Monday, October 24, 2016

"Moonlight" Becomes a Box Office Hit with the Highest Per Screen Average of 2016

Scene from Moonlight
If you're one of the loyal Oscar fans, you'll know why you should be keeping an eye out for director Barry Jenkin's Moonlight. The film currently holds a 99% on critics aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes and has been slowly hyped up as one of the first films to warrant Oscar buzz during this Fall season. While other films based around black culture (The Birth of a Nation) seemed to come and go without much notice, Moonlight will at least be around for a short while thanks to its impressive feat. After opening this past weekend, it is currently the highest box office debut on a per screen average not only for the week or month, but for 2016 in general.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Best Song: "Glory" (2014)

Scene from Selma
Welcome to Best Song, a new weekly column released on Sunday dedicated to chronicling the Best Original Song category over the course of its many decades. The goal is to listen to and critique every song that has ever been nominated in the category as well as find the Best Best Song and the Best Loser. By the end, we'll have a comprehensive list of this music category and will hopefully have a better understanding not only of the evolution, but what it takes to receive a nomination here. It may seem easy now, but wait until the bad years.

Anne Hathaway Admits to Not Being Happy During Oscars Acceptance Speech

Anne Hathaway
Director Tom Hooper's Les Miserables may have been a box office hit, but the general reception in the years since has been mixed at best. Many accused the film of being melodrama with an exhausting, repetitive lyrics sheet. However, there was one spot that everyone seemed to agree upon: Anne Hathaway. While she is predominantly absent from the musical epic, her early scenes resonated with audiences and featured the film's most popular song: "I Dreamed a Dream." With a close-up on her face as she sang of her failures, there were predictions later validated that she would win the Oscar. However, there is one person who is a little regretful of the Oscar win: Hathaway herself. In a recent interview, she explained how she felt insincere when accepting the award that most had already given to her mentally.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Super Delegates Bonus: Jimmy Carter on "Argo" (2012)

Welcome to Super Delegates Bonus. As a subsidiary of Super Delegates, the sporadic additional column is meant to explore depictions of politicians on film outside of the conventional methods of the column. This ranges from everything such as political candidates in TV movies and miniseries to real life candidates providing feedback on their pop culture representation. While not as frequent or conventional, the goal is to help provide a vaster look at politics on film as it relates to the modern election year. Join in and have some fun. One can only imagine what will be covered here.