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Movie Review: 2012(2)

20 Animated Films Qualify for Oscar Race

Thursday November 12, 2009
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that by the end of the year 20 animated films will have met the requirements to be considered in the Animated Feature Film category, as well as other categories (including Best Picture). And because the Best Picture nominee list has expanded from 5 to 10, it’s entirely possible an animated movie (hopefully Up) will make the cut.


The Animated Films Qualifying for Oscar Consideration Are:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Astro Boy
Battle for Terra
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Mary and Max
The Missing Lynx
Monsters vs. Aliens
Planet 51
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
A Town Called Panic

Since there are more than 16 animated films that qualified, there can be 5 finalists in Animated Feature Film category. Nominees will be revealed on February 2, 2010. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theatre.
(Photo © Disney/Pixar)

Tom Sturridge on Pirate Radio, ’60s Music, and Richard Curtis

Thursday November 12, 2009
23 year old British actor Tom Sturridge offered up what’s perhaps one of the best descriptions ever of what it’s like to be on a movie with writer/director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) while promoting Curtis’ latest comedy film, Pirate Radio: “It’s so disgusting to say, but making a Richard Curtis film is like being in a Richard Curtis film. It was a really good summer.” Sturridge plays Carl, the youngest man on the boat in Curtis’ Pirate Radio, the story of a group of DJs pumping rock and roll to British music lovers deprived of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, and The Who during the 1960s. Carl’s a virgin and on this boat filled with rebel rock and roll deejays, helping him lose his virginity becomes a major project. Read More…

Movie Review: 2012

Thursday November 12, 2009
The dialogue is atrocious and the 2012 storyline is just silly beyond belief. But, man, when writer/director Roland Emmerich puts aside the plot and just focuses on scenes of destruction, this thing is a real hoot. I don’t think that, other than Zombieland and The Hangover, I’ve laughed this hard all year, although I’m sure the comedy in 2012 is 90% unintentional.


2012 should have been released during the summer as it’s a check-your-brain-at-the-door, completely over-the-top, popcorn movie that delivers some of the most outlandish and entertaining scenes of devastation we’ve ever seen. This is Irwin Allen pumped up on steroids and loaded with Red Bull. I’m actually sad Roland Emmerich’s decided to go with a smaller, more intimate tale for his next picture because I’d really love to see him try to top the sheer mass of effects and destruction he’s accomplished with 2012. Read On…

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November 26, 2009 - Posted by | 1

1 Comment »

  1. Yay, this one is my favorite!!! I love it! 😀

    Comment by Susan | January 23, 2010 | Reply

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