“Slumdog” Wins Again at SAG Awards

Danny Boyle’s movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” won the Best Cast at the SAG Awards on Sunday.  After picking up a Golden Globe and a Producer’s Guild award, “Slumdog,” seems to be the favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Sean Penn won Best Actor for “Milk,” and Meryl Streep won best actress for “Doubt.”  Kate Winslet continued her awards victory lap, picking up best supporting actres for “The Reader.”

Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for his role in “The Dark Knight.”  Accepting the award on Ledger’s behalf, emotional co-star Gary Oldman called Ledger “extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent.”

LA Film Critics Names ‘Wall-E’ Top Film

LA Film Critics Names ‘Wall-E’ Top Film

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In one of the first best-of lists of the year, the Los Angeles Film Critics have named Pixar’s ‘Wall-E’ the best movie of 2008.  ‘The Dark Knight’ was named runner up.  Danny Boyle was named best director for ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ while Christopher Nolan was named runner up.

In case you think it was a case of also ran for Batman, Heath Ledger was named best supporting actor.

What does this mean?  Well… Not much really.  These are the critics that gave top honors to ‘Brazil,’ and ‘American Splendor,’ and that really didn’t translate into Oscar gold.  Still, it’s nice to see that people are seriously considering ‘The Dark Knight’ for such honors.  -Sam

Close Up: Christopher Nolan

christophernolan.jpgChristopher Nolan is arguably one of the most interesting and talented directors to emerge in the past ten years. His films have received both commercial and critical praise, and his latest, ‘The Dark Knight,’ has been receiving so much praise, and is poised to be the biggest hit of the summer.

Nolan, a graduate of Haileybury College, grew up in the Chicago area, making films with his Dad’s Super 8 Camera. After studying English literature at University College London, he filmed several shorts for the college’s film society. He made his first feature in 1996, titled ‘Following’ [Read more…]

Aaron Eckhart Speaks Up On Harvery Dent

While out doing promotions for the much anticipated ‘Towelhead,’ actor Aaron Eckhart put to bed (at least for now) any chance of him appearing in the next Batman film.

Apparently, Nolan told Eckhart “No way…he’s toast.” He told web-blog CHUD that Heath Ledger was supposed to come back, but there was never a plan for Harvey Dent to return.

I’ve said it many times here on lonelyreviewer, I think Heath Ledger was an amazing actor, and for all his performances, his role as the Joker will be what he will be known for. It’s a damn shame, but I’m definitely curious what Nolan cooks up next.

Review: The Dark Knight

Review: The Dark Knight

dark-knight-rooftop.jpgWith the recent spate of comic book-based movies, we’re in a golden age. It is no longer just okay to throw characters onto the screen with poor dialogue and ludicrous scenarios. The bar has been raised every summer. And the bar is now sky high. Now comic book movies must face the dizzying heights achieved by Christopher Nolan and ‘The Dark Knight.’ [Read more…]

Close-Up: Christopher Nolan

Close-Up: Christopher Nolan

christophernolan.jpgChristopher Nolan is arguably one of the most interesting and talented directors to emerge in the past ten years. His films have received both commercial and critical praise, and his latest, ‘The Dark Knight,’ has been receiving so much praise, and is poised to be the biggest hit of the summer.

Nolan, a graduate of Haileybury College, grew up in the Chicago area, making films with his Dad’s Super 8 Camera. After studying English literature at University College London, he filmed several shorts for the college’s film society. He made his first feature in 1996, titled ‘Following’ [Read more…]

‘Dark Knight’ Credits to Pay Tribute to Ledger

The closing credits of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming ‘The Dark Knight,’ pay tribute to both actor Heath Ledger and a stunt man killed during production.

According to Warner Bros. publicity, the credits will read, ‘In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe.’

Ledger died in January of an accidental overdose of prescription medication while Wickliffe was killed in a stunt-car accident.

News: Director Remembers Heath Ledger

In a touching article, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night, Batman Begins, The Prestige) remembers Heath Ledger.

His death came as a strong blow to Hollywood, and Nolan had some amazing things to say about a great actor.

Newsweek