The Oscar Project
I've been putting together weekly preview videos for about four months pretty consistently, and I decided it's time to bring back my weekly preview post here on the website. If you prefer to have your preview in video form, I've included it below as well. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to bringing you more movie content.
I used to do these posts every week and I think I stopped in part because of Covid when there weren't any new releases out. I never picked it back up, but I enjoy doing them so I'm going to work on getting consistent with them again.
If there is anything you would like to see added to these posts, please drop a note in the comments below and don't forget to leave a note letting me know which one of these movies you are most looking forward to this weekend.
Father Stu: Reborn
After the return of Top Gun: Maverick to theaters last week, Sony is trying to cash in on bringing a movie back to theaters for a limited run during the holidays. Now with a 'PG-13' rating instead of 'R', Mark Wahlberg's biopic returns to theaters to tell the story of Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-Catholic priest.
Here's your chance to check it out in theaters once more or you can catch the full original version which is currently available on Netflix.
This may be one of the most anticipated movies in a long time (next week's big release aside) because it marks the return of Brendan Fraser to the big screen. The Whale tells the story of a teacher who weighs over 600 pounds as he strives to reconcile with his estranged teenage daughter.
The buzz around this film has been picking up in recent weeks and it is sure to get Fraser at least into the Oscar conversation, if not picking up a nomination for Best Actor.
Based on the biography Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies (affiliate link), this film seems like a bit of a downer since it's all about a man dying of cancer. Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag) stars as Kit Cowan who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, Home) is his partner Michael Ausiello who must deal with the thought of losing his friend and partner of 14 years. Sally Field (Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump) plays Cowan's mother.
The limited release slate is relatively small this week, but includes the following films:
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?