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The business of… the Oscars

With the eagerly awaited Oscar awards this Monday, Kipp takes a look at the glitzy event that’s become the movie award ceremony of the year.

February 26, 2011 12:30 by

2011 Predictions

Because Kipp enjoys spending our time speculating about things to come we bring to you our top pick of films that are sure to have  a significant presence at the Oscars this year (with comments from Rotten Tomatoes, of course):

The Social Network: “Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.”

Inception: “Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.”

Black Swan: “Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky’s bold direction — and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.” (Best Actress shoo-in thinks Kipp)

The King’s Speech: “Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King’s Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.”

127 Hours: “As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle’s most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.”

 

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1 Comment

  1. Criselda Varro on March 2, 2011 9:39 am

    Everyone who rags on the Academy Awards need to get over themselves. All of these movies this year are brilliant and no one should be disappointed in the winners. If the movies bore you to tears maybe you should skip movies with taste and go watch Madea Goes to Jail and call it a night.

     

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