Well, last night happened. Seth MacFarlane hosted, balancing the did-you-just-go-there style of humor for which he’s so often known and the showmanship you’d expect from an Oscar host. He took to the challenge, and for the most part, he landed. Yes, I would more openly welcome Tina Fey and Amy
Every day of this Oscar season has been, as Sheryl Crow would say, a winding road – more than any other awards season I can recall. At last, we’ve almost reached the end: Oscar Sunday is just two days away. All the red carpets, all the acceptance speeches, all the
This week we have some Oscar nominated releases with Argo and Anna Karenina plus some other awesome releases: Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season and Sinister. The Oscars are coming up in a few days and Argo is pretty much the front runner for Best Picture, thanks to a
A retrospective analysis of 2012’s chick flicks and a few of my hopes and dreams for 2013’s.
It’s the eleventh hour of Oscar Watching. After countless Twitter discussions and blog posts, the Oscar nominations finally arrive tomorrow. Seth MacFarlane, who will host the ceremony next month, and Emma Stone, who presented at the ceremony last year, will announce the nominees at 5:30 a.m. PT. But before delving
We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered
Anna Karenina takes a story that has been told countless times before and reinvigorates it with amazing camera work, innovative storytelling, and palpable chemistry between the leads. Instead of telling the traditional story, Joe Wright opts to set this piece in a live theater setting – making it feel epic
The Twilight Saga is over! The series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opened to nearly $141.1 million in the States over the weekend. Kristal quite enjoyed it, but I wasn’t impressed. But Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is less divisive when it comes to Oscar since
The most epic love stories often demand that characters pay a price for love. This is particularly true for many female characters set in times past, who would lose children, social standing, and economic security upon choosing love over duty. Many who discuss Leo Tolstoy‘s famed novel Anna Karenina focus on the infamous and
Oscilloscope Laboratories great new trailer for Andrea Arnold’s striking adaption of Emily Brontë’s classic novel, WUTHERING HEIGHTS. The film will open in New York on Oct. 5, LA on Oct. 12, with a national roll out to follow.
The Venice Film Festival is currently underway, but most of the Oscar news this week comes from the Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped just a few days ago. With that in mind, we’re skipping the Oscar prospects of this weekend’s new releases because the film festival news is far more
Fall is an interesting time at the box office. It’s a mix of summer leftovers and the beginnings of the award season hopefuls. It’s an ecclectic mix where you have family friendly fare alongside depressing dramas vying for Oscars. Even the term “Fall release” needed some clarification. We decided that
The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual
We are halfway through the summer, and with a few exceptions (The Dark Knight Rises!), a lot of movie fan interest is turning towards potential Oscar-buzz films. One of the movies popping up on everyone’s radar is Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGLRO3fZnQ Being a guy, I would normally dismiss this