Come join us at HitFix!

Posted by · 12:30 pm · September 20th, 2011

UPDATE: In Contention’s run with HitFix has come to an end. More to come… We have officially relocated to our new home at HitFix. So come on over to the new URL — hitfix.com/incontention — and join the on-going goings-on. All of yesterday’s material is backdated there and patiently awaits, so feel free to continue […]

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 8:54 am · September 15th, 2011

You know the drill. Fire off your queries and we’ll try to address a few. Keep in mind we’ll surely be talking plenty about Toronto so try to be specific otherwise. And since we didn’t get to any last week due to the rushed session, feel free to re-post something you really want addressed. If […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Posted by · 10:07 am · September 14th, 2011

I’m elated to see that this morning’s news has been so warmly received, both by the readership here and behind the scenes in the industry. In Contention has been — as my quote mentions in the press release — a labor of love since I opened the doors (on an unassuming Blogspot domain) back in […]

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InContention.com partners with HitFix

Posted by · 4:03 am · September 14th, 2011

I’m happy to forward the following exciting news via press release. I’ll get into the details of all of this later today, but for now… INFLUENTIAL INCONTENTION.COM FILM BLOG NOW POWERED BY HITFIX.COM LOS ANGELES, September 14, 2011 – HitFix, a leader in entertainment news, today announced a strategic partnership with film and awards season […]

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 2:47 pm · September 7th, 2011

You know the drill. Rifle off any queries you might have and Anne and I will address a few on Friday’s podcast. PLEASE KEEP IT TO ONE QUESTION, and as always, steer clear of things we’ve already covered. Give us something good to chew on.

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 3:57 pm · September 1st, 2011

Sorry once again for getting this up late. Start reminding me if it’s not up by Wednesday night! But anyway, we’ll be recording the podcast in a half hour or so for publication tomorrow. We’ll be joined by Guy in Venice and perhaps Anne’s Venice correspondent, David Gritten. Rifle off any questions you might have […]

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100,000 comments

Posted by · 9:34 am · August 31st, 2011

I just happened to notice when logging on to the back end of the site today that reader Michael’s comment in appreciation of Guy’s just-launched Venice coverage marks the 100,000th comment from you all here at In Contention. Of course, it surely totals more when you figure in general patrolling of the comments sections vis […]

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Tweetminder

Posted by · 6:17 pm · August 29th, 2011

Just a note, given the Telluride and Venice festivities on the way, and the fact that sometimes we can’t get back to the computer to file quick enough, be sure to follow @guylodge and me, @kristapley at Twitter for one-offs and general reactions to the two fests we’ll be covering.

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 10:51 am · August 25th, 2011

If you can get them in quickly, we’re going to be recording tomorrow’s podcast in a few. I forgot to put this up earlier in the week, but anyway, maybe there is something pressing you want to run by us. Try to keep it to one question if you can. Rattle them off and we’ll […]

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Darkness falls

Posted by · 8:12 pm · August 18th, 2011

Just a programming note: Next week we begin weekly coverage of the 2011-2012 Oscar season. The latest Off the Carpet column hits Monday with updated predictions and proceeds weekly. Ditto Oscar Talk, which Anne and I will launch on Friday. The following week, both features will be off to the races as we move into […]

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 11:25 am · July 7th, 2011

Anne and I will be recording Oscar Talk this evening for publication tomorrow. I failed to solicit queries last time for our post-Cannes installment, though I imagine we covered whatever you were curious about. But let’s see if there are any burning questions here at the mid-way point of the year. Ask as many as […]

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Congratulations to our pool winner!

Posted by · 9:20 am · February 28th, 2011

Thanks to the 412 Oscar obsessives who joined our Picktainment.com Oscar pool.  It was a tough year to call in a few areas, but the ultimate winner was Joe Sinopoli with an overall score of 41 (and coming incredibly close on the tie-breaker, too, guessing the show’s length at 3:03 — it was 3:11). If […]

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 9:14 am · February 28th, 2011

Here it is, the last solicitation of the season.  You know the drill, but no boundaries.  Ask as many questions as you want.  And get ’em in fast because we’ll be recording soon-ish.

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 11:05 am · February 24th, 2011

Alright, here’s the big push.  You know the drill.  PLEASE KEEP IT TO ONE QUESTION, and, as always, keep it fresh and please, don’t bore me.

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Thoughts on weighting Oscar pool?

Posted by · 7:36 pm · February 21st, 2011

UPDATE: I think I’ll do a 1-5 system based on difficulty of category, as decided by you in the poll below. So please vote and let us know what you think the toughest category to predict is. (Also, I screwed up and didn’t include Best Documentary Short Subject in the poll and it’s too late […]

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Weekend polls

Posted by · 7:51 pm · February 19th, 2011

FYI, I’ve reloaded the short film live action poll for today, since they were just released last weekend and many may have been able to see and vote.  Tomorrow I’ll reload the docs (last weekend we reloaded the animated shorts).

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Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 6:55 pm · February 16th, 2011

Alright, you know the drill. What do you want us to address? PLEASE KEEP IT TO ONE QUESTION, and as always, keep it fresh.

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The shots are coming

Posted by · 1:05 pm · February 11th, 2011

OMG! OMG! Yes, the top 10 shots column is coming. I have received more comments, Tweets and emails this year regarding this annual staple than anything else…ever.  It’s been maddening, actually, but I’ll take it as a compliment that readers really, really enjoy the list.  So, some news for you… The shots have been selected […]

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