RESPECTED CHINESE DIRECTOR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES!!! 


No silly, we're not talking about Ang Lee, he's Taiwanese, we're talking about the visionary director who made his reputation with 1993's "Beijing Bastards" and created the first Chinese gay-themed flick "East Palace, West Palace."

He won best director at the 1999 Venice Film Festival for the family drama "Seventeen Years" while the semi-autobiographical "Little Red Flowers" won kudos at the Berlinale.

In 1994, Time Magazine named Zhang one of 100 young world leaders for the 21st century.

And now, according to reports, he tested positive for crystal meth!

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WHAT I THINK OF "THERE WILL BE BLOOD" 


Daniel Day-Lewis mesmerizes as the greasy oilman, Daniel Plainview. Aided by the guiding hands of auteur, Paul Thomas Anderson, Day-Lewis gave the best performance of the year.

Anderson, known for untidy but contemplative endings, met his match with the searing source material, Upton Sinclair’s 1927 muckraking novel, Oil!. The result is a perfect film replete with stellar casting, cinematography, and score. “There Will Be Blood” is one of the best films of 2007.
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NEW FILM FOR AMY RYAN, MY FAVE FROM "GONE BABY GONE" 


Amy Ryan, the lower-class Boston momma who lost her child in "Gone Baby Gone" and is posed to duke it out with Cate Blanchett from "I'm Not There" for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar has a new film!

She is going to co-star with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, to be directed by the groundbreaking helmer, Mister Paul Greengrass of "United 93" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" fame.

The film, still untitled, is an Iraq war thriller that's being shot in Spain for Universal Pictures!

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ONLINE FILM CRITICS LOVE...YES..."NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN" 


The Coen brothers better clear their awards mantel because "No Country for Old Men" is getting more awards by the gazillions everyday!

The film was the big winner at the 11th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards.

The Online Film Critics Society, an international professional org of Web-based film journos from around the world founded in 1997, presents the awards.

For the full list of winners, Read More...

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CAN YOU HEAR THAT? AUDIO SOCIETY CHOOSES NOMINEES!!! 


"300" is one of the films nominated by the Cinema Audio Society.

The CAS awards go to production mixers and re-recording mixers for programs and films released or aired during the previous calendar year.

The CAS Awards will be presented Feb. 16 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

For the list of the nominees, Read More...

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