Posts Tagged

her

FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

For the most part, the evening went as expected – well, maybe not John Travolta’s presenting of Idina Menzel, who performed original song winner “Let It Go” (Adela Dazeem?) or Darlene Love‘s lovely impromptu rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” as 20 Feet from Stardom won best documentary

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Aren’t we ready for next year – our own year-in-advance picks we know we’ll laugh at in several months’ time, the obvious Oscar bait that fizzles out for one reason or another, the films that catch fire at the last minute, the campaign chicanery? But we still have this Oscar

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) weighs in with its picks on Feb. 16, and that’s really

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

The Oscar nominations arrive tomorrow. Who’s in, who’s out, and who might surprise us?

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Members of the motion-picture academy could begin voting for the Oscars as early as Dec. 27, and today marks the final day on which they can turn in their ballots. In other words, nothing that happens after today – save for some kind of technical glitch with the electronic voting

Read More
Her 1
Movie ReviewMoviesNews

A little over a decade ago, a friend speculated that our (as in “global”) obsession with the always-on, never-off Internet would lead to physical devolution. He imagined humanity turning into grub-like creatures, with stunted appendages for arms and legs. He was half-right (about the obsession thing), but half-wrong (about the

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Last week’s awards announcements suggest 12 YEARS A SLAVE and AMERICAN HUSTLE are the Oscar front-runners, but what about the surprises?

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Forgive me for cribbing that movie quote, a line you couldn’t escape – believe me, I tried – upon the release of Despicable Me in 2001. It aptly describes the film: not much in the way of story, little more than an excuse for androgynous yellow creatures to spew gibberish.

Read More
chick flicks
MoviesThis Chick's FlicksTrailers

The 411 on 4 chick flicks hitting theaters and VOD/digital rental December 6-27.

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Edit: This article once stated that Judi Dench was a musical or comedy contender at the Golden Globes for her work in Philomena. However, she and the film will compete in the drama categories. This week saw not only the Gotham Awards ceremony, but also the New York Film Critics

Read More
MoviesTrailers

Check out the new trailer for Spike Jonze‘s new film, Her. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Portia Doubleday, and more. According to The Playlist, the film is “An emotionally involving and wonderfully layered look at our desire to reach out and connect.” I have heard some good things

Read More
Movies

The first-ever screening of David O. Russell’s American Hustle took place on Sunday. Word on the film ranges from decent to terrific, but the one aspect on which everyone seemed to agree: Jennifer Lawrence. Last year’s best actress winner apparently steals the movie with her scenes as the wife of

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

With around $36.6 million, Thor: The Dark World again won the box office, but competition for the number one spot was surprisingly heated, so there go the “hammer” and “clobber” puns I would have otherwise used. Malcolm D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday, sequel to 1999’s The Best Man, more

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Before heading into this week’s analysis, one should note that six films we assume are Oscar contenders remain unseen: American Hustle, Lone Survivor, Out of the Furnace, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. (The lattermost might not arrive this year, but distributor Paramount hopes it will be

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Cate Blanchett got a tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the New York Film Festival. That and Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen’s personal shout-out surely gave more credence to her already-strong best actress campaign. Of course, Blanchett’s perceived rival for the Oscar, Sandra Bullock, got a boost of her own

Read More
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

Another twist hit awards-watchers last week as Sony Pictures Classics bumped Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out of its 2013 lineup – and not too long after an impressive teaser leaked. Maybe SPC simply wants its potential Oscar pony to avoid the current best picture front-runner. As Sasha Stone of Awards Daily

Read More