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Argo wins Best Picture, Life of Pi takes Best Director at 85th Academy Awards

Ben Affleck’s Argo defied decades of Oscar history to win Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, despite its helmer not being nominated for Best Director. In a teary speech, Affleck made note of his miraculous Hollywood comeback after years left out in the cold. Tonight, he’s the toast of the town. Argo scored two other prizes at […]

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Quickflix live-blogs the 2013 Academy Awards

By Simon Miraudo The 85th Academy Awards are upon us! Host Seth MacFarlane is set to skewer the year in movies, and we are ready to do the same to him in our 2013 Oscar Live-Blog. Or, maybe he’ll do a good job. Hey, anything is possible on Hollywood’s night of nights! The big question […]

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Argo wins big at BAFTAs; Skyfall named Outstanding British Film

Ben Affleck’s Argo took out the major prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards this morning, while many of its Oscar competitors shared the remaining accolades. Argo won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Editing, clearing its path for the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards. Skyfall was named Outstanding British Film, the first […]

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Looper, Perks of Being a Wallflower battle The Master, Lincoln for WGA awards

With the Academy Award nominations right around the corner (oh, and the Golden Globes too, if you’re into that kind of thing), America’s finest film guilds have gathered to spruik their finest produce of 2012. One of the most prestigious precursors is the Writers Guild of America awards, despite the fact that it often proves […]

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See you in the New Year!

The Quickflix editorial elves are taking a short break over Christmas and into the New Year, but there are plenty of great reviews, interviews, and Top 10 lists to keep you entertained in our absence! We’re sure you’ll spend much of Boxing Day in the cool comfort of the cinema. Find out which films to […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2012

The top 10 films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business […]

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Tiger blood – Life of Pi review

Life of Pi – Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Rafe Spall. Directed by Ang Lee. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Ang Lee attempts a Hail Mary pass with his adaptation of Yann Martel’s parable Life of Pi. No one could reasonably suggest the Oscar winning director’s good name has been tarnished in recent years, […]

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Teaser Debut: Life of Pi

The first trailer for Ang Lee‘s highly anticipated adaptation of Yann Martel’s beloved novel Life Of Pi was recently released and it’s certainly visually sumptuous. After the first teaser image popped up a few months ago we all wondered how Ang Lee was going to turn what was a seemingly unfilmable novel into a movie, […]

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First look at Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

The first official image from Ang Lee‘s adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel Life of Pi has hit the web (courtesy of CriterionCast). The story follows the son of a zookeeper, an Indian boy named Piscine “Pi” Molitor Patel, who after a shipwreck manages to survive on a dilapidated lifeboat with a hyena, zebra, orangutan […]

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Tobey Maguire cast in Life of Pi

Tobey Maguire is set to co-star in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel Life of Pi, according to Variety. Many have tried adapting the novel since its release back in 2001, yet it is only now getting off the ground. The story follows the son of a zookeeper, an Indian boy named Piscine […]

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Ang Lee finds his Pi

Ang Lee‘s long-touted adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi is set to begin production early next year. According to Variety, Life of Pi will begin shooting in Taiwan and India next January. As we reported back in April, Lee will shoot the family-oriented picture in 3-D. The screenplay comes from David Magee (Finding […]

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Ang Lee to direct Life of Pi – in 3-D?!

Oscar winning director Ang Lee has long been rumoured to direct an adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker prize-winning novel Life of Pi. It seems that the project may be closer to reaching our screens than ever before. According to Anne Thompson at Indiewire, producer Gil Netter is currently location scouting to find appropriate locales to […]

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