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83’rd Oscar Predictions

February 27, 2011

From the psychosexual tension of Black Swan to the mind bending panache of Inception, 2010 was fraught with new takes on some old concepts. Tomorrow night the gold statuettes at the 83’rd Academy Awards will be handed out and the winners and losers of millions of office pools around the country will be determined. Throwing […]

Avatar Returns?

March 13, 2010

With its wildly successful theatrical run nearing its end, will Avatar be re-released in the summer? Possibly. At a Gabelli & Co investor’s conference IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond said that Cameron had about 40 minutes of additional material that didn’t make the theatrical cut. He also predicted a rerelease, which he said probably would occur in […]

A Laverne & Shirley Movie?

February 9, 2010

Though director Garry Marshall’s newest flick Valentine’s Day doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday, he’s already sharing his thoughts on a possible screen adaptation of the classic 76′-83 Laverne & Shirley tv series he helped create. The stars? None other then Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, who in addition to co-starring in VD have also struck […]

Christoph Waltz Deserves An Oscar Win

February 2, 2010

All the way back in September we here at The Media Crunch vouched for an early Oscar nomination for Christoph Waltz’s incredible performance in QT’s Inglorious Basterds. As the rest of ’09 flew by and more stellar performances were given (in particular, Stanley Tucci as George Harvey in The Lovely Bones) our position that Mr. Waltz deserved […]

2010 Oscar Nominations List

February 2, 2010

At 8:30AM this morning the list of nominees for the 82nd Oscars were revealed. Leading at the front of the pack is mega blockbuster Avatar with 9 nominations, followed closely by Quentin Tarantino’s magnificent film Inglorious Basterds with 8. The Hurt Locker, District 9 and Up were also best picture noms with a surprise twist added […]

2009: The Best of the Year

December 31, 2009

2009 marks the end of a decade filled with a cultural shift in terms of music, film and technology. Like other best of lists, this one compiles what TMC feels are the best releases in every category. Picks are selected on craftsmanship, ability and the potential they have to stand the test of time. All […]

Christoph Waltz Deserves an Oscar Nom

September 24, 2009

While the 82’nd Oscars won’t happen until March of next year, how can the Academy not take note of Christoph Waltz’s outstanding performance as Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s newest film Inglorious Basterds right now? The opening scene in which “the Jew Hunter” interrogates a farmer suspected of harbouring Jews while drinking a glass of […]

Woman Says She’ll Download Movie, Miramax Gives Her a Ticket

April 13, 2009

This almost sounds like a trap. since when does a movie studio give you a free ticket to see a movie you complained about not finding on a torrent? That was the case for a Twitterer by the name of omgamandaa who wanted to find a cam for the newly released “Adventureland” to no avail. […]

Weekend Box Office

April 12, 2009

It seems an odd choice to release a [purportedly] high profile movie like Hannah Montana on Easter Weekend, but Disney did it nonetheless. The film grossed a modest $34 million on its debut, with the new Fast & Furious flick coming in at second with another $28.7 million. Considering its budget, Fast and Furious has […]

Upcoming “Wolverine” Leaked, FBI On It

April 1, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which isn’t set to be released into theaters until May 1’st, was leaked today onto torrent sites. It’s not unusual for a timestamped, cammed or otherwise shoddy picture quality version of a film to be uploaded a week or two from release, the problem is that Wolverine is a workprint and its […]