BEST PICTURE:Probably the hardest to predict category, right now. You’re gonna find almost every Oscar specialist saying it’s between Boyhood and Birdman, along with a few reminding you that American Sniper could take it all, or that Whiplash might surprise … Continue reading My Oscar Predictions
Fifty Shades Of Grey is destined for a huge tumble in week 2. It’s a Valentines entry, and it’s poorly reviewed. Even audiences only gave it a C+ cinemascore, so we can’t expect much long term. A drop of at … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fifty Shades’ Of A Second Victory?
Oh yeah, I went there. Fifty Shades Of Grey did absurdly good, opening to 81.6M over three days for a 22,400 per screen average. It’s a shame it did so well, because no one will be talking about Kingsman, which … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades’ Beats The Competition Into Submission
Fifty Shades Of Grey has now put the February Box Office Record in its sights. It is aiming for the highest opening weekend of the month ever, a record currently held by The Passion Of The Christ at 83.8M. Will … Continue reading Early Box Office Projections: ‘Fifty Shades’ Of Box Office Records?
My gut instinct is that 60M is a lowball projection for 50 Shades of Grey. It’s a super-hyped film that has strong advance ticket sales, resulting even in some sold out showtimes already at theatres. So, while most people are … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fifty Shades’ Of Greatness?
Here are my Top 50 films of 2015. 50) Big Hero 6 49) Locke 48) Non Stop 47) Automata 46) Get On Up An interesting collection of five films. I’m sure Locke is a lot higher on other lists, but … Continue reading 2014 In Review: The Best Films Of The Year
10/11) Ben Affleck (Gone Girl)/Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) I realized I couldn’t drop either actor out of my Top 10. Both deserve to be recognized this year, so I have a Top 11 instead. The role in Gone Girl was tailor … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Actor
10) Ty Burrell (The Skeleton Twins) Hey, guess what? Ty Burrell can do serious stuff too! He blew my mind in just a few scenes in The Skeleton Twins. 9) Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) He doesn’t have nearly the big scenes … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Supporting Actor
10) Kim Dickens (Gone Girl) Kim Dickens whip smart cop investigating the disappearance/murder of a housewife is one of the best things about Gone Girl. She could have easily been overshadowed by Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and Carrie Coon, but … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Supporting Actress
I picked the 10 directors that I felt directly influenced their films with a unique definable style and expertise. 10) Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer) Clearly a breakthrough in directing. Snowpiercer is definitely memorable. It’s an original work, both in theme and … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Director
Best Cinematography 10) Divergent Not really a film that you’d expect to see on “year end” awards, but there’s something about “post apocalyptic worlds” that gives a boost to the cinematographer. So do “grand sweeping epics”. Usually we don’t talk … Continue reading 2014 In Review: Best Screenplay, Cinematography, and Visual Effects
ORIGINAL SONG Everything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie) Glory (Selma) Grateful (Beyond The Lights) I’m Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell) Lost Stars (Begin Again) BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes … Continue reading Oscar Nominees
I’ve been tracking this season on my Awards Tracker, but with the nominations coming tomorrow, I have to throw down my final “locks”. Who is in? Who is out? BEST PICTURE: Boyhood Birdman Gone Girl The Imitation Game Selma The … Continue reading Oscar Nominee Predictions
Best Motion Picture: Drama Nominees: Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything Will Win: Boyhood The Globes could go 100% unpredictable and throw support to either The Imitation Game or Selma, and help make the real Best … Continue reading Golden Globe Predictions (Film Categories)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Alex Lawther Directed By: Morten Tyldum That was a damn fine movie. I’ve still got a few well reviewed movies to see this … Continue reading The Imitation Game