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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fantastic 3?!?

After 50 years,  Marvel Entertainment has laid to rest Human Torch/Johnny Storm.  Writer Johnathan Hickman has spent the last year and a half working on this story line and in the most recent issue, Torch dies in a massive battle.  Our thoughts are with all of the Fantastic Four fans at what I presume is a difficult time.

Best Picture Nominees

And the Best Picture Nominees are.............

*Black Swan
*The Fighter
*The Kids Are All Right                                        
*The King's Speech
*127 Hours
*The Social Network
*Toy Story 3
*True Grit
*Winter's Bone

I would say there are no big surprises here.  I just wish the Academy would go back to five nominees.  Ten nominees really takes away from the prestige of an Oscar nod. It is all just a ploy to bring more box office money to more movies.

My prediction is that Social Network will take home the statue this year for Best Picture.  It seems to be the trend at awards shows this season.   I, personally have only seen six of the ten at this time, so can't specify a personal favorite yet.  I will have to say I am really excited to see The King's Speech.  I will blog about my favorite as soon as I have seen all ten. Please feel free to post any favorites or predictions you may have!!!  For a complete list of nominees visit  The 83rd Academy Awards air February 27th.