Oscar Year by Year: 1987 and The Princess Bride

Awards Daily. Posted by Jordan Ruimy on Aug 3, 2012 in featured, Oscar Flashback

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1987 wasn’t a great year for movies, what with these 5 nominees in the running for Best Picture – THE LAST EMPEROR”, “Broadcast News”, “Fatal Attraction”, “Hope and Glory”, “Moonstruck”. Not a bad bunch of films but none of which really stood the test of time, although I would still call Broadcast News a minor classic and far and away the best picture out of the bunch. However what the Academy failed to do then, and are still guilty of doing now, was not nominate a fantasy movie that ultimately became a classic (“Edward Scissorrhands”? “The Holy Grail”? “King Kong” “Pan’s Labyrinth”? . Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride starts off what will be a weekly column for me as I will go through a film a week from 1987-2011 that never got nominated for Best Picture but should have had a shot at the big prize. There are plenty of contenders for every year and I encourage you to give your own choice in the comments section below. Continue reading

10 Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Romantic Comedies of All Time

io9 by Charlie Jane Anders

Science fiction is all about discovering the unknown — but sometimes you find love along the way. This is a great time to love romantic comedies with a science fiction twist, with the surprisingly sweet Safety Not Guaranteed in theaters, and the apocalyptic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World coming out tomorrow. But science fiction and fantasy have had a love affair with romantic comedies for years.

Here are the 10 greatest science fiction and fantasy-themed romantic comedies ever made. Continue reading

5 romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

HULIQ By Bryan Alaspa

It’s that time of year again, that you either love or your hate, and that’s Valentine’s Day and these are five movies to rent or watch that will make he holiday fun or more bearable.

Almost from the time that there were movies and movie houses to show them in, there have been people who went to the movies on dates. That tradition continues to this day and there have always been romantic movies for people to ooh and ahh over. But, if you had to pick just five movies to watch this Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or heart-throb, what movies would they be? Here are my suggestions, in no particular order. Continue reading

Sweethearts Cinema Countdown #5

By: Phillip Sayblack | WNCT
Published: February 08, 2012

Good morning everyone.  It’s finally Wednesday again.  For those of you who probably don’t know, I’m actually on day seven of a nine day straight stretch.  So it goes without saying that I’m more than ready for the weekend.  I don’t know about you all.  I’m sure there are some of you out there who have gone through just as many days straight as me, if not more so.  Those who do know how tough it is.  Thankfully I’m off this coming weekend.  And I will be sitting down to watch some more movies and check in on some more new music.  Speaking of movies, we’ve got another pick in the Sweethearts Cinema Countdown.  My wife actually got me to give today’s pick a chance originally.  Since the first time I watched it, it’s become a favorite of mine personally.  And I feel that it’s one of the best romantic movies made in the history of Hollywood (and there are actually a lot of good ones).  From 1987, starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, number five on the list is The Princess Bride. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: 14 romantic movies to share

By Burnaby Newsleader

What better night than Valentine’s to curl up and watch a romantic film. Here are 14 movies deemed very romantic. See if they will be the right fit for your movie night.

1. Dirty Dancing: This 1980s flick stands the test of time 25 years later. Baby, a good girl from an affluent family, falls in love with Johnny, a drifter dance instructor, while she’s on a family vacation at a Catskills summer resort. This movie showcases that sometimes love transcends prestige, personal status and well-meaning fathers.

2. Titanic: In another classic movie where love trumps social class, Rose and Jack fall in love aboard the doomed ship. Their passionate connection survives a tragedy and the ultimate separation.

3. Princess Bride: A Rob Reiner movie, this fairytale tells the story of Buttercup and Wesley, a poor farm boy who wins the love of his employer. When Wesley is presumed dead and Buttercup becomes engaged to an area prince she doesn’t love, viewers are taken on an adventure that shows that even death cannot stop true love. Continue reading

Behold Princess Bride Wine From the Alamo Drafthouse

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, by Gabe Ulla

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Several locations of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which is known for putting together quote-along movie feasts, are releasing two signature wines for Valentine’s Day inspired by director Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult classic The Princess Bride. “The Bottle of Wits” (after the “battle of wits” scene in the film — clever!) is the name of the line, and its two wines are “Inconceivable Cab,” a California Cabernet, and “As You Wish White,” a California blend. The release is in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Continue reading

‘The Princess Bride’ Comes Alive!

Entertainment Weekly By Anthony Breznican

Director Jason Reitman (”Juno,” ”Young Adult”) has been staging live readings of quirky and beloved old movies in L.A. He’s snagged some great, game actors to reinterpret the roles — and drawn some ecstatic crowds.

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt are playing hooky. It’s a cool December evening, and the two are skipping out on the Los Angeles premiere of their own movie, Young Adult, to zoom across Los Angeles to a rival event: a live dramatic reading of the 1987 comedy The Princess Bride at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Continue reading