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BAFTA Preview – Get Set for a Royal Flush

| February 9, 2011 | Leave a comment

This Sunday, the BAFTAs will unfurl. We pretty much know going in that this is going to be a King’s Speech free-for-all. ¬†The BAFTAs have been known to shock, however. ¬†Last year’s Hurt Locker win, for instance, was a bit of a heartstopper. ¬†No one really expected that one... (Read More)

Mildred Pierce, 2nd trailer

| February 9, 2011 | Leave a comment

With Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain wrote two classic hard-boiled novels that Hollywood turned into two of the best films noir ever made. After Paramount and MGM snatched up the rights to those two, it left Warners scrambling for whatever Cain adaptation they... (Read More)

Oscar Bits and Bites

| February 9, 2011 | Leave a comment

Scott Feinberg makes a heartfelt case for his friend, Melissa Leo, citing examples of others who rallied to her defense. We must remember that the Academy, being the wise and intelligent voting body that they are, rarely vote irrationally. Even their housecleaner, mistresses, grandchildren, Jiffy Lube guy take their... (Read More)

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2011 – Sophie's Choice?

| February 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

[note]A guest essay written by Peter Gattlin (AD’s own ‘phantom’) looking ahead to a match that might materialize as one of the most interesting Oscar contests of 2011.[/note] (Considering both films ‚Äì Albert Nobbs and The Iron Lady ‚Äì are unfinished at the moment, obviously I can’t comment on... (Read More)

Oscar Flashback: Seems Like Old Times

| February 8, 2011 | Leave a comment

The British have taken over the Oscars. ¬†Before we get to how everything old is new again,¬†here is a first look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher: Oscars 2010 feels like a step backwards in time for so many reasons. 1. The British rule once again. After Obama’s State... (Read More)


Oscar Poker Episode 20

| February 7, 2011 | Leave a comment

We’ve just uploaded Oscar Poker, Episode 20. Jeff and I are joined by Boxoffice.com’s Phil Contrino as we dig our way out of what will be called from here on out “The King’s Speech debacle.” We have a bit of fun just chit-chatting and kind of run down the... (Read More)