Posts tagged "News & Views"

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »

50 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas from This Year's Movies (2015 Edition)

50 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas from This Year's Movies (2015 Edition)
Halloween will be here in no time, and soon we’ll all be faced with the million-dollar question: who am I going to be this year?  What’s a movie-loving, cosplay-wearing fan supposed to wear?  Well, as always, just look to the movies themselves for inspiration.  This year’s crop offers a “plethora” (Three Amigos!) of halloween costume... Read more »
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11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer

11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer
With the weather cooling off, September on the horizon, and summer movie season 2015 stumbling to the finish line (Hitman: Agent 47 or We Are Your Friends, anyone?), I figured it was high time to take stock of what went down in theaters this summer.  Back in April, there was so much potential and excitement... Read more »

New Web-Series "Variety Pack" Aims To Bewilder and Bedevil

New Web-Series "Variety Pack" Aims To Bewilder and Bedevil
In the mood for something a little different?  A little silly?  A little gonzo?  Well, how ’bout something that’s a lot of all of those things?  If so, you might want to check out a new web-series called VARIETY PACK, which launches online this Sunday, August 23. The series was filmed completely in Chicago on... Read more »

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations
Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards (airing Sun., Feb. 22) were announced this morning, and as usual, there were the expected nominations, surprises, and snubs.  The Academy never gets it right every year, but isn’t that what the Oscars are about?  What else would we bitch about on Twitter if they did get all the... Read more »
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Sorry, GOP, I'm Still Going To See The Interview (If I Can Find It)

Sorry, GOP, I'm Still Going To See The Interview (If I Can Find It)
If you’ve been reading the news at all lately, or even the fine ramblings of Julie here at Hammervision, you know about the Sony hack.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an endless supply of e-mails, celebrity aliases, salaries, name-calling, leaked Bond scripts, leaked movies (Annie, anyone?), class action lawsuits, Spider-Man negotiations, and more.... Read more »

60 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2014)

Teddy (Zac Efron) & Pete (Dave Franco) in NEIGHBORS. Pick your own Robert DeNiro-themed costume.  Just don't mistake him for Al Pacino.  What you'll need: mohawk cap, Jinxie cat, knowledge of DeNiro movies.
Another year, another Halloween.  But, what to wear to that kick-ass costume party?  Everyone else will be wearing Anna and Elsa, so you’ve got to think outside the box.  Why not look to the movies for inspiration?  This year’s crop offers a ton of halloween costume ideas, all of them timely and semi-unique. Some more... Read more »

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?
Last week, Vince Mancini over at Uproxx wrote a piece about movie “dealbreakers” – those films that you use to gauge your compatibility with others in relationships or friendships.  It came in the wake of a story about a woman who divorced her husband because he didn’t like Frozen. That seems like a questionable move... Read more »
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Summer Movie Forecast 2014: Predicting the Biggest Hits and Misses

Summer Movie Forecast 2014: Predicting the Biggest Hits and Misses
This Friday’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 marks the official start of the summer movie season.  Oh sure.  It may seem like we’re already in the throes of summer blockbusters, what with the April 4 release of the hugely profitable (and hugely awesome) Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  But, that was just a warm-up. ... Read more »