The Oscar Nominations Are Here

The nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards, and it’s a pretty sentimental affair with The Artist, The Help, The Descendants, and War Horse leading the way.

Golden Globes 2012: The Winners

Here’s a list of winners from last night’s Golden Globes Awards, the official selections of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which often predicts what will happen at the Oscars later in the year.

Best of Netflix: Dysfunctional Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is, in theory if not in practice, a time when families come together and celebrate the ties that bind. For some, however, those ties serve to keep one “captive, bound and double-chained,” to quote ol’ Jacob Marley (is it too early for Christmas?). Here are a few cinematic Thanksgiving celebrations that are more combative than “traditional.”

My Week With Marilyn

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

New On Netflix: Halloween H20

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in this clever, exciting and even somewhat satisfying non-final final chapter in the story of Michael Myers.

Meek’s Cutoff Movie Trailer

It’s 1845, the first days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train has hired Stephen Meek to guide them. Claiming he knows a shortcut, he leads the group on an unmarked path, only to become lost in the dry rock. With MIchelle Williams and Paul Dano involved, you know its going to be intense.