Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And the Oscar Nominees Are...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 84th Academy Awards yesterday at 8:30am E.T.
Below is the list with all the nominees for each category. Who do you think will take the little golden men home on Sunday, February 26? Perhaps some Golden Globe winners?
Best picture: Besides this one, Hugo has 10 more nominations. Click on each title for more details.
Best Actor: After the Golden Globes, do you think Clooney will win another Best Actor award for his role in "The Descendants" as a Hawaiian lawyer and father who tries to keep his family together after his wife dies in a boat accident?
  • Demián Bichir, "A Better Life"
  • George Clooney, "The Descendants"
  • Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
  • Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Best Actress: Recreating a real-life characters works almost always.  Meryl Streep playing as  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in “The Iron Lady,” Michelle Williams playing the role of the famous movie legend Marilyn Monroe in  “My Week With Marilyn.”
We cannot forget to give credit to Rooney Mara for her first and outstanding role as Lisbeth Salander ( in the English-language version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
  • Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
  • Viola Davis, "The Help"
  • Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
  • Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
  • Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"
Best Supporting Actor
  • Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
  • Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
  • Nick Nolte, "Warrior"
  • Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
  • Max von Sydow "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Best Supporting Actress: This category is dominated by first-time nominees.
  • Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
  • Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
  • Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
  • Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
  • Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Director: Steven Spielberg did not make the cut this time for his work on "War Horse."
  • Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
  • Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
  • Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
  • Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
  • Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Best Animated Feature
  • "A Cat in Paris"
  • "Chico & Rita"
  • "Kung Fu Panda 2"
  • "Puss in Boots"
  • "Rango"
Best Original Screenplay
  • "Bridesmaids"
  • "Midnight in Paris"
  • "A Separation"
  • "Margin Call"
  • "The Artist"
Best Adapted Screenplay
  • "The Descendants"
  • "Hugo"
  • "The Ides of March"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Best Foreign Language Film
  • "Bullhead" (Belgium)
  • "Footnote" (Israel)
  • "In Darkness" (Poland)
  • "Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada)
  • "A Separation" (Iran)
Best Art direction
  • “The Artist”
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Midnight in Paris”
  • “War Horse”
Best Cinematography
  • “The Artist”
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “The Tree of Life”
  • “War Horse”
Best Costume Design
  • “Anonymous”
  • “The Artist”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Jane Eyre”
  • “W.E.”
Best Live Action Short Film
  • “Pentecost”
  • “Raju”
  • “The Shore”
  • “Time Freak”
  • “Tuba Atlantic”
Best Sound Editing
  • “Drive”
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
  • “War Horse”
Best Sound Mixing
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Moneyball”
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
  • “War Horse”
Best Animated Short Film
  • “Dimanche/Sunday”
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
  • “La Luna”
  • “A Morning Stroll”
  • “Wild Life”
Best Original Song
  • “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
  • “Real in Rio” from “Rio”
Best Film Editing
  • “The Artist”
  • “The Descendants”
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Moneyball”
Best Original Score
  • “The Adventures of Tintin”
  • “The Artist”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • “War Horse”
Best Documentary Feature
  • “Hell and Back Again”
  • “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
  • “Undefeated”
  • “Pina”
Best Makeup
  • “Albert Nobbs”
  • “The Iron Lady”
  • “The Iron Lady” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
    Best Documentary Short Subject
    • “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
    • “God Is the Bigger Elvis”
    • “Incident in New Baghdad”
    • “Saving Face”
    • “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
    Best Visual Effects
    • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
    • “Hugo”
    • “Real Steel”
    • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
    • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
    Thanks to our Digital Cinema projectors, we will bring the Oscar Shorts (Animated and Live Action) to the Digiplex Cranford Theater, starting on Friday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 22; and the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 at 7pm. Check out the time and dates here.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012


    New digital cinema technology is now giving us the opportunity to watch and live amazing events that are happening around the world and here is just one example of it. On Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm ET, NCM Fathom will present the “first-ever-high- definition tour of a fine art exhibition created for movie theater audiences”   
    See the press release below:

     “During this unprecedented event, audiences will experience the UK’s National Gallery’s sold out exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. Captured live in HD in November 2011 just before its opening, Leonardo Live provides a virtual walk-through of the show, with exclusive commentary from scholars and curators. Hosted by highly respected art historian Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup, the exhibition brings together the largest number of da Vinci’s rare surviving painting and some international loans. While numerous exhibitions have looked at da Vinci as an inventor, scientist or draftsman, this is the first to be dedicated to his aims and techniques as a painter.
    Featuring the finest paintings and drawings by the famed Italian Renaissance polymath and his followers, Leonardo Live showcases paintings, including the “Belle Ferronière” (Musée du Louvre, Paris), the “Madonna Litta” (The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg), as well as the newly discovered, never-exhibited painting, the “Salvator Mundi.” The exhibition will also feature a near-contemporary, full-scale copy of the “Last Supper,” on loan from The Royal Academy of Arts, London. Additionally, two versions of the “Virgin of the Rocks” – belonging to the National Gallery and the Louvre – will be shown together for the first time during this one-night HD presentation.

    This event will be screened at select movie theaters nationwide; including your local Digiplex Bloomfield 8 theater in Bloomfield, CT and at the Digiplex Cranford in Cranford, NJ on Thursday February 16, at 7:00pm ET. Don’t miss this amazing art exhibition on the big screen.
    Click on the link below to watch the trailer:

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Met Opera's 'The Enchanted Island' to be Livecast on Jan. 21

    The Met: Live in HD continues on Saturday, January 21 at 12:55pm ET with the world-premiere show of "The Enchanted Island," a mashup of two Shakespeare plays: "The Tempest" and " A Midsummer Night's Dream."

    In 'The Enchanted Island', the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast headed by David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, and Plácido Domingo. This world-premiere production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.
    William Christie conducts, and Deborah Voigt hosts the HD livecast, thanks to digital cinema. The 3-and-a-half-hour opera, which opened in las December 31, 2011 in New York, will be broadcast live in HD at the Digiplex Bloomfield 8 in Bloomfield, Connecticut and at the Digiplex Cranford Theater in Cranford, New Jersey. The encore presentation will occur on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6:30pm ET.

    Don't miss the chance to experience The Met Live at your local theater. For more information and tickets, please visit: DIGIPLEXDEST.COM

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Kevin Smith: Live From Behind on Feb. 2, 2012

    Photo via Digiplex Destinations
    Writer and Director of ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘Red State’, Kevin Smith was born and raised in New Jersey. His first film “Clerks” was filmed in the convenience store where we worked at the time and he was only allowed to shoot at night. This movie won the highest award at the Sundance film festival and was brought to theaters by Miramax.
     He is now preparing for his upcoming One Night Event Kevin Smith:Live from Behind  featuring Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. The three-hour event will begin with Smith (Silent Bob) and frequent co-star Jason Mewes (Jay) hosting their highly rated podcast, "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" followed by a Live Q&A session with audiences around the country using social media. Viewers will be able to submit their questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #livefrombehind and have them answered LIVE in real time by Smith and Mewes, who will be broadcasting from the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, February 2  at 9:30pm ET.

    Thanks to digital cinema, this One-Night Event will be screened at the Digiplex Bloomfield 8 in Connecticut and at the Digiplex Rialto of Westfield in NJ. Tickets are $15 and for more information visit or call the theaters box office   


    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance on January 28

    The 'Joffrey:Mavericks of American Dance' film is coming to our Digiplex Bloomfield 8 and Cranford Theaters on Saturday 28, 2012 at 1:30pm ET. This documentary focuses on Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, a groundbreaking dance company which fused traditional ballet with elements of modern dance and modern music to revolutionize the art form. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards, and is narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin.

    Thanks to digital cinema and social media, the event will include a special Q&A session following the film featuring talent from the Joffrey Ballet that is simulcast live to the theaters. Theatergoers will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions in real time via Twitter: #joffreymovie

    For more information and tickets visit

    Click to watch the trailer: