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  What Happened?
Posted by: Mike on Feb 24th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

For those that came to the site this morning, and wondered why the posts were from February 2008, ask our wonderfully terrible web host.  They seem to have messed things up late last night.

I fixed everything now, and we should be good to go, until next time.  Sorry about that.




  2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners
Posted by: Mike on Jan 26th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

The SAG awards were last night. If you missed it (or didn’t care to watch it live), here’s a list of the winners.

MOTION PICTURES
Actor
Actress
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Melissa Leo, Frozen River
  • Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Ensemble Cast
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Slumdog Millionaire
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • THE DARK KNIGHT (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (Universal Pictures)
  • INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (Paramount Pictures)
  • IRON MAN (Paramount Pictures)
  • WANTED (Universal Pictures)
TELEVISION
Actor in a Telefilm or Miniseries
  • RALPH FIENNES / Bernard Lafferty – “Bernard and Doris” (HBO)
  • PAUL GIAMATTI / John Adams – “John Adams” (HBO)
  • KEVIN SPACEY / Ron Klain – “Recount” (HBO)
  • KIEFER SUTHERLAND / Jack Bauer – “24: Redemption” (FOX)
  • TOM WILKINSON / Benjamin Franklin – “John Adams” (HBO)
Actress in a Telefilm or Miniseries
  • LAURA DERN / Katherine Harris – “Recount” (HBO)
  • LAURA LINNEY / Abigail Adams – “John Adams” (HBO)
  • SHIRLEY MacLAINE / Coco Chanel – “Coco Chanel” (Lifetime)
  • PHYLICIA RASHAD / Lena Younger – “A Raisin In The Sun” (Lifetime)
  • SUSAN SARANDON / Doris Duke – “Bernard and Doris”
Actress in a Drama Series
  • SALLY FIELD / Nora Walker – “Brothers & Sisters(ABC)
  • MARISKA HARGITAY / Det. Olivia Benson – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”(NBC)
  • HOLLY HUNTER / Grace Hanadarko – “Saving Grace”(TNT)
  • ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson – “Mad Men”(AMC)
  • KYRA SEDGWICK / Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson – “The Closer” (TNT)
Actor in a Drama Series
  • MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan – “Dexter” (Showtime)
  • JON HAMM / Don Draper – “Mad Men”(AMC)
  • HUGH LAURIE / Gregory House – “House” (FOX)
  • WILLIAM SHATNER / Denny Crane – “Boston Legal” (ABC)
  • JAMES SPADER / Alan Shore – “Boston Legal” (ABC)
Actor in a Comedy Series
  • ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock” (NBC)
  • STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott – “The Office” (NBC)
  • DAVID DUCHOVNY / Hank Moody – “Californication” (Showtime)
  • JEREMY PIVEN / Ari Gold – “Entourage” (HBO)
  • TONY SHALHOUB / Adrian Monk – “Monk” (USA)
Actress in a Comedy Series
  • CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Samantha Newly – “Samantha Who?” (ABC)
  • AMERICA FERRERA / Betty Suarez – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
  • TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 Rock” (NBC)
  • MARY-LOUISE PARKER / Nancy Botwin – “Weeds” (Showtime)
  • TRACEY ULLMAN / Various Characters – “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” (Showtime)
Drama Ensemble
  • “Boston Legal” (ABC)
  • “Dexter” (Showtime)
  • “House” (Fox)
  • “Mad Men” (AMC)
  • “The Closer” (TNT)
Comedy Ensemble
  • “30 Rock” (NBC)
  • “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
  • “Entourage” (HBO)
  • “The Office” (NBC)
  • “Weeds” (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
  • “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
  • “Heroes” (NBC)
  • “Prison Break” (FOX)
  • “The Unit”(CBS)
  • “The Closer” (TNT)
Lifetime Achievement Award

James Earl Jones




  Snobbies Winners 2008
Posted by: Christine on Apr 15th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

This year’s Snobbies had a fantastic turnout! We had almost 4,000 voters. Several categories were won by only a few votes (Bratz won over Norbit for Worst Movie with only five votes).

No one matched all 16 categories to win the grand prize, but we had a few other winners for the prizes of an iPod Touch, 3 DVDs of your choice, and 1 DVD. To see how many you matched enter your email address on this page and it will show you your votes and the winners.

Without any further ado, here are the winners of the 2008 Snobbies (don’t forget that some categories have spoilers):

 /> <strong>Worst Movie of the Year: </strong>Bratz<br />
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 /> <strong>Best Surprise Ending: </strong>I Am Legend<br />
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 /> <strong>Best Villian: </strong>Jigsaw (Saw IV)<br />
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 /> <strong>Most Unexpected Comedic Performance: </strong>Ellen Page (Juno)<br />
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  Most Popular: March 2008
Posted by: Christine on Apr 2nd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

March was a great month for DVD releases (I Am Legend and Hitman, among others) and a fantastic month for the Third Annual Snobbies awards. The Snobbies ended March 31st, and the winners will be announced on April 15th. For now, check out this month’s list of the most popular posts.

  1. The Third Annual Snobbies – Each year since we started MovieSnobs, we have held our own movie awards, allowing our readers to vote on the best (and worst) movies of the year. The voting ends in March, so the Snobbies were our number one most visited page. The winners will be announced April 15th.
  2. The Prestige Explained – Mike’s minute-by-minute explanation of the Christopher Nolan film The Prestige has our readers arguing the details of the very confusing plot.
  3. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike’s list of the hottest women in movies, TV, and music that are over 40. Complete with superhot pictures.
  4. New Hitman Images – The DVD release of Hitman had everyone searching for images from the movie.
  5. The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – As the campaign for Harvey Dent heats up, readers were looking for any news on the viral marketing for The Dark Knight. This post was Mike’s step-by-step of the scavenger hunt in San Diego during Comi-Con.
  6. Babel Review – Mike’s review of the Brad Pitt / Cate Blanchett Oscar winning film draws lots of attention because it’s so negative. In fact, more than a few readers found the review by searching for “babel sucked.”
  7. D-Wars Sequel Already? – Apparently some people actually liked Dragon Wars and are anticipating the sequel. Unlike me.
  8. The Prestige Review – Mike’s explanation of The Prestige (see #2 on this list) has our readers heading over to his five-star review of the movie.
  9. Special Effects in I Am Legend – The DVD release of I Am Legend had everyone talking about the alternate ending and the special effects used to create the creatures. This article has links to interviews with the special effects guys.
  10. Eddie Izzard Actor Page – Comedian and star of The Riches Eddie Izzard received a lot of traffic this month thanks to his appearance in Across The Universe and his show’s second season starting.

That’s the list for this month. Come back on April 15th to see the winners of the Snobbies, and come back next month to see what was hot in movie news in April.




  Last Day to Vote for the Third Annual Snobbies
Posted by: Christine on Mar 31st, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Today is the last day to place your vote in the Third Annual Snobbies Awards. You could win free movies for a year, an iPod Touch, or free DVDs!

Vote now! The winners will be announced April 15th.




  2008 Oscar Nominations
Posted by: Christine on Jan 22nd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Not a single nomination for Christian Bale. Such a shame…

Juno, Enchanted, and Sweeney Todd all grabbed nominations. Check out the full list on Rope of Silicon.

Now we just need to wonder if the awards show will even happen.




  Golden Globe Winners 2008
Posted by: Christine on Jan 14th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

After the news broke that the Golden Globes were being shortened to a press conference from the usual 3-hour ceremony after the news broke that Katherine Heigl and other stars were boycotting the Golden Globes due to the WGA Strike, I pretty much checked out of any news about the Globes.

I’m in it for the acceptance speeches and the stunning dresses.

Since I wouldn’t be getting either, I didn’t bother to watch. The guys over at /Film did, however, and they have a complete list of all the winners and the nominees.




  The Third Annual Snobbies Awards
Posted by: Christine on Jan 1st, 2008 Leave a Comment »

The Third Annual Snobbies are here, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce the nominees. With no further ado, I give you the 2008 Snobbies Nominees:

BEWARE: Spoilers follow in certain categories, specifically Best Death In A Movie.

Worst Movie of the Year

  • Primeval
  • The Hitcher
  • Norbit
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • License To Wed
  • Captivity
  • Hairspray
  • Bratz
  • El Cantante
  • Good Luck Chuck
  • The Messengers
  • I Know Who Killed Me

Best Ensemble Cast

Best Chick Flick

Best “Scare The Hell Outta Someone” Movie

Best CGI

  • 300
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Shrek the Third
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Ratatouille
  • I Am Legend
  • Transformers
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Beowulf
  • Bee Movie

Best “Laugh Out Loud” Movie

Best Action Movie

  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Transformers
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Kingdom
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • I Am Legend
  • Smokin’ Aces
  • Rush Hour 3
  • Shoot ‘Em Up
  • Hitman
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Alien Vs. Predator: Resurrection

Best Surprise Ending

  • The Number 23
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Saw IV
  • I Am Legend
  • Ocean’s Thirteen

Best Death In A Movie

  • Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) by the Avada Kedavra curse (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
  • Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) crushed by ice blocks (Saw IV)
  • Robert Neville (Will Smith) sacrifices himself to save humanity (I Am Legend)
  • Any bad guy killed by a carrot (Shoot ‘Em Up)
  • Desh Bouksani (Joey Ansah) choked to death with a towel (The Bourne Ultimatum)
  • Megatron (Hugo Weaving) All Spark jammed into chest (Transformers)
  • Little Vampire Girl (Abbey-May Wakefield) beheaded (30 Days of Night)
  • Anne Harris (Catherine McCormack) eyeballs squished in (28 Weeks Later)

Best Badass

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout)
  • Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night)
  • Bruce Willis (Live Free or Die Hard)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum)
  • Will Smith (I Am Legend)
  • Clive Owen (Shoot ‘Em Up)
  • Jodie Foster (The Brave One)
  • Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil: Extinction)
  • Timothy Olyphant (Hitman)

Best Villain

  • Xerxes (300)
  • The Room (1408)
  • Thomas Gabriel (Live Free or Die Hard)
  • Megatron (Transformers)
  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
  • Michael Myers (Rob Zombie’s Halloween)
  • Vampires (30 Days of Night)
  • Creatures (I Am Legend)
  • Jigsaw (Saw IV)

Best Explosion in a Movie

  • Car into helicopter (Live Free or Die Hard)
  • Exploding hotel while Hitman jumps through window (Hitman)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (I Am Legend)
  • Blackout destroys Cargo Jets (Transformers)
  • The Cop Car (Superbad)

Best On-Screen Pair

  • Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins (Fracture)
  • Jonah Hill and Michael Cera (Superbad)
  • John Cusack and Bobby Coleman (Martian Child)
  • Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
  • Will Smith and Sam (I Am Legend)
  • Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
  • Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg (We Own The Night)
  • Shia LaBouf and Megan Fox (Transformers)
  • Ellen Page and Michael Cera (Juno)
  • Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up)

Most Unexpected Comedic Performance

  • Seth Rogen (Knocked Up)
  • Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard)
  • Shia LaBeouf (Transformers)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad)
  • Ellen Page (Juno)

Best Bruce Willis Movie

  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • The Astronaut Farmer
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Grindhouse
  • Alpha Dog
  • Nancy Drew

Best Movie of 2007

  • 1408
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Superbad
  • I Am Legend
  • Transformers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Rescue Dawn
  • Juno
  • No Country For Old Men
  • The Lookout
  • Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Michael Clayton

Take a look at the winners of the First Annual Snobbies and Second Annual Snobbies and then vote! By casting your vote you have the chance to win free movies for a year, an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch, or 3 free DVDs. See our official rules for details. Please contact us if you have any questions about the contest portion of the Snobbies.

The Third Annual Snobbies will run from midnight EST on January 1st, 2008 to midnight EST on March 31st, 2008. The winners will be announced on April 15th, 2008.

Good luck to all the nominees, and to the voters looking to win some great prizes!

Click here to vote!




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