Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oscar Nomination Predictions (as requested by nobody)

As usual, I'm ignoring the documentary, foreign film, and short film categories.

Best Picture
·       Boyhood
·       Birdman
·       Selma
·       The Imitation Game
·       Gone Girl
·       Whiplash
·       Foxcatcher
·       Grand Budapest Hotel
·       The Theory of Everything
·       Unbroken
Alternate: A Most Violent Year
Dark Horse: Nightcrawler
No Chance: Winter’s Tale

Friday, February 28, 2014

Obligatory Oscar Predictions

Best Picture
  • American Hustle
Best Director
  •  Alfonso Cuaron: Gravity
Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Cate Blanchett: Blue Jasmine
Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Matthew McConaughy: Dallas Buyer's Club
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Lupita Nyong'o: 12 Years a Slave 
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  •  Jared Leto: Dallas Buyer's Club
Best Original Screenplay
  • Her
Best Adapted Screenplay
  • 12 Years a Slave
Best Documentary (feature)
  • The Square
Best Animated Feature Film
  • Frozen
Best Foreign Language Film
  • The Hunt
Best Film Editing
  • Captain Philips
Best Production Design
  •  The Great Gatsby
Best Cinematography
  • Gravity
Best Costume
  • American Hustle
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Dallas Buyer's Club
Best Visual Effects
  • Gravity
Best Original Score
  • Steven Price: Gravity
Best Original Song
  • "Let it Go": Frozen 
Best Sound Mixing
  • Gravity
Best Sound Editing
  • Gravity
Best Short Film (live action)
  •  Helium
Best Documentary (short)
  • The Lady in Number 6
Best Short Film (animated)
  • Get a Horse

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Another Year, Another Round of Oscar Nominations Predictions

Best Picture:
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Gravity
  • Captain Phillips
  • American Hustle
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Lee Daniel's The Butler
  • Her
  • Dallas Buyer's Club
  • Blue Jasmine
    • Alternates: Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks, Fruitvale Station
    • It would be cool if this got picked: Frozen

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Early Oscar Nomination Predictions Because Why Not?

    Best Picture:  
    • 12 Years a Slave   
    • Gravity 
    • Captain Phillips 
    • Saving Mr. Banks 
    • The Wolf of Wall Street 
    • Nebraska 
    • Lee Daniels’ The Butler 
    • Inside Llewyn Davis American Hustle
    • Her 
    • Fruitvale Station
    Alternates: Inside Llewyn Davis, August: Osage County, Blue Jasmine
    Sleepers: Before Midnight, Philomena
    Dark Horse: The Place Beyond the Pines Frozen

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Should have just released a slideshow

    I know Bryan Singer has said that this is supposed to be a character trailer, and that the lack of action in this trailer is because of the unfinished visual effects, but several things:

    1.  The first minute of this trailer is almost entirely made up of characters standing still and either looking at the camera or looking at other characters.
           a. This is similar to the terrible Ender's Game teaser trailer.

    2. How can it be a character trailer when we learn almost nothing about a lot of the characters shown on screen?
           a. Does the marketing team really thing people are going to get SUPER EXCITED over a two second shot of Bishop looking at the camera while walking foward?

    3. If you can't put in a lot of action in your superhero movie trailer, why not make the trailer shorter? Shaving off thirty seconds would have been an improvement.

    4.  Hey, who wants to see a SUPER SERIOUS and DARK superhero movie?
        (not me)

    5. I know why Wolverine keeps being the main character of these movies ($$$$$$$$$$) but ugggggghhhhhh.

    6. When will trailer makers stop using Journey to the Line as trailer music?