This Day in Oscar History: April 23 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “The Curse of La Llorona”

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Now That You’ve Seen The Curse of La Llorona…?

Cinema Sight Asks: Now that you've seen "The Curse of La Llorona," which Linda Cardellini performance is best?

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Trailer Watch: Dark Phoenix (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#3-#4)

Dark Phoenix, updated

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Oscar Preview: Weekend of Apr. 19-21, 2019

We had no films release this past weekend with the potential for Oscar nominations.

This Day in Oscar History: April 22 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (May 2019, Wide)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (May 2019, Wide)

Cinema Sight Asks: Which May 2019 wide release are you most anticipating?

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Film Preview: Avengement (2019)

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(April 14, 2019) Original

Release Date:

May 24, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C-

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Review: A terrible title is the least of this film’s worries as it never establishes a purpose. The film looks more like an excuse for endless fight sequences, not for serious drama.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: All Creatures Here Below (2019)

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(April 14, 2019) Original

Release Date:

May 10, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A desperate young couple on the run seek refuge in Kansas City.”

Poster Rating: D+

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Review: A cheaply made poster that looks like it was cobbled together from the worst possible sources.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: A cheaply made trailer that doesn’t present a film that has a lot of merits, won’t entice an audience, and cannot find its path through its own narrative.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: The Convent (2019)

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(April 14, 2019) Original

Release Date:

May 3, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “During the 17th Century a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: The trailer suggests the film wants desperately to dig into the bountiful supernatural horror box office that has propelled many a film to success. Yet, nothing about the trailer suggests the film will be more than passable.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Weekend Preview: Apr. 26-28, 2019

Below are two previews for films opening next weekend.

 

Avengers: Endgame (Wide)

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The White Crow (Limited)

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Gallery: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Below is a gallery for the upcoming film Detective Pikachu.

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Gallery: Warner Bros. Summer Preview

Below is a gallery for the Warner Bros. summer preview.

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This Day in Oscar History: April 21 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Film Preview: Photograph (2019)

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(April 14, 2019) Original

Release Date:

May 17, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.”

Poster Rating: B-

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Review: A couple falling in love over photographs express on a photograph. It’s a solid, though utterly predictable construction on a theme.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: Romantic dramas are commonplace and trying to set oneself away from the pack is a difficult prospect and this trailer doesn’t quite accomplish that.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Professor and the Madman (2019)

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(April 14, 2019) Original

Release Date:

May 10, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C-

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Review: (#1) You definitely know who you’re looking at (even if the actor names in appear in reverse order at the bottom. The problem is that it looks more like a film set in Spain than it does a film about the modern dictionary. (#2) Properly reversing the Actors to match their names, it still looks like a post-Renaissance film set somewhere other than England. The words in the background are a cheap ploy for relevance.

Trailer Rating: C / C+

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Review: (#1 & #2) Both trailers suffer from an undercurrent of pomposity that makes the film feel like an unnecessary diversion to give Mel Gibson a shot at redemption and Sean Penn another chance to play a madman. Neither work terribly well, though the second is better at explaining the plot, which makes it sound a little more interesting.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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