Yep, the “Pandemic Oscars” will go on! Below are my predictions for the 93rd Academy Awards! The ones that I think SHOULD win will be in RED, the ones that I think WILL win will be in BLUE, and if they’re both the same, they will be both RED AND BLUE. I have left my picks for Best Animated Feature, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture for the end. Let me know your thoughts!
One subject I haven’t really talked about on this channel is that of computer and video games. While I don’t consider myself a “gamer” as I don’t think I’m well-versed or well-experienced enough to do so, computer games have been a part of my life ever since I was a child. I’ve never owned a gaming console (besides a Game Boy Advance which I only had one game for), so my familiarity is strictly on the PC platform.
The genre of computer games I’ve played mostly are point-and-click games and one of my favorite series of this genre is the Nancy Drew series produced by HeR Interactive. The series comprises 33 games from 1998 to the present and provided the market with quality computer games targeted towards girls. In each game, you play as the titular detective trying to solve a mystery all the while conversing with unique characters, exploring interesting locations, and solving a plethora of puzzles.
I’ve recently marathoned all the games again and I’d like to share with you my top 13 favorite games of the series. Keep in mind there will be mild spoilers ahead. Otherwise, enjoy!
Even a global pandemic and the fact that most movie theaters were closed last year won’t stop the Academy Awards from happening! The 93rd Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
If Anything Happens I Love You
Pixar’s Soul also scored Best Original Score and Best Sound nominations.
What do you think of the nominations this year? Let me know in the comments below!
The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film, Luca, has been released! What do y’all think? I’m legimitately intrigued!
Veteran actor, Christopher Plummer, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 91 due to complications from a fall.
Mr. Plummer (1929-2021) had a filmography of over 200 films including Battle of Britain, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Man Who Would Be King, Murder by Decree, Ordeal by Innocence, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Malcolm X, 12 Monkeys, National Treasure, Beginners, The Man Who Invented Christmas, All the Money in the World, and Knives Out. But his most famous role was arguably that of Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 musical film, The Sound of Music.
He was also no stranger to animation lending his voice to multiple animated films including An American Tail, Rock-a-Doodle, Babes in Toyland, My Dog Tulip, 9, The Legend of Sarila, and The Star. But, his most famous voice role was arguably that of the villainous explorer, Charles Muntz, in Pixar’s Up.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed.
In sad news, veteran actress and comedienne, Cloris Leachman, has passed away at the age of 94. Ms. Leachman (1926-2021) was probably most famous for her television role as Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Phyllis.
She also starred in multiple films including The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, The Muppet Movie, The North Avenue Irregulars, and History of the World, Part I.
She was no stranger to animation either providing voice roles for many animated films including My Little Pony: The Movie, Castle in the Sky, A Troll in Central Park, The Iron Giant, Ponyo, Foodfight!, The Croods, and The Croods: A New Age.
My condolences go out to her family and friends. She shall be missed!
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is the thirteenth and most current television series in the Scooby-Doo franchise. What do I think of it? Read on to find out!
Pixar’s Soul was one of the seemingly uncountable theatrical films that had to be postponed or relegated to streaming due to COVID-19. In Soul‘s case, it was the latter. Directed by Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out), the film has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews. What are my thoughts on Pixar’s latest? Read on to find out!
Note: There will be spoilers!