While the movie world gathers to celebrate the best in film for 2012, the nominations for The Razzies – celebrating the absolute worst in film for 2012 – were announced and it was a record-breaking year. For Adam Sandler.
The 2012 Oscars managed to include the expected and shocks all at the same time. Odds on favorite, ‘The Artist’, won five awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Director for Michel Hazanivicius. But ‘Hugo’ gave it a run for its money, also bringing home five awards (though none in the major categories).
Every year, when the Oscar nominations are announced, a considerable amount of time is spent debating who was snubbed. But for every film that was expecting to get nominated and didn’t, there’s a film that no one was expecting to get nominated and did. This is the story of those films. The movies you’ll look back on and wonder exactly how the heck it ever got nominated for an Oscar.
This summer’s animated adventure ‘Brave’ is notable for a few reasons: One, it’s Pixar’s first foray into the world of fairy tales (something their partners at Disney are quite good at) and, two, it’s Pixar’s first female-driven film. While the plot seems reminiscent of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ – a young Scot fights the odds to battle a fierce beast while becoming a valiant hero – it’s the little things we see in this new extended clip that set ‘Brave’ apart from the rest.
It’s easy to feel out of the loop at an Oscar party. Odds are many of the films nominated this year for Oscars didn’t open up in a theater near you and even if they did, you may have been too busy to actually see them all. That’s where we come in.
For every role that can be considered “Oscar bait,” there are the roles that are completely out of the norm for the Academy Awards. The actors on our list all gave performances that have transcended Oscars and are more well-known for their contributions to pop culture.
There are a lot of movies to look forward to in 2012. So many, in fact, it’s easy to lose track of everything. We took a look back at some of the best movie trailers of the year to give you an idea of what 2012 has to offer at the movie theater. While the year is still young, there are already some amazing trailers.
Cowabunga, dude! The mega-popular ’80s franchise ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is ready to make a big return to movie theaters in advance of their upcoming 30th anniversary. Paramount, Nickelodeon and producer Michael Bay are teaming up to bring back the “Heroes in a Half-Shell” with an all new reboot of the classic series.
Disney’s upcoming movie, ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’, boasts an A-list cast — Oscar nominees James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams plus Mila Kunis — and a storyline that will take audiences to the origin of the Wizard himself. But Warner Bros., who holds the rights to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ film, would like to put a stop to that film.
‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ is a real movie. And this is not, despite its ridiculous premise, something made on the cheap that will go direct-to-DVD. This is a big summer movie from Fox, produced by Tim Burton, directed by that guy who directed ‘Wanted’ and starring some familiar faces. Based on the first trailer, it could either be awesome or completely stupid – so which is it?
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