OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS 2015 – DOCUMENTARIES

For the past ten years, ShortsHD™, the global Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), has worked with Magnolia Pictures to bring the Oscar Nominated short programs (Live Action/Animation/Documentary) to theaters, giving audiences a chance to see the nominees prior to Hollywood’s Big Night. This Friday, the five nominees for Documentary short film will play as one program Denver, CO at the Sie Film Center. Visit http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=27220 for screening times, ticket prices and additional info. All photos courtesy of ShortsHD. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (USA/40 mins/2014) – Last year it was Lone Survivor, this year it is American Sniper, both based on real Navy Seals, both … Continue reading OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS 2015 – DOCUMENTARIES

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 – ANIMATION

For the past ten years, ShortsHD™, the global Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), has worked with Magnolia Pictures to bring the Oscar Nominated short programs (Live Action/Animation/Documentary) to theaters, giving audiences a chance to see the nominees prior to Hollywood’s Big Night. This Friday, the five nominees for Animated short film will play as one program Denver, CO at Landmark’s Chez Artiste. Visit http://www.landmarktheatres.com/denver/chez-artiste-theatre for screening times, ticket prices and additional info. All photos courtesy of ShortsHD. A Single Life (The Netherlands/2 mins/2014) – A young woman (Pien Feith) sits alone in her apartment eating pizza when a mysterious vinyl record appears. She places the … Continue reading OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 – ANIMATION

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 – LIVE ACTION

For the past ten years, ShortsHD™, the global Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), has worked with Magnolia Pictures to bring the Oscar Nominated short programs (Live Action/Animation/Documentary) to theaters, giving audiences a chance to see the nominees prior to Hollywood’s Big Night. This Friday, the five nominees for Live Action short film will play as one program Denver, CO at Landmark’s Chez Artiste. Visit http://www.landmarktheatres.com/denver/chez-artiste-theatre for screening times, ticket prices and additional info. All photos courtesy of ShortsHD. Aya (Israel – France/39 mins/2012) – Aya (Sarah Adler) was waiting for her friend’s flight to land when a driver (Gil Wasserman) handed her a sign … Continue reading OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 – LIVE ACTION

Born On This Day – April 23, 1954

“I made Bowling for Columbine in the hope the school shootings would stop and that we would address the issue of how easy it is to get a gun in the United States and, tragically, those school shootings continue. I made Fahrenheit 9/11 and I said that we’d been led to a war under false pretense. I said it on the Oscar stage and I was booed off. It’s my profound hope that people will listen this time.” –Michael Moore Continue reading Born On This Day – April 23, 1954

Oscars 2014

Formed in 1927 by Louis B. Mayer, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was designed to deal with improving the industries image. At that time, movies were not seen on the same sophisticated level as literature, music and painting, so the Academy decided to congratulate its own in hopes of lending credence to their medium. It worked, and 86 years later, the Oscar ceremony is the largest, most watched and possibly most discussed award ceremony of the major four (Grammy, Emmy and Tony being the other three). 2013 proved to be one of the best and most diverse years for movie going in recent … Continue reading Oscars 2014

Born On This Day – February 22, 1900

The films that influenced me the most, however, were Fritz Lang’s. When I saw Destiny, I suddenly knew that I too wanted to make movies. It wasn’t the three stories themselves that moved moved me so much, but the main episode–the arrival of the man in the black hat, whom I instantly recognized as Death, in a Flemish village, and the scene in the cemetery. Something about this film spoke to something deep in me; it clarified my life and my vision of the world.” –Luis Buñuel Continue reading Born On This Day – February 22, 1900

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT SUBJECTS – LIVE ACTION

Of the twenty-four categories, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences devotes three categories to honor achievement in a short subject: Animation, Documentary, and Live Action. Submissions must be less than 40 minutes in length and have held a seven-day theatrical run in either Los Angeles County or the Borough of Manhattan during the eligibility period (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013 for Animation and Live Action, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013 for Documentary). The Academy has presented an Oscar for Live Action Short Film since 1932. Shorts HD TV have done an excellent job making these … Continue reading THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT SUBJECTS – LIVE ACTION

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT SUBJECTS – ANIMATION

Of the twenty-four categories, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences devotes three categories to honor achievement in a short subject: Animation, Documentary, and Live Action. Submissions must be less than 40 minutes in length and have held a seven-day theatrical run in either Los Angeles County or the Borough of Manhattan during the eligibility period (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013 for Animation and Live Action, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013 for Documentary). The Academy has presented an Oscar for the Animated Short Film since 1932. Shorts HD TV have done an excellent job making these … Continue reading THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT SUBJECTS – ANIMATION

Oscars 2013

Sunday is the Eighty-Fifth Academy Awards Ceremony and with it, the conclusion of the Award Season. Twenty-four categories, one hundred and twenty-two nominees, fifty-two movies… It’s time for Oscar! ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Cooper and Jackman both give good performances, Washington and Phoenix both gave great performances, but Day-Lewis is in a league on his own. He’s that good, and it’s entirely plausible that his Lincoln will be considered the Lincoln for years to come. Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables Joaquin Phoenix – The Master Denzel Washington – Flight ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Alan … Continue reading Oscars 2013