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Watchmen (Movie)

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2009 by FEGNS

The Watchmen graphic novel has received critical acclaim both in the comics and mainstream press, and is regarded as a seminal text of the comic book medium.1

In just 10 days, the movie adaptation of this tumultuous alternate reality comes to movie theatres around the United States.

Last year, a number of comic based movies were released… and after The Dark Knight won two Oscars this past weekend, it’s becoming very evident that (with quality directing and vision) even comic book movies can now be worthy of critical acclaim be considered “art.”

Watchmen has every opportunity to be 2009’s Dark Knight.  The movie appears to make no concessions with it’s original story and style.  It’s a more mature graphic novel than your traditional Marvel and D.C. comics, and the great minds behind the movie adaptation rightfully stuck with this image (rather than compromising the mature content to try and appeal to the masses with a PG-13 rating).

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Academy Awards – Commentary

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by FEGNS

Last night’s Academy Awards celebration was interesting… to say the least.  From Angelina Jolie (pictured left) snubbing Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet yet again, to the numerous musical numbers featuring some awkward pairings (Beyonce and Hugh Jackman?), to previous winners introducing best actor and actress nominees, it seemed as though there was always something queued up to draw your attention.

The results part of the awards last night were however, excruciatingly boring.  All of the above drama and pre-planned gimmicks were not enough to keep the actual results of the award show from being dull and predictable.  Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came away with 11 of the 24 available awards, making the actual disclosure of winners… less than exciting to say the very least.

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Academy Awards – Results

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by FEGNS

The 2009 Academy Awards took place last night.  Read more for a list of the nominations and winners of this year.

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The Razzies – Winners & Losers

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 22, 2009 by FEGNS

Last night (February 21st), in the 29th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (otherwise known as the Razzies) issued awards for the worst actors, actresses, and movies of 2008.

The big winners (which you could really call the biggest losers) at last night’s awards were Paris Hilton, and Mike Myers, Pierce Brosnan, The Love Guru, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Read more for a complete list of Razzie winners and nominations for Movies that were released in 2008

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