0

Gallery: Annabelle (2014)

Below is a gallery for the upcoming film Annabelle.

Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: Image Gallery ( Leave a comment )
0

Weekend Preview: Oct. 3-5, 2014

Below are eight previews for films opening next weekend.
Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: Weekend Preview ( Leave a comment )
0

Film Preview: Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Poster


Trailer Link

Release Date:

October 1, 2014

Synopsis:

From IMDb: "A look at the life and work of hip hop artist Nas."

Poster: C-

Review: Boring, unfamiliar and, unless you're a fan of the artist, completely forgettable.

Trailer: C

Review: Music documentaries have become an overabundant force in recent years and most of them are looking a lot alike. This one doesn't have much difference from the myriad others in the marketplace and fails to sell its subject's significance to anyone who isn't already familiar with him or doesn't find a life story in documentary form appealing.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(September 28, 2014) Original

Written by: - () | Filed under: Film Previews ( Leave a comment )
0

Film Preview: The Hero of Color City (2014)

Poster


Trailer Link

Release Date:

October 3, 2014

Synopsis:

From IMDb: "An imaginative tale chronicling the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster."

Poster: -

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

Trailer: D / D

Review: (#1-#2) There isn't much different between these two designs. Even watching them back to back fails to bring about any active knowledge of changes made between first and second release. That said, what an abysmal film. A movie that should have been released directly to video, The Hero of Color City features some of the worst animation in recent memory.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(September 28, 2014) Original

Written by: - () | Filed under: Film Previews ( Leave a comment )
0

Film Preview: The Blue Room (2014)

Poster


Trailer Link

Release Date:

October 3, 2014

Synopsis:

From IMDb: "A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, what is he accused of?"

Poster: -

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

Trailer: C

Review: Mathieu Amalric is a fascinating actor, but nothing about this film leaps out at the audience as a requirement for seeing it. The tension is stunted and plodding. The sense of purpose and intrigue is minimal. The entire thing feels like bargain basement French cinema, which all indication suggest it shouldn't be.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(September 28, 2014) Original

Written by: - () | Filed under: Film Previews ( Leave a comment )
0

Film Preview: Annabelle (2014)

Poster


Trailer Link

Release Date:

October 3, 2014

Synopsis:

From IMDb: "A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists."

Poster: C

Review: Creepy doll face. Check. Black background. Check. That's it. This is a pathetic excuse for a marketing effort and suggests someone commanded a high price for substandard output, or they paid cheap for the poor result they received.

Trailer: C- / C+

Review: (#1-#2) The two trailers are like night and day. The first is a traditional trailer, but feels like a teaser, playing a specific set of scenes from the film in an order that doesn't entirely fit. The second design is a full-fledged trailer with time-jumping events and plenty of impetus for an audience. The problem is there aren't any real chills in either design, which won't help the film overcome the weekend's other major release even if the trailer does reference its progenitor, The Conjuring.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(September 28, 2014) Original

Written by: - () | Filed under: Film Previews ( Leave a comment )
0

This Day in Oscar History: September 28 (2014)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died


Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: This Day in Oscar History ( Leave a comment )
0

This Day in Oscar History: September 27 (2014)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: This Day in Oscar History ( Leave a comment )
0

Trailer Watch: The Book of Life (2014)

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2-#16)

The Book of Life, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.

Written by: - () | Filed under: Trailer Watch ( Leave a comment )
0

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 39, 2014)

Every week, we'll take a look back 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years into the box office past to explore how Oscar's nominees were doing at the box office that weekend historically. All data is taken from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office. The second 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 chance at this stage of the game. Please let us know if you like our new feature or if you want to see more information and we'll see what we can do!

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

The BoxTrolls (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Animated Feature.

Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: Oscar in Box Office History ( Leave a comment )
0

The NEW Friday Face-Off #60

We started over at the beginning of August 2013, but with a new, more streamlined methodology to collecting votes. Just choose one selection in each of the ten categories below. Our first few weeks will be to select winners in cases of ties or in years where multiple categories existed for each discipline. After that, we'll go into the full face-off contest where each winner will then move on to a second round to face off against others.

Here is this week's ten face-offs. So, let's get started.

Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: Friday Face-Off ( Leave a comment )
0

This Day in Oscar History: September 26 (2014)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died


Released


Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: This Day in Oscar History ( Leave a comment )
0

Poll: Best Costume Design (1988 – 1992)

Return Links

Polls

Best Costume Design Poll: 1988 - 1992

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/cinema-sight-asks-which-best-costume-design-winner-is-best/question-4515399/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/cinema-sight-asks-which-best-costume-design-winner-is-best/question-4515399/', 'Cinema Sight Asks: Which Best Costume Design winner is best?']);" title="Cinema Sight Asks: Which Best Costume Design winner is best?">Cinema Sight Asks: Which Best Costume Design winner is best?</a>
Written by: - () | Filed under: Polls ( Leave a comment )
0

Trailer Watch: Foxcatcher (2014)

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#3)

Foxcatcher, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.

Written by: - () | Filed under: Trailer Watch ( Leave a comment )
3

Feed the Queue #191

Here are the results of last week's poll.

  1. Pride & Prejudice
  2. Cinderella Man
  3. Hustle & Flow
  4. Transamerica
  5. Mrs. Henderson Presents
  6. Junebug

Pride & Prejudice wins and goes into my queue.

Click here to continue reading this article

Written by: - () | Filed under: Feed the Queue ( Leave a comment )