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Gurus Ring In

Gurus Ring In

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Here are the top ten according the Gurus of Gold. Click here to see the rankings in the other top categories.

It’s Getting Hot in Here – Gurus Updates

It’s Getting Hot in Here – Gurus Updates

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The Gurus of Gold have laid it down after screening many of the Oscar contenders — most of them have seen Nine, Invictus, Up in the Air — most have not seen The Lovely Bones nor Avatar. Interestingly, Anne Thompson sped Invictus right to number one. It is impossible, I can tell you, to predict the Oscars in any way, shape or form before the films have been released. If…

Best Picture Unlocked: Alternative Freestyle Predictions

Best Picture Unlocked: Alternative Freestyle Predictions

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(Colin Firth, leaving the IMAX screening of Avatar because he has more important places to be.) ———- Vowed last year that I wasn’t going to do this again before December, but all the other movie writers have taken the plunge so I’ll give it a shot too. This is my own personal speculation. If my list didn’t differ substantially from the Gurus of Gold and a half dozen other predictions…

Gurus of Gold Updates, Wild Card Picks

Gurus of Gold Updates, Wild Card Picks

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I decided to have some fun with the latest Gurus chart – no I didn’t do anything so dramatic as to flip the world on its axis but I did predict Sophia Loren a sentimental nod for Nine and Zach Galifianakis for The Hangover – I kind of wish I’d read the comments on the Star Trek post first – I might have put down Leonard Nimoy. Here’s the thing…

Reading the Tea Leaves

Reading the Tea Leaves

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TCM’s Robert Osborne gets into the prediction game with the latest assemblage by Tom O’Neil over at The Envelope. You can click over to see the full list, but this is, more or less, how it shook down: Also participating in the our pundit panel are Thelma Adams (Us Weekly), Erik Davis (AOL Cinematical), Scott Feinberg (AndTheWinnerIs), Paul Gaita (The Circuit, The Envelope), Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The…

Gurus Launched

Gurus Launched

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The first Gurus of Gold went up today, the pre-Toronto version, where a few folks take a stab at the fifteen most-likely. I found this especially difficult as I am not, nor have I ever been comfortable with, sight unseen predictions. Nonetheless, they, like Ryan’s reader polls, are interesting to look at after the fact. Notice how I’m dangling out there with A Serious Man, the Coen fan in me…

Oscar Party Plans?

Oscar Party Plans?

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Who has special plans for the Big Night? Me, it’s never fun.¬† It’s only fun if most of my predictions turn out to be right – other than that, it’s usually a tense, taut misery. It’s that time of year again. Okay, so maybe no one gathers at the watering hole like they do for the Superbowl, and maybe it is no longer a communal event, like the Superbowl, and…

Predictions on MCN

Predictions on MCN

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Check out the Gurus of Gold on Movie City News with current predictions of the top two in every category. A general consensus has emerged with a few disagreements as to who might take the second slot in each category. Mickey Rourke vs. Sean Penn is not really an argument but a few of us are still predicting Rourke to take it, though it feels like Sean Penn will probably…

The Race is On

The Race is On

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The Gurus of Gold have posted a recent survey of people who make guesses about how the Oscars are going to turn out. Two films appear to be most highly thought of to win, Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire, while there is some debate about what’s next in line. The interesting thing is that The Dark Knight has jumped to the fifth slot, which shows that many more people are…

Nikki Finke Comes out for In Bruges

Nikki Finke Comes out for In Bruges

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L-VFDjoXP8[/youtube] Finke writes the following on Deadline Hollywood Daily: On what planet does The Washington Post reside? The paper actually claims in a recent article about Oscar publicists that “because Barry Dale Joseph is working on Slumdog Millionaire, the slumdog underdog, already nominated for a Golden Globe, has become the favorite.” Reality check: sure, his real name is Johnson (not Joseph), he works for ID PR, and he’s an okay…