“Best Picture” Noms Get a Well-Deserved Smack

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In a lot of ways, the Oscars and other awards shows are really the Ultimate Smackdown, although a little cluttered for our tastes, given our preference for mano-a-mano film-on-film violence.

Still, now that the writers strike is history, we want our regular readers to know that all the Oscar “Best Picture” nominees have been pre-"Smacked" by our critics. Now you can amuse your friends and co-workers by comparing this year’s nominees with films that have come before. Just click on the link above each picture to read the full-on Smack…

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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN -vs- FARGO

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Review by Mark Sanchez
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD -vs- GANGS OF NEW YORK

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Review by Mark Sanchez
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MICHAEL CLAYTON -vs- THE RAINMAKER

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Review by Randal Cohen

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JUNO -vs- KNOCKED UP

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Review by Sloane Hayes Skala

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ATONEMENT -vs- THE KITE RUNNER

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Review by Bryce Zabel
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About Bryce Zabel 199 Articles
Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, writer/producer and fast-food cook, Bryce is the Editor-in-Chief of Movie Smackdown. While he freely admits to having written the screenplay for the reviewer-savaged "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," he hopes the fact that he also won the Writers Guild award a couple of years ago will cause you to cut him some slack. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, creator of five primetime network TV series, and author of a new non-fiction book about UFOs.

2 Comments on “Best Picture” Noms Get a Well-Deserved Smack


  1. LOL, very funny. Keep up the good work.
    My fingers are crossed for Atonement. 🙂


  2. LOL, very funny. Keep up the good work.
    My fingers are crossed for Atonement. 🙂

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