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Archive for January 7, 2019

The 2019 Film Release Calendar: June

New year, new movies.

I begin every new year by taking a look at what movies there are to come out. It helps me to be aware of stuff so I can actively track it throughout the year, and I think it’s helpful for most people who care about movies to at least be informed of what’s going on. Far too often do I talk to my friends who are casually into movies, and they have no idea what’s coming out or when the stuff they want to see is supposed to come out.

Of course, when I do something, I really do it, so instead of just a casual preview of the big 35 movies of the year, I go all out. You’re gonna get everything as it’s currently scheduled to come out, plus another 200 or so movies that are not dated but are finished and ready to come out, plus another 100 or so that I’ve been tracking from previous years. I dare to say that no one on the internet goes as deep into their coverage as I do.

Today is June. (more…)

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Oscars 2018: WGA Nominations

Okay, our final shortlist for today — the Writers Guild.

These nominations always have to be taken with a grain of salt just because there are always ineligible scripts each year. I think because people aren’t actually guild members. The ones that I know for sure that weren’t eligible this year were: The Favourite, Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You, Death of Stalin, Incredibles 2, The Sisters Brothers and Leave No Trace.

Most of those really stood no shot at the final list, but The Favourite almost certainly will, so it not being nominated here means nothing for its ultimate chances in the end.

That said, here are your WGA nominees for 2018: (more…)


Oscars 2018: ADG Nominations

Well I guess Production Design is next.

The Art Directors Guild breaks their nominees down into three categories: Period, Fantasy, Contemporary. Contemporary practically never gets nominated at the Oscars, unless it’s something that crosses over into Fantasy (a la Her or The Martian, which I think both ended up there. There are definitely two in recent years that blur the line). Anyway, this should give us a smattering of where things are looking for Production Design.

Here are your 2018 ADG nominees: (more…)


Oscars 2018: ASC Nominations

We’ll go to ASC next, because it’s one category and only five nominees. And also because I love cinematography.

Here are your 2018 American Society of Cinematographers nominees:

Best Cinematography

Cold War

The Favourite

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born (more…)


Oscars 2018: ACE Eddie Nominations

It’s shortlist-apalooza today. Four of them. Big ones, too. Arguably the main four we want to see.

We’ll start with Best Editing, because that’s the one I happened to click on first.

The American Cinema Editors announce five nominees in Dramatic, five nominees in Comedy, and then also announce documentary and animated, which I’ll touch on, but only because it usually just further tells me where things seem to be heading, which we pretty much know already anyway.

Here are your nominees for Best Editing by the Editors Guild: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “By the way, what’s your name?” “What’s that?” “Who are you?” “Who me? I’m the whippoorwill that cries in the night. I’m the soft morning breeze that caresses your lovely face.” “You’ve got a name, haven’t you?” “Yeah, I got a name. Peter Warne.” “Peter Warne. I don’t like it.” “Don’t let it bother you. You’re giving it back to me in the morning.”


Oscars 2018: 76th Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globes recap.

The show wasn’t particularly entertaining. But I figured that would be the case, given the hosts. They just weren’t conducive choices to an interesting show around the categories. Which pretty much meant that all I was paying attention to was who won. And that Fosse/Verdon trailer they showed during the show (which looks dope).

In terms of the show, the opening monologue wasn’t great. The only joke I thought was good was about Vice invading the wrong category based on bad information, but they pretty much rolled over that and into the next joke immediately, either because they had a mandate to speed up the show or because none of the jokes were landing because everyone was drunk. That’s really the key with this show — either have a host that can grab the attention of the drunk people, or no host at all.

The gags they did didn’t work, the flu shots or whatever. The crowd was openly talking over them at some points, which tells you just how little they mattered as hosts. They tried to put a serious monologue at the end of their jokes, and people started laughing thinking it was gonna turn into a bit. Not great planning on their part. Otherwise, the Jeff Bridges and Carol Burnett tributes were nice. Bridges gave an awesome speech. Also, Dick Van Dyke. And Bill fucking Murray.

The rest of the show — I can’t say I’m openly shocked at how things turned out, but there are some interesting decisions to chew on, and we’ll see if they carry weight throughout the rest of the season, or if this is just the Globes being the Globes. (more…)