CINEJABBER: Just enjoy the show

Posted by · 3:15 pm · September 17th, 2011

So, it’s been a big week of announcements here at In Contention, and next week, a bigger week of changes. The current plan is to have the new digs off the ground on Tuesday, so we’ll have Monday to say our goodbyes. But it occurred to me I haven’t offered up a Cinejabber space for […]

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CINEJABBER: The light bulb’s getting dim

Posted by · 9:12 am · February 26th, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. Well.  Here we are.  It’s probably going to be kind of difficult to use this weekly open thread for anything other than Oscar chatter, given tomorrow’s festivities, but here’s the space nevertheless. The Oscar Guide has been another lovely success this year and I thank […]

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CINEJABBER: Where is my mind?

Posted by · 12:47 pm · February 19th, 2011

The ACE Eddies and CAS awards are tonight, the MPSE awards tomorrow, the Costume Designers Guild Tuesday, the Indie Spirit Awards a week from today, the Oscars next Sunday. I think I see a checkered flag in the distance. I don’t have much for you here this week, but you know the drill. Open thread. […]

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CINEJABBER: Hey now!

Posted by · 11:30 am · February 12th, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. This week flew by, I thought. Hopefully the next two will, too. This is the first weekend without football in months.  I don’t know what to do with myself.  Maybe I’ll catch up on those non-Oscar-related Netflix discs that have been waiting patiently for me […]

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CINEJABBER: The test of time

Posted by · 10:42 am · February 5th, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. I was talking with a friend this week about “the test of time,” as it were.  She posited, as have many, that “The King’s Speech” is not the film we’ll remember 10 years from now.  I don’t know that “The Social Network” is either, frankly, […]

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CINEJABBER: SBIFF

Posted by · 2:53 pm · January 29th, 2011

I’m bouncing from this to that in Santa Barbara this afternoon. iPhoning this in. But here’s your weekly open thread.

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CINEJABBER: Find a happy place

Posted by · 12:27 pm · January 22nd, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. Three more days.  And then it’ll be five more weeks.  This season is unrelenting. It’s also more of a mud-slinging affair behind the scenes than I’m used to.  At least people are more vocal about the mud-slinging than normal (because let’s face it, Oscar campaigns […]

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CINEJABBER: (insert headline here)

Posted by · 2:15 pm · January 15th, 2011

Nothing to say or add this weekend.  I turn the floor fully over to you.  Open thread.  Go!

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CINEJABBER: Where’s the exit?

Posted by · 11:34 am · January 8th, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. A busy week that one was.  And an even busier one on the way.  DGA and VES Monday, ASC Tuesday, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and ACE Friday, Golden Globes Sunday — whew!  And today we’ll have the National Society of Film Critics put a bow […]

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CINEJABBER: Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

Posted by · 12:07 pm · January 1st, 2011

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. Welcome to 2011. I’m back in Los Angeles (missed the crazy weather on this side of the country) and happy to be home after a two-week vacation that really turned out to be anything but.  Such is life.  And the season is waiting to take […]

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CINEJABBER: Another year over and a new one just begun

Posted by · 9:41 am · December 25th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. Granted, Christmas isn’t universal, but is anyone making it to this page between the turkey and ham and mistletoe and Darlene Love?  If so, we thank you for squeezing IC into your holiday craziness (though we all know you’re just ducking the relatives for a […]

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CINEJABBER: Back east

Posted by · 8:47 am · December 18th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. I’m in chilly North Carolina for two weeks, fingers crossed for snow tonight.  And I have little-to-nothing to offer in this space, but these posts aren’t for me anyway.  So, you know the drill.  Open thread.  Enjoy the weekend.

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CINEJABBER: My dear, we’re still goodbying

Posted by · 12:53 pm · December 11th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. I totally just rolled out of bed.  And yes, if you’re keeping score at home, it’s past noon.  These last two weeks have owned my soul.  That’s how I feel right now. —————————> But it’s nice to have at least laid the foundations for wrapping […]

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CINEJABBER: Peace settled across the galaxy

Posted by · 1:53 pm · December 4th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. It’s been a busy week.  It’s snowing back home and boy do I wish I were there for that, but I’m spending the afternoon on the phone with the “True Grit” crew, so I can’t complain. It’s like the Oscar Season Film Festival in my […]

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CINEJABBER: DIY

Posted by · 11:15 am · November 27th, 2010

I’m spent.  Have at it.  Open thread.

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CINEJABBER: Way out in the water, see it swimming

Posted by · 11:38 am · November 20th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. The photo to the right represents the early haul on screeners this year.  Usually this time of year I find myself delighting in second and sometimes third viewings of this or that, but oddly enough, I still have some catch-up to do. I’m glad the […]

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CINEJABBER: Not enough room in this town

Posted by · 2:24 pm · November 13th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. It’s been a hell of a week.  The busiest, for me, of the season so far.  Much of that is owed to AFI Fest, but the campaign machinery is really clicking. Sony Classics sent out screeners of “Get Low” to Academy members this week, right […]

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CINEJABBER: Close but no Jack

Posted by · 9:16 am · November 6th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. What a coup it would have been if Jack Nicholson really was the first guest on “Conan.”  Shame on Movieline for not catching Andy Richter’s joke and getting my hopes up for the actor’s first talk show interview in nearly four decades. Caught up with […]

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