Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
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The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its year-end best-of list, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook film The Social Network coming out on top -- just as it had in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>
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