Tag Archives: 2011

MTV Live Interview: Water for Elephants

18 Mar

Robert Pattinson will be promoting Water for Elephants today with a live interview on MTV.  He answered questions that fans tweeted to MTV. We would like to hear your thoughts about his interview. What did you like or dislike about the interview? What questions did you want to hear that were not asked?

Follow the link to the exclusive new clip and the video interview.
http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1660116

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Did African American’s go MIA in Hollywood? Part-1

1 Mar

By: Open Book

Did African American actors go “missing in action” in Hollywood last year? Obviously the Academy Awards thought so and sprinkled a few into their broadcast for good measure. African American past Oscar nominees and winners were presenters this year but none were nominated? Mainstream news media reported a few weeks ago, why they thought people of color weren’t nominated for an Oscar this year. The big story by the New York Times entitled Hollywood’s Whiteout[1] was an attempt to goat African American’s into screaming foul play by Hollywood. Yet, African American audiences did not fall for it. Why? Before anyone get’s excited!!! This is not another article about African American’s being discriminated against in Hollywood. No! Instead this is about recognizing African American’s influence, business savvy, creativity and achievements in Hollywood. Also, Part-2 of this series will focus on how well films featuring African American stories and actors perform domestically and internationally.  Continue reading

2011 Oscar: Best Screenplay Nominees!

19 Feb

By: Open Book

It’s very rare any attention is given to the writers of a film. Yes, films are a collaborative effort but writers are often overlooked. So this year Linked-In-Hollywood would like to focus on where it all begins, with an idea. The writers nominated for an Academy Award this year are as follows:[1]

Best Writing: Adapted Screenplay

  • 127 Hours: Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network: Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3: Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit: Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone: Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Best Writing: Original Screenplay

  • Another Year: Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter: Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
  • Inception: Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right: Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech: Screenplay by David Seidler

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What Makes A Good Film? King’s Speech vs. Social Network

17 Feb

By: Open Book

Currently there’s an argument happening among film patrons regarding The King’s Speech and Social Network, which are both up for an Academy Award for best picture this year. The two films have been front-runners (for best film) of all the award and film festivals and a favorite among consumers(which represents box office).  So far Social Network has won 49 awards with 8 Oscar nominations.[1] The King’s Speech has won 17 awards including the BAFTA for best picture and has 12 Oscar nominations.[2] The only award that remains is the Academy Award/Oscar and this is where the argument begins. In one corner we have debate number one: “The King’s Speech captures the “human condition” in its most vulnerable state and sends a positive message in overcoming one’s fears should be acknowledged.” The second debate: “should Social Network equally good but illustrate greed, backstabbing behavior, which some say sends a negative message about the “human condition,” be rewarded?” So it begs the question. What makes a good film?

What makes a good film? Continue reading

SAG Award Recipients

31 Jan

By Lurker

The 17th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were held last evening in Los Angeles. The King’s Speech is continuing to rack up awards heading for Oscar night!

The winners list includes the following:

Outstanding Movie Cast: The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Male: Colin Firth The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Female: Natalie Portman Black Swan

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Male: Christian Bale The Fighter

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Female: Melissa Leo The Fighter

Outstaning Stunt Ensemble Motion Picture: Inception

 

For the full list which includes the Television awards please see:

http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/17th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards