Movie Power Rankings: Awards season peaks with Golden Globes and Oscars
The Movie Power Ranking committee is walking the red carpet this week as The Golden Globes are being given out on Sunday, and the Oscar nominations were revealed this past Thursday. The Globes get the edge this time around, thanks to the prospect of brainy class clowns Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the show. Who will win in the title bouts which include "Lincoln" vs. "Argo" and "Homeland" vs. "Newsroom"? Are you ready for a night when the worlds of movies and TV become one?
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1. Golden Globes (Last week: Not ranked)
Who will get lucky this year? The Globes will be handed out Sunday night.
2. Academy Awards (Last week: No. 5)
The Oscar nominations are in, and "Lincoln," "Life of Pi" and "Silver Linings Playbook" are the films to beat. Who got up early to hear Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce the nominees?
3. "Sin City 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
The sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's CG-noir boasts another devilishly good cast, now including newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin.
4. "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (Last week: Not ranked)
The umpteenth remake of the classic horror film carved up a meaty opening at the box office, and already looks to be spawning a sequel. Seconds, anyone? Co-star Trey Songz talks about the film here.
5. "Django Unchained" (Last week: No. 3)
Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-nominated western has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, beating out "Inglourious Basterds" as his biggest film yet. It may also be his bloodiest film yet.
6. "Star Wars" (Last week: No. 6)
The search for a director continues, as Guillermo del Toro is the latest name to be crossed off the list. Who will get the choice gig?
7. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (Last week: Not ranked)
The funny man's concert film is opening on Fourth of July weekend, opposite "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2." Will the comedian be laughing all the way to the bank, or get lost in the shuffle?
8. "Godzilla" (Last week: Not ranked)
Sony is committed to fast-tracking the monster mash movie and now "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson is in talks to join the reboot, although he probably won't be playing Godzilla.
9. "The Last Stand" (Last week: Not ranked)
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to leading man status with this new shoot 'em up. As part of the promotional campaign, HitFix's Drew McWeeny even got to ride in a tank with the man himself. Seriously.
10. "Side Effects" (Last week: Not ranked)
Steven Soderbergh's latest stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Channing Tatum in a tale about a dangerous new pharmaceutical. Sounds addictive. Watch the trailer here.
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2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
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