10/7 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: O’Neil relaunches Gold Derby, sticking up for ‘Let Me In,’ remaking ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’

Posted by · 10:08 am · October 7th, 2010

• Tom O’Neil takes back Gold Derby, prepares re-launch of GoldDerby.com on November 1. [Gold Derby] • Grilling a Harvard grad on the accuracy of final club depictions in “The Social Network.” [Vulture] • Cole Abaius chats with Armie Hammer about his performance(s) in the film. [Film School Rejects]

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9/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:54 am · September 10th, 2010

• Jeffrey Wells, meanwhile, re-posts his thoughts on James Solomon’s screenplay. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Pete Hammond reports extensively from Wednesday’s “Tangled” event on the Disney lot. [Deadline] • Tim Gray on Venice’s unique role in film history. [Variety]

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Best scares in film

Posted by · 10:17 am · October 29th, 2009

It’s only hitting me today that we haven’t offered up any Halloween-y content yet.  Strange.  This is my favorite time of year, though season-less Southern California certainly does it no favors. Last year we got the contributors together to name the top 20 horror films of all time, an installment of The Lists I’m quite […]

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‘Paranormal’ experience and thoughts on horror

Posted by · 9:48 am · October 3rd, 2009

I finally got around to “Paranormal Activity” last night, which has been scaring audiences nationwide for about a week now.  The film sat on a shelf for two years, terrifying Steven Spielberg, awaiting a release of some sort, primed for a remake at one point, and finally made its way into the marketplace last week […]

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Alex Proyas guest blogs for /Film

Posted by · 12:12 pm · March 16th, 2009

I don’t know if everyone has read up on director Alex Proyas’s sporadic guest blog postings at /Film, but I’ve been getting a kick out of his unfiltered take.  Obviously it’s a nice PR move for his upcoming film “Knowing,” which would look like derivative sci-fi trifle if not for Proyas’s involvement at the helm. […]

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THE LISTS: In Contention’s top 20 horror films of all time

Posted by · 1:11 pm · October 28th, 2008

Yes, how trite.  Another list of the “best” horror films of all time.  But this really is the most subjective of genres, is it not?  What is scary to us all has slipped out of the realm of the universal and become much more of a personal thing. Certain films are inarguable, as our list […]

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