Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominees Announced

imageThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium. This is the fourth year in a row that VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network and the first year the show will also be broadcast internationally.

“Black Swan” received an unprecedented 12 nominations for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, garnering nods for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score.  “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech” followed close behind with 11 nominations each, while “Inception” received 10 nominations and “The Social Network” garnered 9.

“Toy Story 3” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories while two Best Picture nominees, “Inception” and “The Town,” were also recognized in the Best Action Movie category. “127 Hours,” “The Fighter” and “Winter’s Bone” also scored multiple nominations, including Best Picture….

Read more and complete list of nominees on EntertainmentNutz.com

New DVD Release Tuesday: Our pick – Inception

Inception DVD Review

Science-fiction features often involve time travel or strange worlds. In Christopher Nolan’s heist thriller Inception, the concepts converge through the realm of dreams. With his trusty associate, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a fine foil), Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, in a role that recalls Shutter Island) steals ideas for clients from the minds of competitors. Fallen on hard times, he’s become estranged from his family and hopes one last extraction will set things right. Along comes Saito (Ken Watanabe, Batman Begins), who hires Cobb to plant an idea in the mind of energy magnate Fischer (Cillian Murphy, another Batman vet). Less experienced with the art of inception, Cobb ropes in an architecture student (Ellen Page), a chemist (Dileep Rao), and a forger (Tom Hardy) for assistance. During their preparations, Page’s Ariadne stumbles upon a secret that may jeopardize the entire operation: Cobb is losing the ability to control his subconscious (Marion Cotillard plays a figure from his past). Until this point, the scenario can be confusing, since the action begins inside a dream before returning to reality. Then, after the team gets to Fischer, three dream states play out at once, resulting in four narratives, including events in the real world. It all makes sense within the rules Nolan establishes, but the impatient may find themselves much like Guy Pearce in Memento: completely confused. If Inception doesn’t hit the same heights as The Dark Knight, Nolan’s finest film to date, it’s a gravity-defying spectacular to rival Dark City and The Matrix.

Special Features

Four Focus Points:
The Inception of Inception: Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for Inception
The Japanese Castle: The Dream Is Collapsing: Creating and destroying the castle set
Constructing Paradoxical Architecture: Designing the staircase to nowhere
The Freight Train: Constructing the street-faring freight train

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December 7
A Dog Year (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season (Comedy, Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Cronos (Criterion Collection) (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Curious George: Sweet Dreams (Animation, Family, TV) Buy Now!
– The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (Adventure, Animation, Family)
Inception (Action, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
Law & Order: The Eighth Year (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
Restrepo (Documentary) Buy Now!
Shrek Forever After (Single-Disc) (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
Shrek: The Whole Story (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 6, Volume 2 (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Vega$: The Second Season, Volume 1 (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!

The Warrior’s Way

imageRelease Date: December 3, 2010
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Sngmoo Lee
Screenwriter: Sngmoo Lee
Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence)
Official Website: IAmRogue.com/TheWarriorsWay

"The Warrior’s Way," a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth ("Superman Returns"), Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush ("Shine"), Danny Huston ("The Kingdom"), and Tony Cox ("The Hustle"). The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings"), Jooick Lee ("Seven Swords") and Michael Peyser ("Hackers").

EN 5 Second Review: ** of *****

I am not sure if I am seeing a video game or a movie, and there is no subtlety here at all. I feel kind of like I am trapped in some kind of spaghetti western martial arts circus comedy drama mystical movie and it makes my head spin.

Theatrical Trailer:

Clip: Yang (Jang Dong-gun) and the gang get ambushed by ninjas.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases this week

Our pick:

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Walt Disney’s animated musical masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound-now brilliantly restored for the first time ever in high defi nition! Blu-ray technology fi nally allows you to experience Fantasia-and Fantasia 2000, the triumphant classic it inspired-the way Walt envisioned! Plus, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, experience the 2003 Academy Award®-nominated animated short Destino-the extraordinary collaboration between Walt Disney and legendary artist Salvador Dali!

Revealing new bonus features and commentary bring the Fantasia experience to life, allowing generations of moviegoers all over the world to enjoy this timeless classic like never before. See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Buy Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Also on DVD this week:

Fantasia/Fantastia 2000 (4-Disc Special Edition) (Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music) Buy Now!
Knight and Day (Action, Comedy) Buy Now!
Liverpool (Drama) Buy Now!
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety & Sylvester (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Luther (Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
Marvel Knights: Iron Man – Extremis (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
The Sicilian Girl (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Adventure, Comedy) Buy Now!
Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary) Buy Now!
Walt & El Grupo (Documentary) Buy Now!

On Blu-Ray this week

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