With snow in the forecast for this prolonged weekend, it is perhaps time to start preparing for some weekend plans indoors. And with the 2019 Oscar nominees set to be launched on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8:20 a.m., this weekend is the good probability to make amends for some of the films in all probability to hear their determine generally known as subsequent week.
Unfortunately, many of the presumptive frontrunners, collectively with “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and “Vice,” are nonetheless of their theatrical runs, in order that they acquired’t be accessible to rent or stream until not lower than February. But there are nonetheless a amount of films — collectively with many with local ties — you’ll provide you with the possibility to check out whereas the snow falls.
Here are seven films with local ties which might be nonetheless in the Oscar nomination dialog, in accordance to awards prediction website online Gold Derby, and the way one can watch them this weekend.
“A Quiet Place”
Plot: In real-life couple Emily Blunt and Newton native John Krasinski’s first onscreen lead roles collectively, the couple and their youngsters ought to navigate a silent postapocalyptic hellscape dominated by grotesque monsters with supersonic listening to.
Nomination Odds: Not good for the big awards, nevertheless pretty good for a pair of technical ones. Krasinski and Blunt are unlikely to earn awards for his or her performances — or, in Krasinski’s case, his writing and directing — with the solely potential being a Best Supporting Actress nod for Blunt. But as might be anticipated for a horror film about monsters attracted to sound, “A Quiet Place” has a wonderful probability at landing Oscar nominations for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
How to Watch: “A Quiet Place” is accessible to stream for a lot of who’ve Epix as half of their cable bundle, nevertheless it’s solely accessible for purchase for $14.99 on totally different digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Plot: Acton native Steve Carell performs real-life creator David Sheff, who struggles to help his son Nic (Timothee Chalamet) by way of a seemingly limitless cycle of dependancy. The strong moreover choices Boston native Maura Tierney (“ER,” “The Affair”) as Nic’s stepmom.
Nomination Odds: Great for Chalamet; not so good for each little factor else. For the most half, the awards hopes of “Beautiful Boy” rest on one performer — Chalamet. He has the fourth-best odds for a Best Supporting Actor nod, in accordance to Gold Derby, nevertheless the film isn’t anticipated to earn lots else in the method of nominations.
How to Watch: “Beautiful Boy” is free to stream for Amazon Prime subscribers by way of Prime Video, and is accessible to rent on iTunes, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Plot: After the demise of his father, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his hidden home of Wakanda to take his rightful place on the throne sooner than going by way of resistance from inside Wakanda and from the exterior world. This Marvel film was lauded for creating a shocking world that stood by itself inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks partially to Director of Photography and Cambridge native Rachel Morrison, who grew to turn out to be the first woman to receive a Best Cinematography Oscar nomination in 2018 for “Mudbound.”
Nomination Odds: Very extreme. “Black Panther” will in all probability land a coveted Best Picture nod, with Gold Derby giving it the sixth-best odds to be half of a space that hasn’t had fewer than eight nominees since the class expanded to accommodate up to 10 movies in 2009. Gold Derby moreover likes “Black Panther” to land nominations in Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Score, Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. It moreover locations Morrison and Michael B. Jordan on the bubble for nominations in the Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor courses, respectively.
How to Watch: Considering it made larger than $1.3 billion in worldwide discipline office gross closing 12 months, likelihood is excessive you’ve already watched “Black Panther.” But for the few who haven’t, or the many who may have to watch it as soon as extra, chances are you’ll stream “Black Panther” on Netflix completely free with a subscription, as well as to for $2.99 and up by way of iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Plot: Hamilton native Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a persona study of a 13-year-old named Kayla (Elsie Fisher) as she navigates uncomfortable crushes, scornful well-liked girls, and an embarrassing dad (Josh Hamilton) all through her closing week of middle school.
Nomination Odds: See me after class. Fisher landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy), nevertheless Gold Derby solely affords her the 13th-best odds for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. The film’s virtually undoubtedly nomination is for Best Original Screenplay, with Gold Derby giving it sixth-best odds to land one of the 5 nominations.
How to Watch: “Eighth Grade” is accessible to stream for 99 cents by way of Amazon Prime Video, and for $3.99 and up by way of iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Plot: The story of Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon and the personal journey that preceded it. Ryan Gosling reunites with “La La Land” director and Harvard grad Damien Chazelle, participating in the pioneering nevertheless publicity-shy astronaut, with Claire Foy (“The Crown”) as his concerned partner.
Nomination Odds: Awaiting liftoff. The film’s sole Golden Globe win, for Best Original Score, went to Harvard-educated Justin Hurwitz, who moreover composed the score for his Harvard classmate Chazelle’s “La La Land” in 2017. Gold Derby give “First Man” excessive odds in that class for the Oscars, as well as to a quantity of totally different technical courses like Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, and Visual Effects. But it’s a lot much less assured in the film incomes big-ticket nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, or Best Actor.
How to Watch: “First Man” acquired’t be accessible to rent until Tuesday, Jan. 22, nevertheless is accessible for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers for $14.99.
“Leave No Trace”
Plot: A father (Boston native Ben Foster) and teenage daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) reside off the grid in an Oregon forest until authorities uncover them and energy them to mix into society. “Leave No Trace” is the first film for director Debra Granik, a Cambridge native, since 2010’s Oscar-nominated “Winter’s Bone.”
Nomination Odds: Low. Though the film has had awards success on the indie circuit, garnering nominations from the Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards, its solely shot at recognition from the Academy is for Best Adapted Screenplay, with Gold Derby giving it the seventh-best odds to land one of the 5 nominations.
How to Watch: “Leave No Trace” is free to stream for Amazon Prime subscribers, and is accessible to stream for $3.99 and up by way of Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.
“The Old Man and the Gun”
Plot: Based on an actual story, “Old Man” follows the exploits of Forrest Tucker, an aged monetary establishment robber and jail escape artist who robbed dozens of banks with the help of two fellow senior residents (Danny Glover and Tom Waits), incomes them the moniker of “The Over-the-Hill Gang.” Casey Affleck performs John Hurt, the real-life police detective who spent years chasing Tucker down.
Nomination Odds: Long shot. The film’s solely hope of a nomination is for Redford, in what is supposed to be the veteran actor’s final effectivity (or so he says). While the film acquired optimistic opinions, it has not been the awards bonanza some had hoped for.
How to Watch: “The Old Man and the Gun” is accessible to stream for $5.99 and up by way of Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and Video on Demand suppliers. It’s moreover accessible to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-Ray.