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AFFLECK, ARGO, WIN BRITAIN’S OSCARS

February 11, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

In yet a further embarrassment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had failed to nominate him in the Best Director category, Ben Affleck received the director’s top prize at Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, and his film, Argo, was named Best Film. Affleck has now won […]

ARGO CAST CAPTURES TOP SAG AWARD

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Argo extended its lead as the frontrunner in the Oscar race Sunday night when the cast received the top honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences contributes the largest number of votes. Moreover, the award comes just one day after the Producers Guild […]

AFTER PGA WIN, ARGO TAKES LEAD IN OSCAR RACE

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is regarded as the surest indicator of which film will win the Academy Award for best picture, Ben Affleck’s Argo took the top feature-film award from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday night. Over the last five years every PGA winner has gone on to triumph at the Oscars. Accepting the trophy […]

SNUBBED BY OSCAR VOTERS, AFFLECK IS HONORED BY CRITICS

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Bypassed this week by Academy members in their choice of Oscar nominees for best director, Ben Affleck was the winner of the director award presented by the 250-member Broadcast Film Critics Association at its Critics Choice Awards ceremony Thursday night. Accepting the award for his work on Argo, in which he also starred, Affleck began […]

ROGER EBERT LISTS HIS FAVORITE FILMS OF 2012

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until Roger Ebert was sidelined recently by a hairline hip fracture, he had been on a tear, turning out 300 reviews this year — an average of nearly one review a day — a personal record, he said on his blog Thursday. The venerable Chicago Sun-Times columnist, who has been sidelined in the past by […]

WITH 7 GOLDEN GLOBE NODS, LINCOLN BECOMES OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln continued to pile up the awards nominations today (Thursday), picking up seven Golden Globes nods — more than any other film of 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Ben Affleck’s Argo tied for second place with five nominations each. All three films received best film nominations in the drama category as did […]

MOVIEGOERS GO BACK TO THE MOVIES

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers along the East Coast, after battling Hurricane Sandy a week earlier, returned to theaters in droves over the weekend, pushing the box office up 53 percent above the previous week. It was up 20 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago, when Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots led with $33.1 million. Heading the […]

AFTER A WRECKED WEEKEND, WRECK-IT SAVES THE DAY (Updated)

November 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Parents clearly wanted to reward their kids for coping with last weekend’s terrifying storm by taking them to the movies to see Disney’s animated Wreck-It Ralph. In many areas of the East Coast, schools were still cleaning up on Friday and many parents also had the day off, boosting matinee business on that day. The […]

IN ITS THIRD WEEK ARGO RISES TO THE TOP (Updated)

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Propelled by terrific word of mouth, Facebook, and Twitter, Ben Affleck’s Argo rose to the top of the box office in its third weekend, falling just 24.9 percent from a week ago to an estimated $12.26 million. With solid weekday business, the film has now grossed $61 million. In an interview with the Associated Press, […]

NO HALLOWEEN TREATS IN STORE AT BOX OFFICE

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After four relatively strong weekends in a row, the box office is expected to slip back into losing territory this weekend. Although four new films are being released, none is expected to draw big crowds. Indeed, after placing second for two consecutive weekends, Ben Affleck’s Argo may have a solid chance of rising to first […]

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