Wow! 17 Annie Awards Nominations for "Kung Fu Panda" 

Dreamworks Animations must be happy as a cuddly Panda!

Their masterpiece, "Kung Fu Panda," led the way, all the way to the 2009 Annie Awards, landing 17 nominations, beating out "Wall-E" and "Bolt."

Yeah, "Kung Fu Panda" beat "Wall-E." Really?

Our lovely robot received eight nominations, while our super dog, "Bolt," garnered five!

The Annie Awards winners will be announced, Friday January 30, 2009.

Check out the complete list of nominations right here.

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The Latest on the "Green Lantern" Film 

"Green Lantern" co-screenwriter Marc Guggenheim reveals some exciting news about the planned superhero movie!

Click here to read the exciting news!

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Rob Zombie to Return for "Halloween 2?" 

I did enjoy director Rob Zombie's foray into Michael Myers' territory in "Halloween" -- Zombie's homage to the original John Carpenter classic.

Zombie did a great job reinvigorating the franchise, that now, word is getting around that a sequel is being planned, and the rocker/director may be attached.

Well, the 2007 "Halloween" was smashing, but let's not do what we did to the original franchise where 2 million sequels were made.

And truth be told, I still think "The Devil's Rejects" is Zombie's best film to date!

Check our friends at for the complete story.

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24th Annual Spirit Awards Nominees Announced! 

Three films led the nominees for Film Independent's 24th Annual Spirit Awards. "Ballast," "Frozen River," and "Rachel Getting Married" each received six nominations.

All three movies are nominated for best picture along with "Wendy and Lucy" and "The Wrestler."

"Milk" received four noms including male lead for Sean Penn, supporting actor for James Franco, cinematography, and best first screenplay for Dustin Lance Black.

Check out the Spirit Awards website here.

The winners will be announced at Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

Click Read More to see the full list of nominees! And congratulations to everyone! Read More...

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The Razzies Salivating Over "Valkyrie" 

Normally, studios would have shown their Academy contenders to voters and critics, oh, right about now. But MGM, the production studio behind Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" (see photo above courtesy of LA Times) has been unbelievably quiet.

But there were some folks who were able to see the movie in advance, and the general response? "Tepid, laughable, bad"

Now, the Razzies, which hands out the year's worst film awards, is salivating, and can't wait to pounce on poor Tom and his "Valkyrie."

This is unfortunate as I like the film's director, Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men 1 & 2," "Superman Returns"). But hey, even Darren Aronofsky, who made the horribly inspired (?) film "The Fountain" bounced back with this year's "The Wrestler" (one of the year's best!).

So what do those unfortunate "Valkyrie" viewers say about the film? Click here to read. HINT: They're saying Cruise is...laughable!

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