4 items from 2011
Wednesday night’s Big Brother was both mellow and maddening as the presumed powerhouses — the veterans — dealt with a blow that sent them into asthmatic fits: Evel Dick, the veterans’ tattered, tattooed leader, abruptly left the game due to an “undisclosed personal matter.” Undisclosed personal matters are no fun! They’re the reason Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of Babe and Rugrats‘ Chuckie Finster, dropped out of show business! I hate those things.
I’ll have more to say about the dramatic turns of tonight’s episode after tomorrow night’s recap, so for now, let’s just recount five wince-worthy »
- Louis Virtel
In 1995, Babe was nominated for an Academy award against Sense and Sensibility, Il Postino, Braveheart and Apollo 13. It lost to Braveheart, of course, but at the time, the academy had been dabbling with supporting children’s entertainment by nominating films like Beauty and the Beast for best picture - in all cases those nominations were the wins. Now there’s a category for animated pictures, and likely we’ll never see Pixar win a best picture trophy. But watching Babe again, it’s hard not to call it a classic. And it’s hard not to call it a masterpiece, kid’s film or no. Babe was robbed, and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump. Babe (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) is a pig separated from his mother early in life, and is given away as a prize at a state fair. He’s picked up by »
- Andre Dellamorte
Director: Chris Noonan
The Scoop: (1995) If you thought that a movie featuring a talking pig would never be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, well, have we got news for you, because "Babe" did just that. Cavanaugh provides the voice of Babe, a pig who becomes hero of the farm when he takes over as sheepdog. Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart.
Special Features: Commentary, making-of featurette, interview
Rated G, 89 min. | Watch the trailer »
- NextMovie Staff
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
The Plot: A 16-year-old (Ronan) who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
The Buzz: I’m moderately excited to see Your Highness, but Hanna wins ‘movie of the week’ here, as it looks to be a better film to see on the big screen. Director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) looks to have another great comedy on his hands in Your Highness, but if I had to pick just one to see in the theater, Hanna would be it. The premise »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
4 items from 2011
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