Monday, February 23, 2015

Lancelot Link Monday: And The Winners Are... THE SAME!!!!

Lancelot Link Monday! So I've been complaining for years that the Oscars are just a rerun of the Independent Spirit Awards, the way NBC cashed in on the SNL 40 show by rerunning it Friday. Hey, if we've seen the Spirit Awards, no reason at all to watch the Oscars. And finally, someone else noticed this and wrote a danged article about it (included in the links). We need some Oscar Reform on the double! Why can't we go back to the rules at the first Academy Awards and have one Best Picture for big glossy mainstream movies and one Best Picture for arty movies? That's they way they did it at the first Academy Awards! Let's do that again! While you're thinking about that, here are this week's links to some great screenwriting and film articles, plus some fun stuff that may be of interest to you. Brought to you by that suave and sophisticated secret agent...




Here are a dozen links plus this week's car chase...


1) Weekend Box Office Estimates:
1 Only Shades Of Grey............. $23,246,000
2 Kingsmen Trio................... $17,525,000
3 Spongebob 2..................... $15,500,000
4 McFarland (not Spanky)............ $11,315,000
5 The DUFF (not Howard)............ $11,025,000
6 American Sniper (not Graffiti).......$9,650,000
7 Hot Tub Time Machine 2........... $5,800,000
8 Jupiter Descending................ $3,660,000
9 Imitation.......................... $2,565,000
10 Paddington....................... $2,289,000


FIFTY SHADES fell 73 percent in it's seconds weekend, target audience having seen the movie rolled over and went to sleep... though it still did good business in 2nd place. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE without Cusack? Flopped. Folks, it's all about John Cusack!

2) Oscar Winners!

3) Independent Spirits Winners (how many are the same?)

4) Hey, Someone Else Asks If The Spirits And Oscars Are The Same Thing, So Why Watch The Oscars?

5) Round Up & Analysis Of 2014 Spec Sales.

6) Oscar Nominated Screenplays.

7) Michael Cimino on the Oscars and his career.

8) Awesome Grab Bag Of Film Stuff, from Wes Anderson's framing to Saul Bass titles to DON'T LOOK NOW's editing.
9) E.L. James wants to put the handcuffs and blindfold on Universal.

10) International Trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

11) MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 is shooting again...

12) Will Spielberg Direct New Indiana Jones Movie? Will he add a Nuke The Fridge scene?

And the Car Chase Of The Week:





Bill

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1 comment:

Sam T. said...

The ratings for Oscars have stagnated and going down. The media keeps blaming the host of the ceremony for this problem without addressing the root causes. As long as they keep popular mainstream movies out of the ceremony the ratings will keep going down.

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