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Oscar 2012 Wish List

26 Feb

Starlight, Starbright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish…..

Billy Crystal is funny, I want him to knock it out of the park.

In a surprise upset Brad Pitt wins best actor

Viola Davis wins Best Actress

There is a Muppet sing along of Rainbow Connection, since their nominated song isn’t being performed its the least the academy could do. 

Angelina Joilie wears a magnificent gown.

The Bridesmaids show up and give us another drinking game.

Rooney Mara wipes that smirk off he face and gets rid of those hideous bangs. Even Robert Deniro lost the weight after “Raging Bull” was over. Get over yourself.

Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t make an ass of himself. He was so good in “Hugo”, The Dictator looks like such a pile of crap, he is killing his career.

Octavia Spencer gives the best acceptance speech of the night.

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Best and Worst of 2011

26 Dec

It’s that time of year when everyone is releasing their best and worst lists for 2011.

So here’s mine

Best

Revenge – Ahh 80’s soap drama how I have missed you.

Ringer – This show knows how to set up and knock em’ down. Over the top and fast paced, not quite as soapy as Revenge but just as intriguing.

Once Upon A Time – This is my warm cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows on cold winter night. Satisfying to the taste, the tummy and the brain chemistry that lives off the chemical reaction chocolate delivers.

Drive – Sure Ryan Gosling was amazing, but Albert Brooks was a revelation. I will never view Broadcast News the same way again.

Mathew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer – Showed that he is still the actor who delivered a powerhouse performance in A Time To Kill and all those romantic comedies were just to pay the bills.  Lets hope this is the beginning of Mathew’s second act.

Ryan Gosling in everything, enough said.

Kung Fu Panda 2  and Puss in Boots – I am not a big kiddie movie fan, but these two films have scripts that rivaled live action movies this year. And the animation was mind-blowing, what artistry.

Homeland – The season finale was a cop-out, much like The Killing, but the rest of the season more than made up for it. Just like The Killing I hold out hope for season 2.

Fringe – What can I say, I love this show.

Brad Pitt in Moneyball – This is an Oscar worthy performance, I have my fingers crossed.

The Help – Viola Davis Oscar watch. 

Mission Impossible 4 – This was the best action movie of 2011. Loved every second of it.

Worst

Grimm – I had high hopes for this show, I wanted to like it. It left me flat and I could care less.

Secret Circle – What a disappointment, the cast is unwatchable the acting terrible.

The Playboy Club

Rooney Mara in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Nancy Grace and the Casey Anthony trial

Twilight Saga: Braking Dawn Part 1 – This book didn’t need to be 2 movies, let alone one.

Jack and Jill – Why do comedians whose careers are failing think cross dressing, multiple characters movies will revive their careers?

I am sure there is more than what I have on this list, these are the things that came to mind.

What made your best and worst list for 2011?

Saw 4 Movies this weekend

18 Dec

I saw 4 movies this weekend, Young Adult, Sherlock Holmes:Game of Shadows, The Descendants and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Young Adult: Charlize Theron was very good, the script was a mess, the direction uneven. I think Diablo Cody was a one hit wonder with Juno.  It’s got a pretty high rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so I guess I am just not hip enough to get it.

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows: First of all let me say this, Robert Downey Jr, is one of those actors who has such screen presence that I would go watch him sit and read the phone book for 2 hours.  The sequel is better than the orignal, the story is tighter and the villan far more interesting. Noomi Rapace (the original Lisbeth Salander), was pretty much wasted, but now that she has landed her first big Hollywood film, I hope there are many more to come.

As was the case with the first  movie, the relationship between Holmes (RDJ) and Watson (Jude Law) make the movie, their scenes are some of the best. Brilliant casting adding Stephen Fry as Holmes brother, hope he will be back for the next installment.

The Descendants: This is a beautiful film, the script is tight, it is sad and funny in all the right places. And George Clooney turns in the performance of this career.  He has come a long way since his days on the The Facts of Life and Roseanne. unfortunately I am still pulling for this to be Brad Pitt‘s year, Moneyball was an incredible performance.  George has an Oscar ( supporting), but still he had one, lets give Brad his. He should have won for 12 Monkey’s, Kalifornia, Legends of The Fall, or A River Runs Through It. 

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol:  Saw this in true IMAX, which means I got to see The Dark Knight Rises prologue. And let me tell you, if this is the first 6 minutes I can’t wait to see the rest. I know a lot of people are complaining about Bane’s dialogue and I will admit it was difficult to understand him in parts. I hope that the outcry on the net will make it back to Mr. Nolan and they work this out before next July.  

MI4 was awesome, Cruise does what he does best, action hero, carrying a huge movie. All of the cast are fantastic, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner was terrific. The action sequences were incredible, I was on the edge of my seat, the scene when Cruise scales the building in Dubai is white knuckle fun. Do your self a favor and see this in a real IMAX theatre, here is a link to a list so you can find one in your area.

Golden Globe Nominations – Ryan Gosling Not Robbed

15 Dec

I know the Golden Globes aren’t as respected as The SAGs or the Oscars, but at least someone was smart enough to recognize what a great actor Ryan Gosling is.

As much as I love Ryan, I am really pulling for Brad Pitt for best actor this year. Moneyball was an incredible performance, I said it in yesterday’s post, this was a master class in being not acting.  He didn’t indicate, he didn’t show, he was present in every moment on screen.

Whats really great about the Golden Globes is they are unpredictable, remember these are the people who gave Pia Zadora an award. And everybody drinks at this show, especially the host, thank God they brought back Ricky Gervais.

The Hollywood Foreign press certainly loves them some George Clooney, acting, directing, screenplay noms. 

Favorite Nominations

Ryan Gosling – Ides of March – I saw this, he was good, but he was so much better in Drive.

Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love – Saw this, he was hysterical, would love it if he won this. But he is up against the foreign guy from The Artist and these awards are given out by the Foreign press, sooooo…..

Joseph Gordon Levitt – 50/50, great performance, glad to see him get a nom

Brad Pitt – Moneyball – lets hope the streak continues and this is Brad’s year for an Oscar

Viola Davis for The Help – Let this be her year.

Charlize Theron – Young Adult

50/50 – nominated for Best Movie musical or comedy. I saw this movie and this is very well deserved. Who knows maybe it will get an Oscar nod too, the script definitely should.

Albert Brooks for Drive, I was shocked he didnt get a SAG nomination for this performance. But the Globe nom is good, and if he wins, it increases his chance for an Oscar nom.

The best director category is quite an interesting mix

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris

George Clooney – The Ides Of March

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

And as always we can count on the Globes to acknowledge the new kids on the block with nominations for American Horror Story, Madeline Stowe, Homeland, Damian Lewis, Callie Thorne, New Girl and Enlightened.

Full List Here Golden Globes 2011

Do you agree with these nominations? Who would you have nominated?

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