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November 2010

Oscar Roundtable Take One

It's time to begin again our occasional series of chats with smart people about the Oscar race. Some of the names might change from take to take, but the idea will remain the same: a few questions, some thoughtful answers.…

Shortlist for Best Animated Shorts

From 33 titles, AMPAS has narrowed the list down to 10 films that will advance in the voting process for Best Animated Short. (thanks Kevin K.) ‚ÄúThe Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,‚Äù Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton…

All About Eve gets Blu-ray makeover

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that it will bring the 1950 classic All About Eve to Blu-ray on February 1, 2011. Nominated for 14 Oscars and winner of 6, including Best Picture and Best Director for Joseph L.…

Stephen King’s Top 10 films of 2010

Which films did he choose for his best of 2010 list? King picked Matt Reeves‘ Let Me In as his #1 film of 2010 declaring it “the best horror film of the decade.” Hit the jump to see the full list in brief.

More on the Odd Choice of Hathaway and Franco

So, over at The Wrap Steve Pond gets down to it, with a lot of good stats for us: No Oscar nominee has served as host since screenplay nominee Paul Hogan was one of three hosts at the 59th Academy Awards. Other host/nominees include…

Carpetbagger Returns

Melena Ryzik's seasonal column The Carpetbagger is back online after the usual hiatus. Ryzik took over when David Carr left a few years back for bigger and better things. It's great to have Ryzik back but one wishes she won't just get…

Oscar 2010’s Box Office Champs

It is time to once again take stock of the big money makers so far this year. Why does it matter? Because it does. Looking back through Oscar history and it's clear that if there is one commonality, it's that popular films that are also…

New posters for The King’s Speech

Artwork for The King's Speech seems at last to be finding the proper voice. The Spanish design after the cut might be my favorite so far. As spotlessly formal as an official State Portrait, it benefits from being beautifully lit and…

Giving Thanks

Since it is our American Thanksgiving here, which translates as a lot of people driving and eating mainly, but theoretically it is a time to offer up our thanks for the things we are grateful for. So, I wanted to send out a few thank…