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I loved The Land Before Time when I was a kid. It was a cute story with memorable characters in a world full of dinosaurs that utterly fascinated me. I remember seeing it in the theatre, getting the plastic hand puppets from Pizza Hut, and eventually acquiring a VHS of the film through some other restaurant’s promotion. There was something about it that allowed for its message of friendship, love, and whatever else to come across without a shred of overt manipulation or gimmicks to reel in the ever-evolving minds of the children watching. Back then, if you weren’t Disney you didn’t even attempt to populate an animated film with song—at least until it came time to cash-in on sequels.
When Pixar showed family films with story could succeed, not even the Mouse House needed cute critters breaking out into song anymore. It appeared the era »
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Well dip me in gold and call me Uncle Oscar - it's time for another round of Hollywood hellraisin' courtesy of the Ae Movie Club.
This week the name on every film lover's lips is gonna be Roxy Oscar. They don't call it "The Gay Superbowl" for nothin' - a perfect storm of camp, artistry, spectacle, emotion, and cleverly-named appetizers, it's the biggest night of the year for many of us. If you're like me, the tears will start flowing long before the In Memoriam segment.
So this week we're focusing on all things Academy. We've got an Oscar party planner workshop, a Fast Five of fave Oscar surprises, Vintage Beefcake from an Award winner, an Oscar Bingo card, and more! Plus new posters, trailers, and other goodies that have nothing to do with the red carpet.
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Updated Feb. 23, 2012.
Here's some inside intel for casual movie fans contemplating their Oscar predictions: By the time the Academy Awards roll around, we know who's going to win in pretty much every major category.
Sure, there can be surprises and the occasional too-close-to-call race, but after so many other award functions play out in the lead-up to Oscar night, from the Critics Choice to the Golden Globes to the all the guild gatherings, patterns emerge and some favorites appear unbeatable.
That's why if you're about to head to Vegas (Editor's note: NextMovie does not condone gambling, unless you're sharing …) and lay down some scratch on "The Artist" winning Best Picture, the rewards, at this point, won't be too tempting.
But if you're simply just looking to fill out your office Oscar ballot (get your printable one right here), then there are some categories you just shouldn't miss on.
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Fierce Fashions: The SAG Awards.
My Week with Marilyn's Michelle Williams was a stunning lady in red when she introduced the night’s first award, Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role. The actor went to Christopher Plummer who thanked his fellow nominees, cast and daughter Amanda Plummer.
SAG Winner Alec Baldwin Diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic
Octavia Spencer delighted the crowd when she won for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role as the oh-so-sassy, cake baking Minny in The Help. Octavia thanked the women who work as domestic helpers, like her character in the film, who made it possible for be there tonight. She said, "By honoring me, you honor them." She also thanked an unsung hero in the film, slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers and his family. She dedicated »
4 items from 2012
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