Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, while others have went the opposite route and chosen unknowns in the hopes of appealing to crowds with the clean slate a new-comer provides. Read more
Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year I really didn’t take issue with hardly any of the Oscar nominations, but still have to do my own thing. Overall, 2016 was a great and underrated year for movies. It was a very disappointing year for blockbusters, so there might be a perception out there that it was a bad year for movies, but for those willing to dig a little deeper, I found it to be a very solid year.
Written by: @jeremywilson412
In the words of Chris Harrison, “Coming up on this week’s episode (recap) of The Bachelor…”
The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders.
But first, can we start having rose ceremonies at the end of an episode again? It’s throwing my whole week out of balance.
(Written by: @JeremyWilson412)
I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume.
I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Jade and Tanner’s wedding. Did you guys hear about that? I wish she would mention it every time she is on camera. (More to come)
Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise when he helmed two of the biggest worldwide action blockbuster films, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
I’ve been a huge fan of Chris Pratt’s from the beginning. He’s funny, he’s down to earth, and he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously.
But I’ve also admired him for several years now because of what I’ve seen from him as a family man. Watching this video of him teaching his son the Pledge of Allegiance and respect for the American flag around Independence Day really got me.
2016 has largely been seen as a bad year, with one of the prominent reasons being the passing of so many artists and celebrities. While it certainly was painful to lose talents like Prince, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, and dozens of others, those ends didn’t take away from the huge gains entertainment made this year. It was a spectacular year in those regards, and I can’t think of a better legacy for those that have left us than the tremendous work the following artists churned out the last 365 days. Read more