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The King's Speech Director In Negotiations For Les Miz

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Last month, we were excited to learn that The King's Speech director Tom Hooper is up for the new Les Miz musical movie.

We thought it was a great idea, and now we're pumped to hear that negotiations have begun for him to sign on to direct the new film version of the Victor Hugo novel/Broadway musical.

If done right, this could DEFINITELY be an Oscar contender!

We'll look forward to hearing confirmation on Tom as the Les Miz director soon.

Do U think A Tom Hooper-directed Les Miserables could be a Best Picture contender?

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PG-13 Version Of The King's Speech Coming To Theaters Next Month

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Do we REALLY need to censor the film that won BEST PICTURE at the Oscars???

The Weinstein Company has announced that starting April 1, they'll pull the R-rated version of The King's Speech from movie theaters, and they'll be releasing a PG-13 version in its place.

Apparently, in order to secure a lower rating, they muted out several instances of the word "!@*&" and other times replaced it with the word "$#!*." LOLz.

The King's Censored Speech will be released on 1,000 screens.

Here's what TWC president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment Erik Lomis had to say about this move:

“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 version."

It's certainly a great film, so on the one hand we're happy that younger audiences will get a chance to see it, but on the other hand, the film was fine as is - it won Best Picture.

They could have left it alone. Any parent who sees the film will most likely let their children watch it on DVD as long as they're not TOO young. The cursing was NOT a huge deal at all…AND it was mostly in good taste.

Do U think it was a good idea for them to release a PG-13 cut of The King's Speech? Or should they have left it alone?

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And The Oscar Goes To…Twitter!

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Okay, so clearly Twitter had no chance against The King's Speech because it's not a movie, but it deserves some sort of recognition after how many people tweeted last night during the Oscars!

Last night, a grand total of 1,269,970 Oscar-related tweets were sent out, with 388,717 different users tweeting!

The most popular tweets were of course those from The Academy themselves, but The Onion was also extremely popular last night for the following tweet:

How rude — not a single character from Toy Story 3 bothered to show up. #oscars

Ha! James Franco was also quite popular last night, among many others.

While Twitter was a big deal last night, numbers were actually not as intense as they were during the Super Bowl and the Grammys.

Here's what TweetReach CEO Jenn Davis had to say about it:

“We were prepared for big spikes, and we just didn’t see those.”

Huh. 1,269,970 Oscar tweets seems pret-ty impressive to us. Numbers probably would have been even HIGHER if the show itself were a bit more exciting.

Were U tweeting during the Oscars last night?

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The King's Speech Director To Do Les Miz?

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Back in October, the musical version of Les Misérables celebrated its quarter century birthday.

Now, it looks like a new film version of the Victor Hugo novel/Broadway musical is in the works, and The King's Speech director Tom Hooper may take on the project.

Unlike 1998's non-musical Les Miserables film which starred Liam Neeson, this version is being "conceived as a big-budget musical."

We think this is a great idea! We fully support exposing a new generation to Les Miz…especially if Tom Hooper works on the project. He's definitely got the directing skillz to pull it off.

Are U excited for more Les Miz? Do U think the King's Speech director is right for the project?

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut Out This Friday!

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Thinking about trying to catch one more Oscar nominated film before this Sunday's Academy Awards? Forget it!

Sure, you've heard wonderful things about The King's Speech, but you've got bigger fish to fry now because Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut is being released THIS FRIDAY!

That's right, Bieblievers! Last week, we mentioned that Paramount was considering re-releasing the film with additional footage, and now it's happening…even though the original version is still in theaters.

The film is being released solely in 3D, and it will run for ONE WEEK ONLY until they extend the release with 40 minutes of new footage, and 30 minutes of footage from the original cut out.

For those of you out there who are opposed to this idea, you can still catch the original version of the film in glorious 2D!

Here's what director Jon Chu had to say about the new cut of the film:

"I realized I had an embarrassment of riches when I was I in the cutting room. This cut allows me to retain some of the best scenes from the original movie, while incorporating previously unseen footage and new material I shot during our extensive promotional tour on behalf of the movie. Justin's dedication to his fan base is unwavering and I was inspired as a filmmaker to attempt to provide them a unique experience that showed even more of his world."

Should be inneresting to see how many devoted Bieber fans return to theaters for round two…and then the sequel AND THEN the director's fan cut of the sequel! Ha!

Will U return to theaters for the new cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never?

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