The truth is that January and a majority of February are really about catching up on 2014 awards contenders. Hollywood knows it too, which is why January, especially, is considered a dumping ground for bad movies. Heck, that’s why last year I did my “Top 10 Movies of 2013″ list in January because I needed […]
Category: "Movie Previews"
Just when you think you’ve gotten away from Awards Season, it comes creeping right back. This year’s holiday movie slate has a ton of possible Oscar contenders with no clear favorites just yet, along with some big third installments in major movie franchises to balance out all the drama. Here are my 10 most anticipated […]
The dash to awards season has begun, signified by the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, which served as the debut of many of the films on my fall watch list. So it’s time to leave those summer blockbusters behind, because you won’t find many of them in this year’s fall […]
Normally you can feel the summer movie season coming in the weather, but sometimes online movie previews such as this — and a calendar — are much-needed proof that the season of the blockbuster is upon us.
You’ve probably already seen “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and if not, you’re still in luck. Thanks to awards season, plenty else is coming your way for the next five weeks to close out 2013 at the movies. Below I’ve listed the 10 films I’m most excited for that I believe will deliver, and six films […]
This summer gave us quite the array of entertainment, from sci-fi blockbusters to coming-of-age films, but now things shift toward the awards contenders. I know, it feels like the Oscars were last month, but if Movie Muse is your only source of film anything, then you likely actually do think it was last month given […]
There’s nothing quite like summer movie season to shake a hibernating movie blogger to the point where he must leave the cave.
They may be few, but this fall’s thrillers are most definitely noteworthy. There’s the fast-approaching cop film “End of Watch” this month, then “Precious” director Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy,” Ben Affleck’s “Argo” and the latest big-screen adventure for author James Patterson’s famous detective, Alex Cross.
With the fall festivals in high gear already, the fall can be so packed to the gills with quality indie options that you’re bound to miss a handful of good ones as the heavy Oscar contenders start to line up. Here are six extremely different indie options you might want to consider, and the obvious […]
I load up on two things come the holiday season: turkey, award-contending dramas and brisket. Okay … three things. 3/4 of the year I devote my time almost exclusively to films I hope will merely entertain me. From end of November through part of February, I try and make sure I’m getting in my regular […]
The good news (or bad depending on your tastes) is no romance this holiday season is coming with a hard Christmas angle. My list of five films (no. five is debatably in this category) contains a Shakespearean fantasy, a musical/dance film, an off-beat gay romance mixed with a conman comedy, a rom-com set during the […]
The action slate for the Holidays this year has only one sequel (“Harry Potter”) unless you could a sequel to a film made 28 years ago. That would be “Tron: Legacy,” perhaps the most intriguing film on this list (and the most daring). The other films are all originals in some way or another, but […]
I generally like to end these previews with comedy since there’s usually more comedies than any other genre each season. Laughter has a high place at the movies and that will never change. There’s no better way to feel you got your money’s worth in these days of high ticket prices than to at least […]
It’s no secret: summer is action movie season. Studios usually place all their action films in summer (and now spring) so that the dramas can begin to stroll in in the fall. Well, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some action films (and some thrillers) out there worth seeing. In fact, sometimes these are the best […]
If autumn has a favorite genre, it’s horror. Blockbuster action flicks have cooled down post-summer, dramas are a bit too far from Oscar-recognition time and comedies are spotty at best. Yet September/October is the time of year horror movies call home. At least one if not two horror films have great success at this time […]