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The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks, Part II

By at February 26, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 2 Comments

The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks, Part II

Well, Lobby readers, it's been a month since we over-confidently shared our first set of 2012 Academy Award predictions. With the big shindig coming up today, we figured we'd best wrap it up fast. Like now. As a quick reminder, here's who we've already revealed as our picks to be Sunday night's lucky speechgivers: Best Picture: The Artist Best Actor: George more...

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The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks Are Right Here. You’re Welcome.

By at January 30, 2012 | 10:36 pm | 3 Comments

The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks Are Right Here. You’re Welcome.

What's a prediction without some overconfidence? Well, 2012 appears to be the year when it's okay to be confident with your Oscar picks. Not only are the Academy's nominations about 99% predictable (and even obvious), but their path toward the winners seems well-paved and dotted with easy-to-read markers. This is a year of Hollywood being Hollywood, the industry showing more...

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Is 3D Ready To Grow Up?

By at January 18, 2012 | 11:58 pm | 1 Comments

Is 3D Ready To Grow Up?

With the 3D version of Beauty and the Beast doing well in U.S. theaters (as did Disney's recent 3D take on The Lion King), figuring out the real place for 3D in the film industry is not easy. We all know the lively debate that's been going on for years about the raging use of 3D in today's movies: Is it valuable or villainous? Great or gimmicky? For every elegant use of more...

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The Definitive Annual Critics Poll: The Best Films of 2011

By at January 5, 2012 | 2:25 am | 0 Comment

The Definitive Annual Critics Poll: The Best Films of 2011

If you're a Lobby reader, you may have already pored over my personal 10 Best Films of 2011 list (or not), and perhaps a list or two (or three) from some illustrious peers or critics groups. But our favorite year-end list is the one compiled annually by Indiewire, based on a poll of 168 critics. The knowledge and opinions of the reviewers involved are nothing to sneeze more...

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