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February 23, 2011

First Awards of the Evening – Snookered?

First Awards of the Evening – Snookered?

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Deadline’s Pete Hammond reports: I‚Äôve learned 2-time Oscar winner and Academy favorite Tom Hanks will be the first presenter and name winners in both the Art Direction and Cinematography categories right off the bat. Best Picture frontrunner The King‚Äôs Speech is up for both, so the world will quickly get an idea whether that Best Picture nominee is able to mount a sweep right in the first few minutes of…

Caption This!

Caption This!

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That Gay Porn Video Thing…Confirmed

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Moviline confirms that The King’s Speech therapist’s home was used to film the gay porn flick Snookered, which had great art direction. According to Jonno, his video (which was done for the website UK Naked Men) was indeed shot in the exact same room as The King‚Äôs Speech at 33 Portland Place, though well before the King of England ever stepped foot onto the set. Snookered was filmed in August…

The Social Network IS Annie Hall and Star Wars

The Social Network IS Annie Hall and Star Wars

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This piece by Cinema Blend’s Mack Rawden is quite wonderful. I would disagree with his initial premise, that Annie Hall won the battle but Star Wars won the war: both films forever changed the future of cinema. Both had tremendous impact. Both were films I myself have seen countless times and can recite them line for line. Both of them. If American films had a museum, Annie Hall would be…

Oscar Poker, Episode 22

Oscar Poker, Episode 22

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In this week’s episode, we chit chat a bit, talk about extending Oscar Poker for longer than Oscar season, and then quickly do the run-down of predictions – although I have to say, predicting the Oscars this year is probably the least exciting thing about it. Have a listen. [display_podcast]

Oscar Bits and Bites

Oscar Bits and Bites

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If you follow the trend for #kingsspeech on Twitter you will come face to face with the raw love there is out there for this film. It might be a moment in time that won’t last (probably), it might not. But there is no denying the ferver. Of course, Juno and Little Miss Sunshine were also well loved too but they weren’t about the royal family. Scott Weinberg does a…