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2009 Golden Globe Awards

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For a list of winners from the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, please check out our coverage on TV Envy.


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In Theaters This Weekend: January 9, 2009

The Unborn

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Revolutionary Road Another Hit for DiCaprio and Winslet?

Revolutionary Road

Eleven years ago, and made film history in Titanic - truly, an on-screen pairing even more epic than Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. With Revolutionary Road, the two are reunited.

But despite this star power, many critics aren’t raving about . MSNBC called the flick “another sinking ship,” to poke a little fun at the Titanic history of this on-screen couple. The same review goes on to call the movie a “dreary film adaptation” and says both main characters are “thoroughly mediocre, uninteresting people.”

The Associated Press calls the film “brutally tedious,” hardly high praise. Many reviewers are comparing the subject matter of the film to a watered-down version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and the look of the piece to TV series Mad Men.

Somewhere in the middle of it all are DiCaprio and Winslet, whom - everyone seems to agree - both delivered great performances. If nothing else, the film is worthwhile for these two alone. And not all the reviews are negative - Variety calls the flick “constantly engrossing.”

That’s hopeful, right?

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In Theaters This Holiday Week: December 25, 2008

The Spirit

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (Film)

Doubt

Although last January’s were spared from the writers’ dispute, SAG is facing its own strike this year. Regardless, the awards season must go on. Next month’s event - scheduled to air on Sunday, January 25th on both TNT and TBS - will come just three days after the Oscar nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • led this year’s crop with three nominations. Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came in second with two nods each.
  • Richard Jenkin was honored for The Visitor while Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) was left off.
  • added another nom to his belt. Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for his turn in Tropic Thunder.
  • Kate Winslet was named for both The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Leonardo DiCaprio was left empty-handed.
  • The Dark Knight, Revolutionary Road and The Reader were all left out of the Best Ensemble categories.

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

Revolutionary Road

Although a looming SAG strike may threaten next year’s Academy Awards, the Golden Globes ceremony should finally go on as planned. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air on Sunday, January 11th, just 11 days before the Oscar nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button both led the field with five nominations each.
  • Despite being chosen Best Film by the New York Film Critics, Sean Penn was the only nod Milk received by the HFPA.
  • Meryl Streep earned two nominations for her work in Doubt and Mamma Mia.
  • Kate Winslet is also up for two awards. Her films - Revolutionary Road and The Reader - are also up for Best Picture.
  • Heath Ledger did get a posthumous nomination as expected.
  • Although he was recently recognized for his acting work in Gran Torino, director Clint Eastwood (Changeling) was only acknowledged for his musical achievements.

(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

 

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In Theaters This Weekend: December 12, 2008

Nothing Like the Holidays

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Kate Winslet Talks About Reuniting with DiCaprio

Revolutionary Road

Eleven years after starring in the #1 movie of all time (I’m still crossing my fingers for The Dark Knight), Titanic‘s Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are reuniting for a new movie together.

In , the former star-crossed lovers play a seemingly happy couple struggling to conform in the 1950’s.

And while it’s not surprising to hear that the chemistry between Winslet and DiCaprio remains strong, it’s interesting to hear that the intimacy was quite awkward the second time around. For those who don’t know, the Richard Yates adaptation was directed by , Kate Winslet’s husband.

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Role Refill: Kate Winslet Subs for Kidman

Kate WinsletAlthough an unexpected pregnancy is usually a producer’s worst nightmare, recent announcement couldn’t have come at a better time.  Her decision to drop out of , an adaptation of a 1995 novel, allowed the filmmakers to cast their original choice: .

Winslet, who had expressed interest in Reader a while back, couldn’t commit due to a scheduling conflict.  (She was busy filming with her Titanic co-star, , and director-husband, .)  That was when Nicole Kidman stepped in.  Months down the road, their roles have reversed.  With her work on Road now complete, Kate is free to star opposite (The English Patient) as an older woman who has an affair with a teen in Post-WWII Germany.

Given Kidman’s role in 2004’s unsettling , this whole thing may have worked out for the best.  One movie about a relationship with a much younger man is really enough.

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In Theaters This Weekend (9/7)

Brothers SolomonIf you need a little help planning your weekend, here are a few possible suggestions:

3:10 to Yuma:  starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale (click here to read our early review)
Shoot ‘Em Up:  starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci (directed by Michael Davis)
The Brothers Solomon:  starring Will Forte, Will Arnett (directed by

Jeff Garlin

Bob Odenkirk)

I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With*:  starring Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt (directed by Jeff Garlin)
The Bubble*:  Ohad Knoller, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Daniela Virtzer (directed by Eytan Fox)
In the Shadow of the Moon*:  documentary (directed by David Singleton)
Fierce People*:  starring Donald Sutherland, Diane Lane (directed by Griffin Dunne)
Hatchet*:  starring Kane Hodder, Joel Moore, Deon Richmond (directed by Adam Green)
Romance & Cigarettes*: starring James Gandolfini , Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet (directed by John Turturro)
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint*:  starring Jamyang Lodro, Kelsang (directed by Neten Chokling)

*limited and/or gradual release


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