Here’s hoping everyone’s had a great holiday season! But for avid Oscar watchers, this time of the year brings more than gay happy meetings and silent nights; it also gives us one of our favorite things: the heart of the Oscar season.
Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?
One of the most anticipated movies left in 2012 is Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables – the movie adaptation of the Broadway smash hit of the same name. Not only is it near constant singing with epic scope following the French Revolution and one man’s journey for redemption and the roadblocks and detours along the
We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,
Still of Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty, LLC. This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. . Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but for me, December is shaping up to be a fairly expensive month. And not just
The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at
We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch.
This week there are some awesome releases! The biggest are The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Simpsons Season 15 and Hope Springs. For the Kevin Durant fans out there Thunderstruck is also out. And as usual, please don’t hesitate to share what Blu-Rays and DVDs you’ve bought recently, or
We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered
The Twilight Saga is over! The series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opened to nearly $141.1 million in the States over the weekend. Kristal quite enjoyed it, but I wasn’t impressed. But Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is less divisive when it comes to Oscar since
Anne Hathaway took the Saturday Night Live stage for the 3rd time and added yet another musical monologue to this season. Is it there goal to do this with any host that can even remotely sing? It hasn’t worked for me every time, but Anne’s One Day More was fantastic.
Les Miserables has slowly crept up my list of most anticipated remaining releases. While I haven’t seen the stage show, I do love the music and admire the experimental new filmmaking style that Tom Hopper is using to bring this to the screen. Traditional movie musicals record all the tracks before filming and
Dear Readers, They say that little girls are made of “sugar and spice, and everything nice.” Assuming that grown-up women are made of the same, at least to some extent, I wonder: Do women also look for and/or need these qualities in our movies? In other words, what ingredients does the
Before heading into this Oscar-focused analysis of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I’d like to take some time to remember all lives directly affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where James Holmes killed and injured people who attended a midnight screening of the film on its opening night.
The Dark Knight Rises is without a doubt the biggest movie of the year. While it “only” had the third biggest opening weekend in history, it’s 2D-only release means that it actually sold more tickets than the top 2. We here at Screen Invasion were excited for the flick and most