Are you trying to see as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible? First, make sure you've downloaded and printed out my checklist and voted on my Oscar ballot for a chance to win a Samsung TV (and here's where you can print out your own). Then, I'd like to see which of the best picture nominees you guys have seen. Vote on each of the 10 films and let me know which ones you've already checked off your list!
Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner did the honors of announcing the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Winter's Bone, which also won big at the Goatham Awards last night, led the pack with seven nominations. Nipping at its heels are Black Swan (including a nod for Natalie Portman), Rabbit Hole, and The Kids Are All Right. Don't count out 127 Hours either: future Oscar host James Franco got a nomination for best male lead, and the film also earned nods for best feature and best director.
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The leaves are falling, and the weather is cooling down, which means there's been no better time to cozy up on the couch with a movie. Just in time is today's new DVD and Blu-ray releases — a lady-friendly blockbuster, an independent thriller, and a foreign flick from a franchise that's sweeping the literary masses.
The much-anticipated sequel to the first Sex and the City movie, the second film is a flashy follow-up with less heart than the original. It's still worth seeing if you love the myriad costume changes and TV's fab foursome. Carrie Bradshaw, hitting a rough patch in her marriage, takes a trip to Abu Dhabi with the girls — Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte — and the Middle Eastern-related puns ensure. Most of you said you'd rent the movie when it came out rather than own it, so here's your chance. The extras include a featurette on the '80s flashback (which you can preview here), and a behind-the-scenes soundtrack featurette with Alicia Keys.
Up-and-comer Jennifer Lawrence stars in this indie drama as Ree, a 17-year-old girl who takes on the responsibility of keeping her poverty-stricken family together. When she ventures into the dark Ozarks to retrieve her father, things get foreboding and more than a little frightening. You may not have heard much of the movie before now, but considering it's built up some awards buzz since it won this year's Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, you may be hearing more about it in the coming months. DVD extras include a commentary with the director and cinematographer, a couple of featurettes, and a music video performed by Marideth Sisco.
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