It was about time that I got these done! But even with the 2016 Emmys only a little over half a year away every thing is still fairly blurry, especially the Limited Series/TV Movie categories.
Unlike the Golden Globes, the Emmys aren’t really compelled to go with new series, it’s actually quite rare for a new series to join the club off its first season. So a lot of these predictions are naturally within the comfort zone of the Academy.
I saw so many movies in 2015, and I wish that I had seen a few more! I haven’t seen “Son of Saul” or a lot of the documentaries, but I do plan on watching them and updating this list as time goes on. But for now here are my Top 20 Films of 2015.
20. Brooklyn 19. Bridge of Spies 18. The Look of Silence 17. Spotlight 16. 99 Homes
SN: PGA awards “The Big Short;” don’t listen to Oscar bloggers this season.
Okay, yes, I know I’m technically an Oscar blogger too, but hell I’m telling you now not to listen to me as well. The best we can tell you is that “Best Picture” will be either awarded to “The Big Short,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” or hell, even “Mad Max” has a chance.
The Producer’s Guild completely shifted the momentum from “Boyhood” to “Birdman” last year, but this year is incredibly different. “Spotlight” didn’t have too much momentum, and it has plenty of time to be that underdog the rises back up.
My two cents? Watch the guilds. SAG is “Spotlight” vs. “Big Short;” I’m calling “Big Short.” WGA comes around “Big Short” again, which is the easy adapted screenplay front-runner. But DGA? Is “Big Short enough of a directorial effort? No, I don’t think so, but momentum can easily get McKay that award.
I think Miller is too bold for the DGA, as admired as he is, so that leaves Iñárritu. But will the Academy vote on a split? If DGA goes Iñárritu I think we can expect a split between the two “The Revenant” and “The Big Short.” But again, don’t listen to me. I know nothing. No one knows anything. Go to bed. Accept the mystery.
SN: Video Game movies need to make money this year
I’m talking specifically about “Warcraft” and “Assassin’s Creed” to films coming out in 2016 that are based off of very successful games. Both of which are likely to make little money, especially given the history of Video Game movies.
“Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” was the most financially successful video game movie, and it was still considered a box office bomb. And after so many failed attempts can we really expect the film industry, which is about business first and art second, to invest more money into these adaptations? Continue reading SN: Video Game movies need to make money this year→
Personal favorite has to be between “Carol” and “Sicario.” I loved Ennio Morricone’s score for “The Hateful Eight” as well, but wish that he had recorded more tracks for it. Personally would’ve nominated “It Follows” here.
We’ve picked some strong sample tracks, but go on Youtube if you want to listen to more!