I got into this back during the 2011 Oscar season and the Oscars in February 2012. When I was a freshman at Harvard, I was always a big fan of math and numbers and always a big fan of movies. And it occurred to me that I could try and put them together, and so I started gathering data. I spent a month in the library pulling together as much information as I could about previous years’ Oscars and that year’s nominees and started to build some formulas to try and predict the award show. … [Read more...] about How to predict the Oscar winners, according to an awards statistician
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DeGeneres' celebrated selfie, which was taken by American Hustle star Bradley Cooper and managed to shoehorn in Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts among others broke social media records by being retweeted over a million times in an hour. (It currently stands at 3.4m retweets.) … [Read more...] about James Franco: I invented Oscars selfie
So why the ‘big spend”? For the studios, prestige is still on the line. For Netflix, prestige also translates into star talent and star packages which, in turn, translates into subscriber growth. While Netflix posted a quarterly growth of 8.3 million subscribers overseas, exceeding expectations, its increase in domestic subscribers missed its forecast for a third successive quarter, reflecting growing competition from rivals. … [Read more...] about Peter Bart: Is Winning Oscar Worth All the Stress For Stars And Distributors?
“The cleric is the victim of misconception. He is a religious scholar, he is thinking that the lead actress, who is depicting Malala in the film, is holding a Quran in her hands. He is assuming that because of his prejudice and because the protagonist of the film is a Muslim, she will only hold the Quran. The film is about girls child education, he is unable to understand this. This is not a dignified move, but I will try to talk to him and will send him a letter", he added. Khan denied taking any legal action against the cleric as he doesn’t want him to land in legal trouble. … [Read more...] about Muslim Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Bollywood Film Director for ‘Showing Quran in Bad Light’
Less frequently mentioned with regard to Joker – not least because it’s rarely remembered in its own right – is Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down (on iTunes), a luridly entertaining film that seemed an eccentric provocation when it came out in 1993, but holds up as rather brilliantly prescient today. This portrait of a fraying white-collar dad (played by Michael Douglas at his most perfectly short-fused and square, down to his haircut) who comes sensationally apart over the course of one exasperating day in Los Angeles is a manic manifesto for toxic-but-martyred masculinity. Watch it and see how far we haven’t come. … [Read more...] about Streaming: where to find the best Jokers in the pack