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    Nintendo’s Twist on the 2015 Academy Awards

    In anticipation of the Academy Awards this weekend, Nintendo has come up with its own strange twist on the event. In order to celebrate the 2015 Oscar nominees, they’ve decide to address who they believe should walk away with one of the statuettes – that is for imaginary categories. This latest PR effort from Nintendo […] More

  • Modern Times: Charlie Chaplin's Tramp in the Gears

    Charlie Chaplin’s first Oscar was reportedly stolen

    Is there an Oscar thief on the loose? And if so, where do you pawn those off at? Leo DiCaprio’s house? The New York Times reported on Monday that the first Oscar won by Charlie Chaplin, an Honorary award which he won for The Circus in 1929, had been stolen. According to the French newspaper […] More

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    The Hype Cycle: Oscar Nominations One Week Removed

    One week removed from the Oscar nominations, we’re still recovering from #OscarsSoWhite-gate, and the consensus seems to be that if only the Legos were white instead of yellow they would’ve been nominated after all. But really the conversation has started to move toward Hollywood rather than the Oscars, and how as a whole institution we […] More

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    Predicting the 2015 Oscar Nominees

    The Oscar nominations are nearly upon us! Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can tell you’re just buzzing. Perhaps you should be, because however small it is, the announcement of Thursday morning’s Oscar nominations will be a historic moment. All 24 categories, not just a select few, will be announced during the […] More

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    Week in Review: Fallout from the canceling of ‘The Interview’

    If you want to get the trades talking about something other than the Oscars for a little while, consider creating a giant controversy and terrorist conspiracy threat in which a Christmas Day comedy release is completely canceled and gets all of Hollywood calling the act a disgraceful injustice that effectively kills American Expression and Free […] More

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    The Hype Cycle Week 6: The Long Road Ahead

    This week at the end of October is the point in the Oscar race where pundits begin spinning their wheels. The festivals are over, the critics’ awards haven’t started yet, and no new movies are arriving, leaving little to actually go on in terms of new predictions. Keep in mind, when an Oscar pundit talks […] More

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    Week in Review: ‘No Jokes’ in DC movies

    We can debate all day which comic book hero is cooler: DC or Marvel? Superman or Spiderman? Justice League or The Avengers? Batman or anyone who isn’t cool enough to be Batman? But it’s no question that Marvel has a serious leg-up on DC in the movie business. Outside of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, DC […] More

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