Cinema-Scoping

Oscar Nominations - Filled with Oversights

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning and it would be safe to say that there were more surprises than usual, regarding not only the films that were recognized, but also the filmmakers that were not. 


A movie a month for 2013

Is it too early to start looking forward to 2013 films?  The earlier the better according to the studios, what with the massive budgets they put behind most of their features.  Audience awareness is one of the keys to big box office so the sooner you know about a film, the more likely it is that you’ll plunk down your hard earned cash for a ticket.  Case in point – television tra


DVD Reviews - 12-26-12

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2012 National Film Registry selections as diverse as ever

Since 1989, the National Film Registry has annually selected 25 American films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”  The purpose of this is to then take a master print of each film, restore it and preserve it so as to “make them accessible to present to future generations of Americans.”  Anyone can nominate a film that is at least 10 years old but the 44-m


Broadcast Film Critic's Association nominees a bellwether for movie awards season

A great many film critics groups announced their nominations for their respective film awards this week for 2012.  From New York City, to Detroit, to St.


Weekend DVD Picks - 12-7-12

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First looks at a sequel, a prequel and a reboot.

 

Is it too early to get excited about the summer movie season? Maybe so, but that’s not going to stop film studios from trying to build interest in their big-budget blockbusters, even though it might be over six months before they’re shown. Below are posters for three different 2013 summer films that were released this week and each is intriguing in its own right.

 


Gift Guide for the Film Fanatic

 


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