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    Overdue: Greg P. Russell Looking to Sound Mix His Way to Oscar Podium

    The sound department seems to be the most egregious offender in terms of nominating overdue artists. Sound mixer Greg P. Russell is our latest craft person to be singled out. Despite 17 nominations, Russell has never made it up to the Oscar podium. The man has worked across all action genres, as well as select […] More

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    Top Ten Tuesday: Scenes of Destruction

    One of Hollywood’s favorite things to do is destroy cities and audiences tend to flock to movies to see the carnage that the movie industry can inflict on beloved landmarks and big metropolitan areas. With Godzilla coming out to wreak havoc on some of the biggest cities in the world, I decided to create a […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Editing

    And the Nominees Are: Drive The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Transformers: Dark of the Moon War Horse Just as my colleague and friend Mike Ward detailed the Best Sound Mixing race (the excellent write up can be found here), I’m diving right in and tackling the Best Sound Editing race. I know that […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Mixing

    The 2011 Nominees For Best Sound Mixing Are… • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO • HUGO • MONEYBALL • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON • WAR HORSE At my annual Oscar party, invariably some assemblage of attendees always ask questions such as “What is Cinematography?” “How do they judge Art Direction?” and a rather […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

    And the Nominees Are: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” Oscar scene: The climactic battle between Harry and Voldemort “Hugo” Oscar scene: The train crash “Real Steel” Oscar scene: The final robot boxing match “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Oscar scene: The apes rising “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Oscar scene: […] More

  • MPSE Sound Editors Nominees

    Thanks to Sasha Stone @ Awards Daily FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM Drive Fast Five The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Rise of the Planet of the Apes Super 8 Transformers: Dark of the Moon War Horse BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN […] More

  • Previewing the People’s Choice Awards

    The first major awards show of the season officially kicks off tonight with the 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards! For viewers watching at home, the show will air live East Coast Time at 9/8c on CBS. Luckily, I was able to grab tickets over a month in advance, and so I will be presenting the […] More

  • Box Office Final: “The Lion King” Roars Louder

    After actual counts were reported, “The Lion King 3D”outperformed estimates and eclipsed $30.2 million over the weekend, besting even the most ambitious of predictions and delivering the 4th largest September opening of all time.  With 4 wide-scale releases opening this past weekend, “The Lion King 3D” achieved its feat despite being booked at the fewest […] More

  • Transformers – Dark Of The Moon (*½)

    When a director admits that a film he made was “crap” or that the process in completing the film was “a BS way to make a movie…”, you kind of have to take notice. These words come from director Michael Bay and he was referring to 2009′s “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen”, one of the […] More

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    Sayonara, Summer!

    The Big Boys By Robert Hamer And so the summer flies by, and we Oscar prognosticators can steel ourselves for the “real” contenders to roll out over the fall and winter months.  But as we look forward to how this season shapes up, what can we take from this year’s summer slate?  What interesting events […] More