(Source: screencrave.com) Last night the National Board of Review awarded Director Wes Anderson a special achievement award for his latest film, the old school, stop-frame animation Fantastic Mr. Fox starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson. For those of you who have seen the film, there’s no real question as to why he’s won the award, it’s charming to watch and probably one of the most genuinely funny films of the year.

(Source: wearemoviegeeks.com) The 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out at the Hollywood Palladium to honor the finest achievements in 2009 filmmaking. THE HURT LOCKER won Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow made history by becoming the first woman to take home the Best Director award for her amazing work on THE HURT LOCKER. I loved her acceptance speech! Afterwards, here’s what Bigelow had to say to Tom O’Neil over at The Gold Derby when he asked her what it felt like to beat her ex-husband, director James Cameron, twice:

(Source: voices.washingtonpost.com) Pixar wins the gold early at the 67th Golden Globes, as 6-foot-5 “Up” director Pete Docter bounds to the Beverly Hilton stage to accept the award for a film about a man who has his head in the clouds.

“Up” was voted Best Animated Film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, besting such other critically lauded films as “Coraline” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” “Up,” co-directed by Bob Peterson, was Pixar’s first 3-D film.

Shortly after, “Up” — scored by Michael Giacchino — also won the Globe for Best Musical Score / Motion Picture.

(Source: joongangdaily.joins.com) It’s not something Koreans haven’t heard before: a promise to make Korea “a hub” of something. We’ve had proposals for business hubs, logistics hubs, R&D hubs and the list goes on.

Well, this time the Korean government says it will make Korea a hub of computer graphics, taking its cue from the explosive success of the 3-D film “Avatar,” which is laden with computer graphics.

As of last week, James Cameron’s Hollywood blockbuster had racked up more than $1.6 billion in sales worldwide, according to U.S.-based Box Office Mojo, becoming second highest grossing movie of all time after Cameron’s 1998 film “Titanic,” which earned $1.8 billion worldwide.

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