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The Blind Side Movie Review: A Shot at Oscars?

In The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock pulls off her second box office feat of the year and writer/director John Lee Hancock exceeds expectations with one of the most satisfying drama-comedies of the year. The movie, about the story of NFL football player Michael Oher, is one the entire family can enjoy, even if none are […]

Movie Review: Oscar-Nominated New Boy

The 2009 Academy Awards debut next Sunday, and with it awards for all those short movies that no one has ever seen or heard about. One such live-action short nominated for an Oscar is New Boy, Ireland’s 11-minute entry written and directed by Steph Green. I normally don’t review short films, yet at the same […]

The Golden Globe Winners: The Right Choices?

I didn’t bother watching the Golden Globes on Sunday, generally because I don’t watch the Golden Globes ever. I remember tuning in a few years ago and thinking that it was one of the most boring award shows I’ve watched (then again, I generally only watch the Oscars). That being said, I was actually planning […]

The Golden Globes Prove They’re Stupid

We’ve known it for years. We even talk about it: The Golden Globes are stupid. They’re like an elementary version of the Oscars, a way for lesser films to earn awards that would never win Oscars. Yes, the Golden Globes are considered a precursor to the Oscars, and often help in predicting what will be […]

The Dark Knight Vetoed from Oscar Consideration

Unfortunately, The Dark Knight is not going to get the chance it deserves come next year’s Oscars. Apparently, according to Variety, the executive committee of the Academy Awards has ruled that the score for the A-rated Batman film is ineligible for competition because… it has too many composers. To me, this seems like just the […]

Critics Calling for Heath Ledger Oscar

On January 25, 2008, shortly after Heath Ledger’s death, I conjectured on whether the actor would win an Oscar posthumously for his portrayal of the Joker in the upcoming movie The Dark Knight. The Heath Ledger Oscar post is here, and examines the chances of actors winning awards after their deaths. It’s a rare feat […]

My Reactions to the Academy Awards

The Oscars are over, and it was a pretty good show. No Country for Old Men was the clear victor, taking Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Motion Picture. I would have liked to see things spread around a bit more as the competition was fierce (and, thanks to the lack […]

More Oscar Predictions

Here are all my Oscar predictions for the 2008 Academy Awards (some categories are left blank because I don’t feel I can make an intelligent guess, i.e. for Best Sound Mixing, etc.): FilmJabber’s Oscar predictions. And here are some Academy Award nominations from other websites that I read quite often: Box Office Prophets Crave Online

The Coen Brothers Will Win Best Director

While there are several highly competitive categories at this year’s Academy Awards, Joel and Ethan Coen will win the Oscar for Best Director. If you look at the competitive, there is just no question. Paul Thomas Anderson would be my pick if I were to select the winner, as There Will Be Blood was the […]

Best Picture Oscar Predictions

The day is almost here: the 2008 Academy Awards. For a while, there was fear that this show wouldn’t even exist, but, as one could have predicted, the writer’s strike ended far enough in advance for that not to happen. It’s an incredibly competitive bunch this year, and all films are deserving in some way […]

Who Will Win Best Actor at 2008’s Academy Awards?

Who will win the Oscar for Best Actor at 2008’s Academy Awards? Normally, I would go into an analysis of each actor’s chances and strengths, such as my articles on Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, but that really isn’t necessary. I haven’t seen In the Valley of Elah, but I’m sure Tommy Lee […]

2008 Oscar Analysis: Best Supporting Actor

Who will win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Academy Awards? All I can say is… Holy shit, what a battle! Here are some excerpts from my movie reviews in 2007: “While there are several actors who turn in Oscar worthy performances in the film, it is Javier Bardem who blows everyone […]

2008 Academy Award Analysis: Best Actress Oscar

The Academy Awards are only a week away, which means I better get cranking on my Oscar predictions. Having just watched La Vie en Rose, I have now seen four of the five movies with Oscar-nominated actresses. I have yet to see Laura Linney in The Savages, but I’d be quite surprised if she is […]

2008 Oscar Analysis: Best Supporting Actress

Is there any question that Cate Blanchett is going to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 2008 Academy Awards? The actress is by far and away the most powerful person in the category, and her performance the most memorable. Hell, Cate Blanchett is the only reason people went to go see I’m […]

2008 Academy Award Analysis: Best Animated Picture

Which movie will win the Oscar for Best Animated Picture at 2008’s Academy Award show? The nominations are three: Persepolis Ratatouille Surf’s Up As people have surmised from my other posts, Ratatouille is my easy pick for Best Animated Picture. The movie (temporarily) showed up on my Top Ten Movies of 2007, was one of […]