Few characters feel as necessary to a genre as Jason Voorhees. The iconic serial killing monster has been in many frustrating and sometimes bad films. Yet few would accuse Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter as being one of those films. A seeming swan song for the boy lost in the woods, The … Continue reading 31 Horror Days of Halloween – ‘Friday the 13th – Part IV: The Final Chapter’ Remains The Grand-Daddy of the Slashers
Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win
We're here at the precipice of the 94th annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will award the best of film in 2021 (even though some mistake it for the 2022 Oscars). Let's jump right into a contentious season and fire off some picks. Best Animated Short And the nominees are: Affairs of the Art Bestia Boxballet … Continue reading Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win
92nd Academy Award Nominations – Joker Leads the Chaos
Another crazy year at the cineplex has delivered an even crazier Oscars. With 11 nominations, the controversial Joker leads the pack. Meanwhile presumed front runners 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood all broke double digits. Perhaps the biggest story coming out of the nominations will be a focus on the lack … Continue reading 92nd Academy Award Nominations – Joker Leads the Chaos
Final 92nd Oscar Predictions – It’s a Hollywood Kind of Year
This year has been a condensed season, and because of that, expect to hear many of the same films dominate. In most seasons, the extra ten days allow unusual narratives to develop in some categories. For others, it allows the competition to get their final shots off, weakening the strongest films. This year, I'm expecting … Continue reading Final 92nd Oscar Predictions – It’s a Hollywood Kind of Year
Catching Up on the Guilds 2020: An Oscar Precursors Roundup
Total Guild Nominations: Abominable - CAS (1) American Factory - ACE (1) Apollo 11 - ACE (1), CAS (1) Avengers: Endgame - SAG (1) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - SAG (1) Bombshell - SAG (4) Dolemite is My Name - ACE (1) Echo in the Canyon - CAS (1) The Farewell - ACE (1) Ford v Ferrari - … Continue reading Catching Up on the Guilds 2020: An Oscar Precursors Roundup
We Bought a Pod Episode 50: How to Train Your Academy to not Pick Crappy Best Picture Winners
Hello and welcome to our two year anniversary here at the pod! We've got a hot one where Aj and I go over the great and the not-so-great at the Oscars! Also we review the box office powerhouse How to Train Your Dragon 3. I heard Stephen Spielberg cried after reading the script! Does … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 50: How to Train Your Academy to not Pick Crappy Best Picture Winners
Oscar Post-Mortem: 5 Things The Academy Should Change, 5 Things They Should Not
What do you want changed about the Oscars? AJ breaks down the 5 things the show should keep, and 5 things that need to be fixed ASAP.
Oscars 2019: Find All the Winners and Staff Picks Here!
Follow along with the team at We Bought a Blog as we pick our winners for the Oscars. AJ will be updating the list all night with the winners. He'll also give some commentary after each winner as they go. Check back throughout the night to hear who wins the top prizes on Oscar night! … Continue reading Oscars 2019: Find All the Winners and Staff Picks Here!
If I Had an Oscar Ballot Part 5: AJ’s Ballot For the 91st Academy Awards (With the Current Nominees)
With less than 48 hours until the actual 91st Academy Awards, the Oscars are set to take over the night in entertainment. With that in mind, I've talked about what I would do differently as a member of the Academy. However, if I had an actual ballot with this lineup, who would I be voting … Continue reading If I Had an Oscar Ballot Part 5: AJ’s Ballot For the 91st Academy Awards (With the Current Nominees)
We Bought a Pod Episode 47- The Weebies! (oh and also the Oscars I guess)
Welcome to We Bought a Pod! This week we are talking Oscar Noms (or lack there of). We also give out our first annual Weebie Awards! Who won? Who lost? Who cares? We do! Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting and see you guys next week. Peace - Aaron