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3rd Annual C&R Oscar Contest!

85thacademyThe Oscar Awards are right around the corner … and we’re excited! That’s why C&R is bringing you the 3rd Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest. Simply cast your ballot and you’ll be entered to win this year’s prize: A Movie Watcher’s Prize Pack (valued at approx. $15!).  The prize pack includes a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy of M. Night Shyamalan’s hit film, The Last Airbender and an assortment of theater-inspired popcorn and candies! Tune in to watch the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th, 2013.

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Limit one entry per person and per IP address. If multiple entries are submitted, only your first will be counted. Contest entries must be submitted on or before Thursday, February 20th, 2013 at 11:59:59PM EST. No late entries will be accepted. The winner of this contest is the individual that correctly predicts the most categories. In the case of a tie, a single winner will be chosen at random by Adam. “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” categories do not count towards or against your final score. Contest winners and all rankings will be announced on cockyandrude.com at 12:01AM EST on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. If there are any conflicts, Adam has the final determining say. Prize will be mailed to the winner within one week of announcement.

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In the comments, tell us your favorite movie, actor, actress or director of the year, whether or not they were nominated. Good luck & thanks for playing!


Movie Madness

If there is one medium I could not live without, it would most definitely be film. Sure I watch tons of tv and I use the internet constantly, but I’ve gone without both of these things and come out the other side feeling just fine. Movies, however, will be with me where ever I go and whatever I do. I’m also a total snob about them. If I don’t like a movie, I won’t just tell you it was bad. Nope…that’s too mild. I will tell you that it “the film isn’t worth the celluloid it was printed on” or that “the film is like diarrhea: explosive and shitty.” The one thing I can’t do when it comes to movies is tell you my favorite movie. There are too many to choose from and for so many glorious reasons. And that ladies, gentlemen, and Adam is why I’m going to give you a list of ten of my most beloved movies of all time.

Citizen Kane
I know, I know…this is on every film buffs favorite movie list, but it’s there for all there right reasons. A very American story that is well acted, incredibly well written, and ground-breakingly directed. Movies will forever be divided into those that came before Citizen Kane and those that came after.

Grand Illusion
Only the French could make me love a war movie. This movie by Jean Renoir is methodical, metered, and memorable, but rather than shocking you with images of violence it tells a simple tale of humanity in the face of the worst war the world had ever seen.

It Happened One Night
You know that whole “meet cute” thing that romcoms try to force? Well this movie practically invented it. Filmmakers have been trying for years to get the chemistry the cast of It Happened One Night had. It doesn’t happen that often.

Annie Hall
I think I might be a younger, gay non-Jewish Woody Allen. That’s probably why I love his movies so much. Or it could be that they are hilarious and witty while commenting on current social values. Yeah…that’s it. And Annie Hall is all that and lot’s great 70s outfits.

Have heard of this thing called reality television? Well, this movie presaged its arrival and what it would mean for the medium of television. Network is an amazing movie because the infotainment argument still exists and in many ways has gotten a lot worse.

Minnesota/North Dakota accents, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and a woodchipper are all you need to know about how awesome this dark comedy is.

Rear Window
I couldn’t leave Hitchcock off of my list and Rear Window earned its spot by being such a damn simple concept that freaks me out everytime I see it. Oh and Grace Kelly ain’t too shabby.

The Apartment
If we learn anything from the tv show Mad Men it is that husbands in the 60s needed a place to take their women on the side. Jack Lemon had just the place until he falls for the boss’s girl. They somehow even manage to make attempted suicide funny.

All About Eve
If you want to make it anywhere in show biz, you must watch this movie. It is an instructional guide for starlets of all shapes, sizes, and genders. It even makes you forget about Bette Davis’s enormous forehead.

Despite what you have heard, Faye Dunaway can act. She did so in this movie and I loved it. This seedy 1930’s set noir about the underbelly of Los Angeles is simply unforgettable.

So there you have my ten favorite movies of all time. Well at least the ten I wrote about today. Tomorrow I might have ten other favorites. Share your all time favorite movies and see if you can get me to add them to my list.