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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – The Paperboy

18 Oct

Title: The Paperboy
Year: 2012
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Lee Daniels and Peter Dexter, based on Mr. Dexter’s novel
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, Scott Glenn
MPAA Rating: R, strong sexual content, violence and language
Runtime: 107 min
IMDb Rating: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 39%
Metacritic: 45

Lee Daniels started out as a producer first, most noticeably on Monster’s Ball, and then made his directorial debut in 2005 with Shadowboxer, a thriller starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren that’s not worth anyone’s time or money. He became a name though, with his sophomore effort, Precious, back in 2009, a film that got six Oscar nominations, including Director and Best Picture nods for Mr. Daniels, and won two of those, Mo’Nique for Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay. So, as you might expect, people were looking forward to seeing what he did next.

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