2016 may be an even more interesting year for the movie industry. We dive deeper into the “Star Wars” franchise, we expand the “Star Trek” and “Harry Potter” franchises and DC Comics arrives super late to the comic book adaptation game.
Some of these films make my top 10, but not all of them. I’ve notably excluded “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” because I’m really not excited for it. I’m also not particularly excited for any Marvel film (“Captain America,” “Deadpool,” “Doctor Strange”), not excited for many reboots such as “Ghostbusters,” and not really excited for sequels such as “Finding Dory” or “Zoolander 2,” even though both could turn out very good.
Here are my personal top 10 starting with some honorable mentions:
Honorable Mentions: Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Voyage of Time, Midnight Special, The Jungle Book
Because we’re weird and obsessed for some reason.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Book of Henry
Untitled Robert Zemeckis WWII Film
Florence Foster Jenkins
Story of Your Life
I felt a little reluctant writing this up because I have not seen all of the great shows on TV today. So if your favorite isn’t on here, it’s not because I’m a “complete idiot.” It may just be because I haven’t seen it yet.
I’m watching somewhere between 20 and 30 shows that are currently still running. I thought about doing this as a top 5, but the top 10 are all fantastic and deserve recognition.
So here are the Top 10 Television Shows on Right Now:
I got into “House of Cards” a little late and I never felt like I fully fell in love with it. Still, it is consistently tense and well-written. It is currently on its third season, which was its weakest, however the show continues to educate us about the complex mannerisms of Washington as well as its anti-protagonist Frank Underwood.
People often forget that Alfred Hitchcock, in his prime, never won an Oscar. He was nominated 5 times for Best Director, but lost each time. Eventually he was awarded the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy in 1968.
Awards, including Oscars, can sometimes feel like sporting events where people back a certain “team” and root for them from the moment that movie premieres to the ceremony at the dawn of spring.
This is why Leonardo DiCaprio’s lack of an Oscar has become an ever-growing concern for many people. People see him deliver exceptional performances almost bi-annually while he doesn’t reap any benefits. (more…)
Oscars: Updated Predictions – March
We have updated all of our Oscar Predictions. This season is already starting to move fast with many new films thrown into the mix, while others are being pushed to 2016.
In the coming months things will start to become more clean, but for now here are our best guesses for the 2016 Oscars, keep in mind you can keep watch for updates on our Oscar page.
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl
Bridge of Spies
We have updated almost every category of our 2016 Oscar Predictions. There are a lot of potentially strong contenders for next year, so we went ahead and got a jump start on our predictions.
New predictions include EVERY CATEGORY including all the technical categories with the exception of Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, and Original Song.
Stay Tuned to our Oscars Page for all updated categories in the current Oscar race and next years Oscar race.
2016 Oscar Predictions
The Hateful Eight
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
In the Heart of the Sea
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
We have updated our Golden Globes page to show several contenders. Click that link if you want an extended list of alternates and dark horses in each category.
Some films we see being big factors include Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” Stephen Frears’s “Icon,” David O. Russell’s “Joy,” Joel/Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!,” and Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young”
See an overview of our predictions below (visit the link above for more):
Motion Picture – Drama
The Hateful Eight
Knight of Cups
Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Last 5 Years
A Walk in the Woods
While We’re Young
Wow. There are a lot of great film to look forward to next year. Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper, Stephen Frears, Joel/Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Gus van Sant, Terrence Malick, and Ridley Scott all have films in the mix.
The big story though is the release of a 40 year-old film written/directed by Orson Welles. So we could potentially have a strong line-up of contenders.
Again, this early on most of these predictions are guided by the talent attached to the project (both on and off camera), the potential release dates, and the distribution. Because it is so early we only have Best Picture, Directors, and the acting categories predicted. Take from these what you can to make your own predictions as well!
Click “More” to see our picks!
We have fully updated all of our Oscar Predictions. Now including the categories: Original Song, Documentary Feature, and Foreign Feature.
With “Interstellar’s” reviews not quite being raves, it has been knocked down a few levels. The close we draw to the end of the year, the safer films like “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game,” “Birdman,” and “The Theory of Everything” look.
There are still some movies to be seen. “Unbroken” has a lot of potential. Others would include “A Most Violent Year,” “The Gambler,” “Selma,” and “Into the Woods.”
So here is where we are right now. After the jump, we have our ranked listings for all of the contenders. Click the “More” links to expand on the category and see other potential contenders.
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Into the Woods
Preview: The Potential of “Unbroken”
“Unbroken” is one of the few 2014 films that hasn’t been seen by any eyes yet. However, it is a film that has had everyone’s attention since it was announced.
“Unbroken” is an adaptation of the non-fiction book titled “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilence, and Redemption,” a title that may have been a tad too long for its feature adaptation. This biography was written by Laura Hillenbrand who retells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash, spent 47 days drifting on a raft, and then survived two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.
Wow. Everything about that sounds like an incredible story. Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the book in January 2011, having already acquired the movie rights to Zamperini’s life towards the end of the 1950s. William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese wrote early drafts for the film, but when Angelina Jolie replaced Francis Lawrence as director, Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the script.