It only took 23 tries, but 007 has finally found his groove. Not only has the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall, become the first in the franchise to pass the $1 billion mark, but the film might also be headed for Oscar glory. In a surprising twist, Skyfall earned a nomination from the Producers Guild for Best Film. It’s the first Bond film to be honored by the PGA in its 24-year history.
Since 2007, five winners of the Producers Guild Awards have gone on to also nab Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Last year, only three films didn’t line up with the Oscar nominees. Bridesmaids, The Ides of March and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo were snubbed by the Academy. The year before that, the PGAs were only off by one with The Town losing a spot to the Academy’s choice of Winter’s Bone. Better dust off that tuxedo Daniel Craig, you might be headed to the big event this year.
The Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which will be produced by Michael De Luca, will take place on Jan. 26. Check out all the films nominated this year below.
Once again, the power of a children’s movie has taken over the weekend box office. Disney’s computer animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph pummelled the competition almost doubling the film coming in the number two spot. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman in the lead roles as an arcade game character decides to leave his game for a life in another. Looks pretty good!
In number two is Denzel Washington’s thriller, Flight which follows a pilot who performs a spectacular emergency landing but upon investigation discovers that he may not have been fit to fly in the first place. Also opening this weekend is martial arts film The Man With The Iron Fists. Check out the weekend’s top ten below.
After getting stuck in our heads this summer with Good Time alongside Canadian songstress, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Young aka Owl City released his new album The Midsummer Station, jam packed full of electronic pop goodness. The second official single to drop the disc is the earworm-y synth jam, Shooting Star.
The setting for the music video sees Adam playing an old style synth in the middle of the road with a downtown Los Angeles view. Good thing traffic was a little light that evening. Intercut are boys and girls being motivated by their internal glowing hearts, meant to represent how everyone shines like a “shooting star,” get it?
Young also dropped a second music video for his single from the upcoming Disney film, Wreck It Ralph. The track titled When Will I See You Again is a perfectly charming, bubbly and Disney-friendly song that definitely makes Adam look more PG than usual. The music video sees Adam and his dancers playing around a cardboard cutout set of the Wreck-It Ralph video game. Check out both clips below.
Okay gamers out there, this isn’t your average video game to film adaptation, but I think it’ll make a lot of you 8-bit’ers out there pretty stoked. Disney has just released it’s first trailer for the forthcoming animated feature, “Wreck-It Ralph,” based on the “bad guy” from the popular arcade video game, “Fix-It Felix Jr.” Here’s a synopsis of the upcoming film:
For thirty years, Ralph has been doing the same job over and over and has become tired of being the bad guy. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game through the power cord and lands in Hero’s Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game’s hero, Sergeant Calhoun, battle against “Cy-Bugs”, the game’s alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz, one of the game’s characters, who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
The 3D feature stars some pretty stellar vocal talent from the likes of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman. What’s also amazing is that a few other arcade game characters make an appearance in the film such as Clyde from PacMan and Bowser from Super Mario Brothers. Check it out below.