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Film Preview: Hotel Artemis (2018)

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(April 22, 2018) Original

Release Date:

June 8, 2018

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.”

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+ / B-

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Review: (#1) An interesting teaser that definitely leads to wanting to see the full trailer, but nothing more. (#2) The full trailer has a lot of interesting elements to it and quite a lot of style, but it also feels like it’s trying way harder than it needs to.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Looking at the Weekend: Apr. 27-29, 2018

After a Quiet weekend at the box office, with the horror thriller coming out on top for the second time in its three weeks in release, a new champion will be crowned and that’s Avengers: Infinity War. Nine films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have topped $100 million at the box office on their opening weekends. The original Avengers remains to the top weekend with Black Panther shy of that title by about $5 million. Those are the only two films to top $200 million at the box office. With Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War being the next two top finishers, both of which are essentially Avengers films and not stand-alones. That means this third formally-titled Avengers film, fourth nearly-full team-up film, is sure to be one of the year’s top openers.

Can it top Black Panther and if it does, will it then top The Avengers from 2012? The answer is: probably. There are five total films that have ever topped $200 million on opening weekend. Apart from the two MCU titles, which sit at fourth and fifth on the list, there’s Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Force Awakens is the current record-holder. Jurassic World barely topped Avengers with $208. The Last Jedi is just above with $220. That puts Force Awakens on top with $247. My guess is that Inifity War will finish out at third on the list behind the two Star Wars films.

Our Highest Rated Films: Disobedience; Avengers: Infinity War
Our Best Awards Ratings: Avengers: Infinity War (Oscars); Disobedience (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Let the Sunshine In
The Test and the Art of Thinking

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This Day in Oscar History: April 25 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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91st Oscar Rules & Dates

The official rules for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and there are a lot of interesting changes, both good and bad, in the list. They’ve also announced the dates for this year’s awards. Both press releases are below.

THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE KEY DATES FOR 91ST OSCARS®

THE OSCARS AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 91st Oscars®. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Academy key dates for the 2018 Awards season are:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Governors Awards
Monday, January 7, 2019 Nominations voting opens
Monday, January 14, 2019 Nominations voting closes
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, February 4, 2019 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Finals voting opens
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Finals voting closes
Sunday, February 24, 2019 91st Oscars

The date for the 91st Oscars was previously announced.

The 91st Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 91ST OSCARS®

CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON

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Trailer Watch: Hereditary (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Hereditary, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for all of the new content as well as the original.

The DVD Report #565

The Post was the last major film released in 2017 and the last 2017 Best Picture Oscar nominee released on Blu-ray and standard DVD.

Advance word on the film was that it would be one of Steven Spielberg’s most prestigious in the vein of Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and Lincoln and that Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, along with the film and Spielberg, would be year-end awards magnets. Sure enough, after the film was screened for awards bodies, but before it was released to theatres, the National Board of Review awarded it Best Picture, Actor, and Actress and the Golden Globes nominated it for Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Director. Other awards groups nominated various combinations of those prestigious categories as well. Then the film was released to mixed reviews and when the Oscar nominations came out, it was nominated for just two awards, albeit important ones – Best Picture and Actress. So, what happened?

There are those who say the film, which should have been in the Academy’s wheelhouse, may have appealed to old-time members but not to the young and hip. Then there are those who say it was too close in theme and style to Spotlight, which won just two years earlier because the Academy would not want to repeat itself that soon. While there may be some truth to both arguments, the crux of the matter is that the film just isn’t that good.

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This Day in Oscar History: April 24 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “I Feel Pretty”

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Trailer Watch: Incredibles 2 (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Incredibles 2, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for all of the new content as well as the original.

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Apr. 20-22, 2018

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

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rating

Director

Martin McDonagh

Screenplay

Martin McDonagh

Length

1h 55m

Starring

Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Hedges, Abbie Cornish, Zeljko Ivanek, Amanda Warren, Sandy Martin, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving, Clarke Peters

MPAA Rating

R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references

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Review: Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Rating

Director

Wes Ball

Screenplay

T.S. Nowlin (Novel: James Dashner)

Length

2 h 21 min

Starring

Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Will Poulter, Jacob Lofland, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Nathalie Emmanuel, Katherine McNamara, Walton Goggins

MPAA Rating

G-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, and some thematic elements

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Review: Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther

Rating

Director

Ryan Coogler

Screenplay

Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Length

2 h 14 min

Starring

Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture

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This Day in Oscar History: April 23 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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