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Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Heath Ledger on a Skateboard

Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Heath Ledger on a Skateboard

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The Dark Knight – the film that changed the way the Academy voted on Best Picture, remains among the best films to ever waft in their direction, whether they were smart enough, in mass, to notice, or not. This great (photoshopped) pic just turned up on Nervemedia’s Tumblr But is old, from 2008 and PHOTOSHOPPED — thanks to Kris Tapley for letting me know:

Inception: Why So Serious?

Inception: Why So Serious?

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Although I missed the whole thing, apparently there was a sort of Twitter fight about whether or not the Dark Knight fan base had it in for anyone who dared to say a negative thing about Inception. This, because some have seen the movie and others haven’t. Those who haven’t seen it are in a bit of a pickle as to how to talk about the film. The only thing…

Will The Ten Best Picture Nominees Impact Women?

Will The Ten Best Picture Nominees Impact Women?

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Women & Hollywood took the question to the several female voices in the business: Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator, The Abyss and Punisher: War Zone I‚Äôm delighted the Academy has made this decision ‚Äì now lesser known indie films, strong dramas or musicals, and even powerful commercial films (like this year‚Äôs STAR TREK) will receive the recognition they deserve with a nomination. Thelma Adams, Film critic, US Weekly…

2008′s Best Film on HBO June 13

2008′s Best Film on HBO June 13

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Is Watchmen the Next Dark Knight?

Is Watchmen the Next Dark Knight?

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Anne Thompson asks, in her column at the Daily Beast. I think we all know the answer to that question. The Dark Knight was, I think, a bit of a fluke. It had a lot of things coming together at once, including the untimely death of Heath Ledger, that gave it magic it wouldn’t ordinarily have. It was also the end of the Bush era, which gave it more impact…

The Dark Knight Continues to Generate Talk

The Dark Knight Continues to Generate Talk

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I’m trying to drop it but others keep bringing it up and if they’re going to bring it up, well, what can do but go back on the offense. Sorry, readers, guilty. David Poland writes this: One of the blog commenters can’t seem to separate why Slumdog won from why The Dark Knight was not nominated. In response, I found myself explaining my TDK issues ‚Äì which are not nearly…

Old News is Good News

Old News is Good News

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The Bagger points us to this story by Linda Obst appearing in the Atlantic. For us, it’s a news flash (cue the “get over it,” “move beyond it,” “[fill in the blank] fangirl” comments): But in an apparent act of masochism, we in the Academy didn‚Äôt see fit to nominate the picture‚Äîor its enormously gifted director. What were we thinking?? Did we want no one to watch the Oscar telecast?…

Bagger Comes Around…

Bagger Comes Around…

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If only, if only. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-rkpgchJOA[/youtube] New drinking game. Every time someone writes “Get over it! The Dark Knight sucked!” That’s one. “Sasha is such a fangirl!” That’s worth a tequila shot. This scene, by the way, is one of my favorites.

The State of the Race: Happy Endings

The State of the Race: Happy Endings

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Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year’s Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas – a Bollywood-esque movie, a film where two men openly kiss in the first few scenes and no one really freaked out about it? Not only did they not freak out about it but most of the time it wasn’t…

Hate to Disagree But…

Hate to Disagree But…

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David Carr writing for the New York Times: Sure, the big studio movie ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight‚Äù came up short, but that probably had less to do with who made it and how much it brought in than with a third act that left some moviegoers and Academy members cold and confused. Nope. Last year’s Best Picture winner proved that theory untrue. I think we know why it wasn’t nominated. Plenty…