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: Top 20 Indie Films

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Though the summer season is better known for epic blockbusters, there's actually a lot to look forward to in terms of indie film. A number of Sundance favorites are hitting theaters in the coming months, including the abortion comedy Obvious Child, Richard Linklater's Boyhood, and Frank, starring Michael Fassbender. There's also the Roger Ebert documentary...

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...

Summer Movie Preview 2014: Science Fiction And Fantasy Flicks

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Besides superheroes in skin-tight clothes and talking trees, this summer also includes an interesting pool of sci-fi and fantasy flicks. And there's just about something for everyone. If you're into blockbuster remakes, there's Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. For those you who enjoy post-apocalyptic worlds, there's The Rover. And if you're looking for something...

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?

Summer Movie Preview 2014: Superheroes, Comic Books And Sequels

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Summer wouldn't be complete without superheroes, comic book adaptations and sequels. All three go hand-in-hand, especially because many of this summer's superhero films are sequels like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Then there are other sequels that aren't necessarily based on comic books like Michael...

Summer Movie Preview 2014: The Comedies

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Summer's just about here, and that means superheroes and famous monsters. Thankfully, for those of you who prefer laughs to thrills, this summer also offers a fair share of comedies, and good ones at that. The season will be filled with funny men and women, including Seth Rogen, Jon Favreau, Seth McFalarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hill and Cameron Diaz. Below we have a list of this summer's...

Top 5 Evil Movie Computers And Their Threat Levels

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This weekend, Transcendence is hitting the screens in which Johnny Depp uploads his subconscious to a computer which makes us contemplate whether or not that's really a good thing. In honor of the film's release, here's a list of some of the top evil computers and if they have any real life equivalents.

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: Ten Films You Forgot Were Oscar Contenders

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Every year there are films that are nominated for Oscars that got there because of campaigning, and sometimes a dearth of other possible candidates. These are films that were nominated for things because of possibly contractually obligated Oscar pushes, or because it was assumed they were better than they were. Here are a list of ten films from the last ten years that have either been...

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.

Sundance 2014: Frank - Movie Review

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Frank is a comedy about music, talent, and insanity based loosely on the real life English comedian and musician Chris Sievey who wore a fake head and performed as Frank Sidebottom.  Good laughs, pretty good music, and interesting characters shepherded by the enigmatic Frank.  Not for everyone, but a very enjoyable weird ride.

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.