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Oscars 2014: ADG Nominations

The Art Directors Guild announced their nominees today.

Production Design is one of my favorite categories at the Oscars. That and Cinematography are perhaps the two most unheralded categories at the Oscars. (I know, if we’re really getting technical, it’s costumes and makeup, but I’m talking next to the major categories.)

I also love that the guild straight up splits their nominees in three categories. They really get into their craft. They don’t care about making it more like what the Oscar category is going to be.

Anyway, here are the nominees for the 2014 ADG Awards: (more…)

The 2015 Film Release Calendar: February

Every January, I preview all the films that are scheduled to come out for that year. Typically, I end up around 80%, since there are always a few that I don’t track, for whatever reason. The point of why I do this has been lost, and now I do it because that’s just what I do. It’s fun, and I enjoy it.

Mainly the idea is to see how accurately I can guess my reaction to movies up to a year in advance. And it gives me a gauge to see which films ended up surprising me for better and for worse.

Originally, I just went through the release calendar and listed about 30 other movies that didn’t have dates. Last year, I had about 200 without dates that I tracked. Now, we’re looking at around 250, on top of the articles currently set for specific months.

How I do this is, I start by going over the films currently scheduled for January through June, then take a ten day break in between to go over the Oscar nominations and Golden Globes, and then finish with July through December. After that, I go over the films currently without release dates, and finish with the holdovers from last year that I’m continuing to track. We have it down to a science here. (more…)

Oscars 2014: PGA Nominations

The Producers Guild announced their nominations today. This is the biggest guild that announces, more so than the Directors Guild, because what wins the PGA is an overwhelming favorite to win Best Picture. And on top of that, what they nominate is also close to being assured to a nomination at the Oscars as well.

So without wasting any time, let’s list the nominees for the 2014 PGA Awards:

American Sniper




Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Whiplash (more…)


Pic of the Day: “And now the British think I’m with the Irish, and the Irish think I’m with the British. The long and short of it is I’m walkin’ around without a dog to lick my trousers!”

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