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Pedro Almodovar: Gov’t is Deaf and Insensitive

descendantspedroalmodovarSpaniard OSCAR winning director Pedro Almodovar denounced his government during an acceptance speech at the EU Film Awards in Berlin, reports BBC.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Pedro Almodovar: I’m So Excited Trailer

descendantspedroalmodovarThere are few directors out there that can do camp like Spain’s Pedro Almodovar.  Es la pura verdad.  Get a glimpse of Almodovar’s new flick titled “I’m So Excited.”

The teaser looks to be fueled by sexual overtones and gay glee.

It may not be OSCAR material but, in our humble opinion, this looks, to us, as if this will be a laugh from start to finish for the man responsible for the meteoric rise of Spanish cross-over Hollywood fixtures like Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Hugo Silva – who also star in the film.

Expect a 2013 installment to a art theater near you.

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz at the "Broken Embraces" NY Premiere

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz at the “Broken Embraces” NY Premiere

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RTnMs Oscar Picks

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz at the "Broken Embraces" NY Premiere

Its that time of the year again.  Can you believe it’s February, 2010 already?  Time waits on no-one.  But with Botox on my horizon and the promise of Spring around the bend, I trudge forward (from the warmness of my apt.!)

And while I’m at it, here is a list of the relevant nominations for this years OSCAR’s, taking place on March 7th.  My picks are noted in RED.  And the Academy should please note how easily this long ass boring show could be edited down to what the public considers important!  Let’s face it, there are some catergories that we just simply don’t care about!  And since we are bitching – isn’t it bizarre how Almodovar isn’t nominated in the Best Foreign Film category or Tom Ford for Best Director???  These omissions are simply R-U-D-E!

Colin Firth in Tom Ford's "A Single Man"

Actor in a Leading Role

 * Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
* George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
* Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
* Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
* Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Actor in a Supporting Role

* Matt Damon in “Invictus”
* Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
* Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
* Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
* Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role (This should be a tie – dammit!)

* Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
* Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
* Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
* Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
* Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia

Oscar Nominate Actress Gabourey Sidibe at MoMA Tribute Gala

Actress in a Supporting Role

 * Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
* Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
* Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
* Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
* Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Audrey Tautou at "Coco Before Chanel" NY Premiere

Costume Design

 * “Bright Star” Janet Patterson
* “Coco before Chanel” Catherine Leterrier
* “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Monique Prudhomme
* “Nine” Colleen Atwood
* “The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell

Directing

* “Avatar” James Cameron
* “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
* “Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
* “Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

Foreign Language Film

* “Ajami” Israel
* “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” Argentina
* “The Milk of Sorrow” Peru
* “Un Prophète” France
* “The White Ribbon” Germany

Best Picture

* “Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
* “The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined
* “District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
* “An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
* “The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined
* “Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
* “A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
* “Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
* “Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Oscar Nominated Actress Sandra Bullock at "The Blind Side" NY Premiere

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Madonna Takes Lourdes to Nine!

Mother and Daughter Take in Nine NY Premiere

Rob Marshall’s big screen adaptation of “Nine” promised to be a big end of the season bang.  What with the entire cast expected including Fergie’s significant other – Josh Duhamel, it couldn’t possibly be anything other than intense.  As such, photographers commenced their line-up list at midnight for a six o’clock arrivals event. 

Over the top?  Possibly.

The event did not disappoint, Fergie, Josh Duhamel (who ran off so as to not steal his squeezes thunder,) Marion Cotillard with beau (who also ran off,) Kate Hudson with mom Goldie Hawn (sans ex A-Rod,)  Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Day Lewis and Dame Judi Dench all paid their stop-and-repeat dues. 

But when Madonna turned up with her daughter Lourdes Leon the press line erupted into literal screams of OMFG!  I kid you not, those were the exact words out of one of my colleagues upon Madge’s entrance onto the red-carpet.  “I can’t wait to see this,” Madonna stated.  Girl can steal a spotlight.

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Golden Globe Noms: And the Winner Should be!

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