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Meanwhile, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has a writer, Drew Barrymore gave birth, Seth Macfarlane is hosting the Oscars and Once Upon a Time returns with a vengeance...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Modern Family sweeps the Emmys today... winning 4 Emmys, including Best Comedy and Supporting for Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet... for the full list of winners, click here...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Meanwhile, Mimi is officially the latest American Idol judge, following the exit of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender's (or The Legend of Aang) sequel, has been renewed. I mean, Nickelodeon has ordered additional episodes, on top of the 12 or 14 episodes for Book 2, coming out next year.
Korra, tells the story of... wait for it... Korra, the next Avatar, after Aang... this Avatar has difficulty mastering air bending... and there is a war raging between the Equalists and the Benders... the Equalists believe bending to be evil and aim to rid the world of bending...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
What can I say? It's rather amazing. Although I was initially hesitant about a reboot coz Sam Raimi's Spiderman movies are still kinda new and a couple of them are quite good.
And of course when I found out Andrew Garfield is Spiderman... I was all freaking out and stuff... Not too sure if he could fill the superhero requirement... but I was wrong.. boy, was I wrong... Garfield proved to be an adept Spidey, better than Tobey Maguire.... he had the right amount of hotness, I mean, geekiness and that smoldering thingy that he has that makes him a good Peter Parker... whereas Maguire was geeky but he was also kinda nerdy and a bit too squeaky clean...
Emma Stone... now this girl, I like... Zombieland? The Help? She rocks and she was good in this movie as well... although her role is kinda minor, but then again, all the damsels in distress never do get big roles...
The story goes like this... and yes, it's the same story like the previous movies, coz, hello? It's from the comics and kinda set in stone... Parker got bitten, Uncle Ben dies, Spiderman rages, meets villain, fight to the death... oh, and kisses the girl... but this time, there's a bit of a difference when it comes to the romance...
And the fighting... very cool... very unique... nice... all in all, not a bad start to a reboot trilogy... wait, did they say this was gonna be another trilogy?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Avengers. A movie that all fanboys have been waiting for. Me especially, since Joss Whedon is directing and/or scripting... if you don't already know this fact, I am a huge Whedon groupie... and have followed all of his work. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show of all time.
So I guess my expectations were kinda high for this movie, especially since I watched Cabin in the Woods and that, too was awesome!
So there hasn't been any movie before this that combines superheroes from different movies into one action packed movie. And no, the X-Men movies don't count coz none of them had their own movies.
What I really love about this movie is that everybody had an important part to play, and not just focused on a couple of characters. I admit some are given better lines than others, some got juicier fight scenes than others, but you don't really get a sense of who's the star in this ensemble.
And a lot of the comic book/gaming geek stuff is in the movie, which made me squeal in delight. Yes I squealed. Deal with it.
Since Joss had a hand in the script as well, the lines were fast and snappy and witty and funny. Unfortunately for me, most of my fellow countrymen cared not about the lines. All they want and/or need are violence and the big bad boom. So a lot of them preferred Battleship over The Avengers. Oh well, their loss. I like the intelligence of the movie and that it is informative enough for anyone who is not familiar with the Marvel world.
A couple of gripes though... Hawkeye calling Black Widow 'Nat'... if her name is Natalie then Nat would have worked, but her name is Natasha... Nah-Tah-Sya... and the Hulk got self control during the alien battle but he did not have it on the helicarrier... nothing major though... hehe... cannot wait for Part 2...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Joss Whedon is a name most people are not familiar with... unless they have seen his work... like one of the greatest TV shows on Earth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer... or Angel, or Firefly, or Dollhouse...
But Whedon's name is going to explode in a big way this summer, starting with his horror movie homage, The Cabin in the Woods... and then The Avengers...
Cabin tells the story of five college kids, taking a break from it all and heading for, wait for it... a cabin in the woods, for a spot of R&R... little did they know, they have been chosen for a higher purpose in life...
Some people might be turned off by the two parallel stories... one - the kids in the woods... second - a bunch of coats in some kind of laboratory... hmm, I should not continue, dun wanna spoil it...
Some of the Buffyverse actors made an appearance in the movie... Me, being a big fanboy, was squealing in delight when I saw Fred and Andrew... and of course, the entire movie was like a page out of Buffy or Angel...
Like I said earlier, it's an homage to horror movies... but it is still a horror movie... and a creature feature... actually Cabin has everything in it... horror, drama, comedy, action, thrills...
Not being biased here, but this movie is awesome! Wiping drool now...
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Hollywood (or the studios) has a tendency to try and outdo each other. Remember when Dante's Peak was released? Out came Volcano. Remember when Deep Impact was released? Out came Armageddon. And so on and so forth.
This time, we fall victim (or lucky SOBs, depending on your POV) to the race for box office supremacy with Snow White. The first one out is called Mirror Mirror, starring Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. And Armie Hammer as the Prince. Also in the movie are Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham and Sean Bean.
I don't think I need to rehash the story as we are all familiar with it but they did change some stuff up here and there but mostly the same.
I was kinda questioning Julia Roberts as the evil queen coz she doesn't look or project evil or intimidating at all. But this Queen is more sarcastically evil than evil evil, which works well coz Roberts is actually a master at cynical sarcasm, having spent her years working the romantic comedy route. Most of the funny also came from Roberts' quips.
Lily Collins, aside from having the famous dad, is relatively a newcomer but she held her own. As did Armie Hammer. But we did know he was a good actor ever since he was in The Social Network. But I wish they would have chosen a more sturdier and buff prince, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. :)
Overall, the movie was excellent. Has all the right parts combined. Comedy, dark humor, action, drama, romance... and even has a little fun ditty at the end that was a homage to the Hindi movies that was refreshing...
Looking forward to Snow White and the Huntsman... which apparently is more serious than Mirror Mirror...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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The 84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations announced Tuesday, January 24th; winners announced on Sunday, February 26th.
Best Motion Picture of the Year:
The Artist (2011): Thomas Langmann
The Descendants (2011): Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011): Scott Rudin
The Help (2011): Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
Hugo (2011/II): Graham King, Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris (2011): Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum
Moneyball (2011): Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life (2011): Nominees to be determined
War Horse (2011): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Demián Bichir for A Better Life (2011)
George Clooney for The Descendants (2011)
Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011)
Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs (2011)
Viola Davis for The Help (2011)
Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011)
Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Jonah Hill for Moneyball (2011)
Nick Nolte for Warrior (2011)
Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010)
Max von Sydow for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
Bérénice Bejo for The Artist (2011)
Jessica Chastain for The Help (2011)
Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids (2011)
Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011)
Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)
Best Achievement in Directing:
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris (2011)
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (2011)
Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life (2011)
Alexander Payne for The Descendants (2011)
Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen:
The Artist (2011): Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids (2011): Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
Margin Call (2011): J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris (2011): Woody Allen
A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published:
The Descendants (2011): Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Hugo (2011/II): John Logan
The Ides of March (2011): George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Moneyball (2011): Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011): Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:
A Cat in Paris (2010): Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
Chico & Rita (2010): Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011): Jennifer Yuh
Puss in Boots (2011): Chris Miller
Rango (2011): Gore Verbinski
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year:
Bullhead (2011): Michael R. Roskam(Belgium)
Footnote (2011): Joseph Cedar(Israel)
In Darkness (2011): Agnieszka Holland(Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (2011): Philippe Falardeau(Canada)
A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi(Iran)
Best Achievement in Cinematography:
The Artist (2011): Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo (2011/II): Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life (2011): Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse (2011): Janusz Kaminski
Best Achievement in Editing:
The Artist (2011): Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants (2011): Kevin Tent
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Hugo (2011/II): Thelma Schoonmaker
Moneyball (2011): Christopher Tellefsen
Best Achievement in Art Direction:
The Artist (2011): Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo (2011/II): Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris (2011): Anne Seibel, Hélène Dubreuil
War Horse (2011): Rick Carter, Lee Sandales
Best Achievement in Costume Design:
Anonymous (2011/I): Lisy Christl
The Artist (2011): Mark Bridges
Hugo (2011/II): Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre (2011): Michael O'Connor
W.E. (2011): Arianne Phillips
Best Achievement in Makeup:
Albert Nobbs (2011): Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnson, Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lady (2011): Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score:
The Adventures of Tintin (2011): John Williams
The Artist (2011): Ludovic Bource
Hugo (2011/II): Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011): Alberto Iglesias
War Horse (2011): John Williams
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song:
The Muppets (2011): Bret McKenzie("Man or Muppet")
Rio (2011): Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett("Real in Rio")Best Achievement in Sound MixingNominees:The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Bo Persson
Hugo (2011/II): Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Moneyball (2011): Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, Ed Novick
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Peter J. Devlin
War Horse (2011): Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Stuart Wilson
Best Achievement in Sound Editing:
Drive (2011): Lon Bender, Victor Ray Ennis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Ren Klyce
Hugo (2011/II): Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
War Horse (2011): Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom
Best Achievement in Visual Effects:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson
Hugo (2011/II): Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning
Real Steel (2011): Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011): Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, John Frazier
Best Documentary, Features:
Hell and Back Again (2011): Danfung Dennis, Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011): Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011): Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Pina (2011): Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
Undefeated (2011): Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, Rich Middlemas
Best Documentary, Short Subjects:
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2011): Robin Fryday, Gail Dolgin
God Is the Bigger Elvis: Rebecca Cammisa, Julie Anderson
Incident in New Baghdad (2011): James Spione
Saving Face (2011/II): Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011): Lucy Walker, Kira Carstensen
Best Short Film, Animated:
Dimanche (2011): Patrick Doyon
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011): William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
La Luna (2011): Enrico Casarosa
A Morning Stroll (2011): Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe
Wild Life (2011): Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Best Short Film, Live Action
Pentecost (2011): Peter McDonald
Raju (2011): Max Zähle, Stefan Gieren
The Shore: Terry George, Oorlagh George
Time Freak (2011): Andrew Bowler, Gigi Causey
Tuba Atlantic (2010): Hallvar Witzø
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Quite nice... even the red herring was not too obvious... only realize it when they were about to reveal em... unfortunately, we have to wait 3 more years for the next Underworld installment... huhu...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Ides of March
Will Win: The Descendants
Should Win: Hugo
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: Bridesmaids
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney for The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender for Shame
Ryan Gosling for The Ides of March
Brad Pitt for Moneyball
Will Win: George Clooney
Should Win: Michael Fassbender
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis for The Help
Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin
Will Win: Viola Davis
Should Win: Tilda Swinton
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin for The Artist
Brendan Gleeson for The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50
Ryan Gosling for Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson for Midnight in Paris
Will Win: Jean Dujardin
Should Win: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster for Carnage
Charlize Theron for Young Adult
Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet for Carnage
Will Win: Michelle Williams
Should Win: Kristen Wiig
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks for Drive
Jonah Hill for Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen for A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer for Beginners
Will Win: Christopher Plummer
Should Win: Jonah Hill
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Bérénice Bejo for The Artist
Jessica Chastain for The Help
Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer for The Help
Shailene Woodley for The Descendants
Will Win: Jessica Chastain
Should Win: Octavia Spencer
Best Director - Motion Picture
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
George Clooney for The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Alexander Payne for The Descendants
Martin Scorsese for Hugo
Will Win: Michel Hazanavicius
Should Win: Alexander Payne
Dark Horse: Martin Scorsese
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
The Ides of March: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen
Moneyball: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
Will Win: The Descendants
Should Win: The Artist
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Albert Nobbs: Brian Byrne, Glenn Close ("Lay Your Head Down")
Gnomeo & Juliet: Elton John, Bernie Taupin ("Hello Hello")
The Help: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas ("The Living Proof")
Machine Gun Preacher: Chris Cornell ("The Keeper")
W.E.: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry ("Masterpiece")
Will Win: Mary J Blige
Should Win: Elton John
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Artist: Ludovic Bource
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Hugo: Howard Shore
War Horse: John Williams
W.E.: Abel Korzeniowski
Will Win: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Should Win: Howard Shore
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
Will Win: Tintin
Should Win: Tintin
Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War (China)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
The Kid with a Bike (Belgium)
A Separation (Iran)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
Will Win: In the Land of Blood and Honey
Should Win: A Separation
Best Television Series - Drama
"American Horror Story"
"Game of Thrones"
Will Win: Boardwalk Empire
Should Win: Homeland
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Will Win: Modern Family
Should Win: Glee
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Too Big to Fail
Will Win: Downton Abbey
Should Win: Mildred Pierce
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"
Kelsey Grammer for "Boss"
Jeremy Irons for "The Borgias"
Damian Lewis for "Homeland"
Will Win: Steve Buscemi
Should Win: Damian Lewis
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Claire Danes for "Homeland"
Mireille Enos for "The Killing"
Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife"
Madeleine Stowe for "Revenge"
Callie Thorne for "Necessary Roughness"
Will Win: Claire Danes
Should Win: Madeleine Stowe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
David Duchovny for "Californication"
Johnny Galecki for "The Big Bang Theory"
Thomas Jane for "Hung"
Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes"
Will Win: Alec Baldwin
Should Win: Johnny Galecki
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern for "Enlightened"
Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl"
Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
Laura Linney for "The Big C"
Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"
Will Win: Tina Fey
Should Win: Amy Poehler
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey"
Idris Elba for "Luther"
William Hurt for Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy for Page Eight
Dominic West for "The Hour"
Will Win: William Hurt
Should Win: Idris Elba
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Romola Garai for "The Hour"
Diane Lane for Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern for "Downton Abbey"
Emily Watson for "Appropriate Adult"
Kate Winslet for "Mildred Pierce"
Will Win: Kate Winslet
Should Win: Elizabeth McGovern
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones"
Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce for "Mildred Pierce"
Tim Robbins for Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family"
Will Win: Guy Pearce
Should Win: Eric Stonestreet
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story"
Kelly Macdonald for "Boardwalk Empire"
Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey"
Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family"
Evan Rachel Wood for "Mildred Pierce"
Will Win: Maggie Smith
Should Win: Jessica Lange