Three for the Academy

It’s January and for film buffs, that only means one thing- it’s awards season! The best of the best in cinema come out usually in December, in perfect timing when critics, film groups, the academy of filmmakers, and other award-winning bodies are getting ready to award which movies they think are deserving of recognition. So, get your affordable Android tablet PC ready, because if you have missed watching the movies on cinemas, you will most likely have better chances of catching them online rather than on television. 

Here are three films we think would perform well this awards season:

American Hustle



Those who haven’t had enough of scandal-themed movies and TV shows will surely find American Hustle interesting. This film tells the story of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his British partner, former stripper Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). When forced into working with Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), a high-strung FBI agent, the pair gets entangled in the New Jersey mafia’s web. Irving’s wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) and politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) add to the mix of characters in volatile situations.  The film has garnered high reviews (7.9/10 in IMDB and 92% in Rotten Tomatoes) and critics have marked it to be a major contender in the Academy Awards.

12 Years a Slave


Directed by Steve McQueen, 12 years a slave is one of those epic dramas that takes viewers on a provoking historical ride. The film is an adaptation of Solomon Northup’s autobiography. A free man born in New York, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was kidnapped and sold into slavery, forced to deny his education, and endured abuse while toiling at a cotton plantation. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, and Pitt are also part of the cast. This unflinching portrayal of slavery has earned high ratings in reviews and is seen as a major contender in the Academy Awards in March.  If torture and painful scenes are too much for you to see on the big screen, try watching the film on your affordable Android tablet instead.

Dallas Buyer's Club




Another film in the lineup of notable entries that could strike gold in the Academy Awards is the biographical drama Dallas Buyer’s Club. Based on the life of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), the film tells the story of how Woodroof used, imported and resold the DDC and Peptide T after his health worsened from the AIDS drug AZT prescribed to him by Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner). He sets up the “buyer’s club” with Rayon (Jared Leto), a transsexual. The film has been included in the nominees for the Writers Guild Awards, thus boosting its chances for the Oscars.


  1. Great post and very interesting! About to check them out!

  2. I enjoyed the post. I have seen the first two movies. Both include wonderful performances. I have not seen Dallas Buyers Club. It was a toss up between that and Wolf of Wall Street last weekend so I chose the former. I still have Dallas Buyers Club on my must-see list; particularly, because of the superb reviews the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are receiving. Can you tell yet that I love (great) films?


    1. You really love movies Sharon. Dallas Buyers is a must-see movie trust me. The actors were so good especially Jared Leto (i'm being bias because he's my Hollywood crush. xoxo). Thanks for a wonderful comment. :)

  3. I'm not really very up to date with latest movies/music/world in general, haha so I've not really heard much about these movies. They seem great though!

    Corinne x

  4. I honestly have not seen any of these films, but I will take your word for it & give them a watch ;D

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  5. I love these three movies a lot! Dallas Buyers Club is my favorite with 12 years a slave. I hope they do well, but I'll keep the rest of my wishes for my home country movies :) Gotta support my French Canadian roots!

  6. I really enjoyed 12 Years A Slave. Lupita Nyongo has become one of my favorite actresses.

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    Maggie A

  7. Great post I sitll have to see American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club. I'm especially excited about DBC!

  8. I absolutely loved American Hustle, really want to see the other two films as well. B x




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