The Oscar Project
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the very first Nominee Watch of 2019. We have officially passed the point of no return for films to receive nominations for the Academy Awards that will be handed out in late February so we're starting a new crop of posts about films that just might receive nominations for NEXT YEAR'S awards.
Unfortunately, there is not much to offer from an Oscar perspective this weekend. I suggest taking this opportunity to catch up on the potential Oscar nominees from 2018 you may have missed. You can see the current short lists for several categories along with viewing options for many of the films.
We start the year off with a little horror film that features the most realistic escape room with the caveat that you have to "find the clues, or die."
As this week's only new wide release, it's easy to see why they waited until after the Christmas rush to get this into theaters. There are no big names in this film, it's not part of any major franchise (yet), and after the more thought provoking films and action pieces we've seen recently, this one is more apt to get you on the edge of your seat.
The premise here seems simple enough, a group of people are trapped together in an escape room, but they don't realize the "game" has started until it's too late.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?