Pen Pop: Remember Barteño? It’s a stylized Bart Simpson that you can see here. There are more POP culture references on the streets: from television are Dexter and DLOCS’ grape ape; a tattooed Andy Capp from the funnies; and the movies Weekend at Bernie’s and French Kiss each have a little poster. The best things in life are free! Check it out after the jump.
The King’s Speech was the big winner at last night’s Academy Awards with Colin Firth taking Best Actor, Tom Hooper taking Best Director, screenwriter David Seidler taking Best Original Screenplay and the film winning the overall category for Best Film. Basically, in comparison, all the other movies got screwed.
The upcoming Steven Soderbergh (you know, that guy who directed Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic and Ocean’s Thirteen?) movie, Contagion, which IMDB describes as “an action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak,” is going to be filming in San Francisco for a few days in February and they are looking for extras. Don’t you want to share the screen with Jude Law, Matt Damon and Kate Winslet?
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning at 5:30am (because, you know, that’s exactly the kind of news you need to hear that early in the am). Whoever you think was going to get nods from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got one – well…except for a few folks.
The first big awards show of the season, the 68th annual Golden Globes will be airing this Sunday, January 16th. Yes, you can watch it on television at home, but where’s the fun in that? Don’t you want to watch Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Wahlberg battle it out for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” or Natalie Portman make a blubbery acceptance speech on the big screen in a proper movie theater?
I don’t know about you, but I am done with the (lame) movies of 2010 and am ready for some 2011 cinema. Here is a list of the most anticipated films set to come out in the new year. There are some good ones – the last installment of the Harry Potter series; X-men : First Class; Moneyball – and some not so great ones – Breaking Dawn (in my opinion, nothing can make this series good); Bridesmaids; The Beaver. Check out the whole list here.
SF Station’s critics weigh in on the best and worst films of 2010. The top contenders are all the buzz movies you’ve been hearing about – Black Swan, The Social Network, Blue Valentine – but there are also some not so talked about films like Winter’s Bone, Art of the Steal and The Pat Tillman Story. And then there are the doozies – Grown Ups, Leap Year (seriously, one of the worst movies ever made) and Sex and the City 2. Do you agree?