Summer Movie Preview

by Jordan Ruimy This is the third year I’ve been doing the Sumer Movie Preview for Awardsdaily and it seems like every year the quality only diminishes. Think about it, most of the big name blockbusters that will rake up all the money in the world this summer are either based on...

EW Lays Off the Best Reason to Read Their Magazine: Owen Gleiberman

It really must be a sign of the times that Entertainment Weekly has laid off its second great film critic, after Lisa Schwarzbaum took a buy off earlier this year. This one hurts worse than many others because Gleiberman has been writing film reviews for EW as long as I’ve...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

Aronofsky’s Noah: Hail Folly Redux

32 years ago, when Darren Aronofsky was 13, he wrote a poem about Noah that reinterpreted the Bible legend of God’s petulant antediluvian hissy-fit and he shaped it into verses that were better suited to his class assignment: write about peace. Rather than buy into the flat...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014

Two Films not to Miss: Grand Budapest Hotel and Under the Skin

This isn’t Oscar season, pure and simple. When is the last time a movie came out in the spring and won Best Picture? “The Silence of the Lambs” in 1991? The best thing I’ve seen this year -small or big screen- was HBO’s True Detective and I rather doubt these...

Cashing in on Christian Dollars as Noah Attempts Crossover

When you think about it, it is only liberal Hollywood that has been responsible for shutting out the ever-growing population of Christian, and/or very religious potential movie goers. With purity balls taking place all over the country, the ever-widening exodus away from science...
Posted On 23 Mar 2014

Cannes Wish List, Oscar Crossover

Cannes and Oscar couldn’t be more polar opposite from each other. To make a sweeping statement about the difference, I’d say that the Oscar race isn’t about the movies: it’s about the industry that votes on the movies. Their choices illuminate who they...
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

Women and the Blockbuster Franchise

It was recently brought up on Twitter by Kim Masters discussing women and the concept of a franchise. Her point was that no one could really what Jennifer Lawrence has done with The Hunger Games movies. According to Masters: “Power in Hollywood rests with a few people...
Posted On 18 Mar 2014

The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead

The times, they are changing.  When True Detective aired, the buzz caught on slowly.  Folks were watching it but they weren’t really REALLY watching it. Around the time of episode 4 that started to change. Suddenly, the obsession ballooned to consume a global audience. How...
Posted On 13 Mar 2014

Most Anticipated of 2014, or What We Talk About when we Talk About Oscar Predictions

The blood is just about dried on this year’s Oscar race but throughout the web are predictions for next year’s race. Yes, already. Here’s the thing. It ain’t rocket science. Early Oscar predictions aren’t some kind of magic formula – so people...
Posted On 08 Mar 2014

Dear Kim Novak: I’m Sorry You Woke up to the Internet

A friend of mine used to call life “a bucket of shit with the handles on the insides.” I’m going to appropriate that now to the internet, thanks in large part to the disease of accepted bullying that happens every second of every day here — our formerly...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014