Here’s a quick rundown of my picks for tonight’s Oscars. I’m running a pool with my friends and I have it set up includes a point system. Each category gets their nominees ranked in reverse order. The top choice gets the most points in the category. The bottom choice gets a 1. Once all the awards are given, the points are tallied and the winner gets the money.
- Shazam!, 2019 - ★★★ April 9, 2019Quite enjoyed it. Zachary Levi is an absolutely delight in this movie. It's such a good concept for a super hero, too. I have no connection or history with the comics, but what kids find appealing about super hero stories and comics is the wish-fulfillment it provides. And I feel like Shazam captures that wish-fulfillment feeling very well.
- Pet Sematary, 2019 - ★★★½ April 6, 2019Watched on Friday April 5, 2019.
- Jackie Brown, 1997 - ★★★½ April 3, 2019Watched on Wednesday April 3, 2019.
- Screamers, 1995 - ★★ April 2, 2019Watched on Monday April 1, 2019.
- The Big Sick, 2017 - ★★★★½ April 1, 2019Watched on Monday April 1, 2019.
- Total Recall, 1990 - ★★★★ March 31, 2019Total Recall always delivers on some good, campy fun. The Mars sequences look cool as hell, the violence is over the top and occasionally gruesome. It also includes the brilliant "Consider that a divorce" one-liner. Always a good time.
- Shazam!, 2019 - ★★★ April 9, 2019