Weekly Movie Post–January 10, 2016

Keep checking back to the website tonight during the Golden Globes as I will be doing running commentary all night during the show. A couple of hours after the ceremony, I’ll be back with a podcast running down all the winners and losers of the evening.


Unfortunately, there’s no Weekly Movie Podcast for this week. I did record something last night but I don’t have time to edit it which is something that needs to be done with a podcast recorded past midnight (to remove all the dead silence, mistakes, and all the uhhs and ahhs). However, below are my picks for most of the film categories as well as the betting odds favourites. I have been so busy with watching as many movies as I can in the lead up to the Golden Globes that I haven’t much time to record or write anything. Thankfully, even though I do plan on seeing a number of movies this coming week, there will be a number of movie reviews on the site.


Also included in this post are the box office results from last weekend and a list of all the new movies available in theatres and on home video this week.



My Pick

My Prediction

Odds Favourite

Best Picture (Drama)*




Best Picture (Comedy)

The Martian

The Big Short

The Big Short

Best Director

George Miller
(Mad Max: Fury Road)

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Ridley Scott
(The Martian)

Best Actor (Drama)t

Eddie Redmayne
(The Danish Girl)

Eddie Redmayne
(The Danish Girl)

Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant

Best Actress (Drama)

Alicia Vikander
(The Danish Girl)

Brie Larson (Room)

Brie Larson (Room)/
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Actor (Comedy)

Mark Ruffalo
(Infinitely Polar Bear)

Steve Carell
(The Big Short)

Matt Damon
(The Martian

Best Actress (Comedy)#

Amy Schumer

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)/Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)

Best Supporting Actor%

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh
(The Hateful Eight)

Alicia Vikander
(Ex Machina)

Alicia Vikander
(Ex Machina)

Best Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Best Animated Film

No opinion as I’ve only seen one nominee

Inside Out

Inside Out

Best Foreign Film

No opinion as I haven’t seen any of the nominees

Son of Saul

Son of Saul/The Fencer

* I did not see Room
t I did not Steve Jobs
# I did not see The Lady in the Van nor Grandma
% I did not see Bridge of Spies nor 99 Homes


Top 5 and New Films for the Weekend Ending January 3rd, 2016




$ Wknd.

$ per Theatre

$ Overall



Star Wars: The Force Awakens






Daddy’s Home






The Hateful Eight












Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Road Chip





*All data coming from http://www.boxofficemojo.com


Theatrical Releases This Week


Wide Release

Limited Release

The Forest
The Revenant
(Expands to Wide Release)

The Masked Saint
The Treasure


New Home Video Releases This Week


Wide Release

Limited Release

The Green Inferno
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Visit
The Walk

Caricaturistes : Fantassins de la démocratie
The End of the Tour
The Games Maker
Infinitely Polar Bear
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
The Throwaways




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