Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hunger Games: Don't C it. (C)

Yuck. That's what people say when a kid throws up on a roller coaster.

And kids will throw up after watching the massively over-hyped Hunger Games. There was cinematography in the movie that was so shaky, it was like a roller coaster. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, but its bad. There are scenes with Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss talking to her friend Gale, and the camera is moving at a speed of 10 mph. And with a film hyped this much, you think they could at least afford a tripod.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cannes + Cronenberg = The Palme d'Or?

So recently the first image and teaser has been posted for the potential Cannes winner, if it's even accepted. What the film has got is David Cronenberg using sex in a film, which is what he does best. I think this may be the film of the year, critically of course, but audiences just might not escape the fact that is has ROBERT PATTINSON! Teaser below.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Allen fiddles in Rome.

So I am psyched for Nero Fiddled, by Woody Allen. Well, I was.

Turns out, the title was changed recently, according to Sony Pictures Classics, to 'From Rome with Love'. Sweet, but sounds like a James Bond movie. It's set for a June 22, 2012

Criterion's June Lineup

So if you look at my profile banner, there's a wacky 'C' in the 'Screen'. Why? 'C' stands for Criterion, only the best film company ever. Recently they announced the latest goods, which are:

The Gold Rush
Shallow Grave
The Samurai Trilogy
The 39 Steps
And Everything is Going Fine
Gray's Anatomy

Can't wait to pick up my blu-ray of The Gold Rush.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wes Anderson to open Cannes!

So its announced. The opening film at Cannes is Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. The film stars Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and two teenagers. Preceding the news is the new poster for Moonrise Kingdom, as seen below. The entire competition will be announced on April 19.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some stuff to look out for come 85th Oscars.

So every beginning of Oscar season, every Oscar blogging noob fellow does some predictions for the next year. There's a difference between what I'm rooting for and what will triumph. What do I think will do well?

Les Miserables
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Untitled Terrence Malick Project (OK, I'm a little bias)
The Great Gatsby
Hyde Park on Hudson (For Bill Murray)
Django Unchained
Thirty Dark Zero
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom (Best Original Screenplay)

Untitled Terrence Malick Project
The Dark Knight Rises
Thirty Dark Zero
The Master

Now, I highly doubt the greatness of these predictions, but only time will tell.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What the Uggie? Oscar cookies!

So this is really old news I just stumbled upon during my work on adopting Uggie the dog, I mean  oscar blogging. Sometimes you find the cutest stuff, and this is no different. A bakery called Eleni's made these irresistibly cute cookies representing key items from each of the 9 former BP nominees. Look!

P.T's The Master coming in October! (Maybe.)

So I LOVE LOVE LOVE movies by P.T. Anderson. There Will Be Blood? The best of 2007! I also love Anderson's Magnolia, the best of 1999. Anyways, the next from the master is aptly titled The Master, about Phillip Seymour Hoffman starting a new religion. From a tweeter, the film is possibly due on October. PSYCHED!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Oscar Opinions: War Horse (2011)

So I'm still pondering the greatness of Malick's Tree. Gallop with me on my thoughts of War Horse. Well, it's my bad that I was too lazy to write some other Oscar Opinions, but finally, I did it.

I wrote a review for my school newspaper, and you can read my review below.

"Have you ever been close to something, even attached? That’s Albert’s situation in Spielberg’s War Horse, about Joey the horse’s life on the WWI battlefield. The beginning starts of almost like an unfunny comedy, with flimsy dialogue and unfitting music. As the war evolves, the film improves rapidly to an incredible war film. The film could be a masterpiece, but the first 30 minutes hurt the film’s chance of perfection."

The stuff is true. What is posted above is 100% true. I hated the beginning, and I could see why people didn't like it, like Christy Lemire.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oscars Analysis

So last Sunday was the Oscars. Am I mad? Slightly. Am I disoppointed? Slightly. But did I laugh? Yes, I did. Billy Crystal was quite an improvement over Anne Hathaway, and I'm not counting Franco because he really didn't host. On my predictions I posted, I decided to list the 8 big categories: Best Picture, Director, Acting, and Writing. I only missed one, and that was Meryl Streep for Best Actress. Throughout the show, I was shocked with the Hugo success. I though it would only win Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Stealing cinematography The Tree of Life? Really?

Anyways, I analyzed the list of winners, and saw that Hugo and The Artist both nabbed 5 awards. The Overrated Iron Lady was the only other film to get more than one award, taking Best Makeup and Best Actress. And I though The Help would be the other film to get more than one!

In the Best Editing, I was surprised with Dragon Tatoo's success. It was snubbed for Best Picture and Best Score, and I thought the music was the year's most badass. Judging from the trailer's, Tattoo looks like it was snazzily edited, but its win was still a surprise.

I did some predictions on the Oscar website, and I got 17 right out of 24. The main ones I missed were Best Cinematography and Actress, and got a 70.83% overall. Not bad for my second year, and last year I got a 54.16%, so I'm shooting for the stars for next year.