Of the Day – 02.01.11

Read of the Day:

  • One of the most confusing aspects of show business is the “business” part. This article excellently explains what a movie has to do in order to make money. [io9]

News of the Day:

  • Ricky Gervais has reportedly been asked to host the Golden Globes again. This seems like it has to be a hoax, but it would actually be genius on the part of the HFPA. Think of the ratings! [The Guardian]

Review of the Day:

  • The highly anticipated geek comedy Paul opens in the UK in a few weeks and one British critic suggests that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost bring some laughs, but not the same they are able to achieve when collaborating with Edgar Wright. [Obsessed With Film]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • The Charlie Chaplin classic The Kid is available to be watched in its entirety online along with several other classic films. [Obsessed With Film]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “Would you like to meet Charlton Heston? He’s our scorpion. Every night we throw in something new to him and watch him kill it. Daddy says it’s like a Coliseum. Daddy says he wants to throw you into the Coliseum.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) – Duncan Houst

Picture of the Day:

  • Banksy or somebody in support of Banksy have begun a street art Oscar campaign to support his Best Documentary nominee Exit Through the Gift Shop. [Movieline]

Video of the Day:

  • The official trailer for the speculated frontrunner for Best Foreign Film, Incendies, has been released. [Apple Trailers]

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