Friday, February 26, 2016

Oscar Predictions - Part Five

   It's that time. The final day of predictions. Part Four handled some major categories, but today gets down to the big races and the biggest prize of the entire night. There is no telling what will happen come Sunday night but one thing is certain; it'll be a great night for Hollywood. So finally, here my final predictions, Part Five: 

Gods of Egypt - Review

    As far as sword and sandal epics, getting them exactly right it a difficult task. Apparently really difficult as Gods of Egypt is a pretty sound example of what not to do. From a majority of bad performances to bad effects that look a decade old already, Gods of Egypt takes everything interesting about Egyptian mythology and lays it into a superhero type story.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Oscar Predictions - Part Four

   Another day, another round of nominees. Part Three finished off the minor awards, but the days keep flying by with Hollwood's biggest night only a couple days away now. The awards are bigger now and more competitive than any other, but there is also a little more ease with my predictions. But the major awards are not upon us and without further ado, here is Part Four:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oscar Predictions - Part Three

Yesterday, Part Two knocked out the rest of the technical awards as well as the music side of things. Today, Part Three handles those tough Short Films and the Best Documentary and Foreign Film as well. The day keeps approaching and the categories keep getting tougher, but alas here is Part Three:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oscar Predictions - Part Two

   Part One dealt with largely technical and design awards, but here Part Two finishes out the technical awards and knocks out the music as well. The big night is approaching fast, and with only five more days until the show, Part Two of the Oscar Predictions will knock out four more of the remaining nineteen categories. So without further ado, here is Part Two:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Oscar Predictions - Part One

   It’s finally that time of the year and oh what a great time it is. As the Oscars draw closer and closer, the big night being February 28th, the time has come to submit those final predictions. Over the next week, I Am Sam will feature a daily breakdown of particular categories, culminating in the big five awards on Friday. So without further ado, here is Part One:

Race - Review

   It’s always odd to me how long it takes for some biopics to be made and Race is absolutely bewildering. Jesse Owens is largely considered one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time and unfortunately not as well known, as he should be. But here in Columbus, the story is all too familiar and it’s about time the rest of the country gets to see how great Owens truly was.

The Witch - Review

    The rarity of a good horror has almost become as cliché as the horror clichés that already exist. It’s such a rare find among the cheaply made and jump scare filled travesties of the past decade or so. Nevertheless there are films that come about and prove just what a well made horror film can be. The Witch just so happens to be one of those films.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Deadpool - Review

   For so many years, fans have been waiting for the Deadpool movie that deserved to be made. The talent behind the newest superhero movie knew exactly what they were doing, from the marketing to the end credit scene, everything screamed Deadpool in every way, shape, and form. It’s perhaps one of the funniest movies of the last few years and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hail, Caesar! - Review

   The Coen Brothers have such an expansive and impressive resume that it shouldn’t be a shock that they love old Hollywood. Hail, Caesar! is their love letter to the times that were, and perhaps their way of directing an old Hollywood film in a manner of speaking. The directing duo have made some truly fantastic films over the years, placing immediate expectations on their newest, but did the new picture live up to the hype?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Review

   Perhaps the strangest book adaptation since Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes the classic story and inserts a rather jarring scenario involving zombies. While the idea is sound enough and the novel surely had enough of a following to warrant such an adaptation, the execution isn’t quite as great as it could be.