Mar 062012
 

2011

Tributes to silent film dominate year-end kudos while 3D struggles at box office!

 

2010

Cheap Tuesdays return!

 

2009

JJ Abrams successfully reboots Star Trek

 

2008

Jon Stewart brings back the unfairly-played-offstage Marketa Irglova at Oscars ‘08

 

2007

Resurrection of the Revue theatre

To see the nominees by year go here

To see the main posting of award categories go here

To see the main posting of category sections go here

Earlier Years Will Be Added as they are compiled.

Mar 052012
 

2011

Bridesmaids proves there can be femaledriven blockbuster hits!

The Comedy Stylings of Alex:  Providing last year’s award trivia, and saving The Editing Room!

Marvel Studios releases three good movies (Thor, X-Men, Captain America)!

The Muppets are back in the movies!

Tributes to silent film dominate yearend kudos while 3D struggles at box office!

 

2010

Anti-3D Campaign spearheaded by Roger Ebert, Abrams, Nolan, Whedon, etc.

The Bell Lightbox theatre: yay!

Cheap Tuesdays return!

Machete’s Brisk Story: and then I wash my hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eUZ0_6LqY

Toronto Gets to Be Itself in the Movies: Scott Pilgrim, Trigger, Chloe, This Movie is Broken, Splice

 

2009

JJ Abrams successfully reboots Star Trek

‘George A. Romero Day’ at Yonge/Dundas Square (with “Director’s Cut” zombie walk, special outdoor screening of Night of the Living Dead and various lowbudget zombie shorts, Romero himself present and made honorary citizen)

Huge advances in 3D

Huge Ackman’s hosting of the Oscars

Lasseter brings traditional animation back to Disney

 

2008

Robert Downey Jr. follows through on the DVDcommentary joke from Tropic Thunder by actually doing the whole DVD commentary in character

The Marvel Crossover Project begins!

The New AMC Theatre at Yonge/Dundas

Spacealien no cellphones short film used at the Rainbow theatres

Jon Stewart, at Oscars ’08, bringing back OriginalSongwinning artist Marketa Irglova, who had been played off before she even said a word

 

2007

Roger Ebert marches on

Grindhouse’s fake trailers

John C. Reilly finally gets to star in a movie!

Resurrection of the Revue theatre

Norman Wilner’s blog and reviews


To see the winners by year go here

To see the main posting of award categories go here

To see the main posting of category sections go here

Earlier Years Will Be Added as they are compiled.

Mar 042012
 

THE “JON BUNNYMAN” AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE INTENTIONAL AND JUDICIOUS USE OF BAD WRITING
 
Super 8  [Zombie film made by kids and shown at end]

THE “DEATH MACHINE” AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Attack the Block

THE “DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE” AWARD FOR REALLY MESSING WITH YOUR BRAIN

You Are Here

“COMPANIERO” AWARD FOR WHEN SOMEBODY PLAYS THEMSELVES AS A FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Neil Patrick Harris  A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas

“ANDRE THE GIANT” AWARD FOR USE OF ATHLETES IN FILM

Casey Bond  Moneyball

THE “STEVEY SEAGULL” AWARD FOR GREATEST MOVIE MONSTROSITY

James Franco & Anne Hathaway

[REALLY Terrible Oscar hosts -even worse than 2010’s Seagull nominees Baldwin/Martin!]

THE “JACKIE CHAN” AWARD FOR HAPPIEST MOVIE GOODNESS

Tributes to silent film dominate year-end kudos while 3D struggles at box office!

Go To The Bestest and Coolest Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The  Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Critic’s Eye Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Categoria Esoterica Awards Nominees

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Main Postings Winners Nominees

 

Feb 262012
 

Director JJ Abram’s homage to his childhood, the 70s and 50′s alien/horror films has been nominated for a solid if not stunning 7 Silver Lena’s awards.  These include a Best Director nomination for JJ and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for  Elle Fanning.  Last year, JJ won two awards, Coolest Director and The “Jackie Chan” Award For Happiest Movie Goodness for his successful reboot of Star Trek (Which itself won for Coolest Film).  Can he move on to Best Director?

Super 8′s nominations are listed below:

Best Director Jared Harris

Best Supporting Actress Robert Downey Jr.

Best Visual Effects Kelly Reilly

Best Monster Craft

The “Big Mallet That Goes Bok Bok” Award

Best History

The “Jon Bunyman” Award For Artistic Excellence Through The Intentional And Judicious Use Of Bad Writing
[The zombie film made by kids and shown at end]

Shut out of almost all its nominated categories, Super 8 did manage to score an ironic win with it’s award for “Jon Bunyman” Award For Artistic Excellence Through The Intentional And Judicious Use Of Bad Writing.

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Nominations Announcement Posting