohlad who was counting on Berney[...]

Crazy Heart, Imaginarium, Young Victoria top Costume Designers Guild

BY LUIS CAMONIS The Costume Designers Guild had their awards last night in which they garnered excellence to two of the five Oscar nominees in the Costume Design category. Taking home the top prizes were Sandy Powell (“Young Victoria”) in the period film category, Doug Hall (“Crazy Heart”) for the contemporary[...]

Michael Jackson entertains one last time

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Every Tuesday, new DVD and Blu-ray titles are reaching retail shelves and Redbox outlets ready for you to rent. HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: This Is It: A passion project delivered[...]

BAFTA announces 2010 nominations

BAFTA has announced the nominations and the list includes lead nods going to “Avatar,” “An Education,” and “The Hurt Locker.” That is not to say that they didn’t throw us some surprises in the meantime. Many films that have been in the buzz that were left out are the acclaimed[...]

On the gilded path to Oscar night

BY GINA PICCALO The ever-affable Sandra Bullock, elegant in a red velvet dress and stilettos, was surrounded by a swarm of conspicuously underdressed journalists, leading an animated discussion about macaroons of all things. A few feet away under a crystal chandelier, “The Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock earnestly praised the[...]

Awards Watch: Directors

“Before shooting “Precious,” director Lee Daniels envisioned a scene in which a gaggle of animated pink creatures were squashed by the rear end of his lead character. The idea was to bring a fanciful, humorous element to his downbeat depiction of an obese, illiterate teen living with an abusive mother[...]