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Critic's Corner: Oscar Nominees 2014: The Snubs

Critic’s Corner: Oscar Nominees 2014: The Snubs

January 20, 2014

Because I don’t have a life, I’m pretty upset about some of the Academy’s major lapses in judgment this awards season—so...

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Critic’s Corner: The Love Affair with ‘Her’

January 15, 2014

When I got my first iPhone, we experienced quite a honeymoon period. I found any excuse I could to interact with the bright and...

Critic’s Corner: The 2014 Golden Globes’ Most Awkward Moments

Kellie Cox, Author

January 13, 2014

Jacqueline Bisset’s acceptance speech Now I have not seen “Dancing on the Edge” and cannot speak to Bisset’s performance in the miniseries—I can, however, speak to Bisset’s unreal performance at the Globes. The woman, with her melodramatic expression and weird speech, managed to both steal the show and make the nation as uncomfortable as humanly pos...

Lionsgate Entertainment

Critic’s Corner: ‘Catching Fire’ Kills It

November 25, 2013

Pardon my language, but “Catching Fire” is f***ing amazing. And this is coming from an avid fan of the books. The much-awaited...

Critic’s Corner: Prepare for ‘Catching Fire’ Like a True Victor

Kellie Cox, Author

November 21, 2013

Tonight is the night—the premiere of “Catching Fire”—and self-respecting “Hunger Games” fans should be chomping at the bit to see this movie. Spend the day mentally, physically and emotionally preparing for the much-anticipated release with the following tips. When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll be ready to fight your way into the...

Critic’s Corner: Winter Movie Round-Up

Kellie Cox, Author

November 18, 2013

The winter season is oftentimes the best season for film—the Oscars are near and cold temperatures are driving people into warm movie theaters on lazy Sundays. Below are nine of the most intriguing films of the season or, at least, nine films I think are intriguing. Out of the Furnace Directed by “Crazy Heart’s” Scott Cooper, “Out of...

The Fight For Inclusion

Kellie Cox, Author

November 13, 2013

I am a non-Catholic, non-religious student at a Jesuit university. When I applied for schools, I worried I wouldn’t fit in at Seattle University because of my religious affiliation, or lack thereof. In some ways, that has been true. I sing religious hymns at Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Seattle U choir every year. I edit Spectator stories about...

Universal Studios

Critic’s Corner: Awkward Love Scenes

November 11, 2013

Because I just can’t get over how much I hated “The Counselor”—and because I can’t wipe the image of Cameron Diaz having...

Blumhouse Productions

Critic’s Corner: Film News Bites

November 7, 2013

Walt Disney to Hold Open Auditions for “Star Wars Episode VII” Lucasfilm The Walt Disney Company posted a vague ope...

Critic’s Corner: Scott and McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Disappoints

Kellie Cox, Author

November 4, 2013

Despite an impressive cast, Oscar-winning director and Pulitzer-winning screenwriter, “The Counselor” is--to be frank--a festering trash heap of a film. Director Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Alien”) and novelist Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men,” “The Road”), who teamed up to tackle a suspense-thriller about the devastating...

Critic’s Corner: The 15 Scariest Faces in Film History (SPOILER ALERT)

Kellie Cox, Author

October 31, 2013

To mark my favorite holiday, I give you my weirdest post yet. While you party (or don’t party) on this eerie Hallow’s Eve, may the faces below stay burned into your retinas. Remember—it is because of fine people like these that Halloween exists. Bless them. DISCLAIMER: This list is not for readers with faint hearts or weak constitutions. ...

Critic’s Corner: Film News Bites

Kellie Cox, Author

October 24, 2013

On this fine Thursday, I give you a selection of very abbreviated film industry news for your edification. Thor UK Premiere Paramount Pictures “Thor: The Dark World” premiered in the UK yesterday, which just gives me another excuse to berate Paramount—why, Paramount, why? The first “Thor” was awful, so why would you ever make a secon...

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