The Oscars 2018: My Predictions

The Oscars 2018: My Predictions

Bold signifies who I think will win. Underlined signifies who I want to win. I will be updating the winners and tallying my score live with the Oscars THIS SUNDAY!

I. Best Picture:

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Winner: The Shape of Water

II. Best Actor:

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kalyuua, Get Out
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Winner: Gary Oldman

III. Best Actress:

  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saiorse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Winner: Frances McDormand

**I am also okay with McDormand or Hawkins winning.

IV. Best Supporting Actor:

  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Winner: Sam Rockwell

V. Best Supporting Actress:

  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Winner: Allison Janney

VI. Best Director:

  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Winner: Guillermo del Toro

VII. Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Scott Frank, Michael Green, & James Mangold, Logan
  • James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
  • Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, Mudbound

Winner: Call Me By Your Name

VIII. Best Original Screenplay:

  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Winner: Get Out

*I want either Big Sick or Lady Bird.

IX. Best Animated Feature

  • Coco
  • Loving Vincent
  • Ferdinand
  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner

Winner: Coco

X. Best Cinematography:

  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Bruno Delbonnel, Darkest Hour
  • Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
  • Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk

Winner: Blade Runner 2049

XI. Best Film Editing:

  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Baby Driver
  • I, Tonya

Winner: Dunkirk

XII. Best Production Design:

  • The Shape of Water
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Darkest Hour
  • Beauty and the Beast

Winner: The Shape of Water

XIII. Best Original Score:

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
  • Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Winner: The Shape of Water

XIV. Best Original Song:

  • “Remember Me,” Coco
  • “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
  • “Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
  • “Stand Up for Something,” Marshall
  • “Mighty River,” Mudbound

Winner: Remember Me

XV. Best Costume Design:

  • Phantom Thread
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Shape of Water
  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria & Abdul

Winner: Phantom Thread

XVI. Best Hair and Makeup

  • Darkest Hour
  • Wonder
  • Victoria & Abdul

Winner: Darkest Hour

XVII. Best Sound Editing

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Baby Driver
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • The Shape of Water

Winner: Dunkirk

XVIII. Best Sound Mixing

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Baby Driver
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Winner: Dunkirk

XIX. Best Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island

Winner: Blade Runner 2049

XX. Best Foreign Language

  • Lovesless
  • On Body and Soul
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Square
  • The Insult

Winner: A Fantastic Woman

XX1I. Best Documentary Feature

  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
  • Last Man in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Winner: Icarus

XXII. Best Animated Short

  • Lou
  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Winner: Dear Basketball

XXIII. Best Documentary Short

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Winner: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

XXIV. Best Live Action Short

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Silent Child
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • Watu Wote/All of Us
  • My Nephew Emmitt

Winner: The Silent Child

SCORE: 19/24 (19-5)


The First Annual KohOscars: Streamies

The First Annual KohOscars: Streamies

This is a KohOscar ceremony structured the same as the regular KohOscars, but is set aside for the films that I saw for the first time this calendar year through a streaming service.

Best Picture:

  • The Prestige
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Heathers
  • Fargo
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Quiz Show
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Fright Night
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Death Note
  • Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
  • Django Unchained

Best Actor:

  • Hugh Jackman, The Prestige*
  • Robert Downey Jr, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein
  • Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind
  • Ralph Fiennes, Quiz Show
  • Hugo Weaving, V for Vendetta
  • Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • George Clooney, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Taron Egerton, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Jim Carrey, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Judd Nelson, The Breakfast Club*
  • Kurt Russell, The Hateful Eight
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)*
  • John Travolta, Pulp Fiction
  • Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
  • Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys

*denotes tie

Best Actress:

  • Winona Ryder, Heathers
  • Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Frances McDormand, Fargo
  • Michelle Monaghan, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Kiera Knightley, Begin Again
  • Allison Williams, Get Out
  • Mélanie Laurent, Inglorious Bastards 
  • Imogen Poots, Fright Night
  • Seychelle Gabriel, Sleight
  • Margaret Qualley, Death Note
  • Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Val Kilmer, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Christian Bale, The Prestige
  • David Haskell, Godspell
  • Michael Angarano, The Stanford Prison Experiment 
  • Colin Firth, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again
  • Steve Buscemi, Fargo
  • Christian Slater, Heathers
  • Paul Bettany, A Beautiful Mind
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  • Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight*
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction
  • David Tennant, Fright Night
  • Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
  • Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower*
  • Russell Crowe, The Nice Guys

*Denotes tie

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Scarlett Johannson, The Prestige
  • Madeline Kahn, Young Frankenstein
  • Jennifer Connolly, A Beautiful Mind
  • Hailee Steinfeld, Begin Again
  • Sofia Boutella, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Holly Hunter, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Diane Kruger, Inglorious Bastards
  • Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction
  • Robin Lamont, Godspell
  • Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club

Best Director:

  • Christopher Nolan, The Prestige
  • Shane Black, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, Fargo
  • Robert Redford, Quiz Show
  • Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • John Carney, Begin Again
  • David Fincher, Zodiac
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
  • Craig Gillsepie, Fright Night
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • David Greene, Godspell
  • John Hughes, The Breakfast Club

Best Cameo:

  • Mark Hamill, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Jack Davenport, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Michael Caine, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Adam Levine, Begin Again
  • James Corden, Begin Again
  • John Goodman, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Michael Madsen, The Hateful Eight
  • Jon Schnepp, The ABCs of Death
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained

Best Comic Book Movie:

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • V for Vendetta
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Batman and Harley Quinn

Best Sequel:

Best Remake/Reboot:

  • Fright Night
  • Death Note

Best Animated Feature:

  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Batman and Harley Quinn

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • James Vanderbilt, Zodiac
  • Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, The Prestige
  • Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein
  • Akiva Goldsman, A Beautiful Mind
  • Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Paul Attanasio, Quiz Show
  • Tim Talbott, The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Shane Black, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • The Wachowskis, V for Vendetta
  • Marti Nixon, Fright Night
  • James Krieg and Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn
  • Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, and Jeremy Slater, Death Note
  • Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • David Greene and John Michael-Telebak, Godspell

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Daniel Waters, Heathers
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, Fargo
  • John Carney, Begin Again
  • Gerald Di Pego, Phenomenon
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, Barton Fink
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
  • Robert D. Seigel, The Founder
  • J.D. Dillard and Alex Theurer, Sleight
  • James Gunn, The Belko Experiment
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Shane Black and Anthony BagarozziThe Nice Guys
  • Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
  • John Hughes, The Breakfast Club
  • Max Landis, Chronicle

Best Cinematography:

  • Get Out
  • The Prestige
  • Fargo
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Quiz Show
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Zodiac
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • The Founder
  • Fright Night
  • Death Note
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Django Unchained
  • The Nice Guys
  • Pulp Fiction

Best Film Editing:

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • The Prestige
  • Fargo
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Phenomenon
  • Fright Night
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Django Unchained
  • Godspell

Best Production Design:

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • The Prestige
  • Fargo
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Zodiac
  • The Founder
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Django Unchained
  • The Nice Guys
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Breakfast Club

Best Original Score:

  • Get Out
  • The Prestige
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Fargo
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Fright Night
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Django Unchained
  • The Nice Guys
  • Godspell

Best Original Song:

  • “Like A Fool,” Begin Again
  • “Lost Stars,” Begin Again
  • “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein
  • “Man of Constant Sorrow,” O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • “Pennies from Heaven,” The Founder
  • “Don’t Pull Your Love,” Batman and Harley Quinn
  • “Django Theme Song,” Django Unchained 
  • “Prepare Ye,” Godspell
  • “Beautiful City,” Godspell
  • “All for the Best,” Godspell
  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” The Breakfast Club

Best Costume Design:

  • The Prestige
  • Heathers
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • V for Vendetta
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Fright Night
  • Sleight
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Nice Guys
  • Godspell

Best Hair and Makeup:

  • Young Frankenstein
  • Fargo
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Barton Fink
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Fright Night
  • The Nice Guys
  • Godspell

Best Sound Editing:

  • Get Out
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Zodiac
  • The Prestige
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Fright Night

Best Sound Mixing:

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Zodiac
  • The Prestige
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Fargo

Best Visual Effects:

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Young Frankenstein
  • V for Vendetta
  • Get Out
  • Phenomenon
  • Fright Night
  • Sleight
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Death Note
  • Chronicle 

Best Stunts:

  • Fright Night
  • V for Vendetta
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Django Unchained
  • The Prestige

Best Ensemble:

  • The Hateful Eight
  • Django Unchained
  • The Prestige
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Death Note
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Godspell
  • The Breakfast Club

Best Soundtrack:

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Django Unchained
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Godspell

Special Achievement Award:

  • Tommy Wiseau, The Room

Critic’s Choice Awards: My Picks

Critic’s Choice Awards: My Picks

The Critic’s Choice Awards nominations have been released and here are my picks for what should win in the film categories. Check back in on Thursday, January 11, 2018, to see who won and if I was right or wrong in my predictions.

Best Picture:bigsick

  • The Big Sick
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Winner: The Shape of Water

Best Actor:screen-shot-2017-07-17-at-4-30-37-pm

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger
  • Tom Hanks, The Post
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Winner: Gary Oldman

Best Actress:239293_146_news_hub_198282_677x251

  • Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Winner: Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor:5. Logan

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Patrick Stewart, Logan
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name

Winner: Sam Rockwell

Best Supporting Actress:story_bg_image-2faac00e-29cb-4107-b7f2-fb8_9tJrB8e

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Hong Chau, Downsizing
  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
  • Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Winner: Allison Janney

Best Young Actor/Actress:wonder-cur

  • McKenna Grace, Gifted
  • Dafne Keen, Logan
  • Brooklynn Pierce, The Florida Project
  • Millicent Simmonds, Wonder
  • Jacob Tremblay, Wonder

Winner: Brooklynn Pierce

Best Acting Ensemble:dunkirk-2017-1200-1200-675-675-crop-000000

  • Dunkirk
  • Lady Bird
  • Mudbound
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director:mv5bndi0nju3mtc3nf5bml5banbnxkftztgwndc5mtmymdi-_v1_

  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Luda Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Steven Spielberg, The Post

Winner: Guillermo del Toro

Best Animated Feature:10. The Lego Batman Movie

  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Loving Vincent

Winner: Coco

Best Action Movie:warofplanetofapes

  • Baby Driver
  • Logan
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman

Winner: Wonder Woman

Best Comedy:769341148_5618218526001_5617890179001-vs

  • The Big Sick
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Girls Trip
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird

Winner: The Big Sick

Best Actor in a Comedy:omyvigfmyc082ay8fv6-o

  • Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnarok
  • Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories

Winner: James Franco

Best Actress in a Comedy:lady-bird-film

  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
  • Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Winner: Margot Robbie

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:it-movie-2017-pennywise-bill-skarsgard

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Get Out
  • It
  • The Shape of Water

Winner: Get Out

Best Original Screenplay:the-post-poster-meryl-streep-tom-hanks

  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out

Winner: Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay:Mudbound - Still 4

  • James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
  • Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, Mudbound
  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
  • Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Stephen Chbosky, Wonder

Winner: Call Me By Your Name

Best Cinematography:zz4f1c300d

  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Hoyte van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Dan Lausten, The Shape of Water
  • Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me By Your Name

Winner: Blade Runner 2049

Best Production Design:ew_website_2700x1800-murderexpress

  • The Shape of Water
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Phantom Thread

Winner: The Shape of Water

Best Editing:baby-driver-et00040794-14-03-2017-09-05-24

  • Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar, The Post
  • Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
  • Lee Smith, Dunkirk
  • Joe Walker, Blade Runner 2049
  • Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water

Winner: Baby Driver

Best Costume Design:1491990205555-1

  • Renée April, Blade Runner 2049
  • Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
  • Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast
  • Lindy Hemming, Wonder Woman
  • Luis Sequira, The Shape of Water

Winner: Phantom Thread

Best Hair & Makeup:landscape-1478512906-beauty-and-the-beast-movie

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Wonder

Winner: Darkest Hour

Best Visual Effects:gallery-1469440016-logo-thor-ragnarok

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman

Winner: War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Song:miguel-rivera-4096x2304-hector-coco-animation-disney-pixar-2017-4k-8693

  • Evermore,” Beauty and the Beast
  • “Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
  • “Remember Me,” Coco
  • “Stand Up For Something,” Marshall
  • “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Winner: “Remember Me”

Best Score:the_post_dom_nor_d30_071017_204253_204322_r_comp_rgb-0

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • Dario Marianelli, Darkest Hour
  • Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, Blade Runner 2049
  • John Williams, The Post
  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Winner: The Shape of Water

My Score: 10/26 = 39% = F

Doctor Who: Alternative Series Pitch

Doctor Who: Alternative Series Pitch

This pitch was posted on on December 5, 2015, before the release of series 9 & 10 and the announcement of the Jodie Whitaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. Whenever you read “12” or “Capaldi”, replace it with “13” or “Whitaker”.


I got the idea for this pitch from the news that Peter Capaldi (the current Twelfth Doctor) wanted to do other projects on the side, which would result in shorter seasons. I decided to keep the standard twelve episode season. I’d also like to note that I haven’t seen a single episode of season nine at this time. I do not get BBC America on cable. Moving on…


This season would open with the Twelfth Doctor in his TARDIS. He is basically distraught over losing Clara a few episodes ago in Season Nine or is basically doing something in his Tardis. He flashes back to his time in another incarnation. This would allow Capaldi to appear in the beginning of the series and end of the series or begin and end each episode, while being able to work on his projects. What incarnation would be spending time with, you ask? Well, I’m telling you that it’s a Doctor we haven’t seen a lot of. We’ve seen his beginning and ending, but what about in between? Of course I’m talking about that one hit wonder from the 90’s, the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann. From here on out, I will be pitching each episode with a possible title and synopsis for each episode.

Episode #10.1 – The Eighth Day

This episode would begin with our flashback. The episode would lead into 8 and his companion, Grace (as we last saw them at the end of 1996’s Doctor Who movie). The episode would feature the Eighth Doctor take Grace back to the never before seen eighth day of Earth’s creation. There, they find aliens being created, one of which is the Silence. The 8th Doctor forgets ever meeting them at the end because of a Silence erasing the adventure from his mind. Twelve closes the episode by filling any loopholes with his smooth Scottish psychobabble. They leave the day as the winners however, defeating a plot by the silence to kill Adam & Eve to end Humans before they grew.

Episode #10.2 – Enter Grace

The Eighth Doctor & Grace battle Cybermen, who plan to delete an entire planet to expand their power. Grace is the hero in this episode and we get better development with her character. She shows grace on the Cybermen, allowing them to leave with their lives when The Doctor stops them.

Episode #10.3 – Exterminate

The Doctor & Grace encounter a group of rouge Daleks who plan to destroy a Time Lord embassy on the planet of the Sontarans. The Doctor & Grace foil the war criminals. The Doctor first catches wind of the 1st Great Time War, prompting him to return to Gallifrey.

Episode #10.4 – The Drums of War

The Doctor & Grace are summoned to Gallifrey by the War Council of Gallifrey. The council informs the Doctor of their dire need of his help. The Doctor refuses to get involved, even when being urged by a regenerated Master. Part One of a three part story.

Episode #10.5 – Treachery of the Time Lords

The Eighth Doctor & Grace are planning on leaving Gallifrey to continue exploration. Eight’s TARDIS is damaged by the Daleks as the fight is brought to Gallifrey. The War Council continues to hound the Doctor to join them in their war with the Daleks, begging him to save Gallifrey. He refuses. The head Time Lord, played by Timothy Dalton, hires an assassin to kill Grace and make it look like a Dalek killed her. Grace is killed. The Eighth Doctor is enraged and agrees to fight the Daleks, believing them to be the killers. He is assigned to the Master’s unit. End of Part Two or Three.

Episode #10.6 – Run

The Eighth Doctor fights ferociously and even brings the war to a tipping point. The Master, who is drunk while celebrating their inevitable victory, reveals it was the Time Lord War Council’s fault. Eight already knows what he is doing is wrong. With this new information, he decides to run. He sneaks into the TARDIS shed and steals his repaired TARDIS & flees Gallifrey, being branded a war criminal. Part 3 of 3.

Episode #10.7 – The Battle of New York

The Doctor is hiding out in New York City in the year 5000 A.D, when a group of Time Lords sent to arrest him attack. The Doctor defeats them and escapes. He continues on in a life of depressed solitude, blaming himself for Grace’s death. He begins suffering from PTSD.

Episode #10.8 – No More War

The Eighth Doctor finds himself battling The Master’s unit, who is sent to capture him for his war crimes, when they all discover the 1st Time War is over, but a second has broke out. The Master is called back to Gallifrey. The Doctor refuses involvement.

Episode #10.9 – The Skaro Advancement

The Eighth Doctor is kidnapped by the Master and his Time Lords & forced to travel to Skaro to lead a covert ops group of Time Lords in their attempts to end the Second Great Time War. The Doctor helps blow up the capital and kills several Daleks, however he refuses to aid the Time Lords and further. The Second Great Time War is won by the Time Lords, but a third and final war breaks out in revenge only months later.

Episode #10.10 – 2000 A.D.

The Doctor finds himself on Earth when Y2K, which wasn’t supposed to happen, breaks out due to a temporal anomaly. The Doctor is able to source the problem to Sontarans and moves on. The events of Y2K are erased, with the destruction date being set back thousand and thousands of years into the future.

Episode #10.11 – The Dalek Offensive

Part 1 of 2: The Doctor is forced into a confrontation between the Time Lords and Daleks & is taken war prisoner by the Daleks. He believes he is to die soon, not wanting to live any longer. The Daleks put him on death row. The Daleks take him to the execution chamber & he is set to die, but the Doctor isn’t done yet.

Episode #10.12 – The Night of the Doctor

The Doctor is saved from death row by the Master. The Master (who has gone rogue) has a plan to end the Time Wars forever, but he needs the Doctor’s help in doing so. The Master & The Doctor sneak back to Gallifrey & steal a weapon called The Moment. The Master & Doctor escape to a safe place to use the device. The Doctor asks what the point of this device is, to which the Master replies by telling him it’s a weapon to blow up Gallifrey & kill everyone, that there’s no other way to end it, and that he wants the drumming to stop. The Doctor defeats the Master and turns him over to the Time Lords, resulting in a full pardon for the Doctor and The Master was to be punished. The Doctor is reinvigorated with new life and purpose, but because of the Time Lords reputation in the Time Wars, he can’t save anyone because they don’t trust him. This is the case with Claire, who dies rather than let the Doctor save her. The Doctor dies in the crash with her, but, as the Night of The Doctor showed, he chose his regeneration into the War Doctor (played by John Hurt). Leading us back full circle, we catch up with 12 who is on his TARDIS concluding his flashback & telling us the untold story of the 8th Doctor.

Worldwide Movie Trivia Masterlist

Worldwide Movie Trivia Masterlist


Champion: “The Aussie” Jacob Blunden (6-1)**

  1. “Maverick” Zack Mitchell (5-1)
  2. “The Kid” Jonno Stowell (5-2)*
  3. “The Meme Queen” Jen Kempe (4-1)
  4. “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (6-3)
  5. Lucas “Lucky Luke” Schildbach (5-2)
  6. “The Real American” John Salvi (3-1)
  7. “A A Ron” Aaron Connole (2-1)
  8. Zabeeh “The Poet” Rehman (3-2)
  9. “Superman” Matthew Kearns (2-1)
  10. “The Silmaril” Kristen Smith (2-1)


  • Chris “Skywalker” Dohmen (3-3)
  • Robert “The Hobbit” Parker (1-1)
  • Mike “Mr. DVD” Hanley (2-2)
  • Malcom “The Crusher” Lay (2-2)
  • “Notorious” Russell Howell (1-0)
  • “The Dude” Andrew Hays (1-0)
  • David Crosson (1-0)
  • Tim Wells (1-0)
  • Corey “The Governor” Brown (2-2)
  • Henry “Confidential” Sanchez (1-1)
  • Greg “The Einstein” Weinstein (1-1)
  • “The Butcher” Luca Fallon (1-1)
  • “T.M. Smith” Timothy Smith (1-1)
  • Madeeh “The Madman” Rehman (1-1)
  • Aaron “The Titan” Turner (1-2)
  • Chris “The Killer” Woodburn (1-2)
  • Ryan “The Braveheart” McLellan (1-2)
  • Adam “The Doctor” Schultz (1-2)
  • Chris “The Legend” Day (2-2)
  • “The Freak” Isaac Horvat (0-1)
  • “The Commander” Chris Clark (0-1)
  • Jeremy “JTH” Hastings (0-1)
  • Brian Fernandez (0-1)
  • Joey “The Wall” Morin (0-1)
  • Brett “The Schmoe Stopper” Sheridan (0-1)
  • Ryan McKenna (0-1)
  • Rasika Wickramaratne (0-1)
  • “The Philosopher” Lucas Went (0-1)
  • Jan “The Giant” Engelmann (0-1)
  • Steven “Mr.” Anderson (0-1)
  • Harvey “The Killer Ginge” Dryer (0-1)
  • Frank “The Stat Man” Janisch (0-1)
  • “The Orangutan” Kyle Arango (0-1)
  • Evan “Showtime” DeGraff (1-3)
  • “Atomic” Ed Sale (0-2)
  • “The Dark Knight” Subrath Sharma (0-2)
  • “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer (0-2)

Upcoming Unranked Competitors:

  • Dan Skip Allen (0-0)
  • Ryan Casey Duncan (0-0)
  • Zack Ford (0-0)
  • Liam Ward (0-0)
  • Andy Wood (0-0)
  • Jonathan Peck (0-0)
  • Patrick Ravida (0-0)
  • Jeremy Adams (0-0)
  • Andy Casalnova (0-0)
  • Christian Schelp (0-0)
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho (0-0)
  • Dan Jensen (0-0)
  • Linus L. Babcock (0-0)
  • Maxance Vincent (0-0)

Retired Competitors:

  • Zach “The Sosmaster” Sosland (3-1)
  • Kees “The Assassin” Cornelisse (3-2)
  • “The Wisconsin Crippler” John Macy (0-1)
  • TJ “2 Points” Pelon (0-1)
  • “The Cocaine Donkey” Ryan Conway (0-1)
  • Kyle “The Warrior” Durand (0-1)
  • “Lord” Nate Wallace (0-1)
  • Zac Horton (0-1)
  • Drake “The GOAT” Froemsdorf (0-1)

Celebrity Competitors:

  • RB3 (1-0)
  • Ryan Snelling (0-1)

Special Match Competitors:

  • “The Hobbit” Robert Parker (1-0) [Middle Earth]
  • “The Giant” Jan Engelmann (0-1) [Middle Earth]

*1st Singles Champion **2nd Singles Champion


  1. Team Who Must Not Be Named (1-0) [Lucas Schildbach and Greg Weinstein]
  2. Team Smilies (1-0) [Zabeeh Rehman and Henry Sanchez]
  3. Disney Duo (1-0) [Paul Wulff and Chris Skalicky]
  4. The Death Eaters (0-1) [Ryan McLellan and Kees Cornelisse]
  5. Team Regulators (0-1) [Mike Hanley and Andrew Hays]
  6. Disney Renaissance (0-1) [Chris Dohmen and Jacob Blunden]

Title Matches:

  • Franks v Stowell; Winner: Stowell – Singles
  • Blunden v Stowell; Winner: Stowell – Singles
  • Blunden v Stowell II; Winner: Blunden – Singles
  • Blunden v Mitchell; Winner: Blunden – Singles


  • Dan Skip Allen v Ryan Casey Duncan – September 21st
  • Retirement Match: Evan “Showtime” DeGraff v “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer – September 24th
  • Zack Ford v Liam Ward – September 28th
  • Andy Wood v Jonathan Peck – October 1st
  • Brett Sheridan v Frank Janisch; Patrick Ravida v Jeremy Adams – October 5th
  • Anthony Casalnova v Christian Schelp – October 8th
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho v Dan Jensen – October 12th
  • Kees “The Assassin” Cornelisse v “Superman” Matthew Kearns; Harvey Dryer v Ryan McLellan – Oct. 15th
  • Ryan McKenna v Jan “The Giant” Engelman – October 19th
  • Linus L. Babcock v Maxance Vincent – October 22nd
  • Mike “Mr. DVD” Hanley v Chris “Skywalker” Dohmen; Malcom “The Crusher” Lay v Robert “The Hobbit” Parker – October 26th
  • Special Horror Match – October 29th
  • Return Players Match (#1 v #2) – November 2nd
  • Rasika Wickramaratne v Kyle Arango – November 5th
  • Timmy Wells v New Competitor – November 9th
  • New Competitor Match – November 12th
  • #1 Ranked Contender Match; Returning Players Undercard – November 16th
  • New Competitor Match – November 19th
  • New Competitor Match – November 23rd
  • Returning Players Match; “The Real American” John Salvi v TBA – November 26th
  • Returning Players Match – November 30th
  • New Competitor Match – December 3rd
  • New Competitor Match – December 7th
  • New Competitor Match – December 10th
  • Returning Players Match – December 14th
  • New Competitor Match – December 17th
  • #2 Ranked Contender Match; Returning Players Undercard – December 21st
  • Special Winter Event – December 24th

Middle Earth: Last Man Standing:

  • “The Commander” Chris Clark – (0/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Joey Morin – (0/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • “The Dark Knight” Subrath Sharma (2/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Brian Fernandez (1/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Malcom Lay (2/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Ed Sale (7/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Declan Reiner (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Jonathan Stubbs (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Ryan McKenna (3/5) – Round 1 elimination
  • Jen Kempe (1/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Lucas Schildbach (3/5) – Round 1 elimination
  • Jan “The Giant” Engelmann (9/11) – Round 2 Winner
  • “The Hobbit Robert Parker (5/6) – – Round 1 Winner

Star Wars: Last Man Standing:

Part I

  • Frank “The Stat Man” Janisch (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Ryan Permison (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Sean Redmond (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  •  Brian Fernandez (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Linus Babcock (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Maxance Vincent (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Lachie Skinner (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “The Hobbit” Robert Parker (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Eli McCaig (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Rhys Perry (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Chuck Cherchio (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Matt Thomas (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Sebastian Gomez (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  • Liam Ward (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (7/9) – Part 1 Winner 
  • Alex Wardon (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Mark Boric (2/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Alexander Brandt (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  • Mike Gulick (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Chris M. Woodburn (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination


To The Future: The Movies I’m Looking Forward To For the Rest of the Decade

To The Future: The Movies I’m Looking Forward To For the Rest of the Decade

As a massive cinefile, movies are my lifeblood. I love stories and there an abundance of them coming in the next few years. As the second decade of the twenty-first century begins to wind down, I decided to organize a list of films that I’m excited to see before 2020.

1. Cars 3

Lightning McQueen finds himself in the same position as his late mentor Doc Hudson and must decide wether or not to return to the racing world and defeat his new rival, Jackson Storm.

Release Date: June 16, 2017

Director: Brian Fee

Screenwriters: Keil Murray, Bob Peterson, and Mike Rich

Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, and Nathan Fillion

2. All Eyez on Me

The life story of rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Release Date: June 16, 2017

Director: Benny Boom

Screenwriters: Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian

Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, and Hill Harper

3. Transformers: The Last Knight

The most disappointing and action-packed franchise in Hollywood returns with the latest installment. Optimus Prime returns from space to lead an attack on Earth and faces opposition from Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots.

Release Date: June 23, 2017

Director: Michael Bay

Screenwriters: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Gemma Chan, and Isabela Moner

4. Despicable Me 3

After failing to catch the super villain Balthazar Bratt, Gru is fired from the superhero business and is enticed to return to super-villainy by his long lost twin brother: Dru.

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, and Eric Guillon

Screenwriters: Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul

Starring: Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, and Julie Andrews

5. Baby Driver

A young getaway driver is recruited to work for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Director: Edgar Wright

Screenwriter: Edgar Wright

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker returns to New York where he works for Tony Stark and takes on a new superbad: the Vulture.

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Director: Jon Watts

Screenwriters: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Day, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers

Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, and Michael Keaton

7. War for the Planet of the Apes

After years of a cold war between the apes and humans, Caesar seeks to make peace, but is forced to war by a new human faction lead by the Colonel.

Release Date: July 14, 2017

Director: Matt Reeves

Screenwriters: Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves

Starring: Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Steve Zahn

8. Dunkirk

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Release Date: July 21, 2017

Director: Christopher Nolan

Screenwriter: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and Mark Rylance

9. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Two intergalactic agents are tasked with protecting Alpha, a vast metropolis that houses a thousand planets.

RD: July 21, 2017

Director: Luc Besson

Screenwriter: Luc Besson

Starring: Dane DeHann, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, and Elizabeth Debicki

10. Atomic Blonde

A British special agent uncovers a plot within MI6 and finds everyone is now out to silence her.

RD: July 28, 2017

Director: David Leitch

Screenwriter: Kurt Johnstad

Starring: Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and Bill Skarsgård

11. Detroit

Following a police raid in 1967 Detroit, one of the largest riot in US history breaks out.

RD: August 4, 2017

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Screenwriter: Mark Boal

Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, and Jacob Latimore

12. It

In small town Maine, seven friends come face to face with their greatest fear in the form of Pennywise, a clown that lives beneath the city.

RD: September 8. 2017

Director: Andrés Muschietti

Screenwriters: Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman

Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, and Sophia Lillis

13. Battle of the Sexes

The true story of the 1973 Tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

RD: September 22, 2017

Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy

Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, and Elisabeth Shue

14. American Made

The story of a pilot turned CIA drug runner during the 1980s.

RD: September 29, 2017

Director: Doug Liman

Screenwriter: Gary Spinelli

Starring: Tom Cruise, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemmons, and Sarah Wright

15. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

After a murder case becomes cold, the mother of the victim paints three billboards leading into town with a controversial message for the sheriff, leading to clash between law enforcement.

RD: October 13, 2017

Director: Martin McDonagh

Screenwriter: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Peter Dinklage

16. Marshall

The true life story of Thurgood Marshall.

RD: October 13, 2017

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Screenwriters: Jacob and Michael Koskoff

Starring: Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman, and Kate Hudson

17. Geostorm

I can’t even justify my excitement for this besides it’s Gerard Butler fights global warming.

RD: October 20, 2017

Directors: Dean Devlin and Danny Cannon

Screenwriters: Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot

Starring: Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, and Robert Sheehan

18. Thor: Ragnarok

Hela destroys Thor’s hammer and sends him to alien planet where he fights in gladiatorial combat against his fellow Avenger The Hulk. Meanwhile, Loki is left to defend Asgard and find Thor as the two team together with Doctor Strange to locate Odin, the last hope for Asgard.

RD: November 3, 2017

Director: Taika Waititi

Screenwriter: Eric Pearson

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, and Benedict Cumberbatch

19. Suburbicon

A home invasion shakes up a suburban community.

RD: November 3, 2017

Director: George Clooney

Screenwriters: George Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov

Starring: Matt Damon, Oscar Issac, Julianne Moore, and Noah Jupe

20. Justice League

Inspired by Superman’s sacrifice, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble the world’s greatest heroes to protect against an imminent threat of annihilation.

RD: November 17, 2017

Director: Zack Snyder

Screenwriters: Chris Terrio and Joss Wheadon

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Jason Momoa

21. Murder on the Orient Express

Thirteen strangers are stranded on the lush Orient Express when a murder occurs. Lucky for the innocents, the world’s greatest detective Hercule Poirot is also on board.

RD: November 24, 2017

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Screenwriter: Michael Green

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Lucy Boynton, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, and Leslie Odom Jr

22. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Rey has found the last Jedi master Luke Skywalker and seeks training, meanwhile Kylo Ren and the First Order hunt General Leia Solo and the remaining members of the Resistance.

RD: December 15, 2017

Director: Rian Johnson

Screenwriter: Rian Johnson

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher

23. Pitch Perfect 3

The Barden Bellas return as alumni return to coach the failing acapella team.

RD: December 22, 2017

Director: Trish Sie

Screenwriter: Kay Cannon

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Elizabeth Banks

24. The Current War

The race to create a marketable and sustainable system for electricity between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

RD: December 22, 2017

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Screenwriter: Michael Mitnick

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Shannon

25. The Greatest Showman

The story of P.T. Barnum and his rise to becoming an international sensation.

RD: December 25, 2017

Director: Michael Gracey

Screenwriters: Michael Arndt, Jenny Bicks, and Bill Condon

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, and Zendaya

26. Black Panther

T’Challa defends his nation of Wakanda from physical threats and political challengers in a post-Civil War world.

RD: February 16, 2018

Director: Ryan Cooler

Screenwriters: Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Martin Freeman

27. Pacific Rim: Uprising

Following 2013’s surprise smash Pacific Rim, the world builds more defenses for an imminent kaiju return.

RD: February 23, 2018

Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Screenwriters: Emily Carmichael, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, and Kira Snyder

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day, and Tian Jing

28. A Wrinkle in Time

After her scientist father disappears, Meg and her brother and friend are sent to space to find him by three peculiar beings.

RD: March 9, 2018

Director: Ava DuVernay

Screenwriter Jennifer Lee

Starring: Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis, and Michael Peña

29. Sherlock Gnomes

When other gnomes go missing, Gnomeo and Juliet recruit Sherlock Gnomes, the world famous detective to solve the case.

RD: March 23, 2018

Director: John Stevenson

Screenwriters: Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, and Ben Zazove

Starring: Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, and Emily Blunt

30. Ready Player One

A world suffering from an energy crisis serves as the backdrop for a virtual rollercoaster ride about a massive hunt for an easter egg within the open world of the OASIS, in which a high school senior makes the first progress towards winning the inventor Halliday’s fortune in five years.

RD: March 30, 2018

Director: Steven Spielberg

Screenwriters: Ernest Cline, Zak Penn, and Eric Eason

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, and Simon Pegg

31. X-Men: The New Mutants

A team of heroes composed of graduates from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters embark on their first mission.

RD: April 13, 2018

Director: Josh Boone

Screenwriters: Josh Boone, Kante Gwaltney, and Knate Lee

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Rosario Dawson, and Henry Zaga

32. Avengers: Infinity War

The Avengers face their greatest threat yet as they prepare for impending doom at the hands of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

RD: May 4, 2018

Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo

Screenwriters: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillian, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Dave Bautista, Cobie Smulders, Vin Diesel, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Olsen, Tessa Thompson, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Peter Dinklage, Paul Bettany, Benicio Del Toro, Sean Gunn, Benedict Wong, Anthony Mackie, and Winston Duke

33. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story

The story of the young smuggler Han Solo leading up to his involvement in the original Star Wars.

RD: May 25, 2018

Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Screenwriters: Jon and Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson

34. Deadpool 2

Deadpool returns with Cable for more shenanigans and chimichangas.

RD: June 1, 2018

Director: David Leitch

Screenwriters: Rhett Resse and Paul Wernick

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, and Morena Baccarin

35. The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles return 15 years later.

RD: June 15, 2018

Director: Brad Bird

Screenwriter: Brad Bird

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, and Raymond Ochoa

36. Jurassic World 2

Jurassic Park meets Jurassic World.

RD: June 22, 2018

Director: J.A. Bayona

Screenwriters: Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and BD Wong

37. Hotel Transylvania 3

The monsters are back, and better than the Dark Universe.

RD: July 13, 2018

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Screenwriters: Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez

38. M:I6 – Mission Impossible

Ethan Hunt teams with MI6 once again.

RD: July 27, 2018

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, and Simon Pegg

39. Scarface

A Mexican immigrant’s rise up the ladder in the drug trade.

RD: August 10, 2018

Director: David Ayer

Screenwriters: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Jonathan Herman, and Terence Winter

Starring: Diego Luna

40. Venom

Eddie Brock, a disgraced journalist for the Daily Bugle, discovers an alien symbiote that grants him superpowers similar to the hero who ruined his life: Spider-Man.

RD: October 5, 2018

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Screenwriters: Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg

Starring: Tom Hardy

41. Jungle Book

An orphan boy is raised in the wild by animals and hunted by a tiger.

RD: October 19, 2018

Director: Andy Serkis

Screenwriter: Callie Kloves

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Andy Serkis

42. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The X-Men face a betrayal from within their ranks and fight an unexpected war.

RD: November 2, 2018

Director: Simon Kinberg

Screenwriter: Simon Kinberg

Starring: Sophie Turner

43. Mulan

A young woman rises up to save China.

RD: November 2, 2018

Director: Niki Caro

Screenwriters: Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Elizabeth Martin, and Amanda Silver

44. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Animated; The Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville.

RD: November 9, 2018

Directors: Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney

Screenwriter: Michael LeSieur

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch

45. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

Dumbledore and Newt Scamander work together to stop the dark wizard Grindelwald.

RD: November 16, 2018

Director: David Yates

Screenwriter: J.K. Rowling

Starring: Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Ezra Miller

46. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Ralph’s adventures move from the arcade world to worlds of mobile and internet gaming.

RD: November 21, 2018

Directors: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore

Screenwriters: Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon

Starring: Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, and James Cordon

47. Untitled Animated Spider-Man Film

Following the death of Peter Parker at the hands of the Sinister Six, a young boy named Miles Morales dons the mantle of Spider-Man after gaining superpowers.

RD: December 12, 2018

Directors: Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey

Screenwriters: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Rodney Rothman

Starring: Liev Schreiber and Shameik Moore

48. Aquaman

Arthur Curry returns to Atlantis following his escapades with the Justice League to find his brother Orin has stolen the throne.

RD: December 21, 2018

Director: James Wan

Screenwriters: Will Beall, Geoff Jahn, and James Wan

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, and Patrick Wilson

49. Mary Poppins Returns

The now adult Jane and Michael Banks and his three children are treated to a return from the ageless treasure Mary Poppins, who is accompanied by Jack, a young colleague of her old friend Bert.

RD: December 25, 2018

Director: Rob Marshall

Screenwriter: David Magee

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke, and Meryl Streep

50. Bohemian Rhapsody

The story of Queen leading up to their Live Aid concert in 1985.

RD: December 25, 2018

Director: Bryan Singer

Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten

Starring: Rami Malek

51. Glass

A sequel to Unbreakable and Split; David Dunn returns to superhero duty at the news that a new villain called The Horde has surfaced, and is revealed to be manipulated by Mr. Glass himself.

RD: January 18, 2019

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anya Taylor-Joy

52. The Lego Movie Sequel

A sequel…nothing is really known yet.

RD: February 8, 2019

Director: Mike Mitchell

Screenwriters: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Starring: Chris Pratt

53. Bride of Frankenstein

The second installment I’m Universal’s Dark Universe.

RD: February 14, 2019

Director: Bill Condon

Screenwriters: Neil Burger, Dirk Wittenborn, Davon Koepp, Alex Kurtzman, and Chris Morgan

Starring: Javier Bardem

54. How to Train Your Dragon 3

The conclusion to Hiccup’s trilogy.

RD: March 1, 2019

Director: Dean DeBlois

Screenwriter: Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, and Gerard Butler

55. Fast and Furious 9

The family returns.

RD: April 19, 2019

Screenwriter: Chris Morgan

Starring: Vin Diesel, Lucas Black, and Tyrese Gibson

56. Avengers 4

The continuation of Infinity War.

RD: May 3, 2019

Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo

Screenwriters: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Starring: Everyone from Infinity War + Evangeline Lily

57. Star Wars: Episode IX

The epic conclusion to sequel trilogy that involves Rey, Kylo, Poe, and Finn.

RD: May 24, 2019

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Screenwriters: Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, and Andy Serkis

58. Minecraft

I’ll admit.. I just wanna see how they pull this off…

RD: May 24, 2019

Director: Rob McElhenney

Screenwriters: Rob McElhenney and Jason Fuchs

Starring: Steve Carell

59. The Lion King

A young lion prince runs away following the assassination of his father and returns to find his kingdom in disarray under the rule of his uncle.

RD: July 19, 2019

Director: Jon Favreau

Screenwriters: Jeff Nathanson

Starring: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogan, and Billy Eichner

60. Wicked

An aspiring young sorcerer uncovers a plot by the devious Wizard of Oz and rises up against him despite being branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

RD: December 20, 2019

Director: Stephen Daldry

Screenwriter: Winnie Holzman



Doctor Who: Ranking The Doctors

Doctor Who: Ranking The Doctors

The Doctor is one of the largest sci-fi icons of all time. Everyone who loves Doctor Who knows the greatest debate in the Whovian fandom: who is the best Doctor? For many, it is the version of The Doctor they were introduced to first. I will be ranking The Doctor’s various incarnations. These are my personal opinions and if you feel otherwise, feel free to converse with each other and me in the comments. Without further ado, let’s step back into the TARDIS and travel through my list. I will also include my top five episodes for Classic Who and top ten episodes for New Who.

13. Colin Baker – The Sixth Doctor (1985-1986)colinbaker

Almost every Doctor Who ranking list you look at, you will find Colin Baker at the bottom. I feel bad about the hate he gets for his performance, but it isn’t unwarranted. The Sixth Doctor had the impossible task of following up Tom Baker and Peter Davison, and, while he tried to do something new, it didn’t work too well. He was going for aloof and silly, but he came off as arrogant and sometimes dark. Audiences did not receive his Doctor well, leading to a very short run of 35 episodes.

  1. The Two Doctors
  2. The Caves of Androzani: Part Four
  3. The Trial of a Time Lord
  4. The Mark of the Rani
  5. Attack of the Cybermen

12. William Hartnell – The First Doctor (1963-1966)doctor-who

Now, this is controversial. Hartnell is the original and for that I thank him. However, the definition of what makes The Doctor has changed since the show premiered in 1963. Hartnell was great for his time, but his incarnation is pretty hard to watch at times. He is very grumpy and pompous, but he is also like your grandad. His time in the TARDIS is iconic, but the show and times have changed so much that Hartnell’s Doctor does not necessarily hold up.

  1. An Unearthly Child
  2. The Tenth Planet
  3. The End of Tomorrow
  4. Flashpoint
  5. The Day of Darkness

11. John Hurt – The War Doctor (2013)wardoctor

John Hurt’s secret Doctor is stellar. He really is fantastic. The late John Hurt was a phenomenal actor who brought such a gritty, realistic picture of what a solider version of The Doctor would look like. The only reason why the War Doctor is this low on my list is because he really only got to shine in one episode, where he sort of just criticized the other characters. He made two very gritty cameos in two other episodes that season, but he only starred in The Day of The Doctor. He has the shortest run of any Doctor ever, but he won over so many fans with the limited amount of scenes he had. RIP John Hurt.

  1. The Day of The Doctor
  2. The Night of The Doctor
  3. The Name of The Doctor

10. Patrick Troughton – The Second Doctor (1966-1969)patricktroughton1

Troughton’s Doctor is phenomenal. His Doctor is funny yet serious, grumpy yet happy. The Second Doctor is a living paradox that is fun to watch, but does get sort of old. He is low on this list, simply because I like the other Doctors on this list better.

  1. The Power of the Daleks
  2. The Tomb of the Cybermen
  3. The Evil of the Daleks
  4. The Three Doctors
  5. The War Games

9. Jon Pertwee – The Third Doctor (1970-1974)sean_pertwee_and_katy_manning_celebrate_doctor_who_star_jon_pertwee_on_his_birthday

Jon Pertwee is fantastic. Despite the mind-boggling decision to strand The Doctor on Earth, Pertwee makes it work in fun and interesting ways. This Doctor is entertaining, but again, he is only low on this list because I like some of the others more.

  1. The Three Doctors
  2. Spearhead from Space
  3. Inferno
  4. Day of the Daleks
  5. The Time Monster

8. Sylvester McCoy – The Seventh Doctor (1987-1989, ’96)sylvester-mccoy-doctor-who

While Colin Baker brought unintentional edginess to The Doctor, McCoy brought a secretive, sometimes manipulative darkness to the role that somewhat legitimized the show. McCoy gave a brilliant performance, but his tenure suffered from lazy storytelling and a severe lack of funds from low viewership. He is a very underrated Doctor who was given a shocking end when he regenerated in the 1996 TV movie.

  1. Time and the Rani
  2. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  3. Battlefield
  4. Survival
  5. Ghost Light

7. Paul McGann, The Eighth Doctor (1996, 2013)mcgann1

The most underrated Doctor of them all is McGann. His Doctor gave an interesting new take in the TV movie that would serve as the early blueprints for the new, revived Doctor Who. McGann’s Doctor was incredible, especially in his send-off minisode The Night of The Doctor.

  1. The Night of The Doctor
  2. Doctor Who (TV Movie)

6. Peter Davison – The Fifth Doctor (1981-1984)peterdavison-5thdoctor

Following up Tom Baker was a very hard task. Davison did it masterly, presenting a younger, fresher Doctor who went hands free. His adventures were remarkably told and expertly crafted, with Davison’s performance always shining.

  1. The Five Doctors
  2. Arc of Infinity
  3. The Caves of Androzani
  4. Planet of Fire
  5. Four to Doomsday

5. Tom Baker – The Fourth Doctor (1974-1981)tom-baker-doctor-who-blow-up-bbc

Tom Baker is the quintessential Classic Doctor. His performance endured for years and he entertained through some of the best storylines of Classic Who. His Doctor was light hearted and fun, but was unafraid to get serious and dark. He was the original David Tennant, but with weaker storylines.

  1. Genesis of the Daleks
  2. Revenge of the Cybermen
  3. Terror of the Zygons
  4. Logopolis
  5. City of Death

—–Jodie Whittaker is currently being placeheld here after seeing Twice Upon a Time—–

4. Peter Capaldi, The Twelfth Doctor (2013-2017)peter_capaldi_confirms_he_s_leaving_doctor_who_at_the_end_of_series_10

In his first season, I couldn’t stand the grumpy old man calling himself The Doctor. But as Capaldi progressed, his Doctor became more light-hearted and fun. Now, 12 ranks as one of my all-time favorites. With great stories from Time Heist to Heaven Sent to Extremis, Capaldi shined and it was hard to say goodbye.

  1. Extremis
  2. Heaven Sent
  3. The Doctor Falls
  4. World and Enough Time
  5. Time Heist
  6. Twice Upon a Time
  7. The Lie of the Land
  8. Listen
  9. Oxygen
  10. Kill The Moon

3. Christopher Eccleston – The Ninth Doctor (2005)christopher_eccleston_1

While he only starred in one season, Eccleston’s Doctor was..well, fantastic. He brought a darker Doctor who was still light-hearted and wanted nothing more than to prevent death, even after he had destroyed the Time Lords and Daleks. Many people say to “skip nine”, but that would deprive audiences of one of the greatest Doctors of all time.

  1. The Parting of the Ways
  2. The Doctor Dances
  3. The Empty Child
  4. The End of the World
  5. Rose
  6. Bad Wolf
  7. Dalek
  8. Father’s Day
  9. World War Three
  10. Boom Town

2. David Tennant – The Tenth Doctor (2005-2010)DOCTOR WHO

To many, David is the greatest Doctor. He was funny and light-hearted, with fantastical whimsies and a lovable personality. He was also harboring an under-level of angst and anger that simmered just below the surface. His tenure flourished with good stories and  great performances, but it did suffer some from a very low budget. Despite this, Tennant will go down in history for his amazing portrayal of The Doctor.

  1. Blink
  2. The Unicorn and the Wasp
  3. The Girl in the Fireplace
  4. Forest of the Dead
  5. Last of the Time Lords
  6. Doomsday
  7. Journey’s End
  8. Time Crash
  9. New Earth
  10. The Fires of Pompeii

1. Matt Smith – The Eleventh Doctor (2010-2013)hpm7gqe

If David Tennant was the Tom Baker of the revived Doctor Who, then Matt Smith was the Peter Davison. Having the impossible task of following up Tennant, Smith brought a fun and youthful energy while still maintaining The Doctor’s trademark simmering darkness. I prefer Smith to Tennant simply for Smith’s lovable attitude and personality that just makes you want to be his companion. Matt had better companions than David in the form of Amy, Rory, River, and Clara. Besides the great companions and excellent performances, Matt’s tenure was made even better by fantastic storytelling and a significantly improved budget.

  1. The Day of The Doctor
  2. The Eleventh Hour
  3. The Angels Take Manhattan
  4. The Time of The Doctor
  5. Amy’s Choice
  6. Asylum of the Daleks
  7. The Rings of Akhaten
  8. A Town Called Mercy
  9. A Christmas Carol
  10. The Big Bang

What do you think? Who is your favorite Doctor? Let me know in the comments below and feel free to read the other articles I have around here.