Bold Predictions: 2016 Edition- Watson’s Rebuttal

goldcoinsI’m totally off the grid these days, but Ryan’s predictions are so bad I had to come in and rip them to shreds and give you the REAL numbers.  His bold predictions about how the 2015 domestic box office would turn out were pretty weak.  He called his performance was mixed–but for him mixed was chocolate plus peanut butter.  In reality, it is a mix of Ex-lax and motor oil.  So I am going to go, one by one, through his 2016 picks and give the real number.  We have a lunch bet on who has the lowest delta between the acutals and their predictions.  NO PRICE IS RIGHT RULES IN EFFECT!

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Bold Predictions: 2016 Edition

goldcoinsOne year ago I made some bold predictions about how the 2015 domestic box office would turn out.  My performance was mixed–got some, missed some others.  But now it’s time to look ahead to 2016.  Jump after the break to see what I predict will be the top ten grossing films of the year along with 33 other movies I’m making some bold predictions on!

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Trailer Time: Kung Fu Panda 3

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Hey, look, a new Kung Fu Panda movie!  And they got Bryan Cranston and JK Simmons playing new characters!  Neat!

Oh, wait…January release?  Er…

Trailer after the cut.

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5 Unanswered Questions From Terminator: Genisys That We’ll Never Know Now

"I've come back in time to murder the answers to your questions.  It won't stop anything but will be highly annoying.  I'm basically the Steve Urkel of time travel warfare."
“I’ve come back in time to murder the answers to your questions. It won’t stop anything but will be highly annoying. I’m basically the Steve Urkel of time travel warfare.”

Terminator: Genisys faces an uphill battle to get a sequel after a horrible opening weekend left it with a long slog to hit $100 million domestically.  Which is a shame for all the interesting things the story did for the franchise.  Judging by the sub-30% score on Rotten Tomatoes, Jimmy Impossible and I may be the only people who enjoyed this movie so we’ll never know how these X questions will be resolved.  Jump after the break to see what we’re left wondering.

SPOILER WARNING: THE REST OF THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR TERMINATOR: GENISYS.

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Gabbing Geek Oscar Reax!

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What a night last night.  Want to know who shined and who stunk?  Read on!

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The Best and Worst Performances in a Superhero Movie By Oscar Winning Actors

Spared from the bottom five solely because of lowered expectations?
Spared from the bottom five solely because of lowered expectations?

It’s Oscar season, and we are looking for a Gabbing Geek way to cover Hollywood’s biggest night, so today we take a look at the best and worst performances by an Oscar Winning performer while playing a character in a comic book superhero film.  Some of them were future winners when they donned the tights, others already had the Oscars on the shelf.

We are leaving out movies like Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles and other non-superhero comic films, so you gotta be a superhero property to be eligible here! So who is the best and who is the worst (and a bonus for comic completionists, the full list of every Oscar winning performer to play in the genre!)?  Let’s read on, shall we?

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Gabbing Geek Analysis: 2015 Oscar Nominations

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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!

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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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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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