Film

Gotti and the public’s trust in online criticism

So yeah.

I hate judging something before its release, but my God this doesn’t look good.

I won’t see it, nor have I ever felt to need to see this film before or after the 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Updated Oscar Predictions – June 2018

All Oscar Predictions are updated!

We are starting to get some clarity, but there are still many films that need to be seen or, hell, even finished.

Keep here for most up-to-date predictions.

For now, here’s what sounds good to us:

Our ranking system is based on our Oscar Tiers page, which is based on the rankings of “Award blogs” throughout the web.

Picture (06/12/18)
Backseat
Widows
Ad Astra
BlacKkKlansman
A Star is Born
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
First Man
Boy Erased

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Do you remember?: “Mean Creek”

I read a few comments on this Reddit post as a handful of redditors lackadaisically pieced together the plot of the film.

I remember loving it, but in a ‘shock and awe’ kind of manner. Obviously I was attracted to the cast being 12 years old when the film was released.

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The Despicables – Sitcoms about horrible human beings

It’s fascinating to me how writers can make this work and the philosophy of comedy that petains to it.

In dramas we have anti-heroes: Our Walter Whites, Tony Sopranos etc.

What makes us love these shows? What makes us want to watch these despicable characters go through trials and tribulations? And when they succeed, what makes us happy for them?

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The exhaustive bombardment of Star Wars origin stories

This is frustrating.

I get it. We live in a world where big-budget films are only created if there is concrete data they will make profit.

To Disney executive the data clearly states “Put an Avenger in it or put “Star Wars” in the title and it will profit.”

I’ve ranted time and time again about the lack of creativity currently in the Marvel and “Star Wars” universes. So I’ll spare “ranting” and come down to their level.

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Top 10 films you’ll hear a lot about come Oscar season

Honorable Mentions

Mary Queen of Scots

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Old Man and the Gun

Peterloo

Roma

Top 10

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The annoying trend of studios predeterming MPAA ratings to stir hype

“An R-rated movie from the Jim Henson company!? I’m in!”

That was me a few years ago when “The Happytime Murders” was announced. I love The Muppets and all the work the Jim Henson Company has done.

This… does not look good.

There’s been a trend lately that I hope dies: Production companies determine their MPAA rating before pre-production in order to stir up hype.

However, the script and resulting film should determine its rating. Articles talk about Tarantino’s “R-rated Star Trek,” yet it hasn’t been written.

The story should dictate the MPAA rating and this trend is a blatant example of studios having too much control in the creative process.

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Top 15 Modern “Feel-Good” Chick Flicks (2000-present)

Top 15 Modern “Feel-Good” Chick Flicks (2000-present)

What a Girl Wants
The Wedding Planner
Crazy Stupid Love
The Prince & Me
Maid in Manhattan

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Updated Emmy Predictions – May 2018

Emmys

Final predictions are ranked from most likely to win to least likely.

Last Update: 05/08/18

Most Recent Predictions here.



Outstanding Drama Series
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
This is Us
Game of Thrones
Westworld
The Americans
Ozark
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Modern Cult Classics: Selma

Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” had a completely botched Oscar campaign. With a late, limited release date accompanied by poor advertising the film only managed to receive 2 Oscar nominations – Best Picture and Original Song.

Even though it’d win the ladder, the lack of nominations for it and “Beasts of No Nation” contributed to the “OscarsSoWhite” backlash when all four acting categories failed to nominate a person of color.

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