The Oscars are hitting the big 9-0 this year and tonight’s ceremony should be full of “Me Too” and “Time’s Up!” inspired speeches, lots of barbs thrown at President Trump (especially by host Jimmy Kimmel who is no fan of Mr. Trump) and possibly a repeat of last year’s Best Picture fiasco as, in what seems like a bit of low-key elder abuse, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have been asked back to announce that award yet again. So read onward for my predictions, my own opinions on who deserves the shiny gold naked man and the folks who got no love from the Academy this year.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60% (Critics) / 83% (Audience)
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua
Written By: Richard Wenk
Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz and Melissa Leo
Studio: Sony Pictures
Synopsis:A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. – (Source)
In recent interviewers, big time Hollywood stars Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch were all asked about being cast in a big screen comic book movie (with Cumberbatch actually being rumored to have a role in the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN movie) so I began to wonder just which characters these stars would be perfect to play on the big screen.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77% (Critics) / 78% (Audience)
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Written By: John Gatins
Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman and Bruce Greenwood
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Synopsis: In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?
Synopsis: A green CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds), tasked with the benign job of overseeing a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, ends up going on the run with his first prisoner, a rogue CIA agent (Denzel Washington) selling high level secrets, when the safe house is attacked.