The 2022 Oscar nominees have been announced! Whether you agree that these are the ten best films of 2022, many of them are already available to buy, rent, or stream. So, with just under six weeks before the March 27th, 2022 ceremony, here is where you can do that with each of the ten Best Picture nominees and hopefully get caught up!Continue reading “Home Video: The Oscars Best Picture Nominees and where to Buy, Rent, or Stream them”
As I mentioned last week, I am a voting member of the Pandora International Critics this year, and this week we have been voting on the best films of 2021. Now voting is over, and here are all the winners!Continue reading “‘Titane’, ‘The Power of the Dog’, and ‘Mass’ big winners of Pandora International Film Critics Awards!”
Greetings programs! This week on the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast, we talk about the new Netflix heist film (and sequel to Army of the Dead), Army of Thieves and the latest blockbuster adaptation of a classic science fiction story from Canadian auteur Denis Villeneuve, Dune.Continue reading “Awesome Friday Movie Podcast: ‘Army of Thieves’ & ‘Dune’”
Expectation, thy name is Dune. Years in the making and then delayed for an entire year thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dune has the weight of expectations hanging over it. Director Denis Villeneuve is an accomplished visionary with a clear eye for details and world-building alike, but how can the story of Dune –a famously dense work– be adapted into a movie?Continue reading “Review: ‘Dune’ is a vast, beautiful film that loses sight of its emotional core”
COVID strikes again. Why is anything still scheduled for this year?Continue reading “‘Dune’ Delayed to fall 2021”
Denis Villeneuve’s adaption of Dune is finally coming to theatres and the first trailer is absolutely magnificent, teasing an adaption of epic proportions.
So let’s take a closer look, because the thing is absolutely gorgeous too.Continue reading “Let’s Take A Closer Look at the ‘Dune’ Trailer (with 70+ HD captures)”
If you have been paying attention to cinema these last few years then the name Denis Villeneuve should be an exciting one to you. His particular aesthetic sense for visual narrative has made him one of the most well regarded director of the day.
If you’re a fan of science fiction then the name Dune should also excite you, being that Dune is one of –if not the– most influential and important science fiction novels of all time.
“Denis Villeneuve has been making a Dune movie” is maybe the most exciting sentence I have read or uttered this year.
Here’s a trailer for it.Continue reading “’Dune’ Trailer: Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this”
Oh hey there. It’s been a weird year and I haven’t been writing again. 2020 has been a challenge, to say the least, and it’s seemed like there have been bigger things going on, and also the ol’ day job has been a little on the intense side.
But things are finally calming down a little so I am back to writing a little. A good place to start is with the films I was looking forward to this year because, well, most of them aren’t coming out this year anymore. Theatres here in Vancouver are re-opening in a limited way, but even if new movies were coming to them (which they aren’t) I don’t think I would feel comfortable going to see them yet. Or for the rest of the year.
So let’s take a look at what I was looking forward to, and see where that leaves us for the rest of the year.Continue reading “Matt’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2020, Late Mid-Year Recap”
Every year is a good year for movies but every year there are always those few you are really looking forward to. Here is my list of those movies.
Will these end up being my favourite movies of the year? Who knows! Probably not! The only movies that we know anything about as far away as December are the big-budget blockbusters with marketing pockets so deep we can start hearing about them now. There are hundreds of movies per year that don’t have that.
This list should probably be re-titled “most anticipated big-budget films”, really.
In any event, here is the list. See if you can guess the first entry.Continue reading “Matt’s Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2020”