Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The film starts soon, 3pm ET.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Best Actor: Sean Penn
Best Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
Best Director: Danny Boyle
Best Original Screenplay: "Milk"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Animated Film: "Wall-E"
Best Documentary Feature: "Man on Wire"
Best Foreign-Language Film: "Departures"
Best Cinematography: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Art Direction: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Best Costume Design: "The Duchess"
Best Song: "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Musical Score: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Film Editing: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Sound Mixing: "The Dark Knight"
Best Sound Editing: "Wall-E"
Best Makeup: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Best Special Visual Effects: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Will win : The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Should win : Revolutionary Road
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Will win / Should win : Kate – Revolutionary Road
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
will win : Mickey : – The Wrestler
May be : Sean Penn – Milk
Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
will win :Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
will win :Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
will win:Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
will win: Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
should win : Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
will win: Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Best Television Series - Drama
will win; Mad Men (AMC)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Will Win& My Pick , My love , My Everything!!!
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Monday, December 29, 2008
By international agreement, the world's timekeepers, in order to keep their official atomic clocks in step with the world's irregular but gradually slowing rotation, have decreed that a Leap Second be inserted between 2008 and 2009.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here a couple website I usually get information about oscar and other award. I'm sure you like it . Some of them you might know it already
Variety Award central
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
- All of the Best Director nominees were first-time nominees, except for Joel Coen, who had previously received multiple nominations for Fargo (1996), and Tony Gilroy's nomination was for his directorial debut feature film
- The Coen Brothers were also the third duo directing team to be nominated in Academy Awards history -- after dual nominations (and win) for Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise for West Side Story (1961), and dual nominations for Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978)
- this year that four of the ten Oscar-nominated scripts were written by females - for their individual screenplays, and they were all first-time nominees:
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
beagle named ``Uno'' was named best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club contest in New York, the first time the breed took the top prize since the event was founded in 1877
The annual Westminster dog show bills itself as the second- oldest continually run sporting event in the U.S., one year younger than horse racing's Kentucky Derby
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Charlotte Chandler became one of my favorite writer & Biographer these days . "A girl who walk home alone" was he best Bette Davis Biography I 'd read yet. I recently just pick up a copy of " Ingrid" last week . But the book that I 'm waiting to be release is "Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, a Personal Biography"( release on February 5th) .
After Christina Crawford publish a bestselling memoir, Mommie Dearest,Crawford was portrayed as an abusive mother who had no understanding of, nor feeling for, her children. it became a movie, the book permanently destroy crawford reputation . But Chandler finds another truth in conversations with Cathy Crawford, who told her, “Our Mommie was the best mother anyone ever had.”
“In her biographies, Charlotte Chandler brings warm objectivity to a field dominated by cold subjectivity.” -- Michelangelo Antonioni
“Charlotte Chandler’s Not the Girl Next Door illuminates what it meant to be a movie star in the golden age of stardom. This is a story of the Hollywood that was, and is no more.” -- David Brown
“The former Lucille LaSueur’s story may never have been better told.” -- Booklist
“Charlotte Chandler shares the life of her subject, and then she shares it with the reader.” -- Sidney Sheldon
“After reading Charlotte Chandler’s book, I found myself wishing Joan Crawford had lived next door to me.” -- Arthur Hiller
Pick up NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR at your nearest book store or buy it at amazon
CHARLOTTE CHANDLER is the author of several biographies of actors and directors, among them Groucho Marx, Ingrid Bergman, Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, and Bette Davis. She is a member of the board of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Chandler is active in film preservation and lives in New York City
Monday, January 21, 2008
The first 1o minutes or so of “Cloverfield” takes us to the going-away party thrown for a dude who has to move to japan . Then the monster attack . Then they run .The movie try to be cool by filming a whole movie in hand-held style cam. But the guy who suppose to be the one who hold the cam , not only try to talk stupid geeky joke but also didn't know how to hold a camera .The result is a lot of people feeling dizzy (I am one of them) . After 20 minute I saw a few people start to walk out . So I following them . One I stand up I feel horrible. On my way out i went straight to the first trash I saw and start to puke (Nasty Huh?)
After a little clean up in the restroom . I feel really up set and hurt by this A budget B-movie . So I decide to sneak in to the near by theatre to see pleasantly but predictable romantic comedy "27 dresses "
I have no idea who Katherine Heigl is . But I'm sure Ed Burn was hot. I'd nerver like James Marsden but I have to admit that he was really adorable in this movie . As I said the movie was cute but predictable . It's kind of a movie that you can wait for DVD .Not much to say.
After movie was over I was back to cloverfild again . I thought I'm just gonna give this movie another chance .. the result another throw up ..YIKE
27 dresses **1/2
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Auberge "La Lucarne aux Chouettes" - Leslie's Caron delicious place in Burgundy... call it a hotel, a restaurant, a bed and breakfast, an inn... it is The Owl's nest... your favorite place in France!... Renowned for great food and wine in the wine country par excellence. Your lunch and dinner under the trees and flowers lining the terrace, right on the river and sweet sleep follows under the canopy of antique beds, collected by Leslie herself with a passion for antiques.
Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz Director: David Miller .
At Castro theatre A couple week a go I had a chance to see one of Lana Turner least well-known MGM movie DIANE . It’ not suppose to be on schedule . But the Print of Elisabeth Taylor “the VIP” has a technical problem . So they replace DIANE instead .
Lana Play Diane de Poitiers who was a noblewoman and a fixture at the courts of Francis I and Henri II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favorite courtesan, though she was 18 years his senior.
Also in the movie Roger Moore (one of his pre James Bond ) was a good choice of Henry II . I have to admit that the movie is a lot better than I thought . It show that My girl Lana can really act. Notable mention was a beautiful score by Miklos Rozsa and a wonderful costume by Walter Plunkett (Gone with the wind , Raintree Contree ) I mean just only costume is already worth the ticket.
DID YOU KNOW??
- DIANE was Lana Turner's last film on her MGM contract.
- DIANE was a property that MGM had been holding since the 1930's, when they had purchased it for Greta Garbo
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
- Burt Lancaster was nervous when he started the film. Most of his previous pictures had been fairly lightweight productions, and this was his first "serious" role. He was especially intimidated by Montgomery Clift's skill and intensity.
- Joan Crawford refused a role because she abhorred the costumes.
- Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn wanted Aldo Ray to play Prewitt and Joan Crawford for the Karen Holmes role. Director Fred Zinnemann had his own ideas.
- The scene in which Maggio meets Prew and Lorene in the bar after he walks off guard duty, was actually Frank Sinatra's screen test for the part of Maggio. To impress director Fred Zinnemann, he did an ad-lib using olives as dice and pretending to shoot craps. The entire sequence was kept as is and used in the picture.
- In the scene where Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift play drunk sitting on the street, Clift actually was drunk, but Lancaster was not..
- Joan Fontaine was offered the role of Karen Holmes but had to decline due to family problems. She now regrets it and blames the failure of her late career to turning down the offer.
- The now classic scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the rushing water on the beach was not written to take place there. The idea to film with the waves hitting them was a last minute inspiration from the director.
- Harry Cohn was so convinced that Deborah Kerr could not be "sexy" enough to play the lead in this film that he almost did not cast her.
- Shot in a mere 41 days and for only $1 million.
- Frank Sinatra had to campaign especially hard to get this part as his career had hit a low point by this time
- Shelley Winters turned down the role of Alma, as she had just given birth to her daughter Vittoria.
- If Columbia head Harry Cohn had gotten his way, the film would have starred Aldo Ray as Prewitt, Edmond O'Brien as Warden, Joan Crawford as Karen, Julie Harris as Lorene and Eli Wallach as Maggio.
- An urban myth regarding the casting of Frank Sinatra was that the Mafia made Columbia Pictures an offer they couldn't refuse. This of course was fictionalized in Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather" and its subsequent film adaptation. The real reason for Sinatra's casting was mainly his then-wife Ava Gardner, who was shooting a film for Columbia head Harry Cohn and suggested to him that he use Sinatra. Although initially reluctant, Cohn eventually saw this as being a good idea, as Sinatra's stock was so low at the time that he would sign for a very low salary. Sinatra had been lobbying hard for the role,even suggesting he would do it for nothing, but he was eventually hired for the token amount of $8,000.
- Harry Cohn resisted the idea of casting Montgomery Clift as Prewitt as "he was no soldier, no boxer and probably a homosexual". Fred Zinnemann refused to make the film without him.
- The film went on to gross $18 million, the tenth highest grossing film of the 1950s.
- Fred Zinnemann insisted on filming in black and white, as he felt that "color would have made it look trivial". He also eschewed the use of any of the popular new widescreen ratios.
- Montgomery Clift threw himself into the character of Prewitt, learning to play the bugle (even though he knew he'd be dubbed) and taking boxing lessons. Fred Zinnemann said, "Clift forced the other actors to be much better than they really were. That's the only way I can put it. He got performances from the other actors, he got reactions from the other actors that were totally genuine."
- Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and author James Jones were very close during the filming, frequently embarking on monumental drinking binges. Clift coached Sinatra on how to play Maggio during their more sober moments, for which Sinatra was eternally grateful.
- As scripted, Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster's classic clinch on the beach was to be filmed standing up. It was Lancaster's idea to do it horizontally in the surf. The scene was filmed at Halona Cove on the eastern side of Oahu, near Koko Head Crater and Sandy Beach, and the location became a major tourist attraction for years after.
- The MPAA banned photos of the famous Burt Lancaster-Deborah Kerr passionate kiss on the beach for being too erotic. Many prints had shortened versions of the scene because projectionists would cut out frames to keep as souvenirs.
- The censors demanded that Deborah Kerr's swimsuit should feature a skirt in its design so as to not be too sexually provocative.
- The film helped to popularize Aloha shirts.
Monday, January 07, 2008
"We are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite stars celebrating 2007's outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television,"
" I wasn't working that day so I came to the studio very well dress ( I thought) in slack with my hair back and a scarf around it. LB look at me turn absolutely red , and told me to go back home and dress the way a star should be seen in public, and never appear looking the way just ' any woman" would. So I numbly let his driver take me home and come back an hour later looking absolutely elegant . I never again appear in public , at least consciously looking like " just any woman" . To this day some little or big voice inside of me says " Joan Go out there looking like a star " and I'm damn uncomfortable when i don't"
"In my Metro Years I think more money was spent on my wardrobe ,per movie, than on the script. Watch the credit of the older movies and see how prominently name like Irene , jean louis , Edith Head and above all Adrien , appear . But , obviously , it was something public wanted. "
"The Crawford wardrobes had some practical application because they could be copies so easily , all the way down to Mainboocher to sears. So variety reason I became conscious of the way i dressed, even in private.
But doesn't every woman love well designed clothes, and to know that she can afford them? The feel good fabrics , the confidence that comes with knowing you're wearing a Jean Louis or an Adrian rather than a May company off the rack?? and Furs ? And Jewels??"
"God dammit , if people want to see Joan crawford the star they were going to see Joan crawford the star ,not character actress in blue jeans . They paid their money and they were going to get their money 's worth. If all sound like snobbery or affection -it isn't . In my day a star owed the public a continuation of the image that made her a star in the first place"
(Conversation with Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist)
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Thursday, December 27, 2007
"The National Film Registry seeks not only to honor these films, but to ensure that they are preserved for future generations to enjoy,"Both recent and early films are eligible for inclusion, and hundreds are nominated by the public each year.
The films are chosen because they are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
- The Naked City," 1948
• "In a Lonely Place," 1950
• "Oklahoma!" 1955
• "Back to the Future," 1985,
• "12 Angry Men,"
• "The Strong Man," 1926
• "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," 1962,
• "Bullitt" (1968)
• "Dance, Girl, Dance" (1940)
• "Dances With Wolves" (1990)
• "Days of Heaven" (1978)
• "Glimpse of the Garden" (1957)
• "Grand Hotel" (1932)
• "The House I Live In" (1945)
• "Mighty Like a Moose" (1926)
• "Now, Voyager" (1942)
• "Our Day" (1938)
• "Peege" (1972)
• "The Sex Life of the Polyp" (1928)
• "Three Little Pigs" (1933)
• "Tol'able David" (1921)
• "Tom, Tom the Piper's Son" (1969-71)
• "The Women" (1939)
• "Wuthering Heights" (1939)
The 25 chosen this year bring the registry total to 475.
Library's of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/
Sunday, December 16, 2007
"I'm proud I still have a really good sex life with David. He is very much in proportion. He does have a huge one, though. He does. You can see it in the advert. It is all his. It is like a tractor exhaust pipe!"
Singer Victoria Beckham has slammed claims husband David manhood has been digitally enhanced in his provocative new advertisement for Giorgio Armani.
Thursday, December 13, 2007