Race to the Oscars: Is Boyhood The Best Picture?

It’s time to talk about Boyhood. The coming-of-age drama by Richard Linklater has been captivating audiences for months with the sheer audacity of its premise: capturing the maturation of a young boy, in real-time and with the same cast, over the course of twelve years. The film is the virtually uncontested frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar, with very…

Pokkén Tournament Is (Almost) The Pokémon Game We Deserve

Today, The Pokémon Company unveiled some new details about its newest gaming venture, Pokkén Tournament. A collaboration with Bandai that’s due to be released in Japan this year, Pokkén Tournament is an arcade game that pits various Pokémon like Machamp and Lucario against each other in a Tekken-style brawl. It was assumed that the Pokémon featured in the game would either be fighting…

Race to the Oscars: Everyone Is Missing The Point of American Sniper

The fifth post in my series examining the top contenders at this year’s Academy Awards. I doubt that anyone could’ve imagined that a Bradley Cooper vehicle would become the year’s most controversial Oscar contender. It’s sounds silly to type, but I’ve had my ups and downs with American Sniper. Even with its early buzz, I…

The Bold and The Beautiful Is Back to Being Bold

Soap operas have had it really rough these past few years. Long past its 80s heyday, there are only four daytime serials on television: General Hospital, Days of our Lives, Bold and the Beautiful, and the most successful of all, Young and the Restless. Yes, that means there is no more Erica Kane, although Susan…

Race to the Oscars: Checking Into The Grand Budapest Hotel

The fourth (damn, I’ve just been cranking these out, huh) in a series taking stock of the contenders and frontrunners of the 87th Academy Awards Disclosure time: I’ve never seen a Wes Anderson film. Much of my filmgoing experience in the 2000s (my teenage years) was filled with big ticket blockbusters, films with predominately black…