When you’ve been doing something for close to nine decades, you’re bound to have an off year every once in awhile. And as the 88th Academy Awards approach, it’s easy to see that 2015 was one of those years. Aside from a few standouts (Spotlight, Inside Out, maybe a performance or two), there was a … More The 88th Academy Awards: An Off Year
Every year without fail, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences misses the mark when it comes to certain Oscar nominations. This is one person’s very small way of recognizing all the artists who should’ve been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. The rules are simple: honorees must not have been nominated for the … More The First Annual “Snub Award” Nominations
Last night’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards featured plenty of surprises, but unfortunately they were in all the wrong places. Meanwhile, categories or elements that could use freshening stayed the same. Here’s a breakdown of where this year’s ceremony missed the mark. 1. The Host The picture pretty much sums it up. Why was Ricky … More What the Golden Globes Got Wrong
Today is December 1st, which means just one more month of movies before the new year arrives. Here are the films getting the most buzz (though not necessarily worth seeing): 1. CHI-RAQ Release Date: December 4th (limited) Directed By: Spike Lee Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, John Cusack This is one of … More The Final Films of 2015
This weekend the latest James Bond film Spectre hits theaters, hoping to chase down the record set by the last installment, Skyfall. During an early press interview for the movie, Daniel Craig eloquently explained that he’d rather slit his wrists than film another Bond movie. He has since amended that comment, telling Today on Thursday … More Who Should Be the Next James Bond?
Brooklyn Release Date: Nov. 4th (limited) Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson Written By: Nick Hornby Brooklyn is an indie film about a young Irish immigrant (Ronan) finding her way in 1950’s Brooklyn. After finding love and success in New York City, she is faced with the decision of staying in the U.S. or returning to … More Nine Notable Films This November
Steve Jobs is an adaptation of the lengthy tome written by Walter Isaacson, which delves into the fascinating life of the man behind Apple. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), the film takes a unique approach by focusing solely on the product … More Steve Jobs: Film Review
Every year, the producers behind the Emmys, Globes, and Oscars ask the same question: who can we put on stage that will lead to better ratings (than last year, at least)? That question has been asked for close to a century now, and it’s been answered with varying degrees of success. For every 1990 Billy … More How to Pick Better Oscar Hosts