Archive for January 26, 2016

Oscars 2015: MPSE Nominations

Oh hey, the Sound Editors guild announced their nominees. Could have used these two weeks ago.

Not much to say here, since we already have our Oscar nominations. But I go over all the guilds, so here they are.

Dialogue + ADR in a Feature Film

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Straight Outta Compton (more…)

The 2016 Film Release Calendar: 2015 Holdovers

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: “Now, shall Mr. Lincoln be winning this war he is fighting at present?” “No one knows really.” “Well, does he have enough guns and elephants for transporting things?” “I don’t think they have elephants in America, your majesty.” “No elephants? No wonder he is not winning war!”

The King and I - 16