The kids are NOT all right (or alright, for that matter)

Posted by · 10:02 am · June 14th, 2010

This post is so unnecessary because it is an obvious lost cause. It really shouldn’t even be enough to get a rise, but in me, it just…does. You know, once upon a time the MTV Movie Awards (which are voted on publicly) actually seemed to reflect an edge in America’s youth. Think about it. “Terminator […]

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Condon reaches out to ‘Twilight’ nation

Posted by · 9:04 am · May 3rd, 2010

I didn’t expect back-to-back posts concerning Bill Condon today, but anyway, one of the more unexpected developments over the last few months was Condon signing on to direct “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” the final installment in the fan-heavy “Twilight” series. I thought it was totally left-field, given the direction his career has taken since […]

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BAFTA Rising Star nominees

Posted by · 4:04 am · January 12th, 2010

BAFTA has just revealed the five young actors in contention for this year’s Rising Star Award, the winner of which will be determined by a public vote. Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf and Noel Clarke. The 12-member jury charged with deciding this year’s nominees was chaired by Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Bad ‘Moon’ rising

Posted by · 8:40 am · November 20th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It’s Edward and Bella’s world and we’re just living in it. The film to beat for the Holiday season is “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and fans finally got their chance to lay eyes on it tonight at midnight. Twi-hards have been lining up and breaking […]

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‘New Moon’ director says he might hang it up

Posted by · 9:44 am · November 18th, 2009

Geez, are the “Twilight” films really so bad that poor Chris Weitz would call it quits? Of course I’m being facetious.  The real reason Weitz is giving for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” being his penultimate film, according to MovieMaker Magazine, is the heavy studio influence on “The Golden Compass,” a film the director says […]

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Scream Awards laud ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Up,’ ‘Let the Right One In’

Posted by · 11:57 am · September 1st, 2009

I don’t follow the world of genre-specific awards ceremonies very closely, so I must admit I’d never heard of the Scream Awards before their recent slate of nominations was brought to my attention. No prizes for guessing from the name that it’s a horror-focused affair — with separate divisions for fantasy and sci-fi as well. […]

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Kevin Smith talks ‘Twilight’ at Comic-Con

Posted by · 11:41 am · July 27th, 2009

One of my favorite parts of Kevin Smith’s Saturday Comic-Con appearance was his take on the “Twilight” series, video of which Dennis over at Think Hero has dug up and passed along.  Great stuff (originally at ScreenCrave.com):

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COMIC-CON: Wrapping it up

Posted by · 9:51 am · July 26th, 2009

I wish I could tell you how awesome the “Iron Man 2” footage form yesterday’s Paramount panel was, but Hall H was packed to the gills and even us schmoes int he VIP line couldn’t get in because it was at capacity.  Without a doubt, the event was the most popular attraction at this year’s […]

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Greatest ‘Twilight’ photo ever

Posted by · 8:32 am · July 24th, 2009

(Courtesy: The Movie Blog)

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‘New Moon’ press conference at the Con

Posted by · 1:42 pm · July 23rd, 2009

I skipped out on this morning’s “New Moon” press conference, despite the inevitable traffic spike attending would have given us.  Those bird’s-eye view photos of the masses, however, have been passed around over and over and over again just a few hours later.  Kinda crazy. Anyway, Jeff Wells, attending his first Comic-Con (which is its […]

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COMIC-CON: Bird’s eye view of ‘Twilight’ hordes

Posted by · 8:37 am · July 23rd, 2009

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I don’t want my MTV

Posted by · 4:01 pm · May 4th, 2009

What do Paramore, The Rock and Kate Winslet have in common? Why, they’re all nominees for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, of course. Like, duh. I have no idea what the MTV Movie Awards are for. Nobody knows or cares who wins them. (Who took Best Actor laurels last year? I doubt Will Smith could […]

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Amen

Posted by · 11:00 am · October 28th, 2008

Robert Pattinson, star of “Twilight,” which is set to be released on Nov. 21, was just as clueless in his acceptance speech for the new Hollywood award. “I’m shocked and astonished that I’ve been given an award before my film’s come out. It’s all hype,” he candidly admitted before thanking festival founder Carlos de Abreu. […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Visual Effects — Volume One

Posted by · 9:45 am · October 16th, 2008

While cinematographers and film music composers may sometimes find themselves featured in the media more than many of their crafts artist colleagues, the one “tech” discipline awarded by the Academy that often brings people into the movie theaters on its own is visual effects. The category is whittled down to three nominees after the year’s […]

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What the hell is ‘Twilight?’

Posted by · 3:19 pm · July 16th, 2008

Seriously. Cover of Entertainment Weekly? Apparently breaking records in terms of trailer hits? What? I pride myself in being in the know with pop culture, but I’ve been oblivious to this series and soon-to-be adaptation until a few weeks ago. Is it really going to be the monster hit the rags are making it sound […]

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Miller on Comic-Con

Posted by · 11:46 am · July 11th, 2008

Variety’s Anne Thompson interviewed “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke and “The Spirit” helmer Frank Miller for her latest column in the build-up to this year’s San Diego Comic Convention.  But Miller pegged this overblown, over-infested blight when he offered: It’s now turned into Disneyland, a multimedia congress astonishing in its scale. No doubt.  And sad, too.

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