This Week’s DVD Releases: What are they worth?

Worth a Rental: Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009) With Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz. This is going to be a hot title this week, especially since it is fresh off two well-deserved Oscar wins for supporting actress (Mo’Nique) and adapted screenplay.  I loved the movie when I saw it in theaters, … 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 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

Movie Review: Up in the Air

My Christmas Day double-header of movies began with the multiple Oscar contender, Up in the Air.  The movie is certainly not a hard sell for Oscar voters, and general audiences should have no problem latching onto it as well.  The film features a hot director just hitting the prime of his career, one of the … Continue reading

A Christmas Day Dilemma

It has become somewhat of a tradition in my family to go see a movie on Christmas Day.  The choice is usually easy, as we typically end up seeing whatever movie Will Smith has in theaters at the time (past movies seen on Christmas Day include Ali, The Pursuit of Happiness, and Seven Pounds).  Seeing … Continue reading