Looking ahead to the movies of 2012

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” – Alfred Hitchcock Gentlemen, start your engines. Take a look at some of the most promising forthcoming films in the year ahead. Remember how we all wanted to ride War Horse a year ago? Time to...
Posted On 26 Feb 2012

In Praise of Billy Crystal

Crystal hosted the Oscars in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2004, according to Wikipedia. But  here he is making fun of Titanic.  And Ben and Matt! Matt! And Ben!  But you know, those days are mostly gone but it’s worth a click to see Minny Driver’s...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012

Cinema Audio Society Preview and Predictions

[There is no Soundworks collection for Moneyball but the other nominees, either for CAS or Oscar, after the cut] Tonight the Cinema Audio Society awards dinner will be held around 8pm at the Millennium-Biltmore hotel. The nominees for film are: Hanna Hugo Moneyball Pirates of the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2012

The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)

[details at the bottom of the post] “They had mocked him through his misery and remorse, mocked him with how hideous a note of cynical derision! Fiendishly laughing, they had insisted on the low squalor, the nauseous ugliness of the nightmare. Now, suddenly, they trumpeted...
Posted On 16 Feb 2012

Oscars 2012: The Adapted Screenplays

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited on NPR to talk about the adapted screenplay race. It surprised host Rachel Martin that the screenplay race, it turned out, wasn’t so much about the individual screenplays as it was about the Best Picture category. This is probably...
Posted On 09 Feb 2012

Press Play and the Shoulds

Back in the early days of Oscarwatch we had a rule: it wasn’t about advocating; it was about predicting.  It wasn’t about what SHOULD win; it was about what WILL win.  But all of that changed as the Oscar watching industry grew.  Now, just like internet dating, there...
Posted On 09 Feb 2012