February 2006

Another day, another expert Oscar prediction from your pals at Scene-Stealers! Learn about the “Russell Crowe rule,” and get all the insight on the one category this year where anything can happen! Quicktime users click here.

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In the second part of our Oscar Time! trilogy (eat your heart out, Peter Jackson!), Eric and J.D. brave the freezing cold to actively campaign in public for their favorite actors. Eric is guided by the spirit of Truman Capote as channeled by Philip Seymour Hoffman, while the hard-scrabble charisma of Heath Ledger gives J.D. [...]

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Our first in a daily series of expert Oscar predictions this week finds Eric and J.D. predicting this year’s Best Supporting Actress category, and rolling out their first of many “Rules of Oscar”! If you want to win your office pool or Oscar party – or ours, for that matter-look no further. The answers are [...]

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It’s not the idea behind Paul Haggis’ ‘Crash’ that’s so offensive, but it’s the way that that idea presented — as the ultimate argument settler.

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The DVD release of the latest Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown” has quietly come and gone. The movie itself was forced to withstand undue criticism and disappointing box office, and unfortunately this less than impressive DVD version certainly will not help the cause. There are no great omitted scenes or special features to speak of, only [...]

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Screw the Super Bowl, Eric and J.D. are obsessed with the Oscars! The night before the nominations are announced, Part One finds them staying up all night to catch the announcements live at 7:30 the following morning. This is the first in a series of films leading up to this year’s 78th Annual Academy Awards. [...]

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All roads lead to Oscar. The studio campaigning, the televised award shows, the critic’s group awards, the people’s choice awards, and the craftsman guild awards are all warm-up shows for the Big Game—the Academy Awards. The Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday, and the movies that can boast a nomination (or many), will now have [...]

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Two lonesome cowboys struggle to “get it together” on the prairie plains…hilarity ensues. Real men who prefer Quicktime click here.

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With the obvious exception of Dame Judi Dench’s deserved Oscar nomination for the title role, “Mrs. Henderson Presents” has not received a great deal of attention. Still, it is a charming and quirky film that showcases the talents of Dench and costar Bob Hoskins, who once again prove themselves worthy of their imminent status at [...]

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No, you didn’t read that headline wrong, you dirty bird.The “Indian” is, in fact, a motorcycle made in the 1920s. And Anthony Hopkins plays Burt Monro, a 68-year old New Zealander dead set on riding that old relic as fast as he can, straight into the world record books. “The World’s Fastest Indian” is a [...]

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See exclusive live footage of Limbeck doing tunes from their new record “Let Me Come Home,” and hear about their creepy excursion into the cult phenomenon of “The Mothman Prophecies.” For Quicktime users, click here.

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All right, let’s get this out of the way first. For all of you technically aware, would-be-hackers out there chomping at the bit to debunk the plausibility of the computer world premise behind “Firewall”… don’t bother. Anyone with a DSL connection and the ability to use the term USB in a sentence can, in fact, [...]

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Manitoba, Canada, stands in for Holcomb, Kansas, and gifted character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on the guise of “In Cold Blood” author Truman Capote in director Bennett Miller’s much-lauded new film. “Capote” languidly follows the eccentric literary darling from late 1959 to the mid-’60s as he works on the book that would change the [...]

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With all the fawning awards attention currently focused on “Brokeback Mountain,” Eric & J.D. both agree that Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” is getting the shaft. It may be to provocative to be a front-runner for Best Picture, but to Scene Stealers, that means the film warrants a Director’s Cut review! Check out this extended rant on [...]

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