Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 4 The Big Finish

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Here we go, the final hour! The big Awards! The Grand Finale! Best Actor! Best Actress! Best Director! And of course, Best Picture! Let’s do it!

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 3 – The Second Hour

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

One hour down. One major award. One racist joke. Hugo cleaning up on technical stuff.

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 2 – The First Hour

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Ok, ok, ok! Made it alive through the Red Carpet! Now it’s time for the REAL Deal…

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The 2011 FMR MAJOR Award Winner for Best Picture

Here it is Everyone.

The major award of the MAJOR Awards.

The Best Picture of 2011.

It’s the biggest question of the week. Which movie is the best? In order to help frame my decision, I asked myself this question… If I could make sure every visitor here saw one movie, which would it be? Because basically, this award equals my TRUE highest recommendation. I gave the trademarked FMR A++ three times this year, but I can only give the Best Picture Leg Lamp once.

Your nominees are: “50/50″, “The Descendants”, “Drive”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″, “The Help”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Moneyball”, “The Muppets”, and “The Tree of Life”.

Click through to find out which of these ten worthy motion pictures won!

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The 2011 FMR MAJOR Award Winner for Best Actor

Here we go, here we go, here we go!

The 2011 FMR MAJOR Award for Best Actor!

These five actors all gave a great performance in 2011… just did a really great job in their roles. Of course, only one can be selected as the winner.

The Nominees are: George Clooney, “The Descendants”, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50″, Ryan Gosling, “Drive”, Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”, and Andy Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.

Click “Continue Reading” to see who took home the Leg Lamp!

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The 2011 FMR MAJOR Awards Winner for Most Surprising Movie

Alright everyone, here we go!

The Most Surprising Movie of 2011!

This is the category honoring that great class of movie. The pleasant surprise. You go in with low or no expectations… and BOOM. You wind up enjoying the movie quite a bit. This is the movie which, in my opinion, exceeded our expectations the most…

The nominees are: “Bridesmaids”, “The Help”, “Moneyball”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Warrior”.

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The 2011 FMR MAJOR Awards: Nominees for Most Surprising Movie

The Yin to disappointment’s Yang. The pleasant surprise.

These are the movies that you really weren’t looking forward to at all. If they were on your radar at all, they weren’t a very prominent blip… So, you go in with no expectations, and before you know it, you’re thinking. Hey, this is really good.

By the time you leave, you’re ready to spread the “Word of Mouth”.

Click through to see the 5 nominees for the 2011 FMR MAJOR Award for “Most Surprising”!

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Moneyball

“Moneyball” is an excellent, excellent movie. Let’s get that out of the way.

Brad Pitt is at his glib, witty best and Jonah Hill is given a role that perfectly fits his stunned, blinking comedic talents. Fueled by top notch dialogue from Aaron Sorkin, the duo inject plenty of very funny comedy into this compelling, excellently paced, well directed movie.

But let’s put this right up front. This is NOT your traditional sports movie. In fact, it’s such an unconventional turn from the sports movie genre that I’m sure that some people are going to detract points from the movie for it, while others give it tons of credit.

In all honesty I still haven’t figured out which side of the foul poul I’m going to be on.

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2011 Fall Movie Season Preview

“And I can tell you
My love for you will still be strong
After the movies of summer have gone…”

God. I’ve GOT to stop doing that! Why anybody comes back to this blog when I keep doling out such HAM is beyond me.

It’s true though. The movies of summer have gone. This weekend brings “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark”, “Our Idiot Brother” and “Colombiana”, after which the summer season will be officially deemed closed.

BIG movies begin to come back during the “Holiday Movie Season”, which begins the week before Thanksgiving. This year the Holiday season will kick off with “Happy Feet Two”, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” and (thankfully) “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” starring Gary Oldman. Once those movies hit, the ball is officially rolling, as Turkey Day weekend itself brings us “The Muppets” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”.

The fall is pretty much the lowest profile time of the year for movies. Blockbusters come out in the Summer, the Holidays, and early March. Oscar contenders are typically released in January to stay fresh in voters minds. With the exception of Halloween, which often brings high-profile horror movies, the fall pretty much has a reputation for being a dumping ground.  

Still, there are movies on my radar (of course). Movies that I’m looking forward to to varying degrees. Click through to see the ten movies I’m looking forward to the most between now and the Holiday Movie Season.

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