When Les Misérables opened last year, it was embraced by critics and audiences alike and was soon on its way to receive a load of statues from various awards shows, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Anne Hathaway. But that doesn't mean that the musical isn't beyond reproach, which is why fans of Screen Junkies' "Honest Trailers" asked for them to tackle Les Misérables and its deeply dramatic story. In keeping with the movie, the trailer is parodied in song, which is only fitting. Even if you haven't seen the movie, the end of the trailer, which riffs through the movie's cast (most pointedly with Russell Crowe) is worth it. watch the "honest" trailer >> Posted 03.29.13 by Ryan
So far, the critically acclaimed musical drama Les Miserables has earned over $400 million worldwide, and it took home three awards during last month's Oscars. The movie, based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the week, and Reelz.com readers have a chance to enter to win a copy of the movie starting now.
Don't just dream a dream of seeing Anne Hathaway's Oscar-winning performance again; head over to the sweepstakes page now and enter for a chance to win.Enter to Win the DVD >> Posted 03.18.13 by reelz
The award season is officially over with the conclusion of Sunday night's Academy Award ceremony. There were several surprising moments at this year's Oscars, including Tommy Lee Jones managing to crack a smile, Daniel Day-Lewis revealing Spielberg's first choice for the role of Abraham Lincoln, and Ang Lee confirming that there is a movie god — though it may be a hard-to-grasp, allegorical god. Though it was a big night for Argo, Life of Pi and Les Miserables, no one movie scored an overwhelming number of awards. Perhaps that just goes to show how strong this year's contenders were.
For those who want to stay immersed in the glamour and excitement of award season, be sure to catch The Reelz Show's Oscar after-party on Tuesday morning. We'll be taking a look back at the hottest fashions, the funniest moments and the big winners of the night.
Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P See the complete list of winners >> Posted 02.25.13 by reelz
The 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away, and with 84 Best Picture winners so far sometimes it becomes hard to keep track of all the must-see movies. Digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has made this easy with a beautiful four-minute supercut of all Best Picture Winners throughout the Oscar ages up to 2013. With so many Oscar-related spoofs and parodies in existence, this stunning mesh of clips is a refreshing change and definitely a good use of four minutes. Take a look. Watch The Video >> Posted 02.21.13 by reelz
Though he was recently snubbed for an Oscar nomination, Ben Affleck was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press as the best director of 2012 for his work on Argo. The based-on-a-true-story spy thriller also took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama, while Les Miserables won for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category.
In addition to all the award-season glitz and glamour, Sunday night's Golden Globes had many lessons to offer to viewers.Paul Rudd and Salma Hayek were good enough to prove the importance of showing up to rehearsal — after an apparent teleprompter failure, both were completely lost and had no idea what category they were presenting. By looking rested and healthy but still sporting a few well earned wrinkles, former President Bill Clinton gave every actor in Hollywood a lesson in aging well. Jennifer Lawrence made it clear that she is still very much a girl on fire by taking home the award for Best Actress in a Comedy, and a stone-faced Tommy Lee Jones showed us that not one everyone enjoys the antics of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell.
For full coverage of Sunday night's ceremony, be sure to tune in tonight to Hollywood Dailies. award season coverage and more
Weeknights after the movies See the complete list of winners >> Posted 01.14.13 by reelz
Mirror Mirror has one of the best.
Can Armie's jacket beat all the rest?
By in large, women in the 21st century have more opportunities to wear fancy and elaborate clothing than men have. But this year plenty of men in fancy outerwear were featured at the cineplex, and we decided to see which coat was best and create the Reelzie Award for Best Fancy Coat on a Male Actor. see the nominees and vote for your favorite >> Posted 12.27.12 by Mandy
Which of this year's movies deserve the industry’s highest honor?
This has been an incredible year for movie lovers, especially fans of genre movies. There were fewer superheroes on the big screen, but they ruled the box office, nonetheless, with smartly written, ingeniously directed and just plain fun comic book adaptations coming in first, second, and fifth on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Sci-fi fans were made to suffer through a couple of early duds, but had their patience rewarded with the return of some classic characters and one of the most influential directors to work in the genre after a thirty-year hiatus. Fantasy fans got to choose between whimsical and warrior Snow Whites, and the world's most popular vampire couple had a baby, not to mention that the greatest high fantasy franchise of all time returns to theaters this month after a decade slumbering in the Shire. (Horror fans got the short end of the
stake stick this year, with too many sequels and not enough original content.)
Women continued to assert themselves in 2012, with more female-driven comedies getting laughs for the kinds of jokes once reserved for men, and the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director is almost a sure thing for another nomination. Independent studios also made a splash this year, turning out several engaging, moving, and downright brilliant dramas that are every bit as good as the big studio dramas with A-list directors.
Which movies were the best? Which ones deserve the honor of being nominated for the movie industry's top prize? That's up to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to decide, but we want to know what you think. Ignore genre and tell us which movies deserve to be nominated for Oscars, whether for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or Best Documentary.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Movies of 2012 >>
Posted 12.11.12 by BrentJS
Now you won't have to go to Broadway to know what all your theater friends are talking about.singing it to you
Weeknights after the movies Posted 12.06.12 by Kip
Much attention is given to the Summer Movie Season for all of its superheroic spectacles and family-friendly films, but December is often the best month out of the year to go to the movies. Studios typically save a few monstrously big "popcorn" movies for December to capitalize on the holiday and semester breaks, and there are always a slew of Oscar hopefuls squeezed into the last month of the year in the hopes they will still be fresh in the minds of Academy members when it comes time to dish out the little gold statues in February.
This December is no different, with more than thirty new movies crowding into theaters between the 7th and the 28th. With the economy still sluggish and most of your "excess" funds likely allocated to buying presents or escaping from the cold for a few days, we decided to help you with your theatrical selections by narrowing the list down to the Top 10 Must-See Movies debuting next month. MUST-SEE MOVIES AHEAD >> Posted 11.30.12 by BrentJS
No lip synching here folksbringing you an inside look
Weeknights after the movies Posted 11.28.12 by Kip