"NO COUNTRY" SLAYS FLORIDA, UTAH, ST. LOUIS, LAS VEGAS CRITICS!!! 


"No Country" continues to be blessed by critics from numerous award-giving bodies. From Florida to Utah, from St. Louis to Las Vegas, the Coen Brothers' masterpiece receives kudos!

Let's break it down, and congratulations to the creative folks behind "No Country," my favorite film of the year!!!


12th annual Florida Film Critics Circle Awards


PICTURE:
"No Country for Old Men" by Joel and Ethan Coen

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Julian Schnabel

DOCUMENTARY:
"No End in Sight" by Charles Ferguson

DIRECTORS:
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

ACTOR:
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"

ACTRESS:
Ellen Page, "Juno"

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"

SCREENPLAY:
"Diablo Cody," Juno

ANIMATED FILM:
"Ratatouille" by Brad Bird

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Roger Deakins, "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

PAULINE KAEL BREAKOUT AWARD:
Ellen Page, "Juno"

ORIGINAL SONGS:
"Once"

2007 Utah Film Critics Association Awards


FILM: "No Country for Old Men" by Joel and Ethan Coen
Runner-up: "Juno" by Jason Reitman
Other runners-up (in alphabetical order): "The Assassination of Jesse James" by the Coward Robert Ford
"I’m Not There"
"Into the Wild"
"Juno"
"Knocked Up"
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"Once"
"There Will Be Blood"
"3: 10 to Yuma"

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FEATURE: "The Host" by Bong Joon-ho
Runner-up: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Julian Schnabel

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" by Seth Gordon
Runner-up: "My Kid Could Paint That" by Amir Bar-Lev

DIRECTOR: Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood"

ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

ACTRESS: Ellen Page, "Juno"
Runner-up: Amy Adams, "Enchanted"

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
Runner-up: Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, "I’m Not There"

SCREENPLAY: Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Runner-up: Diablo Cody, "Juno"

ANIMATED FEATURE: "Ratatouille" by Brad Bird
Runner-up: "The Simpsons Movie" by David Silverman

St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards


PICTURE
"No Country for Old Men" by Joel and Ethan Coen

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Julian Schnabel

DOCUMENTARY
"Sicko" by Michael Moore

DIRECTOR
Ethan and Joel Coen - "No Country for Old Men"

ACTRESS
Ellen Page - "Juno"

ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

SCREENPLAY
"Juno" - Diablo Cody

CINEMATOGRAPHY
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" - Roger Deakins

SCORE
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by Stephen Sondheim (for the Broadway play)

VISUAL EFFECTS
"300"

BEST COMEDY
"Juno" by Jason Reitman

BEST ANIMATED OR FAMILY FILM
"Ratatouille" by Brad Bird

MOST ORIGINAL OR INNOVATIVE FILM
"I’m Not There" by Todd Haynes

Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2007 Sierra Awards


PICTURE
"No Country for Old Men"

ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"

ACTRESS
Ellen Page, "Juno"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"

DIRECTOR
Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

SCREENPLAY (Original or Adapted)
Diablo Cody, "Juno"

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Elswit, "There Will Be Blood"

FILM EDITING
Christopher Rouse, "The Bourne Ultimatum"

COSTUME DESIGN
Colleen Atwood, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

ART DIRECTION
Andrew Ackland-Snow, Mark Bartholomew, Alastair Bullock and Gary Tomkins, "Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix"

VISUAL EFFECTS
"Transformers"

SCORE
Jonny Greenwood, "There Will Be Blood"

SONG
"Walk Hard" by Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan, from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," performed by John C. Reilly

ANIMATED FILM
"Ratatouille"

FAMILY FILM
"Ratatouille"

DOCUMENTARY
"Sicko"

FOREIGN FILM
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

YOUTH IN FILM, MALE
Ed Sanders, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

YOUTH IN FILM, FEMALE
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

DVD (Packaging, Design and Content)
"Blade Runner" (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition), Warner Home Entertainment

WILLIAM HOLDEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Hong

TOP TEN FILMS FOR 2007
(in alphabetical order):

* "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
* "Eastern Promises"
* "Into the Wild"
* "Juno"
* "The Lookout"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "Sunshine"
* "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
* "3:10 to Yuma"
* "Zodiac"

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"NATIONAL TREASURE 2" FINDS BOX-OFFICE GOLD!!!! 


"National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" topped box office with an estimated $45.5 million worth of tickets since opening Friday.

The sequel is better than the original film, but hey...it's still a sequel!

"Charlie Wilson's War" narrowly beat "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

The good news? "Juno," one of my favorite films, continues to enjoy healthy box-office love.

Here's the complete list of the top 10 box-office films for week of Dec. 21st:
1. "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets," $45.5 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $45.5M

2. "I Am Legend," $34.2 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $137.5M

3. "Alvin and the Chipmunks," $29 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $84.7M

4. "Charlie Wilson's War," $9.6 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $9.6M

5. "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, $9.35 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $9.35M

6. "P.S. I Love You," $6.5 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $6.5M

7. "Enchanted," $4.15 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $98.2M

8. "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," $4.1 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: 4.1M

9. "The Golden Compass," $4 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $47M

10. "Juno," $3.4 million, DOMESTIC TOTAL: $6.4M

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AND NOW....THE BEST OF THE BEST...THE TOP TEN BEST FILMS OF 2007!!!! 


Wow...2007 has been a great year at the movies!

This is the year when personal vision triumphed over big production films. Smaller, grittier movies (written and directed by a person/persons with creative vision) highlighted the awards season. Films such as "Into the Wild," or "There Will Be Blood" or "No Country for Old Men" were all written and directed by one entity (Sean Penn, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coen Brothers).

I'M LOVING THIS!

So what films made my list?

TAKE A LOOK!





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THE LIST BEGINS -- BEST ACTING/PERFORMANCES OF 2007!!! 


From George Clooney to Cate Blanchett, it's a great year for actors in 2007. We met so many memorable characters on the big screen!

So I compiled the best of the best in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories.

Then, I highlighted the ones who are truly my favorite!

HERE YOU GO, AND HAVE FUN!!!!



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"SWEENEY TODD" VS. "CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" -- WATCH MY REVIEWS!!! 


Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks teamed up to fight Johnny Depp for box-office and Oscar glory this weekend!



Both are good, but which film should you watch first?

Take a look!



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