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Thursday
Jan312013

January. It's a Wrap

I always lose January in a rush of movie and work demands and previous year spillover. It's over already? Here were 10 highlights from the month that was:

Biggest Celebrity Crushes Of the Moment: Marius & Cosette Eddie & Amanda... weirdly Les Miz isn't really involved in this crushing.

Best of the Year Nathaniel's 22 Favorites of 2012
Jodie Foster is Single Thoughts on Jodie's brand of "coming out"
The Hours 10th Anniversary. Nick & Joe discuss the actressy film in depth
Blue Jasmine Tea Leaves Should we be excited for the new Woody Allen? 

César Nominations - Julien takes us through the French Oscars. This year half the big titles were also hits abroad: Rust & Bone, Amour and more.
100 Oldest Living Oscar Nominees - Emmanuelle Riva, Carol Channing, Doris Day and 97 more
Celebrity Globe Tweeting - from Cazwell through Zachary Levi to Adele
10 Big Surprises of Oscar Morning - from Silver Linings dominance to Affleck's Snub

Most Eyeballs: Eddie Redmayne Interview. The rising star talks skinny-dipping, name-calling, and live-singing. This was actually at the end of December but it kept on winning viewers, so I thought I'd include it.
Most Discussed: SAG Live-Blogging (in two parts)

COMING IN FEBRUARY
It's time to dive deep into the fire of the final awardage, both Nathaniel's own & Oscars (interviews and category spotlights coming). But because we're overly ambitious (even if we sometimes don't meet our ambitions) we'll try to throw in a few retro treats like...maybe...  Cabaret (1972), 8 ½ (1963) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) or Bringing Up Baby (1938) which all have anniversaries!

Stay tuned...

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So glad I bought "Lightness," when Criterion had it. On my favorite Criterions list! Thought it was going to be nom'd for Best Pic in 88.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Patryk -- i don't remember it getting much traction that year but i was so scared of it back then. I was so not ready for the things that movie was showing me. SO easily shocked i was by sex back then.

January 31, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Yes please to all the anniversary movies, especially Unbearable Lightness and 8 1/2! The latter being one I am always happy to read new discussions about.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

A 75th Anniversary celebration of Bringing Up Baby would be so fun.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

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