In Contention

On In Contention going to Variety

Posted by · 11:20 am · August 19th, 2015

On August 19, 2005, In Contention was born. (That was 10 years ago today for those keeping score at home.) It was born by accident, to be honest, not at all by design. I landed a gig, then I lost it before it even started, but I had all this material gathered and ready to […]

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I’m…still…here

Posted by · 11:32 am · July 5th, 2008

To the world, I am still alive.  I’ve been spending the last two+ months “studying” in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Germany and as such have been MIA.  I am, however, now back in Canada and hope and expect to be contributing regularly over the months and weeks to come.  I’ll […]

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Happy 4th

Posted by · 4:52 am · July 4th, 2008

It’s a bit odd celebrating it from London, but then again, Guy and I raised a drink to Canada Day on Tuesday with Gerard over in Covent Garden (the three of us lucked out and found ourselves in the same place at the same time this summer). Anyway, where our American readers may be, Happy […]

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Quick house-cleaning note

Posted by · 3:57 am · July 2nd, 2008

I’ve moved the contributors section from its own page over to the About section, in order to make room for our massive links page (a work in progress). FYI.

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Coming next week…

Posted by · 4:00 pm · June 27th, 2008

Just a heads up: Monday we’ll offer up a brief midway point article charting each of our contributors picks for the best and worst films of the year so far.  Also, a month has flown by since the last Oscar update, and so it’s time for some nipping and tucking.  Stay tuned.

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Imitation is flattery…

Posted by · 11:57 pm · June 18th, 2008

No?

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Greetings from the Regent Street Apple Store

Posted by · 3:56 am · June 16th, 2008

This place is a Mac mecca.  Sheesh… Anyway, it looks like my world famous bad luck has leaked over into my Mac phase and I’ll likely have to replace the hard drive on my machine.  Luckily its under warranty, but a lot of great photos are lost to the gremlins of cyberspace.  Onward. I wanted […]

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Down time

Posted by · 3:55 pm · June 12th, 2008

So my computer is officially on the blink.  Which is forcing me into immediate retirement for the next few days, given that I’m in Belfast until Monday and have to wait until I get back to take it into the Mac store.  Enjoy the weekend.

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Howdy-Ho

Posted by · 6:36 pm · June 7th, 2008

Sorry for the delay in writing anything folks. After graduating college and driving cross country and setting up home in Los Angeles, I’ll hopefully be writing here as frequently as the rest of the guys. And they’ll probably all put me to shame. This Monday I’ll be attending a reading and Q+A of Eric Roth’s […]

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The June Oscar update

Posted by · 6:42 pm · May 31st, 2008

EDIT: Broken link now functioning. Apologies. I’ve done some chart management this month in the wake of the Cannes International Film Festival. Also, we’ve added pages for each of our contributors to offer up his predictions in various races. You’ll find them linked in the bios section. I’ll likely keep Oscar updates to a monthly […]

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Moving away from movies for a bit…

Posted by · 6:17 pm · May 25th, 2008

…some things live up to the expectation.

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A shout from the UK

Posted by · 4:33 am · May 15th, 2008

A nice view overrides an overcast (duh) drizzle here in London. I’m glancing out over the Thames as I write this, while a hop across the hallway here provides a look at Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Very pleasant. Meanwhile, down on the continent, the Cannes International Film Festival is catching […]

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Heading across the pond

Posted by · 9:40 am · May 13th, 2008

I’m off to London later this evening for the next two months. I wanted to chime in and say that I’m happy the new digs and philosophy of the site has been met with a good burst of conversation, and I look forward to further growth throughout the year as we approach the Oscar season. […]

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Welcome to the new In Contention

Posted by · 7:50 am · April 29th, 2008

And a day and a half early at that. I like to keep you on your toes. But…a bit of a change, no? We’ve cleaned things up around here and consolidated the look of In Contention to what, we hope, is a little more streamlined and user-friendly. Allow me to offer a brisk walk-through. We’ve […]

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To the 007s

Posted by · 12:26 am · April 21st, 2008

The new beta site is leaking out here and there, mostly because of blog pings and such. No worry, but to those peeking, the kinks will be worked out around here within the next week or so, and we should be good to go at 100% for the relaunch at that time. Enjoy the new […]

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