Nassim Amaouche's "Goodbye Gary" and Caroline Strubbe's "Lost Person's Area" took top honors at the 48th Critics' Week at Cannes.
Journalists and critics vote for the awards right after the screenings and they give the Grand Prix award to "Goodbye Gary," a drama about a post-industrial town destroyed by the closure of its last factory.
The film will be released in France in July. The Gary in the title is an homage to icon Gary Cooper.
Here's the complete list of winners at the 48th Critics' Week:
CRITICS' WEEK GRAND PRIX
"Goodbye Gary," Nassim Amaouche (France)
"Lost Persons Area," "Caroline Strubbe (Belgium- Netherlands-Hungary)
ACID/CCAS CASH PRIZE
"Whisper With the Wind," "Shahram Alidi (Iraq)
Ofaj/TV5 MONDE (VERY) YOUNG CRITIC AWARD
"Whisper With the Wind,"
REGARDS JEUNES PRIZE
"Whisper With the Wind"
CANAL PLUS GRAND PRIX
"Seeds of the Fall," Patrick Eklund (Sweden)
KODAK SHORT FILM DISCOVERY PRIZE
"Logorama," Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain (France)
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Alright, I enjoyed "Terminator Salvation." It's a popcorn flick, and I viewed it as such. Other critics were looking for cinematic excellence from this film, I was looking for explosions!
And boy, did we get them!
Read my written review of "Terminator Salvation" right here, and watch my fun one-on-one interviews with the cast right here.
Here's my "Terminator Salvation" movie review:
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I went to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA for their upcoming flick "Up."
I love this film, and I will post my interviews with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, Jordan Nagai (voice of Russell), and the talented Ed Asner (voice of Carl Fredericksen).
I will also post my review of "Up" very soon. Anyway, I just want to share with you some fun photos!
They strapped a sofa on a multitude of balloons, then they strap me, and let me fly, fly, fly! Yay!
I LOVED IT! I did all my segment stand-ups while I was up in the air! Take a look:
*** getting ready to fly
*** almost there
*** not afraid of heights at all
*** clutching the stuffed toy Dug while holding for my dear life
And here's the video to the tune of Fifth Dimension's "Up, Up, and Away"
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As we told you last year, Michael Moore is working on a new documentary about the global economic meltdown.
Overture Films and Paramount Vantage, co-financers of the untitled film, noted that the release date is one year and one day after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street.
Moore asked Wall Street's help for his documentary on his website. He posted an email begging insiders to tell their stories.
Like many Moore's films, this one will be a comical look "at the corporate and political shenanigans" that the filmmaker is calling "the biggest robbery in the history of this country."
Whatever you think of Moore as a person, I adore him as a filmmaker. He's made some incendiary but thought-provoking films about the auto industry ("Roger & Me"), gun control ("Bowling for Columbine"), 911 ("Fahrenheit 911") and health care ("Sicko").
So I'll be lining up October 2nd!
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The 1970s British sci-fi series "UFO" is being turned into a big-screen adventure!
Legendary producer Robert Evans ("Chinatown," "Marathon Man") unveiled his plans to adapt the show created by Gerry Anderson ("Thunderbirds").
The original series was set in 1980 and told the story of an undercover military organization which kidnapped and killed humans.
The big screen version will be set in 2020. No word yet on the script, director, cast, and production.
For now, take a look at the opening scene of the TV series "UFO."
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