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Archive for January 7, 2016

Oscars 2015: CDG Nominations

The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominees today. It’s always nice when they do, because they are actually expansive about their nominations, nominating in three different categories. Whereas the Academy just picks whatever five best period costumes there were most of the time. (You know they do.)

Here, at least, we get contemporary, fantasy and period. So you actually get the costume designers picking what jobs they liked best in an expansive (but not obscene. Looking at you, Annie Awards and VFX awards) way.

Here are your Costume Designers Guild nominations: (more…)

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The 2016 Film Release Calendar: May

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…)


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Pic of the Day: “Huw, I thought when I was a young man that I would conquer the world with truth. I thought I would lead an army greater than Alexander ever dreamed of, not to conquer nations, but to liberate mankind. With truth. With the golden sound of the Word. But only a few of them heard. Only a few of you understood.”

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