The lost contenders of ‘For Colored Girls’

Posted by · 9:16 am · January 14th, 2011

Thanks to a crippling flu attack during the film’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it UK release, I was late in getting round to Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” — a rumored Oscar spoiler for about seven-and-a-half minutes back in the autumn, before Lionsgate got curiously tentative about publicizing it. A paucity of press screenings meant several key online voices […]

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Listen to Anika Noni Rose’s ‘Almost There’ from ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Posted by · 7:14 pm · December 11th, 2009

Wednesday we featured Dr. John’s “Down in New Orleans” from Disney’s traditional animation entry “The Princess and the Frog,” which is expanding considerably this weekend.  Today we’re happy to offer up what could be the second-best play at a nomination for the film in this category, “Almost There.” Singing on the Randy Newman-penned track is […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Original Song

Posted by · 3:18 pm · December 10th, 2009

Over the last five months, Gerard has diligently canvassed and re-canvassed the various crafts categories here at In Contention.  The one category we have held back on all this time, as contenders have slowly fallen into place, was Best Original Song.  Today, it’s time to dig into the field. This has turned into something of […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Princess and the Frog” (***)

Posted by · 4:58 pm · November 6th, 2009

It’s a little difficult to argue with the nostalgia that Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” conjures.  As effective as Pixar has been for over a decade and as exciting as the computer-generated leaps have been in animation, there is something to be said about a well-crafted, traditional piece of animated feature filmmaking. Filmmakers Ron […]

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