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.
The second film in a trilogy can either be really good or really bad. They have to balance setting up characters from the first movie, while finding an ending that will leave audiences satisfied. Peter Jackson already has one trilogy under his belt, and now the second movie of the Hobbit trilogy is here, The Desolation of Smaug. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans and Evangeline Lilly, this film picks up where the first one left off as Bilbo and the Dwarves continue their journey to the Lonely Mountain. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Star Trek Into Darkness is the direct sequel to 2009’s Star Trek and a continuation of a science fiction franchise that’s been around for almost 50 years. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch, the film follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as the chase down a terrorist who attacks what the crew holds most dear. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.