The Best Of 2021

With the Oscar’s swiftly approaching, and my Oscar final predictions released yesterday, it’s finally time to discuss who i think actually should have been nominated in the major categories, and who I would vote to win. This list will be completely different than the Oscar list, because I am just myself, I have no guild or board of people to mess up my nomination process, and my awards mean nothing. No actor is sitting out there waiting with bated breath to see if they will be included on Mac The Movieguy’s Best of 2021. Which is great for me, because … Continue reading The Best Of 2021

My Very Final Official Oscar Predictions

So for those of you movie loving folk out there doing Oscar pools, let me be your guide. or not. Do your thing. Maybe your shaman already told you who will win. But these are my predictions for the Oscars that are being presented on Sunday. Yes, this Sunday. BEST PICTURE: The Power Of The Dog Despite the internet Oscar experts shitting bricks after Coda won the PGA award in this category, I know it is used as a barometer for predicting the winner in this category, and to be fair, i think Coda is in the #2 spot. It’s … Continue reading My Very Final Official Oscar Predictions

Belfast

Starring: Jude hill, Caitrona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciarian Hines, and Lewis McAskie. Directed By: Kenneth Branagh Where I Watched It: Apple VOD English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: A young boy (Hill) grows up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during a very tumultuous time in the history of the country, based largely on director Kenneth Branagh’s childhood experiences. At the forefront of this film is a multigenerational family living with their own struggles amidst an ever growing world around them. What Works: You can tell that Branagh really is directing this extremely personal piece, because there’s so much … Continue reading Belfast

10 Actors/Actresses Who Didn’t Deserve Their Oscar Wins

As we march closer to the Oscars on Sunday, I thought it might be nice to post some lists about the Oscars. For this list, I just took all four acting categories, and picked the 10 people who I thought were the least deserving of their wins. I’ve seen nine of these ten performances. I tried only picking out roles that I had actually seen, but when I saw that Art Carney beat out some true heavy hitters, I had to include him on this list, especially given the general consensus that he probably shouldn’t have won that Oscar. I have two honorable mentions: Marisa Tomei for My Cousin Vinny and Jack Palance for City Slickers. I didn’t include them because I hadn’t seen enough of their competition to really make me feel like they robbed someone else more deserving of an Oscar.

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Golden Globe Nominations (Film Categories)

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)