86th Academy Award Nominations (2014)

The Academy Award nominations for 2014 were announced this morning.  Read on for my thoughts and for the full list. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Captain Phillips

Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies.

You can tell the summer’s over when the Oscar-bait trailers start showing up more regularly.  While it’s not the first trailer of the pre-awards season, this one seems destined for discussion come January.  Take a look, and read on for my thoughts below:

Captain Phillips tells the true story of the captain of the cargo ship, Maersk Alabama, who was captured by Somali pirates back in 2009.   Continue reading