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
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Fergie and Josh Duhamel are expecting a baby People reports. The singer tweeted "Josh & Me & BABY makes three"
Rihanna, not satisfied with only singing and acting, has taken a step into the fashion world by designing a collection for U.K clothing chain River Island. Judging by what the critics are saying, perhaps the star should have stopped at acting. The collection, which launched over the weekend, has been described as “uninspired, underwhelming and just plain unattractive” and the fashion show itself “a horror show”. Including belly chains, see through mesh tops and high slit skirts , the collection appears to be highly influenced by the superstar as something only she would — or should — wear. However it has been acknowledged that the collection will probably still sell simply due to the fact that the name Rihanna is attached.
Zero Dark Thirty and Argo have taken the top prizes at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards. Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal achieved Best Original Screenplay and Argo’s Chris Terrio received Best Adapted Screenplay offering a special shout out to director Ben Affleck in his acceptance speech. More Die Hard and Safe Haven Box Office News Posted 02.18.13 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Zero Dark Thirty ||$24M ||$29.5M ||Waiting for a nationwide release proved to be a winning strategy|
|A Haunted House ||$18.8M ||$18.8M ||A decidedly strong opening for a spoof movie|
|Gangster Squad ||$16.7M ||$16.7M ||A weaker than expected first weekend for the gangland flick|
|Django Unchained ||$11M ||$125.4M ||Django is officially Tarantino's biggest box office earner ever |
|Les Miserables ||$10.1M ||$119.2M ||This weekend Les Mis captured the title of fifth highest-grossing musical ever |
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 01.14.13 by reelz
The controversial Oscar contender delivers its final trailer.
After being declared the Best Movie of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle, it's no surprise that Zero Dark Thirty is up for several Golden Globes nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. The movie's last trailer showed that director Kathryn Bigelow (also nominated for Best Director) was still in the award–winning form she was in during 2008's The Hurt Locker. This time, she and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal are focusing on the hunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden, which, as revealed in the movie's final trailer, required CIA agents, such as lead operative Jessica Chastain, to be able to handle "the rough stuff."hunting down the best trailers
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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
Matthew McConaughey, Sally Field, and Daniel Day Lewis also honored by the NYFCC.covering awards season news
Weeknights after the movies Posted 12.04.12 by reelz
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
Are you ready to get your "oorah" on?entertainment news that matters
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
"You will never find him," they said. Until they did.
Director Kathryn Bigelow struck Oscar gold with The Hurt Locker, her uncompromising look at a bomb disposal unit working during the Iraq War, and her next project may well be headed in the same direction. Initially conceived with Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal as a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six's successful mission against the Al Qaeda terrorist changed the scope of the now named movie Zero Dark Thirty.
"I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good," Boal told EW when the teaser trailer was revealed in August. "I’m fascinated by the world they inhabit. I personally want to know how they caught bin Laden. All I can do is hope that it interests other people." After watching the movie's second trailer, we think people will definitely be interested. hunting down the best trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.12.12 by Ryan
Up until now, information about Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was almost as secretive as the hunt for the terrorist itself but the Oscar-winning director (The Hurt Locker) finally opened up about her new movie, Zero Dark Thirty, with EW.com
Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal talked to EW about the movie but remained mum when it came to the details. Bigelow did explain that cryptic title.
"It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission.
Bigelow was working on a project about the hunt for Osama when in May 2011 an elite group of SEALS, SEAL Team Six, captured and killed the most wanted man in the world.
The minute we heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, what we had been working on became history. As interesting a story as that would have been to tell, the news re-directed our entire efforts. It changed the movie idea forever. . . . watch the trailer >> Posted 08.06.12 by Chris
This is an amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty. [It’s] about the real life heroes in the intelligence community who worked behind the scenes day and night on what was perhaps the toughest assignment of their lives. As such, it’s a story that needs to be told respectfully.”