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06 Dec 2011

Oscar Insight: Busy Bodies Buzz

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Welcome back to another season of Hollywood Briss’s Oscar Insight! It is once again that time of year when Hollywood’s best flicks take a three month trek in search for that glorious golden shower… of awards that is.
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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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26 Jan 2011

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – Oscar Nominations Insight

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And so it has come… and passed. The day of cinematic reckoning and a day full of British rejoice and fanboy tears. The day when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) reveal to the world, at the ridiculously early time of 5:00 a.m. PST, its nominees for this year’s Oscars. For people like me, it was quite a momentous occasion. For the rest of the world, it was simply another Tuesday.

So, before I go any further, click here for the complete list of nominees (some, not all, will be discussed below.) For my somewhat brief summary of all that happened up until the nominations, click here. Read more

26 Jan 2011

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – Oscar Insight Catch-up

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Wow. It’s hard to believe I’ve deprived my readers of some Oscar Insight for over a month now. A lot has changed since mid-December: There was that whole “New Year” thing, the Wolf Pack helped fight their hunger for awesomeness by winning their first bowl game in five years and my (yes my, though I am willing to share) Green Bay Packers are heading to Super Bowl XLV (WOOT!). And yes, some changes have occurred in the awards race as well. Let’s play some catch-up, shall we?
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11 Dec 2010

BLOG: Hollywood Briss – Oscar Insight, Week 3

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December truly is my favorite and least favorite time of year. It’s my favorite because some of the year’s best movies are released and critic groups are honoring said movies left and right. It is a movie geek’s paradise.

Sadly, my role as a student takes precedence over my movie geek/critic duties, forcing me to concentrate on these bloody finals (No, I haven’t seen “The King’s Speech” yet, but I am still in the mood to use British slang. “Big whoop, wanna fight about it?”); hence the least favorite time. Read more