Oscar winner Shelley Winters dead at 85

Shelley Winters, the forceful, outspoken star who graduated from blond bombshell parts to dramas, winning Academy Awards as supporting actress in "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "A Patch of Blue," has died. She was 85. Winters died of heart failure early Saturday at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, her publicist Dale Olson said. She had been hospitalized in […]

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Critics Choice Awards show possible contenders to give Brokeback Mountain problems at Oscar time

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out it’s Critics Choice awards last night, and allthough the years’ golden child, Brokeback Mountain, won three of them, including best picture, and best director for Ang Lee, two other movies helped keep it from being a sweep. Crash and Capote both won major awards, showing that Oscar may be a tighter race than […]

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CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW: “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” – I hate subtitles….that having been said…..GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!

(From the IMDB Archives, February 5, 2001) Okay, here goes…. I am known for hating subtitled films by anyone who knows me. I have no patience for them, they are distracting and give me a headache whenever i’ve seen them before. So I was interested but not overly so when we decided to see this movie because of the subtitles. […]

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SUNDAY AT THE SHOW: An animated double feature

This week, we were off to Cambridge’s historic Brattle Theatre to catch a wonderful double-feature, our third viewing of Wallace And Gromit:The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, and our first viewing of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Trying to coordinate getting there…well, that was an entirely different matter… PlatinumRose has church at 11, and the show starts at 1:30. We rely on […]

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POPCORN’S PIX – A Cult Classic

THIS WEEK’S PIX: DANGER:DIABOLIK STARS: JOHN PHILIP LAW, MARISA MELL, MICHAEL PICCOLI, ADOLPHO CELI, TERRY-THOMAS DIRECTOR: MARIO BAVA Each and every week in "Popcorn’s Pix!", I turn the spotlight on a personal favorite movie from the past, be it recent or distant, and give it the ol’ once-over. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ As everyone knows by now (or maybe not..), I have extremely […]

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“Today” Critic Shalit Pisses off GLAAD over “Brokeback” Review

Gene Shalit has become the lone voice of dissention about the year’s most over-hyped movie, "Brokeback Mountain". According to E! Online reporter Sarah Hall: The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaa’s character, Jack, […]

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Writers, Producers Announce 2006 Nominations

The Writers and Producers Guilds each announced their 2006 nominees today. Judging by the work they nominated, Hollywood is going to be in this monetary slump for quite a while. Speaking as a REGULAR PERSON, there isn’t much of these nominations i’m interested in… Writers Guild Nominations: Best Original Screenplay:  • Cinderella Man, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman, […]

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THE POPPY AWARDS – SPECIAL CATAGORIES

THE POPPY AWARDS: SPECIAL CATAGORIES Yesterday, I presented my year-end awards for the major catagories. Today, I’d like to present my special awards. These are awards I think various actors or movies deserve that aren’t covered by the regular awards. So here we go…. *** BEST ANIMATED PERFORMANCE: Gromit, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit Without a doubt, […]

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The “POPPY”s are coming…

..and so are the ROSIES… We will be publishing our Year-End favorite awards on Saturday, December 31. I can tell you it’s goign to be interesting because we’re not the movie industry or people connected to it. We give awards to the movies which have touched our hearts, not to the current "In" thing (which means you won’t be seeing […]

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The Golden Globe Nominations are in…

And WHAT a COLOSSAL JOKE they are! How could you have an awards presentation, and NOT nominate three of the greatest movies of the year – REVENGE OF THE SITH, LORDS OF DOGTOWN, and RENT? The ONLY reason BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is getting so many nominations is because it’s COOL to like a gay cowboy movie. I haven’t seen it yet, […]

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Welcome To The Jungle…

Popcorn ‘N Roses is all about the movies, by two movie fans. We’ve loved movies as long as we can remember, and we’re always posting our thoughts elsewhere. So suddenly we thought…"Why not start our OWN blog about movies?" So that’s what we’ve now done.  We’ll be offering up our reviews of movies past present and future, comments on the […]

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Answer the Subject:CINEMA Trivia Challenge!

You can find out this week’s trivia question by listening to our current show. Once you’ve listened to the show, use this form to answer the question – you could win a great prize! Trivia Contest Form First and Last Name: address City State Zip/Postal Code Answer To This Weeks’ Trivia Question @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Subject:CINEMA Trivia Challenge Rules and Regulations To […]

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