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

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

Beware the Moon David. It's An American Werewolf in London, a beloved horror-comedy unlike any that came before it. It even made Oscar history! Let's jump into the gory, silly, and sexy An American Werewolf in London.   00-6:15 - General Thoughts on the Movie 6:15- 9:30 - Recapping the Film 9:30 - 16:05 - John Landis, Animal … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

Updated Predictions for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (10/25/18)

Okay, we've had some time to see some results, see a few more films, and feel out the field a bit more. With that said, some movies went way up while others are struggling. Let's dive in and see what's going on. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM PREDICTIONS (10/25/18) The Favorites 1. Free Solo (National Geographic) - Dir. Elizabeth … Continue reading Updated Predictions for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (10/25/18)

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)

Can ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Be the First Marvel Oscar? The First Animated Feature Predictions (10/3)

It's been a sadly weak year for one of my favorite genres. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed some features this year, but it also feels...underwhelming? There are still films to check out, and that's why we're beginning the discussion for Best Animated Feature today. Another trailer dropped for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an … Continue reading Can ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Be the First Marvel Oscar? The First Animated Feature Predictions (10/3)

Oscar Season Begins! First Predictions for Documentary Race (9/28)

We're in Oscar season! It's one of my favorite times of the year, and this means it's time to check out some of the early races. Let's get it kicked off with one of the most exciting races of the year, the Documentary Feature race. First, we're ranking the top 20 documentaries in the order … Continue reading Oscar Season Begins! First Predictions for Documentary Race (9/28)

A Look at What the “Most Popular” Lineups Would Have Been Since 2009

Yesterday, the Academy of Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group responsible for the Oscar announced they'll be running a new category for "Achievement in Popular Filmmaking." Beyond the fact that it is insulting to potential blockbuster films to be labeled as a different type of film, many have immediately worried that the Academy will go … Continue reading A Look at What the “Most Popular” Lineups Would Have Been Since 2009

New Oscar Rules Adds a “Achievement in Popular Film,” Which is BS

As someone who follows the Oscars, it's been an interesting few years to watch how other people view the awards. Often, those of us who love them, are met with skepticism and disregard for the ceremony. "They never award the best movies anyway" is a common issue I hear, and to be honest, I agree. … Continue reading New Oscar Rules Adds a “Achievement in Popular Film,” Which is BS

Oscars: AMPAS Invites Record 928 New Members to the Academy

For decades, many have been concerned about the lack of diversity within the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group who votes on the Oscars. Today, AMPAS made another step towards adding diverse voices to the prestigious awards body. According to the Academy's website, 928 new members were extended invitations to join the … Continue reading Oscars: AMPAS Invites Record 928 New Members to the Academy