On Wednesday, August 8th, the Academy announced several changes to the award show format for its most prestigious awards show, the Oscars. Among these changes were a strict 3 hour time limit to the broadcast, not broadcasting all the awards*, an earlier broadcast date, and most notably, the addition of a popular film category. That … Continue reading Popular Movie Awards: A Retrospective
Home Alone Again
It is officially Home Alone Season. Also known as Christmas season. It is the time of year where I will fire up Home Alones 1 & 2 each for a dedicated viewing with friends and family, in addition to catching segments of it randomly on cable, and pulling up YouTube clips of my favorite scenes no … Continue reading Home Alone Again
Game of Tiers
The 5 Different Game of Thrones Fans Game of Thrones is a once in a generation show. It has found a way to bridge the gap between hard core nerds and people who would rather watch even a Division III high school football game than any show that involves magic. But anyone who has ever … Continue reading Game of Tiers
"The McConaissance", a term coined by writer Rachel Syme that quickly became canon in the film industry, referring to actor Matthew McConaughey transforming from the guy who runs shirtless on the beach and stars in romantic comedies like Failure to Launch, to a serious, award winning actor finely tuned in the craft and able to … Continue reading The McConau-Fluke
King Flop: The Legend of the Flop
The financially unthinkable has happened. King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, is flopping at the box office. The $175 million budget movie is on pace to make about $100 worldwide. A movie with a bland main character, predictable story, completely grey color scheme, released the after the 2nd biggest movie of the year, is … Continue reading King Flop: The Legend of the Flop
Star Wars Trailer Familiarity
Better late than never. I have received feedback from several people that they just don't see the overwhelming similarities between The Last Jedi's trailer, and the Force Awakens trailer that came out at the same time in 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w&t=1s Let's look at some commonalities between the two trailers, in no particular order: Both trailers … Continue reading Star Wars Trailer Familiarity
The Fate of the Furious…Rests on Michelle Rodriguez’s Role
So much to talk about this week. It would have been a great day to talk about trailers again, but I think 3 posts in a row would be a little excessive. I don't want to become the trailer blog. (Real quick though, the Thor trailer was awesome). Let's talk about something else that is … Continue reading The Fate of the Furious…Rests on Michelle Rodriguez’s Role
Appreciating that little extra bit of footage at the end of movie trailers We all love trailers. You can read about how much I really loved a certain trailer that came out recently in this post. Trailers are artfully done, they tease the action we are going to see in a movie. They even tell their … Continue reading Bumper Sticker
Applauding the new Transformers Trailer!
I know this post finds most of you a week after the stunning new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight dropped, but I still have to get my feelings about it because I cannot stop watching it! The visuals are amazing! Mark Wahlberg is back in action as Cade Yeagar, everyone's favorite Transformer fighter since … Continue reading Applauding the new Transformers Trailer!
Toby Kebbell’s Strange Typecasting
A look at a promising young career heading in the wrong direction.