OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Picture and Director

Here we are. The big one and the not-quite-as-big one. We've dawdled enough. Let's break this sucker down. [caption id="attachment_23626" align="aligncenter" width="624"] "THEY DO THE HARLEM SHAKE! BWOO-BWOO-BWOOP BWOOP"[/caption] Best Director David O. Russell, American…

POLL: Which Unlikely Oscar Upset Would You Most…

There are very few certainties about this years Academy Awards, but there are a many scenarios that are almost guaranteed not to happen. Beasts of the Southern Wild was a surprise nominee for Best Director,…

Defeating Cynicism in Oscar’s Ending Daze

Since when has awards season become anything but a polite recognition of talent amongst peers? It's an honest question that hasn't been answered too honestly as of late. This is one of the few awards…

FMP Ep. 058 – Oscar Predictions / Drew…

Alex was a slacker and never got around to seeing Holy Motors, so in lieu of a review this week he was joined by Film Misery's own Duncan Houst to discuss this year's Oscar race.…

OSCAR TRACKER: Now THIS is an Awards Race

View the Latest 2013 Oscar Predictions As of tomorrow we are two weeks away from the announcement of the 85th Academy Award nominations and almost every category is still completely up in the air. This…

Quick Takes – 10.22.12

  Seven Psychopaths Grade: C | 1st viewing Clark stares at the computer screen.  There is nothing but white, and every second or so, a small, black, blinking cursor.  In his adolescence, he came across…

If the Best Picture Nominees Had Facebook Profiles

One of my favorite recent distractions has been the wonderful website Happy Place. Between their collection of the day's funniest tweets to their hilarious screenshots of Facebook fails, there is no better way to find…

FMP Ep. 039 – ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly…

Alex was joined by Film Misery contributor and podcast master in his own right, Justin Jagoe. Together they discuss the movies Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Woman in Black. The conversation expands to…