Under the Skin

SN: “It Follows” has an incredible soundtrack

SN: “It Follows” has an incredible soundtrack

“It Follows” stands out in the horror genre for many different reasons, but the editing and score help bring the whole atmosphere together. Director David Robert Mitchell approached Disasterpeace (Richard Vreeland) after becoming a fan of Vreeland’s work in the video game “Fez.”

When various critic awards were announced last year, a lot of groups proclaimed that Mica Levi’s score in “Under the Skin” was the best of 2014. It went on to receive no commercial award attention at the Oscars, the Critic’s Choice Awards, or the Golden Globes.

“Under the Skin” was a small film only discovered by film lovers, “It Follows” has a slightly stronger following (no pun intended), and I’m sure it will also win some “Best” titles at the year’s end. However the big name awards will likely forget about it, but here it is for fans of the movie, and non-fans. Enjoy!

SideNote: First and Final Frames

The interpretation is yours, but some of these side by sides of the first and final frames of popular movies are pretty surreal.

2015 M10 Award Winners

o-TRUE-DETECTIVE-facebook2015 M10 Award Winners

A lot of M10 Award categories were really close this year. 2014 was a great year for movies, video games, and television shows alike. In the end “Boyhood,” “True Detective,” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition” won the top 3 prizes.

See all our winners below listed along their competitors in bold.

Best Film
Birdman
Boyhood
Citizenfour
Goodbye to Language
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Nightcrawler
Selma
Under the Skin
Whiplash
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2nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

Game-of-Thrones_612x3802nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.

In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.

In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.

In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.

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Analysis: A guide to the precursor awards

Boyhood-Ethan-Hawke-Ellar-ColtraneAnalysis: A guide to the precursor awards

Today was a big day for precursors. If anyone was skeptical about “Boyhood,” they probably aren’t anymore.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Boston Society of Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Online have all announced their awards.

If you were having some trouble keeping up, we’ve compiled the winners of each category, including the previously announced National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. We also have dates of upcoming awards.

Best Picture
NYFCC – “Boyhood”
NBR – “A Most Violent Year”
LAFCA – “Boyhood”
BSFC – “Boyhood”
NYFCO – “Boyhood”

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Review: The Best of 2014’s First Half

game-of-thrones-season-4-dragon-hboReview: The Best of 2014’s First Half

2014 is halfway over and we’ve already seen some great stuff. It’s really difficult to single out what’s best in any category. So we’ve given our picks for the Top 3 movies, shows, and video games.

First Place

3027812-inline-i-6-adam-stockhausen-grand-budapest-hotelFilm: : The Grand Budapest Hotel

Metacritic: 88
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” had a limited release on March 14 after receiving a strong word-of-mouth from the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival back on February 6th. Critics raved about it use of style to express emotional ideas, many called it Wes Anderson’s most mature film to date. The film is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, so you should definitely check it out.

game-thrones-season-4-episode-3-oathkeeperTV: Game of Thrones – Season 4

Metacritic: 94
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

“Game of Thrones” just completed its 4th season two weeks ago. Season four is its highest rated season on MetaCritic. In addition to being widely regarded as a great show, it is also right behind “The Walking Dead” as the most popular show currently on television.

dark-souls-2Video Game: Dark Souls II

Metacritic: 90 on PC, 91 on PS3, 92 on Xbox 360

“Dark Souls II” is a difficult game to say the least, but the more difficult the challenge the greater the reward. Critics and gamers have been raving about this sequel, many state that it vastly improves upon the original. It may not be the top discussion at the water cooler, like “Mario Kart 8” or “Titanfall,” but it’s still the strongest game of 2014. (more…)

Oscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

asdOscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.

Click MORE to see the 2015 Early Oscar Predictions:

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