And the Oscar Nominees Are…

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The nominees are in so to quote the Joker from Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning performance in the Dark Knight, “And here…we…GO!

This year the Academy nominated only 8 films for Best Picture.  A very interesting group of films.  It looks to be between Birdman and Boyhood, but don’t sleep on Sniper making it a race.

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

First thoughts:  No Lego Movie in Best Animated Feature!?!?  No Life Itself in Best Documentary!?!?  Thought Steve Carrell would miss out on Best Actor but he bumped his way to the front of the line!  My worst movie of 145 films got a Best Foreign Film nomination as expected.

Expect more in depth commentary on who will win, who SHOULD Win, and any surprises or snubs along the way!

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Gabbing Geek Weekend Box Office Report

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Thank Goodness!

Debuting in the box office wasteland that is January?  A film so bad Ryan contemplated filing charges in his review?  Facing a competitive NFL Playoff Weekend?

Despite all these things that should have killed it, Taken 3 hit big this weekend.

May God have mercy on all of us.

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Cumberbatch Announces Baby. Jenny’s Dreams Are Crushed.

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According to Digital Spy Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter – they’re expecting a Cumberbaby!

Congratulations Benedict. If you need a babysitter, Jenny is willing and ready.

Watson’s Top 145 Movies of 2014!

This week, I unveiled my Top 20 and bottom 20 movies.  What about the other 105 flicks that made up the crazy list?  For your browsing amusement, here is the ENTIRE list of 2014 movies viewed by Gabbing Geek film fan extraordinaire.  Enjoy!

The best films of the year deserve much greater examination.  For a full review of each film #1-10, check out my list.

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“Hello, Jenny. If you had been in the 1950s, I wouldn’t have been chemically castrated because you could have changed me!”

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Watson’s Top Ten Movies of 2014!

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Ah.  Now we get to the cream of the crop!  The ten best films of 2014!  Hope you enjoyed your year of films as much as I did mine.  This was a strong year for movies; both blockbuster and arthouse.  While there wasn’t an all-time Hall of Fame entry (like Dark Knight or Godfather), we did have many 5 star worthy films.   Any of these ten films would have been a worthy choice for #1, in fact many of them even flirted with the top spot during the year, but when the dust settled here was the final list.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Is Not A Risk Because…Marvel.

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In a Wall Street Journal interview about recent projects, Cumberbatch had to respond to the question of whether his leading role as Doctor Strange is a career risk after playing the more serious role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. And what do you think he said?

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Benedict Cumberbatch Related to Richard III?

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Well Hot dog!!! Jenny always knew that Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing, but who knew he was related to a king! Okay, maybe that is stretching it a bit, but none the less, check out what University of Leicester Professor Kevin Schurer has to say about it:

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Weekly Box Office Report

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Peter Jackson struck a deal with AT&T to send you not one, but THREE cell phone bills!

 

A New Year, a new box office report.  Hobbit:  Five Armies holds the Box Office crown for a third weekend, meaning that all six of the Middle Earth films held the one ring for at least three weekends.  Hobbit 3 brought in $21.9M in the first weekend of the New Year and is approaching the magic $750M globally.  We assume that now Peter Jackson and team are wondering if they can go There and Back Again…and back another time.

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