Gurus o’ Gold Archive for December, 2010

Gurus o’ Gold: Last Licks 2010

With overwhelming domination of the Critics Groups, The Social Network overtakes The King’s Speech for the top spot by 1 point. The other mover is Black Swan, which leaps from #7 to #4.

And The Gurus bid a fond farewell to Sean Smith, off to do serious things with his life. And we ring in the New Year with Anthony Breznican flipping to Entertainment Weekly from USA Today. The more things change…

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Gurus o’ Golden Globes, Post-Nominations

The Gurus came through Globes Day with a new appreciation for The Fighter and worries about True Grit.

Also, with Globes nods in, a look at the Picture and Acting categories. Jolie, Berry, Wahlberg & Kunis all got nods without a single Gurus guessing they would. So what now? (And the ranking of the rest of the movie categories coming soon.)

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Gurus o’ GIobes Gold: Dec 10, 2010

The only real action in the Oscar race this week is The Gurus moving The Town into the Top Ten.

Most of today’s Guru output looks at The Golden Globes, the award given out by 80something 80somethings and Dick Clark. The Gurus take measure like Mizrahi of all of the top 8 categories, which at The Globes, doesn’t include screenwriting or directing… though 11 Gurus have come up with 18 candidates in one category, which says it all!

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Gurus o’ Gold: True Grit Week – Episode Two

The last of the Gurus has checked in and the battles remain tight. “True Grit Week,” saw film at #4, up from #7 last week, and Top 5 slots for all three of the main actors actors and the Coens in Screenplay & Director. With 100% of Guru districts reporting, Annette Bening and Natalie Portman are within 2 points of one another in Best Actress. Duvall and Bardem still can’t crack the Top 5 in Actor. And we’ve sorted Original and Adapted Screenplays.

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Gurus o' Gold

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

Bing!

One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump