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We've been bombarded with Oscar mania for the better part of three-ish months now, and it's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish one Oscar contender from another. To keep from defaulting to exhausted apathy when it comes to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we feel a fresh perspective on this year's Oscar nominees is in order ... for which a good old-fashioned face swap is just the ticket.
We apologize in advance if these re-imaginings by our own Dustin Glick make for nightmare fodder. Sometimes looking at something in a new light isn't exactly pretty.
This week: Denzel Washington plays an alcoholic airline pilot who makes a remarkable emergency landing in the high-altitude drama "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Also new this week is Tyler Perry in "Alex Cross," the romantic comedy "Celeste and Jesse Forever" with Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones and the Blu-ray debut of "Cabaret" starring the inimitable Liza Minnelli. Get More »
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
"No one could have drove that bus like I drove that bus."
Imagine if Denzel Washington's character in "Flight," pilot Whip Whitaker, was a lactose intolerant bus driver, hell-bent on both getting kids to school on time and finding a toilet — narrowly avoiding a terrible accident.
Intrigued? Check out King Bach's hilarious spoof, embedded below.
Tired of those boring-ass Photoshopped floating head jobs that flaccid studio marketing departments call posters? So are we, which is why we've singled out the most distinguished, eye-catching promotional pieces to come out this year.
Taking the old-fashioned hand-painted approach always stands out, but sometimes all it takes is using photography in an interesting, innovative way to get some really challenging stories across in a single image.
Here are the absolute best general release or alternate posters of 2012.
Disney's new animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph" took its name very seriously this weekend, as according to Film.com it completely wrecked the competition, taking in an estimated $49.1 million in its theatrical debut.
Denzel Washington's "Flight" also opened big, earning an estimated $25 million in barely half as many theaters as "Wreck-It Ralph." That was more than enough to propel "Flight" to a second place finish, well ahead of third place "Argo" ($10.2 million) and disappointing fourth place finisher "The Man with the Iron Fists" ($8.2 million).
For a full rundown of all the box office figures, including numbers for returning films "Taken 2" and "Paranormal Activity 4," head to Film.com.
And now for your in-flight viewing pleasure, watch a movie likely to make you start squirming and possibly screaming in your cramped seat.
Movies like "Up in the Air," which is a sophisticated look at the life of a million-mile-club executive, and "Bridesmaids," which has one of the funniest plane sequences ever on the big screen, are passenger-approved. But there's nothing like an airline disaster movie to freak out even the mellowest of frequent fliers. As we wait for our "Flight," here are nine movies that should probably be saved for when you're firmly on land. Get More »
Director Robert Zemeckis made the DeLorean fly in "Back to the Future," but now he's headed for a troubled landing with the airplane drama "Flight."
Oscar-winner Denzel Washington plays pilot Whip Whitaker, who saves dozens of passengers with a brilliant maneuver during a mid-air emergency, but, after the media dubs him a hero, he becomes vilified for drinking the night before the eventful flight. John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo co-star in one of the season's most eagerly anticipated awards contenders. Get More »
In this weekend's "Flight," Denzel Washington attempts to pilot his airplane to a soft landing. There's early talk of a Best Actor nomination, and the film is certainly worth a watch. But what other things has Denzel saved during his long and distinguished career?
From his Academy Award wins in "Glory" and "Training Day" to his Academy Award nominations in "The Hurricane," "Malcom X," and "Cry Freedom," Denzel Washington has gone out of his way, on a number of occasions, to save our bacon. So what makes up a proper Denzel save situation, and what what exactly was he saving with his heroic actions? Look no further, we've got the definitive list! Get More »
As the autumnal leaves cover the streets and the birds fly south, a gust of wind blows a whole slew of promising new movies into our local multiplex.
While the summer is all about sound and fury, the fall has dark dramas and Oscar caliber performances dominating the cinematic landscape. Come in from the cold for these highly promising 30 movies, ranked in order of anticipation, which promise to get a warm reception. Get More »