Though Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet (Un Prophete) led all films with six European Film Award nominations, Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) prevailed in the top prizes just as it did at Cannes earlier this year. In addition to A Prophet, The White Ribbon beat out Andrea Arnold’s terrific Fish Tank, Tomas Alfredson’s (read…)
“Please sir. I want some more.” (Getty Images Photo) Last year’s bit of Oscar-winning feel good poverty porn, Slumdog Millionaire, has turned into this year’s feel bad PR nightmare for the film’s producers and probably what amounts to more of the same for the film’s young cast. We passed along an Onion-esque report a couple (read…)
It reads almost like an article in The Onion. According to the AP’s Erika Kinetz (via USA Today), young Slumdog Milionaire star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and his family were recently kicked out of the shanty they lived in before it was bulldozed in advance of monsoon season.
The 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award for the top screenplay adaptation and its source material went to Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire and Vikas Swarup for Q&A the original novel upon which Slumdog was based. Last year’s winners, Joel & Ethan Coen, went on to win the adapted screenplay Oscar for their adaptation of Cormac (read…)
A foggy day in Seattle town This week’s Watercooler comes to you from the foggy, drizzly, beautiful city of Seattle, Washington. This photo I took of Volunteer Park is not movie related per se, but it was taken up the hill and down the street from the Harvard Exit, an old (and allegedly haunted) movie theater (read…)
Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s winning story of the impoverished Indian teen who has a chance to take the top prize on a popular television game show, won three prizes of its own on Sunday when it snagged a handful of British Independent Film Awards including best British independent film, best director for Boyle and most (read…)
Once again Jennybee is Jenny-on-the-spot with a trailer heads up. This time it’s for Danny Boyle’s much-buzzed Slumdog Millionaire over at Yahoo. After successful runs at Telluride and Toronto, the Oscar hype around Slumdog continues to grow. Click the image below to link to the trailer page. AFI Fest is having a tribute to Danny Boyle (read…)
Awards season picked up a little steam today with a batch of nominations from the International Documentary Association and the British Independent Film Awards. The 2008 IDA Documentary Award nominees are: Kassim the Dream – the story of Ugandan child soldier turned World Champion boxer Kassim “The Dream” Ouima (Coming to AFI Fest). Man on (read…)
Variety’s Anne Thompson has the poster for Danny Boyle’s Oscar-buzzed Slumdog Millionaire. Click the image to see the whole thing. The true story of a poor street kid from Mumbai who wins top prize on a million dollar game show is set to play the upcoming AFI Fest and it will hit theaters on November 28.
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire I’m not sure if the Slumdog Millionaire clip at the film’s official website is new or not, but it’s the first one I’ve seen of the recently buzzed Danny Boyle film. Based on the synopsis, I wasn’t expecting the action element, but then maybe I should have considering (read…)
One of the favorite games of studios and entertainment journalists alike is looking under rocks to find the next big indie sensation. Studios want the break-out hit and journalists want to be the first to proclaim the next Juno or the next Little Miss Sunshine. This year, eyes are turning to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (read…)