From Heat to Inception, see where your favorites stack up or if they make the list as we look back at the best heist films of all-time.
As part of a blogathon, I’m tasked with illustrating my life in film. Here, I go through my life’s history of cinema and pick my favorite movie from each year of my life.
Votes are in for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards and the nominees for this year have been named. Leading the pack with the most nominations is Twilight: Eclipse. I guess that’s very telling of how seriously this awards show can really be taken. But, the fans have spoken and the glittery vampires have some serious mass appeal. Not far behind, though, is Nolan’s Inception picking up 7 nominations (behind Eclipse‘s 8). Meanwhile, Harry Potter, The Social Network and Black Swantrail just behind those two, with all five being the nominees for “Best Movie”.
I’m back for another week of highlighting the sales and rentals in the home media department. With data compiled by Rentrak, this list features the best-selling and most rented DVD/Blu-ray movies for the week ending March 6, 2011.
Last week saw a few big releases in 127 Hours, Faster and others. However, none were able to topple last week’s king Megamind as the DreamWorks feature remains in the top spot for sales for the second week running.
Well, we know Inception didn’t walk away with the Best Picture Oscar last night. However, it did walk away with several of those golden trophies in the technical department. We also know that Christopher Nolan didn’t even receive a nomination in the Best Directing category at the Oscars. A lot of fuss was made over this (rightfully so I believe). Nor did he even get the win when it came to his great screenplay. However, many don’t take this to heart too badly as it’s pretty known that The Academy can be a somewhat snooty bunch when it comes to picking winners. Afterall, the somewhat boring The King’s Speech did win Best Picture. Only further solidifying the perception that “Oscar bait” truly does win over The Academy. However, Nolan and Inception received a little bit of retribution today.
Well last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, putting a cap on the awards season in the movie world. With some surprises (for me) and some proud moments, the awards season ended with a bang, if not a bit of boredom, some contempt and more disdain by some for the ceremony. The biggest winner of the night (and something of a surprise for me) was The King’s SpeechThe Social Network. Meanwhile, Inception made a near clean sweep in the technical categories
I’m back for another week of the top selling and most rented movies on DVD and Blu-ray. These results come from data gathered by Rentrak for the week ending February 20, 2011. This week sees only one newcomer breaking the top ten. That comes as no surprise really, though, as last week saw only one real major release. That newcomer: the Tony Scott thriller Unstoppable which lands in the top spot in sales. Meanwhile, disappointingly, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 remains in second place for DVD/Blu-ray sales. Sad. I know.
The BAFTA Awards are more or less the British version of the Oscars. Yesterday the ceremony took place, naming the 2011 best films. This year, The King’s Speech dominated the awards ceremony. Not surprising since it is a British film and the awards do tend to favor the “home team”, so to speak.
The King’s Speech walked away with seven awards for the evening. Meanwhile, The Social Network played second fiddle winning most of the other prestigious awards, including a Best Director award for David Fincher. You check the full list of winners through the link.
Well it’s another week and I’m back to bring you the data from last weeks sales and rentals in the DVD/Blu-ray department. This information comes from data compiled by Rentrak for the week ending February 6, 2011. Sadly, this week’s results come with some bad news. Last week’s best-selling movie was none other than…wait for it…Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Yea. Sad isn’t it. Go ahead and take the time to let that soak in and mourn knowing what influence sales have on dictating what studios will create and release in the future.
Since 2010 has come and gone, the numbers for the year have been collected, compiled and compared. Now, those numbers have been released. According to domestic data compiled by Rentrak between January 1 2010 and December 31 2010, Toy Story 3 proved to be the biggest box office moneymaker of 2010. The Oscar-nominated animated film grossed $415,004,880 in theaters in 2010. This is a sizable lead over the second place Alice in Wonderland which brought in $334,191,110 through the year.