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1st Annual In Morr We Trust Oscar Snubs Nominations

The Oscar nominations have officially come out, and although this is usually the time of year I get all upset about who DIDN’T get nominated, I have found a way for my voice to be heard on 6 of this years awards! So here they are, the nominations for the 1st Annual In Morr We Trust Oscar Snubs:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Shailene Woodley-The Descendants

Keira Knightly-A Dangerous Method

Bryce Dallas Howard-The Help

Carey Mulligan-Shame

Vanessa Redgrave-Coriolanus

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Andy Serkis-Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Albert Brooks-Drive

Viggo Mortensen-A Dangerous Method

Brad Pitt-The Tree of Life

Eddie Redmayne-My Week With Marilyn

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Tilda Swinton-We Need To Talk About Kevin

Kristin Wiig-Bridesmaids

Charlize Theron-Young Adult

Leila Hatami-A Separation

Kirsten Dunst-Melancholia

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Michael Fassbender-Shame

Leonardo DiCaprio-J. Edgar

Michael Shannon-Take Shelter

Ryan Gosling-Drive

Bradley Cooper-Limitless

Best Director:

George Clooney-Ides of March

David Fincher-Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Steve McQueen-Shame

Nicolas Winding Refn-Drive

Bennett Miller-Moneyball

Best Picture:

Shame

Super 8

The Ides of March

My Week With Marilyn

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Drive

So there they are, the 2012 nominees for the In Morr We Trust Oscar Snubs. We will be presenting the awards the night before the Oscars, February 25th, if you would like to have a say in the winners send me your votes!

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Scorsese in 3D?!

If you’ve read any of my past posts, you’ll notice my love for Martin Scorsese and his works of art, but as I left the theater after finally seeing “Hugo”, I found myself incredibly demoralized. It wasn’t that this movie was terrible, it just wasn’t much of anything. I cannot stand 3D movies, so I’m sure this played into my indifference, but if you’re expecting this film to be typical Scorsese, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. “Hugo” takes place in early 20th century France and Scorsese does a remarkable job with the scenery, costumes, and overall feel of the time period. I’m sure this film will find itself nominated for costume design and visual effects.

 

The story line itself jumps all over the place, and it’s difficult to latch on to any one character. There are several characters in this film to follow, and although the use of multiple characters and story lines can help a movie flow, “Hugo” misses that target. Scorsese’s last four films were Shutter Island, The Departed, The Aviator, and Gangs of New York, all of which have an incredible dark and gritty feel to them, as well as having zero child actors in lead roles. This is a huge step for Scorsese to take, and as this is his first film in over ten years without Leonardo DiCaprio, he may be asking too much of both Asa Butterfield, and Chloe Grace Moretz who play Hugo Cabret and Isabelle. Overall I give this film a C+, it didn’t captivate me but the visual effects were spectacular, and Ben Kingsley’s story line was fantastic. Check out “Hugo” and let me know what you think!

 

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Mission Accomplished!

I made it to the theater for the first time in awhile and finally got to see Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol, and everyone involved in this film brought their A game. It’s been 5 years since we’ve seen Tom Cruise as Agent Ethan Hunt, and when I heard that they were making a 4th Mission Impossible, I was a little skeptical about it being any other than a few explosions and Tom Cruise hanging from wires, but in all honesty it turned out to be so much more than that. The one thing that truly lacked from previous Mission Impossible films was a supporting cast that could keep up with Tom Cruise. In the past, he has completely out shined his supporting cast, but in this installment alongside Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Simon Pegg (even though he was in the 3rd) this film surpasses just an action flick. I will add this however, I did receive severe vertigo as Tom Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) and I loved it! It’s not only the best of the franchise but one of the best films of the year. I predict Oscars for visual effects, cinematography, sound effects/sound editing. Unfortunately, films like this never get the nod for best picture, but stay tuned for the “1st Annual In Morr We Trust Oscar snubs Award show” coming this February! MI4 may make an appearance.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Uncategorized