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Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the business -- we all know that stars and movies get snubbed or overlooked all the time.
What's worse is when we look back at what did win, and shake our heads in confusion and disbelief. So, with the 89th Academy Awards just around the corner, let's take a look back over the show's illustrious history at a few times the Academy voters clearly made a mistake.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
1. How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942
20th Century Fox
Disney’s new version of Beauty and the Beast is on track to make a lot of dough. Shocking, I know. Tracking indicates Bill Condon‘s (Gods and Monsters) musical is going to make $120 million its opening weekend, but Disney is more conservative with their estimate. Below, learn more about the damage Beauty and the Beast is expected to cause at the box-office. […]
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- Jack Giroux
This summer, The Mummy is back for an all-new adventure that is primed to unlock a whole new world of Gods and Monsters for fans worldwide as Universal attempts to relaunch their classic Monsters universe - which is widely remembered as the first shared cinematic universe in history. Universal has been highly secretive about their upcoming project, having only released a teaser trailer and an awesome behind-the-scenes featurette so far, which shouldn't be all that surprising considering the film is still around four months out. Also, with the impending release of The Fate of the Furious in April, it's probably a safe bet to assume that the studio is holding back the real goods (as in a new theatrical trailer) for when that blockbuster franchise makes its gargantuan return to theaters. In the meantime, Funko has kicked off some of the early promotions with the unveiling of their upcoming line of The Mummy Pop! »
Raising Cain, 1992.
Directed by Brian De Palma.
The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.
Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.
- Amie Cranswick
Anghus Houvouras on the Marvel Cinematic Universe putting moments ahead of character motivation…
I recently watched Captain America: Civil War again on Netflix. As pure pulpy popcorn picturesque entertainment goes, it’s a harmless romp. Over the last 18 months I’ve kind of cooled on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a lot of fellow fans and writers ask ‘why?’ So I’ve attempted to dig deep and articulate what about the Marvel movies is leaving me ambivalent.
The most salient example I could think of involved Ant-Man.
Ask yourself this question: What was Scott Lang’s character arc in Ant-Man?
Scott Lang was a noble guy who paid the price for trying to expose corruption. Because of his overzealous nature and lack of consideration for the consequences of his actions, he ends up in prison and loses the thing most important to him; his family. He works hard to redeem »
- Anghus Houvouras
5 items from 2017
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