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The Wolf Of Wall Street Will Work Its Way Onto Blu-ray In March
This week, Paramount Home Media Distribution has let fans in on when they can get their hands on Martin Scorsese’s latest, The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on March 25. However, if you’re more of a digital copy sort of person, you can purchase the movie early, beginning on March 18.
The Iron Lady Release Date Pushed To The End Of December
Those of you looking forward to witnessing Meryl Streep’s potentially Oscar-worthy portrayal of Margaret Thatcher will have to wait a bit longer than expected. Fortunately, the release date is just a few weeks later than what was originally expected.
Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan Crosses $300 Million Mark At Global Box Office
Fox Searchlight has to be pleasantly surprised at the numbers this dark Oscar winner set in the world of competitive ballet has posted. Aronofsky’s $12-million Black Swan just pirouetted past the $305 million mark thanks to a strong opening over the weekend in Japan
Did Bansky Finally Get Photographed?
Leading up to the Oscars, a fair bit of coverage was devoted to questions of whether reclusive artist and Exit Through The Gift Shop director Banksy would show up for the Academy Awards. At one point, there were even rumors he'd arrive in costume, but the ceremony came and went without sighting.
Rant: Corey Haim Should Have Been In Oscar's In Memoriam Tribute
Shame on you, Academy Awards. It’s been almost a year since Corey Haim died. He went out with a whimper. Broke, addicted and cohabitating with his mother, the former child star had little in common at the end of his life with the fresh-faced boy
Help Save The King's Speech By Refusing To See It
We’ve been talking for several weeks now about The Weinstein Company’s disturbing plan to censor the Oscar nominated film The King’s Speech in order to curry favor with the MPAA, receive a PG-13 rating, and re-release the film in the hopes that the lesser rating will help make them more money. That plan became a reality last week
Oscar Winners: Complete 2011 Academy Award Results
Tonight, while the most famous and important people in Hollywood dress up, walk the red carpet, and get fabulously drunk on a studio's dime for the Oscars, the rest of the country will be where we always are: on our couches, wondering what the famous people are up to. At least that's what we're doing here at Cinema Blend HQ.
Don't Miss Cinema Blend's 2011 Interactive Oscar Live Blog!
This Sunday, for the tenth year in a row, raucous, opinionated Blenditos will gather together and watch the Oscars together right here on Cinema Blend. You’ll want to be there since this year the event is hosted by our own infinitely knowledgeable Oscar Eye Katey Rich. The rest of the Cinema Blend crew will be there too...
Black Swan's Greatest Trick Was Convincing Oscar That It Isn't Horror
There’s a formula you can follow to work your way in contention for the top prize at the Academy Awards. Heavy drama plus a few well placed laughs and two or three scenes that leave the audience choked with tears and you’ll have no problem landing among the elite ten being scrutinized for the Oscar’s best picture. But what if you’re a brilliant film that blurs the line between thriller and horror...
The King's Speech Is Only A Frontrunner Because It's Manufactured Oscar Bait
Last year the Academy Awards expanded its Best Picture category to have ten nominees instead of five, something not done since 1943. This move made it possible for films with more populist appeal to get nominated in the biggest category without degrading the standards of the ceremony. But why was the move necessary?
True Grit's Oscar Nomination Is A Surrender To Creative Bankruptcy
True Grit has been called “the western you should see if you only see one western every three years”. It’s been hailed as ”enormously entertaining”. Critics and audiences alike fell in love with it, almost from the moment it was released. In his review of the film Roger Ebert describes the audience at a sneak preview he attended as...
Inception May Be Oscar's Last Chance To Award Originality
I cover nearly 200 movie news stories a month here on Cinema Blend. In addition to giving me an excuse to thinking about movies from the time I wake up till the time I go to bed, it also gives me a pretty good sense of what’s going on in the film industry and what kind of projects are moving into development. You want to know the biggest thing I’ve learned after writing more than 1,700 articles for this site?
The King's Speech Dominates BAFTA Awards
The BAFTA’s are, for all intents and purposes, the British Oscars. They were held tonight and, in the process of handing out their annual awards, they confirmed what everyone already knew about the Oscar race: There are only two contenders. The King’s Speech won nearly everything that the Orange British Academy Film Awards had to offer, and whatever it didn’t win The Social Network nabbed. The King’s Speech won seven awards in total.
Is Banksy Oscar Campaigning Through Street Art?
While all of the Oscar nominees for this year's Best Documentary category certainly deserve the accolades that they've been given, I, like many others, truly want Exit Through The Gift Shop
Tom Hooper Takes Director's Guild Honors For The King's Speech
There have only been 6 times in history that the Director's Guild honoree didn't match the Oscar category, most recently Roman Polanski in 2002. Clearly there were other issues in play that time around