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Year in Review: Best Adapted Screenplays of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012Finally, we get into the more “legitimate” awards area with the best adapted screenplays. This category recognizes screenwriters who have crafted a script written exclusively for a film, but is based on a different source material, such as a novel, theatrical production or TV show. This is the hardest category for me to critique since I have no screenwriting experience and have not read the scripts for the films (which can usually be found online once a movie is out). However, I have seen each film and have kept in mind some of the basics of a strong screenplay when critically evaluating them. Contrary to common understanding, a screenplay is much more than dialogue. Continue reading

Year in Review: Best Villains of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012This is the other category that the higher-ups in Hollywood don’t really pay much mind to. However, the villain is such an integral part of any action movie that it almost seems a sin to not acknowledge their importance in the films of 2012. Especially in this age of cable television filled with morally ambiguous anti-heroes (Walter White, Dexter Morgan, Don Draper), I found myself craving a pure-blooded villain with only hate and destruction in his (or her) heart. Thankfully we got some good ones this year!
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Year in Review: Best Bromances of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012Lets start off the end-of-year movie madness with the lightest and most fun category: Best Bromances. While the Academy of Motion Pictures and virtually every other established film criticism group or professional guild does not acknowledge this culturally popular category, I have chosen to embrace the brotherly love between the male characters in our mostly patriarchal on-screen society. It is always nice to see two males cut the macho bull crap and work/live together in codependency. Now lets see what dynamic duos captured our hearts and brought the laughs this past year. Continue reading