Life of Pi Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for March 12 - 18

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Some nice titles this week, including one of the surprise winners at this year’s Oscars, a charming character study of alcoholics, and some great catalog titles, mostly from Disney, and including Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Oscars 2013: Best Director Winner And Reaction

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Easily one of the most controversial selection of nominees for this year's Academy Awards has to be in the Best Director category. A number of fantastic directors were left out of the running, but those that remained were all well qualified to be in the group. The selection process may have been difficult for the Academy voters, but tonight they revealed which director stood out the most for...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: DGA, Razzies, BAFTA And Golden Globes

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Right now it feels like awards season is repeatedly beating us over the head with news. The past three days have been chock full of nomination announcement news between the DGA Awards, the BAFTA's and even the Razzies. You just can't escape the awards season wave, but we're here to help you find out who's been showered with awards affection or snubbed on this week's Oscar Scuttlebutt.

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Landscape of Best Adapted Screenplay

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When a screenwriter -does their job right, it only seems right that we shower them with oodles of awards. Now that we've arrived at the end of the year, Oscar Scuttlebutt inspects the Best Adapted Screenplay category at this point and who has a chance of grabbing that gorgeous Oscar gold.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Crazy Best Picture Race

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This year isn't done yet, which was proven this past week by a sudden change in the Best Picture race. A couple of dark horses are starting to emerge, throwing some people's previous predictions of the winners out the window. At this rate we're uncertain as to what the field may look like, but boy is it fun to watch. 

Box Office Roundup: Twilight Stays on Top, Barely

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The big question this weekend wasn't if there was going to be a huge surprise out of nowhere success taking the top slot, but what would fall harder: Breaking Dawn Part 2 or Skyfall? Turns out that though Twlight 5 fell harder, it had just enough juice left to stay in the top slot. Take a look.

Box Office Roundup: 'Twilight' Tops a Big Numbers Weekend

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With a five day opening for the new pictures, and with a holiday weekend  for the rest, it seems like Thanksgiving in America (at least this year) meant going to the movies. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 still won, but there are good things to say about most of the new pictures and their numbers. Mostly.

Box Office Predictions: Team Edward Wins Again

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So it's a holiday five day weekend, and there are three new wide releases. Rise of the Guardians, Red Dawn and Life of Pi. But with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 netting $140 Million last weekend, even a 70% slide would mean a $40 Million weekend, and it's doubtful that these new pictures...

Review Round-Up: What Critics Are Saying About 'Life of Pi'

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Could Life of Pi become an award-winning epic? Directed by Ang Lee, it's a big screen adaptation of the popular novel from Yann Martel. On the surface, it has many things working against it. It's main character is played by an unknown (Suraj Sharma), and most of the runtime is dedicated to him on a boat with a CGI tiger. Yet thus far, the film's scored an 86...

'Life of Pi' Gets Two International Trailers

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Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi comes across like an all or nothing gamble. With its lead an unknown and 3D for what seems like an art-house movie, it feels like this either becomes the Best Picture Oscar front-runner, or leaves theaters after two weeks. There are now two new international trailers, and they haven't convinced us either way,...

Tobey Maguire Cast In Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pie' Adaptation

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After being cast in Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby in 3D (sweet, sweet Jesus), it looks like Tobey Maguire is set to star in another cinematic adaptation of great literature—according to Deadline, the former Spider-Man has been cast in Ang Lee’s take on Life of Pi, the adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel.

Newcomer Suraj Sharma Lands Lead in Ang Lee's Life of Pi

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Yes, Ang Lee's long developing film Life of Pi is still going strong. The director has been trying to pull a cast together for the novel adaption for a while now and we were beginning to think that he'd never find the right people. But according to 20th Century Fox, Lee has hired newcomer Suraj Sharma to play the title role in the film. He literally...

Ang Lee Closing in on 'Life of Pi' film

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Now we're all well aware of the danger when translating a fantastic novel to film, but Ang Lee seems like a culturally responsible choice to direct a Fox 2000 adaptation of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi." The book recounts the journey of an Indian youth who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the Pacific, but by some chance ends up sharing...