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'Juno' Movie Review - Ellen Page, Michael Cera Jason Reitman

Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Juno Directed by Jason Reitman and written by 2008 Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody, Juno is what most teen movies are not: non-commercial, with an “agenda” between the pages of its screenplay. In other words, Juno isn't an excuse for promoting a soundtrack, and because of its low budget it can take risks without worrying about the bottom line – and risks it does take. The plot follows a high-school girl, Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), who has sex with a boy she likes, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). As a result of that encounter, Juno becomes pregnant. Despite the pressing issue of teen pregnancy, Juno is actually more about the girl who gets pregnant, her quirky personality, and […]


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'Juno' Movie Review - Ellen Page, Michael Cera Jason Reitman



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay

Best Picture, The Hurt Locker Also in the running: Avatar, District 9, The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Up, Up in the Air. Having won most guild awards, The Hurt Locker is the favorite to take home the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture. Even so, the Iraq war drama isn't a lock (no pun intended) in that category. That has been the case even before veterans began complaining about inaccuracies in the film and before the e-mail scandal – about a couple of weeks ago, Nicolas Chartier, one of the Hurt Locker producers, sent out e-mails to various Academy members asking them to vote for his film and not for Avatar. Things haven't really […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay



'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (top); Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air (bottom) The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original screenplay, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner's Up in the Air (directed by Reitman) for best adapted screenplay, and Mark Monroe's The Cove (directed by Louie Psihoyos) for best documentary screenplay. Okay, so maybe those weren't exactly shocking choices – unless you see them as shocking in their utter predictability. According to one tweet by Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson, Mark Boal, a journalist who spent time with the US military's Explosive Ordnance […]


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'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards