1st Edition Of My Early Oscar Predictions

Hey all Oscar fans, I’ve decided to put out my early Oscar predictions after the reactions to the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. I’ve got the biggest major contenders being Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, and even the latest Toronto People’s Choice award winner, Three Billboards Outside […]

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Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! Proves To Polarize With Its Ambiguity

So many things to say about Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Mother!. First, I want to express that I really liked it. It’s scary, intense, emotional, frenetic, and ambiguous, which I think might be its greatest strength. For most of the film, it has rising and falling tension, but never becomes more than what the average […]

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Listmania – David Fincher Awards Edition

To put it simply, David Fincher is my all-time favorite movie director. I like how stylish his movies are, and how much detail he puts into them. You can tell how much he thinks about doing as best a job as possible, even to the point of shooting the same scene multiple times to get […]

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Masterpiece Memo: The Social Network

To begin with I think The Social Network is a masterpiece. It’s a film that I really love, and ever since I first saw it in January 2011, I always feel like it is an event to watch. There are not many films that I have felt this strongly about. Titanic is a film that […]

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Listmania: 5 Favorite Tim Burton Movies

#DirectorsWeekend – #TimBurton – Friday August 4th – Sunday August 6th Tim Burton is one of those directors to me where when I think of his movies, the first thoughts I have are of 1, how strange his movies are, and 2, how much he was great at genre movies. His movies might be strange, but […]

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Review: Dunkirk

USA Theatrical Release – July 21, 2017 Director – Christopher Nolan Screenplay – Christopher Nolan Synopsis – A retelling of the event in Dunkirk, France during World War II where 330,000 British soldiers were trapped on the beach and left (mostly) defenseless against the German army. STORY – I found the story to be extremely interesting. […]

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Review: The Big Sick

USA Theatrical Release – June 23, 2017 (Limited), July 14, 2017 (Wide) Director – Michael Showalter Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani Cast – Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Synopsis – Kumail Nanjiani deals with the ups and downs of his relationship with his girlfriend, when an unknown illness occurs and threatens […]

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Listmania – Al’s Best of 2017 (Jan-June)

It’s now July, and that means that the first half of the year is over. That also means that it’s time to look back at the movies I’ve seen so far and pick my favorites based on the main categories that I enjoy to award. I’ve only seen 15 movies, which is a pretty low […]

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Woo L.A. Bonus Podcast: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hey everybody, this is our bonus episode of the Write Out of LA Podcast that Jonathan, Eric, and I recorded where we discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all the different subjects that go with it.  We ended up with some sound issues due to being too far from the microphone and I tried cleaning […]

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Listmania: Al’s Top 5 Samuel L. Jackson Characters

Samuel L. Jackson is arguably the most badass character actor of all-time, and so many of his characters have been memed and parodied out of respect. He’s a Legend of Hollywood now, and is the highest grossing actor to ever grace the silver screen. He’s also become one of my favorite actors, and I still […]

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Listmania: Al’s Best of 2016 Awards

On the latest episode of the Woo L.A. Podcast, you can hear my picks for what I thought was the best in film of 2016. I waited until now to release these because I wanted to wait until I had a chance to see everything from last year. For these nominees and winners, I tried […]

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Listmania – Bouncing Out 5 Basketball Movies

NCAA Men’s Basketball Edition Can you feel it?? That’s March Madness, AKA, the NCAA basketball tournament. We’re down to the FINAL 4 this weekend, and we’ll know soon enough who’s gonna play in the championship game on Monday night. In the meantime, I decided it was time to rank my 5 favorite “basketball movies”, even […]

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Listmania: Top 5 Star Wars Movies

Listmania – Star Wars Edition I finally got a chance to see Rogue One, and I was inspired by it to rank my top 5 favorite Star Wars movies. Of the 8 so far, I think only episodes I and II are pretty unwatchable. All the rest are great and must-sees. This is a franchise […]

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Woo L.A. Podcast – Live Not At The Oscars

Hey everyone, Robin, Joel, Ryan, and I enjoyed doing the special podcast so much that we wanted to do another one during the Oscars. We Skyped for over 6 hours, and I decided to try something and cut it down to just under 2 hours (including the intro and outro song). Jonathan Holmes and my […]

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The Flicksation Podcast Movie Challenge

This past week, the guys at The Flicksation Podcast ranked their top 10 favorite movies of 2016. The type of movies they watch for the most part are different than the ones I watch, with a few exceptions. This year in an attempt to try and become a more versatile movie watcher, I want to challenge […]

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Al Robinson’s Oscars Predictions

Happy Oscars Day everybody!! These are my last minute predictions and I’ve been going back and forth on several categories all week. I made a couple changes specifically from the ones I made on the Flicksation Podcast episode (Oscar Pool Party), but for the sake of those picks, those are the ones I will be […]

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Listmania: Ranking Recent Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Friday night at work I was listening to the InSession Podcast (Episode 209; Bonus “And the Winner Is… Vol. 3”) and JD and Brendan were talking with Matt Neglia about the Academy Awards and their preferences of the Best Picture nominees from this year’s to 2008’s. It made me think about how I would rank […]

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Listmania: Al’s Happy Oscars Wins 2000-2015

I’ve been watching the Academy Awards since the 2001 ceremony when Gladiator beat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Traffic for Best Picture. Over the last 15 years not counting this year since it hasn’t happened yet, I’ve seen some really bad wins, like Crash winning Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain, and I’ve seen some really […]

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Oscars: If I Picked The Winners

Today is the last day for the Oscar voters to fill out their ballots, and I think it’s time to decide what I would vote for if I was filling out an Oscar ballot. These are not the same exact picks that I said on the podcast. Those are purely what I want to see […]

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Listmania: Al’s 5 Movies for President’s Day

Since this weekend is President’s Day weekend, I thought it would be time to look at and rank my 5 favorite movies that are about Presidents and/or take place in the White House.  I also want to take this opportunity to say that I’d take any of these presidents over the one we currently have.  […]

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