Oscars: The Nominees – 2015

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We have the complete list of the 2015 Oscar nominations, ranked by contenders most likely to win. Also we wanted to post this so we could comment on each category individually to voice our just concerns!

Best Picture
Boyhood
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman
The Theory of Everything
American Sniper
Whiplash

The only real surprise in Best Picture is the lack of “Gone Girl,” but it was already a bubble contender since people weren’t sure how many first place votes it would receive. “Boyhood” is easily winning this though.
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Oscars: Final Nominee Predictions – 2015

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What a year it has been. The films of 2014 were unique which made the awards race a little tough to follow. In the end two films that came out earlier in 2014 will uncommonly be center-stage: “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is set to take home a bundle of technical awards while “Boyhood” is securely ready to take home the Best Picture/Director categories.

It was tough to find five to fit each category, with very few films “secure” in each one. But here is what we predict will get nominations in each category. Go to the Oscar page to see alternates.

Best Picture
Boyhood
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Selma
Gone Girl
American Sniper
Whiplash
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Preview: The Potential of “Big Eyes”

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“Big Eyes” is good, or so say the small group of people who have seen early test screenings of the film. The consensus doesn’t exactly rave about, nor does it shame the film – it is good they say. Keep in mind you can never fully grasp the quality of a film from such a small group of people, it helps but we will only know “Big Eyes” full potential once it has premiered to a larger audience, perhaps at a festival.

The movie is based on a true story. We follow Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a man who became a national celebrity after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kid kids. He claimed to be the artist, but he wasn’t. His wife, Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) painted them from their basement. This broke up their marriage and let to a court battle, Walter claiming that his wife was crazy. It all ended when the judge put up two easels, side by side, and challenged each of them to paint a “big eyes” painting. Walter claimed he had a shoulder injury and couldn’t do it, while Margaret drew a big-eyed painting right there.
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Top 20: Most Anticipated Films of 2014

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Top 20: Most Anticipated Films of 2014

There are plenty of 2014 films that contended for this list. Despite 2015 hoarding all the popular franchise flicks, 2014 still has many blockbuster sequels and franchise re-boots/re-imaginings. This list is based on box-office anticpiation along with hype as opposed to any personal anticipation (many of my favorites didn’t make the cut!)

So here are the top 20 most anticpiated films of 2014:

Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interstellar
Jupiter Ascending
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Noah
Need for Speed
Muppets Most Wanted
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Film Trailer: Maleficent

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Last Updated: 11/14/13

Looks like the kind of blockbuster that will make a lot of movie but receive average to mediocre reviews. I hope I’m wrong, because I’m sure Angelina Jolie will do great in the role.