Awards! Awards! More Awards!

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Yes…it’s that time of year again.  Time to get excited for end of the year awards and to pick and choose from the best of the best that 2013 had to offer.  I think we have a uniquely strong year for film so I’m interested to see what surprises (if any) the four major awards will have in store for us.

Strangely, I get so excited for nominations yet it’s followed by a strange sadness when movies I love fail to get nominated (the excellent indie film The Way Way Back didn’t get ONE nomination from the Spirit Awards!!).

So keep checking back here for my updates and opinions on all things award-worthy…last year I saw all but four films nominated for an Oscar…so stick with me if you want a leg up on your office pool.  I’ll tell you who I think will win, who I want to win, and who should win…

Let the fifth season of the year truly begin!

Important dates for you to remember!

The Golden Globe Awards
Nominations Announced: 12/12/13
Awards Given Out: 1/12/14

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards
Nominations Announced: 12/11/13
Awards Given Out: 1/18/14

The Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nominations Announced: Already announced!
Awards Given Out: 3/1/14

The Academy Awards
Nominations Announced: 1/16/14
Awards Given Out: 3/2/14

The Silver Bullet ~ Godzilla (2014)

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Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind.

Release Date:  May 16, 2014

Thoughts: Though he first arrived in 1954 in one of the many campy big rubber monster movies, ever since 1998’s Hollywood-ized version of Godzilla belly flopped at the box office that mean ole monster has been keeping a low profile here in the states, retreating to the deep waters from whence he came with his powerful tail between his legs.  Warner Brothers is giving the big guy another go in 2014 and this first teaser is a nicely compact taste of what audiences can expect from a new millennium Godzilla.

With a story by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) that led to a script Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) put a shine on, and featuring cast members like Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Bryan Cranston (Argo, Rock of Ages), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson(Savages, Anna Karenina), actors so diverse that you’d think they were in a spoof video on Jimmy Fallon, I’m digging what I’m seeing, finding this to be an effective first glimpse at Godzilla’s next bid for domination.