Part 31: Animated Feature Nominees

“The lesson here, my daughters, is that Afghanistan has always been the home of the bravest women in the world. You are all brave women.” – the Father, The Breadwinner It was a very animated day…pun intended.  In my opinion, this is one of the weaker categories this season.  Big shocker that yet another Pixar…

Part 30: Strong Island

“How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?” – Yance Ford, Strong Island Nominations Best Documentary Feature My Two Cents This documentary feature is about William Ford, Jr who was shot and killed in New York during an incident at a car garage.  A Grand Jury elected to not file charges against the man…

Part 29: Animated Short Nominees

“You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream, And I’ll always love you for it.” – Kobe Bryant, Dear Basketball I don’t typically watch the animated shorts, but I figured hey…why not.  Plus they were all available (for free) to view. Here’s a quick review of the nominated films for Best Animated Short (please keep…

Part 28: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

“You look like Mary Poppins” – Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Nominations Best Visual Effects Basic Plot This is a Marvel comics superhero movie based on the superhero team called Guardians of the Galaxy.  In this movie, the team has been hired to protect batteries (seriously?!?) by a…

Part 27: Get Out

“I’m T.S. mother-f#&*in’ A. We handle shit.  That’s what we do.  Consider this situation f#&*in’ handled.” – Rod Williams, played by LilRel Howery, in Get Out Nominations Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay Basic Plot Rose is taking her boyfriend Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her parents.  Her parents Missy and…

Part 26: Kong – Skull Island

“I am the calvary” – LTC Packard, played by Samuel L Jackson, in Kong Skull Island Nominations Best Visual Effects Basic Plot Ok.  So basic gist of this one is as follows.  We jump in right when the US pulls out of the Vietnam War.  A couple of researchers want to go to this newly…

Part 25: Blade Runner 2049

“Is it real?” – K, played by Ryan Gosling, in Blade Runner 2049 Nominations Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects Basic Plot One may think this is a movie about ice skating or winter sports, but alas, it is not.  Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is a blade…