Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"        

Tag Archives: The Sixth Sense

The scariest movies ever nominated for Academy Awards

With Halloween being this coming weekend, I wanted to have a little fun here and talk about scary movies and Oscar. As a general rule, the Academy doesn’t go for horror, but they have occasionally slipped on in here and there. This year, there’s a fringe contender in It Follows[...]

The scariest movies ever nominated for an Academy Award

Since it’s Halloween (Happy Halloween everyone), I wanted to do something horror centric but also still relating to Oscar in some way. As such, I wanted to take a look at which scary movies, to one degree or another, were embraced by the Academy Awards. Ideally I’d have focused on[...]

What “The Sixth Sense” remakes have gotten wrong about its finale

HollywoodNews.com: With Dream House opening today, sans press screenings, audiences will get a chance to discover, if they choose, just how much of the film has been spoiled by the trailer. Early reviews indicate that the movie is both stunningly boring and basically a hodge-podge of classic twist ending[...]

The Top 10 Scariest Horror Films from the last 20 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The goal of this list is pretty simple. I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of seeing countless ‘scariest movies of all time’ lists every Halloween that basically include some combination of the same several movies. Among the movies that will not be on this list: “Psycho,”[...]

M. Night Shyamalan, at NY Comic Con, dives into “Unbreakable” sequel plans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s career has been a roller coaster ride since “The Sixth Sense” launched him into the stratosphere in 1999. Currently, he’s at the bottom of one of the ride’s assorted hills, but he might begin to climb soon enough. What contributed to the filmmaker’s decline? Well,[...]

2010 Summer movies brought box office surprises

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The biggest surprise of summer 2010 is how few surprises there really were. Most of the expected smash hits were smash hits, the expected under-performers underperformed, and the bigger films without studio support tanked. The more mainstream art-house cinema made money, while more challenging studio fare struggled.[...]

The Moments that Mattered: Summer Movies

HollywoodNews.com: We’ll see if my schedule allows me to do a compressive ‘end of summer’ box office wrap-up, but since summer 2010 doesn’t officially end until September 3rd, I figure I’ve got time. But for now, here is a rundown of the various scenes, performances, moments, and miscues that[...]

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Devil’ trailer laughed at in New York City

HollywoodNews.com: A trailer for director M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror production “Devil” was recently laughed at by a New York City audience. The trailer was attached to the “Inception” reels and on Friday night, the crowd at the 34th Street IMAX theater booed when the screen displayed “From the mind of[...]

‘Twilight’ dominates 4th of July holiday weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com” To the surprise of no one with a pulse, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse dominated the July 4th holiday weekend, as the third installment of the popular teen-lit romantic soap opera series (IE – Moody with a Chance of Vampires) debuted with $69 million over the Fri-Sun portion[...]

‘The Last Airbender’ contains few moments of grace within an inept story

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender contains a few moments of grace and visual wonder, moments that dare to show me something I’ve never seen onscreen before. It’s a shame that said beats are contained within a stunningly inept story. Apparently, based on the first season of[...]
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