Of the Day – 02.03.11

Read of the Day:

  • The Best Animated Feature category is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. Brad Brevet has put together a nice tribute with a poll to pick your favorite nominees. [Rope of Silicon]

News of the Day:

  • Woody Allen’s next film Midnight in Paris is slated to open the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. [indieWIRE]

Review of the Day:

  • Aaron Katz’s latest micro-budget film Cold Weather is getting positive reviews. J. Hoberman praises it for mastering a new mumble-noir genre. [The Village Voice]

Oscar News of the Day:

  • Oil & gas companies are petitioning the Academy not to vote for the documentary Gasland because of what they say are “misleading claims” and “inaccuracies.” It seems to me like they are scared of something the film says. Or the film is actually fallacious. Who really knows? [Cinematical]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • The 93-minute documentary “How Did They Ever Make a Facebook Movie?” that is featured on The Social Network‘s Blu-Ray release can now be viewed in its 93-minute entirety online. [IMDb]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “You might as well know right off the bat, I had a vasectomy.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: A Single Man (2009) / Asif Khan was first to answer.

Picture of the Day:

  • Two 2011 Oscar nominees and one 2010 Oscar nominee stand alongside Jay Leno in a screen capture from last night’s show. [In Contention]

Video of the Day:

  • The trailer for Tom McCarthy’s latest film Win Win, which got good marks at the Sundance Film Festival, has premiered online. [Apple Trailers]

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  • Andrew R.

    Quote: American Splendor

    Greatest AMPAS Nominee for Animated Film: Spirited Away. My pick for best animated film ever. If it hadn’t won, I’d have led a revolt.

    The people protesting Gasland…both sides are right. Oil companies have fucked up big time, but Gasland’s argument is no doubt very one sided.

  • I have not seen ‘GasLand’, but I’m looking forward to doing so.

  • Jose

    Jennifer Lawrence is freaking tall.

  • My favorite animated feature nominee is definitely WALL-E, but I also love Up, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monster’s INC, and Fantastic Mr. Fox

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