Are you trying to see as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible? First, make sure you've downloaded and printed out my checklist and voted on my Oscar ballot for a chance to win a Samsung TV (and here's where you can print out your own). Then, I'd like to see which of the best picture nominees you guys have seen. Vote on each of the 10 films and let me know which ones you've already checked off your list!
Watch out, Jesse Eisenberg. You may have an Oscar nomination to your name, but a little boy is gunning for your job. The folks over at AOL have released a collection of videos featuring kids reenacting several Oscar best picture contenders. Among the selected films: The Social Network, 127 Hours, The King's Speech, Black Swan, and The Fighter (complete with unintelligible Boston accents, of course). The little clips are especially funny if you've seen all of the films, but even if you haven't, you'll still chuckle at the kids' cuteness. Take a look!
The Social Network
More videos spoofs after the jump.
If you're heading to theaters with loved ones over the holiday break, it's important to choose just the right film. After all, you wouldn't take your grandmother to see Black Swan, would you? That's why I've put together this handy guide to help ward off any potential movie mishaps. To find out which films best suit the various friends and family in your life, just keep reading!
Hollywood found drama everywhere in 2010: in families, fantasy, and even real-life stories. The best dramatic films of the year may have been heavy, but they were certainly entertaining, and will be remembered long after the year is over — especially when some of these run away with awards! But forget the statues for now; I want to know what you guys think. What's the best dramatic movie of the year?
Don't forget to vote on all of our Best of 2010 polls!
All the special effects of the futuristic Tron: Legacy were enough to lure audiences to the theaters. The sequel scored the top spot at the box office for its opening weekend, earning $43.6 million. Behind it was another newcomer, Yogi Bear, which took in $16.7 million. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was knocked from number one and slid to third place with $12.4 million.
The Fighter reaped the benefits of a wider release and many award nominations: the boxing film was boosted from 19th to fourth with $12.2 million. Meanwhile, The Tourist stumbled to fifth place with $8.7 million. New romantic comedy How Do You Know didn't receive a warm welcome: the Reese Witherspoon/Paul Rudd/Owen Wilson flick took in just $7.6 million.
This week's new movie releases run the gamut from total must sees to . . . not so much. Which should you spend your money on, and which should you save for a rental down the road? Check out our reviews of The Tourist, The Fighter, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader!
More of this week's video movie reviews after the jump.