Oscars: Way too Early 2017 Predictions

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Because we’re weird and obsessed for some reason.

silence-andrew-garfield-scorseseBest Picture
Silence
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Finding Dory
The Book of Henry
Loving
Lion
Hail, Caesar!
Untitled Robert Zemeckis WWII Film
Florence Foster Jenkins
Story of Your Life
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Preview: The Potential of “Unbroken”

Preview: The Potential of “Unbroken”

“Unbroken” is one of the few 2014 films that hasn’t been seen by any eyes yet. However, it is a film that has had everyone’s attention since it was announced.

“Unbroken” is an adaptation of the non-fiction book titled “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilence, and Redemption,” a title that may have been a tad too long for its feature adaptation. This biography was written by Laura Hillenbrand who retells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash, spent 47 days drifting on a raft, and then survived two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.

Wow. Everything about that sounds like an incredible story. Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the book in January 2011, having already acquired the movie rights to Zamperini’s life towards the end of the 1950s. William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese wrote early drafts for the film, but when Angelina Jolie replaced Francis Lawrence as director, Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the script.
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Oscar: 2015 Oscar Predictions – Post Cannes

US director Bennett Miller (L) and US ac

Oscar: 2015 Oscar Predictions – Post Cannes

Now that two of the most important film festivals have completed it’s time for us to examine which films are looking strong for the Oscar season.

We have fully updated all of our predictions, click on the Oscar tab to see all predicted nominees, alternates, and dark horses.

What did we learn from Cannes? It may not have taken home the Palme, but “Foxcatcher” now looks like our front-runner for many Oscars. The films stands at an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, so even though it is topping most of our lists it seems highly unlikely that it will be a major winner at the end of 2014.  Continue reading

Awards: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions

215783-Birdman-header-600x300Awards: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions

We hear about potentially great films every day this time of year. And while the box office is slugging out many unfavorable films, we like to look ahead to the potentially great ones. 2015 Oscar Predictions will be updated as soon as the 2014 Oscar Ceremony closes its curtains. For now we have the 2015 Golden Globe Predictions.

You can click the tab (or here) at the top of the page to view a list of contenders in each category, but here is the gist of what we have as nominations:

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Film: Inside Llewyn Davis

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(Dec 20 2013; CBS Films)

Summary: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Oscar Prospects: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing

Runner Up: Best Supporting ActressBest Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design

Long Shots: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing

IMDB

Early Word: After being shown at Cannes, “Inside Llewyn Davis” received, pretty much, universal praise. The only difference in opinion being just how good it is. Currently has a perfect 100 score on Metacritic with 8 reviews, it certainly won’t maintain this high of success, but overall this film will likely land well critically. That being said, Oscar chances could be hit or miss. With comparisons to the success of “A Serious Man” it’ll likely have a strong chance to show up in major categories. It’s just about seeing how hard CBS Films pushes it.

MetaCritic: 88

The Players

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund
Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor
Editor: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Original Music: Not Available