FilmCrave Movie Blog 02/2011

Oscars 2011: It's Old School Monarchy Over Modern Technology as King's Speech Tops Awards

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/28/11 at 12:21 AM CT

The Social Network had the early momentum, but The King's Speech came on strong in recent weeks to steal most of the thunder away. In the end, that push led to a big night for the film.

The King's Speech walked away with four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, for Tom Hooper, Best Actor, for Colin Firth and Best Original Screenplay. While Colin Firth and Original Screenplay were almost …

New Movies to Crave: Enjoy the Road Rage with Nic Cage or a Wild Weekend with Owen Wilson

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/25/11 at 08:55 AM CT

With the cream of the crop of Hollywood being honored at this weekends Oscars it's ironic that the two wide-release films opening are about as far from Oscar-worthy as you can get.

1) Now, say what you will about Nicholas Cage, but he always looks like he's having a good time, no matter how bad the movie he winds up in. Drive Angry 3D looks to be another action-packed wild ride where Cage …

I've Seen All the Best Picture Nominees and here’s How I Rank Them

Alex - wrote on 02/24/11 at 08:43 PM CT

This year's best picture nominees are infinitely better than last years. I mean seriously. The Blind Side? Give me a break.

I was able and willing to see all the Oscar Nominations for Best Picture and here is where I give my honest opinion and predictions. I rank and comment on each nominee.

10) Winter's Bone - not sure why this got thrown in here. Not a bad movie, but not as good as many …

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave This Week: A Due Date to Get Low with a Megamind

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/22/11 at 10:14 AM CT

Hope you're in the mood for a good laugh, because the best new movies this week aim to get a few guffaws out of you.

1) As if Will Ferrell wasn't animated enough already, you get the actual animated feature Megamind. I suspect that this will not be quite Pixar quality here, but if it proves an hour or two of enjoyment, it's worth at least the rental price. I usually get around the checking …

Weekend Box Office: Unknown Now Well Known, Number Four Settles for Number Two

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/20/11 at 10:33 PM CT

It looks like audiences were more interested in watching Liam Neeson lay the smack down then checking out the latest in emo aliens.

Unknown, marketed as the spiritual successor to Taken, took the top spot with $21.8 million. While it wasn't quite as good as Taken's $24.7 million, compared to recent action/thrillers Edge of Darkness and The Next Three Days.

In the second spot was the …

New Movies to Crave: Lucky Number Four or Unknown, Big Mommas?

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/18/11 at 09:13 AM CT

While not quite as competitive as last week, Hollywood ups the ante by offering a few bigger guns this week.

1) If you liked Liam Neeson kicking ass and taking names in Taken, then another one-name title should also work out well for you. Unknown is about a man who thinks he knows who he is, but everyone around him says different. Do you think he's just going to roll over and forget that? …

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave This Week: Can't Stop Waiting for Superman

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/15/11 at 10:59 AM CT

While there are two pretty good new releases this week, the real deal is the avalanche of Blu-Ray releases to be excited about.

1) Still, if you're pining for action (ha ha - I made a funny), you might as well start with Unstoppable. While I thought the idea sounded a bit cheesy, it made plenty of bank at the box office and would probably be a good choice for a quiet day inside. At least it …

Weekend Box Office: Adam Sandler Just Goes With Top Spot, Justin Just Behind

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/14/11 at 12:12 AM CT

It's been awhile since there's been a battle at the box office, but luckily this week finally had some drama; at least when it came to who came out on top.

While Justin Bieber and his legion of fans may have came out strong on Friday, it was the one-two punch of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston who won the war. The romantic comedy is officially back from the dead as Just Go With It was #1 …

New Movies to Crave: Gnomes, Eagles and a Wild Bieber - Just Go With It

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/11/11 at 10:00 AM CT

After weeks of only having one or two new movies to choose from, Hollywood has finally decided to unleash a torrent - well, compared to the last few weeks anyway. It remains to be seen, however, whether a crooning teen, a goofy romcom, a Roman legion or a bunch of animated gnomes can have an impact on the box office.

1) The Eagle - Although I have a feeling this will perform under the other …

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave This Week: From the Cradle to the Grave

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/08/11 at 09:42 AM CT

Ah, the circle of life - you cannot escape it, you cannot avoid it: it is and it will always be. Okay, enough with the philosophical lesson, this week I thought I would shake things up, seeing as how the releases stack up perfectly from beginning to end of life.

1) So, let's start off with the miracle of birth - even if the baby doesn't happen to have any blood relation to you. I'm talking …

Weekend Box Office: Are You Ready for Some Football? Also, The Roommate Was #1

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/06/11 at 10:38 PM CT

If you weren't amongst the great unwashed masses who watched Green Bay beat down the Steelers for Super Bowl supremacy, then perhaps you did catch a movie over the weekend.

In a typically slow weekend thanks to football's top game of the year, the horror not-quite-Single White Female-remake The Roommate managed to care up the most at the box office. The $15.6 million must look pretty good for …

New Movies to Crave: Get Your Inner Sanctum on With Your Roommate

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/04/11 at 09:24 AM CT

I have a prediction: Hollywood is not going to recover from their downward spiral this weekend. Since December box office totals have been pretty dismal compared to last year. Even though Oscar-caliber films The King's Speech, True Grit, Black Swan and The Fighter are putting up impressive numbers, Hollywood has no great blockbuster title to buoy big numbers. This weekend doesn't look to improve …

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave This Week: Let Me In Never Let Me Go, Monsters!

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/01/11 at 12:10 PM CT

It's a veritable avalanche of drama and horror - so much so that you may NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN - or you will, you'll just have a lot more movies that you've happened to watch.

1) Leading the pack is an American remake that, while I have a hard time can best the original, at least looks like it packs a pretty good punch. The vampire drama Let Me In with Chloe Grace Moretz as the pint-sized …

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