Oscar nominations include both surprises and snubs

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations early Tuesday morning, which included both surprises and snubs in their picks. The Academy’s rule that anywhere from five to ten films could be nominated for Best Picture marks this year the first time in the history of the Oscars that nine films have […]

Brad Pitt to retire in three years

In an interview for Australian show 60 Minutes, Brad Pitt stated that he would like to act for another three years, when he turns 50. When pressed on the matter, the actor said that he was enjoying his role as a producer and saw his future as being behind the camera. The interview, shot in Tokyo […]

Looking beyond the summer blockbusters

Summer’s starting early this year. In Hollywood, at least, summer begins with the release of the first big blockbuster hopeful. Thor, due May 6, will be followed by countless other “event” movies, big-budget action flicks and a record number of sequels. The summer box office will no doubt be dominated by the likes of the […]

‘Basterds’ showcases Tarantino’s quirks

Inglourious Basterds marks Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino’s war film debut. Set in France during World War II, the film follows a group of Jewish-American soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) as they seek brutal revenge on the Nazi regime.