Month: August 2010

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(Thanks to Afrika)

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Awards Daily readers cast 12,000 votes on last week’s poll — and some of the titles we included received fewer than 20 votes. The results serve as fast and sloppy way to separate the wheat from chaff. Even though we’re ...

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Forbes does the math and finds that Shia LaBoeuf delivers the best return on a studio’s investment, bringing in $81 for every dollar he’s paid in salary. This is the second year in a row he’s topped the chart. Anne ...
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All That Pizzazz. The artwork makes me wish this could be an animated series on Adult Swim. Maybe call it Aeon Fluz. See the full-sized glitz after the cut.

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(thanks Alex)

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It’s not Oscar-y, but hey, Diablo Cody is an Oscar winner, so, you know. Via Movieline.My daughter takes piano lessons at the Oakwood. We’re celebrities, waaaaaaa. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny.

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I don’t know how else to describe the age in which we all live except that it’s more skeptical, less idealistic, less hopeful. So much has changed in the past several decades that a movie like Rob Reiner’s Flipped, a ...

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As Sofia Coppola prepares for her film’s debut in Venice. She talks at length with MTV’s Josh Horowitz and reveals that Papa Coppola didn’t help her at all with Somewhere: Coppola: I always am glad to have my dad when ...

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Modern Family, Mad Men, Glee, and Breaking Bad won multiple top honors at the 62nd Emmy Awards Sunday night, each receiving 2 or 3 awards in a fair distribution of trophies among what most would agree are 4 of the ...
Temple Grandin

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10:00 – Overall brilliant group of winners. Not easy to be snarky when I have such respect for all that talent — and way too easy to be snarky about the slipshod ceremony itself. 9:58 – Modern Family, Best Comedy ...
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Sissy Spacek and Mary Kay Place were both nominated for their outstanding guest starring roles on Big Love this year. Sad commentary to note that these were only two major nominations for HBO’s Mormon saga — and it’s already lost ...
boardwalk empire

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Emerging from the wilderness of August in search of anything worthy to write about, one of the brightest beacons on the horizon is HBO’s new Jazz Age gangster series, Boardwalk Empire. It kicks off Sept 19th with a premiere episode ...

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Since I’m not familiar with comic series on which Tamara Drewe is based this first look at the trailer is my first exposure to the material. It’s not what I thought it would be and probably not what I hoped ...

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It has taken me too long to turn our focus to the Emmys, which are being held this Sunday. ¬†I find the Emmys lacking in suspense because, truthfully, does anyone care who wins? ¬†Not really. ¬†My friend Tom O’Neil is ...

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Say what you will about celebrities in the news for their involvement with worthy causes but anyone who casts aspersions at the work Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing in New Orleans should see a doctor to find out ...

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From this site, via ONTD:

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Nancy Kriparos will be covering Toronto for Awards Daily in the coming weeks. She asked me which films I was most interested in seeing and/or having her cover. Toronto can be an unwieldy beast. I think it’s important to always ...

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Truly lovely French poster for Disney’s Tangled, via Coming Soon. The color palette alone puts this poster among the prettiest of the year. View full-sized after the cut.
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We featured this first look at True Grit a few days ago, but if you missed the subliminal communist propaganda then you just weren’t looking close enough. AmericanThinker thinks something stinks: One of the interesting decisions that was made during ...

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Indiewire’s Peter Knegt takes a look back at the last few months and rolls the dice. ¬†His conclusion? [quote]A few things that are looking quite certain as summer turns to fall: -Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo will receive acting nominations ...

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