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Oscars Not Raw Enough For Eddie Murphy Comeback

It was confirmed last week that faded comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will be the presenter of the Academy Awards in 2012. I’m a little bit late on this, but I found this appointment very interesting, so I didn’t want to let it pass without making comment.There has been much criticism aimed at recent Oscar hosts, particular this year towards Anne Hathaway and James Franco. It is a difficult job particularly as there is pressure to be funny  whilst not really offending either the public or anyone in the industry. The Academy Awards are fully aimed at a family audience, meaning humour often ends up being pretty benign. When i heard that Eddie Murphy might be the next host, I felt quite excited about the idea of Murphy returning to live performance.

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Happy Birthday George! Celebrating Clooney’s 50th

George Clooney turned 50 this past Friday. He no doubt spent much of this weekend celebrating his life and success, and here at Fluent in Film we feel we should do the same. As much as any actor today, Clooney can be considered Mr Hollywood. He has the looks, the talent, and the charisma of any screen icon from the last century of cinematic entertainment. George may have been around for 50 years, but has really only been a prominent figure in the entertainment business for the last 20. Continue reading

Colin Farrell Could Recall His Career Potential

It was confirmed this week that Colin Farrell will play the lead in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall adaptation, to be released in 2012. Rather than a straight remake of the 90’s movie, it is expected to be much closer to Philip K. Dick’s original novel. This is good news for the film, and even better news for Farrell. The talented Irishman has not had the most stellar of careers to this point, and hopefully an intelligent Dick adaptation with a hard sci-fi edge can help him continue his journey back to the A-list. Continue reading