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Moviepie Musings

Where to begin with 2020? Way back in February when I saw Harrison Ford’s CGI-rific version of The Call of the Wild, there is no way I would have known that it was the last new movie I’d see in a thea…
Hollywood continues to be stuck in a rut of throwing money at the tried and true. More sequels! More reboots! We are getting painstaking "live action" remakes that are technically dazzling, but lackin…
February 25, 2019--Well, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that the Oscars survived intact this year. With no host, and trying to scramble up from last year's all-time low ratings, the Academy Awa…
As we come to the end of a year that was particularly vicious in the world and in the media, it makes sense that we've been rushing to the movies for escapism. Apparently speaking to a need, superhero…
March 5, 2018--Well everyone, it's a wrap! Thank goodness for everyone (except maybe the ratings) that there wasn't another Oscar-level flub with an envelope mix-up like last year. The rather uneventf…
Wow, 2017 was exhausting, wasn't it? With a news cycle on hyperspeed and worldwide tensions amped up to nerve-wracking levels, it is unsurprising that we wanted to escape to the movies. Movies looking…
The Hollywood film industry seems to be fighting a losing battle against home entertainment. Not only are the big studios running of ideas, movie-wise (the 2017 summer movie season was down almost 15%…
February 26, 2017--In the beginning, all that could be talked about was how many awards would La La Land end up with at the end of the evening. With an amazing 14 nominations, the love letter to Holly…
2016 will go down as a rollercoaster, shit-show of a year, whether in regards to the never-ending horrific headlines of violence both at home and abroad, to the astonishing year in politics, to the pu…
The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced January 22nd, 2016, with a slew of nominations being thrown the direction of two burly films: the harrowing, brutal survival tale The Revenan…
In a world of superheroes and sequels, sometimes it is hard to find greatness at the movies (especially when television is so good these days). Also, it was hard to match the stellar quality of films …
December 1, 2015 -- First ones out of the gate for the year-end lists, and the National Board of Review has a few surprised up their sleeves, giving their top award to the action-o-rific Mad Mad: Fury…