10/26 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Ferrell talks ‘Megamind,’ SAG to simulcast kudocast, Coppola shoots with Kilmer

Posted by · 9:08 am · October 26th, 2010

• Drew McWeeney talks to “Megamind” star Will Ferrell. [Motion/Captured] • This year’s SAG Awards will be simulcast to all time zones at 5pm PST. [Variety] • Francis Ford Coppola has “quietly” begun shooting his next film, a thriller with Val Kilmer. [Deadline]

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‘For Colored Girls’ trailer

Posted by · 4:48 pm · September 14th, 2010

Ever since Lionsgate announced a November 5 release date for Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls,” talk has circulated around an expected Oscar campaign. A set of posters dropped recently that went a long way toward showcasing the female acting talent on display. But is it a contender? Could one of these ladies (or the film […]

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Eight actresses showcased in ‘For Colored Girls’ poster set

Posted by · 9:04 am · September 10th, 2010

We’ve been wondering for a couple of weeks now whether an unexpected contender could hop into this year’s race.  Last week Lionsgate announced a November 5 release date Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” (the title of which had been officially shortened in the release from the original play’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide […]

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Lionsgate sets Nov. release for Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’

Posted by · 8:11 am · September 3rd, 2010

The rumors were swirling around a potential fall release for Tyler Perry’s adaptation of the Ntozake Shange play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the World is Enuf.”  Today, a release dropped announcing a November 5 release.  And, perhaps predictably, the film’s title has been shortened to “For Colored Girls.” Guy pondered the […]

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Tyler Perry, Oscar nominee?

Posted by · 2:39 am · August 29th, 2010

One thing I like about David Poland as an awards analyst is that he often makes an effort to expand the tight circle of contenders by bringing little-buzzed names into the conversation. Needless to say, this kind of punditry can lead to a lot of dead ends, but every now and then he lands on […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Date’ and ‘Titans’ clash

Posted by · 12:05 pm · April 11th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Every studio but Fox is reporting that “Clash of the Titans” won the box office this weekend, but Rupert Murdoch and co. insist it was, in fact, “Date Night.” Final results won’t be unveiled until tomorrow, but for now, we have to take their word for […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Cash of the ‘Titans’

Posted by · 8:34 am · April 4th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Alright. “Clash of the Titans” is the number one film at the box office with a weekend take of $61.4 million. Is that a tally worthy of the Gods? Simply put, in my opinion, no. Let’s set aside the 3D for a second and just pretend […]

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10/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:02 am · October 22nd, 2009

• Steve Pond takes note of an Oscar milestone regarding Adam Shankman: the first tweeting Oscarcast producer! [The Odds] • Tom O’Neil stirs the pot, says there might be a “Precious” backlash in the works. [Gold Derby] • He does so in response to Lou Lumenick, who wonders whether Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey are […]

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10/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:49 am · October 7th, 2009

• As “Up” gears up for release in the UK, it is revealed the film was inspired by British photographer Adrian Warren. [Daily Telegraph] • Tyler Perry gets personal regarding “Precious.” [TylerPerry.com] • Enter for a chance to win Max’s wolf costume from “Where the Wild Things Are.” [Warner Bros.]

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THE LONG SHOT: Making the 10 work for you

Posted by · 9:01 am · September 23rd, 2009

*This is the first installment of “The Long Shot,” a new weekly Oscar column from Guy Lodge here at In Contention. At some point last week, I snapped at a commenter for rather benignly suggesting that, with the clarity granted certain contenders by the festival season, we could now call 7 of the newly expanded […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Swayze passes, Venice wraps, Toronto runs

Posted by · 9:02 pm · September 18th, 2009

• Patrick Swayze left us this week, passing away of cancer at the age of 57. • The Venice Film Festival drew to a close, with Israeli war drama “Lebanon” taking top honors. • It was Colin Firth, however, who emerged with Oscar buzz for the Weinstein-acquired “A Single Man.” • Across the Atlantic, we […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Do Bad’ does good!

Posted by · 9:34 am · September 13th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Another day, another dollar for Tyler Perry. The man has released two films a year since 2006 and can’t seem to be unsuccessful if he tried. “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” is an easy candidate for worst title of the year, but it opened […]

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‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ poster flaunts what Taraji P.’s got

Posted by · 11:16 am · August 5th, 2009

Okay, I can’t stand Tyler Perry’s movies and I think “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” is an awful title (and a film I honestly hadn’t heard of until today), but when Drew McWeeny posted this exclusive poster premiere over at HitFix, my jaw hit the ground and, well, I had to share. See, […]

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2/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:15 am · February 3rd, 2009

• Lionsgate picks up Sundance sensation “Push” with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in on the publicity push. [Variety] • Aseem Chhabra wonders why negative portrayals of India from westerners always cause people to “freak out.” [Mumbai Mirror] • “Little Miss Sunshine” producer David T. Friendly, meanwhile, smartly tells reporters sniffing around the “Slumdog” smear […]

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