More Oscar foreplay, anyone?
Is it me or does it seem like anybody and everybody has been lining up to crow about what they think the best movies of 2012 were?
Let’s see, there’s the Critics Choice, Golden Globes, even the MTV Movie Awards.
Did I forget to mention the Kansas City Film Critics Circle and Bollywood’s Asian Film Awards?
And the one that actually matters, The Oscars.
While that may seem like a lot to love for everyday, average moviegoers, it’s not nearly enough for the film fanboys at CinemaKC. a local movie schmooze site.
Not even close.
To that end, the name of CinemaKC’s game is “Critics vs. Oscars Free-For-All” and goes down this coming Wednesday, evening January 23rd at the Screenland Crossroads.
Cinema KC has lined up a dozen or so area film critics (and characters), including longtime Kansas City Star entertainment hired gun Brian McTavish to kill a few hours talking about – wait for it – movie awards.
“We’re going to get some of the big time critics together and show maybe 20 movie trailers,” McTavish says. “It’s a Trailer Show.”
The idea being, beat the Oscars to the punch, raise a few bucks for Cinema KC, pound some cocktails and have a rollicking good time.
“It’s a two-part show,” McTavish says. “The first part is the trailer show and that lasts between an hour and 90 minutes. And you know, people can sit there and let the Hollywood magic wash over them.
“Then the critics will go down to the front of the theater and make their predictions of who they think will win and then who they think should win – it’s called a free-for-all for a reason – and the audience will be allowed to ask questions. It’s guaranteed excitement for Oscar fans.”
Throw in a one hour, pre-event cocktail wilding at 6 p.m., more booze during the program and the break between the trailers and critics gang-bang and, “God knows when we’re going to get out of there,” McTavish quips. “But we’ll have a ball – it’ll be an opinion fest.”
For the measly sum of a $10 donation plus cash bar.
“I’m the moderator, so I’ll be moving things along,” McTavish says. “And before the Best Picture Award we’re going to show scenes from each of the nine nominated films.”
Oh yeah, and prizes like cinema paraphernalia and movie passes. Not to mention critics that include KCC‘s Jack Poessiger, KC Library filmie Robert Butler, Fox 4’s Shawn Edwards and KC Star reviewers Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby.
For more information check out Cinema KC’s website.