The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Best Actress Winner

Best Actress Winner

Alright everyone… Our final acting MAJOR Award of 2012, the Leg Lamp for Best Actress. The actress in a leading role who submitted the best performance of the year!

The nominees are: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”, Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”, Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”, Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, and Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”.

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Click through to see which of these phenomenal actresses takes the title!

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The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees

Drum roll please. I proudly present to you the Best Actress Nominees for the 2012 MAJOR Awards! These are the five actresses who made the biggest impression in a starring role this year!

Click through to see who the nominees are!

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Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star as a couple of people with mental issues who meet and cautiously get to know each other. She’s an amateur dancer who plays on his obsession with his ex-wife in order to wrangle him into dancing with her in a local competition. Along the way, there’s romance, comedy, insanity, dancing, degenerate gambling, drunkenness, neighborhood disturbances, cops, fist fights…

A good time is guaranteed for all.

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The 2012 Holiday Movie Season Preview

Ok, folks, here we are! One of the major movie release seasons of the year is upon us, The Holiday Movie Season!

The Holidays started a little early this year, with “Skyfall” (undeniably a major release) opening in the first week of November. So we’re underway! Between now and the end of the year, we’ll see some of the biggest films on the 2012 docket get released, including the conclusion to the “Twilight” Saga, “The Hobbit”, and “Django Unchained”!

Click through to check out what the Holidays hold in store!

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The 2012 Fall Movie Preview – Part I

With this weekend’s release of “The Expendables 2″ and “ParaNorman”, the summer movie season is pretty much over. One weekend remains in August, and those movies wont have much room to run before school is back in session.

Nope, the season of the big blockbuster is behind us. It’s time to look ahead to the fall.

Not to despair, though, the fall brings sharp movies for the thinking movie fan. Movies which may have more selective box office appeal, but which may be some of the best movies all year.

So click through to take a look at the first part of this year’s fall preview. Today we’ll look at the last week of August, plus September, and then we’ll come back tomorrow with October and the first week of November. Together they’ll take us right up to the start of the Holiday movie season, and the November 9th release of Skyfall!

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!! – The Hunger Games

Boom! Another episode of (title pending) for your enjoyment! This time, we talk about – what else? – “The Hunger Games”!

It had a titanic opening weekend at the box office, and was really the only major new release. That’s ok, because Tank and I have you covered, putting the box office success it had into perspective, clearing up the comparisons between it and “Battle Royale”, talking about the book to movie comparisons, and of course, reviewing the film!

Then in this week’s “Extra Features”, we list some of our favorite battle scenes! It’s another awesome episode, check it out!!

You can download the episode directly here, or search for us on iTunes! If you do use iTunes, please take a moment and leave us a rating and a review! It helps us out a lot! A big thank you to Fredo and Brian (of Filmyarn.com and Dearfilm.net, respectively) who each left us a review in the past couple of days!

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The Hunger Games

Based on a novel by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” is the first of a planned trilogy of films revolving around a futuristic society that holds a televised annual celebration featuring children pitted against each other in a fight to the death.

Unfamiliar with the source material, and frankly, a little underwhelmed by the promotional campaigns (at least in proportion with the pre-release hype), I went in to “The Hunger Games” with little to no expectations.

I left highly enthused, though.

“The Hunger Games” is a gripping drama that builds a lavishly detailed setting, unfolds a clear and interesting narrative, gets you highly invested the protagonist, and then lets the games begin.

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Now Showing on Cable: “X-Men: First Class”

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Premiering this weekend on Cinemax was last year’s superhero epic, “X-Men: First Class”.

“First Class” was a prequel/reboot of the “X-Men” franchise, which offered us four movies of varying quality from 2000-2009. Recasting the lead roles, “First Class” turns back the clock to the 1960s, and tells the tale of the origin of the X-Men, the formation of the friendship between Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr, and their battle against Sebastian Shaw.

Released in a year which saw several high profile superhero movies, “X-Men: First Class” found a way to elevate itself above its contemporaries and surprisingly emerge as the best superhero flick of 2011.

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