Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Oscar Watch

Welcome to a newly-restarted feature here at Movies with Abe, Wednesday Oscar Watch with Abe. It’s a bit early to be able to accurately predict the eventual Oscar nominees, but around this time, plenty of likely contenders are being released. I’ll be looking every Wednesday at the awards chances for all of the films released the previous week. Chime in with your thoughts on the Oscar chances for these films in the comments section. Also, if I’ve missed any films from the previous months, please say so!

Films released October 28, 2011

Puss In Boots
The first two “Shrek” films were beloved by Oscar voters, whereas the last two were entirely ignored. Antonio Banderas’ character is one of the more beloved parts of the franchise, so it’s possible that this entry could be welcomed back into the Best Animated feature category.

The Rum Diary
At some point, Johnny Depp will once again be an Oscar nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be this year. Depp’s last Hunter S. Thompson project, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” came out before he became an Oscar commodity, and if it’s taken seriously at all, this project may be seen as too out-there.

Janie Jones
I happen to think that Abigail Breslin is making great career choices and deserves another Oscar nomination at some point soon, but I’m sure no one will be watching this small film and noticing her.

In Time
This sci-fi release could be a contender for Best Visual Effects or Best Sound Editing, but I think it will be eclipsed by bigger movies.

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