Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Oscar goes to

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Achievement in Visual Effects

Achievement in Makeup

Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Visual Effects

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Original Screenplay

Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing

For the full list look at

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kei Kon 7

Kei-Kon 7 is coming, February 20-22 at the University of Victoria. They've moved across the campus to the Engineering and Computer Science Building, which features: two Main Theatre halls, for twice the events, an entire building dedicated to Merchandise Dealers, at least 6 dedicated Anime rooms and a dedicated Video Game Room, Dedicated Role Playing Areas.

Looks like they have quite the collection of surprises in store this year.

Friday, January 09, 2009

SuperBowl ads

A 30-second commercial for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is set to be broadcast with this years Superbowl. Ads this year coast a cool $3 Million, but the studios have apparently negotiated better rates.

Each 30-second commercial normally costs a cool $3 million, but by holding off the studios were able to negotiate cheaper rates.

Other films set to show trailer ads are: Angels and Demons, Fast and Furious, G.I. Joe, Land of the Lost, Monsters vs. Aliens, Star Trek, and Pixar's Up.

It is believed that Fox will lock in a Wolverine ad, though nothing is set yet.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Galactic reversal

The next Battlestar Galactica TV movie will re-tell the initial story of the mini-series and show, but from the perspective of the Cylons and take advantage of revelations that will come in the upcoming new episodes of the fourth and final season. The movie, entitled The Plan, airs in June.

Monday, January 05, 2009

New Who

British actor Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role. At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010. He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009. Smith was named as Tennant's replacement in Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.

The actor said: "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling. David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him. The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."