Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hobo With A Shotgun is No Planet Terror

Battle: Los Angeles Review | If You Liked Black Hawk Down and Independence Day You Will Love This Movie

Friday, February 25, 2011

Academy Awards Predictions List: Who Will Win At The Oscars In 2011?

The Academy Awards are nearly upon us and everyone is asking who the winners will be. Here is a predictions list for this years Oscar winners:

*Winners are indicated by the Asterisk next to the nominee.

The King's SpeechActor in a Leading Role
           Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
           Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
           Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
           Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”*
           James Franco in “127 Hours”

The TownActor in a Supporting Role
           Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
           John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
           Jeremy Renner in “The Town”*
           Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
           Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Blue Valentine
Actress in a Leading Role
           Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
           Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
           Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
           Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
           Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”*

The King's SpeechActress in a Supporting Role
           Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
           Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”*
           Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
           Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
           Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Toy Story 3Animated Feature Film
           “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
           “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
           “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich*

InceptionArt Direction
           Alice in Wonderland”
Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
           “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat*
           “The King's Speech”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
           “True Grit”
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

The King's SpeechCinematography
           “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
           “Inception” Wally Pfister
           “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen*
           “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
           “True Grit” Roger Deakins

The King's SpeechCostume Design
           Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
           “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
           “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan*
           “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
           “True Grit” Mary Zophres

The King's SpeechDirecting
           “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
           “The Fighter” David O. Russell
           “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper*
           “The Social Network” David Fincher
           “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


Documentary (Feature)
           “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
           “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
           “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
           “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger*
           Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
           “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
           “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block*
           “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
           “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
           “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

The King's SpeechFilm Editing
           “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
           “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
           “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar*
           “127 Hours” Jon Harris
           “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Incendies Poster Movie Canadian (11 x 17 Inches - 28cm x 44cm)Foreign Language Film
           “Biutiful” Mexico
           “Dogtooth” Greece
           “In a Better World” Denmark
           “Incendies” Canada*
           “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

The WolfmanMakeup
           “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
           “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
           “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey*

Tron: Legacy / Tron: The Original Classic (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)Music (Original Score)
           “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
           “Inception” Hans Zimmer
           “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
           “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
           “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
           “Tron: Legacy” Daft Punk (not on the list)***

Toy Story 3
Music (Original Song)
           “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
           “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
           “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
           “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman*

The King's SpeechBest Picture
           “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
           “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
           “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
           “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray Producers
           “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers*
           “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
           “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers
           “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
           “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
           “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Lost ThingShort Film (Animated)
           “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
           “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
           “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
           “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann*
           Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
           “The Confession” Tanel Toom*
           “The Crush” Michael Creagh
           “God of Love” Luke Matheny
           “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
           “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Tron: Legacy / Tron: The Original Classic (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)Sound Editing
           “Inception” Richard King
           “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
           “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague*
           “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
           “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

InceptionSound Mixing
           “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick*
           “The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
           “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
           “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
           “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
           Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
           “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
           “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
           “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb*
           “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick
The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) 
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
           “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
           “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin*
           “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
           “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
           “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

The King's Speech
Writing (Original Screenplay)
           “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
           “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
           “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
           “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
           “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler*

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"The Beaver" Looks Great

Everyone thought that Mel Gibson's career was over. Allegations of Gibson's spousal assault and his crazy rants that have been recorded and played to death by certain news outlets. To see Gibson in another movie seemed all but impossible but then there was "The Beaver". Check out this trailer and try and tell me you are not interested in seeing more.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Obscure Movie Trailer - Hobo With a Shotgun

People have to see this trailer and movie based on one of the fake trailers from the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse film, Hobo with a Shotgun, which was only seen in limited showings of the film.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Top October 2010 Movie Trailers

Red (October 15th)

Let Me In (October 1st)

My Soul to Take (October 29th)

Monsters (October 29th)

Monday, August 30, 2010

MacGruber Movie Review

MacGruber as a movie is less funny than all of the MacGruber skits combine. However, there is a bit of fun to be had with the overly crude film and in it Will Forte plays a MacGyver like character who creates deadly objects with improvised items. The funny parts of this movie occur when Forte plays up the idiosyncrasies of MacGruber such as his propensity to rip the throats out of enemies (Roadhouse style) and the loud disturbing noises that he makes while in the sack with women (Forest Gump style). The plot of the movie takes much from late 80s and early 90s films and Television, with the plot of Uncommon Valor to start of with then later takes on the commonly used Nuclear Bomb pointed at the Pentagon/D.C. thing to sort of keep the story going somewhere. Many of the jokes here are overused, like the how the last name of the villain Dieter Von Cunth’s also sounds like a curse word or how MacGruber always has to carry around his car stereo as an anti-theft method. These elements of the movie are tiresome, but among the few funny portions of this film one stands out. As a move to find out what is Cunth is up to MacGruber and company visit Cunth’s club while parking MacGruber is pissed off by another driver who cuts him off. In a strange turn MacGruber quickly memorizes the license plate of the offending car, but this later comes into play in an odd way after one of MacGruber’s team mates finds a booklet filled first with an unfilled list of clues then page after page of that car’s plate number, written in an increasingly disturbing manner leading up to drawn pages where you car see crude drawings of MacGruber hanging from something taking a shit on the offending car and the next drawing is of MacGruber shitting on the head of the car’s driver. It’s a completely unexpected thing to happen in the movie and is by far its’ funniest part. What that doesn’t sound funny to you?