Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener Written By: Billy Ray Directed By: Paul Greengrass Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, who survived a somali pirate attack on his ship, and wrote a book about it. That … Continue reading Captain Phillips
For me, here are what I consider to be the Top 10 most “shocking” snubs from the Oscar nominations; 1) Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)- Best Actress I think everyone was surprised that Thompson was the Actress who didn’t make … Continue reading Oscar Snubs?
Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave 2) Gravity 3) American Hustle 4) Her 5) Captain Phillips 6) The Wolf Of Wall Street 7) Nebraska 8) Dallas Buyers Club 9) Philomena I got 8/9. I picked Saving Mr Banks and … Continue reading Oscar Nominations Announced!
The Golden Globes SHUT OUT The Butler. Wow. Another surprise was no nomination for James Gandolfini, but they nominated Julia Louis Dreyfus anyway for Enough Said. Greta Gerwig snuck in a nomination. Idris Elba finally gets some recognition for Mandela. Best Drama 12 Years A Slave Captain Phillips Philomena Gravity Rush Best Comedy or Musical American Hustle Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska The Wolf Of Wall Street Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) Alexander Payne (Nebraska) David O’Russell (American Hustle) Best Actor In A Drama Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) … Continue reading Golden Globe Nominations (Film Categories)
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination … Continue reading Awards Watch: SAG Award Nominees (Movie Categories)
The Top 10 Films Of The Year (According to the American Film Institute) Are: 12 Years A Slave American Hustle Captain Phillips Fruitvale Station Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Saving Mr Banks The Wolf Of Wall Street Continue reading Awards Watch: AFI’s Top 10 Films Of The Year
The Best Man Holiday managed to gross 12.5 million on Friday, actually taking first place for the day. Thor grabbed 10.5 million. The two films will battle it out, neck and neck. I’m really surprised how much The Best Man … Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Best Man Holiday’ dramatically overperforms
1) Enders Game- 25M Weekend, 25M Total My gut instinct is that Enders Game is going to disappoint this weekend. Adobe started tracking social media responses to upcoming films, and singled Enders Game out as one of the films most … Continue reading Weekend Box Office Projections: Will ‘Free Birds’ Fly?
1) Bad Grandpa- 35M Weekend, 35M Total Entering into a rather serious Top 10 is Bad Grandpa, which is looking to draw in an underserved comedy audience. Specifically, the young male comedy audience. This strategy has worked well for the … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Bad Grandpa’ will make an impact
1) Gravity- 31M Weekend, 165M Total After dipping a mere 22% last week, Gravity is actually gaining back some of the IMAX screens it lost to Captain Phillips. Another similar drop for Gravity should keep it firmly in first place. … Continue reading Box Office Predictions- 10/18/2013-10/20/2013
Here’s my second “power list rankings” of how films are tracking right now, and how I think the race is shaping up. Gravity and 12 Years A Slave are massive contenders right now. Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave … Continue reading Awards Watch- #2
1) Nebraska Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) returns with a film that was a huge hit at Cannes this year. Lead actor Bruce Dern even won an award there. With Will Forte in the cast, might he get a surprising Best Supporting Actor nomination? Or is Macgruber too much of a long shot? Nebraska features an aging alcoholic making a road trip with his son to claim a million dollar prize. Basically, the pundits agree that it is a strong contender for a Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay nomination. The wildcard here is Forte. 2) American Hustle Every once … Continue reading The Contenders: A Look At 5 Upcoming Oscar Hopefuls