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 Director

The Nominees: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker James Cameron for Avatar Lee Daniels for Precious Jason Reitman for Up in the Air Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds Surprisingly, this has turned out to be the most interesting competition this year (outside the one for “Best Picture”), at least from a “drama” standpoint.  For what … 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

Today’s DVD Releases: What are they worth?

Worth a Purchase: The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) I liked this film a lot when I saw it in theaters, and I’m certainly going to give it another look very soon.  It has won a lot of the early critic awards, and is considered one of the frontrunners to take home the Best Picture Oscar … 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