Category Archives: Oscars

The Oscars 2012 – My picks and tips

This year’s Oscars have one advantage for cinema goers over pervious years. Whereas in the past to view all nominated films required a pretty long list of films, this year, in the feature film categories (excluding the animated and foreign … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part Two)

In Part One I looked at the historical films nominated for Best Picture, now I move on to the rest. Les Miserables, is of course set in the past, but historical truth is not an issue. It has bigger problems … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part One)

The discussion regarding many of the films up for the Best Picture Award at this year’s Oscars has concerned truth. Mostly this has arisen because so many of the films depict historical events – even if in the case of … Continue reading

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The Oscars race reaches the release stage

Pretty much as soon as the Academy Awards hands out the Best Picture award, the talk turns to the next and which film might win the big one. Heck this year, so bored was I with the nominees that even … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Best Performance in a Shouty Role

> I must apologise, but today I am not feeling the best and so there won’t be a post tonight (err other than this). Today there was lots of shouting from Abbott when he moved a censure motion against Gillard … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer–It’s Oscar Time

> On Monday our time, it’ll be time to get excited about what a bunch of mostly aging, mostly acting, and mostly conservative people think are the best films and performances of the last year. Yep, it’s time for the … Continue reading

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>“Our” The King’s Speech

> We here in Australia love to claim anything that has passed by these shores for even the briefest of moments as “our”. At times it can be downright cringing (actually it pretty much always is – can you recall … Continue reading

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>The Best of the Best Picture Winners

> Next Monday, Australia time, the 2009 Oscars will be held (Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are doing the hosting). Now the Oscars are always fun to disparage – after all they very rarely get it right – and I … Continue reading

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>Oscar is Always Wrong (except when it’s right) Part IX: 1995

> Last year the following animated film made it in the top 20 yearly box office in America: Up came 5th, Alvin and the Chipmunks the Sqeukquel 9th, Monsters Vs Aliens 11th, and Ice Age 3 12th In 2008 the … Continue reading

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>Oscar is Always Wrong (except when it’s right) Part VIII: 1996

> The last time I examined the decisions of Oscars past – 1997 – I promised to do another in the series within three months. I wrote that back in September, so I guess you can say I lost track … Continue reading

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