The Late-October Best Picture Oscars Predictions You've Been Waiting For

Coverage of the Oscars has reached tail-wagging-dog proportions in recent years: Rather than an awards show looking back at a year of films and choosing the best of them, the Academy Awards have become the journey and the destination. Not only do movies exist solely to win Oscars, but there are whole squads of movie… » 10/25/12 7:15pm 10/25/12 7:15pm

Desperate Characters And A Director In Utter Control: The Master,…

1. The Master is a movie that leaves you vibrating for about 20 minutes after it's over, though you might be at a bit of pains to explain why. I've only seen the film once, which is a shame; it's the sort of film you want to hit rewind and go through again, immediately, right as the credits get going. That sounds… » 9/11/12 4:20pm 9/11/12 4:20pm

Paul Thomas Anderson: Waiting For The Master

In late July, the Weinstein Company announced it would be releasing The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, on September 14, which is early for an Oscar candidate. Most Best Picture nominees come out no sooner than October so that they're as fresh as possible in voters' minds. Nonetheless, the Weinstein decision… » 9/07/12 4:33pm 9/07/12 4:33pm

Superman, Drunk Girls, And Life of Pi: Let's Look At Some Movie…

In this installment of Trailer Hitch, our semi-regular rundown of the biggest recent movie trailers, I've got a superhero flick, a broad comedy, a couple Oscar contenders, and a dance movie. Who says Hollywood only caters to one type of audience? Also, I would love to meet the person who is really excited about all… » 7/25/12 3:45pm 7/25/12 3:45pm

Bill Murray As FDR! Anchorman 2! Opulent Melancholy! Your…

In the days before a major holiday, movie news dries up completely. (Unless it's something that's actually genuinely important, like that fact we're gonna have to wait until next year for The Rock and Bruce Willis to be in a movie together.) But before Memorial Day, studios start unveiling a ton of new trailers, which… » 5/24/12 5:38pm 5/24/12 5:38pm