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Of the Day – 01.11.10

Read of the Day: One year ago today, Kate Winslet took home two Golden Globe Awards. Nathaniel Rogers now celebrates “Kate Winslet Day” with a miniature blog-a-thon. [The Film Experience] News of the Day: More Cormac McCarthy (my favorite author!) adaptations are on their way including Blood Meridian and Cities of the Plain. [The Guardian] […]

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Of the Day – 01.05.10

Read of the Day: 2009 was a big year for movie mistakes. Which films had the most? [Screen Rant] News of the Day: Sam Mendes is slated to direct the next Bond film. I wonder if it will be as underrated as his previous two efforts. [Cinematical] Oscar News of the Day: This is actually […]

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Of the Day – 01.04.10

First “Of the Day” of the New Year! Read of the Day: Tired of all the “Best of 2009” pieces? Here’s a worst of 2009 piece in Haiku format! [Cinematical] News of the Day: There was some speculation around the web that Jason Reitman had originally planned for Up in the Air to end with […]

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Of the Day – 12.28.09

Read of the Day: The American Film Institute releases another list, this one notes the moments of significance in 2009 cinema. [In Contention] Oscar/News of the Day: I’m lumping the News of the Day and Oscar News of the day into one because it was a slow day. 5,777 ballots for Academy members to make […]

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Of the Day – 12.22.09

Read of the Day: Another end of the decade list I can mostly agree with – the 30 Best Films of the Decade. [Film School Rejects] News of the Day: The Utah man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man passed away at 58. [MSNBC] Review of the Day: Nine is still being predicted […]

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Of the Day – 12.21.09

Read of the Day: Nick Davis is unenthusiastic about almost all of the top 20 most buzzed films of the year. He sounds like a seasonal Scrooge, but I’m glad to see somebody shares my lack of enthusiasm for films like An Education and District 9. [Nick’s Flick Picks] News of the Day: The Criterion […]

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Of the Day – 12.16.09

Read of the Day: The Cahiers du cinema have announced their prestigious top 10. [Living in Cinema] News of the Day: The Criterion Collection have announced their releases for March. Malick’s Days of Heaven and Kurosawa’s Yojimbo are among them. [Reel Artsy] Review of the Day: Critic David Denby shares his thoughts on Avatar and […]

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Of the Day – 12.15.09

Read of the Day: The top 25 documentaries of the decade. It’s a fantastic list that makes me want to re-watch all of them (or see a few for the first time). [The Playlist] News of the Day: The film adaptation of the dynamic Broadway musical In the Heights was announced a while ago and […]

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Of the Day – 12.14.09

Read of the Day: Kris Tapley always does a great end of the year piece. This year he gives top ranks to A Serious Man. [In Contention] News of the Day: Our tax dollars are hard at work combating movie piracy as Congress sets aside $30 million for the tracking down and prosecution of movie […]

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Of the Day – 12.10.09

Read of the Day: Scott Feinberg has written a fascinating piece in which he compares this year’s Best Actor and Actress possibilities to roles that have been nominated in the past. [And the Winner Is…] News of the Day: For unannounced reasons, Miley Cyrus was disqualified for the Grammy Award for Best Song from a […]

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Of the Day – 12.09.09

Read of the Day: There an infinite number of “Decade in Review” pieces floating around the internet and I’m intrigued by almost every one. Here is a good one by Paul Sileo. [Film School Rejects] News of the Day: Kristin Chenoweth will be hosting the Critics Choice Awards on Friday, January 15, 2010. She better […]

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Of the Day – 12.08.09

Read of the Day: The critics’ top ten lists started to come in today with a few major critics announcing their picks. Richard Corliss of TIME picks The Princess and the Frog in his animated heavy list and New Yorker critics David Denby and Anthony Lane both like The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up in the […]

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Of the Day – 12.07.09

Read of the Day: One writer takes you on a written journey through 6 decades of foreign films. [Variety] News of the Day: A real vampire movie is being produced based on the life of Vlad the Impaler. I’m co-directing Dracula at a high school right now and have just done a ton of research […]

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Of the Day – 12.03.09

Read of the Day: Alan Bacchus continues his extensive look at the past decade by reviewing the emerging auteurs. He includes Paul Greengrass, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro and many more. [Daily Film Dose] News of the Day: MovieClips.com has launched with over 12,000 movie clips. It’s still not as reliable as YouTube for scenes […]

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Of the Day – 12.02.09

Read of the Day: The Guardian has created an advent calendar of Christmas movies that will release a new one each day for the count up to the 25th of December. The films so far are Fanny and Alexander (in my all-time top 10) and Gone With the Wind. [The Guardian] News of the Day: […]

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Of the Day – 12.01.09 – In Comes December

Read of the Day: Check out 10 classic movie title sequences. [Pop Dose] News of the Day: Hollywood Stock Exchange, the popular site that allows users to buy and sell shares in celebrities based on Box Office market value, is about to start using real money. [Culture Vulture] Review of the Day: An alleged “industry […]

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Of the Day – 11.30.09 – ‘Nine’ vs ‘8 1/2’ Ladies, Greengrass Out of ‘Bourne 4’, ‘Basterds’ and ‘Up’ Big Oscar Bucks

Read of the Day: Lou Harry directly compares the women of Nine to the women in the same roles in 8 1/2. Advantage? Honestly, I’d have to say Nine. [Variety] News of the Day: Paul Greengrass has dropped out of the fourth Bourne film. The film already is not based on one of Robert Ludlum’s […]

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Of the Weekend – 11.24-29.09

NOTE: Want to submit an article to be considered for “Of the Day”? E-mail me! Read of the Weekend: Black moviegoers are deeply divided over Precious, with some calling it a heralding triumph and others calling it the ultimate Klansmen’s fantasy. This article examines each side of the debate. [L.A. Times] News of the Weekend: […]

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Of the Day – Episode 19 – 11.23.09

Read of the Day: Apparently sex doesn’t sell as a new study reveals that nudity or sex in films doesn’t affect their box office. [IFC Independent Eye] News of the Day: The Fido Awards, which recognizes dogs in films, were announced with Dug from Up taking home a prize. [The Guardian] Review of the Day: […]

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Of the Weekend – Episode 18 – 11.20-22.09

Read of the Weekend: Tom O’Neill has looked back over the past two decades to examine the 20 closest Oscar races. [The Gold Derby] News of the Weekend: Apparently our “liberal” neighbor to the North isn’t as open-minded as we Americans imagine. Several gay films were seized by Canadian border authorities on their way to […]

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