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Liveblogging the Oscars

This is a new experiment for us here at MovieMake-out.com, which is our liveblog of the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony. I’ll be your host and lead blogger and I’m hoping that Gordon will be able to chime in from time to time when he’s not working on Monday’s Multiplex comic. (Sorry, Trisha! I was […]

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 13:08 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 12 Comments
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But here are the 29th annual Razzie Award nominees!

And just because we’re not complete and total film snobs here (well okay, maybe Gordon is) I’m pleased to compile into one place the list of nominees for the 29th annual Razzie awards, the “other” awards ceremony that will take place on February 21, just one night away from the Academy Awards celebration. Founded in […]

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 06:06 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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And here are the 81st Annual Academy Awards nominations!

Capping off another interminable awards season, the 81st annual Academy Awards nominations have been announced. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Director; Slumdog Millionaire has 10, and The Dark Knight and Milk snagged 8 apiece. In a move […]

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 10:16 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Revamping the Oscars

“Once upon a time, if I’m not mistaken, it was a party,” Mr. [Laurence] Mark said of the Oscar ceremony. “We’d like to bring back a little bit of party flavor.” —Producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon, on how they’ll be bringing the sexy and fun back to the Oscars ceremony [My suggestion? Give everyone […]

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 06:52 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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2008 aniBoom Awards winners announced

The 2008 aniBoom Awards winners have been announced, and the Grand Winner is Joaquin Baldwin‘s Sebastians Voodoo (yes, I’m confused about the lack of apostrophe, too), the charmingly downbeat story of a heroic voodoo doll. Baldwin wins a $25,000 development deal. Watch Sebastians Voodoo below, and head over to aniBoom.com to see some of the […]

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 15:50 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Link of the day: How to get an Oscar nomination

By now, almost everyone knows that the best way for an actor—or actress, but I really dislike the word sometimes—to garner an Oscar nomination includes being British or playing a person with mental disabilities. Well, Variety’s Timothy M. Gray came up with a few more categories to add to the “Oscars bait” pool, including: Talk […]

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 07:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Give me my fluffy movies, dammit!

Gratitude should therefore be expressed to those brave filmmakers and theatrical producers who are bucking the trend. When it comes to mood-altering movies, Slumdog Millionaire takes the cake. It’s so uplifting, it’s downright narcotic. On Broadway, critics by and large are raving about Billy Elliot for similar reasons. Yeah, it’s a tear-jerker; sure, Elton John […]

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 07:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quote of the day: When longer isn't better

[In the running for the Best Animated Picture nomination is] $9.99, a stop motion toon for grown-ups, based on the very short stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret (some of them no longer than a sneeze, but evocative enough to set your imagination running). That might seem like a shortage of material on which to […]

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 07:25 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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The 2008 Academy Awards are over… (updated)

Best Picture: No Country for Old Men Director: Joel & Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood Actress: Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton A complete list of winners can be found at the official […]

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 23:08 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Oscars coverage worth reading (updated)

While most of the press about the Oscars in the mainstream media are all about the glitz, speculation about who’s going to win, and how hard it must be for Jon Stewart and his fresh-off-the-picket-line writers to whip up a show in a week, there’s still the occasional story that isn’t basically a bunch of […]

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 11:14 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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