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 Ovi @ 82nd Academy AwardsOvi @ 82nd Academy Awards by The Ovi Team
 Around the World in Eighty Days: A reviewAround the World in Eighty Days: A review by Asa Butcher
 70 years of Disney's Pinocchio70 years of Disney's Pinocchio by Asa Butcher
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 The 2010 Academy Awards NominationsThe 2010 Academy Awards Nominations by Asa Butcher
 On the Waterfront: Definitely a contenderOn the Waterfront: Definitely a contender by Asa Butcher
Elia Kazan and Marlon Brando were two Hollywood personalities that could instantly polarise opinion, but whatever your personal stance towards either you cannot help but admire some of the films that they both left behind as their legacy.
 Hollywood OAPs: The DirectorsHollywood OAPs: The Directors by Asa Butcher
 The Godfather: Part II is no mere sequelThe Godfather: Part II is no mere sequel by Asa Butcher
Imagine Leonardo da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” moving at 24 frames-per-second. Picture Picasso's “
 Dancing in FranceDancing in France by Asa Butcher
 Godfather who?Godfather who? by Asa Butcher
 The Chai Wallah OscarThe Chai Wallah Oscar by Asa Butcher
 Ovi & the Oscars: LiveOvi & the Oscars: Live by Asa Butcher
Tonight's the night that the stars come out to place their fragile egos on the line and then perform that well-rehearsed loser's face, but for the rest of us mere mortals the Academy Awards are a chance to bitch about the fashion, creat
 Ram JamRam Jam by Asa Butcher
 Cimino's career peakCimino's career peak by Asa Butcher
 The Grand Hotel WaltzThe Grand Hotel Waltz by Asa Butcher
 Frankly, my dear, you should give a damn!Frankly, my dear, you should give a damn! by Asa Butcher
 Thank heaven for little girls!Thank heaven for little girls! by Asa Butcher
Fifty years on and there is something a little disturbing about a film beginning with an old man strolling through a park singing "Thank heaven for little girls!" The old man is the late Maurice Chevalier and the film in question is Vinc
 The EntertainerThe Entertainer by Asa Butcher
 $2,000 dollars an ounce$2,000 dollars an ounce by Asa Butcher
 Sand in my living roomSand in my living room by Asa Butcher
Heroic, grandiose, momentous, significant, tremendous, huge, vast and monumental are just a few of the synonyms suggested by my thesaurus when looking up the word 'epic', and I can declare, unflinchingly, that
 Movies! Movies! Movies!Movies! Movies! Movies! by Asa Butcher
You've got to hand it to the American Film Institute (AFI) with their ability to conjure up countdown after countdown associated with all things film. Earlier this week they announced the "AFI'S 10 Top 10
 Half-way bad; half-way goodHalf-way bad; half-way good by Asa Butcher
The death of award-winning director Sydney Pollack in May 2008 prompted me to watch the film that won him the Best Picture awards and also the Oscar for Direction, but it wasn't with much enthusiasm. It has been a g
 A Guilty PleasureA Guilty Pleasure by Asa Butcher
From the opening scene of Julie Andrews, swirling around on top of a grassy Alpine hilltop, belting out "The hills are alive…" to the Salzburg Music Festival audience all singing "Edelweiss", t
 Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's DaughterRomeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter by Asa Butcher
Some would say that Shakespeare in Love was a Best Picture tragedy, while others would argue it was a comedy worthy of the seven statuettes. You are now wondering into which category my allegiance falls, but th
 Hollywood's Big TopHollywood's Big Top by Asa Butcher
Regular readers of Ovi will have realised by now that I am a man on a movie mission and the goal is to review each of the 80 Academy Award Best Picture winners. This is a challenge that I have undertaken with enthusiasm
 Borgnine's brilliant butcherBorgnine's brilliant butcher by Asa Butcher
Last year I reviewed From Here to Eternity to honour Ernest Borgnine's 90th birthday, since it was his big screen debut, but I now admit that the film was my
 Hollywood OAPsHollywood OAPs by Asa Butcher
Following the death of actor Richard Widmark (b. December 26 1914) last week at the age of 93, I began thinking about how many actors and actresses are still alive from the Golden Era of Hollywood. Some of these actors have
 Coen, Coen, Gong!Coen, Coen, Gong! by Asa Butcher
Did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? No. Should it have won Best Picture? Not sure. Is it classic Coen brothers? Yes. Would I watch it again? Yes. Will I buy it when it is released on DVD? Yes. Has it got the worst haircu
 Refreshing the cinematic paletteRefreshing the cinematic palette by Asa Butcher
When you think of joint ventures between director Frank Capra and actor James Stewart the first film you usually pick is It's a Wonderful Life (1946), but that was actually their third an
 Mister Tibbs!Mister Tibbs! by Asa Butcher
In 1928 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed the very first Best Picture Academy Award to William A. Wellman's Wings. Eighty years later billions of viewers will be tuning in to discover
 Popeye and CloudyPopeye and Cloudy by Asa Butcher
The sad passing of Roy Scheider, aged 75, this month has prompted me to rewind 37 years to 1971 and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Four years before his acclaimed role in Jaw
 The Conscience of MankindThe Conscience of Mankind by Asa Butcher
"In the words of General George C. Marshall, the American Secretary of State, "Mahatma Gandhi had become the spokesman for the conscience of mankind, a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful th
 It's unusualIt's unusual by Asa Butcher
"It's not unusual to be loved by anyone, It's not unusual to have fun with anyone!" crooned Tom Jones in the opening lines of his first British number one "It's not Unusual" in 1965, but
 
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