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Archive for February 18, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Picture & Best Director – 2006

The year justice was served. Though the dish is best served warm, this one felt more reheated. They kind of just went through the motions here. They were like, “Fine, we’ll give Marty the fucking Oscar.” I’m not complaining, though. He’s deserved it like ten times over already. I think they felt the need to give him Best Picture to so they can be like, “If we give him Best Director for a Best Picture, then its like we set a benchmark and we have an excuse for not giving it to him all those other times.” But, whatever, this, to me, were actually perfect decisions. They voted for the best picture on this list. I’d have nominated some other films, but, you know, take what you can get.

Best Picture – 2006

And the nominees were…

Babel (Paramount Vantage)

The Departed (Warner Bros.)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Warner Bros.)

Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight)

The Queen (Miramax) (more…)

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Pic of the Day: “You sure the cop’s okay?” “He’d better be, he’s my cousin.”


The Box Office Report – February 18-20

Last week, in Box Office…

A piece of hell broke off and tainted the world to the tune of $70 million for two piece of shit films.

Just Go With It wins the weekend with $30.5 million. There is no god.

Justin Bieber’s movie made $29.5 million. What the fuck is wrong with this country? Are children really that stupid?

Gnomeo and Juliet makes $25.4 million. That pretty much goes to show how strong a market there is for children’s films marketed toward the very small. You make a film suitable for ten and under, and you’re guaranteed an opening weekend. Goddamn. This is because the last kid’s movie that came out was Yogi Bear. The one before that was Tangled, which… then before that was….I have no idea…there really wasn’t a young kids film at all this past six months. 2009 had one every weekend, it seemed. But still, I can’t say this was exactly something I wanted to happen.

The top three films in the box office combined to make $85 million. It was just like Revelations.

Fourth on the list was The Eagle with, surprise, surprise, $8.7 million. That was easy to guess.

Roomie did $8.1 million. Better than I’d hoped. What the fuck is wrong with you, America? (more…)