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Digital Rental Deal: Source Code, The King’s Speech, The Adjustment Bureau
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The King's Speech

Source Code, The King’s Speech, The Adjustment Bureau, and The Lincoln Lawyer are part of Amazon’s Instant Video rental deals for this weekend. Rent these titles for only $1.99 each and you’ll have access to the movie for 24-48 hours once the rental is activated. Outside of the special weekend deal are 99 Movie Rentals For Under $3, which includes Disney’s Up, The Hangover, the Harry Potter movies, the Spy Kids movies, The Dark Knight, The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, National Treasure, and much more, with some as low as $.99.

Source Code $1.99 | 48 hours
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the mind-bending action thriller about an experimental government program used to try and stop a deadly terrorist attack in downtown Chicago.

The King’s Speech $1.99 | 24 hours
Winner of four Oscars(R) including “Best Picture” and “Best Actor,” The King’s Speech is based on the true story of King George VI’s quest to find his voice. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.

The Adjustment Bureau $1.99 | 48 hours
An action thriller about a man (Matt Damon) who decides to fight the powerful Adjustment Bureau, risking his political future to be with the only woman he’s ever loved (Emily Blunt).

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Digital Rental Deal: The King’s Speech
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The King's Speech

The digital rental deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech, which is available for rental for only $.99.

This deal is valid only for today, Monday, August 29, 2011, until midnight PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 24 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $12.99.

Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of the movie, the Blu-ray is available for $19.99 while the DVD is $12.39. The Blu-ray Edition is part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program — you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when you purchase the physical copy.

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The 83nd Annual Academy Award Winners
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At the 83rd Annual Academy Awards tonight, The Kings Speech, which lead the pack with 12 nominations, tied for most wins with Inception, both nabbing 4 awards each.

While Inception snagged mainly technical awards (sound, visual effects, and cinematography), The Kings Speech won the big prize — Best Picture — along with a Best Actor statue for star Colin Firth, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler.

Coming in third for most wins was The Social Network, which most notably grabbed the Oscar for Best Original Score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

While True Grit had a whopping 10 nominations, it scored no wins tonight, while The Fighter won two awards and Black Swan just one — Natalie Portman for Best Actress.

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The Weinstein Company Cuts Oscar Nominee ‘The King’s Speech’ To Get PG-13 Rating
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Over the past couple of weeks, whispers have been making the rounds that The Weinstein Company was pondering the possibility of cutting their critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film, The King’s Speech, so that the MPAA would drop the rating from R to PG-13.

This has had fans up in arms because the only reason the movie is R-rated (which is silly to begin with) is due to a string of f-bombs by star Colin Firth, used only as a tool for trying to cure his speech impediment…which also happens to be the basis for the entire film. The scene is far too important to the film to remove, so it was said that they might even resort to — get this — bleeping a couple out in order to get their rating and expand their movie to younger audiences.

As of yesterday, this wholly confusing situation became a reality when it was announced that the Weinsteins had indeed made their changes and “muted” out the necessary words, received their PG-13, and that that version would be hitting theaters soon. It’s said that the MPAA told the studio that if three of the five f-word usages were taken care of, they’d get their rating.

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83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announced
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83rd Academy Awards Nominees

The nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, with The Kings Speech leading the list with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and acting nods for stars Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush.

True Grit came in second with 10 nominations, while The Social Network and Inception tied for third place with 8 nods each.

The Disney/Pixar animated sequel Toy Story 3 is up for 5 awards, including both Animated Feature Film and Best Picture.

See the full list of nominees here below.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on February 23, 2011, and will be hosted by actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

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