Announced this morning with great fanfare, this year’s Oscar lineup has been revealed…and it’s actually pretty great. From the long overdue Best Director nomination of Christopher Nolan, twice snubbed for The Dark Knight and Inception, for his masterwork Dunkirk, the surprise awards nods for the incredible Phantom Thread, which came at the very tail end […]
Another year, another set of Academy Award nominees. As always at The Beat, we like to zero in on the “nerd categories”, those films that are usually just reserved for Visual FX honors (where all the comic book movies tend to go), and the Animated side of things. Though a funny thing happened […]
Who made the Academy’s cut this year?
There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]
Michael Keaton finally had his big comeback year in 2014. With Birdman, and his very meta portrayal of a washed-up superhero actor, Keaton now finds himself as a leading contender for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Recently, he sat down with EPIX, along with some of his fellow competition for the award: Benedict Cumberbatch […]
[No comics content here. This falls under “pop culture” and general geekery. ] So, your waistline (and gastrointestinal tract) has recovered from the Super Bowl. You’re sick and tired of the weather. You seek another diversion. Well, next Sunday, Hollywood holds their soiree, handing out Oscar statuettes (“Academy Awards of Merit”, according to the rule […]
So, once again, Hollywood confabulates and celebrates the best of motion picture arts and sciences tonight, at the 85th Academy Awards. Among the many awards will be two showcasing the best in animation: Animated Feature Film and Short Film Animated. Many people have seen the feature films (or had a chance to…dunno how many actually […]