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 Supporting Actor

The Nominees: Woody Harrelson in The Messenger Matt Damon in Invictus Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones Christopher Plummer in The Last Station Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds I didn’t even realize this until now, but I’ve only seen two of these movies (Basterds and Invictus).  The Messengers looks great but was only seen by about … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay

The Nominees: The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds The Messenger A Serious Man Up I have nothing against the other three nominees, but this one really comes down to The Hurt Locker vs. Inglourious Basterds.  These two have positioned themselves as the two frontrunners for “Best Picture” and what happens here could go a long way toward … 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