Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Recent News!

- Brad Renfro, the 25 year-old actor and star of such films as The Client and Apt Pupil, was recently found dead. IMDB has the full story here.

- Irish film (and IFTA nominee, oh how exclusive!) Kings has been dropped from the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Film. Whittled down to a total of 9 films, the list has also dropped hot favorites 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and The Orphanage. That Academy is bonkers I tell thee!

- We should find out today if the planned Justice League film, with Max Max director George Miller, will get the green light or not. I'm on the edge of my seat! (No, really!).

Edit: It's been delayed due to The Writers Strike (TM). Well darn it!

- The Producers Guild Of America (who very regularly predict the Oscar Best Picture winner) have named their top 5 films of '07. They are: No Country For Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, and Michael Clayton. Oddly (yet tellingly) enough there was no mention of recent Golden Globe winner Atonement, which today received 14 BAFTA Nominations.

- The final Harry Potter book might be shot over 2 separate films, according to The Daily Mail. They're doing it this way to properly "honor the complexities and scale" of the story. Yeah, and to line your wallets as much as you can before the series ends.

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