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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for March 19 - 25

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This week brings The Hobbit and Zero Dark Thirty to DVD and Blu-ray, which is exciting, and some of the most anticipated Criterion releases of the year. So, not a bad week. New: Bachelorette: This is hit VOD last year, and was a minor triumph, and is now coming to DVD/Blu-ray. Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Last Minute Oscar Predictions

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This weekend we're finally going to find out who will be awarded a shiny new Oscar for their outstanding work in Hollywood. You can cross your fingers, hoping your favorites will go home with the trophy under their arms but it's going to be a close race. The threat of an upset always looms overhead. Since we're all speculating over who could win on Sunday, I'll be running down my own list of...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: SAG Award Winners, PGA's And 'Argo' Domination

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After this past weekend the Best Picture Oscar race may be over. Ben Affleck's period thriller Argo has gained some more awards season momentum, catapulting the picture back in front. Many are speculating as to how much longer the second wave of Argo love may last, but we're here to investigate it this week on Oscar Scuttlebutt.

Box Office Roundup: 'Mama' Knocked it Out

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It's easy to note that Jessica Chastain stars in the top two grossing films of this weekend (Mama and Zero Dark Thirty), but it's not like audiences were like "Man, that Jessica Chastain was great in that Osama Bin Laden movie, maybe we should see her in some horror film." In fact, most audiences probably don't even know who she is yet....

Box Office Predictions: Arnold's Return Fights Corruption and Monsters

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January has become this weirdly interesting time in cinema, and grown even more competitive. This weekend there's three wide releases and an Oscar expansion, and all three wide releases look like they could be something. You have Arnold Schwarzenegger's first staring role in nearly a decade, a Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller and a Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie starring two-time...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Golden Globe Winners, 'Argo' Love And 'Zero Dark Thirty'...

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Every year at the Golden Globes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honors actors, directors and films in ways that may not line up with the Oscars. After the Globes were announced, many are speculating that this could be the year of the great Oscar upset. Then there's Kathryn Bigelow, who is fighting on for her movie Zero Dark Thirty as the political critics continue to...

Box Office Roundup: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins the Weekend

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After weeks of debate, the American public can now see Zero Dark Thirty, and  it turns out they wanted to. The Best picture nominee ended up taking the weekend, fending off a terrible looking comedy and Gangster Squad. You wouldn't think it was January looking at these numbers, but people are going to the movies these days, and how.

Interview: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke on...

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Zero Dark Thirty is finally going to be playing nationwide this weekend, which means audiences can finally decide for themselves if the film is pro or anti-torture. It’s worth checking out as it’s one of the best films of 2012, and we got a chance to talk with stars Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke, director Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Oscar Reactions, Surprises And Snubs

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The past few hours have been exciting to say the least. Early this morning movie lovers were greeted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone as they announced the 2013 Academy Awards nominees. As usual, the internet completely blew up with mixed reactions on which lucky filmmakers and actors made the cut. Let's run down some of the best and worst of the nominations, along with some happy reactions...

Box Office Predictions: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Faces a 'Gangster Squad'

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It's possible that if Gangster Squad had been released as scheduled, it might have been released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Originally scheduled for a September release, the film was moved to January to do reshoots to avoid similarities to a theater shooting. Unfortunately, gun violence is everywhere these days (at least it seems), so the film is catching no...

'Zero Dark Thirty': 1-1 Interview With Editors William Goldenberg and Dylan...

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Zero Dark Thirty was made with a cinema vertie approach, which means it tries to get the viewer to feel like a fly on the wall. What that meant for editors William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor was sorting through over thirteen days of footage, somewhere over 320 hours of film, and with a ticking clock that had them delivering the final cut mere days before the film...

The 2013 Academy Award Nominees Are...

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, we're not referring to Christmas, but for Hollywood it's the closest thing to it. We're talking about none other than the 2013 Academy Awards. Each year movie editors, cinematographers, filmmakers and actors get their chance to win the Oscar. This year the race just got a little bit more interesting.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: DGA, Razzies, BAFTA And Golden Globes

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Right now it feels like awards season is repeatedly beating us over the head with news. The past three days have been chock full of nomination announcement news between the DGA Awards, the BAFTA's and even the Razzies. You just can't escape the awards season wave, but we're here to help you find out who's been showered with awards affection or snubbed on this week's Oscar Scuttlebutt.

Armond White Does it Again With His Better-Than List

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If you know who Armond White is, it's likely that it's because he's pissed you off. White is the critic who notoriously offers contrarian opinions on some of cinema's most popular entertainments. He's the critic who spiked a number of Pixar films' perfect ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and spoke rhapsodically about Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the...

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Mapping Out Best Original Screenplay Nominees And...

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It's like a breath of fresh air when you walk into a movie theater and watch a film that's been one hundred percent created from a person's mind. There's no previous material that it's based off of for you to look up. The script's conception was done solely through one or two persons which blossomed into the movie that you see before you. This week we'd like to touch upon some of the original...

ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2012

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This has been a huge pivot point for movies in how they're made and distributed. 2012 was the year where the film industry turned its back on 35 millimeter film (which has been the standard for well over a century), with digital projection no longer just an option but the standard. At the same time a filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson shot a movie on 70mm - a format that hadn't been used...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Is Zero Dark Thirty Really Promoting Torture?

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When Zero Dark Thirty began capturing the attention of critics across the nation, it pretty much bumped Argo out of it's comfortable front runner throne it's been sitting on for well over a month. Who knew that Kathryn Bigelow's next picture would come stampeding in, obliterating everything in its path. After the dust settled on the first...

Zero Dark Thirty: Movie Review

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It's unfortunate that the debate about whether Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty is pro or anti-torture came to fore before the film went into wide release, as it may paint the film as something it's not. Regardless if the film is true or "true," the movie is done as a procedural, and though torture is shown, that's not what the film is about. Zero Dark...