Sam’s 2011 Oscar Picks

Looking over the names and movies nominated, it appears that 2010 was a pretty good year at the movies, critics be damned. Sure, audiences had to sit through “Sex and the City 2,” “The Last Airbender,” and “She’s Out of My League,” but people always remember 1994 as the year of “Pulp Fiction,” and “Heavenly Creatures,” and …

Justin’s 2011 Oscar Picks

I was excited at the prospect of dusting off my Lonely Reviewer cap and jumping into the fray again by discussing this year’s top Oscar nominees and my predictions and hopefuls. If you’re going to make a triumphant return, why not dive back in during one of film’s busiest, buzziest times? Then I got the list of nominees …

83rd Annual Academy Award Nominees

So, is anyone really surprised by whose gotten nominated for what this year? Minus Christopher Nolan being missing a Direction nod, there weren’t too many surprises. I was really happy to see John Hawkes nominated for Winters Bone (though the category belongs to Christian Bale, Hawkes’ role in this film was outstanding), but very upset …

DVD Review: Crazy Heart

‘Crazy Heart’ is one of those movies that sorta came out of nowhere. I feel like I hadn’t heard very much about it until nearing the Awards season (bad movie blogger!). When Bridges took the Best Actor Golden Globe, and the song ‘Weary Kind’ taking Best Song, I knew I’d better get myself to a …

DVD Review: Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham likes to keep things simple.  A constant traveler for work, he lives his life with his frequent flyer cards, his hotel reward programs, everywhere he goes, he is greeted with a chorus of, “it’s great to see you again, Mr. Bingham.”  Ryan Bingham is a professional down-sizer.When companies need to trim their staff …

Oscar Results & Wrap-Up

So the awards season has officially come to a close, and ‘The Hurt Locker’ comes out on top with six awards in total, including Best Picture and Best Director. Honestly, the results were no surprise, we’ve heard nothing but Hurt Locker buzz for the past few weeks. Though my personal opinion holds that I feel …