Alright y'all, this is why I chose to be a struggling film critic. I love being showered with screeners, and watching them all in the comforts of my own abode!
Now, I didn't take this picture to make you jealous, but to let you know, I really value my stash, and I protect them firecely!
I don't loan them, share them, sell them, or God forbid, post them online! No, no, no!
But I do, studiously, watch each and every one of them, sometimes, over and over, so I can make the best value judgement with my awards choices (I vote for the Critics Choice Awards).
I ran across this interesting article, courtesy of Variety. Take a look at the POWER OF THE SCREENERS!
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According to Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg, not one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe will attend the January 13th ceremonies!
Why? Because of the WGA's plans to picket the event!
And the stars are not going to cross the picket lines!
Rosenberg said, "after considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters."
"We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers."
Meanwhile, Dick Clark Productions (the production company behind the Globes) responded saying, "Dick Clark Productions has reached out to the WGA on numerous occasions, from the very beginning of the WGA strike, and offered to enter into an interim agreement similar to the agreement reached by Worldwide Pants on behalf of the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the "Golden Globe Awards" -- as well as all of our other programs. We are disappointed that the WGA has refused to bargain with us in good faith. It is apparent that we are being treated differently from similarly situated production companies.
"Dick Clark Productions is an independent production company that is not a member of the AMPTP and which has not authorized the AMPTP to represent it in the 2007 WGA negotiations. We support the WGA in their efforts on behalf of writers and hope that they will reconsider their position with regard to negotiating an interim agreement with us."
So what's going to happen next? Stay tuned...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 7 films remain in their shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards!
So, hello "Evan Almighty" adios "Spider-Man 3." Aloha "300", good riddance "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
Here's what's coming up next:
JANUARY 16TH -- members of the Academy will view 15-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films. Then, they will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration!
JANUARY 22ND -- The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
FEBRUARY 24TH -- The Oscars will be televised live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center!
SO WHICH MOVIES HAVE THE BEST VISUAL EFFECTS?
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"Atonement" is the clear leader receiving 17 entries for the British Academy Film Awards.
"No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood," "American Gangster," and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" each received 13 nods a piece.
Now, this is just the initial voting, and BAFTA members will trim each category to five nominees in their second round of voting, which closes January 14th.
Here's the complete list, be careful, it's very long:
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Okay y'all, first, I was excited about the new "Star Trek" film from director J.J. Abrams (the fanboy buzz around "Cloverfield" is deafening as well).
I liked this casting choice .
Heck, I'd even live with this one .
But now, I've been scratching my head since Friday trying to figure out this new casting choice. Apparently, he will play the head of the Starfleet Academy where the young crew of the USS Enterprise first meets and trains.
WILL HE DO IT IN DRAG?
WILL HE PLAY THE MOTHER OF NICHELLE NICHOLS' UHURA, ALA JOHN TRAVOLTA IN "HAIRSPRAY?"
WHO IS IT?
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