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Of the Day – Episode 9 – 11.04.09

Read of the Day: Almost the exact same minute that I posted my rant about movie audiences, Paul Young posted a similar one. Apart from cell phones and talkative high schoolers, he also hates babies (at movies). [Screen Rant] News of the Day: Add Jeff Bridges to the Best Actor race as Fox Searchlight has […]

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‘Precious’ Misses With Critics?

The movie Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire gets a very limited release this upcoming weekend and now critics who didn’t see it at one of this year’s film festivals (and it was at almost every one) are weighing in. Prior to this week the word on the movie had been hugely favorable, […]

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10 Awards Season Boosts Provided by Toronto

The most influential film festival of the year has come and gone with a lot of the necessary Awards discussion. Studios and Oscar watchers are now trying to get a feel for what the festival did to the Awards race. Which films and stars got the biggest boost? Which films have fallen off the charts? […]

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Final Toronto Post – Wrapping Up the Wrap-Ups

As most of you who have been following the Toronto International Film Festival know by now, the 2009 fest wrapped up Saturday night with an Awards ceremony that gave Precious another major boost for the upcoming Awards season. The journalists have all packed their bags and headed home, but not before posting one last wrap-up […]

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‘Precious’ Continues to Gain Steam

My horse that I picked months ago to be this year’s big winner has gotten another major boost. Lee Daniels’ film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire has won the People’s Choice Awards at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. This follows on the film’s success at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this […]

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8 Movies from Toronto Over the Weekend

Being out of town over the weekend, I got way behind on my coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. The daily wrap-ups will continue tonight, but for now here’s a look at what happened over the long weekend: 1) Precious has landed at its fourth major film festival this year and the Oscar buzz […]

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New Poster for ‘Precious’

Precious is looking better and better each passing day. This poster for the film is brilliant and everything about this campaign has the right stuff to make this a serious contender for Best Picture. Now with 10 films being nominated for Best Picture I would say based on the film’s initial response and clever marketing […]

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2009 Summer Reading List

Memorial Day was on Monday which marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s time to spend many a lazy afternoon lying in the hammock with a tall glass of lemonade and a good book. For you movie buffs and Oscar watchers out there this is a great time to pick up some of the books […]

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Post Cannes Oscar Predictions

The Cannes Film Festival did not really shake things up for this year’s Oscar race. Rather than allowing a frontrunner to emerge, it hinted that some of the films I thought had a chance really weren’t even possibilities. The awards yesterday mostly went to films that will see limited release in the U.S. and likely […]

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‘Precious’ Post Sparks Race Debate

Sasha Stone from Awards Daily recently posted my article 6 Reasons Why ‘Precious’ Will Be Nominated for Best Picture and it has sparked an intense debate about race and movies in America. A lot of the initial responses were very anti-Mo’Nique because her body of work at this point has been less than commendable. the_movie_guy […]

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Cannes Day Three – Bright Stars

Another day, another two competition films screened. Today it was Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Park Chan-wook’s Thirst. There were also several out-of-competition or previews of films that have been buzzed about in the south of France. Screenings and Reviews: Critics are calling Jane Campion’s Bright Star a satisfying return to form for Jane Campion. […]

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News and Links 5/14/09 – Trailers Galore!

Casting News: Mila Kunis and Mark Ruffalo will join Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Leighton Meester, Kristen Wiig, Ray Liotta and Jimmi Simpson for the upcoming movie Date Night. Quite the glut of big names. The film is for FOX and will be directed by Shawn Levy. Comingsoon.net […]

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