Of the Weekend – 01.31.10

Read of the Weekend:

  • The 50 most controversial movies ever made. Several of these are surprising as they can be deemed relatively tame by today’s standards. [Time Out New York]

News of the Weekend:

  • Five time Oscar winning composer John Barry has passed away at the age of 77. Check out selections from a few of his most famous scores. [The Playlist]

Review of the Weekend:

  • Finally getting a wider release, Frankie & Alice has been getting pretty trashed by the critics. Marshall Fine says it “feels tired and recycled after the first 15 minutes”. [Hollywood & Fine]

Oscar News of the Weekend:

  • Annette Bening received the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It’s probably too late for this to have any bearing on the Oscar race, but it’s a kind notion nonetheless. [In Contention]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Oscar month is getting kicked off early on Turner Classic Movies as they play films that are from the four winners of this year’s Academy Governor Awards. Tonight it’s Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard), Baby Doll (Eli Wallach), The Rain People (Francis Ford Coppola), and The Tramp and the Dictator (Kevin Brownlow). [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “A town that is truly topped with ice cream.” — Name the movie?
    Last Week’s Answer: The Truman Show (1998)

Picture of the Weekend:

  • Remaking all of the Best Picture nominees with Legos. (Above is Black Swan). [Gawker]

Video of the Weekend:

  • One of my most anticipated films of 2011 gets a neat trailer. Check out Beginners from director Mike Mills. [Apple Trailers]

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  • Quote: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Trailer: I can’t wait to see “Beginners”. It feels like most of the great quality indie films are coming out in the front half of the year.

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