Tag Archive | best picture

One of Those Great Little Scenes: Rocky (1976)

If you haven’t heard the story of how Sylvester Stallone’s knockout came to fruition, it’s a story as epic as the film itself. In many ways, Stallone wrote the film about himself; he was a nobody whose wife left him, who was so poor that he had to sell his dog for food money, and […]

The Dark Knight Rises: Pre-review

Okay, here it is. The Dark Knight Rises will be released Thursday-Friday night at 12:01am of July 20th. Possibly the most anticipated film of 2012, Rises is the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, his Dark Knight trilogy. And so far, the critics are saying that it hasn’t lived up to the standards of the first, scoring an 87% […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: The Artist (2011)

As we made a big deal about months ago, this last year’s Best Picture winner was a silent film (and a great one at that). And so it was natural, what with the DVD and Blu-ray still freshly released, for us to pick a scene to highlight from The Artist. And so, here it is. Jean […]

Best Heroes and Villains- Rocky Balboa and Sweeney Todd

Rocky Balboa: We kick off our list with the world’s greatest underdog. Rocky Balboa has the reputation for changing the sports genre forever. And you can understand why. Look at him. He’s a nobody, a street-rat. He fights in clubs, as a stepping stone for people who are actually somewhat serious. But in his desperation, […]

Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

***** A fallen saint, A dark, tortured hero who questions his calling, A scheming criminal mastermind who seeks to bring down a man of power, and An honest man of the law, torn between his duty and his honor. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty good set of characters right […]

Movie of the Week: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

***** In the opinion of this writer, it’ s the best fantasy movie ever made. It’s an epic drama filled with iconic heroes, and even more iconic villains. How can we forget the first time we ever heard the Imperial March? Or when we saw our favorite bandit encased in carbonite right in front of […]

Movie of the Week: Titanic (1998)

Titanic is probably the most underrated overrated film in history. Yes, it is a great film. And yes, everyone who actually sits through it will say that. But there are not a whole lot of people who acknowledge all that James Cameron’s masterpiece did for Hollywood an the progression of film (whether the effects be […]