Oscars: Updated Predictions – November

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Check out our Oscar Page for our updated predictions!

Most notably, “The Revenant” has finally screened and pretty much confirmed our suspicions – it’s great.

The only downside is the potential to not be “Oscar-friendly” the way “Spotlight” is. I think the boundaries of Oscar will be truly revealed this year depending on how much the Academy hangs onto films like “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Star Wars,” and many more.

This is going to be an exhausting awards season. Since I’ve covered these (about 5 years) it hasn’t been this unpredictable, at least not to me. Still excited to see these great films and to enjoy our geekier version of fantasy football.

Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – November

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This may be our second to last Golden Globe Predictions unless something significant happens.

The HFPA recently stated that both “The Martian” and “Joy” would be considered comedies. Other notable activities included rejecting Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander’s placement as “Supporting Actresses.”

We have made all of these updates. We have also done the Television categories. You can keep watch here to see if anything changes between now and the week before the nominations are announced.

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
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SN: “Halo 5: Guardians” and the lack of split-screen.

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Played “Halo 5.” Had fun. Played next to my fiancée, on our separate televisions, our separate Xbox Ones (that took awhile to save up for), with an unfortunate digital copy so we could share the game between consoles (all my other “Halo” hard copies now look lonely).

Being an older, more nostalgic, “Halo” player; initially hearing about the lack of split-screen multiplayer was shocking, and at the time I had been pretty verbal about my disappointment in 343 and the franchise.

I forgot.
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Awards: How the Awards Season will Start – NBR, NYFCC, LAFCA and more

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A lot of what happens in the pre-cursor awards will determine the outcome of the bigger ceremonies such as the Globes, SAG, Critics Choice, and the Oscars.

Before the end of the year we will have a couple of these. These predictions can be pretty bold cause many of these critics groups are fairly unpredictable.

We looked at the National Board of Review Award, the New York Film Critics Circle, the LA Film Critics Association, the Screen Actors Guild Nominees, and the Critics Choice Award Nominees.

These won’t be as detailed as our Globes or Oscar Predictions, but it’s still important to look at them anyway. Continue reading Awards: How the Awards Season will Start – NBR, NYFCC, LAFCA and more

Essay: Making Radical Decisions in the Telltale Game Universe

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When I first played Telltale’s “The Walking Dead” I wasn’t fully immersed until I was forced to make a complicated decision at the end of episode two. I faced an atypical moral dilemma – kill this guy or don’t kill this guy?

Without spoiling too much, the guy who had put my group (the characters I was starting to love) through hell was finally pinned down by my character, Lee. The guy continued to call Lee weak, even as Lee held a pitchfork over him, but he wasn’t just calling Lee weak – he was calling me weak. I took it personally and killed that character.
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Oscars: Updated Predictions – November

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A lot of moves are being made now that the majority of films have been seen to some extent. We are now including the categories Original Song, Foreign Film, and Documentary Film as well.

Everything is up to date as of November 1st.

Keep voting in our sidebar polls, there will be more as the season progresses. And, as always, keep checking back to our Oscar page for updated predictions.

Here they are:

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
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