Empire has caught up with Sharlto Copley about the possibility of a District 9 sequel with director Neill Blomkamp, in fact, from what he tells Empire is that there may be a prequel in the works. I’m sure it’s not going to be called Distrcit 8, but perhaps that got your attention anyways.
So over at Oscar.com they had a little contest of trivial knowledge of Oscar history throughout the last month along with a ballot that would count for points as well. During the Academy Awards they also had live trivia that added more points and if your ballot had the right winner you would receive more points. Well……I got fifth overall some how and I don’t know how. It was pretty ridiculous. I did answer the questions everyday and I followed along all night. And my name was shown on the website. Woot! That’s pretty cool and I got some screen caps of the score. My final score was 46,371 with first place being 49,685. I was so close, but oh well. I got in fourth at one point into the night, but I slipped up some where.
You can check out my score among the top 10 after the jump!
Tonight is the big night and I’ve got the live updates of the winners as they come. The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on tonight, Sunday March, 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST) and hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Hopefully we’ll see the deserving winners, fun performances, great tributes and memorable moments. This was an amazing year of film and this should be a night that will be remembered in Hollywood. A great solo tribute to the late great John Hughes will also be done, which I am pretty excited for. ALSOOOO A SALUTE TO HORROR FILMS!!! Should be a great night.
And the Oscar goes too……
Tonight marks the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and will be the biggest night in film all year. It’s been a long time coming and who will land on top of this ridiculous year of film? With record breakers, e-mail controversies, and amazingly original stories, this night is going to be very interesting to see the outcome. I’m pretty excited, are you?! Well here are my predictions as I see them, I’m probably right, just saying you know………But seriously, hopefully I’m right because I’ll get some pretty cool prizes with my predictions with all the contests I entered. With out further ado……
And the Oscar goes to……
The complete list of nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced today (oscars.com). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their nominees this morning in the wee hours. It was a great “Christmas” present to wake up to read. This is the first year since they have had 10 nominees for best picture since 1943. Many obvious nominations, but many surprises that make me happy.
The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST) and hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Read on for the full list of 2010 nominees.
It’s been a long road to the Globes this year. With so many incredible films and breaking moments in cinema, it is hard to just pick one winner. The 67th Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California TONIGHT, Sunday, January 17, 2010 by NBC with the pre-show starting at 6pm CST and the awards ceremony is from 7pm-10pm CST. The ceremonies will be hosted by Ricky Gervais,and are being broadcast live for the first time. I will be giving you an updated winner’s list as they are announced tonight.
The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television.
And the winners are…………
Now I have not seen allll the films of 2009, but I have seen a great many this year. The year of 2009 has been a great year for film in all ranges of the category from cinematography, directing, writing and beyond. This year will be remembered for a long time to me as it was the year I gained this hobby/love interest of film. I wish I could have seen every film I wanted to this year as it would probably change my list, but we all can’t afford to see that many movies. Continue after the jump to see my picks for my best and worst of 2009:
I’ve got your weekend update with all the fancy new movies coming out this weekend of August 14th. There are a lot of limited small films so I won’t describe them all in full detail:
District 9 (Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope) The big one of the weekend, although some might not have even heard of it. This low budget blockbuster is already getting tons of hype as it shows a 92% fresh on RottenTomatoes currently. This refugee alien flick looks like one to see as it was produced by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and with such a low budget of only $35 mil, it looks like a big budget film. I would not miss this movie if I were you. See It!!!
Ponyo (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson) With a star studded voice-cast and amazing animation work, this film looks like it could be something. I’m not into the animation thing quite that much, but the critics are raving that this is a film to see as well. This is a story inspired by “The Little Mermaid” and is about the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human. I’d say this could be good if I liked animated features, but that’s me. See It/Rent it
Bandslam (Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell) Mehhhh, An outcast (Connell) bonds with the popular girl on campus (Michalka) over their shared love of music, and together they decide to form a rock group and enter their school’s upcoming battle of the bands competition. Some little teen comedy that some could like if your a little tween or love Hudgens. This movie doesn’t look cheesy nor does it look horribly done, it’s just for the younger audience obviously. Take your kids, make your kids go. Skip It/Rent It
The Time Traveler’s Wife (Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston) Looks like a nice little romantic drama movie filled with great actors. The story focuses on a girl who falls in love with a man with a gene that unfortunately causes him to shift through time. This looks like a new good one to see as a date. The story is different from what’s out there with romantic movies these days. See It/Rent it.
Paper Heart – Limited Showings (Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake M. Johnson) The love story about a documentary about love. This film is a great little indie flick that you have to see. Charlyne Yi goes on a mission to find out what love is in documentary form and encounters Michael Cera. Their relationship now becomes part of the documentary now and they must deal with the cameras. My review can be seen HERE as I praise it pretty highly. See It
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner) Although I hate Jeremy Piven as a person and actor, but I do enjoy his films. This movie does look funny and could be a the one to equal the Hangover as the new comedy in town. The film does seem a little over the top, but that does not seem to take away that much out of the film. See It
Spread – Limited Showings (Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche) In Los Angeles, Nikki (Kutcher) is a sexual grafter who uses his assets to enjoy the city’s richest women and their lifestyle. Soon he finds himself torn between two very different women: Samantha (Heche), a lawyer who gives Nikki more than he’s ever had before, and Heather (Levieva), a waitress and equally savvy grafter in her own right. SKIP IT
Grace – Limited Showings (Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose) After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson (Ladd) insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life, with an appetite for human blood. See It/Rent It.
It has finally arrived, the District 9 trailer. This totally took me in a different direction for this film when I saw this. I thought it was going to be a a more bland story, not the action sci-fi thriller it actually is. Neil Blomkamp’s story looks great and Peter Jackson has visually turned this into a great looking film. The story actually looks like something out of a videogame. The story is about aliens who have landed in Johannesburg 28 years ago. The Multi-National United has blocked off a certain district just for the new alien refugees who just want to go home. But something has occured that place fear on the humans and they need to get to the bottom of this mystery, what are the aliens up to? This film comes out August 14th and the trailer is located below. I will try and get some movie stills when an HD version appears.
Check out the original teaser trailer after the jump