Saturday, February 23, 2013

Flight (2012)

Despite that this film caused a storm of controversy within the commercial flying community, it is none-the-less nominated for two Oscars this year.

Nominated For:

Best Leading Actor:  Denzel Washington
Best Screenplay

For Immediate Release: Berkshire County

Canadian Film Centre alumni Audrey Cummings is set to make her feature length directorial debut with Berkshire County.  Shooting is set to begin in April.  On board for the project is film editor Michael Mason who has previously worked on several horror films, including Cabin Fever.  Pre-production has already begun with Director of Photography Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar) and producer Burno Marino (Tapped/Sick).

The film set during Halloween, a self-loathing teen agrees to baby-sit for the night; but when a small boy in a pig mask shows up wanting Halloween candy, her night takes a horrifying turn for the worst.  What follows is a violent home invasion that pushes the young woman way past what she thinks she is capable of in order to survive.  If you are a fan of The Strangers, you should be looking forward to this one!  Please take a moment and check them out on Facebook.

Argo (2012)

This has all the buzz of being the underdog that will take the Best Picture Oscar; while it is nominated for an impressive number of Oscars, 7, it's director, Ben Affleck, was seriously snubbed when he was not nominated in the Best Direction category!

Nominated For

Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Best Writing From Previously Published Material
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Omen

Nominated for two Oscars, it won one:

Won for Best Original Score


Currently Nominated For 5 Oscars:

Best Cinematography (for household favorite Roger Deakins)
Best Original Score
Best Original Song (that would be Adele)
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

The Bourne Ultimatum

Won all three Oscars that it was nominated for:

Won for Best Film Editing
Won for Best Sound Editing
Won for Best Sound Mixing

Weena's Choice Two: The Mummy (1999)

This was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound in 2000.

Weena's Choice: Jurassic Park (1993)

This one won all 3 Oscars that it was nominated for:

Won For Best Visual Effects
Won For Best Sound
Won For Best Sound Effects Editing

Peanut's Choice 2: Monsters, Inc.

Nominated for 4 Oscars, and won 1.

Won For Best Original Song

Peanut's Choice: Toy Story 3

It's Oscar weekend, so first up this Friday is Peanut's Choice until he gets dropped at his Goopy''s Woody and pals.

This was nominated for a total of 5 Oscars and won two.

Won For Best Animated Film Of The Year
Won For Best Achievement In Original Music