Archive for December 10, 2014

2014: Movies That Defied My Expectation (For Worse)

At this point, most movies fall in line with what I expect to get. Very rarely (comparatively) am I overly wowed by a movie that I thought would be shit, or be just okay, and very rarely does a movie become a huge disappointment to me, based on what I expected it to be. The idea behind these lists is to find out which ones from the year that was were these types of movies.

I’m not basing this on what I said about them back in January, since I don’t even remember at this point what I said about them back in January. The idea is, I went into the movie thinking one thing about it, and, for better or worse, I didn’t come out thinking that.

Today is the list of 2014 films that were disappointing to me in some way. Either because I had high expectations for them (rightly or not) and they turned out to be mediocre, or because they didn’t live up to the promise they showed by their premises and casts, or because they got me to think they would be good despite my better instincts, and then they crushed my soul and were exactly what I expected them to be.

Here are the films of 2014 that disappointed me the most: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “It’s Christmas Eve! It’s… it’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we… we… we smile a little easier, we… w-w-we… we… we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!”

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Oscars 2014: Best Visual Effects Shortlist

Another shortlist. Probably the easiest.

Typically you can guess four of them flat out and the fifth is something that comes out of left field.

It’s your usual cast of characters. I won’t waste time. Here’s your shortlist for Best Visual Effects. I’ll talk about my thoughts below:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Godzilla
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Maleficent
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Oscars 2014: Screen Actors Guild Nominations

Oh boy. The first big set of nominations are here. (And are gonna be followed almost immediately by the second.)

The SAG Awards are a big deal. Mostly because the acting branch is the biggest branch in the Academy. So whoever gets nominated here is essentially short-tracked to a nomination. It’s not completely set in stone. But it helps.

Anyway, I won’t get into too much in the intro. It’s SAG. We know them. We know how important they are.

Here are your 2014 SAG nominations: (more…)