‘Roma’ has a good chance for Oscar glory on Sunday

Award season spans over several months, with film festivals, the Golden Globes, the guild awards and other ceremonies taking place. All of it leads to one night, Oscar Sunday.

On Feb. 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best that the film industry had to offer last year, whether they be from Hollywood or indie corners. Of all the categories the Academy hands out gold trophies for, though, there is one that stands above the rest.

Best Picture.

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Top 10 Movies of 2018

The new year is here and with 2018 wrapped up, it’s time to take a look back at the best filmmakers had to offer the last 12 months.

Before getting into my top 10, though, here are some honorable mentions that didn’t make the cut.

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Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018

Like all years, Hollywood gives audiences movies that are good, OK and just downright bad. Here’s my take on the latter for the past year.

First up, here are few that didn’t make the cut:

  • Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Super Troopers 2
  • The Nun
  • Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom

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If award ceremonies were college bowl games

If one follows my twitter, they will soon learn that along with my appreciation for film, I also really enjoy sports, especially college football. I usually try to catch all the college football games and that definitely goes for the “bowl season,” a series of post-season competitions played by teams across the country who didn’t make the playoff.

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A decade at the theater: Reflecting on 10 years

The big “one-oh.”

I turned 30-years-old in May and started reviewing movies in September 2008. That’s a third of my life, and over that time I’ve reviewed more than 600 movies, some more memorable than others.

It’s been a journey that has involved changing websites. I actually wrote my first reviews on MySpace (yes, seriously), and after that site screwing up and losing an entire review I wrote, I decided to make a new web-page. My reviews were first hosted on the site Webs.com.

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2018 Summer Movie Awards

Summer 2018 is coming to a close and there were some really good flicks that came out in the past several months. However, these movies might not get recognition during award season.

Now, that could always change with the Academy’s supposed Popular Film category that’s right around the corner. But still, I like giving my own form of awards to the movies of summer.

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Fargo Film Festival 2016 Highlights

March 18

After a drive from Bemidji, Minn., through the rain and snow yesterday, I finally arrived in Fargo for the city’s 16th annual Film Festival.

Thursday marked the first time since 2012, during my last semester at Minnesota State University in Moorhead right across the Red River from Fargo, that I had gone to the festival and it was great to be back.

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2015 Summer Movie Awards

Best Movie
Ex Machina
There were some solid pictures that I reviewed from May through August like “Southpaw” and “Straight Outta Compton,” however, none were better than the sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina.” Director Alex Garland, with the help of great performances from Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander, was able to create a fantastic mind-bending story that keeps one guessing.

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Top 10 Comic Book Movie Weapons

10. The Batarang – Batman Films
Throughout all of the “Batman” films, a few gadgets have stayed consistent, one is the grappling hook that helps the caped crusader get from A to B, and the other is the Batarang. From the animated films to the Nolan-verse, these bat shaped weapons have been the Dark Knight’s main tool for taking down bad guys. Surprisingly, the Batarang acts less like a boomerang and more like a shuriken throwing star.

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