Be Prepared, See These Movies in 2009

Since the Oscar Predictions are complete, I thought I would create the  ‘Movies to See Before the 2009 Oscars’ chart. Last year there were 36 different films nominated (not including shorts), which is about typical. So, obviously, the 52 films currently on the list won’t all show up come Oscar season. However, it makes a […]

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The Undefeatable Pixar

It’s just under two months until we find out if Up will have what it takes to make Pixar 3 for 3 in the past three years. Of the eight years that the Animated Feature category has been in existence, a Pixar film has been nominated every year they have had one released and they […]

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2010 Oscars Get a Date

The Oscars will be much later than usual next year than usual. Today, Academy president Sid Ganis announced that the 82nd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, March 7, 2010 – over two weeks later than it aired in 2009. Fewer than 12 months to go…let’s do this thing.

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‘Watchmen’: A brief word

Review: B There’s not much to be said about Zack Snyder’s Watchmen that has not already been discussed, analyzed, and ranted about in detail already in the blog-o-sphere. This discussion should be expected for anything that came with as much anticipation as this adaptation from the Alan Moore graphic novel. From the many reviews I […]

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The Tip of the Iceberg that Will Be 2009

We are fewer than three months into 2009 and I thought I would poll to see what you thought is the best you’ve seen this year. I’m a little behind in my movie watching, but of the four new movies I’ve seen this year, I would rate Coraline number one, followed by Watchmen. I doubt […]

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‘Coraline (3D)’: A kids movie for grown-ups

Review: B+ Animated films are arguably the most quickly advancing genre in terms of technological change. Within the past decade we’ve seen non-CGI films become virtually non-existent as the medium moves towards computer animated, three-dimensional films. With each step forward in technology there seems to be a step back in terms of narrative quality. Spectacle […]

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Five St. Patrick’s Day Movies

Happy St. Patty’s Day, everyone. In honor of the day of Ireland’s patron saint, I’ve created a list of films that are either Irish or St. Patrick’s day related. Keep in mind, this is certainly not a top five, just five that I enjoy and make me think of March 17th. The Departed – Not […]

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Early Word on “Watchmen”

Only two days until the release of the film that for some has been the most anticipated in years and early word from critics is already very mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes Watchmen now sits at a respectable-but-not-astounding 69% rating. However, on Metacritic, the film is at a dismal 44%. Now, everyone has known this movie […]

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Everything Old is New Again

Well, 2008 has come and gone and it is that glorious time where I take a shot in the dark and try to predict what the Academy will be liking in 2009. I always enjoy making these predictions, because there is nothing to go on except hunches and a little bit of history. And I […]

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The Oscar Ceremony Review

Well, another year come and gone. I did better on my predictions this year than last year, but not as well as I could have. The few risks that I took didn’t pay off, but I can’t be disappointed. This was one of the better Oscar ceremonies in the past several years. Hugh Jackman did […]

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Film Misery 2009 Final Oscar Predictions!

UPDATE: I will not be live blogging this year, but I will be updating the winners live and keeping track of results. MY SCORE: 17/24 I have not been invested enough in the 2008 film season due to other commitments, so FilmMisery will kick off in full at the beginning of March for the 2009 […]

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In Memoriam: Snubs of 2008

The Oscars didn’t see it fit to nominate any of the following films in any category. However, Film Misery wants to ensure that they are not forgotten. Here are some of the best forgotten films of 2008: Paranoid Park – Gus Van Sant, Gabe Nevins, Christopher Doyle, Rain Li. Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Jason Segel, […]

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2009 Oscar Nominations Announced

Here they are: Best Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Best Director David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon Gus Van Sant – Milk Stephen Daldry – The Reader Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire Best Actor in a Leading Role Richard Jenkins […]

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Golden Globe Predictions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is comprised of journalists from outside of North America that mostly cover American film and television. The Golden Globe awards tend to be a much more laid back awards ceremony, with the drinks flowing, and a bigger sense of humor than the Oscars. It’s always fun to watch, even if […]

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Most Anticipated Movies of the First Trimester

Instead of splitting the year into two halves, like most sites do, I think it’s more appropriate to divide the film year into three trimesters. The first trimester, taking place from January through April is usually the dump zone, where studios release a few crowd pleasers that won’t make much money, or they don’t anticipate […]

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Producers Guild Announces

The nominees for the Producers Guild of America are: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Dark Knight Frost/Nixon Milk Slumdog Millionaire It’s not too often that the 5 PGA nominees are the same as the 5 Best Picture nominees, but these five seem to be distancing themselves from the pack.

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The new Film Misery, slowly but surely.

Welcome to the brand new FilmMisery.com! As you can see it is very much a work in progress. Since I’m really late to the game on the 2008 Oscar race, the coverage this season will be very limited. Things will kick into full gear after the Oscars. Meanwhile, check out the Oscar Predictions and look […]

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