Random Netflix TV Night: F is for Family, seasons 1+2

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When F is for Family was first added to Netflix I immediately sat down to give it a watch. It was vulgar, emotional, and real, so I was excited to see a second season show up on recently.

This time around, we start as Frank has been unemployed for three weeks and the family has to cope with depression, not enough money, and being at each other’s throats. Check out my full review below! Continue reading

Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film to take place March 17-19

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The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios, with the support of the City of Maple Ridge, are pleased to present a new festival highlighting films created in British Columbia. The inaugural Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film is scheduled to take place at The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2017. Continue reading

La La Land doesn’t get a full sweep at Oscars 2017 and a BIG mishap with Best Picture (+ Full Winners List!)

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The Oscars just wrapped up, and what a ride! Unexpectedly, La La Land didn’t sweep the awards but did end up with 6 (including actress, director and not picture). Manchester by the Sea and Hacksaw Ridge each left with two awards, and the Affleck’s have become the newest family to have multiple Oscar winners in their ranks.

The weird twist? La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner and started giving a speech when suddenly… someone pulled a Steve Harvey and announced that actually, Moonlight had won. I still can’t tell how that really happened, but what a way to end the show! Everyone was incredibly gracious and I was really impressed with that… but wow my stress levels went up a notch there.

You’ll find all the winners below with my thoughts, and check out The Plot Demands It‘s podcast – I’ll be on next week talking all things Oscars!
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Oscars 2017 – Predictions Roundup

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Are you doing an Oscars pool this year? We’ve got a roundup of all our predictions here for you, with who we want to win, and who we think will win plus links to our full blog posts with explanations – check it out below!

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Oscars 2017 – Best Picture

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This is it: the last award. The show is tomorrow where we’ll finally know what the academy has been thinking, but first, we have to make one.final.prediction. This is the big one, that everyone in film wants to win and every award show lover wants to have seen.

Our predictions and further analysis are below:

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Oscars 2017 – Best Director

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This year has a great list of directors who have never won in this category before, which should make this a very interesting fight. However, Denzel Washington who has been nominated elsewhere missed out on this coveted list for his directorial debut with Fences.

Our predictions and analysis are below:

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Oscars 2017 – Best Actress

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When the Oscar nominations first got announced, one of my biggest griping points was this category. How did Amy Adams not get nominated, but Meryl Streep added to her already impressive list for Florence Foster Jenkins? For starters, no one is talking about FFJ and as a much more important point, Amy Adams is the sole lead of this movie. She carries Arrival with a very finely tuned, subtly emotional, strong performance and I can’t imagine it would have been nominated for even half of its 8 Oscar nominations if not for her incredible performance.

However, with that major problem out of the way – let’s talk who was nominated! Our predictions and analysis are below:

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Oscars 2017 – Best Actor

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Although overall a tough race, it seems largely narrowed down between Ryan Gosling of La La Land and Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck.

Our predictions and further analysis are below: Continue reading