Ang Lee won the Oscar for Best Director for this visual masterpiece.what to watch this weekend
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"Above all: don't lose hope."
Set sail for adventure with a young boy adrift at sea who is forced to contend with more than just the elements if he is to survive. MORE >> Posted 03.08.13 by BrentJS
The award season is officially over with the conclusion of Sunday night's Academy Award ceremony. There were several surprising moments at this year's Oscars, including Tommy Lee Jones managing to crack a smile, Daniel Day-Lewis revealing Spielberg's first choice for the role of Abraham Lincoln, and Ang Lee confirming that there is a movie god — though it may be a hard-to-grasp, allegorical god. Though it was a big night for Argo, Life of Pi and Les Miserables, no one movie scored an overwhelming number of awards. Perhaps that just goes to show how strong this year's contenders were.
For those who want to stay immersed in the glamour and excitement of award season, be sure to catch The Reelz Show's Oscar after-party on Tuesday morning. We'll be taking a look back at the hottest fashions, the funniest moments and the big winners of the night.
Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P See the complete list of winners >> Posted 02.25.13 by reelz
The 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away, and with 84 Best Picture winners so far sometimes it becomes hard to keep track of all the must-see movies. Digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has made this easy with a beautiful four-minute supercut of all Best Picture Winners throughout the Oscar ages up to 2013. With so many Oscar-related spoofs and parodies in existence, this stunning mesh of clips is a refreshing change and definitely a good use of four minutes. Take a look. Watch The Video >> Posted 02.21.13 by reelz
Because those cute little dogs already get plenty of awards-season recognition.
From vicious and violent to cute and raunchy, there have been many notable animal characters in the past year. But since this is the Reelzies, the category has to be more specific than just Best Movie Animal, so instead we present the Reelzie nominees for Best Lion, Tiger, and/or Bear in a 2012 Movie. Vote for your favorite big-screen critter >> Posted 12.24.12 by Mandy
Which of this year's movies deserve the industry’s highest honor?
This has been an incredible year for movie lovers, especially fans of genre movies. There were fewer superheroes on the big screen, but they ruled the box office, nonetheless, with smartly written, ingeniously directed and just plain fun comic book adaptations coming in first, second, and fifth on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Sci-fi fans were made to suffer through a couple of early duds, but had their patience rewarded with the return of some classic characters and one of the most influential directors to work in the genre after a thirty-year hiatus. Fantasy fans got to choose between whimsical and warrior Snow Whites, and the world's most popular vampire couple had a baby, not to mention that the greatest high fantasy franchise of all time returns to theaters this month after a decade slumbering in the Shire. (Horror fans got the short end of the
stake stick this year, with too many sequels and not enough original content.)
Women continued to assert themselves in 2012, with more female-driven comedies getting laughs for the kinds of jokes once reserved for men, and the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director is almost a sure thing for another nomination. Independent studios also made a splash this year, turning out several engaging, moving, and downright brilliant dramas that are every bit as good as the big studio dramas with A-list directors.
Which movies were the best? Which ones deserve the honor of being nominated for the movie industry's top prize? That's up to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to decide, but we want to know what you think. Ignore genre and tell us which movies deserve to be nominated for Oscars, whether for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or Best Documentary.
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Posted 12.11.12 by BrentJS
Break out the Kleenex.
Those that have read Yann Martel’s international best seller know that the big screen adaptation of Life of Pi has the potential to be as harrowing of an inspirational experience as its literary counterpart. The new, international trailer only seems to offer more evidence that director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) has delivered on that promise. Life of Pi is set to premiere this weekend at the New York Film Festival before opening in wide release in November. While made up of footage largely taken from the movie's first trailer, the latest trailer starts with the adult Pi (Irrfan Khan), who is interviewed by a young writer (Rafe Spall, replacing Tobey Maguire) and begins to narrate his own story of his younger self (played by Suraj Sharma), who survives a disaster at sea only to find himself sharing a lifeboat with a vicious Bengal tiger. The latest trailer may be a bit more emotionally charged than the first, however, especially for those that can't help but be swooned by Coldplay's "Paradise" playing in the background. every trailer a waterfall
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The upcoming adaptation of Life of Pi recently debuted an impressive first trailer in preparation for its fall release, though those in New York will be able to see the movie a few months early, as the The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that the movie will make its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival. The Festival opens on Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 14.
"I am both delighted and honored to be back at the New York Film Festival with Life of Pi," said director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), whose drama The Ice Storm was the Opening Night Gala selection in 1997. "I have the deepest respect for [Film Society of Lincoln Center Selection Committee Chair & Program Director] Richard Peña and his team and to be selected by them as the Opening Night Film for the 50th Anniversary is extremely gratifying. I am also excited because this is my hometown, and to be unveiling this film that I am so proud of here is a real pleasure."
Based on author Yann Martel’s international best seller, Life of Pi a young man (Suraj Sharma) who survives a disaster at sea and is marooned on a lifeboat with with a fearsome Bengal tiger, the ship's only other survivor. The book has sold more than seven million copies. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.13.12 by Ryan
First slice of Pi is bound to leave fans of the book hungry for more.
Director Ang Lee has proven himself adept at turning written work into successful, visually appealing movies. Sense and Sensiblity, Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were all originally written works which were adapted to the screen and directed by Lee. All were successful at the box office, greatly admired by critics, and the recipients of prestigious awards. From the looks of this first trailer for Life of Pi, the Oscar-winning director has done it again.
Though Yann Martel’s novel was an international best seller, the fact that it has little dialogue, most of the action takes place on a tiny boat, and it is stuffed with symbolism and allegory made it an unlikely candidate to be turned into a really watchable movie. With the stunning visuals in this slice of Lee’s Pi, it makes sense that the rumor mill is already churning about the movie being a possible Oscar contender. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.25.12 by Mandy