Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Jul. 2019, Limited)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (Jul. 2019, Limited)

Cinema Sight Asks: Which July 2019 limited release are you most anticipating?

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Film Preview: The 16th Episode (2019)

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(June 16, 2019) Original

Release Date:

June 28, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Three You tubers struggling to get more views on their adventure channel, travel to the mythical city of Casablanca, unaware that it hides a terrifying secret.”

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: This found footage style horror film lacks the specificity or intrigue that one might expect from such things, meaning it’s unlikely to leave an impression or to be a success as a result.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Film Preview: Sword of Trust (2019)

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(June 16, 2019) Original

Release Date:

July 12, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.”

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 attempt at humor is rough at times and while there are some mildly amusing elements, the entirety of the trailer lacks the specificity or excitement one would expect to find in a trailer attempting to lure audiences to the cineplex.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Weekend Preview: Jun. 28-30, 2019

Below are three previews for films opening next weekend.

 

Annabelle Comes Home (Wide)

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Yesterday (Wide)

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Better Days (Limited)

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Ophelia (Limited)

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Film Preview: Better Days (2019)

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(June 23, 2019) Original

Release Date:

June 27, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “When it is time for the Chinese gaokao, the entire country comes to a standstill. For nearly ten million high school students, this two-day national college entrance exam will determine where and if they get to study. It is not uncommon for the fates of entire families to hinge on the results. Like so many others, Nian has been single-mindedly preparing for the exam, at the exclusion of everything else and all alone. A classmate has committed suicide and she has become the target of relentless bullying. Meanwhile, fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei and the two of them seal a pact. Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang’s intense melodramatic thriller paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story.”

Poster Rating: C+

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Review: Symbolic in the confines of the film, but as a standalone piece of advertising, it isn’t terribly compelling.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: The narrative struggles to reveal itself in this trailer that works more towards establishing the meekness and downtrodden nature of the main character rather than expressing to the viewer what they should expect from her attempt to rise past that trauma.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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This Day in Oscar History: June 23 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Trailer Watch: Late Night (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#3)

Late Night, updated

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

Film Preview: Daughter of the Wolf (2019)

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(June 16, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 2, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A military veteran hunts the men who kidnapped her son.”

Poster Rating: B-

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Review: It’s a color scheme we’ve seen too often, but instead of leaving a lot of vacant white spaces, the designers has carefully filled most of them in with albeit minor details that gives the design a measure of depth. The composition is otherwise a bit rough, but not unappealing.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: This action thriller has some of the elements that have graced such films in the past without presenting the level of excitement and intrigue that audiences will desire.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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This Day in Oscar History: June 22 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Trailer Watch: Frozen II (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2-#3)

Frozen II, updated

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

Film Preview: Skin (2019)

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(June 16, 2019) Original

Release Date:

July 26, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.”

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: B-

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Review: The short film that acted as a proof-of-concept for this film seems to bare little resemblance to the film we’re presented with here. This movie seems focused on trying to suggest a growth of character while also highlighting the villainy at the heart of bigotry. Yet, it still feels rather impersonal and unenticing.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 25, 2019)

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

Toy Story 4 (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Animated Feature, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing.

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The Friday Face-Off Round Zero – #9

Below are our ten face-offs for this week. Each category requires you to select a certain number of films to save. For more information on how the game works, click here.

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This Day in Oscar History: June 21 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actor, 2009

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Remaking Best Supporting Actor, 2009

In our third pass of the Oscar nominees from 1997 through 2016, we take a look at the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. Each week, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five to make up the Best Supporting Actor 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. Now on to the game: Best Supporting Actor.

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

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