Of the Day – 02.10.11

Read of the Day:

  • Pete Hammond further confuses things by polling some actual members of the Academy on how they will be voting for the Oscars. Take it all with a grain of salt. [Deadline]

News of the Day:

  • It’s finally happening. The Hobbit will begin production on March 21 of this year. [Entertainment Weekly]

Review of the Day:

  • A nice piece about the influence of Broadcast News on mainstream journalism and romantic comedies in honor of its recent Criterion release. [Slate]

Oscar News of the Day:

  • Apparently the conundrum of whether or not Banksy will appear at the Oscars is causing the organizers some headaches. [The Wrap]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • TCM continues their celebration of the Oscars with Best Picture winning musical An American in Paris. Check it out for some Gene Kelly delight. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “The trick is not minding that it hurts.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Atonement (2007)

Picture of the Day:

  • The trippy new poster for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. [Vulture]

Video of the Day:

  • Brad Bird pulls a quite hilarious stunt during his remote acceptance speech at the Annie awards. Check out all the silliness at 4:30 into the video. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

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  • Lawrence of Arabia!

  • Angel E.

    Do they really think Banksy would show up to the Oscars?
    They must be joking….

    If he ever was to reveal who he was, it would definatly not be the Oscars…

  • Now somebody can explain to me why they did a Criterion release of Broadcast News. It’s a good movie but it’s not really artistic.

  • Jose

    Does it even matter if he shows up? And I must wonder, what are its chances of winning?

    Loving the poster.

  • Andrew R.

    Banksy ain’t showing up or winning.

    That’s a VERY small sample of voters, so I think we won’t be seeing an upset for Picture.

    Broadcast News is really good.

  • @Angel – I don’t think the concern is that he will reveal himself, it’s that he will show up and try his darndest NOT to reveal himself (i.e. wear a gorilla mask). I’m with you, though I don’t think he will show up.

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