Archive for September, 2011

22 Sep 2011

Hollywood Briss: The Best and Worst of Summer 2011 Movies

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Four years. In that time, an African American was elected president, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber became the most popular people on Facebook and a baby biting his brother’s finger became the most viewed home-video on YouTube. A few other events of lesser and greater importance happened as well; one of which includes myself covering/reviewing well over 100 movies during my time at the University of Nevada, Reno (importance to be determined by you, the reader).

So in my final semester, don’t expect much to change in the form of my ever-so-questionable opinions on film and the Hollywood industry. I still hate the new direction of the Bond franchise, think that 2/3 “Twilight” films are good and believe Quentin Tarantino is a pompous prick whose movies are overrated and pretentious.

With that off my chest, let me welcome you back to Hollywood Briss, with a look at the best and worst that theaters had to offer in the summer of 2011.

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22 Sep 2011

So the Oscars changed the Best Picture nomination rules again. Who cares?

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Relevance is a fleeting term to the Academy

Most people are not comfortable with change. Consistency means reliability and assurance. If the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is one thing, it is not consistent. In fact, they are actually quite fickle.

This can be seen in their latest change to the Best Picture nomination process. Just two years after changing the rules to allow 10 movies to be nominated, the group has once again altered the process to allow anywhere from 5 to 10 nominees each year. Basically, instead of the top 10 vote getters receiving a nomination, a film has to have at least 5 percent of the first place votes to be recognized.
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