Tag: The Intouchables

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Tuesday Releases: Red Dawn & Wreck-It Ralph

MARCH 5TH, 2013 RED DAWN // Despite its growing unpopularity from critics, the “Red Dawn” remake is actually an entertaining, stand alone action film, which picks its moments with precision and executes them with style. With above average performances from Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, and Adrianne Palicki, there is an edge to this film that the original lacked. Reflecting many of the same beats … Read More Tuesday Releases: Red Dawn & Wreck-It Ralph

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Tuesday Releases: The Possession & Taken 2

JANUARY 15TH, 2013 THE PAPERBOY // Reminiscent of the punch provided by “The Killer Inside Me”, Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” places Zac Efron in a performance driven drama that forces him to prove his acting prowess, and he comes out the better for it. Still overshadowed by his acting counterparts, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cusack deliver extraordinary performances, all outside of their … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Possession & Taken 2

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

We’re down to 9 foreign language films vying for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature, which originally had seventy-one films. No surprises, seeing the two frontrunners, “Amour” and “The Intouchables”, making the final cut. It is just too bad “Rust and Bone” isn’t competing, as it was my favorite foreign film so far this year. Here’s the official list that will eventually … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Below is the initial list of Foreign Language films up for consideration for this year’s Academy Awards. There’s four I’ve actually heard of including “Amour”, from Austria, which appears to be a shoe-in for making the final cut, “Sister”, from Switzerland, which just hit theaters this past weekend, and “The Intouchables”, from France, which received favorable reviews … Read More Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards