Weekly DVD Rundown

Pretty short list this week, but there’s some quality there. Worth a rental: An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009) With Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and many more. This film earned itself a spot on my “best of ’09” list, so needless to say I enjoyed it.  I would go as far as saying that … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

The Nominees: Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air First off, 10 nominations is ridiculous.  It completely cheapens the award.  In any given year, there are only 2 or 3 (at most) nominees that have a realistic chance of winning anyway.  … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

The Nominees: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia Helen Mirren for The Last Station Carey Mulligan for An Education Gabourey Sidibe for Precious Like I said in my supporting actress post, this category is extremely weak this year.  I can’t help but think that if some of last year’s … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

The Nominees: District 9 An Education In the Loop Precious Up in the Air Up in the Air has a total of 6 nominations, and this is the only category that it has a realistic chance of winning.  It has to be considered the odds-on favorite.  Hell, it even beat Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds script at the Golden … Continue reading

Weekly Seven: 2010 Oscar Snubs

Each year, everyone has their complaints about the Oscar nominations.  The Academy thought they would quiet the rumblings by expanding the “Best Picture” category to ten nominees, but it really hasn’t helped much since the biggest shock (and backlash) has come with the nomination of The Blind Side for the award.  I looked elsewhere for … Continue reading

2009: The Year in Review

It has been a great year at the movies.  For the first time ever, the yearly domestic box-office reached $10 million.  This number represents a 9% rise in ticket sales over last year’s total.  With the economy making an impact on the spending habits of so many people, it seems that many Americans are opting … Continue reading