The ballots for the Academy Awards are finally in. Who will win? These question and more will be answered when the Oscars air this weekend, closing out Awards Season. This Sunday, Feb. 22, the winners will be revealed. With months of campaigning behind the them, all they can do now is hope for the best. Continue reading
Channeling history has become immensely popular among the films this season. The range of films this season sparked a lot of buzz, channeling major figures in history. They range anywhere from a biopic of a famous scientist or following a long walk in the wild. Selma tackles a different area of history, focusing on a semi biopic of Martin Luther King Jr., and the events that took place in the south during the 1960’s. The film did its justice to create a raw energy and enough buzz to keep the conversation going. Continue reading
The Oscar nominations ARE IN! With such a deep field of actors and movies this year, there were sure to be a few snubs and surprises. Birdman and The Grand Budapset Hotel lead with the most nominations, having nine each. Let’s take a look at the major nominees:
Secrets, secrets, and more secrets are one way to explain The Imitation Game. Alan Turing was the man responsible for one of the first computers. Turing unfortunately was not granted the fame and recognition he deserved. His amazing discoveries and mechanical advances were kept as part of a top secret mission during World War II. His story is shared in the film, The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly star in this World War II biopic doing a wonderful job to capture the over-emotional and high strung situations in The Imitation Game.
Courageous, adventurous, and a little bit insane are a few words that can describe Cheryl Strayed’s journey across the Pacific Crest Trail. Her story is shared in the new film, Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon.
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader scream comedy. However, these formal SNL vets take on a new genre in the indie dramatic/comedy, The Skeleton Twins.
Wiig and Hader play twin brother and sister, Maggie and Milo Dean. The film opens with both Maggie and Milo coincidentally trying to cheat death on the same day. Continue reading