It's the eve of the Oscar nominations, which can only mean one thing. The Oscars honor the best in cinema, but before that we have to recognize the worst Hollywood has to offer. Today sees the nominations for the 39th annual Razzie Awards! Now, for the last three years I've made it my personal mission … Continue reading It Certainly Does Suck! – 39th Razzie Nominees Announced!
I saw 111 new films in 2018 between the theatre and streaming services. Eleventy-one movies, eleventy-one reviews, either stand-alone or in groups. Eleventy-one chances to thrill, to laugh, to cry, and to outright despise. It's been a hell of a run this first year, and we're still not done. There are still plenty of movies … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of 2018
For the first time ever, the Academy has revealed the shortlists for nine different categories all at the same time. Typically, this process is doled out over a few weeks to give each category a moment in the spotlight, but for our purposes, it's way more convenient. As ever, I will link to whatever reviews … Continue reading Short and Sweet: 91st Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
As Awards Season heats up, we get hints and clues in fits and spurts about which films might vie for the top prize on Oscar Night. Tonight we have another step towards Hollywood's biggest night, with the announcement of the 20 films vying for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Later this month, this … Continue reading Ooh! Pretty! – Visual Effects Contenders Announced!
We're officially halfway through the year, with 2018 seeing something of a resurgence in quality filmmaking. The last couple of years had a few bright spots here and there (Get Out, The Grand Budapest Hotel, etc.), but for the most part, the films in the first half of the year have been largely forgettable. Thankfully, 2018 … Continue reading The Oscs – Best of 2018 So Far
Anyone who's been reading this blog over the past six months knows there is one thing I hate in cinema more than anything else - cynical Hollywood cash grabs. These are the movies that are thrown together purely to make money, with little to no regard for quality, story, or even basic logic. They're often … Continue reading What Else Could Possi-BLYE Go Wrong? – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom