Film Writers Offer Alternatives To Oscar Changes, But Are They Better? (AWARDS/ANALYSIS)

You can have prestige or you can have popularity, but you can’t have both. That’s the conclusion I come to when reading some of the think-piece alternatives to recent changes made by the Academy to the Oscars ceremony. Many of them are reflected in this worthwhile piece by IndieWire’s Tom Brueggemann, “How To Make The [...]

Oscars’ “Popular Film” Nominees Likely Among Best Reviewed Films Of The Year (ANALYSIS)

In the wake of the changes to the Oscars telecast, the most controversial addition has been the new category “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film”. Dubbed “The Popcorn Oscar”, it exists as a crass ploy for ratings that many fear will sacrifice the prestige of the award for the sake of (hopefully, maybe) more viewers. To [...]

Big Changes Coming To Oscars Telecast: What They Are, And What It All Means (ANALYSIS)

The Oscars have officially gotten desperate, and it’s not a good look. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences – the producers of the Academy Awards, with a membership of Hollywood’s elite – has made some big changes to their annual telecast (although it was the Governor's Board of 57 people, not the full [...]

First Look Of TERMINATOR 6 Is A Girl Power Trifecta (IMAGE/NEWS)

It's back. The Terminator franchise, that is. And women are leading the way. In this first look image for the still-untitled Terminator 6, Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor. She's joined by Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) and Natalia Reyes (2091) who play two new characters. Nothing is known about them, or the story (filming began in June), [...]

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Scores Biggest Opening Ever At $258 Million, Puts FORCE AWAKENS Record To Sleep (BOX OFFICE)

UPDATED FINAL NUMBERS: Thanos may have been a tough foe, but the Force wasn't. This movie's got some serious stones. Avengers: Infinity War, the cliffhanging "beginning of the end" for the current Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline, hauled in $258 million at the North American box office over its opening three-day weekend, beating previous record holder [...]