Archive | February, 2010

Oscar Real: Sound Editing & Sound Mixing

6 days away and once we knock out the following two categories, we only have one more to go (not including the Live Action shorts which I’ve yet to see).  So let’s get to it: Sound Editing & Sound Mixing, the finishing touches of the film. Sound Editing “Avatar” Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle […]

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‘Precious’ dominates at the NAACP Image Awards!

It was a precious night indeed as Lee Daniels and his crew took to the stage at least five time to accept honors for their movie ‘Precious.’ The Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry produced project took home a total of six awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding Writing for a […]

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Oscar Real: Cinematography, Film Editing & Visual Effects

Only 8 days until showtime and they couldn’t come fast enough. Luckily we are blazing through our nomination breakdown, as we start to branch into some very important categories. On the menu today, Cinematography, Film Editing and Visual Effects. All three can make or break your film. And the nominees are… Best Cinematography Avatar Harry […]

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Oscar nominated Animated Short Film reviews….

With almost a week to go until the 82nd annual Academy Awards, I’m sure most of you film devotees are in the process of finalizing your ballots.  And I’m also sure that for some the  Animated Short and Live Action Short categories tend to be a bit of a road block,  which is completely understandable […]

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A Real Reel soapbox (Oscar Edition): Where is the love?

As I neared the end of my Official Oscar Prediction Ballot, I noticed something very off-putting; I only picked ‘Inglourious Basterds’ to win ONE out of the eight awards it was nominated for. That is completely disheartening to me because I love Quentin (like seriously, can’t get enough of him) and in my honest opinion, […]

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Oscar Real: Costume Design & Make-Up

9 days until Oscar and without the following nominees, the stars of your favorite movies would be naked and ugly…. Costume Design Bright Star, Janet Patterson Coco before Chanel, Catherine Leterrier, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus, Monique Prudhomme Nine, Colleen Atwood The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell Bottomline: ‘The Young Victoria’. Period pieces almost always have […]

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Photo Op: BAFTA Winners

Thought this was pretty cool. It’s not everyday you see the winners of a prestigious award,  assembled together for a group photo. Score one for the BAFTAs!!! Also as promised, Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph’s Waltz’s backstage interview. After the jump…

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Could an inappropriate email hurt ‘The Hurt Locker’?

Oh the drama. My favorite part of the awards season and with less than a week left before the final ballot due date, the gloves came off and then they were promptly and embarrassingly put back on. Earlier in the week, Nick Chartier, a producer of ‘The Hurt Locker’ sent out the following email to […]

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Reel News

Lots  of  Reel News coming at ya in 3…2… Finally a sequel that I can get excited about!!! Zoolander 2, anyone?? And Freddy Krueger fans rejoice!!! A new Nightmare on Elm Street trailer has hit the net.. Also while we’re on the topic of sequels and remakes, will David Goyer be penning the new Superman […]

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Oscar Real: Best Documentary Feature & Best Foreign Film

10 days and 20 hours to go!!! We are almost in the home stretch.  With only a few more categories to go, we’re moving right along with Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Film. Best Documentary Feature Burma VJ The Cove Food, Inc. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Elisberg and the Pentagon Papers […]

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