When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide.
Since she made her debut with 1998's High Art, director Lisa Cholodenko has been on a mission to tell personal, family-oriented dramas, continuing with 2002's Laurel Canyon and the upcoming comedy-drama, The Kids Are All Right. Kids tells the story of two mothers (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) whose 18-year-old daughter (Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska) decides to make contact with the sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) that is the father to her and her brother (Josh Hutcherson). Usually the sole screenwriter on her movies, Kids marks the first time Cholodenko has co-written a screenplay (with Stuart Bluberg). Cholodenko told ComingSoon that bringing Bluberg onto the project helped give the story a more personal angle, the continuing hallmark of her directorial work.
Tonight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted the 68th Annual Golden Globes. The big award winners were Glee and Boardwalk Empire on the television side; The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, and The Fighter on the big screen. Robert De Niro received the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Early next Tuesday morning — 5:30 AM ET on January 25 — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for its 83rd annual awards. If you don't plan to be up at that time, we'll have a complete list posted shortly after the announcement on our site.
Who will make the Academy's cut. We bravely posted our predictions for the 10 Best Picture nominees back in November. Today, our Richard Roeper weighs in with his movie predictions, as well as those for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director.
The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning. Nominated for Best Picture are:
The Social Network
The King's Speech
Toy Story 3
The Kids are All Right
How did we do in the Oscar predictions we made back in September 2010?
Now that the Academy has expanded the number of Best Picture nominees to 10, and the other main Actor/Actress nominations include five other movies, it's nearly impossible to keep up without working concessions at a multiplex. Especially when there's a new Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, and The Bachelor. Every. Damn. Week. So when that Oscar party invite comes in the mail, don't panic. We've created a cheat sheet of top talking points.
No surprise, we love the Oscars. But ... well, even we have to admit that the show always goes on too long and you can really only count on one good joke per hour. Enter our annual Oscar Bingo Cards, a sure way to get you through the duller moments. Or to help ignore that blowhard at the party who you know only saw Iron Man 2 and Inception, yet somehow has an opinion on every award.
This year we've put together a set of 10 Cards — one for each of the movies up for Best Picture. (Hint: Check out the FREE SPACE icons.) While we can't guarantee every one of these events will happen, we're pretty confident a game of Blackout Bingo will prove possible with several of the cards in the mix.