The Oscar Project
80 for Brady
I can't say I'm disappointed that Tom Brady isn't in the Super Bowl this year, and with his announcement earlier this week, I really hope it sticks this time and we never see him play in a Super Bowl again. Don't get me wrong, I respect his career and give him full props for what he's been able to achieve over the last two plus decades, but it's time to let other folks win some Super Bowls.
That said, despite my annoyance with Brady as a football player (mainly because he never played for my team) I am interested in this movie. I might not seem like the target demographic for this, but it is truly trying to bridge two groups of movie fans, older women like the protagonists, and football fans. Granted there is already some crossover in that audience, but this might be just the movie to get the 65+ female crowd back to theaters in a big way, and with no football games this weekend (other than the flag football Pro Bowl) if you want your football fix, this might be just the way to get it until next week. I also will love to see how these actresses are still at it in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s!
Knock at the Cabin
For a long time, M. Night Shyamalan has been a bit hit or miss when it comes to directing. He broke onto the scene with his 1999 film The Sixth Sense and followed that up with another Bruce Willis film, Unbreakable. Overall, his films have been up and down over the years, with his most recent outing (Old) not doing very well at the box office or with critics.
Unlike many of his films, this is based on an existing story, the book titled The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay. My biggest hope for this movie is that it's better than the book, which I read last fall in anticipation of this movie's release. Throughout the novel, I kept thinking that certain scenes would be better portrayed on screen and the novel just kept things far too drawn out for my liking. The ending was especially disappointing and I am curious to see what the end of the film is like.
My other interest in this film is seeing Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint in villain roles. We've seen Bautista in some "non-hero" roles in the past, but I haven't seen Grint in anything since Harry Potter, so I hope he is able to make that shift.
There are a bunch of options for limited releases if you aren't interested in the films above.
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?