David Harbour’s Hellboy Rated an Oscars Long Shot

For punters who focus on the speciality markets, it’s never too early to start weighing up Oscars contenders, and although the 2020 Academy Awards is still ten months away, the betting market for the Best Picture prize is already attracting plenty of action, as bookmakers attempt to weigh up a wide variety of movies, most …

Aladdin Remake With Will Smith Rated an Oscars Outsider

Disney have hit a rich vein of critical and commercial success with their latest series of live action remakes of classic animated features, and the next movie off the production line is Aladdin, starring Will Smith and Naomi Scott, which is set for a May release.  This remake of the 1992 animated classic follows Dumbo, …

Dark Phoenix an Unlikely 2020 Oscars Contender

The abundance of super-hero movies in recent years, fuelled by the fight between Marvel-Disney and DC-Warner Bros has sometimes been difficult to follow, even for dedicated comics enthusiasts. With so many super-hero themed features hitting the screens, critics and speciality betting punters have also had to work hard to keep up, and for bookmakers, these …

Shazam: An Unlikely Oscars Superhero

If you’re a fan of superhero comics or movies, this is a golden era. Since DC and Marvel took their comic rivalry to the silver screen, movie theaters worldwide have been inundated with super hero stories of every flavour, and it seems as though pretty much every super hero ever to appear in a comic …

Tim Burton’s Dumbo a Long Shot for Oscars 2020 Success at 50/1

Punters who specialise in the Academy Awards know that it can sometimes pay to take a chance on a long-shot contender in the Best Picture market, particularly at this early stage of the year, with the Oscars still ten months away. And one of the outsiders that, on paper at least, ought to be in …

New Mutants an Outsider for 2020 Best Picture Oscar

The 2020 Academy Awards may be ten months away but the betting for the Best Picture Oscar is already well underway, and as ever, bookmakers have been attempting to weigh up the chances of a wide range of movies, most of which have not yet seen the light of day.  It is relatively easy to …

Frozen 2 Set for Chilly Oscar Reception

To parents of children of a certain age, the mere mention of the movie Frozen is enough to induce traumatic flash backs of long car journeys accompanied by repeated playings of Let It Go and endlessly repeated viewings of the icy adventures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and co.  So the news that Frozen 2 will …

Lego Movie Sequel Given an Oscars Quote

Betting on the annual Academy Awards ceremony has become increasingly popular with punters in recent years, and bookmakers have been keen to offer comprehensive betting markets for the main Awards, with the race to scoop Best Picture obviously taking centre stage.  But the movie business is a volatile world and at this early stage of …

Can Will Smith Earn Oscars 2020 Glory with Gemini Man?

With two Oscar nominations to his name for his performances in Ali (2002) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2008), Will Smith is now stranger to the Academy Awards but is latest project is regarded as outsider for Oscars glory at the 2020 ceremony.  Gemini Man, directed by Ang Lee, also stars Clive Owen, Benedict Wong …

The Joker Starring Joaquin Phoenix Rated an Outsider for Oscar Recognition

Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to take on the role of the Joker in a movie that is intended to be the first in a series of standalone DC-based features that will be separate to the DC Extended Universe.  The Jokeralso stars Robert de Niro and focuses on the story of how the legendary …