Hello publicists, critics, loyal readers, and everyone else who can see this. At this time, the new Governing Committee are working with web designers to make a new, improved, better site for the Online Film Critics Society. With that, we are putting a halt on weekly updates. If there is a critic you want to keep tabs on in the meantime, you can see all of our members here. We are still very active on the site, just trying to make it more user-friendly, better for our members, and look fresh like it’s now a part of the 21st century. […]
This weekend, the 87th Academy Awards will be telecast around the world. Typically, we have an Awards Coverage section in our weekly Grab Bag Article. Today, we bring you all of those articles a whole five days early. Awards Coverage 2014 Oscar Predictions: Final Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s contributors put down their final predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. 87th Oscars: Oscar Guy’s Final Thoughts Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight Excerpt: Oscar Guy’s (Wesley Lovell’s) final fhoughts on the 87th Academy Awards. 87th Oscars: The Polls – Your Choices Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight Excerpt: You […]
The Los Angeles Press Club announced the nominees for the 4th Annual National Entertainment Awards. The OFCS’ own Mark Dujsik was nominated for Best Online Entertainment Critic for his website “Mark Reviews Movies.” Please find the official press release at the following link: http://lapressclub.org/hefner-to-be-interviewed-nej-finalists-announced/.
At 5:30 p.m. on a typical Spring Sunday afternoon, the residents of Joplin, Missouri were sitting down to family dinners. They were browsing for their next home improvement project at Home Depot. They were buying their groceries at Wal-Mart. They were seeking routine medical treatment at St. John’s Hospital. High School students had just graduated, ready to meet their future head-on. Within fifteen minutes, their lives would be inexorably changed. In the deadliest single tornado hit in the United States in nearly 60 years, over 117 unsuspecting people lost their lives and thousands lost their loved ones. It was the […]
The OFCS is delighted to announce that Mark H. Harris has been granted membership in the organization. Harris’s reviews appear at About.com: Horror & Suspense Movies and BlackHorrorMovies.com. Harris says: I shall strive to maintain the highest level of quality and professionalism possible — or at least as much as horror movies will allow. I’ve been critiquing horror movies for a couple of decades but only in the past few years have I discovered that I can make some semblance of a living off of what I would do for free. God bless the Internet! I hope that the OFCS […]
CNN.com/EW.com asks, “What happened to movies made for grown-ups?”: Give Robert Downey Jr. a glass of scotch and a suit made of metal, and lines will form around the block. But cast him as a newspaper columnist who befriends a cello-playing homeless man, and these days the only crowds gathering will be for the movie playing next door. Anne Thompson at Variety.com asks, “Are Boomers Abandoning Movies?”: The current climate of fear causes less risk-taking and variation, said Kennedy. “They’re all looking for the same thing. Tentpoles costing $150 to 200 million, formula pictures aimed at moviegoers 16 to 24, […]
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