Archive for January 4, 2016

Oscars 2015: ACE Eddie Nominations

The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for 2015. This is a pretty important one, as Best Editing is the best path for a Best Picture win. Now, it matters what the Academy Editing branch nominates for Editing, but this is a good indicator of where they’re leaning as a whole.

So without further ado, here’s what the guild nominated:

Best Editing (Dramatic)

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (more…)

The 2016 Film Release Calendar: February

Every January, I preview all the films that are scheduled to come out for that year. I go through the existing release calendar, month by month, and guess how much or how little I’m going to like each of the films.

The major benefit is that it allows me, come the end of the year, to see which movies ended up surprising me for better or for worse, or which ones I had wildly disproportionate expectations for. It also gives me a chance to know what’s coming out and what to look forward to.

I also take all the films that are filming or in post and theoretically able to come out that year and preview those too, along with all the films from the previous year(s) that have yet to come out that I’ve been tracking. In all, I end up previewing more films than pretty much anyone else, I’ve been told. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “What about it, pretzel man? What’s your story?” “His name’s Verbal. Verbal Kint.” “Verbal?” “Yeah.” “’Roger’, really. People say I talk too much.” “Yeah, I was just gonna tell you to shut up.”

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