Film critic Roger Ebert weighs in with his guesses on who will take home Oscar this year. Hint: if you’re visiting this site, you’ll probably like his top 2 picks (though maybe not his accompanying comments). [More]Posted in Old Main News
The Hot Button’s David Poland devotes his column today to the touching story of how Fran Walsh’s relationship with Cameron Duncan inspired the lyrics of “Into the West.” [More]Posted in Old Main News
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 76th Academy Awards®. [More]Posted in Old Main News
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 76th Academy Awards®.
The films in consideration are listed below in alphabetical order:
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”
Fifteen-minute clip reels from each of the seven films will be screened for the Visual Effects Award Nominating Committee on January 21. The members will then nominate three of these seven films for Oscar consideration.
The finalists will be announced along with nominations in 23 other categories on Tuesday, January 27, at 5:30 a.m. PST.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2003 will be presented on Sunday, February 29, 2004, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment.Posted in Old Special Reports
Entertainment Weekly magazine has chosen the cast of ROTK as the Entertainers of the Year. Critic Lisa Schwarzbaum names ROTK the best film of the year in her top 10 list, and critic Owen Gleiberman (who didn’t particularly care for FOTR or TTT) places it 8th on his list. Viggo Mortensen and Elijah Wood are featured on the cover of the magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands today (in some areas).Posted in Old Main News
The San Diego Film Critics today named Peter Jackson the year’s Best Director. The Return of the King also won Best Production Design. Thanks to Nick!Posted in Old Main News
The Seattle Film Critics today chose Sean Astin as the year’s Best Supporting Actor, and Andrew Lesnie was recognized for Best Cinematography. The Return of the King was a runner-up for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition, Christopher Lee was chosen to receive the group’s “Living Treasure” award. Thanks to Nick!Posted in Old Main News
The final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy rings up another victory as The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) has named Return of the King Best Film, and Peter Jackson Best Director. [More]Posted in Old Main News
Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times loves ROTK (surprise!) [More]Posted in Old Main News
Mega-popular and esteemed web critic James Berardinelli has posted his review of ROTK, calling it “not only the best movie of 2003, but the crowning cinematic achievement of the past several years.” Thanks to RangerOfTheEast. [More]Posted in Old Main News
Will sends us the new ROTK TV commercial! See armored trolls! See charging Mumakil! See Frodo in Mount Doom! See Shelob full-on! See orcses! Thousands of orcses! (Remember, it’s a TV spot, so everything goes by very quickly – but that’s what the Pause button is for.) The Quicktime version is bigger but much higher quality, and the Windows Media version is smaller and quicker. And I’ll throw in the obvious yet obligatory Spoiler Warning! to prevent the angry e-mails. [Quicktime] [Windows Media]Posted in Old Main News