Cinematographers Announce Nominations! 


The American Society of Cinematographers announced their nominations for Outstanding Achievement Award in the feature film category.

And the nominees are:

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Revolutionary Road and The Reader)
Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC (Slumdog Millionaire)
Chris Menges, ASC, BSC (The Reader)
Claudio Miranda (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)
Wally Pfister, ASC (The Dark Knight)

Winner will be announced during the awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on February 15.

For more info, you can check out their website right here.

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Another Big Win for "Slumdog Millionaire" 


"Slumdog Millionaire" is the one to beat this Oscar season! This time, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists awarded the movie its highest honor -- Best Picture of their EDA (Excellent Dynamic Activism) Awards.

Sean Penn also scored a Best Actor win for "Milk."

But my favorite categories of the EDA Awards? Their Special Mention Awards with fun categories like the Hall Of Shame Award ("27 Dresses") or Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent Award (gasp, Kate Hudson).

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is a great organization with members who are "highly qualified professional female movie critics, reporters and feature writers working in print, broadcast and online media."

Check their site here.

And to see the full list of winners, click read more. Read More...

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Walt Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo" 


Right after helming the upcoming "Terminator: Salvation," McG is set to direct the family film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo" for Walt Disney Pictures.

The studio's first-ever live-action film was the 1954 original "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." This time around, the planned film will be an "origin" type of story delving more into the Captain Nemo character and how he created his warship, the Nautilus.

So this movie will only have its characters based on the Jules Verne novel, and not the story itself.

Disney is aiming to put this film in production this year.


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Mickey Rouke Joins Stallone's "Expendables" 


Fresh from his "Wrestler" triumph, Mickey Rourke has joined the cast of "The Expendables" to be directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Stallone also wrote the script.

Rourke's role? According to Variety:

Rourke will play an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy for a group of mercenaries planning to topple a South American dictator.


The other "Expendables" are Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, and Dolph Rundgren. Forest Whitaker and Ben Kingsley are still weighing whether to join the cast or not.

The film will begin shooting in March in Brazil.

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British Academy Film Awards Announce Longlist Nominations 


Boy oh boy, the British Academy sure meant it when they said longlist, 'cause folks, their nomination list is long!

Just an example, under the Best Picture category, 15 films are nominated!

Leading the pack are "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" with 14 nominations each.

"Slumdog Millionaire," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road," "Changeling" and "The Dark Knight" received 13 nominations each, and "Milk" and "Burn After Reading" 11.

The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.

Click Read More to see the complete list, or, longlist of nominees. Read More...

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