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February 2008

5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

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Ever wonder how someone gets a 20 out of 24 score on Oscar predictions? We here at Awards Daily do. This year’s winner, Brandon Jones, tells us the secrets of his success: AwardsDaily: What made you choose both Cotillard and Swinton? BJ: Swinton, I think, gave one of the best performances of the past few years. She is also an actress that is consistently good (and one of my favorites.)…

Welcome to Pittville, Tree of Life Sprouts Roots

Welcome to Pittville, Tree of Life Sprouts Roots

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[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, which locals are now calling “Pitville.” Austin 360 is keeping tabs on the production has found three YouTube videos of…

Jack Matthews Signs Off

Jack Matthews Signs Off

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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 drain my soul. I thought, “He just doesn’t like movies as much as I do.” Some 6,000 screenings later, I’d…

Forums Update

Forums Update

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The forums ARE back online.

Will She Apologize to Harrison Ford?

Will She Apologize to Harrison Ford?

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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. Cody, it has been announced, will write a memoir about her trip from the midwest as she became a blogger,…

The host with the most?  Or is Stewart toast?

The host with the most? Or is Stewart toast?

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As Dave Lettermen observed, “I think it takes a lot of nerve for a show that is 4 1/2 hours long to give out an award for editing.” The most popular annual complaint about the Oscars is that the show lasts too long. The speedy pace of the SAG awards fit tightly in a two-hour time-slot, and they had time for just as many awards with nobody rudely rushed offstage…

16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

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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 haters, and all kinds of huffiness about selling out and cashing in. Which has everybody tittering and all aflutter since…

Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

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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 the two summer movies you guys think might be poised to be this year’s Bourne Ultimatum. It might be fun…

Daniel Day Lewis – Happy for the Piss Take

Daniel Day Lewis – Happy for the Piss Take

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[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 ask him questions regular folk might be interested in hearing. Come on America! We’re not dumber than Europeans! We really…

Colbert Takes on the Oscars

Colbert Takes on the Oscars

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(thanks, of course, to ONTD)