This was a mixed bag of a night for the Oscars, and it will certainly spawn conversation for weeks on end. Rather than just rag on the things they did, of which there are several, I want to be mostly positive about this night. It does a disservice to great people who finally earned the … Continue reading “Don’t Turn on the M-Fing Clock”: Spike Lee, Black Panther, Green Book, and Positives on the Night
We Bought a Pod: Episode 49 – Alita: Battle OSCARS!!!
We're back (already I know!). It's Oscar time, and we wanted to get our picks out before the weekend starts. We also run through a review of Alita: Battle Angel. The time stamps are below! 00-10:10 - Alita: Battle Angel Review (Read AJ's Review here) 10:10 - 39:20 - Below-the-line categories, including the shorts, cinematography, and more 39:20 … Continue reading We Bought a Pod: Episode 49 – Alita: Battle OSCARS!!!
Predicting the 2019 Oscars (AJ’s Picks): This Is Going to Be a Bloodbath
This has been one of the craziest Oscar seasons in memory. It might be due to the number of strong films, the lack of all-timers, or the rise of populist hits, but who knows what's going to actually take home the gold? This year might have the widest variance of winners, and a sweep feels … Continue reading Predicting the 2019 Oscars (AJ’s Picks): This Is Going to Be a Bloodbath
Recap – 91st Oscars Nominations
The 91st Oscar nominations were announced today and they gave us some doozies. Below I've included all of the nominations in each of the 24 categories. Roma and The Favourite each got 10 nominations, even if they weren't all for the categories I guessed it they would get. Meanwhile, A Star Is Born and Vice each got 8 nominations. However, Bradley Cooper … Continue reading Recap – 91st Oscars Nominations
2019 Golden Globe Nominations and Quick Reactions
It's Golden Globe Nomination day! Let's go through the categories and check out the nominees. Vice led the way with 6 nominations, with A Star Is Born, Green Book, and The Favourite all with 5 nominations as well. BlacKkKlansman even scored 4 nominations for it's big guns, including John David Washington and Spike Lee. Let's jump into the nominations below! 76th Golden Globe Nominations Film … Continue reading 2019 Golden Globe Nominations and Quick Reactions
Review: Mahershala Ali is Too Good for the Mediocre ‘Green Book’
We've come a long way in the past decade when it comes to telling interesting narratives in film. Back in the 1990s, stories that took the "Kum ba yah" approach to race, struggle, and storytelling. It's nice to imagine a world where simple friendship can solve our biggest problems. However, the past twenty years have … Continue reading Review: Mahershala Ali is Too Good for the Mediocre ‘Green Book’
Box Office Report: With a ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ Grindelwald Takes the Top Spot
It's another good weekend for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Meanwhile, some of the other new releases struggled against box office champions of the last few weeks. So let's jump into the weekend results. The box office winner was Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (review) which put together a very strong weekend with $62.1 … Continue reading Box Office Report: With a ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ Grindelwald Takes the Top Spot
It’s Best Picture Time! Ahead of “A Star Is Born” Releasing This Weekend, Let’s Check In (10/4)
We've looked over a couple of the fun categories that we here at We Bought a Blog love to check in on. Documentary Feature is very deep. Animated Feature is not. However, this year has set itself up as a really strong year overall, even if it is a top-heavy one. This ranking is still … Continue reading It’s Best Picture Time! Ahead of “A Star Is Born” Releasing This Weekend, Let’s Check In (10/4)