Flickgrrl Archive: January, 2011

Are the Oscars snow-blind: Does the Academy only see white?

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Few surprises in this year's Oscar nominations. Still and all, was surprised that no persons of color were nominated in the major categories... Read more

Christian Bale: Is the Oscar for Best Acting or Most Acting?

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Much as I enjoyed The Fighter -- and its uncharacteristically broad performances by Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo -- when I read... Read more

James Franco: Oscar Host and Oscar Nominee

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James Franco, who will co-host the Oscar broadcast on February 27, is also a Best Actor nominee for his performance as adventurer Aron Ralston... Read more

'Ebert Presents At The Movies' debuts

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Just previewed Ebert Presents At the Movies, the reboot of the popular film-review revue. As the railbirds at the track say, it's pretty quick... Read more

Mel Gibson Booted from Lethal Weapon 5; Franchise Rebooted

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In the business of episodic television, when producers get irritated by cantankerous star, they order up an "elimination episode" to get rid... Read more

Roll over Beethoven: Ludwig Van and 'The King's Speech'

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"This will make Beethoven!" boasted Walt Disney while he put the finishing touches on Fantasia (1940), with its 20-minute passage from the... Read more

Golden Globes: January 16, 2011

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Big winner at the Golden Globes: "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about the founding of "Facebook," takes a total of four awards... Read more

Andrew Garfield, After The Social Network, Before Spider-Man

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When first I saw Andrew Garfield on screen in Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs I was impressed by how the wiry kid with the mop of hair, playing... Read more