Academy Fever -- Great Films that Never Received an Oscar!!! 


Time and time again, year after year, we root for films that were forgotten by Oscar voters. We scratched our heads and contemplate why our favorite movie of the year wasn't even included as a nominee! It's been dissed by the Academy!

Movies like "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) or "Mean Streets" (1973), great films from Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, respectively, were not even nominated for a single Oscar!

As we move forward to the Award Season, I found this great article that explains why bad things happen to good movies! Take a look!

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R.I.P.: Mr. Blackwell Dies at 86 


Mr. Blackwell, the cranky fashion critic who was famous for his annual list of Hollywood's worst dressed, has died. He was 86.

Long before Joan Rivers, Mr. Blackwell was the first to take Hollywood's reigning stars to task for not dressing the way they should be. He was famous for his acerbic one-liners, such as:

Madonna: "The Bare-Bottomed Bore of Babylon."


Take a look at this article for more famous Blackwell-ian quotes, and watch this video for an introspective look on the life and times of Mr. Blackwell.



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Coming Soon on My Lovely Movie Blog! 


My review and interviews with the cast (Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, and Craig Robinson) and director Kevin Smith of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

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My review and interviews with the cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Leal, Afion Crockett, Adam Herschman) and director Malcolm Lee of "Soul Men" -- the last flick to star Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes.

Also:



My review and interviews with the cast (Sean William Scott, Jane Lynch) and director David Wain of the super-funny film, "Role Models."

Oh yeah, let's not forget "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." No, I wasn't one of the very few journalists invited to interview these folks, but I did spend my weekend, watching all the R rated flicks above, and the super-saccharine G rated film known as "H.S.M.3: Senior Year."



That was my fun-filled weekend, and they will be all shared to you, lovely readers, very, very soon!

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"Max Payne" Grabs Box-Office Joystick 


There were two new films centered on two very different men. One had a misguided president as a protagonist, and the other had a man out for revenge as its hero. It was "W" versus "Max Payne" at the box office, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, which one came out on top.

"Max Payne" starring Mark Wahlberg and based on the popular videogame debuted with $18 million, landing at the top spot! "W," starring Josh Brolin as President George W. Bush exceeded studio expectations, and debuted at No. 4 with $10.6 million. It will not take a long time for the biopic to recoup its modest $25 million budget.

Previous No. 1 film, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," fell to No. 2 with $11.2 million. The doggie-flick was on the top spot for two weeks in a row until the Wahlberg movie inflicted pain on the Disney film.

Another new movie to open, "The Secret Life of Bees," raked in $11.1 million bucks to debut at No. 3.

Click Read More to see the complete list of the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of Oct. 17th: Read More...

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Foreign-Language Film Entries 


67 countries submitted their entries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009 best foreign-language film Oscar! That's a record y'all. Out of those 67 entries, only 5 will be chosen, and that will be revealed on January 22nd when the nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards will be announced.

The awards will be presented on Oscar night, Feb. 22nd. For now, see which countries are one of the hopefuls for the Best Foreign-Film category. Click Read More...

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