Archive for January 8, 2014

2013 Oscars Update: BAFTA Nominations

This morning, the BAFTA nominations were announced.

I haven’t even seen them yet, so I’m gonna learn about all of this as I go.

Generally, I don’t consider this too much of a help for the Oscars, since most of the time, BAFTA will only confirm which film or films are frontrunners, and then show which British films are likely to get major support.

Either way, here are the 2013 BAFTA nominations: (more…)


The Most Overrated Films of 2013

A lot of movies come out each year. Some people see, some don’t get seen. Some deserve their acclaim, some deserve the hatred. By process of elimination, these lists are able to be made every year. So what I’m doing over these next three days is listing what I think the most Overrated, Underrated and Underseen films of 2013 are.

We’re starting with the Overrated ones, since I feel it’s best to get the negativity out of the way first, and then we can just celebrate everything. The idea behind this list in particular is — I feel like certain films every year are, for lack of a better word, overrated. This is NOT saying they’re not good movies. And this is NOT saying that overrated has anything to do with my opinion on them. It’s a case by case basis, and certainly some of them are influenced by whether or not I think they’re good movies. I’ll do my best to explain that for each one.

The general idea here is that these are all movies that I feel — people are just overrating them in some way. It could mean a movie that was very promising at the beginning of the year that got hyped up as a big release that turned out to not be that great. It could mean a movie that made a lot of money that’s actually a piece of shit that I can’t understand why people went to go see it. It could mean an indie darling that everyone’s all up on because it’s the trendy thing to do that I don’t think is really that amazing. And mostly it’s just for films that I think are just pretty good that, for some reason, everyone else thinks are fucking incredible. This is my time to vent about all of these things.

Here are my choices for most Overrated Films of 2013: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “So, I heard you turned 80 today.” “Is that what you heard?” “Yeah. Man, that’s really old.” “You should meet my father.” “Your father’s still alive?” “No, but you should meet him.”

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