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Movie Quote of the Day – The King’s Speech, 2010 (dir. Tom Hooper)


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Lionel Logue: Defecation flows trippingly from the tongue!
King George VI: Because I’m angry!
Lionel Logue: Do you know the f-word?
King George VI: F–f–fornication?
Lionel Logue: Oh, Bertie.
King George VI: Fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck and fuck! Fuck, fuck and bugger! Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, fuck, fuck, arse!
Lionel Logue: Yes. . .
King George VI: Balls, balls. . .
Lionel Logue: . . .you see, not a hesitation!
King George VI: . . .fuckity, shit, shit, fuck and willy. Willy, shit and fuck and. . .tits.

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Tom Hooper Named Best Director By Directors Guild of America


This may pretty much mean The King’s Speech has the Oscar. We shall see.

POLL: Predict The 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards!


The Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards are tonight (they air starting at 5PM PST on VH1), so I thought it might be fun to get your thoughts on who you think will win tonight. Black Swan leads the nominees with 12 nominations, followed by The King’s Speech and True Grit with 11 each. After the cut I’ve got polls set up for some of the major categories. You can see all the categories and nominations here. Also, while you’re at it, if you could take a second to vote for Cinema Fanatic at the 2011 Total Movie Blog Awards, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Another Bland Poster For “The King’s Speech”


For one of the top contenders in this year’s Best Picture race, whoever is in charge of making posters for the film sure is dropping the ball.

“The King’s Speech” Leads Golden Globe Nominations


The King’s Speech leads with seven nominations, followed by The Fighter and The Social Network with six each.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Red
  • The Tourist

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Winter’s Bone, The King’s Speech Lead Detroit Film Critics Society Nominations


Most of these are pretty expected. The biggest surprises are no nomination for either Annette Bening or Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right and no Inception or The Town for Best Ensemble. I’m really excited to see both Carey Mulligan’s performance from Never Let Me Go and Jennifer Lawrence from Winter’s Bone included in the Best Actress category. Both were absolutely astounding and from films that weren’t huge box office successes. Also, I love that John Hawkes got another nomination for his stellar performance in Winter’s Bone.

Best Film
127 Hours
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

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New Posters For “The Way Back” and “The King’s Speech”


I definitely cannot wait to see both of these films.

New Posters For 127 Hours, Casino Jack, The King’s Speech and London Boulevard


These are all films I cannot wait to see. Especially London Boulevard, the directorial debut of William Monahan, who won an Academy Award for his adapted screenplay of 2006’s The Departed.

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Trailer for Colin Firth’s “The King’s Speech”


The film recently won the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. This film looks really lush. Danny Cohen’s cinematography looks like it could be a real contender at the Oscars this year, not to mention the costume design and set decoration. Just from the trailer alone it looks like Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are both locks for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations, respectively. I’m so glad Firth is finally getting to do films that are worthy of his talent.

You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! Movies. The film is set for a November 26th release by the Weinstein Company.

“The King’s Speech” Wins Audience Award at TIFF


Looks like it could mean back-to-back Best Actor nominations for Colin Firth at the Oscars, or at least that’s the buzz out of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (“Bertie”) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques (including diaphragmatic breathing), and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

The film is set for a limited release on November 26th.