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Weekend Box Office: April 8-10, 2011

Good Monday evening, movie lovers!   The box office has been quite lackluster in 2011, and there’s no greater indication of this than two Russell Brand films opening in the top three  this weekend.  Hop and Arthur, the former featuring Brand’s voice, finished the weekend in the number one and three spots, respectively, while Hanna clocked  […]

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Armie Hammer is Prince Charming in The Brothers Grimm Snow White

Is this really a surprise to anyone? Seriously, have you seen Armie Hammer? The guy looks like he was yanked straight from a Disney movie, preferably Beauty and the Beast (pre beast, of course), which is why its pretty much perfect that he’s just signed on to play Prince Charming in The Brothers Grimm: Snow […]

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Nominee spotlight: Stanley Tucci

Stats Birthdate: November 11, 1960 Birthplace: Peekskill, New York Big Screen Debut: Prizzi’s Honor (1985) Oscar stats: First time nominee In my opinion, Stanley Tucci is one of the best character actors working today. He doesn’t need to be the leading man to shine,  and his ability to transform into any character given to him […]

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‘Avatar’ vs. ‘The Hurt Locker’ (The BAFTA edition)

Assuming that everyone has had time to take in the BAFTA nominations, it’s now time for the next order of business–the breakdown. That’s right, The Real Reel is about to break it all the way down. From the snubs to the upsets, and of course the nominees in general. Starting off we have the Best […]

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BAFTA nominations are here!!

The BAFTA nominations were announced this morning. What are the BAFTAs? To put it simple its the British Academy Awards.  It’s a huge deal and usually most of their nominations are a mirror image of Oscar nominations. As are most of the winners. Native Brits are usually the front-runners for these awards but the Americans […]

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“The Hurt Locker” is one step closer to Oscar…

“The Hurt Locker” and “Inglorious Basterds” were the critics’ choices last night at the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, as both films won multiple awards. Hosted by Kristen Chenowith (Pushing Daisies), the critics honored the best in film for the year 2009 and their top choice was Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker”.  The film won […]

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Review: The Lovely Bones

I had the opportunity to screen “The Lovely Bones” last night and a day later I’m still not sure how I feel about it. For starters, I had high expectations for this film.   Maybe it’s because I am in the middle of reading the book or maybe it was the fact that Academy Award winning […]

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