Alibi V.20 No.9 • March 3-9, 2011 
“Now, lemme just show you these fine flooring samples.”
Reel World

Reel World

We had over 1,000 entries in our Regal Entertainment Group / Alibi Oscar contest. We asked you to pick the winners in the top 10 Academy Award categories. Out of all those entries, only a tiny handful got them all correct. Some quick tabulation and a random draw or two later, and our winners are ...
“Now, lemme just show you these fine flooring samples.”

Film Review

The Adjustment Bureau

Sci-fi romance fights the odds to find love

The Adjustment Bureau, a new feature starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, falls into the category of entertaining, mainstream Hollywood efforts loosely based on the works of Philip K. Dick. The film uses a P.K.D. short story—“The Adjustment Team,” written in 1954—as its basic inspiration. There are elements (a traditionally religious worldview and a major romance) that Dick himself would never have penned. But there is a quirky sense of paranoia and a growing realization that the fabric of the universe is not quite what we perceive it to be—both of which are classic Dick moves.
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Idiot Box

After Party

A post-Oscars analysis

For all the talk about 2011 being the year of the “hip, young” Oscars, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast seemed as traditional as ever. James Franco and Anne Hathaway were brought in as the youngest hosts ever, but any hope of edgy, timely fare like The Social Network winning awards was swept away as stodgy Academy voters gave their biggest kudos to The King’s Speech—an impeccable but doggedly old-fashioned Brits-in-costumes Oscar-baiter if there ever was one.

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