TIME Magazine editor James Poniewozik wrote in 2007, “This mafia saga showed just how complex and involving TV storytelling could be, inspiring an explosion of ambitious dramas on cable and off.”
“The Sopranos” has had a significant impact on the shape of the narrative television, often being cited as one of the most influential artistic works of the 2000s. All of your favorite long-form serial television shows today exist with help in part from David Chase’s crime-saga: “The Sopranos.” (more…)
Oscar: Final Nomination Predictions
Here are our final Oscar Predictions. The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning. Our Oscar page will promptly be updated to predicted the candidates most likely to win after the nomination announcement.
Here are our predictions:
There will undoubtedly be some major snubs when the Oscar nominations are announced January 16th. Major front-runners have often been pushed aside. Some say this is because voters won’t pick the obvious choice so they can help an underdog get in.
Unfortunately this helps to eliminate a lot of major front-runners. (Which is said to have happened last year to Ben Affleck for “Argo.”)
So really though, no one is completely safe. So here are list of some obvious choices that could get the booth on the morning of the 16th.
Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions
One of the most widely acknowledged awards shows will announce its nominees 5:15am PT/8:15am ET. After what we have seen with the Screen Actors Guild nominees you should be expecting attention from “The Butler,” “Enough Said,” and “August: Osage County.” Among the usual front-runners.
After tomorrow the Golden Globes Page will only predict winners of the categories and we’ll see how we did.
So here are the Final Golden Globe Predictions: (more…)
Awards: SAG Predictions
The Screen Actors Guild awards can be a little bit difficult to predict. They happen early in the year where it is hard to tell which December films SAG has seen and hasn’t seen. For example “Django Unchained” got nothing last year, because not one had seen it yet. Even though it had a very strong acting ensemble.
This year “The Wolf of Wall Street” has reportedly screened for the nominating committee, but what about the members? It is likely “The Wolf of Wall Street” won’t go anywhere here, but I’m going to take that road and say that it will get some attention (But I won’t completely fall for it here).
So here are my final locked-in predictions for SAG (with my runner-up choices):
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Festival Circuit: Toronto International Film Festival begins – Early Reactions
“The Fifth Estate,” kicked off Toronto with a mixed response despite strong performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl.
Meanwhile, “Captain Phillips” was privately screened to the press and mostly positive reviews have come through for it. Primarily citing the performances of Tom Hanks and newcomer Barkhad Abdi.
“Enough Said” screens to bigger crowd today, but was met with some positive reactions mostly addressing the pleasantness of seeing Gandolfini post-mordem.