Warner Bros. just released the third trailer for Man of Steel and simply put… It’s FRIGGIN’ AMAZING. It’s so jam-packed with new content, the studio didn’t have any other option than to make it three minutes long. Typically, trailers are just a bit of over two minutes. If you’re already looking forward to the superhero flick, watching this will do nothing to ease the wait. Epic doesn’t even begin to describe it. This will be the must-see movie event of the summer.
A few days ago, Warner Bros. released a static-y teaser featuring the voice of Superman’s nemesis General Zod (Michael Shannon). This new clip gives you the first look at him in his Kryptonian armor. We also see the debut of Russell Crowe as Jor-el, giving a glimpse at the war on Superman’s home planet that forced his parents to send him to Earth. Superman’s wintery Fortress of Solitude is also shown, but the biggest reveal of all is how Superman gets his name. Here’s a hint. It has something to do with Lois Lane’s (Amy Adams) first verbal interaction with him.
As with the other trailers, we see Henry Cavill in and out his Superman costume. As majestic and regal as it looks, I’d rather seem him without it on. The furry Wolverine-ish look he’s sporting in the picture above is EVERYTHING. Check out the new trailer below.
Today is the big day, with the 2013 Oscars taking place after all of the usual insane buildup. One of the awards you won’t see awarded at the Oscars will be for “Best Handjob,” which had many contenders this year. Seriously, I didn’t realize how many handjobs there were in some of the top films this year.
In this video by Funny Or Die, Sandra Bullock presents the nominees for “Best Hand Job in a Leading Role.” The nominees include Amy Adams (jerking off Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master), Laura Linney (jerking off Bill Murray in Hyde Park On Hudson), Kristen Stewart (jerking off two guys at once in On The Road), and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master (or shall we say … The Masterbater).
Watch the funny video below to see the naughty scenes and find out who wins. The best part is the reaction faces of the actors after their scene is played.
Every now and then, Zach Galifianakis does a hilariously awkward faux interview segment on Funny Or Die with celebrities and this week, the actor/comedian takes on some of the biggest names in Hollywood that are in the running for Oscars this season in Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition.
The actors he interviews include: Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, and Sally Field.
If you’ve every scene an episode of Between Two Ferns, you’ll know that these actors are pretty much walking into a trap and are not walking into a conventional interview. Galifianakis doesn’t give them the respect their used to by other interviewers and asks some really embarrassing and off topic questions. Hathaway shows up drunk for her interview, Jennifer Lawrence puts him in his place, and Bradley Cooper and him have a huge fight. Watch the hilarious interviews below.
Let the official Oscar campaigning begin. Even though the race started long before today, with the nominations now revealed, the handshaking and butt kissing to Academy voters kicks into high gear. This is exactly the part Joaquin Phoenix criticized when he slammed the Oscars. Despite that dig, as predicted by him, Phoenix snagged an Oscar nod for his work in The Master. Can he parlay his “unique” campaigning to Oscar glory when the winners are announced on February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood?
Oscar host Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone woke up extremely early today to read out the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. Side note: Macfarlane is the first host to announce the nominations since Charlton Heston did double duty back in 1972. As widely predicted, Lincoln dominated with 12 nominations including Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Coming in second was Life of Pi with 11 nods. Unlike Lincoln, Life of Pi didn’t score any acting nods and their haul came mostly from the creative categories. Check out all the nominations and my commentary including snubs in all the major awards below.
The BAFTAs aka British Academy Film Awards really don’t factor too much in the Oscar race. It’s just another excuse to dress up and publicly campaign for your chances at securing an Academy Award. That being said, their nominations fall mostly in line with many of the Oscar precursors. Even across the pond, Steven Spielberg’s film about an American president is the one to beat. Lincoln dominated with 10 nominations. The historical drama secured nods for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress to name a few.
The musical Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi came in second with 9 nominations a piece. The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, picked up 8 BAFTAs including nods for Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench in the supporting acting categories. Anna Karenina which has been mostly shut out in many Oscar precursors, racked up several nominations mostly in the creative categories such as makeup, production design, costume design etc…
The BAFTAs, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place on Sunday, February 10 at London’s Royal Opera House and be broadcast on BBC One. Check out all the nominees below.
The National Society of Film Critics showed some major love to French film Amour. The heartbreaking drama about an aging couple battling declining health won top honors with the film critic organization. The film’s leading lady, Emmanuelle Riva, also walked away with Best Actress for her outstanding work. She beat out Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) who were declared runners-up in the category. Amour walked away with Best Director honors as well. The National Society of Film Critics’ choices were revealed this weekend on January 5, just days before the Academy Awards announce its 2013 nominations on Thursday, January 10.
Winning for Best Actor was Daniel Day-Lewis for his performance in Lincoln. With all the accolades he’s picked up along the way during this awards season, I would be shocked if he didn’t hear his name this Thursday. He’s definitely the frontrunner for Oscar glory again. Day-Lewis previously won twice for My Left Foot (1989) and There Will Be Blood (2007). Can he three-peat like Meryl Streep & Jack Nicholson? If he does, his trio of golden statues will be more impressive than Nicholson’s. One of Jack’s awards was for Best Supporting Actor. Check out all the winners and runners-up below.
Not only did the Hollywood Foreign Press Association debut the first promo for the 70th Golden Globes featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but they also revealed their nominations. Leading the pack with seven nods is Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Not surprising, given all the other Oscar precursor love. On the flip side, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained shockingly earned five nominations including one for Leonardo DiCaprio.
If you think about it, DiCaprio along with a few other out of left field nods aren’t too earth-shattering given that the HFPA have a reputation of being HUGE star f*ckers. They love to honor A-list celebs in hopes that they’ll attend, making their event the most star-studded one of the awards season.
On the TV front, the HFPA have a couple of head-scratchers as well. Mad Men for the first time isn’t nominated but NBC’s polarizing Smash is. Granted they’re competing in different categories, but still. The Debra Messing musical beat out Parks & Recreations, Suburgatory, Community and a whole whackload of other worthy sitcoms. Fans of ABC’s Nashville will be elated that both Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton were recognized. While Modern Family dominates the Emmys, only Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet earned nominations in the acting categories.
Without further ado, check out all of the 2013 Golden Globe nominations below which were revealed by presenters Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms this morning. You’ll also find my commentary for most of the major movie categories and how they differ from the recently announced SAG nominations. Be sure to leave your comments afterward. I would to hear your thoughts on the HFPA’s nods.
At the beginning of the awards season, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty looked unstoppable. With Lincoln leading the pack with 13 nominations at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards, it’s looking like a two horse race for the Best Picture Oscar. The Steven Spielberg film earned CCMA nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) and Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) to name a few.
Also scoring multiple noms is Jennifer Lawrence. The 22-year-old actress has four chances to win an award when the winners are announced on The CW on Thursday, January 10, 2013. She’s in the running for Best Actress, Best Actress in a Comedy, and Best Ensemble for The Silver Linings Playbook, as well as Best Actress in an Action Movie for The Hunger Games. Her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper was also recognized.
Out of all the nominations, the one I’m most excited for is Naomi Watts finally getting some love for her amazing work in The Impossible. I attended an early screening of the flick and was blown away. It’s her movie along with Tom Holland’s breakthrough performance. That kid is EVERYTHING in the tsunami flick. Holland as well received some love from the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Check out all the nominees below.