Of the Weekend – 02.18-20.11

Read of the Day:

  • In a piece entitled “The Day the Movies Died,” Mark Harris comments on the difficulty original ideas are having to get made in Hollywood despite the success of a film like Inception. [GQ]

News of the Day:

  • Iranian film Nader and Simin, A Separation has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, which shows great support for the oppressed film industry in Iran. [Obsessed With Film]

Review of the Day:

  • Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus continues to get mostly good reviews after its premiere at Berlin. [Twitch]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Oscar Best Picture winner The Best Years of Our Lives is on TCM tonight at 10pm ET/9pm CT. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “I think the saturated fats are cutting off the blood flow to his penis.” — Name the movie?
    Last Week’s Answer: Great Expectations (1946)

Picture of the Day:

  • A photo of The Hobbit set has appeared online. [Coming Soon]

Video of the Day:

  • Brad Brevet has compiled effects reels for all the Best Visual Effects nominees. [Rope of Silicon]

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  • Ethan Savel

    Super Size Me

  • Jose

    Did anyone catch The Simpsons last night?
    they did a good job spoofing this season awards season (and awards shows in general) the problem though was that it was among the weakest episodes of the current season. And I loved the Bansky shout out, Herdcore reference Triplets of Belleville, Pixar, and Wallace & Gromit spoofs.

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