“It Works on So Many Levels!”

Hey, wanna check out this week’s MSN DVD column? It’s a good one, I think, ¬†considering the layers of relevance lurking beneath the ostensibly simple pitches of “50/50” and “Real Steel”.

The column was filed before the Oscar nominations came down yesterday, so I didn’t get to point out how weird it is that the cancer movie was overlooked entirely while the fighting-robot movie landed a nomination for Best Visual Effects. Weird, huh?

I mean,¬†I’d have expected Will Reiser’s true-life screenplay to land a nod, and maybe Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s nicely vulnerable lead performance, too. But nope, nothin’.

Oscar’s a jerk sometimes.

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