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Spirit Awards — The Best in Independent Films

posted by Nell Minow

I admit that the awards show I enjoy most each year is the “Spirit Awards,” and not just because I am lucky enough to get to vote for them.  They truly reflect their name in paying tribute to films that […]

The Year in Film 2012

posted by Nell Minow

I look forward to this every year!  It is a brilliantly edited and scored little film of its own.  Look through the year in film and see how many you can identify.  The complete list is at the Filmographile tumblr.

Gift Guide from UltraViolet: Freeing Kids from Gender Stereotypes

posted by Nell Minow

McKenna Pope, a 13-year-old from Garfield, New Jersey, wondered why she saw men cooking all the time on television but the Easy-Bake Oven was being marketed as though it was just for girls.  She started a petition on Change.org and […]

Trailer: Every 2012 Movie

posted by Nell Minow

Fabulous mash-up of every movie released this year: I love Michael Sheen’s “Oh, my” from “Breaking Dawn, Part 2.”  And the “Step Up: Revolution” dancers. How many movies can you identify?  The full list is here.

Comic-Con: Costumes!

posted by Nell Minow

My most popular Comic-Con post each year is the one with the pictures of the attendees in costume.  I took more than 400 photos, and these are some of my favorites. Those are Playboy Bunny Avengers!  You can see Thor’s […]

Dancing with the Stars — and Urkel!

posted by Nell Minow

“Dancing with the Stars” has announced its new line-up:   Jack Wagner – Actor, “The Bold and the Beautiful” Melissa Gilbert – “Half Pint” Laura Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie” and star of many made-for-TV movies Donald Driver – Green […]

2012

posted by Nell Minow
C-
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
MPAA Rating:Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language
Movie Release Date:November 13, 2009
DVD Release Date:March 2, 2010
C-
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language
Movie Release Date: November 13, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010

“2012” is yet another example of technological genius and story-telling mediocrity. Its careless, almost gleeful destruction of the entire world makes the brilliant CGI work jarring in a way the film-makers did not intend. It has the usual disaster film […]

2012 and Precious

posted by Nell Minow

The movies opening this week at first seem to have very little in common. “2012” is a big-budget, chases-and-explosions film with an apocalyptic setting. “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” is a small, intimate story of a hideously […]

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Dick Van Dyke to Guest Star on "The Middle"
My all-time favorite sitcom is "The Dick Van Dyke Show."  Though I've seen every episode many times, I still watch them on Hulu.  And some of the best were the ones featuring Van Dyke's real-life brother Jerry as Rob Petrie's brother, Stacy. ...

posted 8:00:06am Apr. 20, 2015 | read full post »

The Hobbit: The Definitive Movie Posters
The Hobbit: The Definitive Movie Posters is a gorgeous new book and a must-have for all would-be denizens of Middle Earth. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTI5XHs-odg[/youtube] ...

posted 3:16:48pm Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Ebertfest #3 -- The "Ida" Panel
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk2--Y8hfqQ[/youtube] Thanks to Matt Zoller Seitz, Sheila O'Malley, and Todd Rendleman for our superb discussion about this year's Oscar winner for best foreign language movie, "Ida." ...

posted 8:59:24am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Movies vs. Science -- The Worst Science Mistakes on Film
The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum used to have a great little video with a claymation Albert Einstein shaking his head over the many mistakes in sci-fi movies. "They're breaking my rule!" he exclaimed. As the animated genius went on to ...

posted 8:00:59am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Trailer: Ant-Man
Okay, I admit I was skeptical. I was thinking along the lines of Teeny Little Super Guy from Sesame Street. But I love Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll and this trailer has me sold. [iframe width="560" height="315" ...

posted 3:25:31pm Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

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