BEST PICTURE:Probably the hardest to predict category, right now. You’re gonna find almost every Oscar specialist saying it’s between Boyhood and Birdman, along with a few reminding you that American Sniper could take it all, or that Whiplash might surprise … Continue reading My Oscar Predictions
Here are my Top 50 films of 2015. 50) Big Hero 6 49) Locke 48) Non Stop 47) Automata 46) Get On Up An interesting collection of five films. I’m sure Locke is a lot higher on other lists, but … Continue reading 2014 In Review: The Best Films Of The Year
FUNNIEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR 5) This Is Where I Leave You Depending on how you felt about this ensemble comedy, it might also represent how few “laugh out loud” comedies we actually had in 2014. The fact that I’m … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Comedy, Breakthrough, Underrated
Best Cinematography 10) Divergent Not really a film that you’d expect to see on “year end” awards, but there’s something about “post apocalyptic worlds” that gives a boost to the cinematographer. So do “grand sweeping epics”. Usually we don’t talk … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Screenplay, Cinematography, and Visual Effects
ORIGINAL SONG Everything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie) Glory (Selma) Grateful (Beyond The Lights) I’m Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell) Lost Stars (Begin Again) BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes … Continue reading Oscar Nominees
I’ve been tracking this season on my Awards Tracker, but with the nominations coming tomorrow, I have to throw down my final “locks”. Who is in? Who is out? BEST PICTURE: Boyhood Birdman Gone Girl The Imitation Game Selma The … Continue reading Oscar Nominee Predictions
1) The Equalizer- 12.5M Friday, 35M Weekend 2) The Boxtrolls- 4.8M Friday, 17M Weekend 3) The Maze Runner- 5M Friday, 16.5M Weekend 4) This Is Where I Leave You- 2.1M Friday, 7M Weekend 5) Dolphin Tale 2- 1.5M Friday, 5M … Continue reading Friday Box Office: Told Ya. ‘Equalizer’ On Target
1) Dolphin Tale 2- 14M Weekend, 14M Total Because the movie that needed a sequel was Dolphin Tale. The first one opened to 19M, and ended up with 72M domestic. The sequel won’t do as well, because most sequels of … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Another Really Slow Weekend ‘Tale’
This weekend is already historically the worst weekend of the year for box office attendance. To top it off, the only new release is some horrific looking D-title from Freestyle Releasing. The film actually had late nights on Thursday, for … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Slowest Weekend Of The Year
Guardians Of The Galaxy took the opportunity of weak competition to have another fantastic weekend. It slid only 5% this weekend. Even Ninja Turtles only dropped 29%. This week is probably all about the holdovers and how well they did. … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Pierce Brosnan Can’t Topple ‘Guardians’ or ‘Turtles’
With the release this weekend, a lot of talk has been made about the possibility of Chris Pratt or Zoe Saldana being the next big thing in Hollywood. Here’s a look at a few upcoming “Next Big Things” and why … Continue reading Who Will Be The Next A-Lister?
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Sean Gunn, Gregg Henry, Brendan Fehr, Nathan Fillion With: Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Josh Brolin Marvel … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy
Well… kinda. Let’s face it. When we’re in July, and the #1 grossing film of the year opened in April, we’ve got some problems. Slumps are difficult to define, because going down from the previous year (which happens a lot) … Continue reading Is There A Summer Box Office Slump?
Now that we know X-Men Days Of Future Past opened huge, and essentially revived the franchise, what about the rest of the movies this summer? How will they play out? (Come back tomorrow for my predictions on Maleficent and A … Continue reading Summer Box Office Wisdoms