Reel Life: Oscar 2013 – Honesty IS the Best Policy

As I start to sift through my Oscar screeners to watch the nominated films for this years Academy Awards  this weekend, I had a hearty chuckle at College Humor’s “more accurate,” alternative titles of the Best Pic nods. Biting, lovingly sardonic and, let’s face it, honest wit, is at play here – the staff perfectly catches the zeitgeist of each film. And it’s not just the reimagined titles that are funny, but also the assorted taglines (see the “I’m not crying, you’re crying” blurb by the “NY Times”), slogans and even the actors’ names themselves. And, the actual aesthetic of the movie poster remains intact. It’s ingenious – and hilarious.

Gotta admit – the one film out of all the nominees that I’m looking forward to watching the most also happens to be the funniest of the bunch. And that is:


Here are the rest:


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miz

Life Of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


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