Where I Watched it: Amazon English Audio Description?: Yes Somewhere out there, I’m being judged because people keep clicking on reviews of films I hadn’t seen already, and just now feel like getting around to. This is not that. It’s close, but not really. My history with Speed is less complicated. I wasn’t old enough at the time to see an R rated film on my own, but luckily for me, back in the 90’s, big films like this always made themselves onto TV for their big network premiere a year or two later. However, in the case of Speed, … Continue reading Speed
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Brad Pitt, Divine Joy Randolph, and Oscar Nunez. Directed By: Aaron and Adam May Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narrated By: Darren Polis The Plot: Did you see Romancing The Stone? Well… Sandra Bullock is an author who would much rather be writing books about history, but no one would read those, so she incorporates her knowledge into trashy romance novels that are a huge hit, due in part to her cover model (Tatum), who she assumes is an idiot. But when her newest book starts talking … Continue reading The Lost City
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal Directed By Nora Finkshite Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes The Plot: Sandra Bullock plays a woman recently released from prison after serving 20 years, and attempts to rejoin a society that overwhelmingly makes it a seemingly impossible task. The film also explores the victim’s surviving family, and their reaction to her getting released on parole. The film takes these two stories already deeply intertwined, and twists them further. What Works: I know Netflix can’t offer every single one of their exclusive titles an Oscar qualifying run, but … Continue reading The Unforgivable
As we march closer to the Oscars on Sunday, I thought it might be nice to post some lists about the Oscars. For this list, I just took all four acting categories, and picked the 10 people who I thought were the least deserving of their wins. I’ve seen nine of these ten performances. I tried only picking out roles that I had actually seen, but when I saw that Art Carney beat out some true heavy hitters, I had to include him on this list, especially given the general consensus that he probably shouldn’t have won that Oscar. I have two honorable mentions: Marisa Tomei for My Cousin Vinny and Jack Palance for City Slickers. I didn’t include them because I hadn’t seen enough of their competition to really make me feel like they robbed someone else more deserving of an Oscar.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan
Directed By: David Gordon Green
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A lot of big names born today. I’m going to do two profiles today, the first being Sandra Bullock. The first time I saw Sandra Bullock in a film was probably The Net. I actually hadn’t seen While You Were … Continue reading Actor Profile: Sandra Bullock
Starring: Kevin, Stuart, Bob With The Voices Of: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney, and Michael Keaton. Directed By: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin Minions is definitely meant more for kids than Inside Out was. It’s silly, and the material … Continue reading Minions
Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave 2) Gravity 3) American Hustle 4) Her 5) Captain Phillips 6) The Wolf Of Wall Street 7) Nebraska 8) Dallas Buyers Club 9) Philomena I got 8/9. I picked Saving Mr Banks and … Continue reading Oscar Nominations Announced!
Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave 2) Gravity 3) American Hustle 4) Her 5) Captain Phillips 6) The Wolf Of Wall Street 7) Inside Llewyn Davis 8) Nebraska 9) Dallas Buyers Club 10) Saving Mr Banks You have to … Continue reading My Oscar Predictions
Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave 2) Gravity 3) American Hustle 4) Her 5) Inside Llewyn Davis 6) Captain Phillips 7) The Wolf Of Wall Street 8) Nebraska 9) The Butler 10) Saving Mr Banks 11) Philomena 12) Rush … Continue reading Awards Watch #7
I really don’t get the love for Spring Breakers. I thought it was unwatchable. James Franco picks up a Supporting Actor nomination, and Skrillex is nominated for their obnoxious score. BEST PICTURE 12 Years A Slave American Hustle Gravity Her … Continue reading Awards Watch: Chicago Film Critics Nominations, Includes James Franco
The Golden Globes SHUT OUT The Butler. Wow. Another surprise was no nomination for James Gandolfini, but they nominated Julia Louis Dreyfus anyway for Enough Said. Greta Gerwig snuck in a nomination. Idris Elba finally gets some recognition for Mandela. Best Drama 12 Years A Slave Captain Phillips Philomena Gravity Rush Best Comedy or Musical American Hustle Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska The Wolf Of Wall Street Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) Alexander Payne (Nebraska) David O’Russell (American Hustle) Best Actor In A Drama Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) … Continue reading Golden Globe Nominations (Film Categories)
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination … Continue reading Awards Watch: SAG Award Nominees (Movie Categories)
Best Picture 1) 12 Years A Slave 2) Gravity 3) Captain Phillips 4) American Hustle 5) Saving Mr Banks 6) The Butler 7) Inside Llewyn Davis 8) Nebraska 9) Her 10) The Wolf Of Wall Street 11) All Is Lost … Continue reading Awards Watch #5
STARRING: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
WRITTEN BY: Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron
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