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Oscar Movies Map: Into the Wild Old Country

February 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

The Oscars are back on, and we're celebrating with a series on the New York City locations you might've seen in this year's nominated films. Our Oscar Movies Map will be your golden statuette.

While we've been focused on the Oscar nominees shot in New York City, we can't forget that there are plenty of travel-inspiring films up for awards that weren't shot in Gotham.

The Coen Brothers thriller "No Country for Old Men" garnered eight nominations, including one for Javier Bardem. Shot in Big Bend National Park and Marfa, the stark West Texas landscape is all over the Oscars this year.

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Oscar Movies Map: Harlem Is the Capital

February 21, 2008 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Oscars are back on, and we're celebrating with a series on the New York City locations you might've seen in this year's nominated films. Our Oscar Movies Map will be your golden statuette.

"American Gangster" didn't turn out to be the Oscar juggernaut Universal was hoping for, but it did pick up nods for Best Art Direction and Best Supporting Actress for Ruby Dee.

Dee, a career actress best known to movie buffs as the human embodiment of good in "The Stand," plays the mother of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a black gangster who controls the Harlem drug trade with his exceptionally pure "Blue Magic" heroin, imported direct from Southeast Asia. Lucas enlists his brothers and cousins in the business and faces not only the competition of other local drug lords like Nicky Barnes (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) but also catches the attention of jealous cops looking to collect bribes from him.

That's Where Russell Crowe Comes In

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Oscar Movies Map: "That's How You Know" He's A Killer

February 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Oscars are back on, and we're celebrating with a series on the New York City locations you might've seen in this year's nominated films. Our Oscar Movies Map will be your golden statuette.

As betrayed by the "Bourne Comes Home" marketing campaign, the hero of "The Bourne Ultimatum" (Matt Damon) made New York City the final stop on his journey to self-discovery. We don't want to spoil the ending, other than to point out the kick-ass chase down Seventh Avenue.

But! Should one visit the Oscar Movies Map, one might see where Jason Bourne was last spotted in the film. In the summer, it's a great place to see Fourth of July fireworks. This is the first Bourne movie to garner Academy Award nominations.

Next up, Our Favorite "Enchanted" Movie Locations

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Oscar Movies Map: "Savage" Theatre, Lame "Rush"

February 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Oscars are back on, and we're celebrating with a series on the New York City locations you might've seen in this year's nominated films. Our Oscar Movies Map will be your golden statuette.

Today we're going to talk about a great movie and a terrible movie, both of which received Oscar nominations. First, the great one: "The Savages" received nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress for leading lady Laura Linney, who plays NYC temp and aspiring playwright Wendy Savage.

Wendy and her brother Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the movie) travel to Arizona together to get their ailing father and take him upstate to Buffalo, where Jon is a professor. While it's hardly a vacation, the trip gets Wendy out of her dingy East Village apartment for a bit.

While Wendy struggles with her artistic dreams, even lying to her brother about receiving the Guggenheim fellowship, Linney is an accomplished Broadway actress: Her next role on Broadway will be at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St.) in this spring's production of "Les Liasions Dangereuses," costarring Meryl Streep offspring Mamie Gummer. For more information about "The Savages"' out-of-town locations, read our Movie Set Travel guide to Buffalo.

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Oscar Movies Map: Meet Oscar, Get Fixed With "Michael Clayton"

February 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Oscars are back on, and we're celebrating with a series on the New York City locations you might've seen in this year's nominated films. Our Oscar Movies Map will be your golden statuette.

Before we dive into our nomination pool, did you know you can actually see and hold Oscar in New York right now? For the third year in a row, the Academy has sent its little golden men out on the road before the Oscars. The resulting exhibition, Meet the Oscars, allows you to get up close and personal with statuettes won by Gary Cooper and Thelma Schoonmaker for editing "The Departed."

You can even pose for pictures with one--and you bet we did it. Meet the Oscars is open through Saturday from noon to 7 pm at 1500 Broadway.

Now, Without Further Ado, Our "Michael Clayton" Tour

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