Things to look forward to in the coming year.
The Paperboy is a delicious piece of abundant cinematic melodrama set in sultry Florida in the summer of 1969. From writer and director Lee Daniels, who last brought us Precious, the film is based on the true events surrounding the murder of a sheriff in a small town, and a team of journalists and their associates who attempt to get to the truth.
Why are so many biopics being picked up for distribution lately? Is there some kind of biopic season we’re not aware of?
Who wants to start the betting on Matthew McConaughey getting his shirt off before the title credits roll?
Ring, ring, hookah, Lee Daniels is on the line.
Nominations for BAFTA 2010 are in, and it’s a pretty mixed bag. Despite the much-hyped domination of James Cameron’s Avatar for a million trillion weeks running at the box office, the epic is sharing its lead position of eight nominations with two other films – acclaimed drama The Hurt Locker and 2009’s standout British work An Education.