Yes, we’re going to be asking the same question everyone else asks just after the Academy Awards, because every year it becomes more and more pertinent. As far as the industry is concerned, it’s all a political play that’s as much a shot in the dark as it is a calculated move. So should we keep watching it? Should they even keep having it?
Welcome to another week of Manic Movie Magic, where we talk about horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and (as of late) comic movies. Last week provided us with some interesting news from the Sony-Marvel tug of war that is the ownership of Spider-Man. A truce was finally struck between the two, where the iconic web slinger can appear in the highly beloved and blockbuster destroying Marvel movies. But this is a good thing, or is Spider-Man not the miracle catch we think he is?
Starshine5050: Hello and welcome to another exciting Round Table! Today, we have myself, Elessar, Fenrir, and GuyInTheThirdRow.
Elessar: Hello all. I’m actually here voluntarily for once.
GuyInTheThirdRow: Damn, this is actually a nice table. Why did no one tell me we had this thing here?
Fenrir: First rule about Round Table…
Elessar: Don’t you say it.
Starshine5050: Today we are all here to talk about the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards, where the whites always get nominated and the technical awards don’t matter. First let’s start with the biggest snub of the season. Fenrir?
There are always categories presented during the Oscars which no one understands or know what to pick. For the most part, those are the technical awards that only mean things to the people who work in those films. However, the shorts, be they live action or animated typically get overlooked as well for not being in theaters for the consumption of the general public. Which is a real shame, because this is a very good year for animation on all fronts.
Let’s take a look at the 2015 Academy Award Nominees for Best Animated Short.
Webseries have become some of the most popular web content to date, accruing thousands of fans who obsessed over plots, actors, and GIFs. In the midst of the burgeoning era of these well-crafted and beloved series, many tried and failed to capture that same intensity. This one, Romance Of The Three Kitchens, deserved so much better.
British humor and horror are two very, very different beasts from their American counterparts. Stemming from different culture norms, decades of history, and politics, the separation is clear cut and sometimes things get lost in translation. That doesn’t, however, mean that some of them can’t be damn funny and scary. Typically, anything Simon Pegg is in.
Let’s take a look at A Fantastic Fear of Everything.