Today's Challenge: Can you link The King's Speech and Gulliver's Travels, both out on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time today?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.19.11 by reelz
Executive producer Harvey Weinstein has finally had his wish granted now that a release date has been scheduled for the PG-13 version of the Oscar-winning historical drama The King's Speech.
Weinstein began the process of removing the movie's profanity in January, just after the Academy Award nominations were announced with The King's Speech earning a total of 12 nominations. The motivation was purely financial, with the producer and studio convinced that a more family-friendly rating would improve the movie's box office take. Director Tom Hooper responded by announcing that he wouldn't re-edit the movie, which only received a R-rating due to the profanity spoken by Colin Firth in a role that won the actor his first Oscar. Helena Bonham Carter, who also appears in the movie, also spoke out against changing the language in the movie. How about the F-Bombs >> Posted 03.24.11 by Ryan
Now that Tom Hooper has won the Best Director Oscar for Best Picture recipient The King's Speech, the question remains: what will Hooper direct next? Since Hooper finished shooting King's Speech a year ago, the director has yet to accept another gig, though there have been offers. The LA Times reports that Hooper was offered the director's chair for Iron Man 3, but turned it down. Shane Black was hired instead.
While Hooper has settled on nothing so far, he is rumored for several projects. According to the same Times report, Hooper was "weighing" an offer to direct an adaptation of literary classic Les Miserables, but unlike his King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush's 1998 non-musical version, Hooper's version would be a big-budget musical. Hooper had also told The Times previously that he's "on the lookout" for another historical or period drama, and there could be another such project that would reunite him with King's Speech screenwriter (and fellow Oscar winner) David Seidler. two more possible projects >> Posted 03.02.11 by Ryan
An edited version of Oscar-winning historical drama The King's Speech was first reported to be in the making, with director Tom Hooper responding by saying that he won't re-edit the movie to excise the f-bombs spoken by the movie's protagonist, played by Colin Firth. Executive producer Harvey Weinstein moved forward with creating a more family-friendly rating, with the LA Times reporting that, prior to the Academy Awards ceremony over the weekend, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) approved a PG-13 rating for a version of the movie where the foul language had been muted.
After the Oscars, Hooper, who won Best Director honors, was asked by THR what he thought of the PG-13 version. "I haven't seen it yet," replied the director, who reportedly will watch it today. Colin Firth "doesn't support" the new version >> Posted 02.28.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
This morning Charlie Sheen made the rounds of the non-CBS network news shows, telling ABC's Good Morning America he's going to sue CBS for breach of contract and that he's "here to collect." He also appeared on NBC's Today show saying he's got "tiger blood" and "Adonis DNA," and made an offer to return to Two and a Half Men for $3M per episode after CBS apologizes "while licking my feet." NBC teased a second part of the interview, in which Sheen talks about his women — "goddesses," he calls them — on tomorrow morning's show.
On Friday Sheen was banned from Warner Bros. studios and responded by saying, "Doesn't matter too much because after Wednesday they'll have to rename Warner Bros. as Charlie's Bros. I will fire those clowns and bring in my own team."
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Melissa Leo has apologized for dropping an F-bomb at last night's Oscars, adding, "I really don't mean to offend and it's probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word." Meanwhile, Best Actor winner Colin Firth is disappointed at the muting of several F-bombs for the PG-13 cut of The King's Speech, saying the R-rated version of the newly crowned Best Picture winner "has its integrity as it stands."
The Vanity Fair Oscar after-party was a hot ticket as usual, and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez made it increasingly clear that the couple is, in fact, a couple. Posted 02.28.11 by reelz
We're coming to the end of awards season with the Oscars airing this Sunday and, to be honest, there haven't been that many surprises. Heck, the Academy even snubbed Christopher Nolan again, this time failing to nominate the director for helming Inception. So, amidst the obvious and unoriginal, we consulted our friends at Ask Deadpool for a truly fresh take on the Academy Awards — what could the night look like if Deadpool took a stab (ahem) at hosting the Oscars?
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 83rd Academy Awaaaards! With your hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaw--
Wait wait waaaait jus' a minute there, announcer-dude, yer kiddin' me, right? Bob got th' call last week askin' me ta host this fancy shindig. So here, read my intro; an get that curly-haired dude outta here! ...The hot chick c'n stay if she wants, though...
Check out the full comic, Deadpool Presents: The Oscars > > Posted 02.22.11 by reelz
No surprise, we love the Oscars. But ... well, even we have to admit that the show always goes on too long and you can really only count on one good joke per hour. Enter our annual Oscar Bingo Cards, a sure way to get you through the duller moments. Or to help ignore that blowhard at the party who you know only saw Iron Man 2 and Inception, yet somehow has an opinion on every award.
This year we've put together a set of 10 Cards — one for each of the movies up for Best Picture. (Hint: Check out the FREE SPACE icons.) While we can't guarantee every one of these events will happen, we're pretty confident a game of Blackout Bingo will prove possible with several of the cards in the mix.
Play Oscar Bingo >> Posted 02.18.11 by reelz
Now that the Academy has expanded the number of Best Picture nominees to 10, and the other main Actor/Actress nominations include five other movies, it's nearly impossible to keep up without working concessions at a multiplex. Especially when there's a new Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, and The Bachelor. Every. Damn. Week. So when that Oscar party invite comes in the mail, don't panic. We've created a cheat sheet of top talking points.
Oscar Cocktail Party Conversation Guide >> Posted 02.07.11 by reelz
Last week, the Weinstein Company revealed plans to re-edit their highly-lauded, Oscar-nominated historical drama The King's Speech, so that they could remove a few of the f-bombs uttered in Colin Firth's Golden Globe winning performance. Executive producer Harvey Weinstein expressed interest in receiving a more family-friendly rating and said he would work with director Tom Hooper in order to "find a unique way to do this that keeps his vision of the movie." Only Hooper isn't interested in re-editing the movie. Helena Bonham Carter agrees >> Posted 02.01.11 by Ryan
Just as The King's Speech has become the front-runner to sweep this year's Oscars, The Weinstein Company announce via Facebook that it was going to give audiences a fifth installment of its horror movie spoof series, Scary Movie. In case you're wondering why, consider this: The Weinsteins have always mixed commercial success with creative success. why make another scary movie? >> Posted 01.31.11 by reelz