The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers marks the Coen Brothers first collaboration with Box Office Giant Tom Hanks. In this remake of the 1955 classic the Coen’s once again stray from their habit of directing only original material.

Stop a second.  Have you ever wondered how movies are selected for award nominations? Sneak a peek at this website to know more.

The process of selecting a movie for an award nomination is a lengthy one.

  1. The actor/actress who is nominated for their roles must not have dubbed the dialogues for their roles. This rule is not applicable to the dubbed songs.
  2. For animated movies, any technique like pixilation, hand-drawn animation etc. are generally accepted. But real-time puppetry and motion capture techniques are not eligible as ‘animation’.
  3. The entries have to be submitted by the Producer as per norms laid by each academy.
  4. Subtitles have to be provided in English for other language movies.
  5. These academies have a voting panel of privileged and renowned people from various fields. Generally, the juries are from a variety of fields to ensure proper assessment.
  6. Besides movies, these academies invite entries of documents on subjects of social and economic importance.
  7. These academies do not compromise on the originality of the movie and music.
  8. They encourage scientific and technical innovative use in film making


We can understand that a movie has to meet so many conditions for satisfying the eligibility criteria.  Even a slight deviation can render the work ineligible.  So much hard work and creativity are required to make a movie.  Huge money is invested.   Piracy makes the investment irrecoverable.  Hence as fans, it is the duty on your part to stop watching hacked/pirated film content.  You may think that it is an advantage to watch it for free.  But imagine how painful it will be for the creators who shed so much of sweat in making the movie.  What is a cost-free pleasure for the viewer, will be the pain for the original maker.  We do not know whether the websites which provide pirated content are safe for our use.    The only solution to stop piracy is to spread awareness among fans that by watching pirated movie DVDs we are killing the creativity of the team that originally made the movie.  The second one is to improve the technology.  People hire experts who can kill the links on the internet which stream the pirated movies.  But it is a tough job.  Back to the ladykillers.

Hanks stars as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D., a charlatan professor who’s assembled a gang of “experts” for the heist of the century.