The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBR) announced the winners of the 2007 National Board of Review Awards today. Leading the pack were No Country for Old Men, which the NBR named Best Film of the Year, George Clooney for Best Actor in Michael Clayton and Julie Christie for Best Actress in Away From Her.
For the complete list of 2007 NBR Award winners, click here. Posted 12.05.07 by reelz
Everyone is buzzing about the new movie Juno from director Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) and with good reason - It's a great movie.
Today we've got an exclusive clip from Juno hosted by it's star Ellen Page and stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Juno is out today and we highly recommend you check it out!
Posted 12.05.07 by reelz
The upcoming fantasy flick, The Golden Compass, can now count itself among the proud books and movies like Harry Potter, The Catcher in the Rye and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. You see, it is getting protested.
Based on Philip Pullman's novel of the same name, which is part of the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass is somewhat of the anti-Narnia. That is to say, it is a kids' fantasy story that instead of being a thinly veiled Christian allegory has bad characters such as the power-hungry, world-controlling Magesterium, which is based on the Catholic church.
Despite the fact that the His Dark Materials trilogy is obviously quality writing (The Golden Compass novel won the 1995 Carnegie Medal and another book in the trilogy won the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award)--Christian organizations are now out in force protesting the movie and books as seditious. Focus on the Family has branded the stories "blasphemous and heretical" and the Catholic League wants a boycott of the movie.
Considering the tepid reviews The Golden Compass is already garnering, don't you think that all this fuss is just drawing attention to something that could instead just go gentle into that good night?
Source: LA Times Posted 12.05.07 by reelz
The powers of Palm Springs have announced that they will be honoring Daniel Day-Lewis at the 19th annual Palm Springs Film Festival next month.
Day-Lewis will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement award for his work in the upcoming There Will Be Blood, which has been getting a lot of awards buzz. Perhaps this will tip him over the edge for a Best Actor nod?
Source: Variety. Posted 12.05.07 by reelz
The summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End debuts on DVD today, just in time for the holidays. Also arriving on DVD are Scarlett Johansson's comedy The Nanny Diaries, Ethan Hawke's directorial effort The Hottest State and the wildlife documentary Arctic Tale.
Our pick for this week is a no-brainer: Superbad, Greg Mottola's uproarious teen sex comedy. We recommend the 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition, featuring another stellar package of special features from the Judd Apatow gang. Posted 12.04.07 by reelz
As predicted, the WGA rejected the AMPTP's offer of last week, but the negotiations continue.
The AMPTP offered the WGA a deal on Thursday that included a fixed $250 annual residual for one-hour network drama streaming video, which the WGA promptly shot down as insulting. However, the WGA is expected to return to the table today with a counteroffer.
While no deal has obviously been reached, it appears that the two sides are at least trying to come up with an agreement.
The breakout star of Walk Hard, Jake Kasdan's R-rated spoof of music biopics, could very well be Tyler Nilson -- or, to be more precise, Nilson's genitalia, which shares a good deal of screen time in the film with star John C. Reilly. Nilson's character (named "Bert" according to IMDB) appears at various points throughout the film, inexplicably -- and hilariously -- naked in every one of his scenes.
In an exclusive interview with Reelz.com, Walk Hard producer Judd Apatow discussed the process involved in casting the role and why Nilson was the right man for the job. What Apatow had to say is not for the faint of heart, but if you think you can handle it, click here. Posted 12.03.07 by reelz
Russell Crowe has signed on to replace Brad Pitt in the political drama State of Play.
Pitt, who was supposed to play a journalist opposite Edward Norton's politico, dropped out of the film just before Thanksgiving reportedly over script issues. The movie is thus expected to begin filming on schedule.
It is unclear at this time whether Universal will pursue any legal actions against Pitt.
Source: Variety. Posted 12.03.07 by reelz