The narrative going into this weekend was that “Focus” would mark a comeback of sorts for Will Smith. His first lead role since the career stumbling block two years ago that was “After Earth,” “Focus” was supposed to be an easy lay-up for Smith, a sleek, star-powered caper comedy that would face little competition in… Continue reading Box Office: Will Smith's Lost 'Focus' and the Oscars Effect
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This year’s edition of Oscar madness is finally dying down, and now that the winners have been crowned, it seems like there is only one final, Oscars-related question to ask (for this column, at least).
How did the Oscars treat geeky movies this year?
While my gut reaction is to write off the latest Academy Awards ceremony as yet another blanket… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Did the Oscars Treat Geeky Movies This Year?
Are we sure there were no imposters on stage at the Oscars this year? If there weren’t, then Hollywood got off better than the Czech Republic, which had its equivalent of the Academy Awards in Prague this past Saturday. Someone claiming to be comedic actor Jim Carrey took to the stage of the Czech Lion Awards ceremony, and the guy got… Continue reading See How a Jim Carrey Look-alike Tricked the Czech Oscars
During an Oscars night that was mostly fueled by politics — from Patricia Arquette’s moving female-equality speech to Common’s powerful “Glory” acceptance speech to Citizenfour winning Best Documentary — it was The Lego Movie‘s silent protest that may have stolen the show.
The Lego Movie wasn’t nominated in the Best Animated Feature category (see all of the night’s winners here), and so when… Continue reading The Best Oscars Fun Fact (If You're a Batman Fan)
The Academy Awards have a long-established history of overlooking sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fare, but with so many great films coming out of our favorite, geek-friendly genres lately, it’s only a matter of time before the Oscars are forced to acknowledge what we’ve known all along: geeky films can be great films, too.
With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to ponder which films… Continue reading The Geek Beat: We Hand Out Oscars for the Year's Best Geek Movies