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2015 Oscar Prediction (Updated with Nominations)

  • OscarsThe Academy Awards can be somewhat bias when it comes to the selection of their top category and next year’s ceremony will be no exception. 5 to 10 movies will be nominated  for best picture and over the years there’s been similarity/bias between with the genres. The top genres that is most likely to get a nomination are:
    • Bio-Pics – The Wolf of Wall Street grab a ton of nominations, but had the rug pulled from underneath them, winning not even one award at this years award. Theory of  Everything shows the same promise, or maybe Foxcatcher will be the bio-pic of the next year’s Oscars, without a doubt that Steve Carell will get a nom. for best actor and is my top pick to take home the statue come next year. Don’t forget about The Imitation Game the bio-pic of Alan Turing where Benedict Cumberbatch gave a stellar performance. This is the year of bio-pics.
    • Indie Films – Dallas Buyer Clubs made it into the history books when it became the fifth movie to win best actor and best supporting actor. Boyhood will be next year’s indie film and even if they don’t get any noms which is highly unlikely, they already broken movie record taking 12 years to make.
    • War Flick – Last year, war flicks missed out, although in previous year they find a way in the best picture category. Zero Dark Thirty (2013), War Horse (2012), The Hurt Locker which won best picture over Avatar in 2010. This year we have two to choose from, Fury and American Sniper, not only can both of these get a nom. for best picture but, David Ayer and Clint Eastwood are in the strong contenders to get a best director nomination.
    • Historical Films – based mostly slavery or human right. 12 Years a slave, which won this year, for not only best picture but for best supporting actress and best writing adapted screenplay. Over the years historical films has always find their way in the best picture category and next year will be no different with Selma, but will it finish filming in time.
    • Stunning Blockbuster/Epic – Earlier this year Gravity prove that a film can do well and win a ton of award. Interstellar shows the same promise, pleasing both movie-goers and critics alike. Gone Girl is a contender for best picture but is it too commercial for the Academy.
    • Musicals – Musicals are becoming more and more popular at the academy awards. With Chicago (2003) winning best picture and Les Miserables had multiply noms in 2013. This years musical is Into the Woods with a lot of big name will it be able to continue the this trend. Too early to tell.

    If a film is release late in the year it is more likely to get a nomination, regardless of the actor, director, writer and the studio. Other factor includes the content or theme of the film and major plot keyword such as “family tragedy” “race relation” etc contribute to grantee a nom.

    Although the award show is months away it’s never to early to start making our predictions. Here are some of the top contenders in some of the categories.

    Best Picture     

    • Predictions                                      
    1. Theory of Everything
    2. Big Eye
    3. Interstellar
    4. Gone Girl??
    5. Foxcatcher
    6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    7. Fury 0r American Sniper
    8. Birdman
    9. Selma
    10. Unbroken (which is directed by Angelina Jolie)
    11. Inherent Vice
    12. The Imitation Game
    13. Into the Wood??
    • Nominated
    1. American Sniper
    2. Birdman
    3. Boyhood
    4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    5. The Imitation Game
    6. Selma
    7. The Theory of Everything
    8. Whiplash

    Reaction: What happen to the other two movies, the Academy is allowed to nominate 10 movies but cut it short this year. All the movies were expected to get nominated did but Whiplash came out of no where.

    Best Director

    1. Clint Eastwood (American Sniper)
    2. Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)
    3. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
    4. Mortem Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
    5. David Fincher (Gone Girl)
    6. Angelina Jolie (Unbroken)
    • Nominated
    1. Alejandro González Iñárritu, (Birdman)
    2. Richard Linklater, (Boyhood)
    3. Bennett Miller, (Foxcatcher)
    4. Wes Anderson, (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    5. Morten Tyldum, (The Imitation Game)

    Best Actor

    • Predictions
    1. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
    2. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
    3. Philip Seymour Hoffman (A Most Wanted Man)
    4. Eddie Redmayne (Theory of Everything)
    5. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
    6. Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Voice)
    7. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
    8. Mathew McConaughey (Interstellar)
    9. Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)
    10. Ben Affleck (Gone Girl)
    11. Christoph Waltz (Bid Eyes)
    • Nominated
    1. Steve Carell, (Foxcatcher)
    2. Bradley Cooper,  (American Sniper)
    3. Benedict Cumberbatch, (The Imitation Game)
    4. Michael Keaton, (Birdman)
    5. Eddie Redmayne, (The Theory of Everything)

    Reaction: Yes, Yes, Yes Bradley Cooper made the cut although it’s sad to see that Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t. Cooper gave his best performance in American Sniper and this is his third  consecutive nomination but will he finally get it, lets just say the odds aren’t in his favor. Everyone else on the list was expected, this is definitely the hardest category to predict a winner.

    Best Actress

    1. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
    2. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
    3. Julianne Moore (Map to the Stars) or (Still Alice)
    4. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
    5. Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
    • Nominated
    1. Marion Cotillard, (Two Days, One Night)
    2. Felicity Jones, (The Theory of Everything)
    3. Julianne Moore, (Still Alice)
    4. Rosamund Pike, (Gone Girl)
    5. Reese Witherspoon, (Wild)

    Reaction: No surprise here, just thought Jennifer Anniston would finally get the Academy’s attention with Cake.

    Best Supporting Actor

    • Predictions
    1. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
    2. Ansel Elgort (Men, Women & Children)
    3. Chrisoph Waltz (Big Eyes)
    4. Takamasa Ishiara (Unbroken)
    5. Logan Lerman (Fury)
    6. J.K Simmons (Whiplash)
    • Nominated
    1. Robert Duvall, (The Judge)
    2. Ethan Hawke, (Boyhood)
    3. Edward Norton, (Birdman)
    4. Mark Ruffalo, (Foxcatcher)
    5. J.K. Simmons, (Whiplash)

    Reaction: Still no surprises, this post is from November, these were my very early predictions, should have updated the post more often.

    Best Supporting Actress

    • Predictions
    1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
    2. Meryl Streep (Into the Wild)
    3. Emma Stone (Birdman)
    4. Katherine Waterson (Inherent Vice)
    5. Laura Dern (Wild)
    6. Naomi Watts (St.Vincent)
    • Nominated
    1. Patricia Arquette, (Boyhood)
    2. Laura Dern, (Wild)
    3. Emma Stone, (Birdman)
    4. Keira Knightley, (The Imitation Game)
    5. Meryl Streep, (Into the Woods)

     

    Best Original Screenplay

    • Predictions
    1. Interstellar (Christopher & Johnathon Nolan)
    2. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
    3. A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor)
    4. Birdman (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo)
    5. Foxcatcher (Dan Futterman, E. Max Frye)
    6. Big Eye (Scott Alexander, Larry Karazewski)
    7. Fury (David Ayer)
    8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness)
    • Nomination
    1. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, (Birdman)
    2. Richard Linklater, (Boyhood)
    3. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, (Foxcatcher)
    4. Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    5. Dan Gilroy, (Nightcrawler)

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    • Predictions
    1. The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)
    2. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
    3. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
    4. Into the Woods (Jame Lapine)
    5. Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)
    • Nominated
    1. Jason Hall, (American Sniper)
    2. Graham Moore, (The Imitation Game)
    3. Paul Thomas Anderson, (Inherent Vice)
    4. Anthony McCarten, (The Theory of Everything)
    5. Damien Chazelle, (Whiplash)

    Best Animated Feature

    • Predictions
    1. The Lego Movie
    2. Big Hero 6
    3. The Box Trolls
    4. The Book of Life
    5. The Tales of Princess Kaguya
    6. How to Train your Dragon 2
    7. Rio 2
    • Nominated
    1. Big Hero 6
    2. The Boxtrolls
    3. How to Train Your Dragon 2
    4. Song of the Sea
    5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Reaction: Where is The Lego Movie and What is Song of the Sea??

    Music – Original Score

    • Nominations (No Predictions)
    1. Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    2. Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
    3. Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”
    4. Gary Yershon, “Mr Turner”
    5. Jóhann Jóhannsson, “The Theory of Everything”

    Music – Original Song

    • Nominations (No Predictions)
    1. “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, “The LEGO Movie”
    2. “Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma”
    3. “Grateful” by Diane Warren, “Beyond the Lights”
    4. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
    5. “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, “Begin Again”

    Visual Effects

    • Nominations (No Predictions)
    1. “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
    2. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
    3. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Stephanie Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
    4. “Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
    5. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

    Film Editing

    • Nominations (No Predictions)
    1. Joel Cox and Gary Roach, “American Sniper”
    2. Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
    3. Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    4. William Goldenberg, “The Imitation Game”
    5. Tom Cross, “Whiplash”

    With the Oscars it’s so hard to know who’s going to win. Let me know in the comment if the Academy got it right and what about the Selma snub which only got 2 nominations.

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And the Winner is….. (Updated)

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The 2015 Golden Globes award are hours away, and just like everyone else I want to get my predictions in early. But unlike everyone else I been busy binge watching as much of these nominated movies as possible. Here are my prediction for this years Golden Globes:

*Bold are my first prediction and could wins are the one that will win if my first prediction didn’t basically my second choice*

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Boyhood ——–(DID WIN)
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game (Could Win)
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice) (Could Win——–(DID WIN)
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) 
  • Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Jennifer Anniston (Cake)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) (Could Win) ——-( DID WIN)
  • Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • David Oyelowo (Selma)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  •  Into the Woods
  • Birdman (Could Win)
  • The Great Budapest Hotel —–(DID WIN)
  • Pride
  • St. Vincent

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy 

  • Julianne Moore (Map to the Stars) (Could Win)
  • Amy Adams (Big Eyes) —–(DID WIN)
  • Emily Blunt (Into the woods)
  • Helen Mirren (The Hundred foot Journey)
  • Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Michael Keaton (Birdman) ——-(DID WIN)
  • Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
  • Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) (Could Win)
  • Christ0ph Waltz (Big Eyes)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (St.Vincent)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6 (Could Win)
  • Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2——-(DID WIN)
  • The Lego Movie

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) (Could Win)  ——-(DID WIN)
  • Jessica Chastain  (A Most Violent Year)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman)
  • Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) —–(DID WIN)

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Ava DuVernay (Selma)
  • David Fincher (Gone Girl)
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) (Could Win)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood) ——–(DID WIN)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman) ——-(DID WIN)
  • Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) (Could Win)

Best Original Score Motion Picture

  •  Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game) (Could Win)
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson  (The Theory of Everything) ——(DID WIN)
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
  • Antonio Sánchez  (Birdman)
  • Hans Zimmer  (Interstellar)

Best Original Song Motion Picture 

  • Big Eyes (Lana Del Rey) – Big Eyes
  • Glory  (John Legend and Common) – Selma ———(DID WIN)
  • Mercy Is  (Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye) – Noah
  • Opportunity  (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck) – Annie
  • Yellow Flicker Beat (Lorde) – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

I’m not sure how my prediction skills are with the television category but I’ll give it a try.

Best TV series, Drama

  • The Affair ——(DID WIN)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones (Only show on the list I watch and it’s simply the best, better than everyone)
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV series, Drama

  • Claire Danes  (Homeland)
  • Viola Davis  (How to Get Away With Murder) (Even if you don’t watch seen HTGAWM -and I do- you’ve heard of Viola Davis
  • Julianna Margulies  (The Good Wife)
  • Ruth Wilson  (The Affair) ——(DID WIN)
  • Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Best Actor in a TV series, Drama 

  • Kevin Spacey (House of Card)  ———(DID WIN)
  • Clive Owen (The Knick)
  • James Spader (The Blacklist)
  • Dominic West (The Affair)
  • Liev Schreiber (Ray Donavan)

Where is Peter Dinklage? 

Best TV series, Musical or Comedy 

  • Girls
  • Jane the Virgin (Best new comedy)
  • Orange is the New Black (Could Win)
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent ——(DID WIN)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Lena Dunham (Girls)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) ——-(DID WIN)
  • Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) (Could Win)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
  • Louis C.K (Louie)
  • Ricky Gervais (Derek)
  • William H. Macy (Shameless)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) (DID WIN)   (I DONT WATCH ANY OF THESES SHOWS)

I got most of the movie category, well not most but some. Not so good in the TV categories, guess I need to catch up on my shows.

What did you think, did the HFPA made the right decision? And how funny was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? I loved them but did you think they went overboard?

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Award Buzz: The Imitation Game

THE IMITATION GAME

Starting off the award season I thought Eddie Redmayne was the leading man who is going to win every award but after seeing The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch, I’m not so sure.

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. Staring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, directed by Morten Tyldum and Norwegian film director and screenplay by Graham Moore

Starting with a mastermind of a screenplay,  this film is told in an effortless and plain approach, and you know that after 10 minutes in this film if going be a masterpiece and 2 hours later as the credits roll you know you were right.  The excellent production design captures the time and place brilliantly.  Seeing Britain torn as shots of bombers cause havoc over London and submarines launching rockets, as well as the rubble scattered streets and house, this film was truly rich in detail.  The editing takes us from year to year without having us in a shamble.

Fundamentally, a film is as strong as it’s cast and this film had a powerful one. Benedict Cumberbatch is a genius, he brings real humanity to a tortured Turing, particularly near the end, are almost unbearably moving. Keira Knightley is his female counterpart in a smaller but pivotal roll, the lone woman breaker who as it turns out is better than the men. Supporting actors Charles Dance, Rory kinnear and Mark Strong all offered characters and performances that were crucially needed. Also, credit to the young man who played a teenage Turing, as it for him that we believe in the subsequent actions and performance of Cumberbatch.

Hardly ever is a film as well done as this, it’s truly a cinematic masterpiece.

Have you seen The Imitation Game, what did you think of it and the performances?

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Award Buzz: American Sniper

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U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Adapted from the book by the same name, American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman and diected by Clint Eastwood.  Eastwood (who turns 84 this year) still can compete with any young, new director out today, he did an great job on American Sniper, the actual war scenes were fantastic and are the highlight of the movie.  It showed the real struggles of American soldiers goes through before, during and after a tour. Before, the training, during making that first kill which is inevitable and after trying to coop with what have been seen, friends lost and return back home as a total different person everyone knew. Chris Kyle’s story is one to be remember for years to come, he went through a lot for freedom and to protect and in the end, there was no one to free him or protect him.

This movie may slip through Oscar ballot of nomination and if that happens it would be very unfortunately because Bradley Cooper gave an award-worthy performance better than American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. Definitely  his best performance to date. Sienna Miller, Luke Gimes and Jake McDorman all gave great performances but Bradley Cooper truly made the film, he turned into Chris Kyle. You see Kyle’s struggle and pain shone through Bradley Cooper, he wasn’t acting, Cooper was Kyle. The Academy probably wont give him the nomination because it’s a hard year for lead actors, everyone bought there A game.

American Sniper was a great with a great director and an even greater performance from Bradley Cooper.

Have you seen American Sniper, what did you think of Bradley Cooper’s performance and the movie on a whole?

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Binge Watching Time!!!

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It’s a new year which means award season and over the next few months the best movies of last year are going to get recognize for there outstanding performances and cinematography. The Golden Globes airs on January 11th and the Oscars nominations will be announce on January 15th, so there’s not much time  left to binge watch and make our best prediction of who is going to win.

Here are the list of movies that well definitely get toss around frequently during the this award season:

  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Intimidation Game
  • Gone Girl
  • Interstellar
  • Boyhood
  • Whiplash
  • Birdman
  • Into the Woods
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Selma
  • Foxcatcher
  • Wild
  • Annie
  • American Sniper
  • Still Alice
  • Nightcrawler
  • Unbroken
  • Cake
  • Big Eyes
  • Inherent Vice
  • Big Hero 6 – Best Animation
  • The Lego Movie – Best Animation
  • How to Train your Dragon 2 – Best Animation
  • The Box Troll – Best Animation
  • Rio 2 – Best Animation
  • The Book of Life – Best Animation

Which movie from the list have you watched, do you think its award-worthy? Which ones your dying to watch? Let me know in the comments and like if you like my post. :)

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Award Buzz: Into the Woods

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One of the movies you will hear about this award season is Into the Woods, mostly for its amazing performances and frankly that’s the only thing the movie have going for it. The movie synopsis is, a witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel with the tagline, be careful what you wish for.

Directed by Rob Marshall commonly know for his works on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,  Marshall put a dark twist on a beloved Broadway classic.  Into the Woods stars Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, and the amazing Meryl Streel. From the list of actors cast in the movie there is no wonder why Oscar buzz is buzzing for Meryl Streep for her supporting role, Streep already grab SAG and Globes nominations. All the cast performed exceptionally well, James Corden shown throughout,  Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick sang beautifully, Chris Pine was just handsome and Johnny Depp was there for five minutes  -more on him later-.

Expectations were high for this movie, did the cast deliver? YES. But there is just so much a cast can do with a bad movie. The singing was good, not all the actors cast were good singers but the ones that were did well. Chris Pine is a better actor than singer his duet -Agony- was so bad it was laughable, not sure if that’s what Rob Marshall was going for. Johnny Deep song’s lyrics was perverted and uncomfortable to listen to. On the topic of Johnny Deep, this role was a typical role for him nothing stood out and his makeup and costume were amateur.  The songs however, were good for the first hour of the film, after that they were too much, too long and just bland. With that, said there was a standout song and it’s Meryl Streep’s Into the Wood. The movie wasn’t bad per se, a movie with high expectation/hype is.

Into the Woods is a perfect example of what 2014 is going to be remembered for in movies, great performances not so great movie.

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2014 The year of unforgettable movies?

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2014 started of really horrible in the case of movies that is,  can you name one movie that came out in January probably not,  remember I, Frankenstein or The Legend of Hercules. Of course the first few  months is always the worst for movie openning but as the months progress we got a few good movies.  The following  is a list of the favourites e,  the actual best and less memorable movies of each month.  *The favourite and the actually best (determine by me) is different, being the favourite made the most at the box office and the less memorable are the ones that bombed and are actually not that memorable, sometimes they the same.*

January

  • The Favourite –  That Awkward Moment and Ride Along
  • The Actual Best – The Lone Survivors
  • Less Memorable – The Legend of Hercules,  I, Frankenstein and Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones

February

  • The Favourite –  The Lego Movie
  • The Actual Best – The Monument’s Men
  • Less Memorable – Vampire Academy and Robocop

March

  • The Favourite –  Mr.  Peabody &  Sherman and Divergent
  • The Actual Best – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Less Memorable – Need for Speed and Sabotage

April

  • The Favourite –  Captain America: Winter Solider
  • The Actual Best- Captain America Winters Solider and Heaven is for Real
  • Less Memorable – Cuban Fury and Transcendence

May

  • The Favourite – Maleficent  X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla
  •  The Actual Best – X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Less Memorable – Walk Of Shame, Maleficent and Blended

June

  • The Favourite – Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Actual Best – The Fault in our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow
  • Less Memorable – Edge of Tomorrow

July

  • The Favourite – Dawn of the Planets of the Apes and The Purge: Anarchy
  • The Actual Best –  Lucy
  • Less Memorable – Tammy and Lucy

August

  • The Favourite – Guardians of the Galaxy and TMNT
  • The Actual Best –  Guardians of the Galaxy,  Let’s be Cops and If I Stay
  • Less Memorable – The Giver and Expandable 3

September

  • The Favourite – The Maze Runner
  • The Actual Best – This is Where I Leave You and The Equalizer
  • Less Memorable – Dolphin Tale 2 and A walk among the Tombstone

October

  • The Favourite – Gone Girl and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,  Very Bad Day
  • The Actual Best – Gone Girl,  Fury and Nightcrawler
  • Less Memorable –  Addicted

November

  • The Favourite – Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • The Actual Best – Foxcatcher,  Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Less Memorable : Horrible Bosses 2

December

  • The Favourite –  The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Actual Best – Into the Woods and Inherent Vice
  • Less Memorable – Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombstone

As the year went by it got we got better movies and it became clear that 2014 didn’t offer us much summer blockbuster to choose from,  but what we got was mindblowingly good.  From  Captain America 2 to Days of Future Past to Guardians of the Galaxy to Godzilla blockbusters this year pulled out all the stops this year.  But which summer Movie reign supreme,  which comedy, horror,  rom-com,  adaptation came out on top in their genres.  let’s break it down.

Comedy 

  • The Favourite – Dumb and Dumber To.
  • The Actual Funniest – Bad Words,  This is Where I Leave You and Let’s be Cops
  • The Less Funny – Tammy

Romance

  • The Favourite – The Fault in our Stars and If I Stay
  • the Actual Tearfess – The Fault in our Stars
  • Less Lovable – Endless Love

Horror

  • The Favourite – The Purge: Anarchy and Annebelle
  • The Scariest – Annabelle and Deliver US From Evil
  • The Trying too Hard – Oculus

Adaptions

  • The Favourite – Divergent and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • The “It’s just like the book,” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Gone Girl
  • The “it can’t be the same book,” –  Divergent

Action/Blockbuster

  • The Favourite – Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America 2: Winter Solider
  • The “OMG!! Did that just happened” – X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardian of the Galaxy
  • The “really that’s the best the producers could have done” – Maleficent

 Rom-Com

  • The Favourite – About Last Night and That Awkward Moment
  • The “AWWWdorable” – What if, Two Night Stand and That Awkward Moment
  • The “just another stupid rom-com” – The Other Woman and Blended

Drama

  • The Favourite – The Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Interstellar
  • The “Hold up, that didn’t just happen” – The Foxcatcher, Whiplash, NightCrawler and Still Alice
  • The “That was a drama??” – Exodus: Gods & KIngs

*Some of the movies fall into more than one genre example all the movies in drama are adaptations which makes it hard to categorize them.*

All the movies that came out this year stood out in their own ways and alot of them aren’t even mentioned in this list and it goes to show that you can’t make a best movies 2014 list. Even if you break them down month by month, or genre by genre, it hard to choose one movie to triumph above the rest. Even more I can think of movies that I didn’t mentions on this, that I will remember for a long time to come. This year movies were good and next year is going to be better and the year after that will be even better.

Comment below which movie you enjoyed most this year and the ones you can watch 1000 times without getting bored?

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