Zero Dark Thirty
The filmmaking duo behind The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal) takes on the hunt for — and the killing of — Osam… Read More
“Zero Dark Thirty”
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Screenplay (Mark Boal)
What’s It About? The film documents the decade-long manhunt for the world’s most wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden… Continue reading What Is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013
An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume … Read More
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Michael Haneke), Best Original Screenplay (Haneke), Best Foreign Language Film (Austria)
What’s It About? Anne (Riva) and George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) are retired music teachers, both in their 80s, living a… Continue reading What Is 'Amour'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)
What’s It About? The pint-sized Wallis carries the film on her back as Hushpuppy, a young 6-year-old girl living with her father (named Wink) in an impoverished Delta community known as “the Bathtub.” The residents are preparing for a great storm in their own steadfast way, just as… Continue reading What Is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013
The movie parody game has gone through a lot of changes in the last few decades. With A Haunted House about to hit theaters, followed by Scary Movie 5 in April and The Starving Games sometime later this year, things can get confusing. It seems like a good time to look at the big movers and shakers of the parody genre and where they stand, quality-wise.
The Wayans Brothers
Peter Jackson took three years and three three-hour films to tell the tale of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” series, and now the New Zealand director has returned to capture the trilogy’s prequel of sorts, “The Hobbit.”
A much simpler story — that is being broken into three films — Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) “unexpected journey” to help the dwarves of Middle-earth recapture their Lonely Mountain homeland (and the… Continue reading Family Film Guide: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'