So what exactly does Christopher Nolan have to do to get an Oscar nomination for best director? The Inception mastermind was snubbed for the third time Tuesday. But that wasn't the only egregious snub or biggest surprise.
Third time is not the charm: Already overlooked for Memento and The Dark Knight, Nolan seemed to be a shoo-in for ...
The King's Speech leads the 83rd Academy Awards with 12 nominations.
The British drama will vie for best picture alongside Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone. True Grit collected the second-highest total of nominations — 10.
King's Speech director Tom Hooper will face off against Darren Aronofsky ...
When a man stumbles upon a bloody scene and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Hunted by a psychopathic killer, the man tries desperately to put an end to his pursuer while the local Sheriff follows the bodies left behind. No Country for Old Men is the 4-time Oscar-winning movie from Joel and Ethan Coen starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem, winner of the Academy Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role."No Country for Old Men arrived at my house as an Oscar-nominated film, and it walked away with 4 awards before I had a chance to watch it. The "best picture" winner is always worthy of viewing, either because it's a great movie, or because you're able to shake your head in disgust after viewing it, proclaiming another movie as being "much, much better." I went in with an open mind, even though I strongly disliked Fargo, the other movie that provided the Coen brothers wi...
Marilyn Manson will play the author of Alice in Wonderland — as well as make his film-writing and -directing debut — in Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, to begin production this summer.... Fargo's Joel and Ethan Coen are in talks to write-direct-produce an adaptation of the novel No Country for Old Men, to perhaps star Tommy Lee Jones.... Evanna Lynch, a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Ireland, has landed the role of Luna "Looney" Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which starts filming Feb. 6.
Question: It's commonly known that A Fistful of Dollars is a remake of Yojimbo. But I recall reading somewhere that the inspiration for Yojimbo was the Alan Ladd version of The Glass Key. Is this true?
Answer: I've read that Akira Kurosawa cites the Alan Ladd version of Dashiell Hammett's The Glass Key (1942) as one of his inspirations for Yojimbo (1961). But Yojimbo's plot, which revolves around a masterless samurai (Toshiro Mifune) who blows into a lawless town ruled by warring gangs and r