Tag Archives: Drew Goddard

National Board of Review honors “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, and more

Just moments ago, the National Board of Review announced their 2015 awards. In a bit of surprise, Mad Max: Fury Road took their Best Film prize, while Matt Damon and Ridley Scott gave The Martian the best showing overall, taking Best Actor and Best Director, respectively. NBR’s winners are always[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Could “The Martian” be an actual threat to win Best Picture?

If you took a gander at my predictions at the end of last week, you might have noticed that the race for Best Picture (as well as Best Director) might very well be coming down to Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight or Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Right now, Spotlight is very much[...]

Which films have benefitted most from screening at the 53rd New York Film Festival?

On Saturday, the 53rd annual New York Film Festival came to a close. I’ve been at the festival for a number of years now, and I have to say…NYFF is always something special. The 2015 incarnation of the fest was no different, though for my money it wasn’t quite as[...]

The best films of Ridley Scott’s career

As of today, audiences can finally see Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian, which is one of my favorites of the year so far. Moreover, it’s a return to form for Scott, who has been on a bumpy road for quite some time. I had been all but ready to[...]

Could “The Martian” be this year’s blockbuster Hollywood Best Picture nominee?

I’ve written a fair amount about The Martian already this year, and still have more planned in advance of its release next week, but having seen the film now, I have more to say. First of all, it’s a terrific movie, one of my favorites of 2015 so far, and[...]

J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015

Much like I’ve been saying, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were.[...]

“The Martian” launches itself as an awards hopeful at the Toronto Film Festival

For months, I’d been predicting The Martian to win a bunch of Oscars in my early looks at the race. Honestly, how I felt the nominations would go didn’t necessarily reflect that, but rather what I thought the ideal performance of this interesting title could be. Well, I wound[...]

“Carol”: Looking at potential Best Adapted Screenplay Hollywood Contender

Hollywood Contenders: As you lovely ladies and gentlemen all must know by now, it’s one thing entirely to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what pundits like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to actually know something about who and what[...]

Matt Damon and Ridley Scott appear at the top of their game in early looks at “The Martian”

By now, I hope all of you have seen the downright amazing First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Starring Matt Damon, this potentially epic science fiction adventure has been my most anticipated film of the year ever since I learned that it had a 2015 release date. I really[...]

“Daredevil” on Netflix represents something new for the superhero genre

This past Friday, Netflix released Marvel’s latest superhero outing…a dark and gritty interpretation of Daredevil, specifically a 13 episode block that functions as season one of a new television series. Though possibly not binged on with the same fervor as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, Daredevil[...]
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