Archive | February, 2011

The Real Reel’s Hits, Misses, and WTF Moments: 2011 Oscar Edition

What a night! A night that I’m sure we all, James Franco included, are glad is over.  For those of you just rolling over into another dream or getting ready to have lunch at your respective places of employment, here’s a little something to bring to the water cooler conversation. That’s right! For the second […]

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‘The King’s Speech’, Portman, Firth, Leo and Bale all big winners at the Academy Awards

The 83rd Academy Awards were held last night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood,  and to the surprise of no one and the dismay of a few, The King’s Speech became forever enshrined in the halls of the Academy as the Best Picture of 2010. The show, deemed Hollywood’s biggest night, was hosted by Anne […]

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Review: The Kids Are All Right (AUDIO)

Nominated for four Academy Awards tonight, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay, The Kids Are All Right tells the story of two teenagers,  birthed through artificial insemination,  who seek out their birth father and  throw off the entire balance of their family.

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The Real Reel’s Official Oscar Predictions

In true go big or go home fashion, feast your eyes on The Real Reel’s Official Academy Awards predictions! Yes, I’m aware that The King’s Speech is the favorite to win but if you direct your attention down below, you’ll see that I’m  riding with The Social Network until the final tally is revealed. No […]

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Oscar 2012 Forecast: The Ones to Watch

Twas the night before Oscar, when all through “house” Not a prognosticator was tweeting, not even a mouse. The ballots were shipped to the Kodak Center with care, In hopes that their predictions would be called once there. Tomorrow night marks the end of another stellar awards season and as we close this chapter on […]

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Predicting the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards

For those who find the Academy Awards to be a bit high-brow, you’re in luck with the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards, an awards ceremony widely consider to be the rebellious younger brother of the Oscars, dedicated to celebrating independent film.   Traditionally held on the eve of the Academy Awards, this year’s ceremony is even […]

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Oscar Real: Best Actor in a Leading Role breakdown

2 days left! Can you feel the excitement? Over the past week, I’ve broken down the supporting players and the leading ladies- now its the time to see what the leading men have to offer. Recent winners in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category include Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Sean Penn […]

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Video: Oscar 2011 Highlights

These guys seem to have it all figured out! I ran across this little golden nugget yesterday and watched it three times in a row, 1.) because I thought it was hilarious and 2.) the attention to detail in the video is spot on. Take a look for yourself and if you’re up for it, […]

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Warner Bros. to remake The Bodyguard

This is officially the remakes to end all remakes!  Apparently, the good folks over at Warner Bros. went through their film rolodex and/or played a game of eenie meenie, miney moe, and decided that the 1992 global hit The Bodyguard deserved the reboot treatment. I know, its hard to believe that the film which featured […]

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Oscar Real: Best Actress in a Leading Role breakdown

With only 4 days, 5 hours and 45 minutes left till Oscar night, there’s a lot of ground left to cover. Earlier I broke down the Supporting Actor category and now its time to switch back to the ladies — the leading ladies, that is.   In recent years, the Best Actress in a Leading […]

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