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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We've Been Hacked

Hi folks,

Last night our account was hacked. We apologize if any spam-like messages reached you as a result, and if they did, please know they weren't initiated by us.

The account has now been secured, so please feel free to continue sending e-mails as usual.

-Michael & Tassoula

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 OF 2009

The mp3 of this show can be found here.

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula at last reveal their TOP 10 OF 2009. They also address Listener Feedback from their BEST OF THE DECADE show and announce their next show topic. The breakdown is as follows:

• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 Top 10 of 2009 (10 - 5)
• Break
• 21:07 Top 10 of 2009 (4 - 1)
• Break
• 49:38 Listener Feedback (Best of the Decade)
• 1:06:45 Credits & Outtakes

If you'd like to subscribe to the show (it's free, of course) via iTunes, click here. Please leave comments if you like what you hear.

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Special thanks to Brad Daane and Mark Cummins for providing the original music in this episode.

Tassoula has reviews, musings and movie-related product links at Tassoula's Movie Review Blog.

Reviews and/or notes of every movie Michael sees can be found at his MichaelVox website.

Feedback is always welcome - you may leave comments here or e-mail the hosts at

We hope you enjoy the show!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cinequest Written Reviews

What happens when both Cinebanter hosts end up at the same film festival at the same time? They write reviews of some of the same films!

Here are links to just a few of the movies they had in common:

Madeo (Mother) South Korea, drama

Michael's take:
Tassoula's take:

Buried Prayers, Poland/USA, documentary

Michael's take:
Tassoula's take:

Haarautvan Rakkauden Talo (The House of Branching Love) Finland, comedy

Michael's take:
Tassoula's take:

More to come soon!


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Sunday, March 07, 2010

2010 Oscar Live Blog

Our Final Predictions

Best Picture
The Hurt Locker TEK MWC

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow TEK MWC

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges TEK MWC

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock TEK MWC

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz TEK MWC

Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique TEK MWC

Animated Film

Art Direction
Sherlock Holmes TEK
Avatar MWC

The White Ribbon TEK
Avatar MWC

Costume Design
The Young Victoria TEK MWC

The Cove TEK MWC

Documentary Short
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant TEK MWC

Film Editing
Avatar TEK
Hurt Locker MWC

Foreign Language
The White Ribbon TEK MWC

Star Trek TEK MWC

Music (Original Score)
Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)TEK

Music (Original Song)
The Weary Kind (Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett) TEK MWC

Short Film (Animated)
Logorama TEK MWC

Short Film (Live Action)
The Door TEK
Kavi MWC

Sound Editing
The Hurt Locker TEK
Avatar MWC

Sound Mixing
Avatar TEK MWC

Visual Effects
Avatar TEK MWC

Writing (Adapted)
Up In The Air (Jason Reitman)TEK MWC

Writing (Original)
A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen) TEK
Hurt Locker MWC

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