ADG: The King’s Speech, Black Swan, Inception

The Art Directors Guild announced the 15th Annual Excellence in 2010 Production Design Awards this evening in Beverly Hills. Here are the feature film winners: Period Film: The King’s Speech – Eve Stewart Contemporary Film: Black Swan – Therese DePerez Fantasy Film: Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas Click through for the full press release including (read…)

Yesterday’s awards news, today! ASC chimes in.

The American Society of Cinematographers nominate their own for 2010. I don’t have a complaint about any of these. How about you? Matthew Libatique, Black Swan Wally Pfister, Inception Danny Cohen, The King’s Speech Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network Roger Deakins, True Grit via: Awards Daily

Watercooler: True Grit’s a legit hit, will Oscar notice? Also: No Country for the Bluebeard Lebowski Apocalypse of Oz Redux

It’s official and it happened faster than I predicted it would. Riding a strong weekday performance and an estimated 2nd weekend that dropped less than 2%, True Grit is Joel and Ethan Coen’s all time highest grossing film with nearly $87 million and counting. It should blow through my outside prediction of $100 million by (read…)

Watercooler: True Grit’s a hit, Illusionist falls short (for me)

. The Coen Bros. at the Box Office Title Total Box Opening Box Theaters Opening Day No Country for Old Men $74,283,625 $1,226,333 28 11/9/2007 Burn After Reading $60,355,347 $19,128,001 2,651 9/12/2008 O Brother, Where Art Thou? $45,512,588 $195,104 5 12/22/2000 The Ladykillers $39,799,191 $12,634,563 1,583 3/26/2004 True Grit* $36,068,000 $24,850,000 3,047 12/22/2010 Intolerable Cruelty (read…)

Watercooler: Black Swan stays strong, The Fighter does OK, How Do You Know bombs. Also: catching up with movies I’ve missed

Black Swan is an art house hit. Can it cross over? With an estimated $12.2 million, The Fighter (review) performed respectably at the box office after jumping from 4 screens to 2,503 this weekend. That’s hardly the feel good breakout film the advertising so desperately wants you to believe it is or the kind I (read…)

Watercooler: Black Swan spreads its wings in limited release. Warrior’s What? Plus: catching up with Inside Job

BLACK SWAN makes impressive limited open. KING’S SPEECH holds strong. WARRIORS WAY bombs. Finally catching up with the hard hitting doc INSIDE JOB

Black Swan (2010)

A sensuous and darkly beautiful psycho-sexual fairytale with a fantastic central performance by Natalie Portman.

Your soon-to-be-Oscar-winner Natalie Portman on Letterman

I know it’s ridiculous to start calling Oscars before the nominations have even been announced, but sometimes if you say something loud enough and often enough, it comes true. Black Swan is my favorite of the Oscar-buzziest movies (read my review here) and 75% of that is because of Natalie Portman. It’s a great performance (read…)

Press Release: ‘Love & Other Drugs’ to open AFI Fest, ‘Black Swan’ to close

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF LOVE & OTHER DRUGS AS OPENING NIGHT GALA AND BLACK SWAN AS CLOSING NIGHT GALA Both Directors and their Creative Ensembles are Alumni of the Renowned AFI Conservatory LOS ANGELES, CA, September 23, 2010. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced today that it will (read…)

Poster/Trailer: Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

Apple has our first real look at one of the more anticipated movies of the year, Darren Aronofsky’s dueling ballerina movie Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. (Now embedded after the jump for your streaming pleasure) Also check out the poster after the jump or read the LiC 4-star review of (read…)

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