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Silence Is (Gonna Be) Golden: 2012 Oscar Predictions - "Pencils Down!" Edition PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:45

Uggie and Jean Dujardin in The Artist

[Author's note: Well, considering that these original Oscar predictions are in print, I guess I'm stuck with them, right? Au contraire! Over the 13 days since this article was originally published online, Hollywood's arts & crafts guilds announced their winners, the British Academy of Film & Television Awards (BAFTA) were handed out, and numerous prognosticators far more in-the-loop than I am have weighed in. And so I'm finally prepared to offer my absolute, final, turn-in-your-Oscar-pool-guesses-now choices, having changed my original guesses on a full seven of the 24 categories. My final picks, along with some commentary, follow the originally published predictions. And don't forget to follow my reactions to the ceremony at Twitter.com/MikeSchulzNow. Let's see how awful my spelling gets as the night rolls on and I get more and more dru- ... ! Um-m-m ... . More and more excited, I mean!]

After tying my personal best two years ago, when I guessed correctly in 18 of the 24 individual Academy Award races, I experienced a rather sizable setback in 2011, amassing only 13 right. How am I feeling about my predictions this year?

Well ... I’ve certainly felt worse.

 
The 2012 Academy Award Nominees PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:16

HugoWell, I have to hand it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: For all of the widespread grousing about its changing the rules regarding the Oscars’ Best Picture race for the second time in three years, they did manage to make this morning’s announcement of the 2012 Best Picture contenders exciting. And surprising. Very surprising.

 
Predicting the 2012 Academy Award Nominees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Thursday, 12 January 2012 13:19

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo in The ArtistAnother year; another set of Mike’s sure-to-be-off-the-mark-with-at-least-a-couple-choices-in-just-about-every-category Oscar predictions!

 
Sweet and Lowdown: Or, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mike Schulz’s Favorite Movies of 2011* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Sunday, 01 January 2012 06:01

If you will, please permit me a quick public apology before I expound on my 10 favorite movies of this past year:

Sorry, Muppets. If I hadn’t caught that out-of-town flick a week ago, you totally would’ve made the list. (Instead, you top the list of the 150 other 2011 movies I saw.)

 
... And "Jack & Jill" Came Tumbling After: 150 Movies Not on 2011's 10-Favorites List PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Sunday, 01 January 2012 06:00

The MuppetsEvery January, I share my numerical rankings of the 10 most enjoyable movies I saw during the previous year. I do not, however, share my numerical rankings of all the other titles I caught during those 12 months, as such a list would, I think, be hopelessly arbitrary, terribly self-indulgent, and something that only a person with too much time on his hands would attempt.

Let’s get cracking, shall we?

 
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