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Film Preview: Joe Cornish to direct “Star Trek 3”


Film Preview: Joe Cornish to direct “Star Trek 3”

Deadline has reported that Paramount and Skydance Productions is “sweet on” Joe Cornish to direct “Star Trek 3.”

Joe Cornish made his directorial debut in 2011 with “Attack the Block,” an independent sci-fi comedy, that scored him a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director , or producer. It also scored a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75 on Metacritic.

Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”


Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

This list won’t just be the top 9 films on the Best Picture prediction page. It also won’t be the 9 I think will make it with nominations (though very possible). Many other films not on the list could be nominated, but won’t compete for the win, the same way “The Blind Side” or “District 9” didn’t compete in 2010 and how “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” didn’t compete in 2011.

At this point in the race we have seen all but four of the major contenders. We, as a film-going audience, haven’t seen them, but critics have, and we have been given a general consensus on the film.

So here are the top 9, possible Oscar Winners. I can guarantee one of these nine films will be our Oscar Best Picture winner.

Film Festival Circuit: Telluride shows Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day”

labor_dayFilm Festival Circuit: Telluride shows Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day”

One of the few Oscar hopefuls yet to have a trailer speak for it, “Labor Day” follows a mother (Kate Winslet) and her son (Gattlin Griffith) when an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) comes into their lives.

Right after the film wrapped up it was met with some strong-worded praise, followed by some shrugs. The film currently has 4 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, 3 positive and 1 negative.

Within the early reviews and reactions, the consensus seems to be it is very good, but may be too sugar-coated for Oscar. Multiple comparisons have been made to Nicholas Sparks, although one was made to Terrence Malick. May not make it into the Oscars in such a crowded year, unless many of the films are revealed to be of lower quality. (more…)