Let the XXX Olympiad Games begin – Monty Python style

Seems a bit more appropriate this year given that the XXX Olympiad Summer Games get going in full swing today in London that we take a step back and honor those events that, unfortunately, won’t make it to telly yet again this year. Much like the News and Documentary Emmy categories never get their day […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy set to premiere

If you are in the UK, mark down the date of Friday, 16 September as the day a potential Oscar winning film premieres. For those in the U.S., clear out Friday, November 18 on your calendar for the same reason. Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Atonement, Fortysomething), Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and […]

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Germany officially the least funniest country in the world!

With sincere apologies to the supreme German, Dirk Nowitski, I get Germany being crowned the least funniest country in the world in a recent international survey conducted by Badoo.com. But….how in the world can Britain be listed as the #4 least funny? Never mind the fact that Britain finished more boring than America, how about […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Day 2

Fresh with the news that Colin Firth and The King’s Speech will be bringing home the Oscar statue in the 2011 Academy Awards, its day #2 of the 2011 BBC Showcase. Even though we are 6000 miles away from the Oscar red carpet, it was a star-studded evening Sunday night at the BBC Showcase in Brighton. […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – 32+ years in the making

I know it’s Oscar time 2011 and everyone is focused on The King’s Speech, True Grit, 127 Hours, etc. and I know it’s not right to start looking ahead to next year, but I’m setting my sights on what’s coming out in 2011/2012 that should get Oscar nominations for 2012. To start it off….put this on […]

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The Real King's Speech – 1939

The Golden Globes have come and gone. The BAFTA’s are but a faint memory. All eyes are now focused on Sunday, 27 February and the Academy Awards. It’s Oscar time. With The King’s Speech, hopefully, set to sweep the top awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and […]

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2011 BAFTA's – British film's biggest night of the year

BAFTA‘s…Grammy’s. Grammy’s…BAFTA’s. Hmmmm. Sorry, not even close. Royal Albert Hall wins. The British even do awards programs better than anyone. In what is, traditionally, Britain’s biggest night of the year to celebrate film, rarely, do they ever disappoint. This year was no exception. I have to admit, I was apprehensive going into the evening with […]

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Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

The clear winner from an Oscar nomination standpoint during yesterday’s announcement was the brilliant British box-office mega-hit, The King’s Speech, with 12 Oscar nominations. Britain will be well-represented on Oscar night with numerous opportunities for an acceptance speech or two up and down the nomination ladder. Best Picture – The King’s Speech Best Actor – Colin […]

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Happy 75th, Dame Dench

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Dame Judi Dench turning 75 on Wednesday, December 9 and, simultaneously, the same week, being asked to appear in an upcoming Black Eyed Peas video that’s pretty darn cool. Seems as though after striking up a close friendship with singer Fergie during the filming of the […]

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