by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Rock-itt : March 2010
In what could be an indicator of things to come at the Oscars, the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held this weekend and, went crazy for The Hurt Locker. Kathryn Bigelow's war movie nabbed six awards in total and among those three the two most important ones: Best Film and Best Director. Notable Winners Best Film The Hurt Locker Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Best Leading Actor Colin Firth, A Single Man Best Leading Actress Carey Mulligan, An Education Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique, Precious Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds Best Original Screenplay The Hurt Locker Best Adapted Screenplay Up in the Air Best Production Design Avatar In a few weeks Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will take the stage in Hollywood to host the 2010 Academy Awards. But they weren't the first choice of the show's producers. Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic were looking to shake things up this year, in a big way, a much bigger way than simply having two hosts. They wanted Sacha Baron Cohen. Shankman reveals, "The Academy swatted it (idea) down. They thought it was too big of a wild card." Movie Theatres in Europe are planning to block Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway from cinemas next month as Disney, the film's distributor, plan to release the film on DVD just 90 days after it hits the big screen. The cinema owners believe people will simply wait the extra 3 months to watch it at home for a much cheaper price then pay what sometimes can be in excess of $70 to go to the movies. This month the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced with Avatar and The Hurt Locker each having the most nominations with nine apiece, including Best Picture. Also included in the Best Picture top 10 were surprises like District 9 and The Blind Side, as well as A Serious Man, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Precious, Up and Up in the Air. BEST PICTURE Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker James Cameron, Avatar Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds Lee Daniels, Precious Jason Reitman, Up in the Air BEST ACTOR Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart George Clooney, Up in the Air Colin Firth, A Single Man Morgan Freeman, Invictus Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker BEST ACTRESS Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Helen Mirren, The Last Station Carey Mulligan, An Education Gabourey Sidibe, Precious Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia With Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp already on board, and filming is rumored to be starting in Hawaii early this summer the 4th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series titled 'On Stranger Tides' is continuing to pick up new cast members. After deciding to revamp the whole series by letting most people (Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom) from the original cast go in attempt to liven the series producers have signed up Captain Jack Sparrow's new nemesis, Blackbeard who will be played by Ian McShane (Kung Fu Panda, We Are Marshall).