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The Evolution of Cinematter: July 1995 – Website created (at Texas Metronet) originally titled Shreck’s Cinema Originally composed of two text-only pages: One page of summary/reviews for 1995 movies, and one page of coming attractions. July 1995 – Added additional … Continue reading

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The Backlash Against Episode One, Part II

Part 2 WARNING…There are some minor spoilers posted in the text of this article. If you wish to keep your Star Wars viewing completely pristine, turn back now! While in Part I of this article, I discussed the upcoming backlash … Continue reading

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The Most Anticipated Event of the Year: The Backlash Against Episode One

At the time I am writing this, there are still eight weeks until the premiere of the year’s most anticipated movie, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace. Despite high degrees of secrecy, the entire plot is freely available … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early! – Oscar Predictions for 1999

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the Oscars! There may be very little chance of being accurate (I mean, at this point last year who would have picked the Paltrow-Benigni-Dench-Coburn combo?), but it’s fun to speculate. Last year … Continue reading

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Academy Award Nominations and Commentary

The 1998 Academy Award Nominations were announced this morning. I have included them here, along with my predictions and comments. Best Picture Elizabeth Life is Beautiful Shakespeare in Love Saving Private Ryan The Thin Red Line The top category comes … Continue reading

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The Best of 1998

Well, it’s that time again…time to reflect on the year gone by, and to celebrate the best of 1998. Here are my picks for the best movies and performances of the past year: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Runner Up – Nigel … Continue reading

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Fall Preview

Well, it’s that time of the year again. The summer film season has ground to a halt, and the months ahead are packed with the studios’ best hopes for Oscar glory (as well as a few holiday treats). What follows … Continue reading

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Summer Preview

Summer is almost upon us, and it is time for an examination of that most reverent of summer passtimes: the Summer Event Movie Extravaganza!!! Never known to be a bastion of quality, at least the summer fare promises to entertain, … Continue reading

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Academy Award Nominations and Commentary

The 1997 Academy Award Nominations were announced this morning. I have included them here, along with my predictions and comments. Best Picture As Good As It Gets The Full Monty Good Will Hunting L.A. Confidential Titanic Can there be any … Continue reading

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Preview of 1998

What to Look Forward to in 1998 The following is a list of the top thirty movies that I am looking forward to the most in 1998. That doesn’t mean that they will all necessarily be good, or (in some … Continue reading

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