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Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 3

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We are eight days from the announcement of the 5th recipient of the KT Reader’s Award for FIlm of the Year.  Rogue One is still atop the poll, but it’s comfortable lead has turned into a five-film scrap as Deadpool had a big surge this week and moved into third place behind the Star Wars spinoff and La La Land.  The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War are tied behind them to round out the top five.  Hidden Figures became the 11th different film to receive a vote for Best Picture in this wildly deep year for films, leaving only four nominees without at least one vote.  This is going to come down to the wire.  Deadpool’s surge completely changed lead margins for Rogue One, and we’ll see if the leader from the beginning, can hold on for one more weak or if last-minute voting will see another film take the prize.  This is going to be the last update.  Saturday, February 25th will see the announcement of the Community’s pick, and next week will also bring the site’s annual Oscar therapy alternative: The Renaissance Film Awards.  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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The 10 Best Character Entrances of All-Time

If you’ve spent any time on YouTube at all, you know people are desperate for subscribers.  The last 10-30 seconds of almost any YouTube video are a needy cry for help from whatever channel you’re watching, but if you’re a movie fan, and you want consistently awesome and inventive lists, you need to subscribe to CineFix.  They turn out random Top….Whatever lists on a regular basis and they’ve come up with some great ones.  This particular one highlights the best character introductions; the first time you see a character onscreen and know they will dominate the film and fill your mind with catchphrases for years to come.  I liked this idea so much, I will not actually watch their video until after I publish this post because I made my own top 10 list below based off the same idea.  So if they copy my ideas, it’s certainly not my fault. Continue reading The 10 Best Character Entrances of All-Time

Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 2

Well, halfway into KT’s 5th Annual Poll for Film of the Year and Rogue One’s comfortable early lead has turned into a four-way race for the top spot.  Rogue One is still in the lead, but only just, holding off La La Land by a few percentage points, and Captain America: Civil War and Disney’s The Jungle Book aren’t far behind.  In all, 10 of the 15 nominees have received Best Picture votes showing what kind of year 2016 was at the movies.  As more people see La La Land, will it be able to eclipse the Star Wars spin-off or will one of Disney’s OTHER huge films from last year come racing to the front of the pack?  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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Rogue One’s Original Ending Explained

The Final Frontier has gone through and compiled a detailed  look at what the reshoots actually changed in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The film is a perfect example of dramatic reshoots improving a film and not being the knell of doom they’re usually viewed as (though I still think the first act in Jedha is a little choppy).  Going through the scenes we all thought we were getting from the trailers that never appeared in the film, the video offers a lot of great insight on what was a cut and what was never intended to be in the film in the first place.  One thing I found interesting was that I assumed that the decision to kill the whole team (no, I didn’t put a spoiler warning on it because you’re a putz if you haven’t seen it by now) had been a part of the reshoots, but Lucasfilm authorized that before filming began. HOW the team perished though was a large part of the reshoots.  Check it out while we wait to hear the details of what will be on the Rogue One Blu Ray and when we can expect it.
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Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 1

Well, one week into KT’s 5th Annual Poll for Film of the Year and one thing is clear: a lot of great movies came out last year.  Rogue One is in the lead, but behind it is a seven-way tie for second.  Will the first Star Wars spin-off hold on and give us a second SW winner in two years, or will it be overtaken by the others.  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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