Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?
The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at
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
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
Here is Lincoln soundtrack review. John Williams’ musical scores are magical in so many ways. He has worked with Steven Spielberg for over forty years
In some respects, this week’s Oscar Watching reflects the tale of two Daniels: Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in a biopic about President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, and Daniel Craig does his thing as James Bond for this third Bond flick, Skyfall. Believe it or not, we’re talking more about
Abraham Lincoln is, for Hollywood at least, a Great American Mascot – a metaphor for the aspirational ideals of an entire nation. The difficulty of retelling the Lincoln story is not in locating a new angle but the challenge of mining nuggets of intimacy from the bedrock of legend. The
Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln might have been the undeniable, no-holds-barred front-runner to win best picture, best director, and myriad other prizes at the Academy Awards. While such a sweep might not happen in this day and age, the aura of a prestige film with an iconic director at
On Friday, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi kicked off the New York Film Festival and received high marks from the critics. The epic scale, lauded visual effects, and story about humanity might tug the heartstrings of Oscar voters, and if there’s a movie out there to grab “the heart vote,”
The awards season never comes without a few curveballs, and Fox Searchlight just threw one our way. Last week, the distributor announced that Sacha Gervasi’s feature-film debut Hitchcock, about the legendary director and his making of the horror classic Psycho, will arrive in limited release on Nov. 23, 2012. The
The list of actors who have played President Abraham Lincoln is a long, illustrious, and colorful one — from Joseph Henaberry (in the extremely controversial Birth of a Nation) to Benjamin Walker (in the extremely disappointing Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) with Walter Huston, Jason Robards, F. Murray Abraham, Henry Fonda and about
“Nuthin’ ever happened around here”, mutters Paco, a 9 year-old in Drumaleen–a small village in County Cork, Ireland. And when something does happen, it seems Paco (Jamie Kierans making his film debut) is the only one who knows how to handle it. The story kicks off with Ernesto (Demian Bichir)
X-Men: First Class, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Thor all have new release dates for their very highly anticipated sequels. First off, X-Men: First Class 2, which is not the official title, will be in theaters on July 18th, 2014. Shooting on the film will begin around January 2013, with most of the
Josh Brolin took the iconic Saturday Night Live stage last night and I was very pleasantly surprised. While he wasn’t necessarily the strongest host, this episode definitely had some strong skits. I’m not sure on the backstage happenings, but it’s not a stretch to think that Jay Pharoah had a realization after last
It is hard to argue with the opinion that John Williams may be the most-celebrated film composer of all time. With countless hummable tunes to some of the greatest cinematic treats in Hollywood history, there is no denying the man has made his mark of filmic history. Having recently turned
The big screen adaptation of The Adventures Of Tintin showcases some of the finest talent working in the film industry today. Not only is this animated escapade produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, but it also displays the writing talents of Shaun Of The Dead’s Edgar Wright, Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish and Sherlock’s creator Stephen Moffat.