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The New Republic Mark Harris interviewed on the politics of movies and Oscar races
Guardian Meryl Streep joins the period drama Suffragette as feminist icon Emmeline Pankhurst. The film stars Carey Mulligan with Helena Bonham-Carter and Romola Garai in the supporting cast (but it sounds like Streep's got a glorified cameo)
Dissolve a graphic designer looks at Her 

Gurus of Gold if you haven't checked out the charts lately, you should. David Poland has posted "if we could sway the Academy and there's not much time left to do so. 
Daily Beast Michael Musto talks to an Oscar voter about how friendliness at luncheons affects his vote and how scandals don't  
MNPP on the bad wigs in Bryan Singer movies. Ugh. Quicksilver, one of my favorite characters, looks just atrocious
Twitter an account sharing Top Gun scene by scene... almost frame by frame. LOL
TFE have you voted on our recent polls? Bette Midler? Beauty vs. Beast: Hustle? Who you want to win the pic & acting Oscars?
Josh Cooley a Pixar artist does really fun cartoons of R rated movies, like this one from Psycho...

Moving Picture Blog classy low-key Oscar campaigning from Jeremy Irons circa 1991. An SNL classic
First Showing talks to Matthew McConaughey about the ambitions of Interstellar 
Slate great piece on that makeover moment at the tale end of Frozen's "Let it Go" -- that's the only part I don't like myself and this is exactly why!

Exit Vids
The Onion nails it again while talking Netflix. This is exactly what I use Netflix for though I pay a lot more than $5 a month! Also the "Kid Oscars"... I think the Captain Phillips one is best because methinks it's funnier when kids adlib rather than read dialogue.

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Reader Comments (10)

I love the kids reenacting the Best Picture nominees series. The 12 Years a Slave one made me die laughing (that's a weird sentence).

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pretentious Know it All

LOL @ the kids not doing a scene from Philomena haha

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGilda

LOL @ the kids not doing a scene from Philomena haha

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGilda

I see the Gurus of Gold have American Hustle in the top spot for Best Picture. Where's my Pepto Bismal? On the plus side, Nebraska's doing better than I had hoped.

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

brookesboy -- i think you must be looking at an old chart. unless you didn't mean gurus of gold.

February 20, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Bless you, Nathan. That's much better. Now I can stop breathing into a paper bag!

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Looks like a good role for Carey Mulligan. If I could, I would instantly recast Helena and Meryl.

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Love those Josh Cooley cartoons- the Kids's Oscar was lame

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon


Jezebel got an anonyous interview from an Oscar voter, and they did not follow the frontrunners. Hurrah for Independent Thinking.

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

Loved the kids oscars. 12YaS was my favorite and liked Gravity as well.

Not sure I buy the Musto piece. The bit about Woody being unpleasant to work with doesn't add up. No background actor is allowed to speak to the director on any picture (has to do with money, contracts, Union rules and professionalism and if the AD is the one talking to you, your pay grade isn't high enough) and would probably be dismissed from any set where this happened. If this woman exists, and was fired and was a contract or day player, she was fired because she wasn't doing the work he wanted not because he is unpleasant to work with, which he isn't.

February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

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