The fashion, the stars, the speeches...whatever your reason was for watching the Golden Globes on Sunday, it was all on display in the telecast. From the deft hosting by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (the bar has been raised, Seth MacFarlane) to the sincere, yet sometimes awkward speeches, there were plenty of highlights from last night's Globes ceremony, which, thankfully, we have compiled right here for you. watch the highlights >> Posted 01.16.13 by Ryan
The controversial Oscar contender delivers its final trailer.
After being declared the Best Movie of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle, it's no surprise that Zero Dark Thirty is up for several Golden Globes nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. The movie's last trailer showed that director Kathryn Bigelow (also nominated for Best Director) was still in the award–winning form she was in during 2008's The Hurt Locker. This time, she and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal are focusing on the hunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden, which, as revealed in the movie's final trailer, required CIA agents, such as lead operative Jessica Chastain, to be able to handle "the rough stuff."hunting down the best trailers
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Which of this year's directors deserve the industry’s highest honor?
No one was too surprised when French director Michel Hazanavicius and his (mostly) silent film The Artist practically swept the Academy Awards last year or when British director Tom Hooper's The King's Speech did the same the year before. This year, however, there are no "sure thing" movies, with several being heralded as "brilliant," "masterful," and "the best movie of the year" by critics...until the next great movie comes along.
Several Oscar-winning directors — including two-time Best Director winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan) and Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win Best Director — are among this year's contenders, but they are up against stiff competition from upstart indie directors who helped to make this one of the best years for independent movies in recent memory and the genre movie directors who gave us superheroes, wizards and time travelers as compelling as the special effects that blew our minds. We won't know which directors the Academy will nominate until the middle of January, but we want to know who you, the moviegoers, think deserves the industry's highest honor.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Directors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.12.12 by BrentJS
"You will never find him," they said. Until they did.
Director Kathryn Bigelow struck Oscar gold with The Hurt Locker, her uncompromising look at a bomb disposal unit working during the Iraq War, and her next project may well be headed in the same direction. Initially conceived with Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal as a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six's successful mission against the Al Qaeda terrorist changed the scope of the now named movie Zero Dark Thirty.
"I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good," Boal told EW when the teaser trailer was revealed in August. "I’m fascinated by the world they inhabit. I personally want to know how they caught bin Laden. All I can do is hope that it interests other people." After watching the movie's second trailer, we think people will definitely be interested. hunting down the best trailers
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Up until now, information about Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was almost as secretive as the hunt for the terrorist itself but the Oscar-winning director (The Hurt Locker) finally opened up about her new movie, Zero Dark Thirty, with EW.com
Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal talked to EW about the movie but remained mum when it came to the details. Bigelow did explain that cryptic title.
"It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission.
Bigelow was working on a project about the hunt for Osama when in May 2011 an elite group of SEALS, SEAL Team Six, captured and killed the most wanted man in the world.
The minute we heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, what we had been working on became history. As interesting a story as that would have been to tell, the news re-directed our entire efforts. It changed the movie idea forever. . . . watch the trailer >> Posted 08.06.12 by Chris
This is an amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty. [It’s] about the real life heroes in the intelligence community who worked behind the scenes day and night on what was perhaps the toughest assignment of their lives. As such, it’s a story that needs to be told respectfully.”
It hasn't been a year since Osama bin Laden's death, but director Kathryn Bigelow is working on a project based on the death of the infamous Al-Qaeda leader, and has Jessica Chastain as one of the front runners for a co-starring role. Entertainment Weekly reports that while nothing is set in stone (let alone confirmed or denied), Sony representatives, Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark Boal are all refusing to comment on the details regarding the movie. This may be because without even having a complete cast in order, the movie faces a pressing predicament. The Pentagon’s inspector general issued an investigation to find whether the Defense Department gave unwarranted information about the raid to outside sources — aka filmmakers — and this may just be the beginning of their difficulties. All things considered, the serious content the movie will be facing will require a great amount of research and pre-production coaching for actors. So maybe keeping details under wraps seems is their best bet. more on the bin Laden movie >> Posted 01.06.12 by reelz
Tom Hanks is heading for the Triple Frontier. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon that Hanks will be the first cast member to join Triple Frontier, director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow will re-team with her Academy Award-winning Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for a story about "the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge" and create "la triple frontera," a hotspot for organized crime. With Hanks joining the ranks, that's a lot of Academy Award winners standing around a craft services table, even before the rest of the cast is added. Hanks to move on to cloud atlas? >> Posted 12.01.10 by Ryan
Kathryn Bigelow and The Hurt Locker were the big winners tonight at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.
The war drama won six Oscars and made history on two fronts — Bigelow is the first woman to have won the Achievement in Directing award, and The Hurt Locker is the lowest grossing movie ever to win an Oscar
Who else took home the gold tonight? See the complete list of Oscar winners. Posted 03.07.10 by reelz
Among its other nominations, box-office juggernaut Avatar is also up for the Academy's top prize of Best Picture with James Cameron nominated for best Director. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Cameron was asked if he would prefer to win Best Picture and allow his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, win the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker. Cameron called the hypothetical situation his "fantasy outcome."
That's the best possible outcome… because I know how hard my [Avatar] team worked and how much they would — how proud they would be of that accolade, you know what I mean? And look, for myself, I have already got an Oscar. I've got a couple of them, you know. And I respect the whole institution of the Academy Awards because it's the pinnacle of achievement in my chosen profession. But I don't reallyneed another one. But to be honored — you know, to have the team honored and for their accomplishment, that would mean so much to them. And I think that would be the fantasy outcome in all of this.
When Rose asked if Cameron would be "happier" if Bigelow won, Cameron replied, "Honestly, yes." Posted 02.18.10 by Ryan
And so the race between the former Mr. and Mrs. James Cameron presses on. Kathryn Bigelow took a step towards a possible Oscar win for Best Director when she took home the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards, according to Variety.
Bigleow won for The Hurt Locker, beating out ex-husband Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air, and Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds. This comes shortly after Cameron unexpectedly won the Best Director Golden Globe, which most people (including Cameron) thought Bigelow would win.
Bigelow expressed her gratitude and excitement in her acceptance speech:
[I'm] stunned, honored, and proud ... I felt a deep obligation to tell this story with as much honesty as possible. This is the most incredible moment of my life.
During a panel discussion, she addressed her portrayal of military life in Iraq, saying, "Authenticity is a moral imperative."
Released last summer, The Hurt Locker has garnered major attention, not only for Bigelow's direction, but also for Mark Boal's screenplay and the performances of Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. Many agree that Bigelow and Boal will receive Academy Award nods, but many also wonder whether Renner and Mackie have a chance of landing acting nominations. We'll find out when Oscar nominations are announced early Tuesday morning. Posted 01.31.10 by reelz