February 13th, 2008
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest
underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees
and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary.
January 22nd, 2008
The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders.
In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years.
January 15th, 2008
The final three guilds handed out their nominations over the past week and while most deal with television, there are a handful of theatrical nominations for each of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Writers Guild of America.
October 29th, 2007
Another massive week for releases with dozens of releases mentioned below (and in the first part).
Of these numerous releases, there were several that were in contention for the DVD Pick of the Week, but I was able to narrow the selection down to just two: Spider-Man 3 - Blu-Ray Edition and Looney Tunes - Golden Collection - Volume Five.
Blu-Ray finally gets on the board and scores a DVD Pick of the Week, but it won't be the last.
In fact, I have a funny feeling the format will score its second award soon.
September 11th, 2007
Again we only saw one film able to crack $10,000 over the weekend as I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With scored $12,317 over the weekend and $15,990 since Wednesday, all in one theater.
July 31st, 2007
Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard surprised on top of the per theater chart with an impressive $25,460 earned in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, The Simpsons Movie, was in second place with $18,877 while This is England was close behind with $18,430. The political documentary, No End in Sight opened very strongly with more than $30,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $15,767.
Finally, The Devil Came on Horseback also topped $10,000 with $11,143 over the weekend and $18,336 since Wednesday.
July 29th, 2007
Server upgrades went... less smoothly than anticipated, which delayed this column, but at least there are a huge number of sites to check out. Many of these sites are making their first appearance on the list while quite a few are making their last appearance. Unfortunately, while it's a big list, there are not many that are even close to being award worthy at the moment. 30 Days of Night - Official Site comes the closest, but I'm waiting for the missing features to be added before I make that decision.
July 27th, 2007
It is documentary week this weekend, as we have six of them opening today.
Almost all of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews and a couple might even have some mainstream success in their future.
July 26th, 2007
No End in Sight is the latest documentary dealing with the current war in Iraq.
This one focuses on how we got there, starting right after 9/11 and the pre-war intelligence and moving on to the planning for the occupation and reconstruction.
It shows at nearly every stage that the war was mismanaged and that any dissenting opinions were ignored, at best, while the people giving them were fired at times.
This is the kind of film that will infuriate you beyond words.
Then again, if you've been paying attention, you are probably already at that level.
June 3rd, 2007
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and more.
June 2nd, 2007
A busy week for new sites with roughly a dozen making their first appearance on this week's list. However, it was a site making its last appearance, Knocked Up - Official Site, that was judged best-of-the-best.