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Oscar nominees announced – Angelika sweeps all

January 23, 2008

The 80th Annual Academy Award nominations were just announced and it looks like we couldn’t have picked them better ourselves. Below are some of the highlights:

ATONEMENT – Nominations

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Achievement in Art Direction
  • Achievement in Cinematography
  • Achievement in Costume Design
  • Best Original Score
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    charlieoscar.jpg   CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR – Nominations

  • Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
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    JUNO – Nominations

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Director
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    larsoscars.jpg   LARS AND THE REAL GIRL – Nominations

  • Best Original Screenplay
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    MICHAEL CLAYTON – Nominations

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Score
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    nocountryoscars.jpg   NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Nominations

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Director
  • Achievement in Cinematography
  • Achievement in Film Editng
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    PERSEPOLIS – Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
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    taxioscars.jpg   TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE – Nominations

  • Best Documentary Feature
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    For showtimes and ticket information for any of the above nominees, visit us at www.angelikafilmcenter.com, and for a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website.

    Funny Games U.S.

    January 21, 2008

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    Michael Haneke does Michael Haneke in this stunning remake of FUNNY GAMES, his own 1997 German cult film. Re-done in English and re-branded FUNNY GAMES U.S., the film may have some people squirming in their seats and some leaving them altogether – but those who stay will be treated to a daring onslaught of excruciating suspense and implied violence.

    Director Haneke has assembled a top notch ensemble for this shot by shot remake: Naomi Watts and Tim Roth are stellar, but the revelation in casting is Michael Pitt – that pretty boy face conceals a sadistic monster that is somehow simultaneously alluring and horrifying.

    FUNNY GAMES U.S. opens at the Angelika New York and the Angelika Houston on March 14. Don’t miss it.

    Interview with TAXI director Alex Gibney

    January 16, 2008

    TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE is undoubtedly one of the most important documentaries of the new year. The film is both a terrifying and enlightening experience for anyone unaware of the state of U.S. military prisons overseas, and writer/director Alex Gibney (ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM) sat down with us to discuss the making of the documentary and what he most wants audiences to take away from it.

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    TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE opens January 18 @ the Angelika New York. Visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com for more info.

    And the winner is….

    January 8, 2008

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    Thankfully, our Oscar contest at the Angelika Plano was not derailed by the writer’s strike, and we are excited to announce the winners! Below are your top 6 picks and the official schedule. Hope to see you there!

    1/17 â?? ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOâ??S NEST
    1/24 â?? THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
    1/31 – LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
    2/7 â?? ALL ABOUT EVE
    2/14 â?? GONE WITH THE WIND
    2/21 â?? BEN-HUR

    *All shows are scheduled at 7:30pm. Don’t forget to join us at the Angelika Dallas on February, 24 to watch the 2008 Oscars live on the big screen.

    Oscar Winners @ the Angelika Plano – for your consideration!

    December 20, 2007

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    The Oscars are just around the corner and to get everyone in the mood, the Angelika Plano will be hosting a mini-series of Best Picture winners from the past. But hereâ??s the best part: you choose the films! Here are the rules:

    • Voters may vote as many times as they like.
    • Voters may vote for up to 3 films at one time.
    • The poll is active from Dec. 1 through early January.
    • Every Thursday weâ??ll eliminate the lowest 5 films and re-post the poll.

    Donâ??t be shy. Exercise your right to vote!

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    Persepolis Exclusives

    December 18, 2007

    PERSEPOLIS, the Jury Prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language film, opens December 25 at the Angelika New York and January 18 at the Angelika Houston.

    Widely regarded as one of the best films of the year, PERSEPOLIS is directed by Iranian New York Times op-ed comic Marjane Satrapi, who joins forces with acclaimed French comic Vincent Paronnaud to write and direct the animated and affecting story of Marjane, a conflicted young girl who is coming of age in Iran during the Islamic revolution. The story follows her as she grows into a young woman and poignantly depicts the struggle she and her family face in choosing between her safety and her desire to retain her roots in Iran.

    Below is the trailer for the film, as well as an exclusive clip from the film.

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    Visit the official website here.

    Jeff Bridges exclusive interview

    December 17, 2007

    Jeff Bridges hit the Angelika Dallas & Plano last week to promote his new film THE AMATEURS. The legendary actor took a few minutes to sit down and chat with us – enjoy the video below!

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    Golden Globes Nominees Announced – Angelika Film Center lineup dominates

    December 14, 2007

    The Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday morning, and it looks like the Angelika bookers did a stellar job of selecting the cinema gems of 2007.  Among the nominees for Best Picture were:

    • AMERICAN GANGSTER
    • ATONEMENT
    • EASTERN PROMISES
    • THE GREAT DEBATERS
    • MICHAEL CLAYTON
    • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
    • THERE WILL BE BLOOD

    Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie & Keira Knightly were singled out in the BEST ACTRESS category, and George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, James McAvoy, Viggo Mortensen and Denzel Washington were noted in the BEST ACTOR category.

    For a complete list of nominees, visit Variety.com.