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2010 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

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I’m skipping the New Movies for this week to bring you…Oscar nominees!

There are 10 Best Picture nominees for this year’s Oscar ceremony, and here are the trailers for all of them….except Inglorious Basterds. You can find that trailer on your own.

1: Avatar

2: The Blind Side

3: District 9
This trailer contains violence and scary images.

4: An Education

5: The Hurt Locker
This trailer contains war violence.

6: Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
The following trailer contains violence.

7: A Serious Man
The following trailer contains violence.

8: Up

9: Up In The Air

So, what do you think? Were you surprised by any of these films being nominated for Best Picture? Which one do you think’ll win? Tell me in the comments section below!

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February 28, 2010 at 2:27 AM

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Cursor Mania

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I told you that I prefer a different service to Freeze.com’s offerings of cursors; this is that service. But I have good news and bad news.

The GOOD News: This program lets you change your computer’s cursor to almost anything: spinning flowers, glittery pointers… no, really, anything.

More GOOD News: This program also has a smiley application for inserting smileys into your emails and such. It also has a screensaver app (but Freeze.com is my recommendation), an ecard app (I prefer 123Greetings.com) and a horoscope website (no comment).

The BAD News: It’s a browser toolbar.

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The WORSE News: It’s longer than the screenshot above. Like, way longer.

So if you like toolbars, then you’re good to go. If you don’t but still want to customize your cursor, I’d get it anyway. I don’t mind the toolbar.

www.cursormania.com

And here’s a little tip: When you’re waiting for something to load on these cursors, it reverts back to your original Windows cursor. To give it more splash, download this app, which installs cursors into your regular Windows Control Panel mouse settings. Then go to your mouse settings pane (for me on Windows 7 it’s Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Mouse (under “Devices and Printers”)>Pointers. Then click on a pointer and apply it. Go to the Cursor Mania options and click on a cursor. It’ll override the cursor you picked in Control Panel, but still have the cool “loading” animations of the other cursor. Clear as mud!

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February 27, 2010 at 2:08 AM

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Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Trailer)

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Here’s a trailer for Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?, the sequel to his 2007 film Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?. It’s about a group of couples who go to an island paradise to evaluate their marriage (and to drink “Margaritas! Margaritas! Margaritas!”) But I can only say one thing about this trailer:

DRAMA!

The movie comes out April 2nd. You can find out more about it on its official website, www.WhyDidIGetMarriedTooMovie.com.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/45599838001?isVid=1&publisherID=44692000001 

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February 24, 2010 at 2:45 AM

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Freeze.com

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Freeze.com is my favorite site for getting screensavers. They also have wallpapers and other downloads, like games and social networking tools like smileys. The website has a large library of screensavers, ranging from Nature to Space. (They also have cursors available, but I prefer a better tool other than Freeze’s, which I’ll tell you about sometime later.) All of their selections are free, but during the installer you have to click through some ads. You can decline them, of course, but they get annoying when you download multiple things, like screensavers, in a row. Here are some examples. (I boxed the “Decline” buttons in red.)

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You get the idea: That’s a whole lotta ads. I actually encountered two more during installation. (But the screensavers are great, though.)

http://www.freeze.com

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February 23, 2010 at 1:26 AM

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New Movies for Friday, February 26th, 2009

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  • Cop Out. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star in this comedy about two cops who hunt down a stolen baseball card. R.

And that’s the movie for this week! For more information, check out its website at www.CopOutMovie.com.

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February 21, 2010 at 1:19 AM

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The Last Airbender (Trailer)

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The trailer for The Last Airbender, about a young boy who must fight to protect his nation from captors and the other nations who want to start a war.

http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/18447

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February 20, 2010 at 1:57 AM

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WeatherBug

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I’m not fond of WeatherBug’s site; I think it’s a little messy, but I love their desktop weather application. It predicts the weather for the next few days, sure (it has this neat thing, WeatherBug Weekday that shows the weather for the rest of the week) but it has so much other stuff too! (Ads? Yeah.) It has weather news, storm updates, webcams that take pictures of the weather, “Weather Fun”, and more. The website is a little cluttered, but here’s a visual reference to where the download link is on the site.

www.weatherbug.com

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February 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM

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