Larry Clark's "Marfa Girl" Wins Top Prize at Rome Film Festival 


MAIN COMPETITION

Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film: "Marfa Girl" by Larry Clark

Best Director Award: Paolo Franchi, "And They Call It Summer" ("E la Chiamano Estate")

Special Jury Prize: "Ali Has Blue Eyes" ("Alì ha gli occhi azzurri") by Claudio Giovannesi

Best Actor Award: Jérémie Elkaïm, "Hand in Hand" ("Main dans la main")

Best Actress Award: Isabella Ferrari, "And They Call It Summer" ("E la Chiamano Estate")

Best Emerging Actor Award: Marilyne Fontaine, "A Child With You" ("Un enfant de toi")

Best Technical Contribution: Arnau Valls Colomer, for the cinematography of "Never Die" ("Mai morire")

Best Screenplay Award: Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue for "The Motel Life"

CINEMAXXI COMPETITION

The International Jury, chaired by Douglas Gordon and composed of Hans Hurch, Ed Lachman, Andrea Lissoni and Emily Jacir, awarded:

CinemaXXI Award (for feature-length films): "Avanti Popolo" by Michael Wahrmann

Special Jury Prize – CinemaXXI (for feature-length films): "Picas" by Laila Pakalnina

CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films: "Panihida" by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu

PROSPETTIVE ITALIA COMPETITION

The Jury chaired by Francesco Bruni and composed of Babak Karimi, Anna Negri, Stefano Savona, and Zhao Tao awarded:

Prospettive Award for Best Feature Film: "Cosimo e Nicole" by Francesco Amato

Prospettive Award for Best Documentary: "Pezzi" by Luca Ferrari

Prospettive Award for Best Short Film: "Il gatto del Maine" by Antonello Schioppa

Special mentions: Cosimo Cinieri and in memory of Anna Orso for "La prima legge di Newton"

THE AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT/ SECOND FILM

The International Jury, chaired by Matthew Modine and composed of Laura Amelia Guzmán, Stefania Rocca, Alice Rohrwacher and Tanya Seghatchian, awarded:

Award for Best Debut Or Second Film: "Ali Has Blue Eyes" ("Alì ha gli occhi azzurri") by Claudio Giovannesi

Special mention: "Razzabastarda" by Alessandro Gassman

AUDIENCE AWARD

BNL Audience Award for Best Film: "The Motel Life" by Gabriel Polsky, Alan Polsky

COLLATERAL AWARDS

LANCIA 2012 ELEGANCE IN MOTION AWARD Claudia Pandolfi

ENEL CUORE FOR SOCIAL CINEMA AWARD "The Eye of the Shark" ("El ojo del tiburón") by Alejo Hoijman

L.A.R.A. (LIBERA ASSOCIAZIONE RAPPRESENTANZA DI ARTISTI) AWARD FOR BEST ITALIAN ACTOR Paolo Sassanelli for "Cosimo e Nicole"

A.I.C. AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Lü Yue for "1942"

AMC AWARD FOR BEST EDITING Hughes Winborne and Fabienne Rawley for "The Motel Life"
Lifetime Achievement Award to Nino Baragli

GOLDEN BUTTERFLY AWARD (voted by students) "1942" by Feng Xiaogang

TAODUE LA CAMERA D’ORO 2012 AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING DIRECTOR AND BEST PRODUCER
Best Emerging Director - Alina Marazzi for "Tutto parla di te"

Best Producer - Gianfilippo Pedote for "Tutto parla di te"

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"Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" Takes Box-Office Crown 


Last weekend, we said goodbye to the "Twilight" franchise and the final film took the top box-office spot easily! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" opened at No. 1 with $141.3 million in North America. Overseas, the final chapter took in $199.6 million for a grand box-office total of $340.9 million.

RELATED POSTS:

"Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" movie review
My fun interviews with:
KRISTEN STEWART
ROBERT PATTINSON
TAYLOR LAUTNER
MICHAEL SHEEN
ELIZABETH REASER AND NIKKI REED
KELLAN LUTZ AND JACKSON RATHBONE
DIRECTOR BILL CONDON

The finale now ranks eight on the Top 10 list of all-time box-office debuts with 2009's "New Moon" at No. 7 ($142.8 million) and last year's "Breaking Dawn Part 1" at No. 9 ($138.1 million).

By the way, more males decided to watch the final "Twilight" but it's still a female-driven flick.

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Skyfall," fell to No. 2 with $41.5 million. So far, the James Bond movie has sold $161.3 million worth of tickets.

At No. 3 was the impressive Civil War drama, "Lincoln," from directed Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln" expanded more theaters this past weekend for with $21 million.

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for the weekend of Nov. 16th:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," $141.3 million ($199.6 million international).

2. "Skyfall," $41.5 million ($49.6 million international).

3. "Lincoln," $21 million.

4. "Wreck-It Ralph," $18.3 million ($4.8 million international).

5. "Flight," $8.6 million ($1 million international).

6. "Argo," $4.1 million ($8.7 million international).

7. "Taken 2," $2.1 million ($2 million international).

8. "Pitch Perfect," $1.3 million ($4.1 million international).

9. "Here Comes the Boom," $1.2 million ($2.5 million international).

10 (tie). "Cloud Atlas," $900,000 ($5 million international).

10 (tie). "Hotel Transylvania," $900,000 ($7.8 million international).

10 (tie). "The Sessions," $900,000.

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Win Exclusive “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2” Prizes from Summit Entertainment! 


This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we’re giving away a bunch of super-cool and totally collectible “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2” memorabilia courtesy of our friends at Summit Entertainment.

All you have to do is like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy), like the post of the contest, and you have a chance to win them all! (Check video of the prizes below)

One lucky winner will be chosen on Friday, the 23rd, the day after Thanksgiving and that winner will get (sorry international friends, but this is only limited for US residents):



• TWILIGHT BAG
• TWILIGHT T-SHIRT
• TWILIGHT CAP
• TWILIGHT TATTOOS
• TWILIGHT TRADING CARDS (COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE)
• TWILIGHT KEY CHAINS
• TWILIGHT PENS
• TWILIGHT SLAP BRACELETS
• TWILIGHT DOUBLE SIDED POSTER

Lots of cool stuff to make you the envy of your fellow Twihards!

Again, here’s how to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post

And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever!

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD BY 5PM (PACIFIC)!



It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!



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"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" Movie Review -- Why I Love the Film! 


“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” finally arrives in theaters near you, and it concludes the love story between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, director Bill Condon creates an ending fit for the franchise.

Yes, the “Twilight” finale has turned me into a gushing, bumbling 12-year-old Twihard! I was underwhelmed by “Part 1” but everything is okay now Twihards, because “Part 2” rocks! Why? Watch my review.



Here are the links of the full interviews, click on the name(s) to see:

KRISTEN STEWART
ROBERT PATTINSON
TAYLOR LAUTNER
MICHAEL SHEEN
ELIZABETH REASER AND NIKKI REED
KELLAN LUTZ AND JACKSON RATHBONE
DIRECTOR BILL CONDON

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Fun Excerpts of My “TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 2” Interviews – And They Love My T-Shirt! 


I fell in love with these fun group of folks, and sadly, the end is here! But this clip showcases the stars before the camera rolls – and everyone loved my T-shirt, which by the way, I bought at Hot Topic in the girls section :wink

Take a look at Taylor Lautner, director Bill Condon, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart having fun! Oh, and did I tell you I enjoyed this last TWILIGHT chapter? Yup, Condon and company turned me into a 12-year-old girl! HA!



Here are the links of the full interviews, click on the name(s) to see:

KRISTEN STEWART
ROBERT PATTINSON
TAYLOR LAUTNER
MICHAEL SHEEN
ELIZABETH REASER AND NIKKI REED
KELLAN LUTZ AND JACKSON RATHBONE
DIRECTOR BILL CONDON

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