M.I.A. at The Oscars!

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So, the Oscar nominations are in.

Heath’s Joker for Best supporting Actor…”check”!

‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Hellboy II’ getting nods in the special effects and make-up categories… a pleasantly surprising “check”!

No love for ‘The Dark Knight’ in best picture or best director categories…an disappointingly unsurprising “check”!

Best original song is an interesting one though:

WALL-E – ‘Down To Earth’ – Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

Slumdog Millionaire – ‘Jai Ho’ – A.R. Rahman

Slumdog Millionaire – ‘O Saya’ – A. R. Rahman & M.I.A.

That’s right, British/Sri-Lanken Electro MC M.I.A. being recognised by the Academy…nice!!! The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack was also released on M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. label.

The Oscars  roll around 22nd February.

A.R. Rahman & M.I.A. – O…Saya (zShare) (MediaFire)

Yes…’Paper Planes’ is also on the soundtrack 😉 , ‘Paper Planes’ seems like so long ago!

M.I.A. – Paper Planes (zShare) (MediaFire)

M.I.A. has already made it clear she wants to take your money, so you may as well comply.

M.I.A. @ Beatport

M.I.A. @ Juno

M.I.A. @ 7Digital

M.I.A. @ Amazon

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Watchmen still go!

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Warner Bros. and Fox have apparently reached a settlement in their ongoing legal battle over distribution right for Warner’s forthcoming movie of Watchmen.

There’s some background on the dispute here.

In my opinion Fox have acted more than slyly throughout this whole affair.

I’m not saying that Fox aren’t within their rights to protect property they own, but the fact that they waited until WB has all but completed the movie, spending millions on it, to bring their claim was premeditated. Obviously, in business, you want to get one up on and ‘crush’ your competitors so I understand why they did this, but, whilst not in any way illegal, it’s a really dirty way to conduct your business. …and I know business IS dirty, but it doesn’t make it right.

I still think that if Fox wanted to protect their properties (rather than making ‘free’ cash at the expense of a competitor) they would have been shutting down the production from the start.

Anyhoo,  the movie’s March 6th release date seems unaffected (did anyone really think it would be?) and as a fanboy of the comic I have complete faith in Zach Snyder, I even trust him to make his changed ending work.

Roll on March 6th!

Oh, and Fox can defiantly Eat All The Dicks!