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Welcome to Pittville, Tree of Life Sprouts Roots

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-1ebhoYozY[/youtube] A fan’s tribute to Terrence Malick I’ve been following the slow-building saga of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life for a while now and there has been some definite movement in recent days. For one thing, Brad Pitt, who has replaced Heath Ledger, and fam have moved to Smithville, Texas, ...

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Jack Matthews Signs Off

Thanks to Ed for forwarding the last column by our pal Jack Matthews, who signs off his decades-long column to “write books and enjoy the view”: When I began reviewing and seeing everything, I was warned by a veteran critic that for every movie that would inspire me, nine would ...

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Will She Apologize to Harrison Ford?

I don’t know if many caught the awkward moment where Diablo Cody snatched the winner’s envelope out of poor, stoned Harrison’s Ford’s hands as the actor was trying to console her or congratulate her or something – but Ms. Cody, wrecked with tears and a slit-to-the-hips dress, simply rebuffed Ford. ...

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16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

Here with your Daily Dose of Diablo, is The Huffington Post, apparently just catching up to the “price of fame” angle that we’ve been talking about for the past 4 months. Seems like there’s a “backlash to the backlash” now, with a new wave of haters hating on the original ...

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Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

In a couple of hours, I’ll post results of yesterday’s poll in some kind of semi-organized manner, complete with the pretty pie charts. It’s already easy to see which write-ins were most predominant. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight were far and away ...

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Daniel Day Lewis – Happy for the Piss Take

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-aTmzuw7FI[/youtube] Seriously, watching Daniel Day Lewis in this video makes it painfully obvious that not only are Brits and Irish smarter than we Americans but we think they’re smarter and we treat them like royalty. Check out this interview with Day Lewis and how the reporters are almost afraid to ...

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Enough Already, Give AMPAS a Break

You know, I’ve never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn’t a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B after all. Here is Patrick ...

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2008 Potential Best Picture Poll

Riffing off Kris Tapley’s early-bird predictions in the post below, how about we throw open a poll. Choose the Top 5 films you feel are most likely to make it through the process this year and be among the final nominees for Best Picture. Vote for only 5, please. I’ve ...

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2008 Projections

Kris Tapley thinks it’s never too early for Oscar predictions. Herewith, what he’s got for 2008: [Motion Picture] ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù ‚ÄúDoubt‚Äù ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Soloist‚Äù [Directing] David Fincher ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù Ron Howard ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù Gus Van Sant ‚ÄúMilk‚Äù Sam Mendes ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ...

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The Easiest Sweepstakes in the World

Reelzchannels is still doing their sweepstakes, featuring the world’s easiest questions, for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood (grand prize), a Blu-Ray disc player (first place), and twenty five more people get a gift bag of movie swag. You have to play every day to up your luck. ...

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Paul Dano’s Good Year

Paul Dano’s career took a great leap forward this year, especially on the heels of last year. That’s two Best Pic nominees in a row for the actor. He’s profiled in DazedDigtal, courtesy of ONTD: “I definitely want to get to a point where I can help get films made ...

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Welcome to Awards Daily 2008

The watch is on. Over the coming days, we will gather the new info for this upcoming year in films as we barrel towards yet another race. We will bear in mind not hyping any movie too much thus killing its chances by year’s end. We will also bear in ...

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Javier Bardem’s Acceptance Speech

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk[/youtube] I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That’s all I’m saying.

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