October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007

Gotham Awards Nominations Announced
Kicking off the awards season which seems to gets longer and longer each year even though they moved up the Oscars, are the Gotham awards from IFP.
Women nominees include:
Best Feature: The Namesake directed by Mira Nair
Best Documentary: The Devil Came on Horseback directed by Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern
Best Ensemble Cast: Talk to Me directed by Kasi Lemmons; The Savages directed by Tamra Jenkins
Breakthrough Director: Julia Loktev for Day Night Day Night
Full list of nominees: Gotham Awards (Indiewire)

Megan Fox from this summer's smash the Transformers (which had possibly the worst dialogue I have ever seen in a movie) has been cast in Diablo Cody's Jennifer's Body. Fox plays a cheerleader who gets possessed and starts killing boys and has to be stopped by her best friend. Yuck. (Hollywood Reporter)

Julia Stiles will play a stalking victim who falls for her stalker (come on!) in the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Cry of the Owl. I'm disgusted. (Hollywood Reporter)

Tony Kaye talks about his abortion documentary Lake of Fire.
See my review here: Lake of Fire Review
Right to Choose (The Guardian)

DVDs Out This Week
My So-Called Life, which introduced us to Claire Danes and Jared Leto as her object of affection, Jordan Catalano, complete series is out now. (I loved this show)
Mr. Brooks- most people missed this thriller when it was in the theatres. It's worth a look. Stars Kevin Costner, William Hurt and Demi Moore

Tube Tonight
Season finale of Damages on FX (10pm). This show has not yet been renewed. LA Times makes a plea for its renewal.
Making a Plea for Damages (LA Times)