Here it is. My top 10 list of the year and I believe I’m getting it in before the Oscar nominations are announced. 10) Hidden Figures It just works on every level for me. It’s a feel good movie, based … Continue reading Best Of 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Films (10-1)
Here are my 10 picks for Best Supporting Actor of 2016:
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I’m about to start releasing my top 10 performances lists, but there are some performances this year that are outside that list. I figured, I’d list them here. Of course, this might give you an idea of what my top 10’s are, since these performances are going to be missing from those lists. I’ve left off performances I was able to already recognize in another category, like comedy, or young actor. These are all performances, for the most part, that at one time or another were on my top 10 list, but got moved off as I saw more films.
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For me, when I pick my directors, I think of many different factors. Was the film made better because the director was attached to it? Does the director have a unique voice and/or perspective? How well shot and edited was the film? Did it have a lot of pacing issues? Was the work original and groundbreaking, or just more of the same. Could literally anyone have replicated their work? These are the 10 directors I felt did the best directing job of 2016, plus five more for “Breakthrough In Directing”, which means they either had directed their first feature, or nearly their first.
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Below are my top five picks for Breakthrough Performance, aka Star Of Tomorrow. These are the five actors most likely to stick around and become the next big thing. Then we have my top five picks for Best Performance By … Continue reading Best Of 2016: Breakthrough, Young, and Ensemble Performances
Here’s my third posting for Best Of 2016. Today I’m tackling both Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) and Costume and Makeup Design. The top five in each category.
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Continuing my picks for the Best Of 2016, here are my five picks for Visual Effects and five for Cinematography.
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I’m starting my Best Of 2016 lists officially today. With the Oscar nominations coming up next week, I have a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time. Today, I’m highlighting my five favorite Original Scores and my five favorite original songs of the year.
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Starring: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster
Directed By: David Mackenzie
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The Magnificent Seven is having an excellent weekend at the box office. 35M is exciting stuff considering last weekend. It has an A- cinemascore, and should perform well. Storks also managed an A- cinemascore, but a lower than predicted opening … Continue reading Friday Box Office: A ‘Magnificent’ Weekend
All that “tracking” for Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby ended up being just a giant turd filled sandwich. Blair Witch was tracking with a potential 20M opening, with some critics praising it. It’s looking to wind up with 9.4M … Continue reading Friday Box Office: Well That Was Disappointing
In the tradition of No Good Deed and The Perfect Guy comes When The Bough Breaks, which is hoping to stir up another 20M+ opening for a thriller with a primarily black cast in September. To help, the film stars Morris Chestnut, who was also in The Perfect Guy. The studio behind it is trying to act surprised, saying they hope for a 12-14M opening, but most people think this is going to replicate the success of the others and get at least 20M. The question is, will it beat Sully? Sully is currently tracking in the low 20’s, as … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Will The ‘Bough’ Break ‘Sully’?
Don’t Breathe exploded this weekend, giving Screen Gems their highest opening of August. Also, the film managed a pretty impressive feat, getting a B+ cinemascore, which is great for horror titles. B+ is basically an A in this genre. The … Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Chokes ‘Suicide Squad’
The 100M epic Ben Hur is struggling to find audiences, as predicted, this weekend, falling below the other two new entries (and two holdovers). This has to hurt for MGM, but pretty much everyone saw this coming. I don’t know … Continue reading Friday Box Office: Audiences Abandon ‘Ben Hur’