The Oscar Project
This post is a week behind, but I wanted to at least put it here for archival purposes. There are a few wide release films that are coming out this weekend and I have my normal summaries below.
The list of limited release films is just the list with no descriptions this week. Sorry for slacking a little bit, but in the interest of time and getting this up, I didn't want to completely neglect the post.
This week's wide release films include Fahrenheit 11/9, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, and Life Itself. I am late putting up this post and it won't have as much detail on the limited releases as I normally do. No big explanations here, but sometimes life gets in the way of things and I wasn't able to get these set up before life happened.
I hope you enjoy the films and let me know your thoughts.
It's the second weekend of September and it looks like there is something for everyone this weekend. If you're into action, look no further than The Predator. For psychological thriller, check out A Simple Favor. If hard hitting drama is more your speed, look for White Boy Rick and for a historical biopic, you can go see Unbroken.
There is also an extensive list of limited release films of all varieties, some including big name actors like Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore, Emma Thompson, and Stanley Tucci just to name a few.
We didn't even make it a full month before the Academy realized it was getting enough push back and questions about the recently announce Best Popular Film award they intended to add to the upcoming award ceremony in February. The Academy announced in a Press Release on Wednesday that it will be rolling back the award for Best Popular Film for the 2019 ceremony and would be seeking "additional input regarding this category."
The release also included important dates for the following award year starting with the 2019 Governors Awards and on through the nominations and awards ceremony for the 92nd Oscars in February of 2020. These dates reflect the other news that was released last month about the earlier schedule over the next several years and reiterated plans to not broadcast all categories on television as they have in the past. Please check out my summary of these changes from last month.
This announcement will likely come as good news to many in the industry, and it is possible that the newly announced award may disappear altogether once the Academy reconsiders the need for such and award based on the feedback from the public as well as industry insiders.
We made it into the fall film season and it's time to get ready for some big films coming out in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the first batch is not the best so if you're strapped for cash to spend on movies, you may still want to wait a few weeks.
Curiously, there is a large group of French language films from various corners of the globe hitting theaters this weekend. I'm not sure if there is something in the French water, but it jumped out at me as I was reviewing the trailers for this post.
Now that we've passed Labor Day and it's back to school time for just about everyone, I thought it would be a good time to look ahead to the awarding of the Oscars in 2019 for films released this year. The first thing to look at is the key dates related to the nominations, voting, and when the awards are actually handed out.
November 18, 2018
The first key date is for the Governors Awards this November. If you watch the Oscars broadcast each year, you've seen some highlights of this event during the telecast. Awards handed out at this event include the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (most recently given to Francis Ford Coppola in 2010), the Jean Hersholt Humanitarin Award (Debbie Reynolds in 2015) and the Honorary Award (Angès Varda, Charles Burnett, Donald Sutherland, and Owen Roizman in 2017)
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?