Review: Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood

Rating

Director
Richard Linklater
Screenplay
Richard Linklater
Length
165 min.
Starring
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Steven Prince, Marco Perella
MPAA Rating
R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
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This Day in Oscar History: April 27 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (May 2015, Limited)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (May 2015, Limited)

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Gallery: Hot Pursuit (2015)

Below is a gallery for the upcoming film Hot Pursuit.

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Gallery: Warner Bros. Summer Preview (2015)

Below is a gallery for the Warner Bros. Summer Preview.

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Weekend Preview: May 1-3, 2015

Below are four previews for films opening next weekend.
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Film Preview: Welcome to Me (2015)

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Release Date:

May 1, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.”

Poster: C+ / C

Review: (#1) An interesting design using colors not typically employed in modern poster design. It’s still a modestly familiar, limitedly original concept. (#2) If you’ve seen the trailer, it makes a lot more sense, but not enough to be worthy of note.

Trailer: C+

Review: A weird little film is what’s on display in this trailer. Whether it’s funnier than the trailer makes it seem is uncertain.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(April 26, 2015) Original

Film Preview: Ride (2015)

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Release Date:

May 1, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.”

Poster: F

Review: A cheap, inexpressive waste of paper.

Trailer: C-

Review: Helen Hunt hasn’t done much of value since she won her Oscar for Mad About You, so it appears she’s trying to write and direct as well as act and if this trailer is any indication, she’s not very successful in that realm either.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Revisions:

(April 26, 2015) Original

This Day in Oscar History: April 26 (2015)

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This Day in Oscar History: April 25 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Film Preview: Mr. Holmes (2015)

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Release Date:

July 17, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.”

Poster: B-

Review: A simple, yet elegant design that evokes a Victorian era, a character’s personality and a wide array of emotional responses to a character with whom millions are familiar.

Trailer: C+

Review: I don’t expect a small, simple film to engender ravished excitement, but the trailer hints at a mystery unfolding within the film, but without a hint of passion.

Oscar Prospects:

Bill Condon hasn’t had a lot of success in recent years, but this film looks like it could be a return to form for the fimmaker. If the film is of the level of equality of his pat films, it could be a stealth contender for a number of awards, including Best Actor for Ian McKellen.

Revisions:

(April 19, 2015) Original

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 17, 2015)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals in the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office that weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best chance at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

None

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The NEW Friday Face-Off #90

We started over at the beginning of August 2013, but with a new, more streamlined methodology to collecting votes. Just choose one selection in each of the ten categories (or fewer depending on the week) below. Our first few weeks were to select winners in cases of ties or in years where multiple categories existed for each discipline. After that, we started going into the full face-off contest where each winner will then move on to a second round to face off against others.

Here is this week’s ten (or fewer) face-offs. So, let’s get started.

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This Day in Oscar History: April 24 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: Best Film Editing (1979 – 1983)

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Best Film Editing Poll: 1979 – 1983

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