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James Cameron -vs- Ex-Mrs. Cameron

January 16, 2010 Bryce Zabel 2

Friday night in the Critics' Choice Awards, James Cameron's "Avatar" lost out to Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" in the BEST PICTURE category. Bigelow used to be married to Cameron. Ouch. It got a little […]

Beau’s Ten Best Films of the Past Ten Years

December 22, 2009 Beau DeMayo 5

The criteria I used is pretty simple: which films are not just good but really impacted the world of film? It’s relatively easy to make a film that entertains. And, in some ways, it’s even easier to make a film that does something “different” and “new.” But to make a film that both entertains and moves you, while advancing the art of filmmaking…that’s pretty hard. So let’s get this ball rolling as we reflect on a most eclectic period of film…

Help Us Crown a Christmas Smackdown Winner!

December 10, 2009 Bryce Zabel 1

Two years ago, we asked ten of our SmackRefs to each recommend a Christmas film that they have a special fondness for, something that can stand the test of repeat viewing. That poll turned out to be a squeaker with an unexpected winner when the nostalgia-rama “A Christmas Story” edged out traditional favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” with a strong third place by the relatively new “Love Actually.”

The Smackdown Polls Are Open!

October 25, 2008 Bryce Zabel 0

This just in:  Batman is kicking Spider-Man’s ass… The End of the World is too close to call… and the famous runner with the French name is in a dead heat with himself… We know, […]

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