District 9

District 9 writer Terri Tatchell just received an Oscar nomination for co-writer 2009’s best sci-fi film with director Neill Blomkamp. What is she going to do next? No, not go to Disneyland. They would have to win first. Fingers crossed, everyone. Instead, Tatchell is already deep into the second draft of her next project, Terminus.

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It is quite early in the morning, even here in the Central Time Zone. But so many of us in the movie world were up early, watching as Anne Hathaway unveiled the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, which will take place 33 days from now.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has released the list of the seven films that are in the final running for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. We break down the finalists, telling you exactly who may or may not win.

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In the last month of the past decade, we put our readership through the ringer. We unleashed list after list of our favorites of the decade and the year. And if you can suffer through one more round of awesomeness, it will all be over. For now.

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Often “Best of” lists include a bunch of the Oscar bait roles that we hear about at the end of every year but in 2009 we had some great performances in big movies which sadly isn’t always the case. With this list I tried to balance the two opposing worlds of critical credibility and popularity by considering which roles stuck out in my mind most. This is what I came up with…

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It has been a long year for Blu-ray releases, and one that has seen some great gems and some major disappointments. But in the end, we have ten honorable mentions and ten best releases, all of which should be in your collection.

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Perhaps one of the greatest honors, yet most difficult tasks of my year is the creation of my annual top ten list. As this site’s editor in chief (or whatever title suits me this week), I get to kick-off our Year in Review every year with my picks for best of the year.

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Rob Hunter recalls a year of marketing with 15 of the most exciting slices of cinema to hit big screens this year. The best trailers.

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The year is about over. And while we’re on the cusp of laying down our epic Year in Review, we thought we’d start you off with something easy — a gigantic montage.

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With Invictus currently in the theaters, trying to eke out some award nominations, we here at Film School Rejects prefer to remember the best movie of the year that is set in South Africa: District 9.

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It is the week of Christmas, and we’re gathering up gift recommendations (for ourselves, of course) in This Week in Blu-ray. If any of you need to get something for your favorite Blu-ray columnist on the web, there are two great titles below in the ‘Buy’ category that I would love to receive.

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves writing sympathy cards for a greeting card company. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week… District 9, ICHI, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and more.

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Just over 3,000 films were released in the past ten years. Instead of sleeping, Neil and Cole (with the help of a supercomputer) whittle that list down to the best 1%.

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Childlike excitement, courtesy of Sony Picture Home Entertainment. That is the best way to describe my unboxing and first impressions of District 9 on Blu-ray. For the long-form description, click on through…

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The wonderful group of fine professional film critics and journalists known as the Austin Film Critics Association — a group that includes the membership of yours truly and FSR Managing Editor Dr. Cole Abaius — has announced its award winners for the year 2009.

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It is important that we make ourselves ready for the onslaught of video mashups and montages for the year that was 2009, as it’s bound to happen.

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A ton of information has just come out about Battleship, and since I know you give a rat’s ass about a movie based off a board game, I’ve distilled it all for you.

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This one goes out to those of you who are clamoring for a sequel to this year’s sci-fi surprise District 9.

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The BBC is heading down to Kenya to check in with a very old First Grader.

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The DVD and Blu-ray release of J.J. Abrams’ awesome sci-fi adventure Star Trek finally hits shelves next Tuesday (11/17), which means that there’s one more great sci-fi movie to be released.

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