A report from iHorror says that filming for Beetlejuice 2 is set for later this year.
Look, I know the original Beetlejuice was a popular movie when it came out, and there’s been talk of a sequel off and on since then. There was even a title floating around, I believe, known as Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. And a certain Ghost with the Most would probably lend itself to more stories if anyone really wanted to…but why now? It’s been a couple decades, and even with supposed interest from Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder, this sounds a lot like rounding up the surviving members of the Animal House cast and doing another one of them…
I finally got around to seeing Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Innocence). What I haven’t done since as of me writing this is listen to the spoiler-filled podcast reaction from the Gabbing Geeks on the subject of this movie. Well, I may get to that soon, too, but for now, let’s ask a basic question:
This week on the podcast, Ryan and Watson managed not to spend the whole recording discussing box office totals, the sort of thing that makes me really miss Jenny. Jenny, you see, like me does not care for that stuff. But those two guys will discuss it to the pain.
TO THE PAIN!
Still, they were good this week, so what about the Oscars?
Oh…my…God! The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games. I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football. It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute. I was talking about the Oscar nominations. Sorry. I get distracted sometimes! Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!
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.
Grand Budapest Hotel
Theory of Everything
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!
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.
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.
Peter Hammond of Deadline.com poses the question, “Should there be 10 slots for the acting categories?” In all fairness to Mr. Hammond, who is quite astute in his assessment of the field, he does acknowledge that readers will come after him for his opinion. It almost makes me want to avoid criticizing him, as I appreciate self-awareness.