Every day in every way, the movie business is really the spoiler business. Especially on its biggest night of the year, a night when one billion people can see all the plot secrets and great acting moments that will spare them the necessity of ever paying to see the films.
Poor little spoilers have been given a bad rap this whole time. The latest research published in the journal Psychological Science shows that knowing the ending of a story before you read it doesn't hurt the experience of the story.
I still trust Roger Ebert as a film critic. But sadly, I no longer trust him not to ruin the surprises on a whim. I will read Roger Ebert's reviews for as long as he writes them. But I no longer read them before I see a given film.
Speaking from his jail cell, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said, "On behalf of all of us here at WikiLeaks, I want to offer my congratulations to all the winners, including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, and this year's Best Picture, 'Burlesque.'"