Screen Junkies » Beginners http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Here Are Your 2012 Academy Award Winners http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/here-are-your-2012-academy-award-winners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/here-are-your-2012-academy-award-winners/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:00:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246211 Ah...the sweet smell of universal agreement.

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The 2012 Academy Awards have come and gone, and judging by my Twitter feed, it was a hilarious show that everyone loved, Billy Crystal is the funniest man in the world, and everyone agreed with all the winners 100%. Bask in the unanimous consensus by checking out the list of the big winners below.

Best Art Direction: Hugo

Best Costume Design: The Artist

Best Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Makeup: The Iron Lady

Best Sound Editing: Hugo

Best Sound Mixing: Hugo

Best Visual Effects: Hugo

Best Documentary (Feature): Undefeated

Best Documentary (Short Subject): Saving Face

Best Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Short Film (Live Action): The Shore

Best Music (Original Score): The Artist – Ludovic Bource

Best Music (Original Song): “Man or Muppet,” The MuppetsBret McKenzie

Best Foreign Language Film: A SeparationIran

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Rango

Best Cinematography: Hugo

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: The Descendants

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Midnight in Paris

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher PlummerBeginners

Best Achievement in Directing: Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Jean DujardinThe Artist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Artist

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Christopher Plummer Is The Winner Of The 2012 Best Supporting Actor Oscar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-plummer-is-the-winner-of-the-2012-best-supporting-actor-oscar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-plummer-is-the-winner-of-the-2012-best-supporting-actor-oscar/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:04:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246178 Adjust your Oscars pool accordingly.

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Congratulations to Christopher Plummer for his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win. At the age of 82, he’s the oldest actor to ever win an Academy Award whereas Nick Nolte is the oldest-looking actor to ever be nominated. It’s called water, Nick. Drink it.

Plummer wins not for his impressive mustache, but for his role as Max von Sydow Ian McKellan a gay man who comes out to his adult son in Mike Mills’ Beginners.

Condolences to his fellow nominees, especially the red-faced Nick Nolte. He is clearly either angry, sad, embarrassed, or Nick Nolte.

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What You’ve All Been Waiting For: The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-youve-all-been-waiting-for-the-2012-independent-spirit-awards/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-youve-all-been-waiting-for-the-2012-independent-spirit-awards/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:39:45 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246164 The big night is finally here!

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You’ve been waiting in feverish anticipation for months, carefully crafting your prediction ballots and getting ready for the big night. Now, the wait is over, and the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards are finally here! Here are all the big winners, so you can finish up your office Independent Spirit pool. Hope you won big!

Best Feature: The Artist

Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn

Best Male Lead: Jean Dujardin for The Artist

Best Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley for The Descendants

Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer for Beginners

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

Best Screenplay: The DescendantsAlexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Best First Screenplay: 50/50 – Will Reiser

Best Cinematography: The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

There you have it, folks. Isn’t it nice to finally be done with awards season?

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Gor Blimey, Here Are The 2012 BAFTA Award Winners! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gor-blimey-here-are-the-2012-bafta-award-winners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gor-blimey-here-are-the-2012-bafta-award-winners/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:44:17 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245163 They're like the Oscars but more polite.

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Tonight, the BAFTA Awards took place. In case you’re some kind of ignorant fool, BAFTA stands for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and many Oscar prognosticators consider the awards useful in predicting the Academy Awards. Anyway, here’s a list of all the big winners, for your reading pleasure.

Best Film: The Artist

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, for The Artist

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, for The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, for Beginners

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, for The Help

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Michel Hazanavicius, for The Artist

Best Original Screenplay: The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Film not in the English Language: The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Feature Film: Rango


And here’s your obligatory joke about a silent movie winning Best Original Screenplay: Best Original Screenplay!? It’s a silent movie!! Boom.

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Beginners http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/beginners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/beginners/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 21:45:22 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24986 Director: Mike Mills Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer Synopsis: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has...

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Director: Mike Mills

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer

Synopsis: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Release Date: June 3, 2011

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Is Everyone On Valium In The ‘Beginners’ Trailer? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/is-everyone-on-valium-in-the-beginners-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/is-everyone-on-valium-in-the-beginners-trailer/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:02:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=22858 Ewan McGregor appears to be the world's most composed, subdued man in the official trailer for Beginners

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Ewan McGregor appears to be the world’s most composed, subdued man in the official trailer for Beginners, a quirky dramedy (aren’t they all?) also starring Christopher Plummer as his openly gay father. It’s not easy to discern exactly what the film is about, other than McGregor’s character just going through some stuff. Namely, his father’s health issues, a relationship, and a dog that can’t talk but McGregor may or may not be able to undestand him anyway.

The film has an indie sensibility without wearing its quirkiness like a badge of honor. That’s right, Juno. I’m talkin’ about you. McGregor hasn’t shown these colors in a while, but he doesn’t appear to miss a beat, playing a lost soul we haven’t seen since his Trainspotting days. But without all that sweet, sweet heroin. (Playlist)

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