Tonight is the night, the 87th annual Academy Awards. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see every movie like I did last year. But I still attempted to make picks based on the movies I had seen. Below are those picks for the six big awards, best supporting actor and actress, best actor and actress, best director, and best picture.
For a sixth and final time, audiences are invited to travel to Middle Earth with director Peter Jackson. Staring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans, The Battle of the Five Armies is the last of the Hobbit trilogy and ends the adventure of Bilbo Baggins and his company of dwarves. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Birdman is an example of film as an art. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Birdman tells the story of a washed up movie star trying to make it on Broadway. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
When Earth is no longer capable of supporting human life, can the human race find another place to live? That is the simplest question posed by Christopher Nolan in his newest sci-fi epic, Interstellar. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Cain and Jessica Chastain, Interstellar sees a mission from Earth go beyond our galaxy to find a new home for the human race. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
“Have you ever heard the expression, the simplest answer is usually the right one?” “To be honest, I haven’t found that to be true.”
That exchange, between two police officers in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, highlights exactly what makes it one of the best movies of the year. The twists and turns are too numerous to count.
Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, Gone Girl tells the story of a seemingly perfect couple, which is turned upside down when she goes missing.
Watch the trailer and then read my review.
The 60th anniversary of the world’s most famous monster movie franchise, Godzilla, bringing another new blockbuster to theatres everywhere. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston, the newest film brings Godzilla to the modern cinema in spectacular IMAX 3D. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
It’s that time of year again, the biggest awards show of the year is upon us. 2013 brought some of the best movies I have ever seen and there are many worthy nominees this year. For the first time, I have not only seen every movie nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, but also all the movies with acting nominees. These are my picks, who I would give the awards to if it was only up to me. As I point out below, some of them are different that who is expected to win, but I make sure to explain why. With that cleared up, I present my 2014 Oscar predictions.
The aids crisis of the 1980’s was a tragic period in American history, and Dallas Buyers Club is a movie that really shines light on all the problems that arose from the crisis. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, the film tells the incredible story of Ron Woodroof, who when diagnosed with aids, does everything he can to survive as long as he can. Even when the FDA tries to stop him. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
One part investigative journalism, one part a story of a mother looking for her son, Philomena tells a true story of love, loss and faith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, the movie tells the true-story of Philomena Lee whose son was taken from her 50 years ago, and Martin Sixsmith, a troubled journalist who helps her find him. You can watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
A con man helping a cop catch corrupt politicians. That in a nutshell is the premise behind David O. Russell’s new movie, American Hustle. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K., the movie follows Irving Rosenfield as he juggles avoiding arrest and relationships, while still pulling off cons. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read the review.