Archive for November, 2010

27 Nov 2010

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – Oscar Insight, Week 1

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Welcome to Oscar Insight with Hollywood Briss: the only blog dedicated to one film geek’s obsession of tracking others’ obsessions of handing out awards. Sounds kinda egotistical, doesn’t it?

Well, I’m shooting for informational over egotistical in that many people are unaware of 90% of the awards given out during Hollywood’s award season. The season begins this Thursday when the National Board of Review (NBR) hands out their annual accolades. Though NBR’s significance in the race is debatable (they are self described as “a select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts, academics, film professionals, and students”), their top ten films of the year usually give pundits a clue to what to watch for over the next few months. Read more

20 Nov 2010

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – A Deathly Tease

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Hollywood’s holiday season has officially begun. Sure, “Megamind” and “Due Date” are decent sized hits, but it took a little magic to truly reinvigorate the box office this weekend. And when I say magic, I mean a built-in fan base that was predicted to deliver one of the year’s biggest opening weekends in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” The $61.5 million opening day was the 5th biggest day ever and projections estimate a $125 million weekend. While that is pretty huge, it is actually less than “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s” opening five years ago, when adjusted for inflation. Read more

07 Nov 2010

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – Checking Myself Before Wrecking Myself

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Now that Halloween and scary movie season is over, it’s time to get back to watching movies from my favorite (and sometimes least favorite) genre: comedy.

I’m KISSing (Keep It Simple Stupid) it this week in “Hollywood Briss” with just a couple reviews of movies that exemplify why I have this love/hate relationship with comedies.

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