The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were revealed a couple of days ago. As always, there were great surprises, disappointingly safe choices, and frustrating ‘snubs.’ I’ve now had some time to think about the decisions that the various branches of the Academy made, and I want to share with you a couple of thoughts that I have had over the course of the last two days or so. I’m going to talk about a couple of Oscar snubs, but, mostly, I want to talk about the Best Director-category. Or, rather, one of the nominees in that category. Continue reading “Reaction to the 93rd Academy Awards Nominations”→
Okay, I know. This is insane. But I enjoyed doing it last year, so it’s happening again! The 91st Academy Awards haven’t even been held, and I’ve only seen, like, twelve films from 2019 at this point. I love writing about the awards season, but, to be honest with you, I find the annual best picture frontrunner backlash to be draining. So, therefore, I think it’s much easier for me to write about next year’s awards season. And don’t you worry, I have a pretty good idea of what is coming out this year. So, without further ado, let’s get to it. Continue reading “Crazy Early 92nd Academy Awards Predictions – Special Features #46”→
Okay, I know. This is insane. The 90th Academy Awards haven’t even been held, and I’ve only seen like ten or eleven films from 2018 at this point. But I love writing about the awards season, but, to be honest with you, I find the annual best picture frontrunner backlash to be draining. So, therefore, I think it’s much easier for me to write about next year’s awards season. And don’t you worry, I have a pretty good idea of what is coming out this year. So, without further ado, let’s get to it. Continue reading “Crazy Early 91st Academy Awards Predictions – Special Features #16”→
Now, I still haven’t gotten a chance to see La La Land as it hasn’t been released in Denmark yet. So it’s tough for me to really say if La La Land deserves every nomination it got. But it did get a record-tying 14 nominations for the Academy Awards, which only Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve and James Cameron’s Titanic have gotten before. Continue reading “Will La La Land Break the Record For Most Oscar Wins?”→
On the 10th of January 2016 Ricky Gervais hosts the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. In this Motion Picture Thoughts post I predict the winners in the film categories. Carol may have the most nominations, but I definitely think this is Spotlight‘s year. Keep in mind that these aren’t necessarily the films I want to see win, these are just who I think will. Continue reading “Golden Globe Awards: Predictions – Motion Picture Thoughts #3”→
For the uninitiated: This is a new weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things Marvel. Now that I’ve reached six posts on this feature, this will be the only introduction to the feature.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Superhero-Hype that is. Be prepared for somewhat of a darker post this week – it is truly grim at times.
Now, I’m not going to kick off this post by spelling doom for my fellow nerds and geeks out there, but the laymen have caught onto us. They figured out just how well it’s working, and soon people will realize how Marvel, Sony, Fox and Warner Bros. have no reason to stop pitching new ideas – they have no reason to stop creating, filming, writing new superhero films.
Sure, I’m preaching to the choir – you know how many films are coming out. And so far it hasn’t really been a problem – but do you know why? Because we’ve only had two problematic years for comic book movies. In 2013 no mainstream superhero movie was loved by all comic book readers. I liked Iron Man 3, but I’m in the minority – Man of Steel wasn’t a success and Thor: The Dark World was… Well it was Thor: The Dark World. A dark twist on a universe that was so well painted in the Branagh-Thor. Wait, I’m in the minority on that one, too? Yikes. But I digress. 2014 was extremely successful. Guardians of the Galaxy was the biggest hit of the summer, some say the year, Days of Future Past was well-liked – and critics loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But in 2015 and beyond, too many of our nerd dreams are coming true.
In 2015 we are seeing new iterations of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator, Avengers, Fantastic Four – heck, even Ant-Man‘s getting a film. But, sadly, this is killing the mainstream audience – we’re testing their patience. 11 beloved nerd-films are to be released in 2016 – a year that may finally burst the superhero bubble. But here are my questions – can it be avoided? Will it kill the entire genre? And which films will be the ones we’ll forever blame for this?
After ending my regular season picks and predictions season I felt that a heavy weight was off my shoulders – but having seen how much I enjoy the playoffs this year, I’ve decided to give you my playoff prediction.
See, originally in my NFL 2014 Season Preview-post I called a lot of things wrong – though I still stand by the idea that Jay Cutler has had a great year, I did not see the Chicago-nosedive coming – and I definitely didn’t see the failure of the NFC South coming. Not at all.
In my season preview-post, however, I predicted that the Seattle Seahawks would defend their Super Bowl crown against last year’s opponent again – the Denver Broncos. Do I think that’s still possible? Yes. Is it my prediction? See below.
For the regular season picks and predictions, week-by-week, I ended up with a win-percentage of 61 (158-98). I’m actually very pleased with that, with the NFC South and Chicago-nosedives in mind.
Now, last week I went 2-2 in the playoff-prediction. I predicted that the Panthers & Ravens would lose – but that the Cowboys and Colts would defeat the Lions and Bengals respectively.
Here’s my prediction for the rest of the playoffs:
After getting 75% of my predictions for Week 1 correct, I’m feeling pretty confident. Today, I’ll release my newest power ranking, as well as release the usual 4 weekly predictions. Firstly, here is the update power ranking – note that I’m testing some new team categories, this week I will name one ‘pretender‘ team that is overrated or will be sooner rather than later (I’ve overrated them, accordingly):
Seattle Seahawks ↔
Denver Broncos ↔
San Francisco 49ers ↔
Cincinnati Bengals ↑
Indianapolis Colts ↑
Atlanta Falcons ↑
Miami Dolphins ↑
New England Patriots ↓
Carolina Panthers ↓
Philadelphia Eagles ↓
Minnesota Vikings ↑
New Orleans Saints ↓
Green Bay Packers ↔
Pittsburgh Steelers ↑
Arizona Cardinals ↑
Chicago Bears ↓
Baltimore Ravens ↓
Buffalo Bills ↑
Detroit Lions ↔
Washington Redskins ↓
San Diego Chargers ↓
St. Louis Rams ↓
Kansas City Chiefs ↓
Tennessee Titans ↑
Houston Texans ↑
Tampa Bay Buccaneers ↓
Cleveland Browns ↔
New York Giants ↓
Jacksonville Jaguars ↓
Dallas Cowboys ↑
New York Jets ↓
Oakland Raiders ↓
Week 2 Predictions
Nevermore: In what will be a tough matchup between the Ravens and the Steelers, the Ravens will ultimately beat the Steelers in Maryland. But as we now know, they shall see Rice play… Nevermore.
Kuechly Takes Over: Regardless of the starting quarterback, the Carolina Panthers will beat the Detroit Lions – due, in part, to a commanding defensive performance.
Titanium: In Tennessee, the Dallas Cowboys will once again look into the abyss – as they lose to Jake Locker’s Titans.
Melted Matty Ice: The cool Atlanta QB, Matt Ryan, will melt in Cincinnati as the Red Rifle will turn into the Red Hot Rifle, and liquify the Falcons’ QB. Bengals beat the Falcons.