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Oscars 2012: The Adapted Screenplays

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited on NPR to talk about the adapted screenplay race. It surprised host Rachel Martin that the screenplay race, it turned out, wasn't so much about the individual screenplays as it was about the Best…

Oscar Bits and Bites

The Dragon Tattoo covers Entertainment Weekly's holiday Movie Preview. 56 titles coming? Hard to believe there are that many. Bringing out the Big Guns - The Artist crew and the notion of bringing back a silent movie hits CBS Sunday…

Taking Yogi Berra to Moneyball

From the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay: Yogi Berra is here to see "Moneyball." Berra didn't earn a ton of money playing baseball. The game was different then. When Yogi was a 17-year-old prospect from St. Louis, he signed with the New…

Moviegasm Podcast – 13th Episode

For this very long (but we hope entertaining) podcast, Craig Kennedy of Living in Cinema, Ryan Adams and Yours Truly take on Straw Dogs by Rod Lurie and compare it to the Peckinpah version.  But the twist is that we kind of like Lurie's…

Moneyball, Ides Chase the Zeitgeist

Mallory McDuff at the Huffington Post draws an interesting parallel between Moneyball, the Wall Street protests and the Republicans protesting President's Obama's call to have the very rich pay their fair share of taxes: The game of…

Oscar Bits and Bites

'No, she's not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she's far more complex than a superhero. She's been compromised. She's been subjugated. She's been marginalised. She's been swept into the gutter and she's had a part in…

Moneyball Hits the Sweet Spot

Moneyball now sits comfortably at 88 on Metacritic, with only two negative reviews. Funnily enough, though not quite to the same degree, its likability seems to mirror The King's Speech, which ended at 88 but with more perfect scores of…

Best Actor Talk

For the second in our series of talks, Thelma Adams, USA Today's Susan Wloszczyna talk about Best Actor. Since our talk, I've seen Moneyball.  Best Actor is boiling down to a few strong performances out a large group of actors this year.…