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86 Movies Have Sold More Tickets Than ‘Avatar’

While scrolling through my RSS feeds over the last few days I’ve noticed that it seems every other article is some journalist raving about the record-setting Box Office of Avatar. James Cameron’s epic has earned its way into the number two spot in the all-time worldwide box office, behind his other blockbuster Titanic. People’s minds […]

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2009 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Films

Creating an annual top ten list is really a high pressure endeavor. Many of the films listed below I have only seen once and although they made a great initial impression on me, it’s hard to know if they have lasting power. Usually I re-assess my top ten list in June/July of the following year […]

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50 Movies to See Before the 2010 Oscars

After this round of Oscar updates, Nine somehow manages to stay atop the list of 50 movies to see before the 2010 Oscars. This tells me that it’s time for a new formula as Nine is not a frontrunner in many categories anymore, but gained its points for the technical nods expected and for being […]

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Tracking the Oscars: Best Picture

The Oscar nominations will be announced February 2, 2010, which gives us just over a month to make our final predictions. By now every major contender has received a theatrical release. Reviews are in, precursors are being handed out, and the Oscar speculation is about to peak. The Oscar predictions for Best Picture have been […]

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‘Avatar’ Gets Another Box Office Win for Christmas

James Cameron’s enormous budget sci-fi film almost replicated its opening weekend returns with a huge second weekend. Avatar held off the blockbuster might of Sherlock Holmes, the family appeal of Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel, and the romantic comedy draw of It’s Complicated to become the number one film for the second week […]

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REVIEW: ‘Avatar’

Grade: A- After seeing James Cameron’s newest sci-fi adventure film Avatar over the weekend, I did my normal critic thing and started outlining my review. I noticed that I was pointing out all of these flaws in the film that made me look like I didn’t enjoy it. I had to erase everything that I […]

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So I saw a good movie this weekend…

So I saw an excellent movie this weekend. Everybody was talking about it, so I thought I had better check it out and I was not disappointed. One of the best parts was the fascinating story. It was about this guy from a technologically advanced society, who travels to a new world looking for adventure.

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‘Avatar’ Tops at the Box Office

Falling slightly short of domestic expectations, but erupting to an explosive worldwide Box Office, James Cameron’s Avatar opened to a good first weekend. Avatar brought in $73 million in the United States, which gave it the third highest opening weekend of 2009. However, the film earned about half of Twilight: New Moon‘s $143 million opening […]

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‘Avatar’ Expected to Gross $85 Million

James Cameron’s newest Sci-Fi actioner, Avatar, has been going strong with a $3.5 million midnight opening and now an estimated $20 million Friday gross. Through Saturday and Sunday it is estimated that it will take in another $60 million bringing it’s total to about $85 million. It’s not “Twilight” money, but it is impressive nonetheless […]

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Of the Day – 12.16.09

Read of the Day: The Cahiers du cinema have announced their prestigious top 10. [Living in Cinema] News of the Day: The Criterion Collection have announced their releases for March. Malick’s Days of Heaven and Kurosawa’s Yojimbo are among them. [Reel Artsy] Review of the Day: Critic David Denby shares his thoughts on Avatar and […]

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SAG Nomination Predictions 2009

The Screen Actors Guild Nominations will be announced in a few hours, so it’s time to make some predictions. The SAGs are known to throw some kinks in the acting races and their Best Ensemble Acting category has always been one of the best precursors for the Best Picture Oscar. View my full predictions after […]

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Of the Day – 12.14.09

Read of the Day: Kris Tapley always does a great end of the year piece. This year he gives top ranks to A Serious Man. [In Contention] News of the Day: Our tax dollars are hard at work combating movie piracy as Congress sets aside $30 million for the tracking down and prosecution of movie […]

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New York Film Critics Online Go For ‘Avatar’

The last of today’s precursors are the New York Film Critics Online who release their results one day before the New York Film Critics Circle. Here are the results: New York Film Critics Online Awards 2009 BEST PICTURE Avatar (20th Century Fox) BEST 11 PICTURES (alphabetical) Adventureland (Miramax Films) Avatar (20th Century Fox) Fantastic Mr. […]

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Of the Day – 12.10.09

Read of the Day: Scott Feinberg has written a fascinating piece in which he compares this year’s Best Actor and Actress possibilities to roles that have been nominated in the past. [And the Winner Is…] News of the Day: For unannounced reasons, Miley Cyrus was disqualified for the Grammy Award for Best Song from a […]

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‘Avatar’ Reviews Are In and “Movie Magic is Back!”

The embargoes have been broken and the first reviews of James Cameron’s much anticipated film Avatar have come in this evening from the two big Hollwood trades. Thanks to reader G1000 for pointing out that Variety‘s Todd McCarthy and The Hollywood Reporter‘s Kirk Honeycutt both posting reviews on the much anticipated film. Word on the […]

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Of the Day – 12.07.09

Read of the Day: One writer takes you on a written journey through 6 decades of foreign films. [Variety] News of the Day: A real vampire movie is being produced based on the life of Vlad the Impaler. I’m co-directing Dracula at a high school right now and have just done a ton of research […]

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Of the Day – 12.01.09 – In Comes December

Read of the Day: Check out 10 classic movie title sequences. [Pop Dose] News of the Day: Hollywood Stock Exchange, the popular site that allows users to buy and sell shares in celebrities based on Box Office market value, is about to start using real money. [Culture Vulture] Review of the Day: An alleged “industry […]

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