Box Office Roundup: "Go Shove Yourself, San Diego"

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So, though we haven't made a huge deal of it, Screencrave will be turning out the lights. Maybe for a while, maybe permanently (we should have some Comic-con coverage coming next month). Which means my eight-year tenure (including my time at Chud) of writing about box office is coming to an end. And I have some thoughts about that.

Damon Houx's Alternate Top Hundred Films of All Time

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So, this week I released a list of the hundred greatest movies of all time. Yeah, that's pretentious, but listmaking is good to get people curious about cinema. But it hurt to leave so many great films off the list, and some you leave off because if they're not in the top whatever, it doesn't make sense to make them number seventy two. So I asked myself: Can I come up with an alternate top...

Damon Houx's Top 100 Films of All Time (Part 2 of 2)

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Writing lists, the actual act of ranking films, is absurd. For most of us who aren’t OCD, there’s really no way to rank one film above another. That said, yesterday I ranked my bottom fifty or so best films out of a hundred. So let’s finish this list out like a boss, yeah?

Damon Houx's Top 100 Films of All Time (Part 1 of 2)

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Writing lists, the actual act of ranking films, is absurd. For most of us who aren’t OCD, there’s really no way to rank one film above another. Sure, there are the aesthetic and technical merits, but any list is going to be essentially about preference, one that can change in a moment’s notice. Spoilers, both Jaws and Vertigo make my hundred, but who’s to say...

Summer Movie Preview 2014: The Family-Friendly Movies

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Kids love superheroes, it's true. But not all of this summer's superhero flicks are appropriate for the young ones in the family. Even some of the Disney movies–here's looking at you Maleficent–might be a little too scary for the little ones. And sure, what your kid sees is up to you to decide, but we thought we would include a Summer Preview list featuring all of the...

On the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Casting Break

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Today, Star Wars: Episode VII attempted to break the internet by finally releasing the casting of seven new players, and the return of the main cast, sans Billy Dee Williams' General Lando Calrissian. It's hard to argue with the talent assembled, though ultimately, what do we know?

Oscar Scuttlebutt: '12 Years a Slave' and the Aftermath

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Last night ended the Oscar season in perhaps the best way possible. After months of hype, backlash, and then the modest waves of backlash to the backlash, the ceremonies concluded with mostly good choices, which is always (pleasantly) surprising.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Room Temperature

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We're still a couple of weeks away from the Oscar ceremonies, we won't see the results until March 2, and not much is going to change between now and then as with twenty days left, voting is mostly done (though voters have until February 25 to submit). Whatever curve balls are to be left (like the Woody Allen situation) have to hit now.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Cate Blanchett and the Guilds

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There are some new things to report in the Oscar race, some good, some not so hot. Old wounds have been reopened in the last couple weeks, and a very public family battle that may have sunk an Oscar favorite's chances.

Best 3 Films of Sundance Film Fest 2014

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With Sundance Film Festival 2014 coming to an end, our reviews our up, the awards are out and now our ScreenCrave reviewers have come together to each pick their favorite films of this years amazing festival...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: What are the Odds?

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So now we have the nominations for 2014 Oscar ceremony, but let's face it, some people have better chances than others. Let us face that Christian Bale, as talented as he is, doesn't stand a snowball's chance it heck at winning the best Actor Oscar, even though he's nominated. So, let's eliminate the unlikies, and break it down to who stands the best chance of winning.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Nominations are Over, Let's Get On With It

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Tomorrow will offer the announcements for the Oscars, which means that part of the journey is almost over. We're at the midway point of season, and we're about to see things get really interesting. Especially when you have incidents like David O. Russell comparing Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games contract to slavery.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The DGA and the Tightening Race

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Though the box office hasn't been stellar, the late birth of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may have given it more energy than some of the other limited release Oscar contenders. At least it seems that way going by the DGA announcements.

Screencrave's Top Ten Films We're Most Excited for in 2014

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With 2013 about to end, it's worth looking ahead to what's coming, and what looks freaking awesome. But as we delve into the future, it's worth noting that we can only go on the talent involved and what could be. On paper a lot of films sound awesome (like The Lone Ranger). On paper. That said, here's what we can't wait to watch in 2014.

ScreenCrave's Most Disappointing and Worst Films of 2013

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Like any year, 2013 had a number of big stinkers. Films that could have been contenders, but left us slightly wanting -- and sometimes offended that the film got made. It seems the biggest offenders are often the over-hyped summer movies (though sometimes it was would-be Oscar pictures as well) that promise so much and deliver so little. So here's our list of the worst and most disappointing...

ScreenCrave's Top 5 Best TV Shows of 2013

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Who made the cut for the Best TV Shows of 2013? ScreenCrave's writers hashed it out and decided on five series that went above and beyond this year. We were looking for interesting story arcs, great performances and solid writing. A lot of shows stood out but the following group were in a league of their own.

ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2013

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What is there to make of 2013's cinematic year? Like most years it started slow and small, got big and interesting, then wore out its welcome for a while until Fall came with some great pictures... but also more junk. At this point it's getting pointless to begrudge sequels as they are the way of the world, but this was also the year that comic book movies figured out how to be a part of the...

ScreenCrave's Top 5 Most Disappointing TV Shows of 2013

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Thanks to streaming options like Netflix, television has gotten some serious competition. It's not the only place you can find quality programming. That's why everyone's been trying to step up their game. Some have proven they can stand the test of time, while others are falling by the wayside. In 2013, we saw our fair share of newcomers struggle to make their mark as some veterans lost their...