The International Press Academy announced its award nominees on Sunday, and no one bothered to notice. See, the few of you who thought I was talking about the Golden Globes would be wrong (that's the Hollywood Foreign Press, and they'll announce their nominees on Dec. 11. No, the International Press Academy gives out the Satellite Awards (and has for 12 years). If you haven't heard of them, there's a reason: Their awards show isn't televised, and if there's anything I've learned in life, it's that if it's not on TV, it didn't happen.
James Bond fans have had plenty to say about the art-housening of Bond films lately, with the last two films having more in common stylistically with the Bourne films than the Bond franchise. Well, they ain't seen nothing yet. Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road and Away We Go, will direct (or at least consult on) the next James Bond film. Additionally, writing chores will be partially handled by Peter Morgan, who also penned such tepid dramas as Frost/Nixon, The Queen and The Other Boleyn Girl. Looking back at their mostly sedate filmographies, we have some predictions as to what we'll see in the forthcoming action spectacle currently known only as Bond 23.