Hail to the King, Baby

Wait a tick -- this is an ACCEPTANCE SPEECH!My latest MSN DVD column is up, looking at “The King’s Speech” in the context of Harvey Weinstein’s mad quest for Oscar gold. I mean, I liked the movie, and Colin Firth’s terrific, but it really does represent the apotheosis of Weinstein’s prestige-picture strategy.

It’s like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces are made of Oscar bait, and when you put it together you get a really big Oscar. Or four, in this case.

You see where I’m going with this.

2 thoughts on “Hail to the King, Baby”

  1. Nevermind, it’s up now. The delay was actually fortuitous in my case, because I hadn’t finished writing my own King’s Speech review and wanted to hold off reading yours until I was done. (We’re on the same page with it.)

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