Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oscar Nominations

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced.

I'm wondering what your thoughts are?

Do you like that there are 10 nominated films for Best Picture?

Do you think UP (though a great film) should be nominated twice? (Best Animated Feature & Best Picture)

Personally I'm elated to see Maggie Gyllenhaal nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Crazy Heart". She was overlooked by all the other major awards and her performance is wonderful in that film.

Just interested in knowing what you all thing about this years top films?

Monday, February 1, 2010

3D Movie Porn, get ready for it!

Tinto Brass wants to get in your face
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Tinto Brass, the man who made, and then loathed, 1979's Caligula (the hardcore sex scenes were edited in against his will), is planning what he's describing as the world's first-ever 3D pornographic production.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brass announced in Rome that he thinks the time is right, in this post-Avatar world, to make an erotic film that fully utilizes the 3D format.

And his idea? "To revisit an abandoned project about a Roman emperor that was ruined by Americans, and go from there." Looks like he wants to create a more definitive Caligula, and this time we'll all experience it in our laps.

He's kicking off work on the script right now with the aim to shoot in May or June.

And in related news, Hollywood Wiretap relates that boundary-pushing maverick director Gaspar Noe may also be plotting to shoot his next film - talked up at Cannes as "a joyful movie with explicit sex" - in 3D. That one, however, is more of a rumour for now.

Dear Italy: welcome to the cinematic technological revolution, but did the leading light really have to be Tinto Brass?

James White