Artemis Fowl fails it genre

Artemis Fowl (2020)

PG – 06/12/2020 (US) – Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction – 1h 35m

With the help of his loyal protector Butler, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, seeks to find his mysteriously disappeared father, and in doing so, uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

Is it Worth a Watch?

I had high hopes for this movie, it has a strong cast, the book was fantastic, and it had the potential to turn into a huge franchise. It’s not the worst movie ever and will likely be appealing to kids but it fails to connect with the older audience which is why I don’t think we’ll see a second.

Nerdy Popcorn Review

The CGI was awful, the magic didn’t resonate, and the story was kind of boring. I could see this movie being ok if the kids run out of content and you need something to put on.

Shia Labeouf’s Best Movie Yet?

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
Initial release: August 8, 2019 (Brazil)
Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Budget: 6.2 million USD
Nominations: Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film
Screenplay: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Such a great feel good movie, Shia Labeouf put in a incredible performance, but, the storyline had some unnecessary parts and the end of the movie left something to be desired, it all ended quickly.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Perfect date night movie or just a random feel good movie to watch.

Is The Call of the Wild worth Watching with your Pup?

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.
Release: February 21, 2020
Director: Chris Sanders
Box office: $107.6 million
Budget: $109 million USD

Get your Popcorn ready because I absolutely love Dogs, and when I saw the trailer for this I quickly called me Dog over so we could watch it together. Harrison Ford is a absolute legend and I can honestly say that there are few Harrison Ford movies that I don’t like.

I had a couple issues with this movie, it all felt very rushed and for some reason the story splits between two main characters, which kind of threw me off. I also felt like they could of had a little better continuity. There were 4-5 different stories that didn’t really intertwine.

The movie was enjoyable, and Ford was great, but the biggest flaw in this movie was the fact that all the dogs in every scene are CGI. No real dogs in any of the scenes, I understanding doing this if the Dogs have lines and a dialogue but they don’t, so it just seemed odd. The CGI is probably why the budget for this movie was $100M plus – if they would of used real Dogs, it may have reduced the budget and made it much more enjoyable.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is kind of a fun family movie, although, there is some seriously heavy parts. I enjoyed watching it with my dog but he didn’t enjoy it as much because the Dogs were all CGI in the movie.

Is ‘The Gentlemen’ Guy Ritchie’s Best Movie Yet?

Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes — including bribery and blackmail — from shady characters who want to steal his domain.
Initial release: January 1, 2020
Director: Guy Ritchie
Box office: $48.4 million USD
Budget: $22 million USD

Get your Popcorn ready we’ve got a powerful cast of actors being directed by the legendary Guy Ritchie! Everyone I know was excited for this one. I like a good British gangster movie and it’s been a while since I’ve seen one. I didn’t love how the story was told in the beginning, I found it a little confusing and needless, but as the movie went on the strong performances of the characters made me forget about how the story was being told.

I give this a Nerdy Popcorn review a VERY respectable 7.2/10 – This is a easy movie to watch, I feel like you can do this one on date night, with the guys, or even as a family (Without kids under 14). Enjoyable and well acted. Well Done Sir.

Can Underwater Rise Up to Expectations?

Available online Now.

Initial release: January 8, 2020
Director: William Eubank
Box office: $40.9 million
Budget: 65 million USD

Get your Popcorn ready, Underwater movie review up next, everyone who’s seen the trailer want’s to know if it’s as good as the trailer made it seem. Short Answer is No. Honestly I had my hopes up for this movie, I typically love sci-fi style movies, but this one just missed the mark. I love the story idea but everything seems rushed. This movie had potential but the screenplay was terrible, not really worth watching. There wasn’t enough time in the movie to connect with anyone in the movie. There were some cool scenes but they were just meh.

I give this a Nerdy Popcorn review 3.3/10. I can’t figure out one scenario in which this movie would be fun to watch.

Top 5 Classic Comedies on Netflix Right Now

Step Brothers (2008)

Release date: July 25, 2008 (Canada)
Director: Adam McKay
Budget: 65 million USD
Screenplay: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Superbad (2007)

Release date: August 17, 2007 (Canada)
Director: Greg Mottola
Box office: 170.8 million USD
Screenplay: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Initial release: May 20, 2004
Director: Danny Leiner
Box office: 23.9 million USD
Budget: 9 million USD

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Release date: July 15, 2005
Director: David Dobkin
Box office: 288.5 million USD
Budget: 40 million USD
Screenplay: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Initial release: July 26, 2006 (Hollywood)
Director: Adam McKay
Box office: 163 million USD
Budget: 42.5 million USD
Screenplay: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Oscar Alert: Will Sam Mendes win Best Director for 1917?

“Anyone who appreciates cinema should see this movie, any casual movie lovers should also see this movie, as a matter of fact everyone should see this movie.”
-NerdyPopcorn

Colin Firth

Sam Mendes is at the top of the list for the Oscar for best director, if he wins it’ll best his second, he won at the 72nd Academy Awards for his first major motion picture, American Beauty. Since then he has Directed numerous big budget movies, none of the were met with the same critical acclaim, however, 1917 has. 21 years after his first win Mendes, who still shoot movies on film instead of digital, is taking us on the journey of a pair of British servicemen tasked with delivering a message in the middle of battle.

The cinematography is beautiful, the flow of the camera as it follows the character is flawless , even if you don’t like war movies you’ll be mesmerized by the camera work. The movie has a beautiful amount of tension, which is a result of the music, done by Thomas Newman, whose resume also includes American Beauty. What I absolutely love about this movie is that you could never guess what happens next, Mendes does a fantastic job capturing the uncertainty of war, which gives you a sense of dread as you watch the story unfold.

The two lead actors are virtually unknown, but Mendes accounts for this by surrounding them with Hollywood royalty, within the first 15 minutes you’ll see appearances by Colin Firth and Andrea Scott, brief but strong performances by both. 1917 is a perfect example of what can be achieved when you have some of the best in the world behind the scenes, the acting was fabulous, but what makes this story special is the collaboration between director/writer, cinematography, music, and photography.

This movie will win both Best Picture and Best Director. Entertainment value is through the roof, minimal slow and drawn out parts, and never a dull moment. Anyone who appreciates cinema should see this movie, any casual movie lovers should also see this movie, as a matter of fact everyone should see this movie.

Spielbergs 20 Most Iconic Movies.

WAR HORSE (2011)

Critics Consensus: Technically superb, proudly sentimental, and unabashedly old-fashioned, War Horse is an emotional drama that tugs the heartstrings with Spielberg’s customary flair.

Synopsis: Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse be

Starring: Peter Mullan, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

MUNICH (2005)

Critics Consensus: Munich can’t quite achieve its lofty goals, but this thrilling, politically even-handed look at the fallout from an intractable political conflict is still well worth watching.

Synopsis: ‘Munich’ recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians.

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)

Critics Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford’s return in the title role is more than welcome.

Synopsis: After being forced to leave Marshall College under dubious circumstances, Indy joins forces with rebellious, young Mutt

Starring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)

Critics Consensus: A sentimental tale that reveals great emotional truths in American history.Synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)

Critics Consensus: It may be too “dark” for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood’s finest filmmaking teams in vintage form.

Synopsis: The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

DUEL (1972)

Critics Consensus: Duel makes brilliant use of its simple premise, serving up rock-solid genre thrills while heralding the arrival of a generational talent behind the lens.

Synopsis: In this TV movie, Dennis Weaver is driving down a deserted Southern California highway when he passes a large gas truck

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel, Jacqueline Scott

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)

Critics Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

Synopsis: The third installment in the Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade evokes many of the thrills

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

THE POST (2018)

Critics Consensus: The Post’s period setting belies its bitingly timely themes, brought compellingly to life by director Steven Spielberg and an outstanding ensemble cast.

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

LINCOLN (2012)

Critics Consensus: Daniel Day-Lewis characteristically delivers in this witty, dignified portrait that immerses the audience in its world and entertains even as it informs.

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974)

Critics Consensus: Its plot may ape the countercultural road movies of its era, but Steven Spielberg’s feature debut displays many of the crowd-pleasing elements he’d refine in subsequent films.

Synopsis: In a desperate attempt to keep her baby from being taken away by state authorities, a young wife helps her.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Michael Sacks, Ben Johnson

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

MINORITY REPORT (2002)

Critics Consensus: Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller.

Synopsis: Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Directed By: Steven Spielberg


BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)

Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.Synopsis: Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Critics Consensus: Anchored by another winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg’s unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefines the genre.

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII’s D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Critics Consensus: Jurassic Park is a spectacle of special effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg’s best sequences of sustained awe and sheer terror since Jaws.

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects team.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.

Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Wolf Kahler

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)

Critics Consensus: With help from a strong performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life wunderkind con artist Frank Abagnale, Steven Spielberg crafts a film that’s stylish, breezily entertaining, and surprisingly sweet.

Synopsis: Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Critics Consensus: Schindler’s List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg’s signature tender humanism to create the director’s dramatic masterpiece.

Synopsis: Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

JAWS (1975)

Critics Consensus: Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills.

Synopsis: Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Critics Consensus: Playing as both an exciting sci-fi adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg’s touching tale of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old.

Synopsis: Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood.

Starring: Tamara De Treaux, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

One of the Darkest Superhero Movies Ever Made – The Joker Now Online

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s truly breathtaking and that’s what Todd Phillips has done with Joker. This truly terrifying movie takes a deep look into mental illness and how society has failed those who suffer.

Do not delay, I highly recommend watching this for yourself. Here is a list of ratings from some of the most common rating sites:

IMDB: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Google: 93%

As a side note, Rotten Tomatoes is actually a joke and no one should rely on their highly flawed rating systems (More to come on that in a separate post).

Zombieland: Double Tap Released Online Early

Keep your eyes peeled because it looks like the much anticipated follow up to Zombieland has landed online earlier than it’s projected January 21st release date. To be fair – There should be literally zero wait time for movies to hit streaming services, it should be released as soon as there are no theaters still playing the movie.

The first movie was a welcomed changed from years of subpar Zombie movies. The casting was spot on and the Bill Murray cameo was perfect. It was a fun movie to watch and I really hope they’re able to recreate that same feeling – The biggest difference behind the scenes is the addition of David Callaham to the Screenplay team, David is responsible for writing the screenplay for Doom, The expendables, and more recently Wonder Woman 1984 (Set to be released 2020).

Here are the ratings from the top 3 sites:
IMDB: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Google: 90%

The Movie Brats that Changed Hollywood forever

These iconic directors have been very close friends for years, they all bonded over their love of movies, and would frequently hang out and talk movies. They would also talk shop and give feedback on each others films. Francis Ford Coppola famously told George Lucas that he thought Star Wars was dumb and didn’t understand it, he also suggested the Lucas added the scrolling text at the beginning of the movie to provide some context.

Francis Ford Coppola
American film director, producer, screenwriter, film composer, and vintner. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

Movies You Need to Watch:
The Rainmaker (1997)
Jack (1996)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The Godfather Trilogy (1972 – 1990)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Outsiders (1983)

George Lucas
An American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic. He served as chairman of Lucasfilm before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012.

Movies You Need to Watch:
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2003)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
American Graffiti (1973)
THX 1138 (1971)

Brian De Palma
Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama genres

Movies You Need to Watch:
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Carlito’s Way (1993)
Raising Cain (1992)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Casualties of War (1989)
The Untouchables (1987)
Scarface (1983)
Carrie (1976)

Martin Scorsese
An American and Italian filmmaker, actor and historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history.

Movies You Need to Watch:
The Irishman (2019)
Silence (2016)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Departed (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Casino (1995)
Cape Fear (1991)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Color of Money (1986)
The King of Comedy (1982)
Raging Bull (1980)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Mean Streets (1973)

Steven Spielberg
Steven Allan Spielberg KBE is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases.

Movies You Need to Watch:

Ready Player One (2018)
The Post (2017)
The BFG (2016)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Lincoln (2012)
Munich (2005)
The Terminal (2004)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Amistad (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Hook (1991)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The Color Purple (1985)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1941 (1979)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Jaws (1975)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Duel (1971)

Bad Boys for Life Coming in Hot

Not much is known about the plot of the 3rd installment in this franchise. Will Smith had this to say “Essentially Martin’s character wants to retire, something happens in the movie and my character really doesn’t want to retire. ‘There’s a mission we must go on and he’s refusing” Classic Bad Boys plot.

Will Michael Bay’s 6 Underground Blow Up on Netflix?

Netflix takes a stab at big budget mega action movies by teaming up director Michael Bay with everyone’s favourite actor, Ryan Reynolds, in the new 6 Underground. Anyone who follows Reynolds on social media will have seen numerous promo posts for this movie which usually included a car chase or explosion. The trailers promised a return to the golden days – think big explosions with even bigger budgets. Bay is known for his love of explosions, but within the first 30 minutes of this movie I got the sense that he may be trying to hard on this one.

Movie goers are all in for fun, action packed movies but we need them to make sense with a logical flow to the story. While watching 6 Underground it seemed like Bay just mapped out a bunch of explosions and then made a movie around them. It’s worth a watch but just be aware that there is a lack of substance to it. The emotional moments feels empty and the explosions seemed ill timed.

Overall, it’s a relatively fun movie to watch but the lack of plot and sloppy editing really take away from the movie.

Verdict: 2.5/5 from your friends at Nerdy Popcorn.

Live Action Remake of One of the Best Disney Movies!

Mulan (March 25th, 2020)

To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Initial release: March 25, 2020
Director
: Niki Caro
Budget: $290–300 million
Producers: Chris Bender, Jason Reed, Jake Weiner, Tendo Nagenda

2020 Golden Globe Nominations Released

The 2020 Golden Globes released it’s nominations this morning. Some surprising names on the list of nominees, Antonio Banderas is up for Best Actor for his role in Foreign Film “Pain and Glory”. I hope he wins this but his competition is fierce and Joaquin Phoenix or Christian Bale. Who do you think will win big at the 2020 Golden Globes. January 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. EST

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Irishman” (Netflix)
“Marriage Story” (Netflix)
“1917” (Universal)
“Joker” (Warner Bros.)
“The Two Popes” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)
“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)
“Knives Out” (Lionsgate)
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)
“Rocketman” (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)
Awkwafina (“The Farewell”)
Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)
Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)
Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Frozen 2” (Disney)
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Universal)
“The Lion King” (Disney)
“Missing Link” (United Artists Releasing)
“Toy Story 4” (Disney)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Farewell” (A24)
“Les Misérables” (Amazon)
“Pain and Glory” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Parasite” (Neon)
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Neon)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)
Annette Bening (“The Report”)
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)
Sam Mendes (“1917”)
Todd Phillips (“Joker”)
Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”)
Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (“Little Women”)
Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Joker”)
Randy Newman (“Marriage Story”)
Thomas Newman (“1917”)
Daniel Pemberton (“Motherless Brooklyn”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)
“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen 2”)
“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)
“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Best Television Series – Drama
“Big Little Lies” (HBO)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)
“Succession” (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)
Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Brian Cox (“Succession”)
Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Barry” (HBO)
“Fleabag” (Amazon)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“The Politician” (Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)
Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Ben Platt (“The Politician”)
Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)
Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Catch-22″ (Hulu)
“Chernobyl” (HBO)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
“Unbelievable” (Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)
Joey King (“The Act”)
Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)
Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)
Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)
Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)
Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)
Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)
Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
Toni Collette (“Unbelievable”)
Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)
Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”)
Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Coming Summer 2020 – Trailer Here!

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Director: Jason Reitman
Writers: Dan Aykroyd
Stars: Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd

All the regulars are back in what looks like a continuation of the original movies. I like this iteration already, small town kids adventure, it just looks like it’ll be fun.

Rise of Skywalker will Wrap Up an Epic Journey.

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.
Release date: December 19, 2019
Director: J.J. Abrams
Story by: George Lucas
Screenplay: J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio

Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood

Ellen Pompeo: $22 million 

With “Grey’s” now in its 14th season, Pompeo is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning more than $20 million a year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She’ll receive $575,000 per episode, a seven-figure signing bonus, producing fees and back-end equity in the deal, among other perks.

Charlize Theron: $23 million

Theron likes to balance her work in smaller films, like 2011’s Young Adult, with bigger-budget fare like last year’s Snow White and the Huntsman. She also starred in Prometheus, the kind-of prequel to Aliens which earned $403 million at the global box office. Theron supplements her movie money with high-paid endorsements for brands like Dior. She’s now adding behind-the-scenes duties to her resume, executive producing a Hatfields & McCoys pilot for NBC.

Margot Robbie: $23.5 million

Margot Robbie, meanwhile, earned between $9-10 million for reprising the role of Harley Quinn in 2020’s Birds Of Prey, a fee that was bolstered by her also serving as a producer on the film.

Elisabeth Moss: $24 million

Elisabeth Moss is revealed to net $1m per episode for her lead role in The Handmaid’s Tale as well as Norman Reedus who’ll earn that same amount after succeeding Andrew Lincoln as the lead star of The Walking Dead.

Kaley Cuoco: $25 million

Some of the highest paid actresses on television have long-running starring roles in hit network comedies and dramas currently on air. Sofia Vergara, who plays Gloria on Modern Family, was the highest-paid actress of 2017. Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) and Cuoco also made that list. Cuoco is now reportedly worth over $50 million.

Jennifer Aniston: $28 million

The magazine estimated her net worth at $110 million in 2007, $150 million in 2014, and $200 million in 2017. It listed her earnings as $19.5 million in 2018.

Sunday Funday: The Perfect Movie to Watch today.

Gremlins (1984)

Billy’s father gets him a pet from China with three very specific instructions. However, when Billy does not follow them, it unleashes a horde of monsters.
Initial release: August 10, 1984
Director: Joe Dante
Featured song: The Gremlin Rag (Full version)
Screenplay: Chris Columbus
Box office: 153.1 million USD

Movies Coming to Your Living Room In December

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – December 24th, 2019

Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

Release date: October 18, 2019 (Canada)
DirectorJoachim Rønning
Box office: $480.7 million
Budget: 185 million USD

Zombieland: Double Tap – December 24th, 2019

Zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock leave the confines of the White House to travel to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Along the way, they encounter other post-apocalyptic warriors and a group of survivors who find refuge in a commune. The scrappy fighters must now rely on their wits and weapons more than ever as they soon find themselves in a relentless battle against smarter, faster and seemingly indestructible zombies.

Release date: October 18, 2019 (Canada)
DirectorRuben Fleischer
Budget: $42–48 million
Box office: $117.7 million

The Addams Family – December 24th, 2019

Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family — Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma — are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams’ eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.

Release date: October 11, 2019 (Canada)
DirectorsConrad VernonGreg Tiernan
Budget: $40 million
Box office: $176.7 million

Lucy in the Sky – December 17th, 2019

After an awe-inspiring experience in outer space, an astronaut returns to Earth and starts to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

Initial release: October 4, 2019 (USA)
DirectorNoah Hawley
Box office: $319,976
Budget: 27 million USD

Joker – December 17th, 2019

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Release date: October 4, 2019 (Canada)
DirectorTodd Phillips
Box office: $1.040 billion
Budget: $55–70 million

Rambo Last Blood – December 3rd, 2019

Vietnam War veteran John Rambo tries to find some semblance of peace by raising horses on a ranch in Arizona. He’s also developed a special familial bond with a woman named Maria and her teenage granddaughter Gabriela. But when a vicious Mexican cartel kidnaps Gabriela, Rambo crosses the border on a… MORE

Initial release: September 18, 2019
DirectorAdrian Grunberg
Box office: $87 million
Budget: 50 million USD

Ad Astra – December 3rd, 2019

Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son — a fearless astronaut — must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father.

Release date: September 20, 2019 (Canada)
DirectorJames Gray
Budget: $80–100 million
Box office: $127.1 million

Disney sends Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on a Jungle Cruise

US Release Date: July 24, 2020
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra
Synopsis: Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.