Sunday, June 22, 2008

All About Eve

Author: Michael
Location: Singapore

"All About Eve"

Directed by Sofia Coppola
Written by Sofia Coppola & Charlie Kaufman
Music by John Williams

Principal Cast:

Kate Winslet: Margo Channing
Scarlett Johansson: Eve Harrington
Jack Nicholson: Addison DeWitt
Michelle Williams: Karen Richards
Johnny Depp: Bill Sampson
Jake Gyllenhaal: Lloyd Richards
Jude Law: Max Fabian
Keira Knightley: Phoebe
Keisha-Castle Hughes: Miss Caswell
Emma Thompson: Birdie Coonan

Tagline: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"

Synopsis: The latest reinvention of the 1950 legendary classic is being helmed by Academy Award directing nominee Sofia Coppola. Oscar winning screenplay writer Charlie Kaufman will collaborate with Coppola to bring the classic to new heights.

What the press would say:

Kate Winslet leads a star-studded cast as Margo Channing, the legendary Broadway actress Margo Channing. Winslet has de-glammed herself once again in order to look the part of a 42-year-old. Scarlett Johansson will face off with Kate Winslet's protagonist as Eve Harrington. Between them, the cast could earn countless Oscar nomination. Whether this new re-make would beat the original's record of the most acting nominations received by actresses in a single movie remains unclear, but an early campaign boosts their chances.

Best Picture
Best Director: Sofia Coppola
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman and Sofia Coppola
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actress (or Best Actress): Scarlett Johansson
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson

Together with nominations for various technical categories


Author: J.D. Judge
Location: Niagara Falls, New York

Directed by Zhang Yimou
Written by Akiva Goldsman
Original Music by Shigeru Umebayashi
"Legends (The Theme)" composed and written by Shigeru Umebayashi & Tim Rice

Main Cast:
Josh Hutcherson as Kevin Meran
Daveigh Chase as Anna
George Clooney as President Meran
Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Meran
Freddie Highmore as Jamie Linley
Scarlett Johansson as Domi Engull
~and the voices of~
Ziyi Zhang as Pikachu
Tom Kenny as Squirtle
Ralph Fiennes as Lugia

"Even though it might not have existed, it meant so much to many people."

One of the biggest animes of all time, "Pokemon" comes to the screen in live-action. In 2293, the remains of the old earth are being discovered piece by piece. The archaeologists digging all over the planet conclude to one common theory: Pokemon roamed the earth. They regail of their thoughts of the same story of the great World War III, which, as they thought was a great war of the Power of Pokemon. Kevin Meran is the President's son, who leads the revolution from the enslaving Sea-land Pokemon and the adventures and life of this apparent "god" by the future people.

Zhang Yimou directs first English-language film, which is written by Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman. Shigeru Umebayashi composes the score, with help for the song "Legends (The Theme)" by Academy Award-winning lyricist Tim Rice.

What the Press would say:

Warner has gone all out for this visual masterpiece of action, drama, romance, and an acting ensemble worthy of any award given. Josh Hutcherson gives one the best performances ever given by an actor under the age of 30, and this is all from a Pokemon movie! Already a winner of an amazing 8 Golden Globe awards and 3 SAG awards, including Best Ensemble, it has a record 15 nominations at the Oscars, including one for Ralph Fiennes, who played the CGI Lugia, the first in the Academy's history:

Best Picture (GG and SAG winner (Ensemble))
Best Director - Zhang Yimou (GG and PGA winner)
Best Actor - Josh Hutcherson (GG and SAG winner)
Best Supporting Actor - George Clooney (GG and SAG winner)
Best Supporting Actor - Ralph Fiennes (GG and SAG nominee)
Best Supporting Actress - Nicole Kidman (GG winner and SAG nominee)
Best Original Screenplay - Akiva Goldsmith (GG and WGA winner)
Best Original Score - Shigeru Umebayashi (GG winner)
Best Original Song - "Legends (The Theme)" Written by Shigeru Umebayashi and Tim Rice (GG winner)
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography - Christopher Doyle
Best Makeup
Best Sound
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects
...which a good chance in every one.

Black & White

Author: Michael Lundholm
Location: Unknown

"Black & White"
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Written by John Logan
Music by Howard Shore

Principal Cast

Uma Thurman (detective Williams)
Nicole Kidman (Senators Wife/Victoria Hasselden)
Denzel Washington (James Wooden)
Matt Damon (Attorney/ Thomas Cleary)
Clive Owen (Senator Craig Hasselden)
Gene Hackman (Attorney/Gregory Wilton)
Kevin Bacon (Detective Frank Milston)
Teri Hatcher (Reporter Michelle Shepherd)
Heath Ledger (Drug Dealing boyfriend/Dane Shaw)
Sophie Okonedo (Amanda Wooden)

Tagline: One murder will tear apart a small town 12/17/07

Synopsis: In 1994 in a small town in Georgia the murder of the troubled daughter of a senator shakes up the small town. All hands immediately point to a local black carpenter (Denzel Washington). The crime becomes big national news especially since the girls father holds high esteem in Washington (Clive Owen) who appears to have the perfect life with his seemingly perfect wife (Nicole Kidman). This brings one of Washington's top detectives to the town (Uma Thurman) and (Kevin Bacon) to figure out the case, even though neither of them can't figure out their own lives. It also brings an aging bitchy news reporter (Teri Hatcher) who will do anything to get the inside story. No intelligent lawyer will take Woodens (Washington) case, until Detective Williams (Thurman) calls in some favors and gets a promising young lawyer (Matt Damon) to take on one of Hollywood's best lawyers (Gene Hackman). All this leads to discoveries about the "perfect family", connections, secrets, racial questioning and much much more.

What the Press would Say:

One of the finest ensembles ever put together on screen directed by one of hollywoods most respected directors. Uma Thurman takes the lead as a beautiful yet troubled detective, with brown hair. Washington plays a gentle soul as the lead suspect. Nicole Kidman gains a southern accent as a trophy wife who has more of an edge to her than may be noticed. Matt Damon plays a promising young lawyer. Clive Owen gets an American accent as a senator with plenty to hide. Gene Hackman plays a Hollywood lawyer who will go as far as possible to assure his client the win! Kevin Bacon plays a rugged former convict turned detective. While Teri Hatcher an actress who is more know for her weight and personal problems than her acting sows her chops as a bitchy aging news reporter with some high up connections. Heath Ledger plays a drug dealer and Sophie Okonedo plays a loving yet strong-willed wife to Denzel Washington. The considerable nominations could go like this:

Best Picture
Best Director: Clint Eastwood
Best Original Screenplay: John Logan
Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Best Actress: Uma Thurman
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Best S. Actress- Nicole Kidman, Teri Hatcher & Sophie Okonedo
Best S. Actor- Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Gene Hackman, Kevin Bacon & Heath Ledger

All of the main cast has had Oscar nominations except Golden Globe Winner Teri Hatcher. The rest of the cast is also very famous

Sally Hemmings

Author: Anonymous
Location: Unknown

"Sally Hemmings"

Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Spike Lee and Steven Spielburg
Directed by Rob Marshell
Written by Woody Allen
Music by Philip Glass

Principal Cast:

Halle Berry (Sally Hemmings)
Jack Nicholson (President Thomas Jefferson)
Sally Hemmings Mom ( Oprah Winfrey)

"Love comes in all colors."

The American scandal that teacher's have not taught us. About the affair between Thomas Jefferson and his slave mistress Sally Hemmings. Oscar nominated cast and crew. Stunning costume designs by Colleen Atwood.

What the Press would say:

Just when everyone thought Halle Berry couldn't act she gives a stunning performance as Sally Hemmings. Three time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson proves he can too do a serious dramatic historical-epic by giving a flawless performance. Nominated for 8 Oscars. Not since Color Purple.

Best Actress: Halle Berry
Best Supporting Actress : Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson
Best Original Score: Philip Glass
Best Picture:
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
Best Director : Rob Marshell
Best Original Song: "The Roots of Ebony" Arethra Franklin


Author: Brian
Location: Minneapolis, MN.

Stephen Sondheim's
Directed by Rob Marshall
Adapted Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Music by Stephen Sondheim (including new original song)

Principal Cast:

Sally Durant Plummer: Meryl Streep
Buddy Plummer: Richard Gere
Phyllis Rogers Stone: Barbara Streisand
Ben Stone: John Lithgow
Young Sally: Kristin Bell (of Veronica Mars)
Young Buddy: Christian Campbell (of Trick)
Young Phyllis: Idina Menzel (of Rent and Broadway's Wicked)
Young Ben: Ewan McGregor
Carlotta Campion: Shirley MacLaine
Stella Deems: Harriet Harris (of Desperate Housewives)
Hattie Walker: Angela Lansbury
Solange LaFitte: Joanna Gleason
Emily Whitman: Ellen Burstyn
Theodore Whitman: Paul Newman

There's no business like show business...


It's the early 1970s and the Weismann Theatre in New York is about to be demolished. Before the wrecking ball transforms the theatre into a parking lot, a reunion is being held for past performers in the Weismann Follies, staged between the years of 1918 and 1942. Former Follies performers restage former numbers, tell their successes and failures. The evening also brings back together four friends, now two married couples: Sally & Buddy and Phyllis & Ben. They relive many moments from their past (good and bad), agonize over lost love, broken marriages, lies and love.

What the Press Would Say:

Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow and Richard Gere lead a talented cast in one of the greatest musicals in Broadway history, practically made to transfer to the screen. Completing the cast are Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Ewan MacGregor and Christian Campbell as the younger counterparts of the leading characters, Shirley MacLaine in a star turn as a movie star losing her fame and Angela Lansbury as a hard-edged, aging performer. Between the principal cast, director, screenwriter and composer, they have 6 Oscars, 14 Emmys, 37 Golden Globes and 11 Tonys. Their campaign includes potential nominations for:

Best Picture
Best Director: Rob Marshall
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner
Best Original Score: Stephen Sondheim
Best Original Song: Stephen Sondheim
Best Actor: John Lithgow
Best Actor: Richard Gere
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Actress: Barbara Streisand
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley MacLaine
Many technical awards, including Art Direction, Costume Design and Make-Up.

Submitted by Brian of Minneapolis, MN.


Author: Liliana Raez
Location: Lima, Peru


Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Kenneth Lonergan
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography by: Conrad P. Hall

Principal Cast:

Robert DeNiro- Charlie Montisanti (mob leader)
Edie Falco- Selma Montisanti ( DeNiro's wife)
Leonardo DiCaprio- Miguel Montisanti Mariatto (DeNiro's secret son)
Matt Damon- John Stronich (private investigator that will hunt DeNiro down)
Drea DeMatteo- Adriana Mariatto (DiCaprio's mother)
Maggie Smith- Julia Montisanti (DeNiro's mom with a boring performance because no film's perfect and also, I hate this b*tch)
Al Pacino- Furio Castellucio (other gangster leader)

There are many troubles being a gangster, but there's just one family and just one life.

Martin Scorsese's gangsters return in his latest film about the leader of Italian mob falling into decadence when his business with other gangsters leaders and his relationship with his wife fall apart plus: he'll discover he has a forgotten son in Venecia and he'll have to introduce him into the "family".

What Press Will Say:

Martin Scorsese got to be recognized with the Oscar this time. An incredible cast starring Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio and an amazing Edie Falco plus the incredible writing of Kenneth Lonergan that gives the movie a funny touch make this the best mob movie since "The Godfather". With incredible Italian locations and an amazing cinematography by academy award winner Conrad P. Hall make this year's definitive Oscar winner so far. the most probable to become Oscar-winners are Edie Falco in the role of a desperate wife and Al Pacino with not so much screen-time but a hearth touching performance as the mob leader with aids. We wouldn't get shocked if we see something like this on the nomination morning.

Best Picture
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan
Best Lead Actor: Robert DeNiro
Best Lead Actress: Edie Falco
Best Suppporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Supporting Actor: Al Pacino
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith
Best Supporting Actress: Drea DeMatteo
Cinematography: Conrad P. Hall
Original Score: Elmer Bernstein
Original Song: "Venecia" by U2
and more...

The Great Gatsby (Coppola)

Author: Scott Youngbauer
Location: Unknown

"The Great Gatsby"

Directed by Sofia Coppola
Written by Sofia Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Robert DeNiro
Music by Thomas Newman
Director of Photography: Dion Beebe

Principal Cast:

Gatsby: Matt Damon
Daisy: Reese Witherspoon
Nick: Nick Stahl
Tom Buchanan: Josh Lucus
Myrtle Wilson: Michelle Williams
George Wilson: Danny Huston
Jordan Baker: Amy Adams

Tag Line: Discover Gatsby... November 07

Release Date: 11/15/07

Synopsis: Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola adapts the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby. Coppola promises to stay true to Fitzgerald’s novel and she hopes people will rediscover the American classic. Her father Francis Ford Coppola and his pal Robert DeNiro will oversee the production by as producers. As with all of Sofia’s films she plans to adapt the novel herself. Music will by academy award nominee Thomas Newman and Cinematography will be by Dion Beebe who is fresh of his Oscar win for Memoirs of a Geisha.

What the Press would say:

Matt Damon has often been called the next Robert Redford and he will continue to follow in his cinematic footsteps by playing Gatsby in the latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby directed by Sofia Coppola. Off the success of The Good Shepard Damon has huge Oscar buzz behind playing the lavish Gatsby. Witherspoon is cast opposite of Gatsby as Daisy. Reese is a lock in the Best Actress category. I’m suspecting Michelle Williams might have a dark horse nomination for best supporting actress.

An early campaign for these nods.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Actor: Matt Damon
Sup. Actor: Nick Stahl, Josh Lucus, and Danny Huston.
Sup. Actress: Michelle Williams and Amy Adams
Adapted Screenplay: Sofia Coppola
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Original Score: Thomas Newman
As well as all other technical categories.