No major, mainstream movies are making the transition to home video this week, and that puts the spotlight on a clever foreign drama and a limited-release horror film.
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It’s another excellent week for home video with two Oscar nominees making their way to the small screen.
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have a remarkable track record for predicting future Oscar winners, and they air live tonight (Jan. 16) on The CW. Tune in at 8 p.m. PT/ET.
Because I have reviewed film in Nevada for a long time, I am a member of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, an organization that doles out awards every December. It’s great to be part of this organization because membership is relatively small, meaning everyone’s vote is important. Also, my fellow members are terrific. This week, we announced our award winners for 2013. Here’s a full list…
Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2013 Sierra Awards
“12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Home video releases typically slow during Christmas and New Year’s week, but the days leading up to the holidays are jam-packed. That means we have a host of newcomers this week, and they range from a new take on the Lone Ranger to a dark drama centered on child abduction.
Longtime readers know that I am a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), which hosts the nationally televised Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Each year, the BFCA (consisting of more than 280 television, radio and online critics) honors the best in film. Our nomination ballots were cast Friday and tallied over the weekend. That means the nominees represent a critical consensus from the group.
Next, BFCA members will vote for our favorites among these nominees. Winners will be crowned live Jan. 16 at our awards show in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast on The CW Network at 8 p.m. PT/ET.
Following is a complete list of nominees:
This week’s major home video releases include a thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson and a new adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved novels.
This week’s home video releases include a raucous teen comedy, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut and a fantasy project based on a classic fairy tale.
Some years, it’s a struggle to find 10 movies that feel like classics … movies that will still deserve praise a decade or more in the future. This was not one of those years. In fact, the trick for 2012, was weeding through the bumper crop of great films in an effort to find the year’s absolute best. For my top 10 of 2012, read THIS STORY that I wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal.