Slumping into a chair on just the third day of the 10-day Sundance, one veteran exclaimed, "I love this festival, but it's hard!" He's right on both counts.
The thing about art is that we all know what's important, and we know what we love, and they're not always the same thing.
People in January either concentrate on film grosses or awards potential.
In an era when anyone can write a film review (thanks to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, et al.), it's nice to know that studios still believe in blurb quotes.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mail nominations ballots on Monday to 5,277 voting members, and for the first time approximately 200 members will have expanded voting rights.
The awards-givers have started to weigh in, and there are many questions.
Here's a riddle: Who can receive a lot of nominations during awards season but still feel ignored?
During awards season, contenders fly all over the globe to shake hands.
Some mysteries of the universe are eternal: How does the Academy's Oscar voting system work?
Like telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman, Hamilton is a newcomer to Oscar duties.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%