This Day in Oscar History: June 26 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Jul. 2017, Limited)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (Jul. 2017, Limited)

Cinema Sight Asks: Which July 2017 limited release are you most anticipating?

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Film Preview: Logan Lucky (2017)

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(June 18, 2017) Original

Release Date:

August 18, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.”

Poster Rating: C-

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Review: A dull, bloodless design that tries very hard to be interesting, but fails in a color-free fashion.

Trailer Rating: C-

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Review: The accents alone are cringe-worthy, but the premise is unfunny and the trailer doesn’t give much of an idea that it will be that humorous.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Weekend Preview: Jun. 30-Jul. 2, 2017

Below are six previews for films opening next weekend.

 

Amityville: The Awakening (Wide)

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Baby Driver (Wide)

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Despicable Me 3 (Wide)

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The House (Wide)

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13 Minutes (Limited)

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The Little Hours (Limited)

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Film Preview: 13 Minutes (2017)

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(June 25, 2017) Original

Release Date:

June 30, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “In November 1939, Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.”

Poster Rating: B-

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Review: Would that the poster had an actual crowd of similar-looking individuals colored the way this poster is, it might have worked better. The concept is a decent one, but it has a repetitiveness problem.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: We’ve seen films with similar themes, but far too many films with similar settings. How World War II and the rise of Hitler became pulp material for romantic dramas remains a mystery. This one looks fairly formulaic, which doesn’t give the viewer much hope that it will step beyond such commonplace premises.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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This Day in Oscar History: June 25 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Trailer Watch: Kidnap (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#1-#3) / New Release Date (changed from 12/2/16)

Kidnap, updated

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

This Day in Oscar History: June 24 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Trailer Watch: Baby Driver (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poseters (#2-#14)

Baby Driver, updated

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 25, 2017)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

Transformers: The Last Knight (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects.

The Beguiled (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Director, Actress (Nicole Kidman), Supporting Actor (Colin Farrell), Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning), Adapted Screenpla, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling.

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The NEW Friday Face-Off #204

We are currently working on the losers bracket.

Here is this week’s ten (or fewer) face-offs. So, let’s get started.

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This Day in Oscar History: June 23 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: Remaking Best Picture, 2006

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Remaking Best Picture, 2006

In 1997, I began offering up Oscar Hopefuls, a list of contenders for each category at the Oscars. Today, we start a new series of polls that attempts to rebuild various categories based on what films were nominated, which were hopeful for nominations, and which were honored by precursor groups. Our first series will be for Best Picture. From 1997 forward, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five or ten (depending on the year and the rules) to make up the Best Picture slate. There will be an “Other” option, but you can only use this once and you’ll have to specify your other in the comments. We start where we always start: Best Picture.

Cinema Sight Asks: Which Hopefuls Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture (select up to 5)?

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Trailer Watch: The Emoji Movie (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#6-#11)

The Emoji Movie, updated

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Oscar Profile #345: Joseph LaShelle

Born July 9, 1900 in Los Angeles, California, Joseph LaShelle was trained as an electrical engineer, but went to work at Paramount as a lab technician in order earn money for tuition at Stanford University. Promoted to superintendent of the printing room within three years, he decided to forego his college education and stay on at Paramount.

Mentored by cinematographer Charles G. Clarke, he became his assistant cameraman in 1925. He later worked for Arthur C. Miller and followed him to Twentieth Century-Fox where he assisted Miller on How Green Was My Valley and The Song of Bernadette among other films. Shortly thereafter he became a credited cinematographer with 1943’s The Happy Land. With 1944’s Laura he earned his first of nine Oscar nominations and the only one that would result in a win.

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