Archive for January 7, 2015

The 2015 Film Release Calendar: April

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…)


Pic of the Day: “You’re in the hospital. You almost died.” “I bet that didn’t surprise anybody.”

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Oscars 2014: CDG Nominations

And now the Costume Designers. They’re always fun. Like Production Design, because they separate into eras.

This is also a notoriously both easy and difficult category to pick, because they tend toward obvious period pieces (they haven’t met a Victorian piece they didn’t like) and always ignore the contemporary stuff, but also just go with completely random shit (Madonna’s movie got nominated for Costumes).

So that in mind, here are your nominees for the 2014 CDG Awards: (more…)

Oscars 2014: ASC Nominations

And now the Cinematographers guild nominations.

I love when these come out. Absolutely love it. Cinematography is one of my favorite categories. The big six, you have to love. But outside of that, the categories I look at most are Cinematography, Production Design, and probably Song and Score. Love them.

I can already guess at least three of the nominees right now, sight unseen. I’m so excited. Let’s just get right into it.

Here are your 2014 ASC Nominations: (more…)

Oscars 2014: WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild announced their nominations today. It’s a big day for guilds. Three of them. We’ll start here.

We can’t ever put a whole lot of stock in the WGA, just because of their crazy rules of eligibility and what is or isn’t able to be on there. Pretty sure, of the last four Screenplay winners (being the last two years), two of them did not get nominated at the WGA (Django and 12 Years a Slave. I know 12 Years for sure. Django, I think, was also not eligible.) So you can’t treat their nominees as scripture to the extent that you can with the DGA nominations. (And even then, sometimes they’re not always 5/5.)

But before we get into all that, let’s see who they nominated. Here are the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards: (more…)