Archive for January 17, 2013

The 2013 Film Release Calendar: September

The Film Release Calendar is something I do each year to preview the upcoming year’s slate of films. It started as both a way for me to start paying attention to what was coming out (since I was really slacking around the time I started the blog) and to be able to see how well I know myself and how much I know exactly what I’m gonna think about a movie before I even see it.

What I do is, I go through the list of films scheduled to come out in a given year (using my go-to article, Wikipedia’s year in film article), month by month. I write down what they’re about, who’s in them, and generally what my thoughts are on what I see. And then I guess what I think I’m gonna rate it when I see it. Because at this point — I’ve seen so many movies — I know what a movie is gonna be. I’m running about a 70% correct percentage on guessing stuff in January. Plus, that aside, it also gives me a chance to see what movies, come the end of the year, surpassed (or fell way below) my expectations (or everyone’s). So it’s not all just a chance for me to talk about how awesome I am (since, believe me… I’m gonna do that anyway).

Today, we’re looking at all the films that are currently scheduled to come out in September: (more…)


Oscars 2012 Update: Costume Designers Guild Nominations

The Costume Designers Guild Nominations were announced today. About a week too late, but — they’re here.

That leaves MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) as the only guild left to announce their nominees (unless they’re being really quiet about it).

This means nothing, since we have our Oscar category, but — they’re here.

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Silver Linings Playbook

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I am not the enemy.” “Then who are you?”