Toronto Film Critics Love "The Social Network," Armie Hammer, and "How to Train Your Dragon!" 


"The Social Network" rack up more awards, this time from the Toronto Film Critics Association. The David Fincher flick won Best Picture, Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg, Best Director for Fincher, and Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. But what's surprising, and totally spot-on was the crowning of Armie Hammer who memorably played both the Winklevoss twins. (Interview with Hammer for "Social Network" and interview with the real Winklevoss twins)

But the Toronto Film Critics also went against the grain by hailing "How to Train Your Dragon" as the Best Animated Feature of the year and relegating award-favorite "Toy Story 3" as just a runner-up.

I love the Toronto Film Critics! By defying gravity, they make this awards season doubly-exciting!

The full list of winners for the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards:

Best Picture
“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures)
Runners-Up:
“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Filmswelike)

Best Actor
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Runners-Up: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” James Franco, “127 Hours”

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Runners-Up: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best Supporting Actor
Armie Hammer, “The Social Network”
Runners-Up: Christian Bale, “The Fighter” Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Runners-Up: Amy Adams, “The Fighter” Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”

Best Director
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Runners-Up: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” Christopher Nolan, “Inception”

Best Screenplay
“The Social Network”, Written By Aaron Sorkin Based On The Book “The Accidental Billionaires” By Ben Mezrich
Runners-Up: “The King’s Speech”, Written By David Seidler “True Grit”, Written By Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Based On The Novel By Charles Portis

Best First Feature
“Exit Through The Gift Shop”, Directed By Banksy
Runners-Up: “Get Low”, Directed By Aaron Schneider “Monsters”, Directed By Gareth Edwards

Best Animated Feature
“How To Train Your Dragon” (Dreamworks Animation)
Runners-Up: “Despicable Me” (Universal Studios) “Toy Story 3” (Disney•pixar)

Best Foreign-Language Film
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Filmswelike)
Runners-Up: “Mother” (Mongrel Media) “Of Gods And Men” (Mongrel Media)

Best Documentary Feature
“Exit Through The Gift Shop” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-Up: “Inside Job” (Mongrel Media) “Marwencol” (Kinosmith Inc.)

Jay Scott Prize For Emerging Talent Writer-Director
Daniel Cockburn (“You Are Here”)

Special Citation to Bruce McDonald, who directed four movies in 2010: “This Movie is Broken,” “Trigger,” “Music from the Big House and “Hard Core Logo 2”

Rogers Best Canadian Film Nominees “Incendies,” directed by Denis Villeneuve “Splice,” directed by Vincenzo Natali “Trigger,” directed by Bruce McDonald

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"The Social Network" Tops San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards 


This is becoming to sound like a broken record, "The Social Network" topping all award-giving bodies. The David Fincher film won three awards at the 2010 San Francisco Film Critics Circle including Best Picture, Best Director for Fincher (he tied with Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan"), and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Here's the full list of winners for the 2010 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture
“The Social Network”

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” and David Fincher, “The Social Network” (Tie)

Best Original Screenplay
David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”

Best Actor
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

Best Actress
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best Supporting Actor
John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”

Best Supporting Actress
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Best Animated Feature
“Toy Story 3”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Mother” (South Korea)

Best Documentary
“The Tillman Story”

Best Cinematography
Matthew Libatique, “Black Swan”

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community
Elliot Lavine–teacher, exhibitor, and repertory curator—for Bay Area programming over the last two decades. His revival of rare archival studio, independent, and exploitation titles has particularly played a major role in the renewed popularity of film noir and pre-Production Code features.

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New York Film Critics Circle Hails "The Social Network," Annette Bening 


The New York Film Critics Circle chose "The Social Network" as the Best Film of 2010 and David Fincher as Best Director. Colin Firth won Best Actor for "The King's Speech" and Annette Bening took home the Best Actress prize for "The Kids Are All Right." Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg won Best Screenplay, and Mark Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor also for "The Kids Are All Right." (Complete Interviews with "The Kids Are All Right" Cast and Writer/Director Lisa Cholodenko)

The awards gala will take place on Monday, January 10.

Here's the full list of winners of the New York Film Critics Circle awards:

Best Film – “The Social Network“
Best Director – David Fincher (“The Social Network“)
Best Screenplay – Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg (“The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Actress – Annette Bening (for “The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Actor – Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech“)
Best Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”)
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Cinematography – Matthew Libatique (“The Black Swan”)
Best Animated Film – “The Illusionist”
Best Non-fiction Film – “Inside Job”
Best Foreign Language Film - “Carlos”
Best First Feature – “Animal Kingdom”

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My Fun Interview with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo for "Yogi Bear" 


It was a nice day for pic-a-nic, so I spent it interviewing Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) for their new, fun film "Yogi Bear!"

Have fun! We're gonna grab lunch!



Here's more info on "Yogi Bear" from Yahoo:

Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors -- and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is "smarter than the average bear" as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.

Genres: Comedy, Kids/Family, Animation and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 22 min.
Release Date: December 17th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for Some mild rude humor.
Production Co.: De Line Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment, Rhythm & Hues Studios
Hanna Barbera Productions
Bonifant & Saxby
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Entity FX
Persistence of Vision Digital Entertainment
Sassoon Film Design
yU+co
Scarlet Letters
FotoKem Film & Video
Cameron/Pace Designs
Pace
Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures
Filming Locations: New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew
STARRING:
Dan Aykroyd ........................................................................................ Voice of Yogi Bear
Justin Timberlake ........................................................................................ Voice of Boo-Boo Bear
Christine Taylor ........................................................................................ Voice of Cindy Bear
Tom Cavanagh ........................................................................................ Ranger Smith
Anna Faris ........................................................................................ Rachel
T.J. Miller ........................................................................................ Ranger Jones
Andrew Daly ........................................................................................ Mayor Brown
Nathan Corddry ........................................................................................ Chief of Staff

DIRECTED BY: Eric Brevig

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The Super Funny Anna Faris Talks About "Yogi Bear!" She Teaches Bear Speak! 


Not only is she funny, but she's also super sweet! Anna Faris stars in the upcoming "Yogi Bear" as the "movie-maker lady," Rachel Johnson. In this interview:

She taught me how to do Bear Speak
The effect of Yogi Bear on her as a child
What attracted her to the project
Shooting with virtual bears
Moral of the story
We both did our Boo Boo speak

Have fun!



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