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April Contest Details

22d ago ... Well I'm glad to say that April Fool's Day has come and gone and we didn't have to deal with an utter fiasco of prank stories on here. Gotta admit, I'm almost proud of how much more mature this community is than some. But enough with the pansy, feel-good stuff. That's not what y'all came here for, right? What you came here for is prizes. So let's get to it. We have a nice surprise for y'all...
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March Contest Winners

22d ago ... Congratulations to last month's winners, which you can find below. CONTRIBUTORS: Crazay ($75 Amazon gift card) RetrospectRealm ($50 Amazon gift card) COMMENTERS: Hergula ($50 Amazon gift card) LukeLAD ($50 Amazon gift card) CursedHero ($25 Amazon gift card) Defective Detective ($25 Amazon gift card) Soldierone ($25 Amazon gift card) Be sure to check this month's contests for mor...

Mirai Nikki Factual Review

31d ago ... Story Mirai Nikki is an anime that will creep you out in one way or another. The story is simple but gets surprisingly deep with tons of twists as well. The premise is that there’s 12 people who are selected by the god Deus to play a game, Deus is dying and must select someone to pass his powers of time and space onto someone, these 12 people must kill each other to become god. But here’s t...

The Two Sides of Reboots/Remakes

49d ago ... Introduction Okay! So first I’m going to give examples and then I’m going to explain at the end of both sides of the argument of reboots/remakes of movies and games. 2013 Tomb Raider The Tomb Raider reboot of 2013 is actually the second reboot of the franchise but is considered an entire retcon of the series since it’s a prequel and the title is just Tomb Raider. Anyway, the Tomb Raider...
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February Contest Winners

51d ago ... Well the results are in. Without further ado, you can check out the winners below. *****CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST***** 1st: Crazay 2nd: Retrospect Realm *****COMMENT LOTTERY***** 1st: Hergula 2nd: ------ 3rd: ironfist92 *****OSCAR PREDICTION***** And the big deal of the month...people did pretty darn well this year. We had several that correctly predicted 20+ of the 24 categories. In t...
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March Contest Details

52d ago ... Well awards season is over and we have our guide to the best movies from 2013. With so many award winners and nominees coming out on DVD (or having just recently come out on DVD), we're going to give people a chance to possibly catch up on some of those great movies they may have missed. Check below for this month's contest details. As for the winners for February's contests, I'll have those...
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Oscar Prediction Contest Week 3

60d ago ... With the Academy Awards just around the corner, here we are with the final round of categories to get your predictions in. PICTURE: American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Nebraska Philomena 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street DIRECTOR: David O Russell (American Hustle) Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Alexander Payne (Nebraska) Steve McQue...
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Oscar Prediction Contest Week 2

68d ago ... Welcome back for round 2 of the Oscar prediction contest. We'll skip all the hoopla and get right to it. ACTRESS: Amy Adams (American Hustle) Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) Sandra Bullock (Gravity) Judi Dench (Philomena) Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave...
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Oscar Prediction Contest Week 1

75d ago ... So, to make things a bit less tedious, I've decided to shorten this to just three weeks worth of splitting up the categories. Each week, I'll post a new set of categories and nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards. You're job, simply make a comment to make your predictions for the featured categories. At the end of the month, the person with the most accurate predictions will be crowned...
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Filmwatch Movie Awards Results

75d ago ... After taking what seemed like forever to tally up all the results, we finally have it. Awards for the people, voted on by you (the people)....the first ever Filmwatch Movie Awards!!! Lots of good choices. And we actually have several categories which results in a tie. Without further ado, here they are! BEST DRAMA: Gravity BEST COMEDY (3-way tie): We're the Millers Bad Grandpa This...
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January Contest Winners

75d ago ... Sorry for the delay, but it has taken a while to compile things (namely the movie awards) and I've been battling the flu. But finally we have the results in. That includes the first ever FilmWatch Movie Awards (which I'll post in a separate blog post). For the winners of January's contests though, check below. CONTRIBUTORS: Crazay $75 Amazon gift card RetrospectRealm $25 Amazon gift ca...
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February Contest Details

80d ago ... First off, I just want to point out that winners will be announced for January contests shortly (once I've had time to tally all the votes for the FilmWatch Movie Awards). In the meantime, I wanted to go ahead and at least get up the details for this month's contests. With us being in the middle of awards season, several big movies have been released on DVD and Blu-ray recently, including s...
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FilmWatch Movie Awards

109d ago ... Welcome to the first ever FilmWatch Movie Awards. In fact, we're going to include TV awards as well. We're not going to be limiting this in any way with predetermined nominees either. This is y'alls awards so it's all for y'all to determine. All I'm going to do is provide the categories, which you can find below. Then from there, you'll have all month to pick your best in each category. T...
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January Contest Details

109d ago ... Happy New Years to everyone! We're going to start the year off by spreading the love around some more, continuing last month's theme. On top of that, we'll be doing something we haven't done before. For the first time ever, we'll be creating the FilmWatch Movie Awards. Read below for more details. *****CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST***** As usual, top two contributors will get paid. 1st: $75 Amazon...
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December Winners

109d ago ... We're finally past the holidays and with that we have the winners for the month of December. Congratulations to everyone. *****CONTRIBUTOR WINNERS***** 1st Place: Crazay $75 Amazon gift card 2nd Place: Retrospect Realm $50 Amazon gift card *****COMMENT LOTTERY***** All winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card aDDicteD CursedHero blackwyvere *****BLOG CONTEST***** StarWarsFa...

Hollywood Film Genres

114d ago ... Hоw iѕ a Hоllуwооd film genre created, аnd whо сrеаtеѕ it? Thе answer iѕ rеаllу quitе unсоmрliсаtеd. There аrе twо сrеаtоrѕ оf film gеnrе; thе аudiеnсе аnd thе ѕtudiо. Whilе рорulаr forms of genre еntеrtаinmеnt hаd аlrеаdу existed in fiсtiоn and thеаtеr, it was the film induѕtrу that brоught thiѕ tуре of entertainment tо itѕ реаk. In the еаrlу days of mоtiоn рiсturе production mоviе studios wоu...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

114d ago ... As I’m sure the rest of the world already knows, making the film adaptations for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was kind of a big deal in both its scope and daring. Pouring in millions upon millions of dollars into a group of motion pictures with a director whose previous work was probably unknown to the mainstream audience takes a lot of nerve for a publisher. To see said film trilogy get suc...

For Your Consideration

130d ago ... We all heard it early on as if it was gospel. 12 YEARS A SLAVE is the one to beat. It’s going to be 12 YEARS A SLAVE. You know what: 12 YEARS A SLAVE is taking all the awards. But allow me to go against the bandwagon of 12 YEARS A SLAVE. And I’ll tell you why. The topic of slavery isn't something fresh. Calm down, Spike Lee: I don’t mean to negate slavery into an empty genre as if turning it in...
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December Contest Details

140d ago ... With Christmas right around the corner, we're ready to get in the spirit here on Filmwatch. That spirit being the spirit of giving. We're looking to stretch things out to spread the Christmas joy around here. *****CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST***** 1st place: $75 Amazon gift card 2nd place: $25 Amazon gift card *****COMMENT LOTTERY***** Typical setup here. Be one of the top 15 commenters for th...
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November Winners

140d ago ... Apologies for this being a bit late. But we have the winners for last month in now. You can check out the list below. Congratulations to all. CONTRIBUTORS: 1st: Crazay ($75 gift card) 2nd: RetrospectRealm ($25 gift card) COMMENT LOTTERY: SoldierOne Again, congrats to all and check out this month's contests: http://filmwatch.com/user/blogpost/jl/524524
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