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Yesterday we got all the Leonardo DiCaprio questions out of the way so now on to other Reader Questions. Let's jump right in. Here's eleven questions from readers. You asked. I'm answering.
Eurocheese: What's your favorite comedy to win Best Picture?
Nathaniel: Toss up between It Happened One Night (1934) and Tootsie (198---Damnit. Tootsie is >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gandhi)
Chris James: Sylvester Stallone now holds the record for the longest time between Oscar nominations for the same character (39 years between 1976 nomination and 2015 nomination). Which nominated roles would you love to see a sequel of 39 years after their original film with the same actor reprising the role? Is there some from the past year or are there any characters this year you would love to check in with 39 years down the road?
Nathaniel: What a cool question! Unfortunately a lot of these characters might not be alive in 40 years... so we'll have to stick »
- NATHANIEL R
On Saturday evening the PGA Awards presented The Big Short with its top prize, the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture. Unlike the previous awards shows this season, such as the Golden Globes or Critics’ Choice Awards, the PGA’s are the first awards this season presented by people who actually make movies. They also have one of the best track records of predicting Oscar success, with 19 of the last 26 Zanuck award winners going on to win the best picture Oscar.
What this all means is that The Big Short has positioned itself as the slight lead dog in a close race for best picture. While a PGA award is a big step in the right direction for the film, it does still have the overwhelming disadvantage of being a comedy competing for best picture. Historically, comedic-skewing films have not performed well with the Academy, »
- Patrick Shanley
Well, we’ve finally reached the summit: the 10 most definitive romantic comedies of all time. Unlike the other sections of this list, there is not a movie here that approaches “bad.” As always, some are better than others, despite the order. But one thing is for sure: if you plan to have a rom-com binge-a-thon soon, this is where you start, no questions asked. In fact, after reading this, you should go do that and report back.
courtesy of reverseshot.com 10. Some Like It Hot (1959)
What’s funnier than men dressing in drag? Depends on who you ask. It’s Billy Wilder again with a fictional story of two musicians – Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) – who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago and leave town. But, since the mob has ties everywhere, they need to disguise themselves as best they can: as women in an »
- Joshua Gaul
You always remember your first time — watching a sex scene, that is. While the MPAA may still prefer violence-laden films over ones with even the briefest hint of sexuality, there’s no denying that some of cinema’s most memorable scenes involve lovemaking. Knowing this full well, W Magazine set out to poll dozens of top actors on their most memorable sex-scene-viewing experience, and today we have all the results.
The picks include Cate Blanchett‘s experience in third grade, Paul Dano on Notorious, Jennifer Jason Leigh picks In the Realm of the Senses and Don’t Look Now, Jake Gyllenhaal talks Out of Sight and Jerry Maguire, Alicia Vikander on seeing Blue Valentine alone, while Rooney Mara names Rust & Bone (and also talks her crying fit during Toy Story 3).
- Leonard Pearce
An awkward thing happened to the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant as it trekked into theaters last last year in hopes of picking up award show nominations: A rumor put the film in headlines but for reasons that none of its publicists were happy about. In early December, 20th Century Fox spokespeople were forced to clarify that no, the film does not feature a scene in which its star is raped by a bear. DiCaprio himself later weighed in on the rumor, calling it "absurd," and when the film finally hit theaters on Christmas Day, audiences saw that the rumor »
★★★★★ Has the form of the romantic comedy ever been more perfectly expressed than in When Harry Met Sally (1989), rereleased in UK cinemas just in time for Christmas? Rob Reiner's film might not have been the first rom-com, but taking their cue from It Happened One Night (1934) and the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s, the dream team of director Reiner, writer Nora Ephron and stars Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, fashioned a rom-com that to this day remains the gold standard for the genre.
- CineVue UK
Let’s end the year with a celebration of the funniest comedy scripts ever written. The Writer’s Guild of America has chosen the 101 best laugh-getting screenplays. Keep in mind that this is all about the writing, not the cast or the director.
1.Annie Hall (1977)
2. Some Like it Hot (1959)
3. Groundhog Day (1993)
4. Airplane! (1980)
5. Tootsie (1982)
6. Young Frankenstein (1974)
8. Blazing Saddles (1974)
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Producers (1967)
13. The Big Lebowski (1998)
14. Ghostbusters (1984)
15. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
16. Bridesmaids (2011)
17. Duck Soup (1933)
18. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
19. The Jerk (1979)
20. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
21. His Girl Friday (1940)
22. The Princess Bride (1987)
23. Raising Arizona (1987)
24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
25. Caddyshack (1980)
26. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
27. The Graduate (1967)
28. The Apartment (1960)
30. The Hangover (2009)
31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
32. The Lady Eve »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
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